Darlene and I were fortunate enough to host the Dazzlers and the Divas this month. We decided to have the groups create a masculine card. You know the ones that some of us struggle to make, but always need.
I wanted the Diva's to get really creative this month. I provided them with a stamped tag. I stamped the tag in four different colors, to hopefully accommodate their final creations. I asked each to add a masculine stamp of their own to the tag, that is an image - no words. I cannot wait to see what they have come up with!
I chose to use the tag image in Memento Pear Tart ink. I added some images from the Stampin' UP! Fishin' stamp set. Oh, that set doesn't look familiar to you...LOL...that's because it is older than dirt!
The sentiment is from a Stampin' UP! word set. I had an expired Bath and Body Works coupon that was similar to a chipboard banner, so I worked it over and it is what the sentiment is mounted upon. To give the tag and the sentiment some thickness, I mounted them on some cardboard from a chip box. Yes, I rummaged through the recycling bin! I punched out the stamped tag hole and used it on the sentiment with a brad. I replaced the hole on the tag with a corduroy button that our cat tried to steal...twice!
We also asked the girls to share a funny holiday story from someone masculine in their life. I will choose my grandpa. Our family always gathered at our grandparent's house for Thanksgiving. My brother, cousins and I would get to play all day long. As well as eat candy and drink soda pop. We ran around that house like banshees. How they put up with us, I don't know! Every time we would round the corner running Grandpa would lift his leg and you would have to jump and he would laugh. Don't forget.....because he never did! ;) I am not sure which was more fun playing with the cousins or Grandpa. Um, I do have a scar on my left eye from running in their house though.
I am so glad to be a part of the Dueling Darlings. I appreciate the friendship, creativity and challenge they provide to me. Thanks, girls!