Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings Celebrate The Great Outdoors

It's that time of month again - the 15th! That means the Divas and the Dazzlers are Dueling it out. This month, Barb and Michelle were the hostesses. They chose The Great Outdoors for their theme.

If you are unfamiliar with our monthly duel, it's actually quite fun. There are two teams, each has a different hostess each month. The two hostesses decide on a theme and then each hostess sends identical theme-appropriate card kits to each of her team members. Neither hostess knows what the other one is sending, nor do the teams know what the other team received.

I'm a DAZZLER! Michelle was our hostess and she sent us a marvelous kit filled with all kinda of wonderful goodies - stamped images, designer papers, ribbon, buttons, twine, a brad.

Here's the card I created:

The hostesses this month asked us to share an experience... be it good or bad... relating to the topic. Well, this might come as a surprise to my online friends (since my online name is Forest Ranger) but I'm really not an outdoorsy kind of gal. I never have been. Growing up, my family's idea of camping was to take out our RV, with all of its modern conveniences, such as indoor bathroom (with potty and shower) and comfy beds.

My first real camping experience (in my opinion) happened when my daughter was a Girl Scout. I was her Girl Scout leader and our troop's co-leader was the grandmother of one of the other scouts in the troop. Grandma was a seasoned Girl Scout AND a seasoned camper. So with her help, we took the troop camping at least a couple of times a year - usually in tents. How fun!!! I loved it! But of course, the girls did all the challenging work - setting up the tents, gathering the stuff for the camp fire, etc. I supervised. ;) Oh, and I enjoyed the S'mores! I also enjoyed hearing the girls giggle and tell stories around the camp fire. I enjoyed hearing their sweet voices singing silly songs. I enjoyed the meals cooked on the open fire (nothing tastes better!) I enjoyed walks in the woods, admiring nature. I enjoyed the Great Outdoors. Thank you, Brittney, Grandma Bev, and all the Girl Scouts in our troop!

One of the fun things about the Duel is going to see what everyone else created (and what the other team received for their kit), so let's go...


April ♥ Darlene ♥ DebbieMelinaMichellePaolaTerry


BarbCarolJamieJoanJudyLaura JeanKellyTami

Image: Whipper Snapper Roasting Mellows Bear

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers

Cardstock: Neenah Solar Crest White and Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbbler, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso

Designer Paper: Imaginisce Happy Camper Collection

Embellishments: American Crafts Ribbon, Eyelet Outlet Brad, October Afternoon Campfire Buttons, and Twine (unknown vendor)


April said...

Love your card! Is always fun to see what other do with the same kit!!
I love to camp! Actually quit Brownies because our troop never did it, or anything fun for that matter!!

MiamiKel said...

How cute!! What a fun image, and smores! Can't go wrong there! I actually have to correct my post now, lol - I have gone camping again (with my Girl Scout) but that was with cabins and a indoor cooking house with tables and chairs, etc ..... no roughin' it like we did on our first anniversary, lol! I just never went camping again with DH! x0x0

Hope the move is going smoothly - sending hugs your way! x0x0

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Barb said...

Great Card--love, love this image and the colors! I really like the row of buttons and the pinecone brad. Loved readying your story too!

dweatter said...

Wonderful card Forest! I love how you always seem to use everything from the kit! And putting the brad on the button...great idea! Wonderful memory you have of your time with your daughter and the other girl scouts.

Jamie Sanchez said...

Hi Jeanette!
Just love that bear making smores!!!! Beautiful card.
Great stories! I am all for comfy beds myself, but I do love to go camping.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Okay brave one! Your first camping experience was taking a TROOP of girls into the forest?! Holy night.

I just love that embossed DP. It is so cute and you featured it so well. I like the layout too!!!

It's the best bear card evah!

Terry Ladwig said...

I love your card Jeanette...your marshmellow looks all toasty good ☺

I have to tell you that I was a girl scout too...and when me and my sisters get together around a campfire we sing the silly songs we learned in girl scouts! Brings back good memories!!

Carol W said...

Oh Jeanette, what a wonderful memory and what an awesome card...You NEVER cease to amaze me...your creativity is awesome and your ability to meet a deadline awe inspiring...You card is amazing and with all that you have on your plate.....having it posted today is down right impressive...Love your card and you too..... ♥♥♥

Melina said...

Wow! We did very similar things with our papers! I love yours, love how you used the brad! great card lady!!! ;)

Judy McMullen said...

Jeanette, your card dazzles! But then all your creations are dazzlers. Love the elements from this card kit!! Great design too!! What wonderful memories your Girl Scout camping trips have given you...Love the stories!!!

Lauren said...

Love your card!! Marshiemallows, my favourite, love the brad, buttons & bows, very clever. Loved your camp stories, I like comfort myself and have not been camping for a long time!!

Nina said...

Hi Jeanette! This is Nina from Paper Cupcakes and I sent out an e-mail to you June 17, but have not heard back from you. Are you still on for being our GD for July? I need to get things out to you, so I resent that e-mail, please contact me asap. :o) THANKS BUNCHES!

Lola said...

This is TOO cute! Time for smores!!