Friday, June 26, 2015

Masculine Truck Card

Hello, Friends! Fun Summer Wishes to you and your families.

It feels good to write a post again. I miss you, and am slowly recovering (I hope).

Today's card uses an image from an extinct company - but they are still one of my all time faves. Personal Stamp Exchange PSX - do you remember them?

I miss them.
So sad when a favorite company disappears.
(giggle - if only that were the biggest of our problems, right?)

All the products used on my card are old (including the cardstock) except the embossing folder.
Product List Below.

This stamp is also precious because it was "bequeathed" to me by Dottie Karvonen, a dear on-line stamping friend who has since passed away. Her daughter Lisa has become a friend, and I treasure all the encouragement and words of wisdom Lisa shares.

My simple card needed a little something. The Card Mania Challenge came to the rescue by suggesting the use of Metal Embellishments (the four corners are copper metal, and have been in my stash for some 8-10 years).

The inside is very simple, but continues the oval theme:

I've submitted my card to the following fun challenges:
  1. Card Mania Challenges CMC#69 - Use Metal Embellishments or Ornaments 6/29
  2. Cardz 4 Guys Challenges #76 - Use Dies or Punch - (3 SB Oval Dies) 7/1
  3. Get Creative Challenges #17 "For the Boys or Father's Day" 7/1
  4. Shopping Our Stash SOS #207 "For the Boys" 7/2 (Used an old PSX stamp which I've never before used, everything on this card is old except for the embossing folder - thanks for always inspiring me to look at my stash)
  5. Clear It Out Challenge June 23 - July 7 Theme: YOUR STYLE, Stash: FAVORITE CRAFT PRODUCT (theme - copic markers, stash - rubber stamps - I love rubber stamps. In the past few years, I've neglected my stash of rubber in favor of digital cards or die cut cards. It's a pleasure playing with rubber again).
  6. Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge GCC062215 "Father's Day or Masculine" 6/29
  7. Crafts4Eternity #232 Metal Element (used 4 metal copper corners, and metal copper brad)
  8. Simply Create Too #88 "Old, Vintage" (vintage truck with vintage style embellies) 7/2
Stamp: PSX K-2040 Truck (long in my stash, and first time use)
            Hero Arts Mini Sentiments (also very old)
Die Cuts: 2 Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Ovals
Studio K Twine (in stash, never before used)
Copic Markers
Embellishment Corners: OLD OLD Copper Metal Accents from ScrapEssentials, Copper brad
Cardstock: Neenah Ivory, Navy, Ivory 
Embossing Folder: Teresa Collins' Modern Stripe by Craftwell

Thanks for stopping by...


Lori Kobular said...

Oh Donna ~ I do remember PSX and I loved their stamps! This card is wonderful! I love the truck filled with all those beautiful flowers and the sentiments on the tags!

brenda said...

Absolutely lovely to see you posting again Donna, it's a really positive sign for you. And with a lovely card as well, a whole trailor load of flowers, what more could we ask for.

Loving the new look blog header as well, full of summertime.

B x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous image and colouring,love the little tags and metal corners
carol x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Donna, I love the image, stunning colouring and fabulous design.
The verse is so beautiful too.
hugs Sue xx

Jean Bullock said...

Love this card. Great coloring and I love the background paper you chose and the photo corners look great. So glad to see you posting again. Missed you!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Donna!! I love the image!! You colored it so beautifully!! The texture and design are just fabulous!! I'm so glad you are recovering. Thinking of you my friend and keeping you in my prayers!! Have a great weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Stampsnob. said...

I always like that stamp and I love the little tags . Great card..........Lis

pam said...

Donna, lovely to see you posting again, yes I remember! have a few PXS stamps,
Mainly flowers..
Gorgeous card design, beautifully colored image and details.Perfect!

