Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SSCB#44 My Guy

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  We're at the half way point of the monthly Serendipity Stamps Challenge.  This month's theme is "My Guy".  We're looking for all sorts of masculine cards for young and old - any theme, any occasion.     We post a new challenge on the first Wednesday of every month and remind you to play again on the third Wednesday.   There's still two weeks to go so I hope you join us.   I love nature themes when making cards for the guys in my life.   Our family loves to spend time outdoors and are always looking for unusual things to discover - simple pleasures.   

Some examples?  I've got a cardinal nest in the Rose of Sharron bush next to the porch - I never knew their eggs had speckles of red.  Or some really interesting mushrooms I found growing near my raspberries.   My husband works outside and always sends me photos of his finds.   This week he sent a photo of  a killdeer on its nest.  He loved telling me how they fake an injury to draw you away from their nest.
 So this one is for him!  We have a great horned owl living behind us somewhere.  We can hear it's who who who at night.  Once we saw him in a tree in our yard.  It's amazing how large they are! When Moriko was a puppy I used to joke about the owl swooping down and carrying her away.  I never let her get too far at night. 
I cut the die with the Stitched Duo 3 Die from Pretty Pink Posh - did you know we stock PPP at Serendipity? 
I've been playing around with my photos more lately too - trying to make my backgrounds a little more interesting. It's been fun and frustrating at the same time - like most thing I don't know much about.  But I'm learning as I go. 
Looking for a sale?  Serendipity has a 50% off "stamp of the month".  This month it's the grill stamp shown here.

Want to see more "MY GUY" inspired projects from the DT?  Just click on their names to jump to their blogs!

Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Owl, SM Dad
Pattern Paper Crate Paper DIY Shop 6x6"
Dies:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3, Memory Box Donnington Tendril, Spellbinder Tags Trio
Pin Tim Holtz
Twinery Charcoal Twine
Sequins Serendipity Stamps
Copic Markers, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Espresso Truffle 


Julia Aston said...

Wow - I've never seen a cardinals egg although we have lots of them coming to our bird feeder - how cool! and what a wonderful owl here - love the mix of patterns on all of your pretty layers!

Marybeth said...

Wonderful guy card Jeanne! You are making me anxious for fall and we just started summer. Beautiful coloring!
Wow those white mushrooms are beautiful!

Mary Dew Lee said...

I love your posts Jeanne and hearing all your news! We have a horned owl that I see coming down our drive once in a while and you're right - huge! I love your card and your wonderful coloring - and I think your background is great!

Sharron said...

What a fabulous owl image! I love your coloring! This is such a wonderful masculine card--love the colors and the pretty fall leaves.

Miriam said...

Love the masculine owl and how you are able to mix and match so many patterned papers! SUCH a great card Jeanne!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful, masculine colors and details! It will be so meaningful for your husband!

Vickie Z said...

You have an interesting it!, we have a cardinal family but, I have never seen their nest!! Love this owl!!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card always I am in love with all your incredible details. Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is fabulous, Jeanne! Love your owl card & also your story. My parrot, Linus, also fakes injury, lol, to get attention & his wing rubbed.