6.14.2011

Dueling Darling's - We're going CAMPING!! :)



**Second post of the day - please scroll down for my FBD weekly card!**


Hiya!  It's the 15th and that means the Dueling Darling Divas "battle" it out with the Dazzlers!  For those that are new to my blog, we're a group of SCS friends that got together to create cards kits with the same theme but neither of us knows what the other team will receive til posting day!  This month, our hostess was none other than the fabulous BARB!  She's known for her amazing swaps on SCS and luckily, one of the Divas :)  This month she sent us the most scrumptious kit to work with!  I mean, this kit was so full of scrumptious papers and embellies, it was impossible to chose which to use!  So much so, I made two!  But .....  only one card posted for today :) 

Her theme was ..... The Great Outdoors!

Here is my card for Team Divas!  And the inside view which is where I added the sentiment :)  And the paper isn't upside down, LOL!  I promise!  It's one of those fun papers where the image goes E, W, N and S :)  All the elements used were from Barb's kit!  The only thing I had to use was my SU cardstock and some itty bitty twine! (and a smidge of tombo!)  Her kit was SO generous!  Thank you, Barb!  {Love you!!}   And this story gets longer .... lol!


With the DDD posts, the hostess gives us a challenge part of the card :)  Barb asked us to share a funny story of The Great Outdoors.  A little over a year into our marriage, dh thought it would be FABULOUS (snort!) to take me camping.  Um.   Yes.   We spent a fortune on camping gear from this cushy tent to a pontoon looking boat thing and drove to the middle of nowhere central Florida and camped.  I was TERRIFIED!  I felt lousy, I wanted a/c, and as soon as dark hit our deserted campground, I went into full blown panic, sitting up in my "sleeping bag" while dh snored like a bear.  I was crushing a flashlight in my hands and just had to shine it into the woods and just screamed!  Lots of glowing green eyes were staring back at me, just sitting - watching ... while a family of raccoons had made an assembly line to our tent - ripped a hole in it and had stolen everything from the bread to the chips to the paper towels!  I ran to the car, refused to come back out while screaming in hysteria at my dh to leave!  He said "well, why did you have to look into the woods!?" LOL!  I had put up with 6 ft snakes all around us, buzzards, sneaky raccoons, water mocs in the "swim-able lake", still felt lousy and had had enough!  We left, drove 55 miles in silence at 1-ish am and found a hotel that wasn't much better than the campgrounds, but it at least had 4 walls and a roof!   We returned the next day, everything completely intact aside from the footprints of critters all through-out the campsite despire that 15 foot bonfire dh set when we left and there is a VERY Happy ending to this story!  Aside from us going home, lol!   That "Lousy" feeling I'd had that day and a half and the 10 trips to the one soda machine on the campgrounds to get grape soda one after the other was me 3.5 weeks pregnant with our first baby {our 16 year old daughter} :)  And no, I have never gone camping again -  He has! And I stayed home!  In the house.  Happily!  :)   I have taken my dd with her Girl Scout troop but we had cabins, a kitchen, meeting house - very cushy, not even real camping ;)

Be sure to head on over to the Divas and see what they have created with this fan-tabulous kit Barb sent to us!

Barb  *   Carol  *   Jamie  *   Laurajean  *   Judy   *   Joan  *  Tami   *  

and the Dazzlers! 
 You can find the blog roll here on Jeanette's blog :)

Card deets:  Chocolate Chip; Green Joanns; Dusty Durango; GP White; Images and sentiment from
Whipper Snapper Great Outdoors and Bo Bunny Roughin' It; Brown twill ribbon; Ivory buttons;
Brown floss; olive brads; cuttlebug, nesties; tombo; 3d dots; prismacolor markers

30 comments:

  1. Great card. Wonderful layout. And perfect colors for the "great outdoors." I love lil trailer and sentiment and the dp is to die for!!! What a hysterical story...though I am sorry you were so afraid. Of course, the first thing that popped into my head when you said you and dh went camping was..."camping in Florida...don't they have alligators?" LOL!

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  2. Kelly, your outdoor camping card is great ! Love the earthy colors and the DP fits perfect. Love the inside too. I always forget to decorate the inside....

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  4. Oh Honey, thanks for sharing. I will NEVER step foot in a campground in Florida for sure! Holy night. You were so nice to wait for him in the car. I might have laid scratch in fear!!!

    Your card is just perfect. I love the colors and the interior is great.

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  5. What a funny story...I can picture it now...and what a great card. Love the cute little image and all the layers. The paper is perfect and the buttons really add the crowing touch!

