Monday, June 4, 2012

Dynamic Duos and my Turtle card

We survived Monday!  My husband is on vacation this week and is just staying home and getting some odd jobs done.  I was able to take my oldest son Caleb out on a date today!  It was super fun to be out with him.  He and I don't get much alone time together since we usually have his little brother with us!  He sure is a sweetheart!

I tackled the Dynamic Duos challenge this week!  I must say I do enjoy challenges!   I may need a calendar just to keep track of them all though!!!  I don't think there are enough days in the week to do them all!

The challenge this week was to create a card using the Bold and Sassy colours the Design Team chose - Real Red and Island Indigo!  I would never have put those two colours together but they did and I think they look just fine together!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Real Red
DSP: Summer Smooches
Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, My Friend
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Island Indigo
Other: Basic Rhinestones

 yesterday was one of my best friend's birthday...her and I have known each other since Grade 6.  She works with endangered species and LOVES turtles so I decided I would try and tackle the CAS-ual Fridays challenge (using glitter and bling) to make a card for her.  I attempted to use the Pond Life stamp set to create a cute turtle and dragonfly but in the end I swear it looks like my son made it!  Now, he loves his Auntie and probably would be proud to say he made it...BUT I may need to start over!
Anyhow, I thought I'd post it to say that all card makers have cards that don't turn out exactly as they had planned...but I'm sure my dear friend will know I love her and tried hard to make her a turtle card!!!


  1. What a happy hello! :) Love your design and those little flowers with their rhinestone centers! Cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  2. Darling card Jen, love the flourish on your sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. The "Hello" is so cheerful. I love your patterned paper selection and the flowers in the corners are the perfect happy touch! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  4. Jen, I love the design of your hello card and the execution is flawless! M-wah!

  5. What a great design for your card. I love the added flowers and a touch of bling. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

  6. Fun, bright and happy!!! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week Jen!