Friday, July 15, 2011

Garden of Friendship

Today is the 15th so that means it's time for the Dueling Darlings to post their creations. YAY!

What's a Dueling Darling? I am! Tee Hee! The Dueling Darlings are two groups/teams of crafters. Each team has a hostess for the month (this month Terry is the Dazzler hostess and LJ is the Diva hostess). The hostesses choose a theme and send out card kits to their team members based on the theme chosen. Neither team knows what the other team is using.

While I love creating with these very special kits, I think I enjoy seeing what each of the Dazzlers and Divas create even more! Soooooooo after you've checked out my card, let's go to see what the other ladies made, okay?

The theme Terry and LJ chose is Garden of Friendshp. Terry sent me (and the other Dazzlers) an incredibly fun kit - it's a good thing, since my stamping supplies are still in boxes from my recent move - with loads of embellishments, designer papers, and the cutest image. THANK YOU, TERRY! (hmmmmmmmmm... I wonder what LJ sent the Divas???)

Here's the card I created:

Oh, and a sneak peek at the inside of my card:

Here's the inside:

I hope Terry likes my card!!!

The challenge that Terry and LJ included in this month's Dueling Darlings is tht we are to share a story or memory of a good friend! That's kind of tough for me, because honestly I don't want to narrow it down to one friend. Instead I'd like to mention my forest friends over on Splitcoast Stampers. That's the group of chatty swappers that participate in my card swaps. They have become such dear friends to me over the past couple of years. We laugh together; we cry together, too. We tell funny stories of what's going on in our lives; we share our burdens, too. We cheer each other on; we lend a shoulder to cry on, too. We are there for one another. That's what friendship is about! And I'm so glad the forest friends are in my life!!!

Okay, now it's time to go check out the other blogs...




Image & Sentiment: My Favorite Things Fred Bear "Oopsie Daisies"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Vendor Unknown
Designer Paper: Me & My Big Ideas Stripe and DCWV Flower Words
Embellishments: Favorite Findings Felt Flowers, American Crafts Ribbon, JoAnn's Buttons, and Martha Stewart Crafts Doily


April said...

Great card - and thanks for the story! I love how you included the doily, I had trouble with that...
Fred Bear is just too cute and I love that he spent tome 'dueling' with us this month!

Terry Ladwig said...

Jeanette, I love your card! It is absolutely adorable.

Thank you for the nice story too, I am sure we all feel the same way about our Forest Friends! I love the Forest and being a part of it!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhh so cute - so many elements! It's so fresh and fun - what a cutie kit and a great representation of the Garden of Friendship! I'm so blessed that you're part of mine! Congrats on your PC GT spot, too! (i'm literally DASHING thru the blog roll, lol!) You know I love me my insides of my cards - great feel to yours, too! Big hugs! Thanks for being part of my garden! x0x0

:: BlueInks :: said...

Aaawwww Ms Forest, we love you too!!! You give us a great platform to share within.

Your card is a delight! I like how you layered the felt flowers. Oh and that Spellbinders is to die for!

Ms. Earlgrey said...

Your card is Bear-ri-licious. Its soft, gentle and it makes you want to hug the bear with the flowrs.
A great card.

Judy McMullen said...

Jeanette, I love your card! How beautiful all the elements are for the Garden of Friendship!! Love how you used the pretty d.p., darling image and those fantastic flowers!!! Love you too, my friend!

dweatter said...

Great card. I absolutely love all the layers and the way you used ribbon on the inside and out. Perfect layering of the flowers/buttons and doily too. Great job.

Darlene said...

Once again, a fantastic card! The ribbon and flowers are so complimentary, and our Fred is a cutie for sure! The Forest is the place to be, and you created it, set the tone & keep us coming back for more! We all {heart} you!

Michelle said...

Cute card! I love how you did all the layers. The ribbon and the placement of the flowers is perfect! ♥ You and The Forest!

Jamie Sanchez said...

Awww...cute bear cute flowers.. cute everything Jeanette! :D

Barb said...

What a cute card--this is such a great image you all had to work with. Love the flowers too!

Carol W said...

Oh my stars a shakin'....what an awesome card...I love, love, love it. I love the way you used the doily and all the flowers....great inside as well...I love the rocked this card FOR SURE!!!! Great job.


Melina said...

How cute! I love the way you used the flowers :)