Monday, January 20, 2014

Manly Monday

Hi everyone. Sorry for the late post. I'm working with my MIL, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, on her old magnetic photo albums. There about 40 or so books that need to be transferred into acid free sleeves with some sort of annotation as to what they are. Thanks to We R Memory Keepers we are on our way with two and a half books down. {Buy their stock-it's going to be an expensive project} I just really want to get whatever memories we can out of her before the disease progresses anymore. She took the photos and then the time to put them into books so they were of some value to her. I think it's only right to preserve them for her.

So Here we go with Week 1 of 2014 Manly Monday posts. I hope you will leave some love on these amazing crafters blogs. There is some inspiration in each piece for those pesky male cards. Enjoy.

Gram's Treasures

Pause Dream Enjoy

Weren't those awesome? Love the variety.
For my card I chose to heat emboss this Wagon Wheel Stamp by Deep Red Stamp. It's a new stamp at A Cherry on Top.

I used Versa Mark ink and Stamp N Plus gold embossing powder to create my image and after I stamped and embossed the wagon wheel I die cut it out with a Spellbinders circle die. I like to add some dimension to my die cut images so while it was still in the die cut I used Antique Linen distress ink on the open area of the die cut. I love the way distress inks make things all come together. 

The boot, hat and sentiment are fussy cut out of a Die Cuts with a View Boys Stack patterned paper. The both brown cardstock pieces were scraps from my pile. However, the patterned papers I know are by Tim Holtz (background) and The Paper Loft (plaid pattern).



  1. A great card Cindy. Love all the elements and the papers. Thanks for sharing my creation in your manly monday post. Much appreciated.

  2. Howdy from Central TX. Like the Western feel of this. Like the gold shine that the Gold emb powder creates.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Super male card, love the muted colours, thnaks for joining us at A gem of a Challenge xx

  4. Great masculine card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  5. Great card, love the colours and that sentiment, :). Thank you for sharing this in Digi Sketch Challenge, good luck.

  6. Great masculine card and I love the embossed wagon wheel. Thanks for sharing at HIMCR.
    Nancy, DT

  7. A great card! Thanks for joining our Boys/Men challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  8. This is cool and I really like those papers.

  9. Brilliant man card! Thanks for joining in the fun at Ooh La La. Hugs x

  10. Fab male card :-) Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  11. Gorgeous card Cindy and thank you for showcasing one of my creations x

  12. What a great card Cindy!

    Thank you for sharing my card, what a fun little series you have here:)
    Happy Tuesday!


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