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Thursday, August 15, 2013

*DDD* x three!! ♥♥♥

♥ AUGUST DUEL : Fall Kick Off


*BE AWARE: LONGER POST TODAY....covering 3 challenges :o).....hang in♥

~~~ ♥Hello fellow blogger,
this is an exciting day is DUELING DAY!! In my case I am celebrating the fact that, finally, I am all caught up with all of the 3 summer kits received.....(insert red face here...)
My sincere apologies to Melina and Debbie for such tardiness in creating with their wonderful kits,
an apology as well to my Dazzlers and Divas' s pals for their endearing patience. I appreciate you all!

I am starting off with August's kit. It is a wow!! Terry , my WPS (Wing Pit Sistah) send us Dazzlers an awesome ,darling kit to kick off her and LJ theme .(LJ is this month's hostess for the Divas)  

In Terry's own words :
"Fall Kick-off"

LJ suggested to put together kits with a fall kick-off theme.....not specifically football, but anything that would start the fall season. I chose to put together a school themed kit for you all to work with, I hope you all enjoy it!
In your blog post, please share with us a favorite memory of the fall season!
My fall season's memories are quite a a nut shell :from thoroughly enjoying walking amidst thousands of pretty colorful, crispy leaves, to biking down the dike with hubby enjoying an early sunset by the river.
The best memories, though, almost always include my grandchildren, their first day of school , followed shortly by our Thanksgiving feast and Hallowee'en....through their eyes I taste, feel,touch, see,and enjoy each wonders that Autumn (and each of the other seasons too, of course) have to offer....including game nights at our place after enjoying wonderful home made soups and making such simple things like hot chocolate with mini marshmallows which always reward me with so many happy faces grinning from ear to ear...
Autumn, is-without a doubt- my most favorite season of the year. ♥
 from Terry :
Dazzlers' kits included:
  • Image: Stampabilities: House Mouse "Smarty Pants"
  • stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: Recollections: "Back to School" paper pack
  • Bakers Twine: Target dollar spot
  • Candi Dots: Craftworks
  • Ribbon: Michaels

  • THANK YOU TERRY for such FUN, adorably sweet kit!! ♥
*Tecnique used:paper distressing & fussy cutting (mouse, apple, school bus)                                                 
*image is colored w/ Copic and SU pastels
Nestabilities :Labels twenty


             ♥ JULY DUEL : COOL CREATIONS 

Last month,  Debbie (for the Dazzlers) and Barb (for the Divas) came up with a terrific 'Cool Creations' theme  to challenge us faithful partecipants ♥ perfect for the hot summer days
we've been having! Love the fun filled kit Debbie sent us Dazzlers. (Thank YOU Deb!)

 Her kit contained the following items:  

DP & Ribbon: Ice Cream Parlor by Stampin' Up!
Image: Good Ol' Summertime by Stampin' Up!
Paper Straw: A Muse
Buttons & Flowers: SU! and Michael's or Joanns
Craftworkcards Candi – pink dots
*Image was colored using Copics*

                * click on any picture if you wish to enlarge*


We were also asked to share our summer favorite treat.
mmmm.....there is sooooo much I like! lol hard to pick JUST ONE favorite....but I would have to say definetly lemonade ( some of the best ones I had was during my recent cruise...) ....definetly like ice cream (French vanilla or chocolate) with a shot of espresso right on it!! yummmmyyyy! Another summer favorite is just plain fresh blueberries with greek  yogourt on top....
sooo good!!♥


Melina was our hostess for June (for us Dazzlers) and her team mate was Carol (for the Divas)
Their chosen theme is sooo fun and loved it right away as I love using flip flops during the summer months (who doesn't? -can't count how many pairs of flip flop  own.....ohh I am also one of those weird people who loves to wear crocs! lol....sooo comfyyyyy....;o)

Melina  cool kit was very funky...original and quirky...loved it! It made me think out of the box...♥
I used one of the flip flop images on the inside of my card and the sentiment on the outside...
plus I decided that the sun needed a lil perking up, so I dusted off the orange embossing powder and
gently sprinkled around the rays and around the edge of the sun...I completed it by adding a smiling face to it and added dimentionals too. I like its' simplicity and the summer fun it exudes.... 


Well, folks....thanks for hanging in there while reading about all THREE challenges in ONE much appreciated !
Please feel free to leave a comment or two after your visit....
I love hearing from you!



kiwimeskreations said...

Sweet P these ar gorgeous cards - love you take on each of the challenges.

Imke said...

All cards are faulous, Paola but my favorite is the first one. I totally like the "school" DP and the house mouse image fits perfect.

Barb said...

Paola--I love all three of your cards.

The August one is too cute--love that you cut out the image and put the twine behind it.

The July one is pretty--I really like the ribbon around the image.

And the June one--a perfect summer card--great bright colors!

Terry Ladwig said...

WOW!!! You did such an awesome job on all three cards WPS!!! the way you you layered so many of the elements both inside and outside!

July.....I love the way you framed the image with the ribbon!! Very creative and clever! outdid yourself on the one! Love the way you fussycut the schoolbus, apple and house mouse!! Your layout is great!

Thank you for being a Dazzler!!!!!

MiamiKel said...

Holy Catfish, what a yummy cache of card goodness on da blog today! Each and every one is a sheer delight to behold, no way to pick a favorite here! I love how you always put your signature touch on your cards, I tell you, I could pick yours out of a line up :)

Blessings to you!

Melina said...

Oh my! Look at all this yummy goodness in one post! Sweet P! You did a wonderful job with this month's dueling kit! I love the shape behind the image.
The July card is adorable! I love how you used the ribbon around the image! Cool!
The flip flops and sunshine card is so cute! I love how you colored the sun and added the flip flops to the front and inside!
Great job! Hugs :)

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

so much beautifulness in one post Paola ~~~

Really LOVE the card you made with Terry's kit - so much detail and I now have a new spellbinders die set on my wishlist :)


Judy McMullen said...

Awesome cards, Sweet P! June card truly shines like summer sun and your sun is the bright fun spot on this card!! July's card truly is a summer treat and that lemonade stand is adorable especially framed with that bright, cheerful ribbon!!! August card prepares us for the coming fall season and the return to school not only for children but for the special people; teachers, principals, and teacher aides who educate and care for these young minds. Love them all, especially your beautifully colored housemouse image with that terrific die cut panel and apple embellishment!!!!

Enjoyed reading what you love about fall. Great memories and anticipation of building more with your loved ones!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, Sweet P!

First, WOW!!! Your cards - all of them - are FANTASTIC!

Second, I'm sorry it took me so long to get to your blog to take a peek. Life has been crazy!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness...all three of these cards are AWESOME!!! Three distinct different kits three totally awesome cards. You rocked all three challenges with these glad we are duelers and friends... ♥

dweatter said...

All three cards are great! I love how you framed the lemonade image as well as the mouse image. Great coloring of the images and I love how you added the orange color to the sun on the last card.

Darlene said...

Wow!! These three are fabulous!! Each one is so fun and cheery, and perfect for their month. You did a great job with the kits, Paola (as usual). They are delightful.