Take care Hugs Pam xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I do remember them and like you miss their wonderful designs but I must say you certainly did a magnificent job of coloring this pickup filled with posies. I love your card.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Donna, its so nice to see you posting again, this is fabulous great colouring of the truck and I like the tags
Kevin xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love your fab coloring! Yes, I remember PSX and wish I had a few more of their images....... I have just a handful. Love the sentiment. How nice to keep in touch with your former friends daughter and to have an image from her too.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, my friend, and welcome back to your blog! I have missed you too! So glad you are feeling a bit better and hopefully improving each day. I definitely remember PSX - I have a few of their stamps in my stash - even a couple kitties LOL! Your card is beautiful. I know it will bring some comfort and a smile to your BIL as it was made with love. Sending my prayers as well. And hugs to you, dear Donna, and please feel better!

Cazro said...

A super card, the colouring is awesome, such a fabulous job. A great masculine card. . So pleased you joined in our fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Shona Erlenborn said...

Yeah - she's back! Hope your condition continues to improve Donna! Your card is lovely - inside and out. Love the image and your coloring, the lovely corner edges. .... And all the little tags - so sweet! Keep healing!

Karen said...

Donna, it is such a joy to see a post from you! Your card is beautiful, especially since it uses something so close to the heart. I'm glad you have the stamp from your dear friend and you've paired it with such sweet sentiments. The metal corners are fantastic and I love the embossed background. Sending you lots of love and hugs tonight, my friend! Wishing you a weekend of happiness. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

NanaConnie said...

Donna, I saw this over at The Outlawz but had to come for a closer look. Your coloring is so magnificent! Love the ovals, inside and out, and how you made your sentiment tabs. The metal corners are so perfect for a masculine card. Beautifully done, my friend.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great to see your creation again dear Donna, what a great image , I just love it!!!


Jane Willis said...

What a lovely card! Lots of my old favourite stamps are PSX too - many of the first stamps I bought, and that I turn to again and again despite the hundreds I've bought since. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

Sue said...

Loving the card.

Hope you continue to feel better. Sending positive healing thoughts and huge hugs (((Donna))).

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

cotnob said...

It's so good to see you Donna, I hope you really are recovering and that you continue to feel better each day.
Your card is gorgeous, such a beautifully coloured image and it is perfectly showcased by your wonderful clean design.
Take care.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hello sweetie it is so lovely to see you posting and crafting. Glad you are feeling a bit better. Slowly does it.

Your card is amazing. Such a lovely image and your beautiful colouring and layout really bring it alive.

Hope you continue to get better.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna it is so lovely to come and visit you I am so glad that you are on the road to recovery. Donna this is absolutely gorgeous you have coloured that truck to perfection I also love the blue oval frame this is a smasher for sure.
lorraine x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hey Donna, it's great to have you back with us here in blog land! And what a wonderful card to make your comeback with, you really rocked that image! have a great weekend, hugs :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, it's great to see another beautiful design from you. That truck has a load of gorgeous flowers. Your new blog header is gorgeous. I hope you are doing well, sending big hugs, Shirleyxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Donna it's a gorgeous card it looks fantastic.

Gr Karin

Desire Fourie said...

Such a delightful card Donna. Loving the wording tags and the cheerful colours.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Camille Short said...

So sweet!

Brenda said...

So sorry to hear you've been not feeling well again :( Glad to hear that you're better!!! There are so so many wonderful stamp companies that are not with us any sad :(
Love the coloring you've done on the truck - it's fabulous.... Time for me to get back in the crafting mode!

Sharon said...

I am so pleased you are on the road to recovery Donna - it is always a pleasure to see you post a card.
This is fabulous. I love the image, the flowers are so beautiful. Love all the little tags and the metal corners are a gorgeous finishing touch.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sandy How said...

Beautifully coloured truck and flowers. Love that image and those tiny sentiments too. Thanks for sharing with us at Get Creative Challenges,
Hugs, Sandy DT

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Donna, so great to have a post form you again, my friend!!! Believe me, we miss you and your beautiful cards so much and I'm so glad to hear that you are recovering, even if only slowly!!! Stay strong and take it day by day and remember that all your on-line friends are praying for you and in our hearts we are with you on this difficult road you are on!!!
Your card is soooo beautiful - oh I absolutely love that stunning red truck and the happy flowers it is carrying - if I could I would have sent you such a lovely bunch to brighten your day!!! The little tags with the sentiments are so cute and I love how you have added the navy!!!!! Those copper corners are so lovely and fit your card perfectly - yep, never throw things out, hey - 8 to 10 years might be a long time, but now it has found a perfect card to embellish!!!! Love the EF you have used, too!!! And the sentiment on the inside is so special!!! Such a lovely card, Donna!!!! Love it!!!!
Big hugz coming your way!!!
P.S. thank you so much for the e-mail you sent earlier - will respond to it tomorrow - have many more blogvisits to do this evening!!!

