Me again! Busy weekend on da blog! After a long hiatus, how funny two cards are due on the SAME day! And I can't tell you how much I love the Dueling Darlings! And even more how much I loved this month's theme - a mix and mash of a little bit of ever'thing! This month's theme - rather than have a 'duel' of card kits between the Divas and the Dazzlers, our very own Debbie came up with the uber fabulous idea to keep a little something from each kit we receive in the 8 months of kit swapping and use the leftovers on the final card! What a great idea! A great way to create, upcycle and make 2 cards with the products instead of just one!
Each month I create a card from the kit, there is always so much left over from the generous hostesses ... and this month is REALLY a treat for me! I was unable to complete my card kit when LJ sent it out. I had the best intentions to 'catch up' the next month and by then, Debbie's suggestion came in and I have been HOARDING it for nearly 5 months!! I saved and waited and saved and waited and knew I was going to use it for today's post, and am SO excited to finally get to use her yummy image! I think it's from a*muse, but sadly did not write down who sent what so I will try to go from memory :) My card is decorated inside and out - using LJ's fabulous mower image, some dsp I think from Barb, Tami's gorgeous white buttons, Carol's beautiful ribbons and forgive me for not having this all properly documented - I love it all, though! You made me smile when it arrived, and I'm smiling again now at it's completion!! I love you all, Dueling Darlins!
So here's my card!
|Side view: I just LOVE all the browns and blues and green hues!|
Normally, we have an added part of the challenge to say something related to the card theme and if we had one this challenge, I surely missed it :)
In it's place, I would like to say how very dear this group of gals are to me! We met on SCS a long while ago and bonded instantly in one (or two or three!) of the threads we are on, following each other through the swaps and posts! I don't even remember how I came up with this crazy idea to have two teams of girls 'duel' card kits with a similiar topic but it sure is a blast every month, wondering what the hostess will come up with and stalking our mailboxes to see what it will behold! It's like Christmas - 8 months out of the year! Each lady is so unique and beautiful and brings something so wonderful 'to the table' - from making me laugh, squeal & shiver (that would Debbie - she has a MAMMOTH tarantula in her house - is she not the BEST mom!!), they make me beam with pride when they share something wonderful ... the list goes on :) God has truly blessed me with a tremendous group of ladies to call *friend*
(((((((( Group hug to the Dueling Darlings! ))))))) I love you all!