Sunday, March 20, 2011

Less Is More Week #7

Happy Sunday legionnaires.
It's kinda gloomy outside but the temperatures are in the 70s and I have my corned beef, cabbage and potatos in my pressure cooker. I'll be making some sweet cornbread to go with  and then I'll have apple pie for dessert. Sounds delish, huh? Well, honestly, the pie might not get made...depends on how long I stay reading blogs, a pastime I indulge in far toooo much. Ah, I am doing what I love and lovng what I do.

So Less Is More is asking for a masculine card today and we can have minimal layers. I'm glad since I feel this image needed a layer to anchor it...groan!! And, isn't the sentiment appropro both in its font and its masculine meaning. After all, don't men always do what they want  love? Actually, I hope I come across this saying, by PrintWorksCollection, with a more feminine font, else, I'll have to make one on my own. The anchor is called Textured Anchor by Stampabilities. I really like the size of it. My card base is SU's Blue Bayou (retired) and the ink used is Rubber Monger Steel Blue. I don't think they are in business any longer. Thank goodness I have a refill. I used an SU corner punch also. I would give this to a man who liked sailing or fishing. On the inside, I'd probably use a very simple Happy Birthday stamp. Congratulations would also work well.

I have another idea floating around in my head, so another post will be coming in the middle of the week.

I'm so happy for Less Is More. So many talented designers have found there way to this challenging blog.

Hugs & Blessings,
Erica

19 comments:

Chrissie said...

Thanks for your kind words about our blog Erica.
Your card is great, I love the monochrome effect!
Thanks for a super submission and we'll look forward to the next one!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Meggymay said...

Love your card, perfect image for a man.

Beryl K said...

Great card and a brilliant sentiment
Beryl x

Kathyk said...

I agree - great card and brilliant sentiment. Monochrome ROCKS!

Kathyk

Valerie said...

Lovely card Erica, such clean lines and very nautical! Your dinner menu caught my eye and reminded me of early in my marriage when my husband requested corned beef for dinner. My understanding of the term "corned beef" came in a tin can. Being married to an Irishman has resulted in a few language misunderstandings!!
Val x

Susan said...

Erica, this is a great masculine card! Don't know that I've ever tried corned beef but it sounds yummy!

Viv said...

Great 'clean' looking card, well done. I can't stop making entries this week too lol :O) Viv xx

Maja said...

Great card!

choupynette said...

great card Erica! love the way the anchor looks. I hope I can post my card tomorrow...

Suze Bain said...

Super card Erica, love the anchor stamp.

Bea said...

Fab card Erica - the whole image st so clean and sharp

Kathyk said...

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by my blog - you asked about eton mess - check it out here (great with raspberries too)

http://gouk.about.com/od/foodanddrink/ss/etonmess.htm

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Hi Erica
What a super sentiment
FAB card
Thanks you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

That anchor image with the clean blue and white - I love it! It needs nothing more!

Lynne said...

Great nautical theme.
Lynne xxx

Janine said...

Love it Erica... Less is more is always good!!

Valerie said...

Still on the corned beef theme Erica!
We have very few high street butchers left in London and the brining barrel is never seen. Shame because the beef is lovely but not something I've seen for about 30 years. Supermarkets rule the world but we do have a nice farm shop nearby.
Catch you on the next Less is More challenge :)
Val x

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x

Scrapaddict said...

Love the CAS feel of this!