Thursday, September 15, 2011

School Days

It's that time of year.... School is in Session!

Let me warn you, this is going to be a long blog post. I have so much to share with you and it's all in this one blog post. You'll want to see it all, too, because I have two different cards for you to check out. So fasten your seat belt and get settled in for a long and enjoyable ride. ;)
Today is the 15th of September. That means it's time for the Dueling Darlings. You know who we are. We are two groups of online friends who each month are given a kit by our respective hostesses and then create cards - all with the same theme. The Dazzlers (I'm a Dazzler) hostess this month is April. The Divas hostess is Jamie. They chose School Days as their theme.

April's kit included all of these wonderful items:
me & my BIG ideas and DCWV cardstocks;
Reflections blue star glitter tape;
CTMH red abc ribbon
Assorted clips
School bus courtesy of Jamie;
Stamps by Perfectly Clear Stamps/Stampendous ~ "School for Changito"
Black waffle paper from SU!

I couldn't use them all, there were so many items! THANK YOU, April! All I had to add was some red and black cardstock.

Here's the front of my card:

I used one of the images April sent for "inside" the bus; isn't that just the cutest little bus driver you've ever seen?

But look, I also used one of the images inside my card:

I'm so excited to see what the other Dazzlers did with April's kit... April, Darlene, Debbie, Melina, Michelle, Paola, and Terry!

I'm equally excited to see what Jamie gave the Divas and to see what they created... Barb, Carol, Jamie, Joan, Judy, Kelly, LJ, and Tami!

However, before we head off to check out their blogs, I must tell you about an INCREDIBLE challenge that begins today.

It's sooooooo cool, because the Dueling Darlings creations are appropriate for the Craft Us Crazy Challenge! Want to know why?

The Craft Us Crazy Challenge Theme: Goodbye to Summer (Summer Themed) and/or School Themed!

September 15 - - 28

This week's Craft Us Crazy Challenge Sponsor is Meljen's Designs. They've provided an awesome gift for one of the participants, so be sure to join the fun... you just might win!

I created this card with a Meljen's Designs image and sentiment:

I wonder what that dog is digging for?

I hope he finds it, whatever it is.

Image & Sentiment: Meljen's Designs

Ink: Copic markers

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Marigold Morning and Real Red

Other Papers: from my scrap file

Embellishments: brads


April said...

Great cards! What a perfect challenge this time around from Craft Us Crazy!
You did a great job with the kit and so glad y'all were patient with me this month! Thanks so much!

Barb said...

This card is so darn cute! I so love the image and want to know what is in the ground!

Barb said...

OK--now I will comment on the DDD card. First--I think it is so darn funny that you used the iamge as a bus driver--that just makes me smile.

I love all of the components of your card and the inside is just perfect. I love the primary colors and all of the components!

Melina said...

Oh my goodness! How cute the monkey driving the bus! love the inside too Jeanette :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love your monkey drivin' school bus! So cute!!! Your second card is equally as cute. I cannot believe you have a fire hydrant brad!!! So cool.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Wonderful cards, Jeanette! Love your school bus card and how you have that darling monkey peaking out the window of the bus. Great inside layout too!
What a darling image of the digging in the dirt doggy! So cute!!! Love the sentiment that goes with it. :)

Terry Ladwig said...

Love both cards Jeanette!

The DDD card is so cute and I also love the monkey bus driver!

Simply adorable!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness you clever gal you...I love how you used the Chatango for the bus driver and for the inside of the amaze me with your card is spectacular!!! Great job...wonderful layout and so clever...

Your dog card is so stinkin cute too...I love the image and I'm also hoping he finds what he is digging for...great card my friend...

You rocked both of these challenges....♥

MiamiKel said...

Ok, I'm glad I made one final round of the DDD's because I KNOW I was here - last week!! Ugh. Love me some blogger *snicker!* Well, as I said previously - this post is just too cute for words! A double treat, each one so delightful! You've colored them to perfection and they are just as sweet as can be - the image of Changito as the bus driver is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Adorable! Love it!!

Darlene said...

LOVE the bus & how you used the image as the driver!! Too clever! The bright primary colors really work on this card! Great job as usual!
And the puppy card is simply adorable, what a cuter-than-cute image!! Love the colors on that one too. Super cute.

Jamie Sanchez said...

Love the monkey bus driver! I bet alot of bus drivers feel like that too! Hee hee hee.... Beautiful cards, both of them!

dweatter said...

Great DD card my friend! Love how you used one image as your bus are clever!!! As always I love what you did with the inside of the card as well.