Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Dueling has Started Again!

Thanks so much for stopping by my little ole blog today. You are so appreciated!

I'm part of a group on SCS called the Dueling Darlings. We are a challenge group that has monthly hostesses that send card kits to each lady in her group. (2 groups, the Dazzlers and the Divas). This month I am the hostess for the Dazzlers! GO TEAM! :)
Joan is the hostess for the Divas and our theme is "The Little Things".
We sent 3 images/sentiments in our kits and they had to be small. The challenge was to use 1 of each image on our creations. Our embellishments and papers we sent were also small and had little designs on them.

I went all out this month and used lots of layers! So different for me, I loved it! :)
Sorry ladies, I didn't have anywhere to use my little blue circles of c/s or my white button.
I knotted my baker's twine in 3 places and cut off the ends for a Nautical look.

Another part of my challenge for the dazzlers was to use a sentiment that went along with the images. Since all the image I sent had "shells", I went with this cute sentiment from Inkadinkado.

Also, each lady was to post what was the first thing that came to their minds when they saw our theme title, "The Little Things" first thought were the things my children do for me that might seem small now but one day when they're grown, will be the things I remember most. :)

I hope you have a minute to visit all the other Darlings. Their blogs can be found in my left sidebar.

Have a great day!
Until next time...


Crab and turtle images SU!
snail image from Inkadinkado
paper ~ My Minds Eye & DCWV
c/s ~ SU!
baker's twine and crumb cake ribbon ~ SU!
yellow clip ~ Wal-Mart
green pearls ~ Queen and Co.


Athina said...

Very creative! I love how the red cs makes the whole project "pop". Great job!

Darlene said...

Loved the kit and love your card! You are so right about the little things that your children do meaning the world. It's the same way when they are grown, let me assure you. I really like the contrast and rich colors that you used here. And the of your fav shapes I read somewhere...! Hugs to you & thanks a bunch for the fun kit.

April said...

I love your little knots! I can't believe there were parts you didn't use of your own creative kit,

I had a great tie working with this and love that you jump started my creativity for theNew Year!!

Carol said...

Such a cute card! Lovin' all the layers! Have a great day!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is just adorable! Love the layout and your cute little images!

Olga said...

how fun and such a awesome card!!!! Love the layers!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Melina, this was such a fun theme....... and your kit was fabulous!!! No wonder everyone's cards are looking so great!

I love the layers. Girl, you definitely do layers well!!! And I love that you used the reddish cardstock on your card, to go with the fun little crab. Awesome!

Most of all, I love the sweet thoughts you have about little things!

I'm so thankful you are a Dazzler (and this month's incredible hostess!)

marsha said...

Melina, I love your design and all the images! Very gorgeous color combo too!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhh Melina, pure delight!! I love the sentiment that you've chosen, that is super cute! Your card design is just beautiful! Love this dsp you've sent and your kit is just darling - those lil guys are just as sweet as can be! You shined with your kit this month, Melina! Blessings! xxooxx

djones said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love how you added the reddish cardstock...brilliant! Great sentiment and I love how you used everything in the kit.

Jamie Sanchez said...

I LOVE it Melina!!! I just love the little critters!!! Great card, fabulous kit for the Dazzlers!!

Terry said...

Great card Melina! I love all the layers and the colors you used!

I don't feel so bad now knowing that you didn't use all of your kit either! I never want to disappoint the hostess!

Thank you for being a Dazzler and thank you for sending a great kit!!

Barb said...

What a cute card Melina. I think these images are the cutest darn things and the sentiment you added just puts a smile on my face.

Thanks for sharing such a cute card and being a part of this wonderful group of ladies!

~Paola~ said...

woot woottt...LOve this card!!! first of all your use of drk red (my fav color) that makes the whole card 'pop up' the layered look and how U used the circled nesties divided in half absolutly gem of a card...(just wondering:did U end up using the blue wee circles on the inside??) :o)
Thanks for a great challenge this month Melina...I sure enjoyed the 'duel':o)

Carol W said...

Great kit Melina and great card. I love your layout, coloring the circles in green on the have done this challenge fun...great creation my friend...

Anonymous said...

Your card is awesome and I love how you layered the card with the great, great images.
Love it.

:: BlueInks :: said...

It's now have to do layers! You rocked them out of the house this round!!!!

You created a great kit for the Dazzlers. I have enjoyed looking at all the different creations.

Carolina Little said...

Melina such adorable images. Your card is very cute and I love the sentiment, so fun!!!

Patty said...

This is so adroable, Melina! I love the super cute images you used and the sentiment is perfect. Great layout as well. I like the knotted my baker's twine, I've never tried that and it looks great!

Liz Williams said...

what a great layout with fun papers and adorable images.

RORO LEE said...

Interesting result! Nice to see different style~ Like the cute creatures~

Lela said...

Wow, all from a card kit? VERY cute!