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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Irish Blessing


Alright, I have finally succeeded in creating my Dueling Darlings card for this month. Wooohoo!

For the month of March it was my turn to host for the Divas and I got to do a little theme planning with my Dazzler cohort, April!
We chose to go with a green theme for St. Patrick's Day, but instead of seeing the four leaf clover or the pot of Gold as 'lucky,' we wanted to go with a very 'blessed' theme. It has been such a blessing for me to have met all of these wonderful ladies and cultivate friendships through our love of crafting and through SCS!

As a bonus we asked each of the ladies to share a way that they have recently been blessed. And for me, I recently had a birthday and I received some really sweet things in the mail from a couple of my friends and that touched me more than I can say.


For my card I tried to use as many of the elements as I could from the kit I sent. And unbeknownst to us both, April and I chose the exact same stamp for our teams to work with! The image is Wishing You Luck, a la mode from MFT stamps, the papers are from Portabello Road and Graphic 45, the eyelets are We R Memory Keepers and the flower is Prima (I added an AC brad to the middle). The image was stamped in white, vanilla and kraft and I decided to try something different and go with the kraft image. I also really wanted to draw attention to the clover, so I colored that in Copics and left the rest of her as is. The inside of the card (I have been so inspired that the DD's do such beautiful cards inside and out, that I decided to try my hand at the inside this time) is an Irish Blessing that April picked out for the group and I added the kaiser craft bling to that.

I also used a mojo sketch (279) from a few weeks back and just flipped it on it's side.



DIVAS
Kelly
Carol
Barb
LJ
Judy
Kadie (me)
Tami

DAZZLERS
Melina
Debbie
Michelle
Terry
Paola
April
Darlene
Jeanette

13 comments:

April said...

Okay.....I will come back later!

I have seen the trim you sent and am seriously jealous! Not that I would know what to do with it, but I would probably trim out a shelf with it and never put it on a card!!

Terry said...

I love how you stamped her on kraft cardstock, what a great way to showcase the shamrock!

Love how you put the whole card together and used so many different elements, from the papers, to the eyelets to the flower and the brad!

Great job Kadie....so glad you are a Diva!!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Beautiful card Kadie,

Love all the laters and how you only colored a portion of the image. your fussy-cutting is amazing!

Barb said...

Kadie--I love that you used the kraft image and how it goes so well with everything you used on your card.

Great Challenge and I think it is a hoot that you and April used the same image!

Darlene said...

Oh my, Kadie, I absolutely love this card! Leaving the image uncolored and only coloring the shamrock is truly wonderful! You've got a delightful layout and all of the pretty embellishments are just perfect!

I am so happy that you are part of our group - I'm learning a lot from your talents! Hugs!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Your card was sure worth the wait, Kadie! I'm amazed at how beautifully you incorporated some many of the kit elements in your design...Awesome! Like LJ I'm in awe of your fussy cutting...such a delightful image...love that you used the craft and only colored the 4 leaf clover. This is just a delight for the eye!!
Thanks for blessing my life with your friendship! You are always a source of inspiraton and encouragement!! LOVE AND HUGS!!!

~Paola~ said...

gorgeous card indeed...absolutly genial to use the immie in craft!!
It certainly stands out and her shamrocks gives it a perfect burst of color! Delighful card my dahlin ♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

I loved our kit, thank you! I really like how you placed the 'stamp' and the flower. You created a great card.

Irish my card looked as cute as yours!!!

Melina said...

There it is! How cute! I love that you only colored the shamrock. It makes it stand out so well. Great kits you all put together this month :)

MiamiKel said...

Blessings upon you!! We so loved your kit this month, kadie bug! And it just warmed my heart to see all the lucky green ;) each and every part was generous and sweet and I hope it graces another card in the future, too!

I'm *blessed*'to,know,you, my friend! <3 you!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Kadie, this is such a great card! How clever to "un-color" the image. Great details, too!!!

Carol W said...

Love your creation Kadie. you did an awesome job with the lovely kit you sent. I was wondering how to use the gal on the kraft paper and now I know...you did an outstanding job...Thanks for the generous kit...great job...

djones said...

Love how the image is stamped on craft card stock and only the clover is colored. Love, love, love that! I adore,all the layers and the way you embellished with the flower and postage stamp.