Stamp-Off Friday – For the Guys

Stamp-Off Friday – For the Guys

It’s another Stamp-Off Friday and we have a fun challenge this week. It’s “for the guys!”

I originally thought, “hmmmm – this is a challenge for the men to do!” But then reality hit and I realized we’re supposed to make a masculine card. Which is good, because I could never get Mike to make a card.

This has been “a day.” Although Wesley is off today, he had a class (which he passed with flying colors, by the way), so I picked Amelia up a little after 7 a.m. She didn’t want to get dressed. She wanted to go back to bed. Fortunately, when Wesley left, he told me the horse that lives behind their house was near the fence. “Amelia, do you want to go see the horse?”
“Yes!” (And she does say, “Yes,” most of the time. It’s so cute, because it’s a little lispy.) “Well, then, you have to get clothes on!” Yay! That worked, and in minutes, she was dressed and ready to go. We ran around the yard, played outside until my feet were soaked and cold. It frosted the night before, and the grass was super wet as it thawed out. Unfortunately, my footwear was more designed for walking from the car to the house and back, not for traipsing around the back 40.

Amelia likes being outside; she didn’t want to stop playing and get in the car. I finally talked her into leaving, and then we ran by the grocery store on the way home. Sadly, the store is beside the Golden Arches, and she started chanting, “Happy Meal! Happy Meal!” I had to do some quick thinking to talk her out of that. Then, in the grocery store she wanted to ride in the fire engine cart. That was fine – until she decided she was tired of riding and wanted to help. Long story a little shorter – a gallon and a half of milk turned into a $30+ trip. (I was able to trade the $8 body wash in for something a lot cheaper without hurting her feelings.)

As soon as we walked into the house, she wanted to eat, the dog wanted to go out, and the cat was trying to sneak out the front door. And I needed to put groceries away, unpack Amelia’s bags, and I seriously needed coffee. Coffee won. After coffee, I can deal with almost anything. And then the day got really busy…

About noon, I thought to myself, “You know, I could probably get away with one of the cards we made for class that I haven’t posted yet for the guy challenge. It’s not specifically a card for a male, but it could be given to a male.”

As it happened, I ended up with a little free time this afternoon, so (drum roll) – here’s my “guy card.” It’s actually a great time for this challenge, because one of our nephews is having a birthday this weekend.

Stampin' Up!, Custom Tee, Balloon AdventuresI used the Custom Tee set from the Occasions Catalog. There’s a coordinating set of T-shirt Builder Framelits, and, of course, I bundled to save 10%. The sentiments and confetti are from the Balloon Adventures stamp set (also in the Occasions Catalog). That set and the Party Animal Designer Series Paper and Party Animal Designer Washi Tape are all part of the Party Animal suite (go figure, right?).

Now – go check out Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs and see what they did for this challenge. If you have a minute, please leave them a comment.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Stamp-Off Friday – For the Guys

  1. Susan Horr says:

    I’m exhausted just reading everything you had to do! Whew! Love your card!

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Susan. Taking care of a baby wasn’t really difficult. Even early toddler was fairly easy. But now that Amelia is running everywhere and wanting to help, I need a few extra hands and eyes. She likes for me to chase her (or she wants to chase me). I need to get back to the gym so I can keep up.


  2. Jackie says:

    Great card Buffy. I really like that layout and use of the t-shirt. I was going to “nudge” you, but decided that you would figure it out eventually! I do agree with Susan, your days sound exhausting. They remind me of when I was working in education. The most exhausting piece was always trying to stay one step ahead of those active, precocious little minds!

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Jackie! And, you’re right – it’s staying ahead of her mentally that’s challenging. Fortunately, she does NOT have a poker face, so I can usually tell what she’s thinking. I’m not sure how many years I’ll be mentally ahead of her though. She’s a smart little cookie.


  3. debsmart says:

    I had a good time laughing at your Amelia story, Buffy! Toddlers are a whole new challenge, aren’t they 🙂 Your card still turned out terrific.


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