Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Girl's Day Out with the Divas!

It's April 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  We are two teams of gals who love to play with paper and assorted tools to make beautiful cards and other paper crafts.  Each month one member of each team plans a theme and creates a card kit for each of their team members.  Then on the 15th of the month we post our creations on our blogs and have a friendly "duel".  This month our hosts our Kadie for the Divas (my team!) and April for the Dazzlers.  Kadie's theme for the Diva's is
"Girl's Day Out" and the Dazzler's April chose "Girl's Night Out"....How fun!  Here's what Kadie included in her scrumptious kit:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things - A la mode "Polished to Perfection"
Papers: Crate Paper - "Oh Darling" and Bo Bonny - "Double Dot"
 Prima Flowers
 Crate paper, Oh Darling bowtie clothes pin
 My Mind's Eye, Now and Then brad
Eva Creative pearls
Doodlebug sequins
Dear Lizzy (by American Crafts) wood button
May Arts twine
Creative Co-op burlap ribbon
Papertrey ink ribbons

And here's my card:

I colored my image with Copic markers and added the pearls for drips of polish on the bottle.  I kept it pretty simple using one of the Crate Paper designer papers for the background and panels of the Bo Bunny dsp that weer embellished with ribbon and a Prima flower.

In Kadie's words: "Who doesn't like to spend some much needed quality time with her Besties!?  In addition to making your card, we would love for you to also share who your longest friend(s) is and perhaps your favorite thing to do with that person."  Oh, my!  I have more than one long time friend.  The closest long time friend is Barbara and we've been friends since high school, more than 50 years ago.  I was her maid of honor when she was married and she honored me by naming her youngest daughter after me.  We've shared many high points in our lives as well as the lows, celebrating birthdays and marriages together, as well as, comforting and providing the needed shoulder during illnesses and deaths of loved ones.  Simply my favorite thing to do with Barb is just visiting, chatting and catching up on one another's lives.

Please check out the Diva's creations here:
Kelly: http://www.sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/
Barb: http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/
Carol: http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
LJ: http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/.
Tami: http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/
Kadie: http://mymindseyecreations.blogspot.com/

And the Dazzlers here:
 Jeanette:  http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com
April:  http://aprilsallery.blogspot.com
Darlene:  http://accordingtobijou.blogspot.com
Debbie:  http://theinkigloo.blogspot.com
Paola:  http://paola-sama.blogspot.com
Terry:  http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by and I love to read your comments!


  1. This is so lovely, Judy! The layout is perfect and you've used so much of the kit--love it! I especially like the pearls on the polish and the way you used the ribbon. Another great card! I love being a DD with you! hugs, kadie
    P.S. I knew that Barbara was your bestest Bestie, but I didn't know she named a daughter after you! What an honor!!

  2. I love your layout Judy. I think it was an especially clever idea to place the ribbon directly behind the image. I also like the pearls on the polish bottle. So glad we are duelers...great job on this challenge.

  3. Judy, what a great card! Love your choice of papers and how you embellished it. The drops of polish on the side of the bottle are inspired! Very creative!
    How wonderful that your friend named her daughter after you! What a tribute to your long friendship.

  4. Judy, I love that you and your friend Barb have been together for so long!

    Your card turned out adorable. I like your embellishments and the papers. The layout features them well. The ribbon under the perfectly fussy cut image looks good.

    Great job this round!

  5. What a sweet card---I love how you added the pearls to look like drips. Great Job on the card for the Girls!

  6. The drips on the polish bottle ate clever! Your card is great I love the layers and beautiful colors. Your friendship of over fifty years is such a wonderful blessing.

  7. Oh Judy, what a cute card!! Love how you fussy cut the image and placed her over the ribbon!!

    Very cute and I absolutely love it!!