June 18, 2012

Dueling Darlings - June

Hello my friends!   I have to apologize for my delay in getting my Dueling Darlings card posted this month.   It was a busy week and weekend.  I am glad to say that all is accomplished {albeit a smidge late on some} and the list is checked!

Our kit for the SCS Diva's was gifted by, Jamie.  She send the best kit, thank you!  I loved the theme, papers and that she send the entire kit in blue AND brown.  We're so dang lucky!!!

I created two of this card.  Yes, on top of all of the above Jamie, sent enough to make two cards in each color.  There were some great images in addition to the one that I used on this card.  A great world nautical theme.

The challenge portion of the kit was to mention a special guy in our life.  I gave this card to my dad.  I am so very lucky to have a great dad.  He is the best!  I appreciate all that he has provided for our family, the care he gives to my mom, how he slyly checks to make sure I have enough gas in the car to get home when I visit, how he thought ahead to buy me some orange Tic Tacs {and it was the big box because he knew I would eat them all} when we ran errands last,  the patience he has when my grandma calls that she urgently needs toothpaste and has three tubes already and how he worries that I am driving somewhere when it is dark outside.  All in all, I think it is probably best he never met that boy that was in a band that I dated way back when!   LOL  Oh, and if any of you know how to get him off of purchasing the 10 for $10 items at the grocery store, I am looking for ideas!

I hope that you all had a great Father's Day, while in person, by distance or fond memory. Please check out all of the Dueling Darlings creations.  Their blog links are on the right sidebar.  Thanks, for stopping by!

 Card entered in the following challenge(s):   Make It Monday


MiamiKel said...

Oh my, what a regal card you have created with this wonderful kit - love your take on this! I like how you added the compass as the focal point and let the words do the talking ;) (they made me teary eyed!) Beautifully done, my friend - many blessings! x0x0

Barb said...

Great Card Tami--I love that you used the tag punches!

Great layout!

Terry Ladwig said...

Love it Tami! I absolutely love the plaid paper and the colors! Your layout is cool too.....love the layers, how you used the ribbon, the crystals and last but not least I think I love your dad. He sounds alot like mine and it sounds like he really loves you ☺ You are lucky!! BTW - does he know that he doesn't have to buy 10 just because it's 10 for $10??

Great job tami!!!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

I love this tami, great idea to use the SU! Tag punch for the image. :) I could not figure out how to incorporate that image into my card for the life of me! Now I know!

Love the layout as well :) You Go Girl!

Maire Gamber said...

What a wonderful masculine card. It makes a perfect Father's Day card! Great card for MIM!

Melina said...

So cute! love the rhinestones :)

April said...

I agree with Kelly...regal! I love the simplicity of this CAS with dp! I hope your father enjoyed getting this!

Shirley-Anne said...

Perfect Masculine card .Love the paper and tag along with sentiment .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

AnnMarie said...

Love this card! Such sleek, clean lines and great colors! Super nice job! :)

Faye said...

Hello. I saw this Fantastic card on Make-it-Monday..Faye

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Tami! Super card...so worth the wait to see it. You really put the elements from the kit together is such a pleasing and original way. Love how you used the tag as the focal image!!

Love your description of your dad! He sounds like a super great dad...reminds me a bit of my dad when he was alive. Treasure the moments you have with him.

I'm heading up your way in the next couple days. Want me to bring some sunshine???

Darlene said...

Ok. Love the color theme. Love the layout. Love your post! Are you sensing a theme here, GF?
A special card for a special man.
And do NOT tell him about the boy in the band, what's the point?! LOL

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is such fun and so pretty! I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love .


Michelle said...


What a wonderful card you have created for your Dad.

I find masculine card so difficult to make but you have truly mastered it.

Great papers and a fab layout.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Fabulous masculine card. I like the monochromatic look!

Saw your link on MIM. I'm #76 and #215 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a striking card, Tami... and most of all, I enjoyed reading about your dad. Sounds like he's an incredible guy - who raised an incredible daughter!