Monday, August 9, 2010

I'm Baaacckk - PPA54 - A Masculine Kiss

I am finally back after my many travels in July. I think I was in the airport more than I was home for the month. The first of the month, I traveled to Washington state to see my family and celebrate my Mom's 75th birthday. As always we have so much fun with the family and laugh a lot. I was home for a week then off to the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt lake City. I had a fabulous time and can't tell you how excited I am about all the new products and information I learned. Upon my return, I had two days to get ready for a 10 day trip to Spain. Then it was off to Madrid followed by the Basque Country. I think our motto for the trip should be " We drove, We saw, We ate."

Anywhoo, it is so good to be back home - m m must s s st st stamp! and what a perfect way to start stamping again than with the PPA challenge. This week is a double challenge a masculine KISS ( keep it simple sweetie). When I first went through the new Idea Book and Catalog, I nearly missed the Engraved Greetings stamp set ( it is in the Simply Sent section), but once I saw it, I had to have these sentiments for my masculine cards. To keep it simple I used a straight forward layout with a few of my new favorite colors Marina Mist, Peach Parfait and Early Espresso. 

Stamps - Engraved Greetings, Woodgrain
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - early espresso, marina mist, peach parfait, whisper white card stock
Accessories - brads, color spritzer tool, dimensionals


  1. VERY NICE masculine card. Love the style and color combo. good job

  2. Welcome back, world traveler! Great masculine card! Love the layout and the use of the Woodgrain stamp! Perfect! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  3. Hi Tara! So glad you are back - sounds like a wonderful summer! And the mojo came back with the woodgrain and the layout - glad you play at PPA :)

  4. Great card, it must for the guys b-days!

  5. Holy Crap I freeken love this for a masculine card! You rock girl!!! I really go ga-ga over all your stuff. You are fab-woman! Thanks for the comment on my blog-yeah the page was missing stuff at convention:( whadda ya expect though-huh? Transporting all that delicate fluff! And wonde-full fluff it all was huh? I died when I saw the sweet shop!-TOODLES-Angela