May 15, 2014

Dueling Darlings - May

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the May duel of the Dueling Darlings from SCS.  We have some music to share this month, so get your speakers ready!

Judy, was our hostess for the Divas.  She sent a kit to us with a music theme.   There were so many fun things to use in the kit, it was hard to decide what to use!  Then I saw the little Hawaiian boy image and I was so using that image.

As I am sure that a lot of you already know, DH and I love the Hawaiian islands.  It is a favorite place of ours.  We really try to go and sink our toes in the sand and take in the culture every year.  There really is no place like it. The locals are No Ka Oi {the best}!

We have not been able to visit the past few years due to elderly pets, a new pet, elderly parents and simply not being able to get away from obligations. In fact, we just relived our last visit this weekend sitting on the sofa, eyes closed and five hours away.  Oh, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone!

Okay...back to reality...Judy asked us to share a song and who we would dedicate it to.  I saw the image for the card, thought of the islands, which made me think of DH and how this is one of the first songs we play in the rental car when we arrive in Hawaii!  Alright, we sing the chorus when we are in the sun outside here too.   Or we will sing it loud to our neighbor across the fence if we are all outside - she too is an island lover.

The image for the kit this round reminded me of one of our favorite places to eat when in Maui. It is the Hula Grill in Kaanapali.   A great place for dinner, or just pull up to the barefoot bar and listen to the live music.  Aaaahhhhhh.....

Thanks Judy, for a great kit and fun challenge!




12 comments:

kadie said...

omgosh, Tami, this is tooooo cute! I love all the ways you've used this kit, especially the little hints of ribbon and the way you've cropped the image. Fabulous!!

Terry said...

This card is super cool!! I love how you colored your image....it seriously looks like it was printed and not colored in!! Awesome job!

Love your layout...and of course I always love your great stories!!

~Paola~ said...

woww...Loveeeee your layering Tami!!
No details were spared here , I can see that! Beautifully done...truly!!!♥

Barb said...

Tami--first, thanks so much for the trip back to Hawaii--I too felt like I was there from your story. You DO need to make time to get back soon!

Love your card and the layout. I really, really love the colors!

I am so happy to be a Darling with you and that you are on my team!

Darlene said...

WannaBeThereWannaBeThereWannaBeThere...!

Oh, your card...got distracted! LOVE it!! His shirt just rocks! The whole card has that Island feel to it...

You really hit it with this round, my friend. (Wishing the islands were only 5 hrs from me...)
{{Hugs}}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Ok... now I want to go to Hawaii and sing along with that fun song and eat at that fantastic eatery (especially the barefoot bar).

Your card is so cute! Love the way you colored the image and your layout is fantastic!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh you brought back memories of our time in Hawaii - swoon!

What a fabulous card, love this one with it's burst of color and fabulous use of the elements! Love!♥

Carol W said...

This card is over the top AWESOME Tami. Perfect in every way. I absoluetly LOVE it...so glad we are duelers together.....

Jackie said...

LOVE your card Tami! The embossed background & image is just too sweet...nice coloring too!!!!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Tami, I love the colours :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

djones said...

Layers, layers, and layers! I love, love, love them. Great DP and colors.

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Tami! Today is the last day in May and I'm finally getting around to checking out all the DD's May creations! Love, love, love your beautiful card! Oh, you really rocked this challenge! Your Ukelele Josh is so beautifully colored and the design of the card using paper, ribbon, brad and twine sets this image off to perfection!

Thanks for sharing your Hawaiian adventures and song...Love it! So glad my kit was able to bring back fond memories!!