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Buried Treasure and a New Challenge

2013 June 12

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I have something old and something new for you, a treasure hunt and a challenge!   Today is a new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters and the eTEAM is participating in Seth Apter’s Buried Treasure Hunt!

First let me tell you about Seth’s Buried Treasure Hunt, which I think is an awesome idea.  Basically it’s to re-post one or more of your favorite projects/posts that have appeared on your blog. It’s a way to find hidden gems that you may have missed.  You can read all about it on Seth’s blog HERE.  

And since the theme over at The Sisterhood of Crafters is to create a masculine project, my buried treasure fits right in.  So first, my buried treasure.  It was one of the first eP challenges from Daisy and upon hearing what we were going to be working with, well, I was shaking in my boots…. cowboy boots!  I stepped outside my “comfort box” and can never thank Daisy enough because I’ve definitely grown and evolved since I started making cards seven years ago. 

You can read the original blog post HERE.   I actually have a lot of projects that I’m proud of but this Cowboy Configuration Box has the most meaning to me, if that makes sense. 

ADDED: At the bottom of the post I've added a couple more of my favorite projects.  Sorry, couldn't keep it to just one, lo.

And like I stated earlier, this is definitely masculine and would make a great gift for a man or boy and therefore fits in perfectly with the new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.    Darlene is our host for this round and our sponsor is Inky Impressions LOGO

One lucky participant will win a $10 gift certificate. 

With Father’s Day this Sunday,  I created a couple of Father’s Day cards.  First up, I figured I couldn’t go wrong with tools.   (Supplies for all three cards is listed below)


The sentiment stamp is from Savy Stamps (no longer open or available) and I used some old Basic Grey ribbon with some very old Hodgepodge Hardware from Stampin’ UP! (what in the world are those things called??????)

On my next card I again used some old Stampin’ Up! embellishments – the large eyelets  (amazing what you find when digging through drawers), paired with Tim Holtz Collage Mini Stash papers and a sentiment from SU!:


And for my last one, which is my favorite I think:


The paper is from Stampin’ Up! (retired) and I once again used the greeting stamp from Savy Stamps.  But you know you could re-create it using the computer.   The old truck is from Stampers Anonymous.

Head over to The Sisterhood of Crafters for all the details and lots more masculine inspiration from the girls.

And don’t forget to check out all the Buried Treasure links at Seth Apter’s blog.  I can’t wait to see what gems are just waiting to be found!   

A couple more of my favorite projects:


My Dina Wakley inspired page.  Love the face and all the texture on the pages.

IMG_0022.jpgMy Home page spread.

My "Faux Crazed Porcelain Technique" card

eP and Want To Scrap Blog Hop project

I could go on and on, picking my favorites.  Not that I think these projects are spectacular or anything like that, but that I never thought they would turn out as they did.  And because I always doubt myself, so looking at these projects I can tell myself "Not bad, Mick"  smiley

That’s it for me.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Treasure Hunting!

Supplies for Tool Time:

Supplies for Big Eyelet Card:

Supplies for Old Truck Card:

7 Responses
  1. June 12, 2013

    Adore your cowboy box, Micki, it's stunning!!  Wonderful cards too!!  Love it!

  2. June 12, 2013

    Oh my giddy aunt Micki your cowboy configuration box is …. wow …. speechless, so many lovely details to look at…looove it and your cards!

    Enjoy your art Micki!




  3. June 12, 2013

    Sahweet cowboy box!!! You face is also beautifuly done…wow what an array of work…you go it off LOL

  4. nise who is NOT SPAM, but understands the ignorance of technology permalink
    June 12, 2013

    Oh, Honey, that cowboy box is AWESOME and AMAZING!! It was way before I stumbled in here, but you were every bit as talented way back then, too.  Seriously, I LOVE that cowboy box. Yes, if I ever darken your doorstep, you better make sure that it's nailed down ;).  

  5. June 13, 2013

    OMG girl … How Do You Do It??  These are ALL fabulous!  So much inspiration in one post!  Well done my friend!

  6. June 15, 2013

    I loved your box when you made it….still love it.  Must be a keeper then!! :)


  7. June 20, 2013

    I love those male cards. 

    May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? I share links to masculine cards with my readers. Many card makers find guy cards challenging. Your card would be a perfect addition to the cards I already have set for this Monday. Do let me know if that is OK with you. Thanks


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