Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Gift of Music

It's time for some Dueling Darling fun!

Today is the 15th of the month - so let's get our duel on.

Each month the Diva hostess and the Dazzler hostess choose a theme and then send card kits to all the Darlings based on that theme. This month's hostesses are Paola (Dazzlers) and Judy (Divas) and they chose the theme...........

Music is a Gift

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." - Plato

Paola's kit was full of so many goodies, including several different stamped images/sentiments, designer papers, die cuts, and other embellishments. THANK YOU, Paola! 

Kit Contents:

Stamps : Gift Of Music /D.Morgan
by: Stamps Happens INc ;
Violin/Music scroll & Angel w/Instrument : UNknown
Sentiments by : Cling Stamps Co. # 557133

Accessories :
Designer Papers : * Up,Up & Away (Doodle Bug Design); *Bella Boutique Stack (DCWV) ; * SU Double D/P x 2 ; *Elementary Pianoforte Music Examination (from a real Conservatory of Music book)

*Ribbon : barely banana grosgrain from SU
*Virtuoso Music Die in black and in white
(Memory Box ; *Viviene Butterfly (Music Box) ;
*Assorted gems and pearls in a variety of shape/sizes

It was sure difficult to choose what to use for my card.

Here's the card I made:

I really liked the D. Morgan stamp and had to use it.

I decided to punch out some flowers and make a layered flower out of the piece of sheet music that Paola added to the kit.

Here's the inside of my card:

Paola and Judy also posed a little challenge -If you could dedicate a song to someone in your life, what would your song choice be, and to who will you dedicate it and why?

That's a difficult one. I'm not sure I know what to say. There are just way too many options. I guess I would choose the Ray Boltz song "Thank You for Giving to the Lord" and I would dedicate it to all the people who have been a Christian influence in my life.

Now, let's go to the other Dueling Darling blogs and see what they created with Judy and Paola's theme/kits...



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

The only thing I used on my card besides what was in Paola's kit was cardstock (Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue) and my Zig Wink of Stella markers.


jimlynn said...

Inside and out - FABULOUS!!! Love it!

Winnie said...

Wow, Jeanette! Lovely both inside and out. I am loving the stamps and diecuts you used. I have so many music makers and lovers in my life, and the sentiment is perfect!

kadie said...

Beautiful job on this card, Jeanette! LOOOOOVE the musical flower and that die cut on the inside! ♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

The colors are so pretty on this card. I especially like the blue panel on the front and how it features the sentiment/image. You created a good one here!

Terry Ladwig said...

OK Jeanette.....I love love love all of your layers! The way you put the papers together really works!! The inside is just as cool as the outside. You are so good at doing that!!

Love it Jeanette!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Jeanette I love this card and how you have used the images and elements in the kit, especially the flower. Fabulous!

~Paola~ said...

oh woww...what a gorgeous beauty this card is *J*! Love how well you incorporated the d/p (of course you would as U are the DP's QUEEN !!:)
U used my favorite yellow/blue papers combo...I just couldn't make them work for me but will keep your card and layout in mind for sure for a future 'musical' project I have...Thanks for partecipating,glad U enjoyed our musical theme!♥

Barb said...

Jeanette--your card is so pretty. I love how you used so much of the kit that Paola sent and all of the layers!

I am so happy to be a Darling with you and that we get to duel each month!

Darlene said...

This is beautiful, that D. Morgan stamp is one of my favs, and you have shown why! Love the yellows you added, and those layers...The punched flower is fantastic. Love the inside too!

MiamiKel said...

Great card, Jeanette!

Desire Fourie said...

A stunning music themed card. Love the musical flower.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Marcy said...

Fantastic card! love the music theme and that flower you've made with the music sheet! Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

Carol W said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, great use of the kit and an amazing card!!!! I love your flower....

dweatter said...

All the layers are great. I love the flower you made and the way you decorated the inside.

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Jeanette! Today is the last day of May and I'm finally getting around to checking the DD's May creations. Wow! You always inspire me with your beautiful cards and this one is now exception! Love the color scheme you chose of blue, yellow and white with that little punch of black...a fav of mine. I LOVE that beautiful sentiment image and your created flower from the sheet music paper...Amazing! Love the design on the inside too...Awesome!!
Thanks for sharing your dedicated song...Beautiful!!
Thanks, too, for your friendship!!