Sep 09 2010

Stamp Simply #156 – Let’s Hear it for the Guys!

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Lets’s Hear it for the Guys!– Guy cards just don’t seem to come as easy for most of us as pretty, frilly, girlie cards — agree?  This week let’s come up with some great ideas for guy cards — any reason — birthday, thank you, get well, thinking of you, etc. — let’s just make some cards that are more suited to sending to the guys in our lives.  Only one other stipulation — NO BOWS!!!  You may use ribbon or string, but in a *manly* fashion — LOL!!!!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime156 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

And do you remember last week, I neglected to select a September Guest Designer — so I decided to choose someone who played along and linked up last week as our Guest Designer for the remainder of September.  Well, I was thrilled with all the wonderful creations!!!  Thank you all so much for playing along and linking up.   It was a hard decision, but here it is:

Chrissie’s Autumn Colours entry truly spoke to me — I absolutely loved her card!  She actually has  two cards on this post, both lovely, but the first card so perfectly captures the essence of *falling leaves*!  Additionally, it was clean, simple, fresh and white and an absolute delight for the eyes!  So, Chrissie, if you are able, we’d love to have you serve as our Guest Designer for the last 2 weeks of September! 

And be sure to Link to Mr. Linky below if you play along so we can easily find you.

Check out the fab samples on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits 

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat 

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty 

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color 

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover 

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my card for today:


A guy card, clean and simple, quick and easy to make!  And NO Bows!!!  But beautiful paper and a very appropriate, masculine sentiment!


Paper:  Wanted by Cosmo Cricket (in stock, along with many others, see below)

Stamp:  Verve Plain Jane -  1 Thessalonians 5: 17-18

Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa

Accessories:  Natural Burlap String, Labels 4 Nesties by Spellbinders, Brads, Scor-Tape to adhere string

All items available in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, linked above.

To order just email me at [email protected] with your state/zip OR country and I’ll get back to you.

Ribbon Sale:

Please remember that all May Arts ribbon purchased BY THE SPOOOL is 15% off through September. YES, this includes the string shown above.  All prices on the ribbon page are full priced.  The discount will show up on your invoice.


New Papers Arrived Today (they’ll be posted on my store page Friday morning):

Cosmo Cricket:  Matilda, Mitten Weather, Together, Pixilicious, Wanted

Basic Grey:  Pyrus, Jovial

New Spellbinders Dies just arrived (will be posted on store pages Friday)

A new Halloween KIT and a Christmas KIT will be posted on Saturday morning.  You can see all other KITS currently available here.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store will have it’s regular monthly Blog Hop on Tuesday, 9/14!  Hope you can join us!


Thanks so much for stopping in again.  I so appreciate it!  It’s been a busy week and I’ve fallen behind on my time to create/post.  My Dad has been hospitalized again, this time with Sepsis.  It was caught very early and appears to be responding to treatment, but he does need your prayers!  He has been doing SO good from his April/May ordeal with his heart (defibrillator shocks)  and then his partial foot amputation.  We all call him “Little Foot”.   He has the cutest “little foot” — LOL!!!  He has a brace with shoe attached to wear when he goes out, but he does real well just stocking feet in the house.  His recovery surely was a mirale and answer to prayer!!!  Now the needed prayers are that he would recover completely from this blood infection.  Any prayers you can offer would be most greatly appreciated!

Thanks much everyone, see you real soon!!! 


27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Stamp Simply #156 – Let’s Hear it for the Guys!”

  1. ~Mary says:

    Hope your dad continues to respond well to treatment. So sorry to hear he is ill again.

    Sharon……How do you make a card without a bow????????? Or pearls?????

    I can’t do it. I just can’t!

  2. Hi Sharon,
    I will definetly add your Dad to my prayers.
    And you and your family as well,since I am sure that the worry is hard on everyone.

    This is a great challenge for 2 reasons! One guy cards are hard for me as well, and two I need a card for my brother’s birthday coming up next week! So this is perfect!:)

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! It has given me some much needed inspiration!

    Blessings to you and your Family,


  3. rainy says:

    Count me in Sharon.. sending good thoughts and prayers your dad’s way. Blessings!

    P.S. Love your manly “no bows” card.

  4. Janine says:

    Great “man” card Sharon!! Have a great weekend. I will be thinking about you!!

  5. Lorraine Briel says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Greetings from sunny South Africa!

    I have not yet received my parcel and will let you know when I do, but wanted to say that I am sorry to hear that your Dad is having a bad spell again.

    I will keep him in my prayers and post his name and details on our prayer chains – I trust that our heavenly Father will strengthen him and do another amazing work in the situation.

    May the Lord supply five smooth stones in your Dad’s hand to conquer the giant in his life right now! Remember, he has not brought your Dad this far to see him defeated, He has brought him this far to give him the victory!

    May you and your family be blessed today.

    Lorraine Briel

  6. AJ says:

    wow Sharon- just love that sentiment- the card is perfect!

  7. Deb Saaranen says:

    What handsome paper and design! The twine is just perfect here!

  8. Jenny Gropp says:

    CLEAN, CRISP, love that wrapped jute string…. Great card and that stamp in perfect for that label.
    Will be keeping your Dad in my thoughts.

  9. Deb Neerman says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! LOVE that wonderful DP and that stamp are just perfect together. A beautiful and manly creation!

    You know your Dad will be in my prayers … sending hugs!

  10. Debbie S says:

    What a handsome masculine card. I love the way you wrapped the twine around the card several times. Great touch.

    I will keep your father in my prayers!

  11. Ida says:

    Awesome masculine card. Love the Sentiment and the DP.
    Prays said for your dad.

  12. Sharli says:

    Great challenge – masculine cards are hard to do!

  13. Pat Adam says:

    Wonderful challenge that “forces” us to use some brain power to come up with that
    manly card. Love your card & your father is in my prayers. Pat

  14. Chupa says:

    I keep your father in my thoughts, Sharon. Wishing you the best of luck!

  15. Jean says:

    Sharon, I am sorry to hear that your father has more problems but it is good that he is doing well. I am thinking of him and hope he gets home soon where he is happiest!

  16. Sharon, I will be praying for your father, you be sure to take care of yourself…..big hugs.

    here are my cards…

  17. Betty says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon! Beautiful colors and the texture and patterns are fantastic! Wonderful scripture card!

  18. Betty says:

    Okay, I posted a link to my card and just came back and realized that there was a “no bow” stipulation! Totally did not see that the first time around. Not sure how to delete my card entry because I have a bow!

  19. joanne gilch says:

    give me a minute to get this linked to my GUY card. I have three posted so you will have to scroll to the last one to see my guy card. thanks for the challenge.

  20. Tricia F says:

    Love the sketch, enjoyed using it. My guys at home don’t do sport so this would work real well as a card for them. hope it passes muster with you too. Hope your Dad is better soon.
    x Tricia

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  22. Great masculine card, Sharon–that paper is perfect!!

  23. Wonderful guy card, Sharon! That paper is perfect!

  24. cindy says:

    Fabulous challenge.

  25. Maria Matter says:

    beautiful card hun, wonderful sentiment!

    I’m linked on 29 and please ignore the DT after my name, forgot to change my signature! oops!

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  27. GREAT challenge! Love the guy cards without bows. Just found your site and LOVE all of it!!!!

    Praying for your Daddy and for the rest of your family. It’s so hard to see our dad’s hurting, isn’t it? May the Lord touch him and make him well 100%.

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