Ileana A. said...

Lovely creation! I love image and little tags!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

Kimbo said...

Great card, love those little tags

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

Jacee said...

Lovely card design, good to see you posting again
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Patricia St Martin said...

Donna it is always so nice to stop by and find out how you are doing. Glad you are doing a little better. Yes, I agree with you about PSX and a lot of the passed stamped store have gone. I have a lot of their stamps it is a hard business to be in. You did a fantastic job coloring the trunk and all the beautiful flowers. Love the sentiment you added and the corners.
Hugs, Pat♥

Leslie Miller said...

It's good to see you stamping, Donna! I'm a little late to get here, but I'm always behind these days. That will get better in about six weeks, I hope. What a beautiful stamp! Love PSX and miss them, especially now that I like to color so much. They've become valuable classics. This truck full of flowers is a real beauty! Keep on getting better! Sending love.

Alica Ziakova said...

great classic card. Lovely coloring and design too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Anne Temple said...

Love this! Vintage trucks are one of my favorite stamp images :-). Great coloring and I love how you've created the sentiment on the little tags.

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Paula said...

I love PSX stamps and own a few. They never go out of style and are some of the prettier images I own.

Planetsusie said...

Oh Donna I'm now singing 'Thanks for the memory' because of the trip to PSX - I have some of their stuff in my stash ... somewhere!!! Love the card you've made with the stamp and I'm glad it is precious to you because of your late friend. Your card is gorgeous. Sorry you have been under the weather again. Hopefully you are on the mend.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

April said...

Your card is so bright and cheery! Love the stamp. Great job!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

welcome back, I hope you are doing much better and your spirits are "Au rendez-vous"!
lovely card and great for a guy
warm hello from california

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

So happy you are feeling better and getting to do things that you love, Donna. This is a beautiful card. I can just imagine Jacky bringing you all those flowers! teehee. I think you were the first to tell me about PSX stamps, and I adore them. They are just gorgeous! You really did a lovely job coloring, but then I always love how you color! See you soon!

Sue said...

Good to see you posting again. Sorry you have not been feeling well. What is it about pick up trucks, such a nice scene. I do remember PSX, loved their stuff and it was one of the first stamp companies I purchased from. I still have many of their stamps. I also have a hutch cabinet with their name across it and two stamp shelves with their name across them that I bought from a flower shop that sold their stamps. Love that I have them. Feel better.


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna just popped by to thank you for the lovely comment that you left on my blog I really appreciate it, thank you, take care.
lorraine x

MaryH said...

One of my favorite trucks - done up so beautifully. Loving those metal corners too...just right for a good truck. I got into this hobby long after PSX had gone out of business. I've played catchup real hard too. This is an image I bought on eBay and at a recent garage stamp sale, had the good fortune to get some more old PSX (which is why I succumbed to going!) These stamps were so well made, always stamp out crisply and are just such good, versatile images. I especially love the botanical florals, but love this truck stamp too. Hope you're still on the mend, keeping cool. It was 102F here today. Ugh! Have a great wkend, and TFS. Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Sending hugs, hope you are okay.xx

Monica said...

Hello dearest Donna,

At the start, please accept my apologies for not sending you a personal mail. However that does not mean that I am not thinking of you. I often think fondly of you and lovingly too for I have learnt much from your wisdom.

I am sorry that you have not been well but your card is AMAZINGLY cheerful and oh so sweet. I love the history behind the stamp and how nice that you are in touch with your friend's daughter now. The little truck laden with flowers is lovable. I love flowers you know.

Healing cyber hugs,

Marilyn said...

This is a wonderful card and your colouring is gorgeous. There's a lot of work went into this piece and it shows. I love the embossed background and how the image on the white really shows it off to perfection.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WHat a beautiful soothing card the truck load of blooms
Dr Sonia
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