Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Masculine Solid Stripes and Blog Candy

Good Morning Everyone,

I’d like to take this opportunity to Thank each and everyone of you that visit my blog…..I am so close to 100,000 visits…..I just can’t believe it.

Leave  a blog comment today and Wednesday I will give away a Level 2 Hostess Set “Asian Artistry” . I will use Random .org to select. Remember all you have to do is leave a comment today!!!!

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Now………………..

I’d like to share a card I did with the “Solid Stripes” Stamp that is getting to be one of my favorites. It is available in our Occasions Mini which can be viewed on my website.

I am finding this little stamp to be very versatile…as I just finished a very feminine card and now a masculine one with it.

So what do you think?

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I’ve used Very Vanilla on the card base and run it though the Finial Press Embossing folder to add some Texture to the background.

I’ve then stamped the Striped stamp with Versamark and used Black Embossing Powder to give it a rich look and matted it on black and then a bigger piece of Old Olive….very Manly wouldn’t you say? I added a piece of 5/8” Black Grosgrain and did a small loop bow using a clear rhinestone brad.

The sentiment is embossed as well on a die cut from the Matchbox Die (gift from my dear friend Laura, told you I’d use it), I love that die.

So that’s it! I made this card for a swap I was in and hope everyone liked it. I just thought it time for me to do a few Masculine cards.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you’ll come back soon.

….and as always….

Have a Stampinlgee Good Day!!!

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70 comments:

Mindy Andreyo said...

I read your blog everyday. I generally don't leave comments, but... I love your creations and have cased many! Thank you for sharing with us!

Barb Beatie said...

Hi, Lee...this is an awesome card and the stamp is definitely going on my wish list. thanks, barb

Anita Ritchie said...

Love the card and am grateful for ideas for masculine cards, the most challenging for me. Very classy.

Gail Micca said...

well, Lee. You made me do it!! I need that stripe stamp now. I can't believe that you can't believe you've had 100,000 hits. In no time, it will be one million!! You are awesome!
Gail

Donna said...

Beautiful card. I like the stripes. And the colors are very masculine. Thanks for all the great things you share with us and congratulations on your blog milestone!

Wanda M. said...

Oh, what a great prize for this milestone for you. Congratulations Lee - time does fly by, doesn't it? Hope I win that set; been wanting it! You know I love your work - they all are so simple but so elegant~ thanks for sharing with us all.

Nancy said...

Great card. It is so hard to do a masculine card that is so classy. Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamp set

Tory said...

Hi, Lee. I have to admit that I mostly lurk here, but I'm a big fan of your work! I love your clean style with all the white. This one is no exception!

Adair said...

I like very much! Congratulations on your blog visits, Lee! Just look at how many people you inspire.

Judy'sstampin said...

Love this card. Masculine cards are very difficult for me to come up with ideas. I have tendency to make them too "pretty". Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue said...

I like the use of the stripe stamp. Nice card.

Susan said...

Congratulations on 100,000 hits Lee. You deserve every one of them and more.

I love this card and the use of the stripe stamp. Another elegant card in your signature style.

Pamela K. said...

I love what you do and how you create - a constant inspiration! Thank you Lee!!!

Megs said...

This is a really great card! Love the touch of green to pull everything together! Nice layout & I'm sure will be really appreciated when received. I'm glad I follow your blog, very inspirational :)

Trish said...

Hi Lee, I am here every time you post but don't always comment, very bad of me, I know. I love the simpleness and clean lines in your cards. It makes them very unique and enjoyable to look at. This one is no exception...I love the use of the lined stamp. It looks like you embossed it, did you? This card is very masculine, the hardest for me to do. Thanks for sharing your creations with us through your Blog and thanks for offering some Blog Candy. Have a wonderful day!

Trish in Wisconsin

thestampinglady said...

Love your blog Lee--you are an inspiration to many. Great card today--it seems like masculine cards can be the hardest. Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your achievement! Dar

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great masculine card. I love it. Congrats on 100,000 visits. Thanks for a chance to win you candy.

Sherrie Robinson said...

Gorgeous, Lee. You always inspire me! Sherrie Robinson

Gail S. said...

Lee, You always have such good ideas! I love coming to see what you have new. Congratulations on ALL of your hits and many more to come. Always looking for masculine card ideas, thanks.

rjk58 said...

I know this card is a very Masculine card but it is oh so Chic. Love the choice in colors .

Penny said...

Great card. Love the simplicity of it

Penny in vegas

jmniffer said...

Congrats on the 100K hits! Love the card, masculine ones are always difficult for me. I hadn't given the stripe stamp a second look...may have to reconsider adding it to the wish list now. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy H said...

Wonderful card!

Annette J. said...

Great cards, I came to have a look at all of your work after seeing the beautiful cards you sent to Sandi MacIver. I love your masculine stripe card, it is just right!

lisa808 said...

Congrats on 100K visits!!!

Great male card.

Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

nanny23 said...

Hi Lee

Thank you for offering blog candy! I enjoy you blog and always look forward to your cards.

Thanks!
Lynn SB

Kathy B. said...

I love the card... I think the stripes add a wonderful touch, but it is the bow that really makes the card! Absolutely fabulous!

Congrats on so many hits. My blog has almost 1,000. I guess I have a way to go. LOL!

Smiles,
Kathy

Donna Bagwell said...

Very nice card! One can never have too many ideas for a masculine card. I guess I'm going to have to get that Solid Stripe stamp.

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Simple but elegant. It is hard coming up with masculine cards sometimes. Thanks so much for helping with your creativeness! Beth

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 100,000 visits! I know I enjoy your site every day.

