Monday, August 16, 2010

I Scream for Ice Cream

Something New
- Something SPECIAL -
is happening!

Today is an exciting day in blogland!!! I have been anticipating this day for several weeks now and have tried not to let the cat out of the bag. That being said, you may have noticed a badge in my right-side column... it's been there for a few weeks. It says I am a Dueling Darling.

Hmmmmmm... wonder what that means?

Actually, there are 14 Dueling Darlings. We are a bunch of friends from Splitcoast Stampers, mostly friends from the forest swaps that I host. We have formed two teams, the Divas and the Dazzlers and to have fun dueling it out once a month.

This month the hosts of the two groups are Kelly (Divas) and myself (Dazzlers). That means we sent kits to the others in our group - identical kits - with the common theme of I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream. Today is the day each Dueling Darling reveals her creation made with the kit she received.

The Dazzlers received kits with the CC Designs Sweet Ki Ki La Rue image, a piece of Doodle Design Inc. You Scream Ice Cream designer paper, a piece of Colorbok Vellum, two pieces of Dashes, Dots, and Checks ribbon, some Paper Studio buttons, and a fancy paper clip. Just for fun, I also sent each Dazzler a K & Co. Glitter Chipboard Letter (her own initial).

Dueling Darlings are asked to create a card (or project) with the kit items. The idea is to see what different crafters create with the same products. Of course, no one must use everything in the kit. Also, they are free to use their own cardstock and other things as needed to complete their project.

Here's the card I created with the kit:

I used everything in the kit. LOL! Kind of an over-achiever here, aren't I?

Here's a closeup of the image (colored with my Copics):

The striped circle on the left side is actually the fancy paper clip that was in the kit. I removed the paper clip and used just the striped circle on my card. Pretty easy to do.

My card has quite a bit of dimension, as seen in this picture:

One last picture of my card:

Now, if you're like me, I'm just as excited as I can be to find out what the other Dazzlers did with the same kit.... let's go see!

Paola (and the inside of her card)

As I mentioned earlier, the Dueling Darlings are made up of two groups. The other Group - the Divas - also created with the I Scream for Ice Cream theme, but I have no idea what was in the kits Kelly put together for them. Let's go check that out, too!

I hope you've had fun with the Dueling Darlings in this first round of monthly creativity! Now, let's all go get some ice cream!



~Paola~ said...

woot wooottt wooottt!!!
I forced myelf to stay up and awake and check al the postings before beddy byez...and woowww..I am soo pleased that I did!!
I loveee loveee lovveee your cards and all the others I was lucky to quickly see (will leave comments to each partecipants once I am truly awake...but I wanted to congratulate each and everyone here,at this starting point (isn'it?)
Ilovvvv what U did with your card Jeanette and ALL the embellishmnets (interesting I used the clip w.out the clip part too...LOL)
Congratulations to ALL Darlings and Divas on the launching of all the Darlings! to bed now....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Melina said...

I just used the decorative tip to the clip too!!! hahaha
I love your card! Love the circle frame to your image and love how you colored her :)
I'm so excited to see everyone's!

MiamiKel said...

It's a go, Houston! We have launched and this could not be any more delish for our inaugaral battle! Love love your kit - and I'm cracking up at Kiki, she's looking quite familiar ;) Love the layout and delish papes, the wonderful embellies - very creative! x0x0

April said...

LOL - I see why KiKi looks so familiar! This was a great start to our new adventure!!
You kit turned out beautifully and I am glad to be a DDD with you!

Barb said...

Cute girl-even if you are on the opposing team! I love the clips that you sent along with the letter. It will be fun to look to see what everyone else posted. going to check out the competition now!

Michelle said...

I think its so fun that we all ended up using the same image! I'm glad to be the Dazzler group.
Great card! KiKi is gorgeous.

kadie said...

What a super fun idea!! You gals always have the best ideas and sooo Fun! This card is totally adorable, Jeanette!! I really love the J on it too!

dweatter said...

Cute card!! Brilliant idea for the paperclip. I kept trying to use the paperclip on my card...doh...should have removed the clip are so smart. Love what you created.

Judy McMullen said...

OMGosh! I love that both Dueling Darling teams have this darling Kiki LaRue image for this first card kit duel! She's perfect for the ice cream theme and you've colored her so beautifully! Great d.p., Jeanette! Couldn't be more perfect for this theme. And I love your sparkly J! Perfection!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh my....what a darling card and a fun group you have! Your card turned out perfect. I love all of the extra touches. Oh yeah and it's okay that you used the WHOLE kit! LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh Jeanette, love, love, love your card. You are so talented and I love that you are an overachiever using the whole kit...(I tried but didn't quite do I love how you thought outside the box to take off the paper clip...(you need to give me lessons...) Great job..this is such a fun card and project...

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Jeanette ~

Love your creation, the circle button/brad cute and your coloring is always so great!

Terry Ladwig said...

Jeanette.....very cute card! It was nice to see how the entire kit could be used :-)

This has been a fun first for me....can't wait for more!!

Oh.....and the same image as the other team...too funny! I was confused at first and thought I missed something and that we all had to use the same image. Very cool though to see the same image with different papers!

Patty Gorka said...

Love your card, super cute! This (Dueling Darling) sounds like such a great idea! said...

SOOOO CUTE!!! What a fun bunch you gals are!!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the fun accents and embellishments you used.