June 15, 2014

Dueling Darlings - June

Hello and welcome to the June Dueling Darlings from SCS!  The duel between the Dazzlers and Divas is ready to go today!

Darlene and I are the hostesses for this round.   We decided upon a theme of gardening.  Perfect for this time of year.   I sent the Divas a kit that had an image that I think is so cute, Garden Riley from Riley & Company.

I used some of the kit papers and got Riley all ready to show off his garden.  I used a Christmas stamp for the sentiment.  Speaking of the sentiment stamp, I have to give credit to Jeanette as I finally remembered that I like how she stamps directly on the DP at times and I did it!  And, I did not screw it up, which is good, because I did not have any additional pieces of that DP, oh and it was already glued on.  Yeah, it could have really went sideways!   LOL



For the challenge piece of the duel we asked the girls to give their best gardening tip.  My tip is this....wait for it....hire a great landscaper!   I am so a reluctant gardener.  I like it to look nice, but do not want to do the work!  We are so thankful to have 'John' {his self given landscaping name} come by each week.  He is the nicest man.  Always a smile, a super cute hat and he is amazing with how he can edge a yard with a smoke dangling - no hands! You've never seen anything like it.   He works May through November and goes to visit his family in Vietnam during his off months.  We always laugh as there is no communication.  He just shows up sometime in May {we figured this out about the third year} and just never comes back sometime in November. He has quite the business and we refer him often....we love him!

Please be sure to check out the rest of the gardening duel.  The blog links are on the right sidebar.  I guarantee you will love what these girls turn out!


10 comments:

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Tami...I love your card. Now I can guarantee that I would have placed the sentiment on crooked for sure...Great job and how clever you are to use a Christmas sentiment...it is of course perfect. By the way....I need John...lol....I am blessed to have you as a Diva and friend....great job on the kit and your card.

MiamiKel said...

How fabulous to use a Christmas stamp! Whodda thunk! Your card is adorable, love the shading around Riley and his lovely gardening ~ absolutely charming image, if I do say so myself! John sounds wonderful! Though my daughter would happily volunteer, and she doesn't eat much! (as long as Mia won't mind Buster the Farm Dog tagging along!) :)

Thanks for an awesome kit and duel this month!

*Gardening Hugs!*

djones said...

Cute, cute, cute! What a fantastic card. I love the sentiment and so perfect a saying. Love all the colors and designer papers. And how you used some do the dp to make the flower embellishment.

Darlene said...

What an awesome layout!!! Such a daredevil, stamping onto the last piece of DP, hehehe

The papers are wonderful together and of course Riley is cute as ever.

So happy to be your team mate again this round! We make a great duo.

Peace & Hugs!
{can you send "John" to my house?}

~Paola~ said...

awww Tami...this card is da bomb! U really outdid yourself...lovvvvveee how you showcased all the diff. d/papers and the layerings....
How clever to use that particular sentiment....awesomely done!! :)

kadie said...

aDORABLE card, Tami!! Thanks for giving us such a stellar kit to play with!!

Stephanie said...

This is so adorable, thanks for playing along with us this week at Riley & Co.

Kendra said...

Great card! Love this Riley stamp! Thanks for playing along in our challenge at Riley and Company!

Monica Taylor said...

Fun card and fun layout. Thanks for linking up for our challenge over at Riley & Co. , Monica, DT

Melina said...

Too cute! love how you did the scalloped paper! :)