Monday, March 9, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

One for the Men

Happy Monday all you House Mouse Lovers!! It's time for your Monday Morning Kick Start! LOL. Some of you are gonna FREAK OUT when you see the challenge for this week. I know I did! Ready? Brace yourself...

This weeks challenge is to make something for a man. AAAACCCCKKKK!!!!!! Stamp something for a GUY?! Yep...that's right...a man...not a "boy"...a MAN! Crazy...I know...but ya gotta do what ya gotta do...right?! Make anything you want...but it must have at least 1 HM or Friends image on it. For all the challenge details and to see the great "Man" creations by the Design Team - click HERE.

One thing to remember about "guy" cards is to keep it pretty simple. And I would guess that most guys could care less about bling, sparkles, ribbons & layers. (But I got a little sparkle for the pic by tossing some silver stars around the card! hee hee hee) I can't stand the thought of putting a bunch of time into a hand-stamped masterpiece...only to have a guy open the card and never notice the work involved..then a couple days later toss it in the trash! *GASP!* So here's my Clean & Simple "Man" card:

A guy might not even notice that CUTE little mouse dancing on top of the star!! But I think sweet little Monica looks totally adorable up there! I stamped her, gave her a quick coloring, cut her out & glued her right to the cardbase. My Mouse Prints background stamp came in handy for this card. I punched out stars across the green strip...and backed it with black cs. EASY CHEESY! The star is a die-cut piece I had laying around in my scraps. Sentiment is from an AWESOME guy set from A Muse called Mainly Men. This set is a MUST HAVE cause it's great for any "guy" card!

Sooooo....are you gonna go make a man card or what?! LOL!! Keep it simple --and have fun!

Stamps - House-Mouse Designs Jumpin for Joy, Mouse Footprint Background; A Muse Art Stamps Mainly Men Clear Set
Paper - Papertrey Ink White Cardstock; Bazzill Textured CS
Ink - Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Maroon; A Muse Art Stamps Black Dye
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol OMS; EK Success Star Punch

House Mouse & Friend
s Monday Challenge Blog HERE
House-Mouse Designs Official Website HERE.
Tips on how you can easily color the House-Mouse Stamp Images HERE


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

You totally made me giggle with your write up. Love the HM you used, this is perfectly clean and crisp and that is what the men like. Awesome job.

America said...

Lori, You crack me up too! Theres been so many times when Ive read your posting sor your comments on mine and I laughed out loud. Thanks! Your awesome manly card here is super. Really love your clean and simple take.

Lorie said...

This is completely adorable girl! I love it! Oh, wait...note about cool?!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Great job, Lori....this definitely works for masculine. Very smart thinking! I love little Monica looking so cute, but the DAD jumps out, immediately making it a guy card.

mycardz said...

Your posts just always make me laugh! You're too funny. Very nice card Lori! I love how the red just pops off the page and matche the star perfectly! And how cute to have little Monica dancing on the star! Very nice card!

Rica said...

Great card - Monica dancing on the star is fabulous. I just love white spaace on cards but struggle to achieve it, you've done it brilliantly here.
hugs Heather xx

Rica said...

Great card - Monica dancing on the star is fabulous. I just love white spaace on cards but struggle to achieve it, you've done it brilliantly here.
hugs Heather xx

Debbie said...

Very cute *man* card indeed! What guy wouldn't like this. I think it came out great. I avoid *man* cards almost entirely. If I am in need I may have to case this one! TFS

Dawn said...

Hey! You have a man card up too!!! Black definitely looks like purple sometimes! Thanks for stopping in on my blog. Good to see you doing something besides causing trouble on the lounge! LOL

Nancy said...

Great man card, with the dancing mouse on the star, and her tap-dancing footie prints on the bottom! Your write-up made me laugh!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is awesome!!! Love these colors and the little mouse on the star is just perfect!!!

nancy morgan said...

You're a genius ;) ! Perfectly crisp, balanced card in every way...and that mouse perched upon the star, sheer genius. You go girl!!
hugs, nancy

jenstamps said...

How cute!!! Love the mice feet on the bottom!