Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hippo Bird-Day

The Dueling Darlings have a little DUEL going on today. The 15th of every month it's the Divas vs. the Dazzlers. A hostess from each team get their heads together and choose a theme, then individually/secretly make kits for their respective team members using that theme. This month we have Judy (Divas) and Donna (Dazzlers) hosting... and it's a very special round because it is Donna's first time as a hostess. GO DONNA! I'm excited that you're the Dazzlers' hostess, in part because I got to play with your kit.

The theme that Judy and Donna came up with is...


Donna's kit included the following items:

Images/sentiments from Art Impressions Wine Diva stamped on Neenah Crest Solar White CS

Images/sentiments from My Favorite Things Happy Hippos stamped on Neenah Crest Solar White CS

My Favorite Things die cut of Happy Birthday Circle

4 pieces of designer paper: Paper Studio (balloons and a flowered piece) and two different plaids from unknown vendors

Embellishments: 3 yellow brads, 1 small clothespin, 1 section of Floral Garden Diamond Wrap, 15 inches of Doodlebug twine, 15 inches of shimmery ribbon (vendor unknown) and 5 sequin stars


The only thing of my own that I used to make this card was some SU cardstock (Garden Green and More Mustard) for the base and layering.

I really appreciated the fact that Donna gave us a non-alcohol option. I used the MFT Happy Hippos images/sentiments she sent... and love them!

I hope I did okay... and Donna likes my card! 

Be sure to head over to the Diva and Dazzler blogs to see what they made. You'll find links to them in my left sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Lynn McAuley said...

I have that birthday die and haven't used it! I love what your have done with it here with the balloons inside and the hippo out! Fabulous birthday design, Jeanette!!

Judy McMullen said...

Darling card, Jeanette! Love the design with that cute hippo, the happy birthday die cut and and balloon paper together. Also the cute little bird on the fun sentiment. Great inside design too and a fun card overall!!!

terry serman said...

Adorable! Love the happy bday circle!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You know I love me some plaid! That DP with the balloons die cut looks so good. A cuter than cute card with that 'lil birdie. Good job!

Carol W said...

Wow Jeanette, I love your card. You have done outstanding with your kit. I love the die cut as well as how you colored the little hippo. Great layout and a fun inside to it!

Barb said...

What a sweet card--you sure received a great kit from Donna! Love the Layout!

Donna said...

Love it Jeanette! You did a wonderful job with the kit. So glad you liked it. I love how the inside of your card mirrors the outside of your card. My love of plaid looks great on your card! Sorry I am late with my comments. Have a super weekend!