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  6. I remember a camping night, never, never did I say never again, LOL Great story, got so wrapped up in had to go back for another look at your card, LOl, it's awesome, love it. Have a great day my friend!!!!

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  7. what a fun card and even funnier story. i'm with you on the camping.... never been and don't intend to unless it's in an RV which won't be happening in this lifetime. thanks for the chuckle, i sure needed it.

    hugs :)

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  8. I can see you running to the car while screaming! Lol

    Great card you made despite having a terrible experience in the "great" outdoors!

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  9. Cute, cute card with that wonderful patterned paper!
    Your camping story....you really had me laughing out loud for sure!!! I've been there and done that too. Now I'm kinda like my daughter who says that her idea of camping out is a Motel 6!
    Lynn

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  10. First--your story is a hoot! I can imagine how you felt. We are talking about camping one night in Alaska by a glacier and I am sure I will be awake all night with the calving of the ice as well as the fear of the bears!

    Now, your card is just so darn cute--I love the layout and the inside is just perfect! So glad you liked the kit.

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  11. So funny! I am SO not a camping girl - give me a nice luxury hotel! Love your card the caravan image is so cute. X

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  12. Love your retro looking card, Kelly! Your story is even better! I'm with you, not scared, but I hate to camp. I always say...my idea of camping is a motel.

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  13. Kelly, your card is amazing... love the rugged outdoors papers, images, etc and how you put it all together to create a masterpiece! Wonderful!

    Your story is hilarious as you tell it, though I'm sure there was nothing funny on that night many moons ago. Glad you can look back on it now and give us a giggle, though.

    Hugs!

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  14. Hahaha! Love the story Kelly!

    Also love the card. I really like how you used ALL the DSP!

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  15. Awesome card Kelly! The layout, colors....everything is FAB as always!!!

    Love your story too! Totally made me LOL & I really needed a laughter break :-)

    My convention is in Salt Lake City, UT & I can't wait for my mini vacation! I'm really looking forward to lots of stamping & hanging out with my girlfriends!!!!!

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  16. OMG... your camping card is fabulous!! Brown and green look so good together there! ... the DP, the car image... and the sentiment....make me want to do a little soul searching in the outdoor... however, that thought didn't last long because....

    your camping story brought me back to reality real fast! OMGoodness... raccoons... not so bad... I can handle... but SNAKES!!! 6 ft!!! Acccccck.... I can't even watch them on TV... I cringed while reading your story... literally felt like screaming with you too!!!
    You poor thing. :o)

    P.S.... it came! it came! and it's even cuter in person... thank you so much again. I will have to make time to ink him up soon! xoxo!!!

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  17. Kelly....your story brings back some memories for me! We camped on Padre Island in Texas many years ago (I took a road trip with a girlfriend). We set up camp when it was light out, made a fire and were just sitting and talking....well something crawled across my hand and I freaked out. Turned out there are LOTS of sand crabs where we set up camp!! Needless to say I slept in the car that night!!

    I really, really, really LOVE you card!!

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  18. Fantastic camping card! I have several friends who are avid campers and would get a kick out of this!

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  19. Oh my stars Kelly...you had me ROTFL...giggle giggle...can just see it now...great story...(with a happy ending...heehee). Amazing card Kelly...your creations are da bomb...I love this card. you are so very creative and talented...I need to come take some lessons....for reals...Great job......♥♥♥ love ya...

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  20. Ha! Not so out-doorsy type LOL!

    Adorable card! Love the papers!

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  21. I love this little card so cute and the color combo is fabulous!! Your story made me laugh. I love being outdoors and we used to sleep in a tent, but I just can't do it anymore. lol Give me a cabin!!

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  22. What a fabulous card, inside and out :). Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

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  23. Oh these papers are fab with that image. A wonderful creation. xxx

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  24. Great card, Kelly! And a great story, too!! =)

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  25. love the shapes on your card! Wow, Bard sent so much in ya'lls kits! I love the layering behind your sentiment! So neat and clean!! Great job :)

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  26. Kelly, your card is fabulous! Wouldn't you just know it that you would focus on the dp that was primarily green ;) Love the layout and how you used all the great embellies Barb included. Love your story too and had to laugh because we both used a not so fun outdoors experience.

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  27. Great card, perfect colours for the great outdoors, love the trailer!!!

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  28. Love you CAS camping card! Cute dsp. I think you and I might be sisters since I've felt that same terror on camping trips!

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  29. The only way I would go camping would be in one of state of those campers with A/C. I would have trouble just thinking about snakes!

    Your card is adorable, Great looking inside and out. Love it, and thanks for sharing your LOL fun, camping story.

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  30. Sounds like a fun group to be a part of. This is one rockin' card you created with your swap items. Great job.

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