Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Dueling Darling August Challenge

It's So Hot, Let's Cool Off!  Yep, that was the theme chosen by August team leaders Paola for the Dazzlers and Judy (that's me!) for the Divas.  A funny thing happened on the way to the duel.  Both team leaders got side tracked and are just now posting their August dueling cards in time for the September duel.  Oh well, as the saying goes "Better late than never!"  As for me my excuse was that I was traveling and didn't have an internet connection to post my card. Well, I've been home for almost 3 weeks now and finally getting around to uploading my card and here it is:
I sent a boat load of yummy papers from American Crafts' Margarita line...Love those papers!  Also included were a variety of images and sentiments all fashioned around a beach location, my favorite place to cool off on a hot summer day!  To add some fun to the cards I included a variety of die cuts and sea life stickers, ribbon and buttons and brads in lots of hot and cool colors. 

For my card I chose to use two of the d.p. papers along with some shiny blue, bright green and pink cardstock.  I love the cute Close to My Heart Beach Babe! Isn't she a cutie?!?  She and the little beach chair/umbrella/ball image are colored in Copics and she is shown off predominately with dimensionals. I used the fish brads to swim in the "ocean waves".  I couldn't resist using some letter brads I've had forever to spell out the theme of "Keep Cool".
We asked our Dueling Darlings to share a favorite way to cool off.  My favorite way to cool off is to get out of the Arizona desert and head to the Pacific NW near Seattle.  Here's where I spent many of my mornings this summer walking along the Tacoma waterfront on Ruston Way:
That's Mt. Rainier in the background
My husband and I were very blessed to view so many of nature's wonders including one morning watching 2 bald eagles on the beach.  Here's one as he flies away:

My muse for creating this kit and card was my dear friend and Diva team leader Kelly who many of you know by her SCS name MiamiKel.  Love you, girl!  Let's go check out the rest of the Diva's starting with my inspirational leader here:

Kelly * LJ * Barb * Carol  * Judy (you are here)  * Jamie * Joan * Tami

And check out the Dazzlers' starting with team leader Jeanette here:


  1. Wonderful card! And the vistas in your!

  2. Judy, your card is such fun! There is so much to enjoy - you created a wonderful beach scene! Very refreshing!!!

    I also loved the photos you posted. WOW! You were in such a beautiful natural setting!

  3. what a gorgeous summery card! I love the multitude of details and the wonderful scene you created,not to mention the lovely photos. *awesome my friend!*
    As for me, I did finish my card,yet my photo card did not work! :/ I can't seem to be able to download the picts I took of my card ,to my pc...therefore I can't blog at the moment!! :o(

  4. Judy, your card could not be any better! I just love the scene that you created. So much thought and detail! Now who knew there were letter brads and that you had enough to write 'keep cool'?! ;)