April 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings - April

Shut the front door!  I am on TIME.  I know!   Welcome to the April duel with the Dueling Darlings at SCS.

Suzy, is new to our group this year.  She is hostessing for the first time this month.  We were lucky to receive a card kit from her themed 'Swing Into Spring'.

What Suzy probably does not know about me, is that I have this weird affinity for 'grandma paper'.  That is defined as any DP that looks like it could be wall paper in a grandma's house.   There was 'grandma paper' in my kit!   It was a cross between 'grandma paper' and a Carol Anderson circa 1996 dress my girlfriend had!  I had to use it.  The Copic markers turned out really dark in the photo.  They look a little more blended in real life.

The image of the girl swinging looks so nice and proper.  Very much unlike when we as kids, would go to the neighbor's house and rock their swing set until it literally bounced out of the grass.  It was up on a small slope and we would bail at the height of it, so we could fly down in the air to the grass below.  I am not sure how we did not break anything.  Yeah, the swing set only lasted one summer.  They took it out when I flew through the air and landed on a rusty nail with my foot.  Back to bikes!


We were asked to share our favorite spring dessert.  You know you will probably think it boring, but by spring I am looking forward to fresh fruit.   I like a dish of cut fresh fruit best.  Yummy!

Go see what the other Dueling Darlings have to show this month.  Their blog links are on the right sidebar.

Thanks, for stopping by!

9 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Tami, your post is hilarious!!! Love reading what you write...a always an adventure from your past. ;)

Your card - complete with Grandma paper - is adorable!

And fruit... not boring at all. Yummy!

Carol W said...

Oh Tami your post gave me the giggles...I remember the days of flying off the swing. Oh how fun that was of course until my mom would come out and yell at us to stop (she would sit and watch until we abandonded the swing set). I love your card. I love the paper you chose and the fussy cut of the image...oh my. I thought about it but nope....too fussy for me. You did an awesome job!! and fruit....yummmmmm...

MiamiKel said...

What, whatdya mean USED TO swing? We still do this! 'Cept now our swing set/fort/ladder/thingie is heavy wood - much harder to lift off, LOL!

Oh girl, how you make me smile :) Grandma papers - LOL!

Fabulous layout and coloring of the image and brilliance to fussy cut the image!

I had fruit as my dessert, too, but then my daughter decided to whip up these yummalicious vegan cupcakes and that fruit went right out - LOL!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your description of Grandma wallpaper- I can see it, but love this pretty DP all the same! Wonderful card : ) I still love to swing, but wouldn't I look silly at the park where the kids are wanting to use the swings...... : ) I love fruit too- but much rather would eat chocolate!

kadie said...

Beautiful, Tami! Great job with the fussy-cutting; it really makes the image pop. Happy Spring!

Barb said...

Tami does not disappoint us with a great card and a very funny and visual story! Love the card and that you fussy cut the image and layered it over the die cut! Cute Papers too ;-) Great story--I too had a swing set that rocked like that--I had forgotten......... as Jeanette would say, I am older than dirt, so I would forget!

Barb said...

and--I too love fresh fruit and do not consider myself boring one bit!

djones said...

Tami, I love the rich, dark colors of your card. And fresh fruit - uh - YES!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, Tami! Oh, you are on time this month and I"m late! ;-) Great deesign using those "Grandma Papers"...Love that description of these papers! Your swinging girl is so beautifully highlighted with stunning rich colors and those gorgeous embellishments! Love reading about your childhood memory!! Yes, I love the fresh fruit of summer, especially when I get to the PNW and can have some local summer berries...YUM!!!