9.15.2011

Dueling Darlings are going Back To School!

Happy Almost Weekend!   Today's post is for the Dueling Darlings Divas -vs- Dazzlers!  This month, our hostess for the Darlings was Jamie and she sent us a darling card kit with a Back to School theme :)  Jamie sent us a few different school images to use - a backback, a small stamped bus and a crayon and I just loved this backpack image!  The word design is just ingenious.   Jamie's kit was just so much fun -- although my card does not make me happy, lol - it didn't turn out the way I envisioned but it was so much fun to go back to school with all the paper, embellies and fabby sentiments she sent us! Now, the funny thing - I love the inside more :)  I think the quote standing alone just really makes a statement - go figure!
Also, Jamie is a brand new NAVY MOM!  Her son recently completed basic training and is heading to Japan to report for duty - be sure to stop by and give her a shout out! Blessings to our military and all they do for us :)

Here is my Back to School card from the front:  lighting is terrible, I'm so sorry! :(




Sneaky peek at all the layers and dimension;)

Inside of the card ~ such a great quote!
Jamie also asked us to share our favorite school memory ~ in my case, I LOVED school from grade level all the way to Grad school!  It was a happy time for me, but one incident in particular that stands out for me was a field trip that we took.   In Kindergarten, we took a field trip to a fire station and it had a huge fish pond in the front filled with koi fish and plants.  There were two boisterous boys in my class that double dog dared me to put my feet into the pond.   I grew up a tomboy, and I wasn't one to pass up a dare!  Mind you, we had been warned by the firemen and our teacher to stay away from the pond, but did I listen?  Ummmmm.   I not only put my feet in, but I did a huge belly flop right smack into the middle of it.  Needless to say, the kids erupted in laughter, the boys stood there with their mouths hanging open, and the firemen, my teacher and later my mom (who had to bring dry clothes for me to change into) were all steaming mad.   I went from nerdy bookworm to uber cool status in like a nano-second, even if just for a little while ;)  I still remember that like it was yesterday!  So does my mom .... but I digress!

Want to see what the other Divas made with this identical kit?  It's too cute!  You can see them here:

Jamie  *  Barb  *  Carol  *  LJ   *   Joan  *  Judy   *  Tami

And to see what the dazzlers created, you can start at this blog and see their kits!

Thanks for stopping by today!  We are off to Disney so I wish you a fabulous weekend!

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

Card deets: TBA

30 comments:

  1. Inside and out it's a winner! Really like all the patterned paper you used on this. Great.
    Lynn

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  2. wow what a fabulous card, your inside is as pretty as the front, I need to work on my insides, lazy I guess, have a great day Hugs, Olga

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  3. Love this! What a great memory! I lived in the middle of no~where and my aunt and uncle had a farm.....yep, in kindergarten, we were having a field trip to a farm....and I had chickenpox....I cried for days about not being able to go; despite having practically growing up on a farm....I sure can LOL about it now!

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  4. Your story just gave me the giggles, I can't imagine doing that, you are a brave one :) Your card is adorable and always you inside is just as beautiful as the outside.

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  5. What a fun memory! I was the same way, a little bit of a tomboy and never one to pass up a dare! Great card and I love the inside! Wow that almost looks like another card.

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  6. Great Card Kelly--I love your layers and that you cut out the backpack. As usual, your colors are outstanding! I love your memory story too.

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  7. Wonderful sweetie, O love the colors and all the buttons...Hope all is well...;-) BIG hugs my friend!

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  8. Love love love this Kelly! All your shapes are just too cute! love the inside too :)

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  9. This is so fun, Kelly! You're right, the word art on that backpack is fabulous, and I think the outside and inside of your card are equally wonderful, though the quote inside really makes you stop and think. Thanks for sharing that hilarious (now) memory of kindergarten. I can just picture it -- LOL!

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  10. A Great card inside and out!!

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  11. Oh you! This card is great. I really like the layout on the front. I liked the backpack in the kit too!

    Way to go, pond flopper! ;)

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  12. Wow, awesome card!! Love everything about it! BTW, thank you for my Blog candy on the FBD hop! Love it!! I rec'd it today!! Thanks so much:)

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  13. Beautiful card, Kel. Love the papers you used.

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  14. Great design! Love all the layers and the great papers! Love it!

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  15. Kelly, I love your card! It's gorgeous with all those amazing papers and the fabulous backpack! Fantastic!

    Oh my! I cannot see you misbehaving in school, you had me rolling in geeeeeeegles over your story of kindergarten adventure on the high seas. ;) Tami's nickname for you might stick, you know. From this point forward, you will be known fondly as "pond flopper"!

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  16. Fabulous card! Love all the layers and wonderful little details.

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  17. I love this kelly! Love those buttons!

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  18. This is fabulous inside and out. Love all the great details and sentiment.

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  19. Wow! What a terrific card, Kelly. It's gorgeous both inside and out...like having two cards in one! Great use of all the wonderful card kit ingredients. And I love the layout both inside and out too!

    What I really love is your school memory. Yep, I can see you doing just that. Do you keep that in mind when one of your own navigates outside the box??? LOL

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  20. Super fun card... you are way to hard on yourself! The front is just as cute as the inside!

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  21. Very cute card and I loved your story! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Awesome card, Kelly. I like all the different layers !!

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  23. Oh Kels what a clever take on this kit.....you did a wonderful job and as always your inside is TDF!! You never disappoint. I love how you used the back pack image on the front and the ribbon treatment is awesome. I love the scallops that showcase the wonderful dsp as well...love how you used the buttons on the inside and I agree with you on the sentiment....it's awesome...Great job my friend.....♥

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  24. P.S.......love, love, love your memory....so can imagine you doing that...(I would have been chicken...lol) I can just see the innocence oozing from your cute little face when the firemen, teacher and your mom wondered what got into you....and those boys....ROTFLMAO...way to show them girls rule...heehee...

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  25. This is a stunning card!

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  26. Adorable card Kelly..both inside and out!

    Loved the story too ☺

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  27. Fun card Kelly! The backpack image is awesome!

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  28. Your story is hilarious!! Thanks so much for sharing it.
    I like your card - inside AND out! Those papers and stamps really are fantastic!
    Hope you had a great time at Disney!

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  29. Haha! Cute story Kelly! Love your card and all you did with the kit too!!! Thanks for the shout out! You're awesome!

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  30. Great card inside and out. You always have so many terrific layers and it all goes together so wonderfully.

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