Thursday, January 15, 2015

Birth of a New Year!

The first duel of 2015 for the Dueling Darlings my new partner Debbie, a Dueling Darling Dazzler and me, a D.D. Diva, chose the theme Birthdays to honor the beginning of a new year.  Here is the what is in the kit I sent to my Diva teammates:

Paper: My Mind’s Eye “the sweetest thing” (3 sheets); My Mind’s Eye “Nostalgia” (1 sheet); 1 sheet Crate Paper

Images: Art Impressions “Girlfriends” (image and sentiment); Stampin’ Up, “Take A Spin”; Inkadinkago “Birthday Cupcake” (image and sentiment); Sweet and Sassy “Carnation”; Stampabiilities “May Your Birthday Be Filled”

Embellishments: Ribbon: variety from Michael’s; twine by American Crafts; Buttons: clear Stampin’ Up, others unknown; Faux pearls: Stampin’ Up and unknown; Flowers: Recollections and Prima; Brads: variety from Michael’s; Spinner from Stampin’ Up; Sequins and Rhinestoneand metal elelments unknown; Birthday tags from DCWV kit.
January is a month full of birthdays for family and friends (including my own!) so these two cards made from the elements from the kit were made for two friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in the same week with me:

Images colored with Copic Markers  and  I used SCS sketch SC523 for my layout:

The inside of the card is stamped with the sentiment "If I've learned anything in my 29 years it's lie about your age!" Both the image and sentiment are by Art Impressions "Out to Lunch" stamp set.
We asked the Dueling Darlings to share a birthday memory.  For me there are lots of wonderful memories of times celebrating my birthday.  The first is when I was 5 years old and had my first big birthday party.  In 1989 my birthday came just two months after losing my mother to a short illness.  It was a difficult day for me made so much easier by the wonderful gift my sister gave me by making a cake that my mom had done so many times for me on my birthday. My sister had never made it before and our aunt, my mom's sister, helped her.  What a sweet treat made with so much love!!  On my 60th birthday my husband and sons surprised me with a grand birthday celebration at my son's home with lots of family and friends.  One of my BFF's flew from her home in Tucson to Seattle to celebrate with me...What a surprise!
Please check out the rest of the Dueling Darlings creations:
 Diva's creations here:
And the Dazzlers creations here:

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