12.14.2012

Winter Travel ~ Dueling Darling style!


Peace be with you today as we sit and mourn the loss of the tiniest of victims in CT.  My heart aches for those parents and know that there are such few words to bring comfort ~ and I pray for the families of these most precious gifts of life lost in this senseless tragedy.  

Although by now I'm on the road heading to a field trip for the next 3 days, I sure hugged them all - my kids and those who call me 'mom' just because - a whole lot tighter.  Peace with you today!




Well, it's time for another friendly 'duel' between the Divas -vs- the Dazzlers! This month, our hostess with the mostess was Barb and WOW!  Did she send a kit to send us over the moon happy!  This is one of my favorite color schemes and the papers were rich in blue, brown and green! It's *snow* much fun to see all the papers, embellishments, cute image!  Starting out with a stamped image of Downhill snowman from Whipper Snapper, I colored it up with prismas and left it rather plain because I was having a blast with all the papers!  It was truly hard to chose one side over the other :)  

In addition to our cards, Barb asked us to include a story related to "Winter Travel."  When I was about 6, we had just moved to Germany and I met a bunch of new friends and we all went to the 'sledding hill' and would FLY down the hill.  At 6, I'm sure it looked like quite a mountain!  Yours truly here thought it would be cute to stand up on the sled (on ice, going downhill!)  Not only did  I fly off, writhing in pain from my broken arm, but my friends piled me back in the wagon and took me home.  As soon as it healed and the cast was to come off, I broke it weeks later - same wrist - ice skating.  Time for me to stay off the ice I reckon?  (I broke the other wrist, too .. feelin' jinxed! :)

Please be sure to stop in an see what the DT have created on this duel!  

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

30 comments:

  1. Safe travels Kelly, and I do love your card - love the colours and the image and the way you have put everything together!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Oh, I really like how this card turned out! You were able to use so much of the kit. I especially like how you did the ribbon (LOL - we did the same)! You did a great job with the kit.

    I hope you have a great time with your kids on the trip. Hold them close! Travel safe.

    xoxo

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  3. Fun card for the holidays! Great background and color combo!

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  4. big smile my friend, your card is sooo funny, love the image... Hugs and schönen 3. advent!

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  5. I had to giggle when I started to comment. I had just read your post - broken arms and all - can I say Klutz??? - and then the first words from the first commenter were "Safe travels..." It got me tickled. I needed the laugh (after the sadness/heartache I've been feeling since yesterday's news broke), so that's good.

    I love your card! The layout is such fun and the buttons are so Kelly! Love the way you did the inside, too!

    Thank you for Dueling every month!

    Now... have a good and SAFE trip with the school kids. ;)

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  6. Kelly--love your card. I think the colors of the snowman are so cute and the layout works perfect with your favorite embellishment--Buttons!

    Cute story--no wonder you live in Miami now!

    Thanks for using this fun image in such a cute way AND for being a Great Diva!

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  7. Awesome colors and papers on this fabulous design, Kelly!! Love this skiing snowman!!

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  8. Wow, just look at how those layers and pretty DPs pop with the addition of the green! Wonderful! Your buttons are fun & perfect on the front, and the inside is adorable! Love that snowflake ribbon too!!
    Ouch, your sledding and ice skating story is too much! Your parents must have gotten a few grey hairs that season with your antics!
    Peace & Hugs!

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  9. I love the snowman on your card. I hugged my kids tighter too yesterday. It just breaks my heart.
    From the sounds of it, you should stick to sports with mats, or maybe water activities? lol

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  10. Too cute! I love that image and the tab you created on the edge. The snowflake border on the inside is a lovely touch! love ya! :)

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  11. Hope you have a wonderful time! FUN!!

    This is so pretty and cute at the same time. Love the addition of those buttons too.

    Lynn

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  12. Oh Kelly, I thought of you right away when I heard the news of CT and like you was so saddened by this terrible act..My heart breaks for everyone involved.

