Sunday, September 15, 2013

Another Duel Times Two

On the 15 of the month the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers have a fun duel.  Each team's hostess for the month confer and choose a theme and based on that theme they each create a card kit that is sent to their respective team members.  Last month I was vacationing in Washington state and unable to create a card and post to this blog in time for August's duel so I'm dueling with 2 cards this month.

Hostesses for the month of August were Laura Jean for the Divas (my team) and Terry for the Dazzlers.  The theme was "FALL KICKOFF". and it was no surprise to me that LJ choice to use football as the dominant "fall kickoff" theme.  Her kit included the following items:

Image:  Football Player - MFT Pure Innocence
Sentiments:  Hampton Arts Studio
Paper:  Red Polkadot - Down By the Shore/Fancy Pants Design
            Yellow Polkadot - Chevron - SN@P! Color Vibe
            Green Chevron - Urban Traveler/Simple Stories
            Kraft Colored Sports - themed (both) Game Day Chili/JilliBean Soup
Other:  Star borders (MFT dienamics), ribbon, twine, assorted buttons and brads, tear-out ticket (Little Yellow Bicycle)

Here's my card:

Loved all the items but I really had to use the blue and green elements to represent my favorite football team, the Seattle Seahawks, along with some of the kraft paper and sentiments.  I did add one embellishment, the football brad, that was not in the kit.  I also had to add the number 3 to my football player as a special addition for our hostess. ;-) I wrapped the green chenille ribbon around the blue die cut. at the bottom of the card.  Here is the inside of the card:

I used this My Favortie Things sketch MFTWSC140 as my layout for this card:
"GLOBETROTTING AND GETTING DOWN TO YOUR ROOTS" is the theme chosen by Kadie, a Diva, and April, a Dazzler, our hostesses for the month of September.  "For September, we decided that since there are so many cute stamps out right now with different country themes, that we would travel the globe and celebrate culture!"  Here is what Kadie sent in her kit:
Stamp: Kraftin Kimmie - Moonlight Whispers, Melanie of Canada and Felina of Mexico
Paper:  Basic Grey - Carte Postale
Buttons:  Basic Grey
Ribbon:  Stampin Up and Impress
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Here's my card: 

What an awesome kit!  Those papers were just perfect for a traveling theme and I just had to choose Melanie of Canada for my focal image as part of the theme was "Getting Down To Your Roots" and my roots do have a toe hold in Canada where my father was born and also the birthplace of my mother-in-law.  I colored Melanie with Copic markers and die cut her "out-of-the-box".  I used one of  the buttons in the kit and filled the four holes with four of the tiny brads in the kit.  I also used a silver brad on Melanie's purse.
Here's the inside of the card:
I used Splitcoaststamper's Sketch 453 for my layout

We were asked to share what our heritage is and any traditions we might have in our family that celebrates our origins.  Although I do have Canadian roots all my ancestors originated from Norway.  So I am a second generation American.  Even as a child I found being all of one nationality was very unusual for a child born in America.  I guess the only Norwegian tradition I continue to do is to make Fattigmand at Christmas.  It is a very rich cookie that I learned to make from my Norwegian born grandmother and the only time I make it is at Christmas.
Please check out the rest of my Diva teams creations starting here: