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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hoppy birthday

My first masculine card! It was so hard to not throw some pink in here! This cute little frog is from Inky Antics Honeypop Stamps.  I actually  haven't used the honeypop paper yet on the cards. Next time.  I colored in this froggy with my promarkers.  I added some brown flock to the cat tails.  I just love flocking powder. It really brings life and texture to the cards. It's my favorite way to add some texture to the cards.  I added an adorable bow and three pearls down the side because even masculine cards can have a little bling.  I used my stamping up punches on the sentiment.  All the papers were from my stash.  I used one of my new border dies along the edge for the scallops.  I had more fun than I thought I would making this masculine card.  I normally avoid them because let's face it, I love pink! I followed the sketch at Designed2delight for the card layout.

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Designed2delight -- sketch
The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge 14
MIM #154
Card Mania #27 fave embell
The Cutie Pie Challenge 51 Anything
Challenges4everybody Challenge 27
Craft room challenge something new
Let's craft and create challenge 77 animals
Inky Impressions Challenge Masculine
Penny's paper-crafty challenge 141
Crafting with dragonflies challenge 9
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 58
Paper Crafting journey anything goes
ART Card Challenge 11 anything
Pattie's Creations Challenge 74
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 198
2 Sisters Challenge blog 158
Send a smile 4 kids animals
A gem of a challenge something b = bow
OneCrazyStamper August birthday challenge
Great Impressions August Challenge square card
Natalie and Amy Challenge and DT



  1. How fun! This is a GREAT masculine card! I too have a hard time not junking them up with foo-foo girly-items, but you rocked it! Thanks for playing along with us for the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday for a *new* challenge too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  2. This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  3. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  4. How adorable! I love your cute frog, he made me smile! What a great paper combo too, super job. Thanx so much for joining us at A.R.T. for our Anything Goes challenge. We hope you join us again soon. Joanne

  5. Male cards are always a bit tricky, it's ribbon I always want to add lol, yours is a great guy card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  6. You did well to hold off with the pink - this is a great card and the colours are really well co-ordinated. Are you one of our followers? You need to be a follower to be eligible for a prize. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our male card/Father's Day challenge.

  7. thank you for sharing your card with us for our latest challenge at LCC, it looks fab!

  8. Thank you for sharing your cute card with us at Inky Impressions "For a Man" challenge this week

    hugs Vicky x

  9. Cute card
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  10. Thanks for joining us this week at Inky Impressions! What acute froggy:) Hugs E

  11. HI,fabulous first man card! Cute frog image!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  12. Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our male card/father's day challenge! Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  13. This is such a cute card. Thanks for playing along at Natalie and Amy's this month. Hugs Sheryl xx

  14. A great image. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. xx

  15. Thanks so much for sharing your great masculine card with us at Craft-Room..they are tricky but you've done a fab job!!..Esther xx

  16. Cute, cute card! Your little frog is adorable and I love the colors you chose.

    Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!

  17. Hello Erin, I know how hard it can be to create masculine cards. Cards for girls seem so easy, guess it's because we are girls. lol.

    You did a great job on this masculine card. I know plenty of guys that would love it.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  18. Great guy card, love the colours, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  19. Cute image! Love the guy colors! Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations ATG Challenge! Nancy - DT

  20. Could not find your email details, please contact me on thegrasslady (at) gmail (dot) com. We would love to have you as a GDT over at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  21. Great card and lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!
    Hugs, Iwona