Saturday, October 6, 2012

Three Cheers for Dynamic Duos #23

Howdy stampers! Time for another fun color challenge over at Dynamic Duos. Since it is the first week of the month, we are going "Bold and Sassy" with some Tangerine Tango and Old Olive. I'm also really excited to announce that we have three new Guest Designers making their debut with this challenge, so I hope you will check it out!
When I was trying to decide on a tamp set for this challenge, I stopped on the Cheers to You set. Hmmm, how about some mango margaritas? I stamped the image in black then stamped another embossed with Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder. I cut out the "drink" portion and glued it on. The little limes were dressed up with some Dazzling Details glitter glue and popped up for dimension. The sentiment is also heat embossed and I added some bling...because I just felt like it needed it. There are very few things that do NOT benefit from bling, in my opinion. :)  
Here is the inside of the card, continuing the theme from the front of the card. That lime is not cut out very well, sorry...try not to look at that.
I hope you will come check out this weeks challenge at Dynamic Duos. The challenge is open through Noon on October 11th. Also, please stop by and say hello to the lovely ladies on the Design Team. 

Before I go, I wanted to share a photo of someone special. This is Oscar. He is currently shacking up with us until he is able to find his forever home. We saved this guy from euthanasia at the city shelter (where he was brought in as a stray) and are fostering him to give him a shot at a happy life. Unfortunately, black dogs are not usually the first to be adopted at ANY shelter and I'm pretty sure this guy has never spent much time in a loving home in his year of life. He deserves better and he is getting a lot of love with us, that is for sure. Look at that sweet face...even with his "cone hat", which comes off in a couple of days! 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Cheers to You
Paper: Brights DSP paper pad, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Ink: VersaMark and Basic Black Craft ink
Punches: 1- 1/4" Square punch, Scalloped Square punch
Accessories: Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (shhhh, it looks like Old Olive), Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Chevron Embossing Folder, Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin Dimensionals


  1. So charming - outside AND in!!

  2. I just love this card, AM! You sure you know how to shake up some gorgeous mango margaritas!

  3. What a fun card, great margaritas LOL! As for the doggie, I do hope he finds a fabulous permanent home!!!

  4. Bless you for taking in Oscar and showing him some love. I hope he finds a nice home. I love the pics of your other "Fur Babies", too. I also have a rescued "Fur Baby", my kitty named Oreo. Oh, and your card! Love your three Cheers! A mango margarita sounds awesome. Great colors and a great layout.

  5. Pretty pretty Anne Marie, love the dressed up limes! Sweet little Oscar, hope someone special gives him a new home, he's cute!

  6. Your post made my day. You combined my two favorite things...rescued dogs and stamping. I am in Rhode Island and have a rescued (black) dog from the Houston, TX area. He is the sweetest boy ever! Thank you for fostering've saved his life!!! Fingers and paws crossed that he finds a forever home soon. Oh, and great card...definitely "borrowing" the layout.

  7. AM fabulous card...but it was Oscar that won my heart. Thank you for saving his life. I so hope that you can find him a forever home where he will get the love that he deserves. Bless you for all that you do

  8. The cocktsild look so yummy! Love the glitter you used! Great style!
    Hugs, Anni

  9. OMG, I'll take two mango margaritas, please! It is happy hour after all right?! So sweet of you to save Oscar--what a. Cutie!

  10. This is great! I have had my eye on that set for awhile - and I really like how you used it here.
    Oh, and Oscar looks like a sweetie. I hope he finds his forever home soon, and lives a happy, happy life. You are amazing to be such a friend and safety net for these animals.
    Cheers, Karen

  11. Oh I love this card, inside and out. What a great stamp set!

  12. This was the perfect stamp set for these colors! Mango margaritas!! Love it!

    Oscar is so sweet and I am sure he is loving all of the attention and love he is receiving now!! Such a special and caring thing you are doing!!

  13. Love it! Such a great layout and your attention to detail is amazing! So awesome that you are fostering these animals. I know you are giving them the love they deserve!

  14. What a cutie! Gosh, I sure have a soft spot for pups ;). I also keep coming here and not saying how much I love your header! LOVE it to pieces, and it's so trendy, too! Now, how about that card? Way cute! Really lovin' the repeated pattern with the little touch of glitter on your limes, and the background embossing is fantastic! Such great texture! Have a blessed weekend, Anne Marie!

  15. Fabulous card!!! Those little limes are fantastic!! Oscar is "almost" 4 yr old son kept looking at his gorgeous face on my iPad. He was quite taken with him:)

    Thanks also for the opportunity to be a Guest Designer at Dynamic Duos....I'm loving it! :)


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Anne Marie