    I love, your card and like always you did an amazing job. I love the way you did little tab with a button accent. love the ribbon treatment on the front...great layout showcasing all the amazing dsps...great inside as well...I am so glad we are Divas and friends...hugs...

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  13. Wow Kelly...I didn't know you were so accident prone!

    Great card! Love the papers, the buttons and the cool snowflake ribbon on the inside!

    Thank you for being a Diva! I really look forward to these duels!

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  14. Wow! Two cards in one!! The inside of the card is as stunning as the outside. Love how you used those fabulous patterned papers, ribbon and buttons!!! Oh, and the touch of green is unexpected and so you! LOVE IT AND YOU TOO, DEAR FRIEND!

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  15. This is snow adorable Kelly! I love the papers you have used and this skiing snowman is so cute! xx

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  16. Hi Kelly! Your skiing snowman is a sweetie! Tragedies do remind us all that what we may take for granted can be taken away so easily. Enjoy your trip!

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  17. Such a darling card. Love the image and the brown/blue combo. Love the snowflake ribbon, I have one similar but mine is silver. I have to pick up some of that white! It has been a sad weekend, I have been avoiding the news and tv at all costs as It was just so heart wrenching. I am counting my blessings and praying for all those suffering and for peace for all.
    I am a klutz, and so accident prone, so I don't try iceskating or anything anymore. I go for the cocoa!

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  18. Haha- fun image, Kelly. Your layout and color choice is gorgeous. Love the buttons and the snowflakes inside the card. Super duper cute :-)

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  19. Gorgeous card as always Kelly! I really love how you decorate the inside of your cards!

    Your story was great but too bad about the broken bones! TFS!!!

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  20. He's a cutie! Great papers and love the snowflake diecut on the inside.

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  21. awww such a sweet card and fun immie...Love all the color combos of blues and brown and, of course nicely finished w/ your signature buttons...*a real gem* ♥

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  22. I love the coloring- and the buttons on your card- and the DSP and the inside..... Love your story about winter sports and ice- yikes! Safe travels and I too am keeping all of the families and those affected by the school shootings in my prayers!

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  23. Cute cute cute card, Kelly! Love how you used the buttons and that cool corner swatch. Also, what a great idea to use that snowflake garland inside the card.
    Sledding and skating...oh, your poor wrists. Youch! Maybe it'll snow in Miami this year and things with you and snow will go better. :) HUGS

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  24. I love your card. What a wonderful kit. Great color combo and gorgeous papers. That image is adorable! You poor girl. Stay off the ice! I guess that's why you live in Florida! LOL

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  25. Oh what an adorable snowman Kelly!! Love your added buttons and colors!! Thanks for always being so positive in your posts!! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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  26. Super cute card! Love the snowflakes inside w/ the sentiment, too!

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  27. Kelly... LOVE HIM!!,. I love snowmen and this one is sooooo cute!!!. Beautiful card as always!!!

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  28. Layers, layers and layers....I love them!! Great color choice and beautiful coloring of the image. Love how you placed the buttons and ribbons as well. The snowflakes on the inside are perfect with the sentiment!

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  29. I can see why you had such a hard time choosing the papers! These are wonderful and I love the colors together! The little snowman is so cute too!
    Your personal story about ice made me smile! Growing up on a farm, we had our share of bumps, bruises, and breaks. I am sure that if my kids would go to the doctor as often as we did, they would request an investigation. Of course we practically lived outside and with six of us, we found plenty of things to get into... Wouldn't trade it for the world!

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  30. I can see why you had such a hard time choosing the papers! These are wonderful and I love the colors together! The little snowman is so cute too!
    Your personal story about ice made me smile! Growing up on a farm, we had our share of bumps, bruises, and breaks. I am sure that if my kids would go to the doctor as often as we did, they would request an investigation. Of course we practically lived outside and with six of us, we found plenty of things to get into... Wouldn't trade it for the world!

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