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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Hello Blogland Friends ♥
I am finally posting the dueling card for the month of August and yeahhh.....with this I am actually now all caught up! ( Posted my July's duel card right on the 15th of this month though! lol)
This month's hostesses are Carol (for the Divas)  and Melina for us Dazzlers. They came up with a GREAT theme....
                         here it is in Melina's own words :

" Friends are the Family You Pick Yourself
We are so happy to call you all our friends. 
We've been dueling for 4 years now!
My image, the mouse and turtle, just went right along with the theme I thought. Friends of a different kind helping each other out! We darlings are all different but it works! I'm so glad it does!

Image: Whimsy Stamps "I Will Carry You"
Paper: Recollections & Sassafras
Ribbon: Michael's
Buttons: My Favorite Things
Pearls and Brads: from my stash
Pair of dry embossed clouds

** I only added SU card stock (Barely Banana, plus white and blue c/s from my remnants c/s stash), the inside sentiment and dimentionals to pop up the cute immie which was colored with Copics and SU markers **

On the inside of my card I added this sweet sentiment from 
Art Impressions. 
I thought that it goes so well with the sweet image 
that Melina sent.

 I love the pair of clouds included in the kit and , just for a wee twist, used the opposite embossed side 
 on my card...

Thank YOU Melina for such 
a fun kit to use...
I hope I did it justice ;o) 

Until next time....


Friday, August 15, 2014

*July's Dueling Darlings : Birds Of a Feather *

 Hello Everyone...
well, I am finally posting my Dueling card for LAST month!!
 (will hopefully also post this month's card later on today....)

This fun kit was sent to us Darlings by Jeanette -aka Forest Ranger in SCS-
( Kelly was the hostess for the Divas )
This is Jeanette's suggested challenge, in her own words  :

Through the years, through thick and thin, we've blessed each other in many ways and all these years later, we're still together – like a flock!

And here’s the challenge – Since we are celebrating 4 years together, you must have 4 of SOMETHING on your card - 4 flowers, 4 brads, 4 gems, 4 different designer papers, etc! Those 4 things must be the same ELEMENT (in other words, 4 different gems are okay but not 1 paper, 1 ribbon, 1 brad, 1 button = 4)."

This above is the finished inside of my card... and below a close up of the fun image...
Gotta love Penny Black feathered chicks....;o)
All of what you see in the card was part of the great kit received, I only added the card base!
Was able to use 4 flowers and the 4 blue brads that Jeanette sent in the kit...but kept the background
to a minimum so not to overpower this fun and funky image....♥

Kit's contents:
Image – Penny Black Chicky Work Out stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black
(notice there are 4 chicks in the image.)
Sentiment – Great Impressions stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black
Designer Papers (4 of them) – from Paper Studio
  • Happy All Over – Floral
  • Poteeka Stripe
  • Small Polka Dot – Pink/Cream
  • Texture Yellow
  • Accessories :
  • Paper Studio – Gemstones (there are 4 of these)
  • Ribbon Boutique – Ruffled Ribbon
  • Sew-Ology – a piece of an actual tape measure
  • Spare Parts - Brads
  • Spare Parts – Clear Starburst Brad
  • Spare Parts – Flowers (two kinds; 4+ of these)

Hopefully Jeanette and all the Darlings like the card's end results! ♥

Here are a couple more birds' images, colored with Copics by my youngest GS while we were camping...he did such a great job! I should have made my card with his colored image!♥ 
*Also, the second immie was one I received from the Unidentify's swap...

Have a  most wonderful day you all! *TGIF!! ♥

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Unidentified Image Swap ~ round 15 ~

   Hello Peeps ♥
finally able to post another card...yeahh!!
This one is for the Unidentified Image Swap and our hostess for this 15th round is Heather.
She sent us all this adorable image from Whipper Snapper , one of my favorite stamping company.

Above the cute image I added a little sentiment from Pure Innocence (You're So Tweet, from MFT) 
and a second one from same set , on the inside of the card.
All of my card stock is from SU as well as the ribbon.
Designer paper is from My Little Shoebox :' Keepsake - MusicTo My Ears' and the flower
is from my stash. Image is colored with Copics and purposedly roughed up w/SU Tangerine 
at the edge of the oval shape cut up w/ scalloped nesties.


 For the  details below, I must thank Barb, since I copied and pasted hers!
( I can't find my sheet deets that Heather sent...) ♥

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Bird Buddies
Cardstock:  Xpress It Blending White
 Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

 Thank YOU for visiting! ~Have a most blessed day!~ ♥