Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas "July" Challenge

Can you believe its July!!!!!!!!!. Here we are once again with another Dueling Darlings Challenge. I really, really, really love this kit. Why, because Laura our fantastic hostess sent us the most adorable, simple, but totally lovable kit. She sent us fabric flowers, buttons, one of my favorite designer paper "October Afternoon" and our stamped image Gardening Flopsey "My Favorite Image Stamp" is so adorable with a poignant sentiment(You're the cream of the crop). I cannot continue on with what else she sent. If you would look at my card, I used everything but the Ladybug button and a few other items, I made a second card from this kit.(The first for me)

We were given another challenge to say something about someone we have a great friendship. My best friend and I have been friends since we were thirteen years old. We were maid of honors at each other weddings, godparents to each other kids, go on vacation together, etc. What makes our friendship so unique, we are so different from each other except for reading books. She loves TV and can tell you about majority of the shows on TV, me you can count on one finger how many shows I watch on TV. I'm a commited hobbyist, she does not do any types of craft, she loves, loves to cook. I can take it or leave it. (I'm learning how to cook). I love the Chicago Botantical Gardens, Morton Arboretum, etc, she can take it or leave it.

However, we talk a minimum of twice a week, we always go on a trip, take in a movie, go to breakfast, lunch or dinner and just have girl fun.

Brenda and I have been friends for over fourty years and I wouldn't trade her friendship for anything else.

Please look to your left for the rest of the Dueling Divas and then click on Ranger's and you must visit the Dazzlers.


Of course we have


  1. Joan, I love your card almost as much as your forty year friendship!

    What a great fold and use of the kit. Adding peas to the wheelbarrow, you are the Queen!

    Great job!

  2. Love your friendship story!! What a great friend you have!!

    Your use of the kt is fabby, dabby!

    It certainly was a great kit for both teams this month.....well, when isn't it??

  3. WOW! What a great card - love the unique fold! And the way you used so much of the kit is just amazing! Love the peas in the wheelbarrow, too!!!

    What a great story of your long-lasting friendship with Brenda! Thank you for sharing that with us!!!

  4. Cute card the fold. What a treasure you have in your friendship of 40 years.

  5. Joan, this card is so sweet! The peas crack me up, I think it shows your creative flair! Love your sharing about your friend! You two have something truly special. Enjoy!

  6. Cute card! Love your friendship story!

  7. I just love how your card turned out and your story is AwEsOmE!

  8. Joan, what a great card...I especially love the dsp on the inside of your card with the white layered over it...having the same kit I was wondering how you wrapped the ribbon so cleverly around the sentiment...then "Doh" the light went on...I discovered it was the dsp...great card....I love the peas in the wheelbarrow...I wouldn't have thought of that in a million years...I also love your friend are really blessed to have Brenda and she is to have you.....

  9. very pretty! love the colors she sent in the kit :)