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!
What a wonderful description of your dueling darling teams Kelly. I hope your weekend is improving and has fantastic moments too. Your card is really fun and would be appreciated by someone with that quirky sense of humour - the best people. Sending you a hug for your so lovely comments to me. JulieReplyDelete
Kelly....I love what you put together here! Everything looks great together and your craftiness really made the card wonderful!ReplyDelete
I am so lucky to have found such a great group of ladies to share this with every month! Thank you for starting the monthly duels, I really look forward to the 15th of every month!!
WOW!!! Your card is GORGEOUS, Kelly! I have never seen such beauty in mowing grass before. LOL!ReplyDelete
Seriously, I love the style and beauty of your card! Your use of leftovers is amazing!
I also loved your words and DITTO everything you said about the DDD. They/you are such a blessing to me, as well!
Wonderful. Such a fun image and sentiment. Loving all the wonderful papers, layout and embellishments. Gorgeous work, Kelly.ReplyDelete
CUTE sentiment and card - inside and out! Love it.ReplyDelete
It's a great card!!! You were able to use so much of the leftovers. I love all the layers, buttons and bows!!!! A superb job!ReplyDelete
Great card! I love the sentiment especially. It was fun reading your post. You had a terrific idea there!ReplyDelete
What a great masculine card to share this delightful expression of love!! An adorable design, Kelly!ReplyDelete
My goodness dear!! Your "leftovers" really worked out awesome on your card here!! All of the papers go together very well!! Love the color combo and layout design!! :) TFS! HUGSReplyDelete
Kelly--first I echo each and every word you said about this awesome group of ladies--and I too am so excited when the newest kit arrives!ReplyDelete
I love your card--I think the ribbon-bow is so cute. Going to try that technique soon!
Thanks for starting this wonderful challenge and being a great friend!
It does sound like a fabulous bunch of ladies and a great concept. I also have a group that we do a monthly swap which is always fun to see what they send to you. This card is just amazing. Love the image and the sentiment is just too cute. The paper and buttons just all go so well together. Great job!ReplyDelete
Such a fun card! I like the cute sentiment and the lawn mower! You meet the best people on SCS! What a fund group!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card Kelly - love the punny sentiment, and the way you used the blue to layer everything with.ReplyDelete
Awwww Kelly ~ I love u even more.....Thank u so much for including me in this wonderful group. So many amazing friendships have blossomed through the Divas and Darlings. I am truly blessed to have u as a friend in the crafty world! :)ReplyDelete
As for the card. I *love* it. So happy you chose to use an image from my kit :) they layout, papers and embellishments you chose are so perfect.....
XOXOXO ~ LJ
Okay smitten kitten! I am just the same in the smitten department with the group that you created. Thank you, for thinking of it and giving me the opportunity to craft with you all.ReplyDelete
I love your card! Your papers and embellies look like they were their own kit. Super job on this one!
Absolutely fantastic! Love the sentiment!!ReplyDelete
hee hee, fun pun and great colours, very calm and clean cut, which I always like.ReplyDelete
Without a doubt, your adorable cards, Kelly, always bring me smiles. Love this funny, punny sentiment.ReplyDelete
Kelly this is a gorgeous combination of your saved elements. The mower image and fun pun sentiment are fabulous! xxReplyDelete
First- what an awesome card- love it inside and outside! And you truly are blessed- what a wonderful swapping group- love to see the cards you all create!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness-that is so cute!! You don't see many cards with lawn mowers on them. Yours is just adorable. Perfect for any guy.ReplyDelete
Your Dueling Darlings sound like a great group to be a part of!ReplyDelete
Your card is so sweet! It's nice to see a love card that's not the normal pinks and red.
Love this, Kelly! And, such an adorable sentiment too. Super cute!ReplyDelete
I love this Kelly! Your cards have such a wonderful layering to them. They come together so well. You have a gift girl! Too cute!!!! :)ReplyDelete
First off..I want to thank you for forming this group and for asking me to be a part of it...it truly is a happy wonderful spot in my life...You are amazing and so talented...I am grateful...Second...WOW what a card. both inside and out...you are so much inspiration to me...thank you, thank you, thank you....I am so blessed to have you in my life...love ya...♥ReplyDelete
Wonderful card, Kelly! Glad you got the opportunity to use this terrific mower image and some the great paper and embellies that came in that kit. Your addition of some of the items from the other kits has created a superior card. I love how the touches of aqua next to the brown and green theme really makes this card pop!ReplyDelete
What I really love is what an inspiration you are to me not only with your creations but with your faithfilled friendship. Thanks!
this card is truly amazing...as it embraces all of the Diva's group together... great layout as always...ReplyDelete
U are truly a gifted card maker!!
WOW Kelly!!! You did this with only scraps??? Gorgeous job!!!. LOVE that little mower!!! and the papers and colours. Great card!!!ReplyDelete
Amazing what you can do with leftovers!! Wish the food would work so well... :)ReplyDelete
The papers, ribbon, and buttons work so well together and I love the sentiment with the image! Fabulous card!
Great colors! Very funny sentiment!ReplyDelete
Hugs my friend!ReplyDelete
I must have the "Back-to-School-Blues", but finally am getting here!
This card couldn't be mower adorable!
Yay!! I finally get to visit and see what everyone came up with this month. Wow, as usual, you have impressed me with your layout, the colors, all of your "Kelly touches" as I call them!! Thanks for coordinating such a great bunch of rowdy women. We owe you!ReplyDelete