It's NOT burnt, it's just crispy!

Great motto for the King of the BBQ, right?! :)   My dh actually has a bbq mitt with that saying on it from someone in the family - not sure if it was a hint or just the funny bone that took over!  Either way, I'm usually running when he's bringing out anything for the grill and hide in the house!  

And a good morning to you all!  Sadly, I missed the SOTC June swap this month, hosted by the wonderful Fay.   Her theme was to create a card for the men.   I know that I personally struggle in this area, having lost dad and still feeling that loss every single day.  But I do have the most wonderful husband on the planet (and beyond!) and love to celebrate all the wonders of him.   Including the grill   :::: shudder! ::::  I thought about him when I created this month's themed card.  Time got the better of me and having a jam packed schedule at my son's school and being a one-man band, I just didn't get them done but did get her hostess sample card made.  Think I'll have to make another one of these before Father's Day and call it done!  Or .... well done .........  *grin!*

Using some very, very, very old {hoarded} dsp from SU! Jersey Shore, I kept it simple overall and can't figure out how on earth to make a card without flowers and ribbons and girly girly stuff!  How'd I do?  :) This is my very first Mo Manning card ever!  A superbly generous friend introduced me to these scrumptious immies! 

One more day til the girls out of school for summer!  WOOOHOOO!!   Put another shrimp on the Barbie! 

Big hugs!
Bigger Blessings!
Card deets:  SU Bashful Blue, Dusty Durango, Cool Carribbean; DSP - SU Jersey Shore, PTI White;  Mo Manning The Big Guy Grilling image; MM Brads, AC button; Cuttlebug, nesties, prismacolor markers, tombo, 3d dots

Entered into:  Papertake weekly: Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations:  Card for Father's day/ For the Men
Come and Get it Challenge - Cards for Dad
The Stamp Man - #24 Cards for Boys and Men
Fussy and Fancy - Card for the Boys or Men
Here Come the Boys - Boys or Man Cards
Craft your Days Away - #21,Father's Day/Special Man
Designed 2 Delight: Masculine, no flowers
Woodware USA - #30 Masculine cards
Ladybug Crafts - All about the Males


  1. How cute is this... made me laugh!

  2. this is priceless, I totally LOVE that image!!!

  3. LOVE IT!!! That's exactly what why husband says every time he BBQ's!!! LOL!
    Very cute card and love the patterned paper - and yep, I still have a little of that Jersey Shore paper left too...but sadly, not much!

  4. LOVE your card Kelly! That image is spot on for guys....excellent work as always & TFS!!!

  5. oh is this ever fun!!! typical man!

    yes. you tell me often how much you love my blog and it always makes me smile and glad you're a part of my life.

    hugs :)

  6. Love your card (and you too!) ~ that button really makes it!

  7. Heheee.... this guy sounds familiar! :o) thanks for the giggles this morning, Kel. This card is just pure fun and perfect for the men in our lives! And once again it showcased your amazing coloring skill down to the tiniest details!! Hugs to you.... I bet your dad is smiling up there seeing how sweet and talented his daughter is. :o)

  8. How did you do?? You did an EXCAELLENT job, Kelly! I love this, love your vibrant colors too. I'm so glad you got to join us for the first time this week at Mo;s and I hope it won't be the last time . :-)

  9. You're soooo funny! What a great, fun card! I love it! awesome design, great papers :)

  10. Great 'guy' card! Love the papers. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  11. Oh how clever! I love this Mo Manning image. And your color combo is just perfect!! Great "fathers day" card! Funny sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's. Hugs. Pat Frank

  12. This is adorable, love the image, it is just what I think what I see men grill not sure why :) Love the DSP I can see why you hoard it. Hope the girls enjoyed the last day.

  13. Love it!!! I have this image and would you believe, have never played with it?!!

    I love the way you finish all your cards. Beautiful!

  14. What a fun image, Kel. Makes me smile. Super great colors and layout. Hugs

  15. Kelly, you TOTALLY rocked this Mo image!! You card is awesome. Perfect layout, coloring and just a touch of embellishment. I LOVE IT!!

  16. Anonymous6/08/2011

    Oh you have me cracking up thinking about your hubby and his grilling (charring?) talents -- LOL! Maybe he needs a BBQ cook book for Father's Day? GREAT card! Love that image, and your wonderful cheery colors as always!

  17. I love your fabby card (& story too)! :) Thanks for joining us @ Designed2Delight!

  18. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time, good luck xx

  19. What a fabulous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA.xxx

  20. Brilliant card, love your image and how you have shaded it. Perfect male card. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

  21. Anonymous6/09/2011

    Love the bright design and the bbq image! Thanks for joining in at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

  22. Loving your image and your card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

  23. Anonymous6/10/2011

    A wonderful card for every men. It made me laugh out loud because it reminded me of my dad. Thank you for coming to play at the Come and Get it Challenge Blog.

  24. Your card is positvely adorable, fab coloring and great design, thanks so much for joining us at Mo's hope to see you again

  25. he he you gave me a great laugh hun what a brilliant card the colors are just perfection,and so is the detail bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxxxx

  26. You did well Kelly - I love the colours, so apt for a summer BBQ and what a great image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at the Stamp Man and good luck.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  27. You my friend did an OUTSTANDING job on this card!!!!!!! Way to go...mwahh...