Saturday, March 6, 2021


Hello Friends,

Well, more awesome news at TheGrandStampede. I have been asked by the talented gals at Just Us Girls to be their guest designer for the month of March!! What fun and am so excited to work with this seriously talented group of cardmakers. So without further ado, here is my card for today, enjoy...

Simple kraft card stock and a stamp
The outside is a buffalo, but deeper inside, other animals and designs are shown. This really ties into the " strong inside and out" sentiment I selected for this card. I especially love the buffalo itself (as if my logo doesn't give that away). Buffalos survived a near extinction, but like the sentiment suggests, they remained strong.


Just Us Girls

This is a simple, single-layer card, with only the word "strong" popping out, making it appear powerful. I like the emphasis on strength and the way it adds depth to the card.

 The edges are distressed to create a more textured and earthy feel, reminiscent of the buffalo's natural habitat. The shadowy look also contributes to the dimensions of the card.

Well, that should do it for me. If you are visiting from Just Us Girls thank you for popping in and seeing some of my work. If you are new to my blog, please consider following me to get all my postings. All the other followers and visitors thank you too I do appreciate every visit. We will see you next week with another challenge from Just Us Girls. Until then, take care and happy crafting.

All the best,


BożenA said...

WOW! I know your symbol is a buffalo and this one is perfect. Thanks to double stamping, it looks like an ancient bas-relief. I love this effect !!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love buffaloes and this one is fabulous! This has so much depth and reminds me of hand tooled leather. Welcome to JUGS! You have started the month with great strength with this amazing creation!

Macimbalo said...

What a cool card! So happy to have you with us this month!!!

Bobby said...

I love the rustic look of your card, Shawna, perfect for a buffalo.

Nancy said...

Such a perfect card to debut with Shawna, being that it goes hand in hand with your blog title. Great bold card and the distressed edges look great! We are happy to have you designing alongside us. Take care!

Ina G said...

As Nancy says - perfect card for your debut as our Guest and how appropriate for this weeks Word Challenge. Welcome Shawna. I look forward to seeing lots more great make from you this month. Your buffalo is just brilliant and so beautiful. It reminds me of the stampede in Dances with Wolves and Kevin Costiner.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a strong card! Love the “leather” look

Lisa Kind said...

I love that buffalo! I wouldn't have noticed the other animals with the image if you hadn't mentioned it! So cool! I'm from Buffalo, NY, so I'm partial to them. Can't believe I didn't use one for this challenge!

Cécile RIBON said...

What an amazing card, Shawna. This embossed buffalo looks fabulous with so many inner details. So glad to have you as guest designer this month.

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