Sue McNeill

carolb said...

I enjoy your cards. It is very generous of you to offer blog candy and it is such a cute set. thanks.

WandaG_CT said...

Great card! Congrats on your blog hits.

Patti C said...

Great card for a guy. I have 2 sons & I rack my brain (& blogs) for ideas. There's always an occasion (or not) to send a card to them. You always have great ideas. I have skipped over those single stamps many times but I'm rethinking them now. Thanks.

Jinny said...

What a handsome card Lee! May just have to add that stripe to my wishlist! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your blog candy drawing.

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite set and I'd love to win it.
Nance in Reno

Nicole said...

What a great card! I always struggle with masculine cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy F said...

Lee - this card is awesome! - Was on the fence about this striped stamp- am now certain I want, no, NEED this stamp!! TFS!

Kathy Brown said...

Love the masculine card. What set is the striped stamp from? (Is it even a set?) I have always loved your work. TFS. Please enter me in the drawing for the blog candy, too!

kathy
kathy.brown@pobox.com

Kim said...

I am always looking for good masculine cards for my DH! This is a great card. Congratulations on your 100,000 hits!

elaine said...

Lee, I'm so glad I have been inspired by you and added to that 100,000 viewers. I come often and love your work. That striped stamp is great, I think I need it too! This is a great card and I love the color combination. Good job.

Sandi said...

Thanks for doing a masculine card. Not many people have the knack for it, but you did it to a T. an't wait to see who wins your generous candy.
Sandi

Sharon said...

I love the crisp look of the black and white stripes - gorgeous!

Cam said...

This is so vibrant and just gorgeous. The black and white effect on embossing powder brings out the elegance look. The sentiment just fit the matchbox frame perfectly. Thanks so much for a chance to the blog candy. And thanks for all your kind comments on my challenge sketches.

Anonymous said...

Lee,
This card is so sharp and clean. Yet love the simplicity
of it! Enjoy your creations and thank you for sharing so freely with us. Now, I too must get this stamp. Had been thinking about it, because, I am a "stripe" person. But this wonderful masculine card pushed me over the edge. Thanks again!!
Carolyn Ekman

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

holly Cow Lee
you are miss popular with this card!!!!
you really can make a man card with ease
You are totally my inspiration!
you are so fabulous Lee!
I just love love love the stripes and the ribbon
ofcourse the Colours are super perfect too

Connie said...

Wow..100,000..that is terrific!! I love the simplicity of the stripes and words on your card.. Really nice!!

Donna said...

You're one talented lady!

Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us.

Donna

Carolyn said...

Nice clean lines, very masculine.....I can never think up masculine cards. Awesome!

zeldastamper said...

beautiful man's card. Now I really have to have this stamp.

zeldastamper said...

really nice man's card. Now I really have to have this stamp.

JustCrazy4Scrapen said...

Beautiful card Lee. I hope Random.org picks me. I love this stamp set.

Lisa
Robbysmommyga@aol.com

joyfuljan said...

Hi Lee, I enjoy coming to your blog each day and seeing all the wonderful things you create. Today's card is no exception. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Lee, I love your blog. You are so talented and I get such inspiration from you. Thanks for sharing your work. Would love to win this stamp set, as I don't have this one. Love the card you have shown.

Kathy Brown
kabstampup@yahoo.com

Shel7869 said...

Lee, this is an awesome masculine card! The lines are very cool....apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so! ;)

Tricia's Space said...

Lee, as usual, a fabulous card! I love coming to your blog.

Patty Wheeler said...

Love the card! Always looking for masculine cards.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a simple card can also be elegant and perfect for a male, thank you for all you share, that's why so many of us visit your blog.Sending Happiness, Carol G.

Carol Guerard said...

Yes, you showed us a simple card can be so elegant. Perfect for a male. Thank you for sharing all you do - that's why your blog count is so high. Happiness, Carol G.

Pat said...

I have always loved visiting your blog, but when I got a new computer, I lost the address! Now I am back and ready to follow!

pam said...

I'm a follower on your blog and love it. Your cards are always great. Thanks for the chance to win.

missy said...

Stunning!!! Perfect for a man! I am going to have to make this one and keep it in my stash of cards when I need a man card! They are so hard to make sometimes! Thanks for sharing and for being so generous with your giveaway! I have wanted this stamp set for so long but not have been able to get it so I would love to win it!!

Carol P said...

Clean and simple yet so stunning! I love it.

Kris Sobolik said...

Congrats on all the hits, it is not surprising, you have a wonderful blog. I just love this card too!

Sharon Williams said...

Great card - both masculine and feminine. Loved the vanilla background embossing, which gives it a final punch.

Pat said...

I have yet to see a card that Lee has made that hasn't been excellent. The Fathers Day card is a winner and I think five stars is what it gets. I really look forward to her classes.

Sara Storey said...

Lee -- congrats on your 100,000 visits milestone! That's fantastic!!! I can see why you're so popular ... you're so talented and willing to share all your great ideas. Keep 'em comin'! You'll be sending out your "almost to 1 million visits" notification in no time! :)

detroitdolly2008 said...

Love the simple elegance of your cards. They are easy to follow and always a big hit when they are given to someone. Keep it the fabulous work.YRTB!

Amy Schultz said...

Love every single one of your cards, Lee! I love your style - clean and simple, but there is definitely elegance in your simplicity!

Carol M said...

Great card! Love the masculine ideas.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Lee, I really love this card. I always struggle with masculine cards.