4.06.2013

Howdy, Pard'ner!



Happy Weekend, all!
It's a whole lot rainy and yucky here in Miami, 
but onward we roll with the kid's weekend activities ;)

And I'm still moving along with my personal challenge this year
to "Use Every Stamp" as per the MCC challenge.
It's almost my BIL's birthday and I wanted to make a card
to reflect him, which is hard, since he does 'one of each!' 
He's raised and trained quarter horses for many years now, as well as did his fair share of rodeoing in the past :)  So I thought inking up my Bronc Buster stamp set would be fitting - keeping it pretty basic as he won't mind - LOL! 
As a confirmed batchelor (unlike his brother - my dh - with 4 kids!), he'll be tickled to see a card from his "olden days" :)   




Both images are stamped in Early Expresso ink from SU!
as well as the dsp - Western Sky from my hoarded stashed pile :)
I kept the embellishments to the bare minimum as I didn't want to 
add any flowers or over embellish it.  I added some hemp cord and hemp ribbon to give it that 'western' feel.  

And that's about it from me today!
Have a great weekend, friends!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

27 comments:

  1. Terrific card for a man and great colors too! Love your use of the button and hemp ribbon!

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  2. Great masculine card! He's going to love it!!! I'm working through using my stamps too...fun isn't it? Oh - and you asked about the Orange Blossom Cake...here's the recipe: Get in the car and drive to Leaches Sweets & Meats in Barberton Ohio. LOL!! Yep - I bought it. But it would be simple to make - yellow cake with a thin lemon filling (3 layers) - you could use lemon curd - frost with orange frosting and put coconut around the sides....voila! Orange Blossom Cake!

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  3. Great card! I am sitting here watching the Pioneer Woman with all her buys and the horses, and you captured a great feel on this card. Hope BIL has a great birthday!

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  4. Kelly, this is such a fun card. I especially like the way you did the button/trim. Nice!!! I'm sure your BIL will appreciate your card!

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  5. Whoo hoo Kelly! Beautiful colors AND Stampin' Up! stamps. Your BIL will love this card. :-)

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  6. oh wow...what a great way to embellish and combine embellishments!

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  7. ooh. I have that stamp set. loooove! great colors and I adore the burlap with the button in the corner. :)

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  8. Great card, Kelly! A perfect mix of blue and brown, on the dsimple side, but enough special touches to add 'love' in.
    The Bronc Buster set is a fave of one of my daughters. Hmmmm...I'm thinking we haven't inked that one up for a while, either. Better go clear a spot on the scrappin desk! =)

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  9. This is a great masculine card Kelly - love the embellishments - they complement it beautifully.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. You made the perfect card for your BIL. I love how you combined the ribbon and button!

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  11. Whoa! LOVE it! I need this stamp set too
    Lynn

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  12. I love this card- and the great colors you used- the embellishment with the cord and button is a perfect accent too. How sweet to make him a card so personalized : )

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  13. Fabulous masculine card! Your BIL will love it! Love the colors and the torn edge on the bottom. Great job Kelly! Hope the rain takes a break soon out there! :)

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  14. Fabulous papers and twill for this sensational masculine design, Kelly!

    I need to pull this set out and use it again. There are lots of old cowboys in Texas!!!

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  15. A great card for your BIL to be sure! I like how you tore the DP and used hemp trim to keep with the rustic, masculine theme that the images have. Good job on this one, Kelly.

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  16. The textures and colour choices Kelly really make this fabulous image stand out on your Yee Hah! Card. I bet your BIL will love it!

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  17. Fabulous card, one I haven't seen in awhile. I think mine is stuck in a stamp drawer corner. I'm sure he'll love it.

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  18. What a fantastic masculine card. I so regret not buying this set and your card just reinforces that I made a mistake. I'm hoping maybe we get this image in the June, for, say, a'Best of...Masculine' in honour of Father's Day.

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  19. Kelly, what a fabulous masculine card. Love the colors and also the image.

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  20. Love this card-so perfect for a boy or even a horse-loving girl!

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  21. This is a perfect card for a man especially for an equine enthusiast!

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  22. Fabulous card for a guy Kelly. I love the hemp ribbons you used. Your BIL will enjoy.

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  23. I just LOVE this!! I remember the stamp set AND the papers...I too still have some of those papers! :) Beautifully done my friend!! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! HUGS

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  24. Sweet! Love the torn edge and the way you did the hemp ribbon and button. Great card for a wrangler!!

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  25. Wonderful masculine card. The embellishments are perfect. I'm sure he will appreciate the thought you put into it to include his days of youth ;)

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  26. Now that is one manly card! I love the ribbon with the image!

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