Wednesday, April 22, 2009

a MANLY card.

First up, I rode seven miles on my bike yesterday. That probably does not sound like a lot to riders, but I promise we did 10 major hills. Hills kill. I did enjoy the time with my husband, and the fact that he was proud of me for adding two miles on my fourth real ride (Chase did 25 miles Saturday so he's practically a pro... um but he did fall over again...shhh... don't tell that I told).

I also have an official announcement. I am now officially an adult. I know I don't really feel like one, but this week Chase and I met with our accountant and will be refinancing our house. Those two things make you an official adult (just in case you were wondering).

I do have a card to share. I'm not a big fan of manly cards. It's mainly because I feel so limited, so it's always a challenge. Here's what I came up with using Men of Life from Papertrey Ink.What I do love about this card is that I figured out a way to use a button and ribbon. Well, it's hemp but that counts right. My favorite part is the braided hemp. I think it adds a fun touch.

Stamps: Men of Life
Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Chcolate Chip, Stamper's Select White, Old Olive
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy, White Craft
Hemp and a Basic Grey Button

7 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

I have told you once before that I like this card. You did a good job of making it manly!!

Lynnette said...

That is an awesome card especially for a man. It's always tough to do manly cards (and not always as much fun to make, IMHO). Have a goodie!

Christina said...

I hear ya! Manly cards aren't my favorite either! You did such a great job on this card! That's awesome that you are biking. Seven miles is a lot with tough hills! You go girl!

Lynnette said...

Hi again, Great job on the biking. I need to get out there and exercise.

I have left a little something for you at my blog, so when you get a chance, please pop on over!

Karen said...

Congrats on your ride! :>
I like how your card came out! I really like the Not Quite Navy with the Old Olive and those sails are fab! :>

Purple D said...

Beautiful card! Streamline overall, but lovely details up close! :-)

~kelly marie~ said...

This is a great manly card! It is so funny because I just blogged about what a hard time I have with guy cards. It is hard! You did a great job!