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Sunday, March 27, 2011

March *D*D*D* : Bring Out The Kid in YOU!

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                      ~~* Hello Friends and Bloggers....
It's been a while since I posted last , but that's what happens when my good hubby decided to
wisk me away for some much needed 'change of scenery' so to speak...
Apparently my health doesn not agree with the 'blue moods' the winter months seems to insist me to have...bleahhh
Anyways...let's get to the point  of this new post ...Yes I am late posting this, but you now know the reason why :o)
Each month, and on the 15th day to be exact, we Dueling Dazzlers 'battle' with the Dueling Divas 
to compare ideas, learn new tecniques, and creating DARLING cards together .
If you're new to my blog and like to read more details about what it's all about, please check the link to the post *see below*...you won't be disappointed :o)

http://paola-sama.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-duelling-darlings-timeo.html
The Darlings' hostess for the month of March was Jeanette better known on SCS world as 'Forest Ranger'
Jeanette and Kelly (the Diva's hostess) came up with a new wonderful theme for all of us to 'duel' with :
*BRING OUT THE KID IN YOU* ...isn't it an awesome theme/idea? I just love it!! :o)

Jeanette sent all of us Dazzlers an amazing kit full of treasures: darling  images and lots of embellies,including real Scrabble tiles too, plus great designer papers...thank YOU Jeanette!
This is  what I came up with: two friends gently swinging together under the shady branches of a vigilant big ol' oak tree....do you like it???
I am rather happy with my attempt at a 3-Dcard...
I remember how much I loved to swing from trees as a kid ,visiting my favorite aunt's peach orchard every summer....I used to climb lots of trees too! In fact I was quite  atomboy in my earlier years...LOL
No matter the age, I still  do use the swings at the parks  w/ my Gkids sometimes...what can I say??
I am still a kid at heart :o)

We also were given a fun challenge:
we needed to include something we'd find with toys
(ie: crayon wrappers, tissue papers, felts, etc...
I must admit this last part stumped me a bit and then...eureka! an idea struck! LOL
Can U tell what I used for the challenge?? here's a hint: you will not find it on the outside of the card ...check the picture below on the left first...
can you see something shimmery on the inside of my card?? *wink* Did you guess what it is?
Well, if you didn't guess yet, here's  another revealing small photo for ya, below  right :o)




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Jeanette's Card Kit included the following: Image: Me & My Big Ideas Kelly & Annie
Sentiment: Hero Arts Good Friends
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Designer Papers: DCWV The Guys Stack (blue paper), EK Success (Scrabble paper), and My Mind's Eye (floral paper)
Childhood Memories Item: paper dolls
Embellishments: Darice rhinestone, It's In the Bag silk flower, Scrabble tiles, Stampin' UP! Blushing Bride                   Stitched Poly ribbon, and a flower brad
I added the following items:Card stock: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chips, Pear PizzazInk:SU Markers , Mint Melody, Groovy Guava (sponged on inside sentiment)CB folderss:Spots and Dots and Distressed StripesNesties: Big Scalloped Circles & Flowers DiesScalloped punch, hand punchCord/twine- dimentionals- glue dotsTecnique:scenery card, 3D, precision cutting,sponging









Here you have it gals....I hope this card put a smile on your face too...it is a happy card ,and I love it for all the wonderful memories it brings back to the surface.



Thank YOU all for visiting!!
Please come again soon.
I will have  a few more cards ready to show ya...:o)   
   ~*~Paola~*~
Please take time to go and  see what the rest of the gals created...you won't be disappointed!!
Note: Remember that these ladies posted right on the 15th of the month too! :o)
Dazzlers: Jeanette, April, Darlene, DebbieMelina, MichelleTerry,  Paola(me)
Divas: Barb, Carol, Jamie, Joan, Judy, Kelly, LJ, and Tami

17 comments:

Carol W said...

Woohoo....well worth the wait...love this card and I am for sure smiling from ear to ear..Welcome back my friend. I do love this card and the tiles spell it out ever so correctly "FUN". What a great card...well done...♥

Imke said...

Welcome back, Paola. Fantastic Card and i LOVE the scrabble tiles-what a great idea !

djones said...

This card is FANTASTIC! See what a great vacation getaway can do for the mojo!??!? I love this card Sweet P. Everything about it is so spectactular. Wonderfully done!

ivana said...

Ciao Paola!!!
Un pensiero positivo per tutti voi!!!
Ieri passavo dalla strada dei cugini Alvisi...e il pensiero è venuto a te!!!
Spero che abbiate una stagione buona...qui abbiamo avuto delle belle giornate, ma oggi è tornata la pioggia...ma non è freddo!
Un abbraccio a te e a tutti voi!!!

T. Tiziana said...

Ciao Paola, bellissimo!! troppo carina l'altalena. Vecia, sei proprio brava!!.-)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a great card, Ms P! Amazing creativity. I just love the trees and the tree swing.

Darlene said...

SO WONDERFUL & FUN!!! Love the swing, the tree, the flowers, and so creative with the bubble wrap on the inside LOL!!!
Welcome back hun, we all missed you!

MiamiKel said...

Welcome back! This is one cutie patootie card! So full of detail and element - those trees are over the top adorable! Very crafty and creative :) x0x0

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness, Paola! I am drooling! This card is the most adorable card ever!!! Wow! You really thought outside the box on this one and the end result is nothing short of stunning, AMAZING, creative! I love the swing and the tree... and wow.... I love everything about your card!!!

Barb said...

WOW--as others have said, this was sure worth the wait! Love the design and the tree and the swing, and the kids, and the Entire Card! Love it girl--you rocked this kit!

April said...

I love your take on the Triple D!!

I am happy that you were whisked away to the sun and sand! I do hope that it 'brighten' you up!

Melina said...

This was well worth the wait girl!!!!! I love your tree!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! This is giving me ideas! Love it :)

kadie said...

Sweet P! This card is absolutely FANTASTIC!! Omgoodness, you're so genius with how you've created that tree! What a fab idea that I just might have to CASE from you!!
And you are too too cute with the bubble wrap! What a fun and creative item to add to your card!
P.S. Glad you're back from your trip, m' dear!

Terry said...

WOW WP Sistah!!! Holy cow that is an adorable card!! I LOVE it....it is so FUN and so very creative!!!! This was well worth the wait to see!! You did a wonderful job ☺

You are awesome!! Hugs to you dear friend!!!

Michelle said...

Oh me...oh my....Sweet P, this card is awesome! Very creative! I love the trees, the layout, everything.

Nancy said...

This is just so cute! Love it :)

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Fantastic card, Jeanette! You did a marvelous job with the 3-D affects. But then all your card are awesome! I guessed you loved popping those plastic bubble wraps when you were a kid. Am I right? I know I did!! Heehee!!