Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cards in Envy "Manly" Challenge

For this challenge I used Cards in Envy sketch#11 posted on their Facebook page.
Here is my card for the Cards in Envy "Manly" Challenge.
The image is a stamp set from Stampin Up called Horse Frontier. The papers are Authentique Genuine Collection.

I made another card this week for a family friend from my childhood. We were neighbors when I was growing up. They lived a mile down the road from us. She had twins, a boy and girl 8 months older than me. They had horses and I learned to ride on their Shetland pony. She had sent me a birthday card this year. It touched me and I wanted her to know how much I appreciated it.
I thought this image was perfect coming from me! The image and sentiment are a stamp set by Phyllis Harris through Unity Stamp Company. The papers are from that same Authentique collection as above. All scraps from another project. I colored with my Copic Markers and cut out part of the image. I matted the sentiment and used foam tape for dimension. I also included a few photos of family and pets just to catch her up a bit on our goings on. I would love to see her face when it arrives!

I took Gracie back to the vet today as she won't quit chewing on her tail. I've bandaged it, sprayed it with "Bitter Yuck" to no avail. I also wanted to make sure she was putting on some weight. I'm trying to feed her twice a day. One time she'll eat good and not another. She seems to be feeling right at home. Two days ago, Doyle found her on our bed!
Kennedy is not really asleep but it makes for a good picture. From this point she has slept with us! Good thing we have a king size bed!
Although it's not good, I managed to sneak a picture of her weighing in today. She has gained 2lbs in 2 weeks. I'm just relieved that she's gaining!

She likes to "sunbathe" and roll in the grass. The vet said she believed that the tail-biting was a nasty habit she probably acquired while in the shelter brought about by stress. She prescribed anxiety medicine! Well, I must say that was a first for me! I'm a little skeptical but we'll give it a try.
This was Thursday night's sunset as it dropped behind a cloud bank.
This was Friday's sunset. The sun had already set and most of the color gone but the sky just had a peaceful calming affect that just beckoned me to take a picture.
It's been a while since I've posted a picture of Lil' Man. He turned 6 months old Thursday. Granddad is whispering in his ear.

Have a good one!


  1. Perfect manly card with the horse! It turned out fabulous with my sketch! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy both on the blog and facebook. Love your other card too and as always I really enjoy your photos!

  2. I really love all the texture in your sketch card. Great masculine colors, too. Thank you for sharing your card on our FB blog as well! We really appreciate all your participation in Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  3. Love your manly card and how you used the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

  4. love the added twine on the card!!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards in Envy!!!

  5. Congratulations! Your fabulous card has been chosen by our Designers as one of our IN THE MAILBOX cards for the "Manly" challenge! Please email me at with Mailbox Manly in the subject line and I will send you a badge for your blog! Thanks again for participating in our challenge at Cards in Envy!
    ~Sandy, CIE Host

    1. That's way cool! Thanks. I'll send it to you!