3.14.2011

Dueling Darlings - Round 1: Be a Kid at Heart!


**Let the games begin!**  We are ready to duel again with the Deuling Darlings starting a new round of friendly kit swapping!  This month, I am the hostess for the Divas kits ...   Since my birthday is this month ::: eeek, getting closer - I won't look!  My eyes are closed!!  29 Forever!!  Tee hee! :::: , I thought the perfect and most fun theme would be how I always strive to be each and every day - young at heart, and always let the kid in me come out and play!!  (with 4 kids, this is quite easy to do, lol!) My children's friends always tell me "your mom is FUN!" - to which I am glad they aren't saying I'm funny LOOKING :)-  But I digress!

I actually thought of SO MANY stamps when I put together this kit. I knew I wanted fun, bright, primary colors that really bring out the memories of childhood and all the fun things we would do ~ but what sealed it for me was this adorable Riley stamp, bouncing along and so happy!   I thought of jump ropes and bikes and hopscotch, but Riley finally won me over with his happy face bouncing ball!  {Now the only one I have is by Leslie Sansone but it comes with a yucky tape that she makes me work out to for 3 whole miles!  Ugh! :)~ }



My card is simple and no fuss - just a wee background in papers called "Celebrations" by Cricut (yep, the big cutting machine!).  I actually forgot to make a kit for myself when sending this out - oops!!  I managed to squeeze enough corner pieces to make a full back ground piece and a center focal point and wee flower, rofl - note to self, count out the correct amount of kits before mailing!  Doh!  
*We try to include an optional CHALLENGE to the card kit - this month, to reflect something from our childhood, I chose pieces to a Winnie the Pooh puzzle :)  My son thought I was trying to spell out the word "HI" and said I need the "I", LOL!  Oh to see things through the eyes of a babe!

Here are the other Divas who have this exact, identical kit and you can see their take on it:
              Barb LauraJean  *  Carol  *  Joan  Judy  *   Jamie   *  Tami *

Then hop on over to the Dazzlers and see what "Kid at heart" image they came up with! You can start here, on Jeanette's blog, and she'll take you through the Dazzler roster!

Blessings to all ~ In the midst of all the fun and crafting wonder, I hope you are able to take a moment of prayer as I have for those hurting and lost in the devastation of Japan.  The news clips are just so heartbreaking and it's a terrible tragedy, one that weighs heavy on my heart.
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Blessings,
~Kelly

36 comments:

  1. Kelly, so bright and happy, I love it

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  2. So fun and cheery! Love the cutie image and the fun puzzle piece!

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  3. THis image is beyond cute!!! BEYOND! and the puzzle piece is a great touch...
    WHERE DO YOU GET THESE IDEAS?????

    Great colors, fun image....
    and neat embellishments...
    totally rocks!

    n
    PS: glad my serial killer dog of teddy bears made you laugh.
    he's a handful....

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  4. I love it, Kelly, you did up your card and the puzzle piece is in the best place.
    Thank you for such a great kit.
    Joan

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  5. Kelly this is just too fabulous girl! Love the design paper on this and that funky flower, great touch with that puzzle piece.

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  6. So cute! I just love the purple and orange together, who knew?! The shapes and layout are great. Perfect job - you chose a fun theme.

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  7. how fun is that! Your card is awesome, Happy Birthday too some time this month LOL

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  8. Kelly, this is really fun !! Love the image and your bright color choice. Perfect card to be forever young ;-)

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  9. Kelly, this card is amazing! WOW!!! I love the image you used in the Diva kits!!! I didn't even know such an Riley exists, but he is absolutely adorable.

    Your card is fun and cute and everything it should be. Except.... where's the "I"? Give your little man a high five from me for his creative thinking!

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  10. What a cute and fun card, just love that little puzzle piece in the corner, what a "fun" touch for Riley who is just bouncing along :) Love this is bright and cheery, bound to bring many smiles. Have a great day.

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  11. This is such a cute card Kelly! I love the bright & happy colors & that puzzle piece is perfect...tfs!!!!

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  12. Kelly--great card. I love all of the kit items that you sent to each of us--and it was a challenge to use "Play"! (and that should not be hard for any of us!) This card has such bright colors and puts a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing the card and your kit with the divas!

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  13. Cute card, great colors! I love that image!

