Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bring Out the Kid In You

Today is March 15... do you know what that means? It means it's time for the Dueling Darlings to reveal this month's creations.

If you're unfamiliar with the Dueling Darlings, it is a group of 14 online friends, divided into two groups. Each group has a hostess for the month. This month Kelly and I were the hostesses. The hostesses choose a theme and send card kits to the members of their group based on the theme. However, no one shares with the other group what they got. It's a secret until today.

Kelly and I chose the theme Bring Out the Kid in You. The idea is to think back to our childhood and the things we loved doing, bringing out our inner child.

For the Dazzler kits, I ended up going with a very simple image, realizing that each of us would have different childhood experiences. Instead I went with the idea of two little friends, because I figured each of us had special friends whenn we were children.

I also included in the kit - just for fun - some scrabble tiles as well as some scrabble designer paper because one of the things I liked doing with my friends was playing games.


Here's my card:


I used a B and an A Scrabble tile to give the idea of Be a Friend.

As a challenge, Kelly and I asked the group members to add something to their cards that they would find with toys - crayon wrapper, felt, tissue paper flowers, that sort of thing. I loved playing with paper dolls as a youngster, so I added some paper doll clothes to my card.

Here's the inside of my card:


And one last picture of the front of my card:




Now, let's go see what everybody else created...
Dazzlers: April, Darlene, Debbie, Melina, Michelle, Paola, and Terry
Divas: Barb, Carol, Jamie, Joan, Judy, Kelly, LJ, and Tami



Image: Me & My Big Ideas Kelly & Annie
Sentiment: Hero Arts Good Friends
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Rose Red
Designer Papers: DCWV The Guys Stack (blue paper), EK Success (Scrabble paper), and My Mind's Eye (floral paper)
Childhood Memories Item: paper dolls
Embellishments: Darice rhinestone, It's In the Bag silk flower, Scrabble tiles, Stampin' UP! Blushing Bride Stitched Poly ribbon, and a flower brad (vendor unknown)

19 comments:

Lauren Brown said...

Hi Jeanette, this is a great card, makes me smile and remember playing paper dress dolls as a kid. I love it !!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Jeanette and really fun card, love the scrabble theme and how you used the letters, perfect.

Kelly said...

Wow, wow and wow s'more! This is just tooo sweet! What a beautiful card, so full of element and texture ... love the cute best friends, love the big 'ol flower, such a happy, happy card! And the paper doll! GORGGEOUS touch! You knocked this one right out of the park, girlfriend! x0x0

Barb said...

WOW--what a great card and the kit you have sent to each of the Dazzlers looks so fun--it so reminds me of the friends we had when we were young! I really like the paper dresses too. You rocked your own kit!

April said...

Love the idea of paper dolls - must say I never played with them though...
I love how you used that gorgeous flower!!
Splendid kit from a splendid 'kid'!!

Michelle said...

Loved the kit you sent! Your card is awesome. I loved paper dolls too! :) Very cute!

djones said...

What a fun card!! Great layout. I love the paper doll clothes - I remember paper dolls!!! And I like how you put the sentiment on the inside with more of the DP. I never think to do decorate the inside of my card. Wonderful card.

Griperang/Angela said...

What a cool fun card, I love the take on the inside with the scrabble board - the scrabble pieces on the outside - the flowers - the colors and the little girls.

Melina said...

I love it Jeanette! I love how you used the Scrabble tiles :) and the doll clothes are too cute!!!

Ms. Earlgrey said...

WOW,WOW,WOW, I'm a game board lover and Scrabble is always available to play at my house. I love the card and how you put everything together. Of course, I played with Paper dolls, so this was perfect.

Joan

Lola said...

What a GREAT friendship card! The inside, the outside, the image, the scrabble game board...all of it is fantastic!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Wonderful card, Jeanette! What a cute image...so reminiscent of my childhood friendships! And love the use of Scrabble tiles and paper...so creative!! And Love your color scheme and design...Awesome!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, and Jeanette, I forgot to mention how I loved the paper doll elements...One of my most favorite things to play with when I was a kid. You've really brought back some sweet memories! Now if I could just remember to put it all in one post! ;)

kadie said...

Oh this is SO CUTE, Jeanette!! I really love the fun items you gals played with for this kit. AND love how you did the inside as well! Thanks for inspiring me!

BlueInks said...

What a well thought out card! The layout is fantastic. I love the DP and the sentiment. You really did a great job!

Terry said...

Jeanette...I love your card ☺ It is so much fun and I have to tell you that you brought back a really good memory for me. My grandma always had paaper dolls for us to play with when we were kids....I had forgotten that until now ☺

Love everything about this kit and this challenge!! Thank you for being you, and for being a great hostess!!!

♥♥♥ Terry

Carol W said...

Woohoo, what a card and what a card kit. This is great. I love the inside and the b and a for be a friend (which by the way you are an amazing friend). I love the way you have pulled this card together. Love the little paperdoll clothes..there is so much to look at and take in..Great card..♥

Darlene said...

Jeanette, this card is so sweet! Love the colors and the fun big flower! I really like how you incorporated the Scrabble tiles and the Scrabble paper on the inside! Too cute!
Thanks for such a fun, fun kit!

~Paola~ said...

woww Jeanette...this is such a DAZZLING & FUN card! It has si many elements and they all mesh so well and coordinatly together...
Love how you finished the inside part as well and those tiles ...ohh I REALLY liked those tiles my friend. Wonderful card indeed!
Thank YOU for a GREAT kit and for your creative thinking outta da box!! :o)