Thursday, July 11, 2013

Girly Girls and Macho Mania Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the July Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop. Are you having a good time on the blog hop so far??

If you arrived here from Dawn Bennett's blog then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for all the details. Leaving comments on everyone's blog will make you eligible for great prizes this month. Prizes to be awarded are:

  • one grand prize (the stamp set of your choice)
  • 3 hidden prizes on 3 different designers blogs.(We don't know where the prizes are hidden, so make sure to comment on each blog!!)

In case you get lost along the way, here are the designers this month in the blog hop.

** Anne Temple  ** Karin Martin **
** Brigita Skopas ** Dawn Bennett  ** Barbara Bruder (that's me) **
 ** Shanna Sands ** Julie Zippel **  Shona Erlenborn **
** Jackie Smith  ** Marie Berquist  **  Brenda Smalle **

Our theme this month is Girly Girls and Macho Men. Hope you are being inspired and getting some great ideas. Since we all seem to have trouble coming up with cards for men, I decided to tackle the man theme.

My first card, for the soccer player, has a chalkboard background.  Soccer stamp set 504 is new and if you have kids that play soccer(and what kid doesn't these days ) this is a set that you will want to pick up. It will be perfect for those scrapbook layouts as well as birthday cards and so many other things.


Well I have made a card for the younger "man" of the house, so now lets focus on the grown up man of the house. A lot of men love those antique cars, so, this will be a set you will want to add to your stash as well. 


These old cars are so cool and most guys just love them. These cars are in set 285 1900 Cars

Let me show you each of the cars I used, a little closer.



Aren't these images great!!! 

click here for the instructions for the soccer card
click here for instructions for the antique car card

It's time to hop over to the ever talented Shanna's blog to check out what she has designed with you in mind.

Don't forget to leave a comment, to be eligible for the prize
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43 comments:

Brenda said...

Love the soccer card, but especially love the "steam punky" look of card number two !!!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are great looking. Love the chalkboard background for the first one and the embossed background on the second.

Gita said...

Love the chalkboard look of the first one and the 2nd is very cool...love the embossed silver behind the cars. I "need" that one. :-) ok...off to bed...gotta get up and head out to the expo here in Atlanta.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the chalkboard effect and all the details as well.

SusanH said...

I like the soccer card but I have to say my favs would be those old jalopies!! Love the old cars...

Julie Z said...

Fabulous Barbara! Love 'em both!! What boy wouldn't love getting that great soccer card! And your oldies but goodies card is really fun!

Gina said...

I love both the cards. Thanks for the ideas Barb. Men cards are always so hard to make.

Katy said...

These are so awesome! Love the chalkboard in the first card and all of the glittery gears in the 2nd! :) Thank you for the fabulous inspiration! :)

Donna Maligno said...

Incredible job on both cards, Barb! Love the blackboard technique and also love the shone on the second card. Both wonderful guy cards which we know can be daunting.

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful masculine design elements on your cards, Barbara with a great use of bright colors, too. Your chalk board card is very cute - I like that it is not stark black, but looks really chalked. It is hard for me to make men's cards. hugs, de

Rose Wilson said...

LOVE the cars so cool and all the metal looking very nice Thanks

christi said...

wow, barbara, you realy captured both the old and young in your cards today. great job with the chalkboard card. i love all the old cars with the gears and such in the more mature card,lol.

Anonymous said...

Love your use of the gears on the left side of the card.
Like the chalkboard look on the soccer card.
thanks for sharing your idea with us.
Linda Gibb

NanaConnie said...

Both of these cards are terrific masculine cards, Barbara! Love those classic cars and the embossed background is just perfect. Love the shiny cogs and gears.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your masculine cards. Sports and cars are always great subject matter for our guys!

Shanna Shands said...

Love your masculine set!!!! That sock field is awesome!!!

namabear said...

Like your soccer chalk board but luv your oldies but goodies Awesome cards Barbara thanks for sharing.

Dianne Potter said...

I'm definitely going to have to remember the chalkboard card stock. It was perfect for the soccer card. But, I especially like to old cars card. Perfect for any man. Using the diamond plate embossing and the cog punch are great. I'm going to have to find that cog punch. Thank you for sharing.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both terrific cards.

NWFlamingo said...

I especially like the cars and gears. I don't know any soccer players or fans.

Pat Garvin said...

2 very masculine cards.

Janet said...

Clever idea of a chalkboard background for the soccer player. What "older" male wouldn't love those antique cars?

carrie said...

Both are great male cards, butI really like the second one with the cars. The colors are just right for any man and every man loves vintage cars.

Mickie said...

Both are great for the guys. I don't have a soccer player but know someone who would love the cars.

Jean Bullock said...

Great job on both cards. I especially love the antique car card. Love the industrial embossing behind the stamped images. Very cool.

Pamela Selinski said...

Both cards are wonderful. Thanks so much for the inspiration for masculine cards. It is difficult for me to come up with masculine cards so I appreciate the ideas that you have provided.

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are awesome Barb! Love both backgrounds!That chalk board is fabulous and love all the cogs in the second one!

Ann w said...

Great cards. Like the chalk board and the old cars .

Natasha said...

loving the masculine look of these two hun

Candy Meyers said...

Great macho cards. I'd think any man would be blown away with these cards.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Janet Mack said...

Love the antique car card. Great for the car lover.

Anita Braddock said...

What cool cards love the old cars. love the embossing and the details that are in each card is super Awesome. thanks for sharing.

Winterseve said...

The soccor card would be perfect for my couson who plays soccor.! Love the black and white background. The cars card is my favorite! Wouldn't have Thought to pair the gears with the cars set! Love it!

Penny Ockey said...

Great cards! Soccer card is great for the boys and I love the cars! The background and the colors - Perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Karenladd said...

Great masculine cards and I LOVE the soccer one with the white stamped net!

Karin said...

I haven't tried the chalkboard technique yet, but this looks amazing! Wonderful masculine look on the group of auto cards! Love the embossing :)

Anonymous said...

I am always looking for cards for men, thanks for the great ideas, love them all.
Barbara Mitchel

elf1023 said...

Both cards are great, but love the antique cars, and i have them!! How cool.

Pat K said...

Clever cards! Love the chalkboard technique and the old fashined car
looK!

Roseanna C said...

Love your cards thanks for the ideas!

AuntDi said...

Love the chalkboard effect! I really love the old cars though. I can see myself using those over and over. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Great cards Barbara! I really like the chalkboard effect on the soccer card and I love the metal and gears with the vintage autos.

dmbennett said...

Awesome manly cards. Really love the old cars card.

Dawn