Friday, June 15, 2012

We're Dueling for the Guys!

It's the 15th of the month and because June is the month to celebrate the father's in our lives April, for the Dazzlers, and Jamie, for the Divas, have chosen a masculine theme for the June Dueling Darling challenge.  I'm on team Divas and received this oh so masculine card kit from Jamie.  The kit included:
Both brown and blue DSP from Bo Bunny
Brown textured paper
Both Crumb Cake and Night of Navy c/s from SU (for our card bases)
Miscellaneous brads
Library clip from SU
Naturals Designer buttons from SU
EArly Espresso Baker's Twine from SU
Denim ribbon from SU
Both Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon from SU
Sentinment in both Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy from My Sentiments Exactly
Images also in both Chosclate Chip and Night of Navy from SU's "Open Sea"

Thanks Jamie for a perfect masculine themed kit!!  I have lots left over for future creations!

Here's my card:
I chose to do a monochromatic color scheme using Night of Navy elements from the card kit.
I die cut the images and sentiment using Nestability dies.
The dsp was attached to a strip of white cardstock,wrapped with the denim ribbon and corners were enhanced with the silver brads.

I haven't had my earthly father with me for 9 years now.  He was a true guide and no one could have a more loving and generous father and grandfather as he was.  I really, really miss him but know after his suffering declining health in the last 3 years of his life he is with our heavenly father and enjoying a peace, love and joy we can only hope for on this earth.

My own dear husband is on his way to have a fun time with our youngest son fishing in the much cooler temps in the White Mountains of SE Arizona.  They'll be coming home on Sunday and I'm going to slip this card to my son so he can give it to his dad.

Please go a check out my Diva's teammates contributions to this duel here:


And also visit the Dazzlers starting with their leader Jeanette here:

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with the special guys in your life!  Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. What a good Mom.....maybe cheating a bit for your DS

    So happy we get to duel it out once a month! ;-)

  2. I love how you lined up the images and sentiment! Great masculine card :)

  3. Very nice card Judy. Love the is my favorite. I like the layout and it is a great "dad" card!

  4. Wow Judy, what an awesome card. I love it and the way you have laid it out. I love the monochromatic theme and I have to say....your son is a lucky guy to be able to give this to his dad....great job on this card my sweet friend...

  5. Oh, Judy, what a wonderful card!! The monochromatic color scheme is beautiful and the die cut images are just perfect! A very touching post about your father, husband and son, too. Thank you for sharing your talents and your heart!

  6. Oh Judy, this is perfect as is your post ... I love your card design and the lovely sentiment. I loved it, too ,,, just couldn't use it but yours is wonderful!! Blessing s!

  7. cool masculine card for the man of your life Judy
    (lucky son too!):o)
    Love the color scheme in blue and white...I'm sure Pat would be delightful surprised ♥
    Great ode to your Father too my friend...*hugs*

  8. Great masculine card. Love how the circles fit perfectly together. Nice monochromatic color scheme.

  9. Stunning card Judy--I love the design of your card and it is a perfect masculine card!

  10. oh I like this judy, love the stacking circles!

  11. I really like how you did the layout on this card. The sizes, shapes and die cuts are perfect!

  12. Judy, your card is wonderful! Love the way you used the images in a row. Very nice!

    I hope your DS enjoyed giving the card to your DH!