September 21, 2015

DDD - September


I am a bit late to our first duel of the new season.   The Dueling Darlings from SCS, had their first post of the new season on the 15th.  Our Diva leader this month is, Kelly.   She sent a shiny pink package out to me and well, the USPS lost it for a bit.  It finally arrived yesterday!   Better late than never.  Yes, it gave me a chance to use a cliche!

There were so many pretty papers and items in the card kit - amazing!  Thank you, Kelly.  Our directions were to use the basket and at least one apple.   Done and done!  The stamps from The Alley Way Stamps were really cute.  I especially liked the pear image.

Speaking of pears, we were challenged to share a recipe for the Tutti Fruity themed part of our challenge.  Well, DH and I have a favorite salad.   It is inspired by a restaurant in Seattle.  We eat it often and okay, a whole lot of portion size!!!

Pear Salad

Spring Mix greens
1/4 amount of Arugula to the amount of Spring Mix greens you use
Gorgonzola cheese
Candied pecan pralines  - chopped
A whole fresh pear - sliced
Trader Joe's Champagne Pear Vinaigrette {I could probably drink it if I was allowed}

Hand toss all ingredients to incorporate dressing and serve immediately - no fighting!

On the subject of fruit - can you believe these grapes?!   The grapes were huge and oh so good!

Please be sure to see all of the Dueling Darlings creations.  We have three new members and a lot to look at.  Their blogs are located on the right sidebar, just click and enjoy!

Thanks, for stopping by!


MiamiKel said...

Ohhh Tami, you might have had a missing kit but you are certainly arriving in style with this beauty! Those apples and pear look so yummy and so lifelike. What a gorgeous design, so full and with so much character - love this, Tami! I'd have a ball with that basket of grapes, that's for sure! Your card is absolute perfection ♥

Thank you for your patience and for being WONDERFUL you!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW!!! Tami, your card is so rich and lovely! The design is perfect and your coloring is, too! GREAT use of the embellishments.

Terry Ladwig said...

Love your card Tami :-) Your coloring is perfect for the apples....could you imagine apples that huge in real life?? Yum!!

Carol W said...

wow, wow, wow, what an awesome card Tami. I absolutely love it so rich and sharp looking. Love the layout and the way you used the kit....mwahhh....awesome. So worth waiting for...You salad sounds awesome as well. Well done Tami... you really rocked the challenge....

dweatter said...

Oh the rich, deep colors of your card are beautiful. This card is so pretty. Like how you placed the images and sentiment all on the front of the card. Uh...send some of those grapes please.