Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Perfect Blend

It's the 15th of May - how fun! Do you know what that means? It means it's time for the Dueling Darlings to post their once-a-month creations!

There are two teams - the Divas and the Dazzlers. (I'm a Dazzler!) Each team has a hostess for the month. The two hostesses decide on a theme and then mail out card kits to their team members, without the other team knowing what is in the kits. Until today - when we reveal our cards - it is a secret what image we're using, etc.

Debbie, who lives way up in Alaska, is the Dazzler hostess this month. Oh my goodness...... you should see he fun she sent us in the kits!

But first, let me tell you this month's theme -

The Perfect Blend

(Oops! I guess I kind of, sort of, already told yo with the title of this post, didn't I?)

Debbie's words were, "What is better than coffee with freinds!!!" Soooooooo she sent us Whippersnapper Hot Java Divas images (but she renamed them Hot Java Dazzlers... LOL!!!) She also sent a sentiment, a cup image, two designer papers, buttons, twill, and even a real coffee stirrer from Starbucks. How fun!!!

Here's the card I made:

I decided to make an easel card because (honestly) it gave me more space for using the wonderful papers Debbie sent.

Here's a closer look at the fun image:

A view from up above:

This is what it looks like when it's folded closed:

I'm so excited to see what the other Dueling Darlings created. Let's go take a look!




Images: Whipper Snapper Hot Java Divas, Stampin' UP! Cup, and Fiskars Latte Love

Ink: Copic Markers and Spica Pens, Memento Rich Cocoa, and Stampin' UP! Pumpkin Pie

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler and Peach Parfait and a piece of textured cream cardstock (vendor unknown)

Designer Paper: Die Cuts with a View Friends Cream and Paper Pizzazz Yummy Coffee Beans

Embellishments: Buttons, Twill, and a Starbucks Coffee Stirrer


Carol W said...

Oh my goodness have created a masterpiece. I love this card and I ♥ you and Kelly pulled together a wonderful group of friends for this amazing adventure and I am so grateful to be a part of all of this....I love the layout of your card and the way you have used your kit...the colors are fabulous and the stir stick with the button accent....awesome....what a fun image and dsp....well done my friend....♥

dweatter said...

What a great card. And what a great idea to do an easel card to have more "canvas" to work with. Love the way you used the kit and colored the image. Beautiful job!

Darlene said...

Easel card - brilliant! That is excellent for showing off more of the wonderful DP in this kit! Leave it to you to be so darn clever!! You always find ways to inspire me to try something new! What great leaders you and Kelly are, and I am so fortunate to be included as part of this group!

Jamie Sanchez said...

Oh Jeanette! This is a fantastic card you made! I love everything about it right down to the stir stick! lol Great job.

April said...

Ditto what was said above!!
I love your easel card and how you used all the different parts of the kit!

Barb said...

Jeanette--I love your card--such a perfect image for you to use and the easel layout is great! I think the best part is the "secret" part that all the rest of us knew and hopefully was a surprise to you and put a smile and probably a tear (or two) on your face! Love Ya Friend! Thanks for letting me be a part of such a wonderful team of creative ladies!

Terry Ladwig said... always know how to use every piece of a kit you receive! Someday I will be just like you ☺ I do love your card, everything about it! I love easel cards and this one is no exception, and it does give you more to work with! Thank you for sharing you and your talents with us, you're the best!


:: BlueInks :: said...

Your card turned out so well! I love the way the easel card showcases all of your great pairings.

I also wanted to say that you are a great friend to our group and I am glad that I was able to become a part of the DDD's to create together. You make it fun, thank you!

Lauren said...

AWWWSOME Jeanette, love the easel card!!! Gives you much more area to display your talents. I just love this card!

Lorie said...

Oh my goodness, Jeanette!!! Your easel card is wonderful! That is indeed a great image, and you have so many fabulous accessories to go with it. This looks like it was so much fun!!!

Love ya,

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

OK, so you do know that I totally adore this card!!! SOOOO Funny and fun and cute and COFFEE... whats not to love! Fantastic work my friend!!! <3

~Paola~ said...

wowww Jeanette...what a FUN and FABULOUS card this is...and an easel one to boot! (one of my favorite fancy folds)
Love how you displayed the wonderful goodies in the kit...supahhhhhhhhh dupahhh job of 'blending' them all!:o)
You talent is oh soooo endless my friend!!!