March 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings - March

Girls, I am so excited to have moved from being a Guest with the Dueling Darlings, to an actual Diva member!  Can you believe it?!  The group is so fun and welcoming. I am very happy to have been considered and asked.

So, it is my official first month.  I was stalking the mailbox.   The kit materials were sent out so quick, but seemed like forevah to get here!   I just had to tear into the kit the first night.  

The kit.  Oh my, the kit.  The kit was themed Being a Kid at Heart!  There was so much stuff in there thanks to, Kelly.   Enough for multiple cards. The image is adorable and from Riley and Company. There was also an extra special 'challenge' item.  I tried to use as many items from the kit as I could. I ended up being able to use eleven items, twelve if you include the image itself.  I hope that is enough!

As mentioned were a few little challenges to go with this kit.  I chose to use the green items from the kit, as my mom was totally into the green theme for a phase when I was growing up - and I don't mean recycling!   Her other favorite color was yellow, so the only added items that I put with the kit were the card base, an accent piece of green DP and a little orange strip of card stock.  The challenge piece given was a piece of the puzzle, literally!  I used the puzzle piece to start the word for the sentiment inside the card. 

I had a great time this month.  Please take the time to check out the other Dueling Darlings listed below!


Jeanette   ||   Melina   ||   Debbie   ||   Michelle   ||   Terry   ||   Paola   ||    April


||   Kelly   ||   Joan   ||   Carol   ||   Barb   ||   LJ   ||   Judy   ||   Jamie



Lauren said...

Tami, this is fantastic, I really like it, the shapes and patterns work together so well making it so fresh!! xxLauren

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, Tami! Your card is amazing!!! And look at you...... you used Kelly's son's idea with the puzzle piece and he didn't even have to mention it to you. ;)

I think it's great that you even used the color green because it transported you back to your childhood.

Awesome card! I'm glad you're a Dueling Darling... even if you are a Diva. :)

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhh Tami!! You did what my son thought I was supposed to be doing, ROFL! You are amazing!! First, love me some Green - your card just made me squeal in like 10 different direction! Love the design, your use of color - my eye instantly went for red but this is spot on in the colors you've paired it with! This gets a huge YOU GO GIRL! I'm super excited to see as a full timer now! Muah!

Michelle said...

Welcome to the Dueling Darlings! Cute card! I absolutely love the Riley image, and how you used the puzzle piece. Great card!

Barb said...

Tami--I love your green card. The layout is so darn cute and I love the use of the puzzle piece in the sentiment--great idea! Welcome to our group full-time--it will be a blast!

April said...

Welcome, officially!! I am so glad that we will be getting to craft together and get better acquainted!! WOOHOO

I love you card and Riley is one of my favs!!!

dweatter said...

Great green card! And just in time for St. Patty's Day! Wonderful layout and coloring. I love how you used the puzzle piece. You are so clever.

Angela - Bookaunt said...

Love Love this card, so many of my favorite things - flowers, Riley and the color green. I like how you used the puzzle piece as "h". Good job

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Tami, your card is a delight!! Love the green theme, just in time for St Paddy's day ;) and love how you used the puzzle piece as the first letter in "Hello"!! So very creative!!!

So happy you're a full-time member of the Dueling Darling Diva family!!!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Tami ~

This card os so GREEEEEN! I love it :) Makes me think of spring and FUN!


Terry Ladwig said...

I absolutely love the way you used the puzzle piece!! So very cute!!

Your layout is adorable and love the colors!!

Glad you're a permanent Darling!!!

Carol W said...

You clever, clever girl...I love how you used the puzzle piece as a "H"...way to go. I love the layout and the green as well. Wonderful use of the rickrack and your Riley is colored to perfection...Outstanding job my friend!!! Oh so glad you joined us!!! ♥

Darlene said...

Oh my, how great is this?! Just LOVE the "H"ello inside! Tee hee! and all the rich greens on the front, accented with just the right amount of orange! Love the flowers too, nice touch!

~Paola~ said...

WOW!! what a GREAT card Tami!
Love the monochromatic look to it and how all elements used look so well coordinated together...what a beautiful detail U added with the intertwined rick rack at the bottom and Riley nested inside double nesties looks absolutly adorable!!
Wonderful job!! U are rocking it!! :o)