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Monday, October 15, 2012

She's One of a Kind...

Hello Friends and Bloggers....
It's our monthly DUELING time!! ♥
Each month, 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 here provided :

Melina is the hostess for this month's 'duel' fact she's hostessing both the Darlings and the Diva's groups this time around...For our challenge, Melina asked us to make a card with our leaders in are her own words:
" Hey girls.....
This is my idea for our October Duel. We make a card with our team leaders in mind (details below)....for all their hard work they do keeping us going.

For the Dazzlers team:

Your challenge is to make a card with the theme of Trees (since she is the Forest Ranger) and include patterned paper since she says this is her go to thing when making cards. I will be sending out a PM to all of you including Jeanette with this theme challenge idea. But, Jeanette will not know about the "leader in mind" bit.
The extra thing I ask of you for October is that you all mail your cards to Jeanette. PLEASE DON'T MAIL THEM BEFORE THE 15TH OF OCTOBER. I don't want her finding out what's going on before she sees the blog posts!
That being said, in your blog posts for October 15th, please mention something about your DDD leader and how this is a big 'ole surprise for her and how she is going to be getting happy mail. That is the reveal of the secret......the day you post your DDD card.

..........................I have asked the Divas to do the same thing for Kelly with a different theme in mind.
Thanks so much to all of you for sticking with the DDD crew! I love being a part of this group!!!


What can I say about our fearless leader JEANETTE??? She's just an AWESOME gal, ready and  so willing to help out and a great listener ....very compassionate and an absolutle rare gem!! She's also quite adventurous (she even rode an elephant!) and loves attending World's Missions...Jeanette is a wonderful Child of God and one of my dearest online friend and mentor.


Today, my card is ment to reflect Jeanette's love for Christmas trees...every year she decorates her house with a tremendous amount of Christms trees,each with its own theme...she's so passionate in everything she does ♥
One thing though  that Jeanette does NOT uses much in her  creative cards is GLITTER! :o) .... I thought I'd do that for*grin*.

I also chose to use non-traditonal colors, relying on several different blues
combined with soft and pretty lavander....the oval containing the glittery trees is
surrounded by night of navy organdy ribbon over lavander card stock...

                                 This above is the INside of Jeanette's card

Last year we DDD were requested to do a similar theme also , but with a coffee challenge in's that post if you wish to peek and found out the wonderful meaning of Jeanette's name:



Barb said...

Very pretty card Paola--love all of the glitter on this sweet card! I know Jeanette is going to love it!

Thanks for being a part of the DDD.

Melina said...

This is beautiful Sweet P! I adore the sparkle on your card. Jeanette will love it! Great colors, great trees! What a wonderful card for our "challenging" Duel this round :)

April said...

I love the glitz!! Perfect card for the challenge!
You go, gurl!

kadie said...

Oooooh, these are lovely! Fun technique! HUGS HUGS HUGS

:: BlueInks :: said...

Very pretty colors and a great idea for use of trees! Jeanette, will love your card!

Darlene said...

Holy Smokes!!! This is a knock out! Totally gorgeous colors, and that glitter, sure adds pizzaz to an already eye catching creation! A fitting tribute to Jeanette!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Paola, your card is so beautiful both inside and out. You took the theme of trees to the next level and I'm sure your leader Jeanette is going to love it, glitter and all! :)

What a marvelous tribute to Jeanette! Thanks for showing the link to your previous tribute. Right on!

MiamiKel said...

Very pretty card, Paola ... It's like looking out the window at a wonderful winter wonderland :)

Great job ... TFS!

Carol W said...

Holy Hanna Girlfriend...what an awesome job you have done. When I first saw your card I thought...yumm...awesome decorated sugar cookies.. The layering of the trees was so distinct and that doesn't often come out in did a great job on this and my oh my...the glittah...I'm in heaven just gazing at this beauty...Great job my sweet friend...♥♥♥

Imke said...

Very pretty cards, Paola ! Love all the glitter and the non traditional colors !

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! Sweet P, you mean so much to me! And to read your post. WOW! THANK YOU for all the beautiful things you've said. You are such a blessing to me and a dear friend!

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love Christmas trees, and yours are some of the prettiest ones I've seen! You are so right about me and glitter... but you sure know how to use it. Lovely!!!!

I'm so glad we are Dazzlers together! Huge hugs!!!

Terry Ladwig said...

Perfect card for Jaenette....she sure does love Christmas trees!!

Very prety colors and great job of putting all the elements together!

Love it ♥

HappyCrafter said...

What pretty cards, I am sure she will be thrilled to get them!

dweatter said...

Truly a dazzling card. I love the colors. The Christmas trees are beautiful with the glitter and pearls and I love the layers behind them. Very nice Sweet P!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun idea- love the gorgeous trees- love all of the glitter! How noce of you to say such nice things about your friend : )