Tuesday, June 17, 2014


This week the challenge at Cardz4Guys is


My attempt at an anniversary gift box.  Happy Anniversary is on the inside

This was made entirely from scraps, except the wooden tag which I've had in my stash for years, and the ribbon was a salvage from another project.
Would love to see how the theme inspires you.  

BUT REMEMBER - it has to be for a guy!

Other considerations provided by:

DL ART Thankful Thursday ~ anything goes/masculine
Crafting When We Can ~ use scraps and nothing new
Sunday Stamper ~ pretty paper

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Boy Birthday

This weeks challenge at Cardz4Guys is


Simply put make a card for a child - but make sure it's a boy child - and link up.

Here's my creation

Other considerations provided by:

2 Cute Ink Challenge ~ birthday
Crafting from the Heart ~ anything goes
Love to Create ~ make it for the kids
A Little Bit Crafty ~ child's play

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Butterfly hello

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Had time to play along with a challenge I've wanted to try.  

This is the sketch at  

and my card
(thanks Angela for the helpful tips)

Time to prepare for the work week :(

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Happy Father's Day

We are celebrating 


at Cardz4Guys this week.

My card if very CAS.  I used a star die cut layered on a white card base and added a couple of gears and a sequin from my stash, sentiment is Stampendous.

I know lots of you are in need of a Dad's day card or a card for THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE  so why not join our challenge and you just may win a Guest Designer spot on the blog, read all the details HERE.

Other considerations provided by:

 Crafting from the Heart ~ always anything goes (closed)
Digi Sketch Challenge ~ use a stamp and/or sketch (I used a wood mount stamp) (closed)
Eureka Stamps ~ Father's day (closed)
Clear It Out ~ Father's Day/Male, stash:  stars

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Note Pad

Hope all US bloggers enjoyed the Memorial Day celebrations yesterday.  Thanks to all who serve and have served in the armed forces.  I am not from a military family but I am grateful for the freedoms we are afforded from those that serve.

The new challenge at Cardz4Guys is 

Recipe 1+2+3

We want to see any combo of 
1 of something
2 of something 
3 of something.

My project is a note pad cover for a 5x8 note pad. 

Unfortunately I wrote down the instructions but didn't write down the link :(

I used 1 sentiment, 2 dps and 3 washi tapes

Here's a close up of the sentiment and it reads: 
trust in your potential, enjoy the process, try something new, explore possibilities, but most of all believe

 Need more practice with the heat embossing

Here is the inside that has a pocket for a card, calculator, pen,  hand-outs, etc.  My pocket holds a card

and you see how it fits right into the pocket

Hope you play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


This week the challenge at Cardz4Guys is 


We want you to have moving parts on your card/projects.  This can be a waterfall, penny slider,  magic slider, action wobbles or just about anything that moves.
My card was inspired from THIS card I CASed from ~amy~

Hope you decide to play along with us this week.  Remember we are a challenge blog for guys so no frilly additions....

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Journey

 This week at Cardz4Guys the challenge is


Funny story:  I used to collect lighthouses and have always adored the nautical theme on towels and rugs and other things like that.  When I went thru my craft supplies I could not find anything with a nautical feel to it.  Finally there was a calendar I had been saving with mini lighthouses, so I cut one, found (what I think) is a suitable background piece, added a Heidi Swapp banner, WeR Memories rub-on sentiment, a couple of brads and there you have it.  Since pirates and ships are (to me) sometimes "tattered looking" I added some distressing to the edges.

I do hope you find time to play along with us.  This challenge blog has really gotten me into doing more and more male cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bingo anyone?

As you may have guessed, the new challenge at Cardz4Guys is


Here is the bingo card







Die Cut



You can choose your line - vertical, horizontal or diagonal and use only the three items (with the exception of patterned paper) and state you three items.  For instance, if you choose brads, image and blue, do not include a sentiment

I have chosen embossing, sentiment and button(s)

Can't wait to see your creations.
Other considerations provided by:

ABC Challenge ~ K for keep it simple
Card Mania Challenge ~ emboss it
Stamps & Fun = Creativity ~ birthday

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Welcome to Cardz4Guys challenge 16.  This week the theme is


MME dp; Heidi Swapp clock and star; sentiment unknown

The possibilities for this one is endless, just remember it has to be for a GUY!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sending happy thoughts

Playing along with Kraft Outlet challenge which is Rain and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Juniper Berry dp; sentiment TPC Studios; EK Success border punch; Spellbinders label die; butterfly veneer and blue diamond from my stash

 Thanks for stopping by!