May 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings - May

Oh my gosh, we are going to duel from the Dueling Darlings on SCS!  Yep, and it is Terry's and my month to hostess!   I had to bust it out, to get my card done on time.  You cannot be the hostess and be late.  Well, I guess you could, but I would feel really bad!

Our theme is May Flowers.  I dug through my stamps and remembered a set that I won on a blog candy along the way.   There was this cute girl with some flowers - score!  She makes me giggle because similar to a Magnolia, she has no mouth.  It is always the first thing my DH comments on!  The company is Red Rubber Designs.  The stamp set is Oh No She Didn't.

Well, you know I started to think that she did not have a mouth, then it reminded me of rendition of The Sound of Silence by Disturbed!  So, I had to listen to the song when I was creating the card. Did you know that Paul Simon wrote this song in his bathroom, in the dark, with water running?  Thus, hello darkness....  Why do I know this stuff?  I don't know either!

Our challenge was to let everyone know what flower you plant each year.  Well.....let's just say the apple fell from the tree and rolled down the hill.  My mom was great at gardening.  Me, not so much.
So, here is my secret.   I have a strategically placed pot, that is outside the kitchen nook door that is mostly glass and has this little picturesque view of the pot.   We plant flowers in the pot so we can see them when we look out the window.  It gives the allusion of flowers are sure to be everywhere!  DH had to give the pot it's own drip line in the sprinkler system, as I killed many flowers, not including the flowers the slugs ate (color me surprised - who knew they ate flowers?! - yet I know Paul Simon wrote music in his dark bathroom).  We have evolved to marigolds, because they are hearty and seem to last all season.  I like the variety that has the dual color.  Yeah, we don't have those this year.   DH picked up "the flower" {remember there is only one}.  This year we have some pom pom looking marigolds that are kinda tall.  ...Okay.  My mom always used to laugh at how we have "the flower".  So, I was telling my dad we got "the flower" and that DH bought the pom pom tall one.  My dad started laughing.  He said "your mom didn't like the tall marigolds and would say to not get them when he went to the nursery!".  Look who's laughing' now!  LOL  

Speaking of the kit, you know I have to 'use what'cha got', so I created it all from items that I had on hand.   That left me with no DP at all.  I scrounged through scraps and found one piece that matched one of the papers that I sent out.  I cut that little piece ever so carefully and used it on the edges of the card.  I cannot wait to see what everyone created with their kits!  Fun!!!!


Tracie said...

I love this sweet image. I really like how you used the die cuts to highlight the image. Really makes it pop.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Tami, you crack me up! I love reading your posts... they are always filled with humorous stories.............. and information one might need to know someday, such as where/when songs were written. :/

I love your beautiful/colorful card with the mouthless darling!

Thank you for being a darling Darling!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my friend, I would have shared with you!! I'm sorry you had to use a scrap but dang girl, what you did with it is Ah-MAY-zing! (see what I did there? lol!)
Fantastic card, I'm actually green with envy of your soft sponging around the image - didn't think of that and now my girl is just chillin' in a white space - ha! Great use of the dies and the scallops!

ANd would you believe my daughter's boyfriend just showed me THAT rendition of the song about a month ago - I was floored! It's haunting - a little eery, yet catchy ... had it on a loop on my iphone for about 2 weeks.

Loved your kit this month, Tami! I am tickled that we got to play with one of your stamps, especially since I hadn't seen or heard of it and it's beyond adorable! Thank you for sharing so generously with us ♥

Carol W said...

Tami, I love your card. I cant believe you used scraps. You are amazing. I love the way your card turned out. It is so dang cute and the image is so stunning. I love the way you colored your gal and the tip to the song. I remember the song well. I played a piano solo of it for a meeting once in school...Your flower story is so cute. Another interesting fact for you I discovered yesterday....Marigolds also repel mosquitos. (I'm not a fan of mosquitos at all so it would be a good choice of flower for I too am like you and my mom. My dad was a planter and sower of all and my mom...not so much but I do give it a try. Sometimes not too successfully but I do try. THanks for the lovely kit. It was so much fun to use..I wish I had known you shorted yourself I would have shared as well...I have enough left over to make another card or two..Thanks for the fun challenge Tami and the fun information.

Judy McMullen said...

Tami, awesome card from an awesome card kit! You created such a fantastic card using just a piece of the dsp...Love it! That sweet little image is colored so perfectly and love all the scalloped layers showing her off!!
Love reading your story about the song...great bit of trivia how Paul Simon came to write it and loved hearing about how you plant your one flower container...Just delightful!!! Thanks for hosting the Divas this month, dear friend!!!

Barb said...

Tami--as usual, I am sitting here alternating between smiling and laughing out loud at one of your posts..................

The card is so darn pretty and I love all of the patterned paper you used........ The image is too cute and I love how you colored it and added the sky and ground.

I think you are a fantastic gardener! Way to go!

kadie said...

Cute cute cute! Thanks for a super fun kit this month, Tami!! I agree with Barb, I just love reading your posts :) always leave me with a smile.

Terry Andress said...

I love your card! All of the scallops look like a marigold you wrote about in your story!