Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

It's time for a DUEL! Dueling Darling style.

This month Kelly and I are the hostesses, which means we got to choose the theme... and then we both put together kits for our respective groups - Kelly for the Divas and me for the Dazzlers.

Since we're approaching our 4 year anniversary of Dueling Darlings, we wanted to do something that focused on the friendships we've made/developed in this group. So, our theme is.....

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Through the years, through thick and thin, we've blessed each other in many ways and all these years later, we're still together – like a flock!

And here’s the challenge – Since we are celebrating 4 years together, you must have 4 of SOMETHING on your card - 4 flowers, 4 brads, 4 gems, 4 different designer papers, etc! Those 4 things must be the same ELEMENT (in other words, 4 different gems are okay but not 1 paper, 1 ribbon, 1 brad, 1 button = 4).

Here’s the kit I put together for the Dazzlers:

Image – Penny Black Chicky Work Out stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black (notice there are 4 chicks in the image.)
Sentiment – Great Impressions stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black
Designer Papers (4 of them) – from Paper Studio
  • Happy All Over – Floral
  • Poteeka Stripe
  • Small Polka Dot – Pink/Cream
  • Texture Yellow
  • Paper Studio – Gemstones (there are 4 of these)
  • Ribbon Boutique – Ruffled Ribbon
  • Sew-Ology – a piece of an actual tape measure
  • Spare Parts - Brads
  • Spare Parts – Clear Starburst Brad
  • Spare Parts – Flowers (two kinds; 4+ of these)

Here's the card I made:

As soon as I saw this stamp in my Cubbyhole (my craft room), I knew it was the one I wanted to use. It reflects a group of chicks - 4 which is our special number this round - and they are sticking together through thick and thin. Seemed to work for me. I hope the other Dazzlers thought it was okay, since it IS a bit a crazy image.

And of course, I had to use this quote (from the Beatles) inside my card:

I am so blessed to have the Dueling Darlings as friends - both the Divas and the Dazzlers!

Now, in case you can't find my "4" items on my card (not counting the chicks, of course), there are 4  little sunburst gemstones on the card - 3 on the front and 1 inside. See, I can count to 4. ;)

Let's head to the other Dueling Darling blogs to see what they made...




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

The only thing I used to make my card that wasn't included in my kit was the card base - Stampin' UP! Soft Sky Cardstock.


jimlynn said...

Jeanette, this is totally precious! Love the image and can't think of a better sentiment to go with it.

Barb said...

I love that image Jeanette--it makes me cackle! Great Colors and a sweet layout too. I was wondering if you were able to count to four................. Perfect sentiment! I am so glad to be asked to be a part of this fun group!

MiamiKel said...

OH my, can I join in that work out! LOL! What a fun image - beautifully colored! Each one so bright and vivid - what a great image to reflect the 'togetherness' we have here!

Happy 4 year Anniversary to my partner in crime who gave me the thumbs I needed to get this group off the ground and say "Yes, let's do it!" Without you, it would still just be an idea! Muah!


:: BlueInks :: said...

That is a great image! I love the card and your thoughts behind it. The interior turned out awesome. Thanks, for having me in the group!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Jeanette! Wonderful card!! Love, love, love, love the image!!!! So darn cute and clever to use this to commemorate the DDD's 4th anniversary. So very clever of you to incorporate the "4 of one kind" elements both on the outside and inside of the card...Love it! Also love the tape measure panel with the big pretty pink flower. Papers and colors are delightful!!!

You have always been a source of inspiration to me both in papercrafting and in all you do. You are a blessing and I treasure our friendship and am so grateful to be a part of the DDDs with you!!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette, I love your card. It looks like you put an amazing kit together. So much fun in one envelope...I am truly blessed to have you as a friend and fellow dueler and even more blessed to have met you in real life...Thanks for the last 4 years as duelers and for being a wonderful friend...((hugs))...

kiwimeskreations said...

Love that image Jeanette - and I did notice the gem inside :-) I also though you may have just had 4 inches of tape measure there too...

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is this card! Your colors are so fun- loving the accents- the measuring tape is a great accent and I love that big pink flower!

dweatter said...

Great card and a great kit! I like how you used the tape measure at the bottom embellished the the flower. What a fun card.

kateandme said...

I don't have a blog but I love to draw.I come on your site and site and practice via each of your poposts.you inspire me so much and have helped me through so much.I have no knowledge,technical skill or talent for creating so I just sit all day and copy what I see and love.and I love it.I've learnt so much!!its helps me smile again.
I saw this image today and oh I chuckled.I wish I could join ur network,u must never get lonely...today I finally braved subscribing to your blog.I never felt worthy of them but can't resist have emails of ur posts any longer.
Thankyou again.

Terry Ladwig said...

Jeanette...this was such a fun kit! I also own this stamp because I love it!

Your card is adorable....love it inside and out!!

Thanks for such a fun kit! I am so glad that I am part of this fun group!!