I'm back for another Dueling Darling challenge. We have a group over on Splitcoaststampers with two teams, the Divas and Dazzlers. (I'm a Dazzler) Terry is our Dazzler hostess this month. LJ is the Diva's hostess.
Here's some details from Terry:
THEME: "Fall Kick-off"
LJ suggested to put together kits with a fall kick-off theme.....not specifically football, but anything that would start the fall season. I chose to put together a school themed kit for you all to work with, I hope you all enjoy it!
In your blog post, please share with us a favorite memory of the fall season!
Your kits include:
Image: Stampabilities: House Mouse "Smarty Pants" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Recollections: "Back to School" paper pack
Bakers Twine: Target dollar spot
Candi Dots: Craftworks
Now, I must say that this month is not a favorite month around our house, all because of school starting. Our kids love being home. They love going on little summer "adventures" and know those go away with the start of school :( August does redeem itself on the 23rd though.....that's Bethany's birthday :)
I like August because it puts everyone back on schedule. I'm a very "to do" list and schedule oriented person. It gives me hives (well almost) during the summer when hubby walks through the door and says "let's go to _____________ this weekend" or "let's go camping, how fast can we get ready". ha ha ha! I know it should thrill me but it just gives me anxiety. I need to know way ahead of time so I can plan and make to do lists and worry. *giggle*
So, when I saw the kit from Terry, I LOVED it....but also thought.....**gulp** SCHOOL TIME.....ewwwwwww. :) Thank you Terry for this cute kit. I love the image and all those school themed papers you sent!
Here's what I made:
I used the spotlight technique on the image and colored that circle with Spectrum markers. I wanted to make the rest of the image look "antique" so I used lots of distress inks and then the SU! so saffron ink pad in the middle. Since I couldn't get all the papers used in a big way on my card, I decided to mimic the spotlight circle by adding a few on the edge of the image from the papers in the kit.
Now, for my Fall memory:
I believe one of my favorites (it's hard to chose just one because Fall is my favorite season) is when we stopped one day at a road side pumpkin patch one of our local churches was having. We let the kids pick out a pumpkin and I was getting all kinds of pictures of them and hubby. I thought "I really wish we could have a family picture made out here" but of course it was just us....no one else around that we knew. I'm not a forward person as far as asking someone I don't know for something, but that day.....I got up the courage. I asked the woman behind the cash table if she would mind getting a picture of us in the patch (my heart was racing asking her). She said "of course I don't mind, that would be great". That picture is one of my favorites of us together and I'm so glad I had courage that day to ask a stranger to do something for me.
I am entering my card at the Red Carpet Studios Challenge:
School of Rock! ~ Back to school card
and at Paper Time Tuesdays #133
Back to School
Well, that's my post.....sorry it is very lengthy.
I can't wait to visit my Dueling Sisters blogs to see what fun Fall creations they made!
< < < Their blogs are listed in my left sidebar.
Until next time...