8.15.2011

Farewell, Summer! Time for one last Summer Soiree Card :)



Happy Monday!  My little man started 1st Grade today - sniff, sniff!  I can't believe this summer flew by.   He had a GREAT day - he loves school and we are blessed that he has such a wonderful teacher :)  I'm so looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.   He attends a private christian school and they start a week before my 3 daughters so we're still enjoying one last week of summer doing Girly Girl fun things :)

It's also the 15th of the month and that means the Dueling Darlings are back with another friendly card kit duel!  This month, the Divas were hostessed by the fabulous Judy!  For the Divas, the theme chosen was "It's so Hot, Let's Cool Off!"  And oh my stars, this kit was so full of fabulousity, it was hard to know where to start and what to chose!  The colors and patterns of the papers were so "Miami-like" - it looked like this lil cutie was stepping right off South Beach!  I kept it pretty simple so I could hoard save some of the items for more cards .... Judy was SO generous!! 

Here is my take on the stamped image/papers/embellishments sent:




 Judy and Paola (for Team Dazzler) asked us to share our favorite way to cool off during our dog days of summer.   I'd have to say ours is definitely the beach - although we have a pool, it's so much more fun to hit the beach, hang out under the bright color umbrellas, splash in the blue ocean (not many waves here!) and of course, build Sandcastles! :) 

I hope you can stop on over and see what the rest of the Divas have made using this card kit!  I'll be back tomorrow with the links and supply list as I had 3 hours of sleep last night and I'm seeing double!

Team Divas!
       Judy * Barb * Jamie * Joan * Carol * Tami * LJ * Kelly (you're here!)

Team Dazzlers!
     Jeanette * Paola * Terry * Michelle * April * Melina * Debbie * Darlene

Big Hugs,
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

card deets:  SU Cardstock Tempting Turqouise; Pacific Point,Melon Mambo:  Kit - Stamped image from CTMH; colored with my prismacolor markers; dsp = margarita collection from American Crafts; ribbon; buttons; jolee sea stickers; cuttlebug, nesties; tombo, twine; cricut cut scallop

24 comments:

  1. Super fun and bright! Love the details and the adorable seahorse! We are in week two of back to school! It's been pretty good so far!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  2. This card is so Miami....imagine that?! LOL No really, it is just perfect. The colors and the DP you chose from the kit. Perfect! You did a great job!!!!

    The first grade...I can't believe it.....

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  3. Yeah, kids went back to school last week here, poor kids, poor me, means summer is almost gone and cold air comes in........Love your card, bright, fun and cheerful!

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  4. Wow, oh WOW!! Kelly this card is SO YOU! You're right, the colors and tone are all Miami! You really nailed this one.
    Enjoy your week with the girls, and here's hoping that Little Man's first week of school is great.

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  5. What a beautiful card Kelly!!! I love the bright vibrant colors! Looks like a perfect beach day for sure!!!

    LOTS of hugs and smiles. Glad little man had a great first day of school :D

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  6. Wow! Great take on the kit! I love how you made use of the dp on the inside ~ you have such a talent for doing that!!

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  7. I bet your little was so excited to get back to his friends, well I know my DD is :) Love your card looks like she is ready to hit the beach one last time. Love the seahorse inside. Love it.

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  8. OHHHH to have a beach like that! We do have a wonderful river going through our little valley! Love your card... so full of fun and sunshine!

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  9. Wow! Fabulous coloring and awesome papers. This is a gorgeous card for summer. Yep, summer has flown by. While I hate to see it end, I'm not sorry to see the heat and humidity give way to cooler temps.

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  10. Beautiful colors! Love the inside too, you always rock that!

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  11. Hi Kelly, I'm not ready for Summer to be over yet! :( I have a very summery card on my craft desk that I need to finish up and post but I don't want that one to be the last. Your card is bright, happy and full of Summer.

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  12. I always thought it was harder on me when my little ones began school too! So glad he liked it though!
    Love your cute, cute card with the bright colors and that adorable image. Very nice and just "cool" looking.
    Lynn

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  13. Wow! Awesome, fantastic, beautiful card, Kelly! Yep, it's definitely Miami South Beach in flavor. I think I must have been thinking of you when I chose these papers. ;) Love how you used the papers and embellishments...great interior design too...so fun!!! Love ya, gal!

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  14. Fantastic super fun summer card !! Love the bright colors and the DP looks great !!

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  15. Seriously? This is your last summer card? I'll never believe it. Your creations are always so bright and cheerful there is no way you are gonna move into fall drab colors. Great card BTW!

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  16. Great card Kelly! It is so bright and sunny...just perfect for this months theme!!

    Very cute! Great job!!

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  17. Oh Kelly your card is adorable. I love the way you chose to use the kit. I love your coloring and of course you rock the insides of cards...The swirl on the side of the image with the button and ribbon is so clever and the way you used the ribbon on the bottom...wow...I love the die cut on the inside along with the seahorse accent...way to go..I also love the vibrant colors that you used to color the image...wow girlfriend...you rocked this....way to go...mwahhh.....♥♥♥

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  18. Awww what a fun cheery card! Bet it was hard to see the little guy go off to school!

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  19. Great Card Kelly--this card just shouts summer and Miami! I too love the flourish with the button on top--great idea!

    The colors you used are just perfect--they are so bright and I love the inside of your card too.

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  20. Bright end of summer card! I love that seahorse, too!

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  21. Such a wonderfully bright and cheerful card. Your coloring of the image is pretty.

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  22. Great card. Love the bright colors. Perfect for the end of Summer card!

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  23. Too pretty! love all the bright colors she sent :)

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  24. wowwww... from top to bottom, right,left and center, inside and outside...this card SCREAMSSSSSSS summer FUN!! Loveeee all the fun colors U used,the wonderful dp and your esquisite attention to details,as always!
    **AWESOME 'Kelly-card' Kells!!

    so sooooorrryyy for my latenessssssssssssss!!!! :/

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