Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fall Kick Off

It's the 15th, so it's time for a Duel - Dueling Darling style.

The hostesses - LJ (Divas) and Terry (Dazzlers) came up with a great theme...

Fall Kick Off

I'm not sure (yet!) what LJ sent for  her kit, but Terry sent the Dazzlers a cute House Mouse image (Smarty Pants), awesome school-themed designer papers (Recollections Back to School), and lots of fun embellishments (Target Baker's Twine, Craftworks Candi Dots, and Michael's Ribbon). THANK YOU Terry!

And THANK YOU, LJ and TERRY for being TERRIFIC hostesses this month!

Here's the card I made:

This is the inside:

We are also supposed to share a favorite fall memory. For me, I think it would have to be our family tradition of going to a U-Pick Apple Orchard and riding the tractor/wagon to the trees and picking apples and munching an apple on our ride back to the barn. This is a tradition that my husband and I started when our children were quite young. We look forward to it every fall.

I'm so glad you stopped  by my blog today! 

Now let's go see what the other Dueling Darlings created...



 Judy's on vacation and will post later

Image: House Mouse Smarty Pants
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red scraps from my scrap file
Designer Paper: Recollections Back to School Paper Pack
Embellishments: Craftworks Candi Dots and Target Bakers Twine


~Paola~ said...

awww such sweet card...of course I ♥ the image too!!
Yours is colored to perfection!!!*TFS* ♥

Barb said...

What an awesome card Jeanette! I love that image and I really like how you added the bakers's twine! The inside paper is perfect!

I am so glad you are a part of this great group of ladies--the challenges each month are a blast!

Terry Ladwig said...

Wow Jeanette......our cards are very similar! You have more layers, but they are so much alike!! I love it!

I couldn't figure out a way to use the twine, but now I know what to do and I can add it ☺

Great card!!

Melina said...

so cute! I like how you used the ruled paper on the inside. I'm glad to be dueling with you! :)

kadie said...

LOVE your card, Jeanette! Your layout is super, as usual and of course I love the inside too! HUGS

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, Jeanette! What a terrific layout showcasing that darling House Mouse image which you colored so beautifully!! The twine and the dots are the perfect embellishments! And I love how you used the tablet-like paper on the interior...very clever!

Picking apples...What a wonderful memory and so terrific that you continue to do this every fall!

Peanut said...

What a delightful card, Jeanette! Thanks for sharing.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

jimlynn said...

Perfect for a back to school card! CUTE image and love the notebook paper on the inside!

MiamiKel said...

Wonderful fun back to school card! I had to do a double take from Terry's card - wow, you two were in sync! Lovely job, my friend!

*So happy you are Dueling Darling, my friend!*

April said...

Great minds with our interiors! Lol

What a FABBY card!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Aww that is so cute - love how you have let the mouse take 'centre stage' on your card Jeanette.

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette, what a fun kit and what an awesome card. I love everything about are such an inspiration to me. I love your style and you come up with the most clever ideas...Great card my sweet friend...I am so glad to have you as a friend...♥

Marilyn said...

You know, I never used to like the House Mouse stamps and now, I think they are just the cutest images ever... doesn't mean I like mice though, just the stamps! This is such a cute card and you always have the nicest background papers.

dweatter said...

J, this card is so cute. I absolutely love all the layers and the inside uses the perfect piece of dp to write a note!!! Great coloring of the image too!!!

Gael said...

The handwriting paper on the inside is a VERY nice touch! I also love your color scheme

Darlene said...

What a cutie this card is!! Love how you colored the books, and of course, your snappy layers! Well done.

Zella said...

What a fun card - great for back to school time!!!