Friday, November 15, 2013

November Dueling Darlings Theme: "Masculine...Yep, the manly man!"

It's November 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers! This month Tami from team Diva (my team!) and Darlene from team Dazzlers chose the theme "Masculine" and sent each of their team members a kit with images, paper and embellishments to create a card around this theme.  Here is mine:

In the kit Tami sent us were the following items:
Image: Stampendous Small Tag M265 (stamped in four different colors)
Paper: Pinkpaislee - Old School School Days, Hocus Pocus Good Fortune, Old School Curriculum, Hometown Summer Sunnyside Lane, Fascinating. We R Memory Keepers - Autumn Splendor
Many embellishments including 4 different ribbons, eyelets, brads, black circle die cut, brown square scallop die cuts, flower die cuts, buttons, clip, star and flag chipboard pieces, and adhesive rhinestones.

I chose to use the Pinkpaislee Old School Curriculum burgundy diagonal plaid and the Fascinating green strip designer papers along with Stampin' Up Bashful Blue cardstock and black cardstock.  I used the yellow-green eyelets on three corners of the striped panel. On the Potter's Clay tag panel I stamped an image from my a.muse studio "swingin' day" set and also the sentiment from this set was stamped on the circle panel. I punched a hole on the tag, slipped the green sheer ribbon through and topped the hole off with a brad from my collection.  I used the black die cut from the kit as the base for my circle panel.  And I use this sketch for Splitcoaststampers for my layout:

The theme and kit Tami chose for this month was perfect for me.  My brother-in-law's birthday is today and the card was mailed to him!

Tami also asked us to share a funny holiday story involving someone masculine in our life.  Although I have a lot a men in my family; husband, 2 sons, 7 uncles, 17 male cousins, 4 brothers-in-law, 7 nephews, I was having a difficult time remembering a funny holiday story.  Then one came to mind from many years ago.  My mother was one of nine siblings and all the men in her family were very involved in many sports. For many years my aunts, uncles and cousins would gather at our home on Christmas eve.  On one occasion my 2 year cousin Dave who had just received a ball for Christmas came in took one look at our Christmas tree and decided it looked like a basketball hoop and , yes! he shot that ball right to the top of the tree! It swayed dangerously but did not fall and no ornaments were lost!

Please check out the rest of team Diva starting here: