Good morning!  Smiley from  I hope everyone had a nice weekend and got plenty of stamping time in.  I’m trying to remember what I did on Saturday and for the life of me, I just don’t remember.  For pity sake!  I do know that late afternoon I went down to the studio, straightened up a few things and started working on the card I’m going to show you today.  But other than that . . . .

After spending most of Sunday morning putzing around, I had to get my butt off the couch when I heard water dripping in the kitchen.  The snow and ice on the roof were thawing and melting faster than I can walk, and it was coming down the soffits in the kitchen.  I knew having tons of beach towels for the spa would come in handy . . . I piled them all over the counters and cabinets to catch the water.  Later in the afternoon I was out on the deck with the pups, and remembered that I hadn’t reset the temperature on the spa.  I stood on the steps, taking a look around and noticed what looked like a hole in the roof over the kitchen.  I’ll be darned that when the branch fell off the back tree, the end of it must have hit just right on the roof and knocked a fist-size hole in the roof.  Mr. Stodgy got up on the roof, got the hold patched for the time being, and ended up taking the chainsaw to the branch.  Of course I stood out on the deck with him so I would know if he fell off the roof.  Luckily he made it down safely only slipping once.

Anyhoo, to make a long story longer, I finally made it back down to the studio around 8:00 or so.  So here’s what I’m doing.  The last show I worked for Rubbernecker, I grabbed some stamps from the booth that I didn’t have and weren’t on the website.  They were only sold in the booth during shows, but guess what . . . . they are now up on the site . . . WOO HOO!  I had an idea not too long ago to make a series of cards with these images and asked Mr. Rubbernecker to put them up for me.  They are a mustang, corvette and thunderbird.  I must say that the mustang and t-bird are very close to my heart.  When Mr. Stodgy and I got married we had a blue mustang and who in their right mind doesn’t want a ‘55, ‘56 or ‘57 t-bird!  So here we go . . . the first in the All Occasion Guy Card Series.

Mustand fastback RN

This card is all occasion to me because it could be for anything – Get Well: speedy recovery; Happy Birthday: to a real classic . . . well you get the idea.

The mustang was water colored on Canson Watercolor Paper with Ranger Distress Reinkers and to add some dimension to the image, I used Ranger Matte Accents on the headlights and windows.   I love the way that the Spellbinders dies emboss watercolor paper, so I made my image panels from the Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities.  The panel behind that one is made from the Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities.  Since this is a guy card, no ribbon.  For embellishments I went with plain twill and tons of hardware.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for the next in the series.

Smiley from

13 Responses to “All Ocassion Guy Cards!”

  1. Now just a min’it.
    Does this mean that you’re a Mustang gal, rather than a “Vette” cruiser?

    Someone who shall remain ‘nameless’ here will surely want to know!!!

    (Pssst … great card!)

  2. So glad you got your roof fixed
    Love this card always looking for male cards and the car is perfect also like the design

  3. Sherry, so sorry to read about the snow problems, yuk! Love the colors you chose for the Mustang card. I owned a Mustang back in “71; it was so “cool” driving around in it 😀

  4. OH! The memories! When I was in high school and finally got my drivers license, mustangs or small trucks were what EVERYONE wanted to drive (I personally wanted a BLACK mustang… a bright yellow Turino instead…go figure.)
    This card is great! Uses my favorite color combo too!!

  5. Oh sounds like you had quite the weekend, hope he was able to get that hole patched good!
    Your card is so cool, great papers and coloring!

  6. Great weekend Sherry! But more importantly, great card! Going over to check out the autos! Thanks for the heads up.

  7. Sherry,
    Great classic guys car. I love the blue mustang. I look forward to the rest of the series. I have good news from the home front, first weekend on record that I’ve went without being sick. Hoping to continue the trend for the next 22 remaining weeks – here is hoping I can do it!

  8. Love this Sherry, Great colors and design!

    My parents had a 60 something model Mustang they bought new, it was white.
    Man, if they only new what they would be worth back then!

  9. Fabulous Sherry!!

  10. Love this, Sherry! I had a ’65 navy blue Mustang….traded it for a Datsun! How stupid was that??!! Your card is awesome! I’m in love with the Granola paper!

  11. I love this card. Great job.

  12. Great card Sherry!!!! My dad had one of these when I was quite young LOL!! Your card is fabulous.

  13. Love the colors and distressing on the card. Great guy card!


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