Wednesday, August 15, 2012


  I am so excited! Today is finally here!


I have waited and waited for this day. Why? Because it is our Dueling Darling day... and this month Kelly and I are the hostesses. That means we got to choose the theme (we collaborated, but basically Kelly let me take over. Sorry, Kelly! I hope you like the theme!) Then we secretively put together our respective kits and sent them out to our team members - mine to the Dazzlers and Kelly's to the Diva's. And today we get to see what they made!

    Okay, now lest you think we chose the theme "Bingo" let me explain.   We did some research… wondered what is special about August 15, since that’s today's date. We discovered August 15th is Best Friends Day, National Relaxation Day, and National Failures Day.

August 15th is also in the middle of Elvis Week (Be still, my heart!), National Aviation Week, National Scrabble Week, and Weird Contest Week.

Sooooooooo many choices. What did we choose? In honor of National Scrabble Week, our theme is…

Are You Game?

As a little extra CHALLENGE this month, we’d like the Dueling Darlings to try something new with their kit/creation – something they’ve never done before (IF THEY’RE GAME!)

I chose the Art Impressions Bingo image/sentiment for the Dazzler's game-themed kit. I also included embossed papers with game tickets, Bingo cards, and distressed rays (Ellison's Tim Holtz line offers this mini set). And of course there were designer papers and embellishments, too.

For something different (the challenge!) I decided to try a fold I've never done before - the Double-Z fold. It was quite fun.

Here's a picture of my card when it's held closed:

Here is is in a more comfortable pose:

It really didn't want to stay closed (I had to clip it together for that first picture).

I hope you've enjoyed seeing it! Now, let's rush over to the other Dueling Darlings blogs to see their cards!    
Image: Art Impressions Bingo
Ink: Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turquoise and scraps from my scrap file
Designer Paper: Tessa Collins Freestyle Collection
Bingo Card Embossing Folder: Ellison Tim Holtz Collection
Embellishments: Studio 18 Rhinestones and Buttons and Star-Shaped Brad (vendor unknown)


April said...

What a fun-tastic card! Love that fold, but I understand it not staying together for picture taking!
Thanks for a great kit/theme this month!

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh Jeanette, what a super fun card. Love the different fold but the star of the show is that image... it's an absolute hoot!

Darlene said...

Wow, oh WOW! What a great fold and such a great way to give yourself enough real estate to use more of the fun elements! This kit totally rocked this month, thank you! And your card totally rocks as well! Thanks for having me in the group!

Melina said...

Oh my girl! Our cards are very similar! I love your fold! Thank you so much for sending this wonderful kit! I love it! :)

Judy McMullen said...

WOW! Love your double-Z fold card, Jeanette! Everything is so bright, beautiful and fun from the yummy dsp to the ribbon, buttons and bling and most of all that delightful Bingo image and sentiment!!! Beautiful card inside and out!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love a gate fold card! This card is so cute.

I really like how you highlighted the image. It looks really good.

Fun colors and use of your special items. You created a great kit for the Dazzlers!

Athina said...

I like how you used the bingo card on the inside! Very cute!

Barb said...

Jeanette--this card Rocks! I love the design and the colors are perfect! That image just puts a smile on my face!

Thanks for sharing such a cute card and being a part of a great group of ladies!

Ana Carolina Little said...

This groups sound like an awesome and fun group!!!. Great theme and FUNNYYYYY image!!!

dweatter said...

Omgosh! That double Z fold is amazing! Love the way your card opens to the embossed bingo card. Your card is so bright, cheerful and festive! Your coloring of the image is amazing! Thanks for an awesome kit and great theme.

Patty Gorka said...

This is perfect and if you only knew how much I love BINGO! I used to go every week before my son was born :)

~Paola~ said...

wowww...lov ethe fold and all of your layering...and ,of course..I LOVE the fun fun FUN image and all the goodie you sent us Dazzlers!!♥

Terry Ladwig said...

This was such a fun kit to work with Jeanette! Thank you!

I received the kit when I got back from vacation.....and we actually played bingo while we were there! It made me smile and brought backk some good, even though very recent memories!

Great it and love the fold!! Your work amazes me!!!!

Carol W said...

Holy cow Jeanette...what a great kit and idea you put together for your team...I love, love, love your is a surprise to see the front is a double always your insides of your cards wow me...I just need to learn how to do those have created a true masterpiece happy you and Kelly started this group and included me...I love all of ya...

Unknown said...

Wow - that's one impressive card. Makes me want to go play bingo today!

MiamiKel said...

Oh happy day that I can finally stop in and leave some love! This is a cutie - such bright fun colors and a hilariously happy image! THis is a great fold, too! I, of course, totally blew that part of the challenge and forgot it was part of it, alas, did give the girls a wee challenge with their charms, lol ..... hopefully it wasn't too disruptive of the Divas this month! It was a fun duel! x0x0

Heather B said...

Super cute!!