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  14. How cute is this!??!!! I love this Riley image. I think it is one I HAVE TO HAVE! Love your layout and bright, cheerful colors. A puzzle piece...why didn't I think of that? Great card.

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  15. Woohoo!
    You are such a diva that you couldn't even go find the "I" that your son wanted on your card....lol

    I love it as is and that Riley is going on my list of needs!!

    I know which day is your bday, but I won't tell.....as you know, I celebrated 29 this month also!!!

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  16. Kelly - I love this card, the bright colors, the puzzle piece, the flowers and of course Riley. Thanks for sharing

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  17. How stinkin' cute! I love the shadow under his bouncing ball :)

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  18. Kelly, this is just adorable and love the nice bright colors and design.

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  19. Hi Kels! Love your card even if you didn't leave enough of the kit elements for yourself. Teehee. What a fun kit this has been. The bright cheery colors and the darling Riley image certainly makes us want to play even if our play is only with paper. ;)

    Along with you I'm praying daily for Japan. It breaks my heart to see the devastation and how it's affecting the people there. Praying also that they can get that nuclear reactor cooled down.

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  20. SO cute! Great colors and I like the addition of the puzzle piece. My Bean just got one of those bouncy balls - so the image put a smile on my face!

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  21. CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Kels, this is SO bright and cheery, just like YOU! I bet you had just as much fun as cutie-pie Riley here when you were growing up. I love all the colors on your card and how the puzzle piece is incorporated perfectly! Another fun and inspiring card, my friend!

    P.S. Thank you for the sweet note and the prayers for Charlie. It really meant a lot to me. HUGS

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  22. Every single detail on this card is just amazing!!! First off, that Riley on his bouncing ball made me smile immediately... and then you've dressed up that piece of puzzle... too fun! This card is appropriate for all ages!!! Love it tons, Kel!

    I am, too, thinking about Japan every day. It's just mind boggling. I was fortunate to have visited Tokyo and Osaka couple years back. It's such an amazing country with rich, rooted cultures & the people... the most courteous, kind, & civilized.... so, so sad.

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  23. So whimsical and full of fun! Love the puzzle piece, super darling!

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  24. Bright, Cheery, and Spunky Card, just what I expected from Miss Kelly.....It's wonderful ~ Luv LJ!

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  25. What a FUN card! Love it! And those bright colors are just perfect. So very cute.
    Lynn

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  26. Kelly...your card is sooooo cute! I love the way your card came together with "scraps" as you said ☺

    You and Jeanette came up with great kits this month! I had a blast!!

    I need to get me some Riley's....believe it or not I don't own any (what a shame). He is so cute!!!

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  27. Adorable card! I love the little jigsaw puzzle piece you added! Eeek - super cute!

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  28. Oh, this Riley is dang cute! So fun on the bouncy ball and like the puzzle piece too! Bright cheery colors as usual! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Woohoo....great card and great card kit. You sent such a wonderfully fun kit (I was tired last night and totally missed the somethin, somethin, that reminded me of my childhood...doh)...I love how you used the background and the big rickrack to separate the dsp. The flower made from paper and dsp is so darn cute and clever. Mr Riley is of course colored to perfection and your puzzle piece looks so at home in the corner...Great job my friend...I am so happy I get to be a part of this...♥

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  30. WOW! Its so fun...I love it....and the puzzle piece just closed the deal for me:) Take Care

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  31. So cute Kelly! Thanks for the wonderful kit!

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  32. I love the mix of brightly colored patterned paper. Love how you added the puzzle piece...awww childhood memories!

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  33. This is fabulous!! I used to have one of those bouncing balls as a child and loved it!
    Happy 29th birthday!! (tee hee)

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  34. LOVE it! Riley stamps are so stinkin' cute and your mix of papers is so...well, it's so YOU! The puzzle piece is a fun accent, too. So, you are turning 29 this year? Ha! How funny, I am too! ;)

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  35. Kelly, your cards always make me so happy, and this one is no exception! I love the way you work your magic with bright colors, and your work is always an inspiration to me! This card is WONDERFUL, and that image is so much fun!! Great job!!

    Love ya,
    Lorie

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  36. this is such a great,warm card...it is soo fun looking and bright...I especially love how U used the top note die....very clever indeed!!:o)
    *sorry this is late*

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