Saturday, April 11, 2015

I'm late... Very VERY Late.

Yikes! Time has gotten away from me.

The Dueling Darlings duel it out on the 15th of every month. It's on the calendar. Kits arrive a week or two before that date, we create, and then on the 15th, we reveal.

Wellllllll... Paola sent a wonderful kit to the Dazzlers last month!

Kit Items included:

Stamped images - 'Coffee and Friend's  w/ sentiment (from Inkadinkado 96576 P) , 'Java Jumpers' /House Mouse (from Stampabilities),'I don't do Mornings' (from Stampabilities) , 'Chamomile Tea'  /House Mouse (from Stampabilities), * plus a mixture of sentiments*

Ink - Images are stamped on Cougar white c/s with Memento Tuxedo Black

Designer Papers - 'Honeycomb' by Time Spring (Fancy Pants) , 'Madame Mariposa' by Butterfly Collection (Prima) ,'Summer Kincaid Ave' by Scenic Route ,'Tip me Over' by Time Spring (Fancy Pants), Coffee notes by Mead

Card Stock - 'Spice Market' by Recollection , dry embossed with 'On The Go' embossing folder (by Tim Holtz)

Accessories - Candy Floss in 4 different colors ,Grosgrain pink double sided ribbon , Grosgrain deep red from SU, paper flowers from Recollection , assorted large brads from Basic Grey , large and medium half pearls , (real) coffee beans.


Paola and Kadie were the hostesses. However, my kit didn't arrive before I left on my trip to ALASKA!!! So I didn't get my card made until I got home from that trip and regrouped here at home. That being said, the card has been sitting on my photography table (where my cards have their photo opp) for over a week now. Sheesh! Life is way too busy when one can't even get a picture or two taken and put them on a blog.

So, without further delay, here is my card:

The theme of this duel is 
What's Your Brew?

We were also supposed to tell what our favorite brew is... well, those who know me know that I love going to Starbucks (BUT all I ever get there is a frappuccino). Truthfully, I'm really not fond of the taste of coffee. *gasp! But if you get it sweet enough - and make it taste like a shake? Yummo!

And, I'm not a hot tea drinker - hardly ever. Because it reminds me of the many times as a child when I was so very VERY sick that all I could consume was hot tea. So when I drink hot tea now, it makes me think I'm sick. LOL! Funny how mind-association works, isn't it?

Therefore............... my favorite brew is Iced Tea! Love the stuff. We drink a gallon or more of it each day at our house - and I drink well over half of that. I do let my two guys have some, though. ;)

Oh, and if I'm ever near a Quick Trip (we don't have them here), I have to stop and get one of those 0 calorie white peach teas they have. Bliss!!!

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 
Please be sure to head over to the other Dueling Darlings blogs to see their cards, too. You'll find links to them in my left side bar.

The only thing I used to make this card other than the items in Paola's kit was cardstock (Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Confetti Ivory).

THANK YOU for a great kit, Paola! And thanks to Paola and Kadie for a great theme!


~Paola~ said... glad you chose to use this is one of my favorite...Being a night owl this truly reflects me. especially on the w/end :) Love how you incorporated the embossed panel...must remember to 'copy' your idea next time I use this gal...than you for your partecipation Jeanette! ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

This is gorgeous Jeanette - love your use of the bakers twine and the paper and ribbon.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- and I so love this image- it is soooo me! Fabulous!

Barb said...

Jeanette--I love the layout of your card. AND--I always like to read the stories in your posts!

Terry Ladwig said...

Love that you used the image you did on this great card! Your coloring and the papers you used went well together!