I had my first "splurge" gathering last night, I think things went rather well. 9 of us get together every month, spend 25.00 on SU, eat and craft. It was fun. I haven't made any masculine cards in awhile which is strange as I really enjoy and do alot of manly cards.
All supplies used are SU.
The base is close to cocoa, I matted not quite navy on it with 3 always artichoke brads. I used a mat of bashful blue which I faux stitched, the bear is matted on always artichoke, faux stitching as well. I stamped a sentiment from Lots of thoughts and punched it using the tab punch, threw in a little stapely poo to make it more manly. The bear image is from the stamp set Yukon and I used a blender pen and chalks.