Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings ~ Winter Travel

It is the 15th of the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge.  This month, I am the hostess for the Divas and Michelle is the hostess for the Dazzlers.  We decided the theme is Winter Travel.
And in addition to creating the card, we requested that each person tell if they have a story related to winter travels—like a sledding story, or skiing or skating or anything else like that.  I am sure all of the Darlings have some cute or funny stories to share!
Here is mine----when I was in college, I played on the women’s basketball team for all four years.  During my freshman or sophomore year—not sure which one—we were told by the coach to NOT go skiing over the Christmas Break.  There is a ski hill in the town where I went to high school and I was not about to stay away as I skied quite often in the winter.  Well—you can probably guess the rest—I fell and thought I was fine—but an hour or so later, my hand/thumb was still throbbing.  So, I went to the hospital for x-rays and I found out I broke my thumb.  It was not put in a cast—just wrapped.  By the time I got back to college, a week or so later, the stories were wildly exaggerated—like I broke my arm, etc.  I did not miss any games or practices—the training staff did a good job of taping it up and I sure was not about to say it hurt!
I also used a clear Spica Pen over the snowman  to give him some dazzle and there is Stickles on the ball on his hat.

Here is the inside of my card with the sentiment.

Image/Sentiment— Whipper Snapper—Downhill Snowman-Chase Snowflakes
Paper—Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Midnight Muse, Early Espresso; Little Yellow bicycle Winter Words-Snowy Window DSP
Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin’ Up Early Espresso
Accessories—Copics; Blue Brads; Blue and Brown dotted ribbon; Brown and Blue buttons; Silver Snowflake brad; Clear Copic Spica Pen; Stardust Stickles
Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.  I am sure you will enjoy all of the Winter Travel Creations and there will probably be some funny stories that are told! 
I hope you enjoy looking at our creations!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!

I am joining the following challenges:
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges ~ Snow
QKR Stampede ~ Snowmen
Raise The Bar Challenge ~ Snow
Stampin for the Weekend ~ Let it Snow
Third Coast Challenges ~ Baby It's Cold Outside


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

Well, Barb, why am I not surprised to hear that you were a bit of a "rebel" in college? LOL! Loved your story!!!

I also love your card! That is such a cute image... and I absolutely love the sentiment! What fun! Your coloring, layout, embellishments, etc... PERFECT!

Thank you for Dueling with us every month... and for being one of this month's great hostesses!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Lovely card barb. I love square cards and keep forgetting to make them when I work on challenges!

The college story was so fun to read.......I can only imagine how sore it was playing with that kind of an injury and trying to disguise or hide the pain :)

Thanks for sending us such a fun kit this month!

Merry Christmas ~


Darlene said...

Barb, what a lovely card! Blues & browns are one of my favorite color combinations and you've really created a stunning effect with them. Love the dimension for the sparkly ball on his hat too!
Ha ha, chuckling at your story-sounds so YOU! I'll bet it was pretty sore during and after the games though.
Hugs, my friend!

Melina said...

I love the strips of small ribbon! Great touch. It's a very sweet card Barb. love ya :)

Heather B said...

Clear spica pen!! I must have!!!! Very cute card. Great story too.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, I really like how that brown DP with the pinecones looks on your card! All of the panels are perfect on this one.

You would have been a perfect candidate for Pray for Snow! LOL ;)

Thanks, for such a great kit.

Carol W said...

Oh Barb, you to not tell Barb NOT to do something), First of all GREAT AWESOME KIT...thank you so much.. I loved everything and have so much left..:)..Next I love your card...great little pompom and I love your layout, inside of the card....and the glitter pen...WOOHOO...I love being a Diva with you...


Terry said...

First of all Barb, it looks like you put a great kit together for the Divas.

Second...this is a really cute card, Love the blues and browns together!

Thanks for being a Diva....I really enjoy these duels!!

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, Barb, you created the most awesome card kit full of beautiful card making treasures and you top it all off by creating this fantastic card! Love, love, love those papers and how you used them in all these panels both inside and out. Wonderful use of buttons, brads and ribbon too! Hmmm, looks like we both had the same idea to put a little stickles on the ball of his cap! What a naughty girl disobeying the coaches orders! Nothing good ever comes from it...right?!!
Thanks for being such a great and generous hostess this month and for being such a terrific Diva teammate!

Expressions By Elaine said...

Such an adorable image and great layout and layers on the card!
Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges:)


Jackie said...

Cute card Barb & great story! TFS!!!

Tonya said...

What a super cute card. Love that little snowman! Thanks so much for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy!

~Paola~ said...

what a cute gem of a card..very sweet and quirky...Loveeee your blue and browns color combo and the multilayered look...FUN card!!!♥

kadie said...

SUPER fun card, Barb! Love how you used the ribbons and those awesome papers you sent us. Thank you for the great kit, my friend!!

kadie said...

p.s. Oh your poor thumb! Glad it didn't affect your b-ball season though. Does your thumb still bother you ever?

MiamiKel said...

Wow! Super beautiful, Barb! You sent us a kit that was truly one to marvel and make SEVERAL cards - thank you for your generosity! It was so lovely, I petted it for forever! :)

Love all your details and how much of the kit you were able to use on one card! Woot!

Blessings, dear friend!

Ruza Rebel said...

Great card! Love the DP, layout, and the image which you colored beautifully! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
Ruza ~ QKR DT

Kristie Maynard said...

So very cute! Love that sentiment. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful snowman Card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR. joann sassy raggedy

Lela said...

Barb, it doesn't surprise me that you went skiing, LOL! Love the card, esp the snowman image

djones said...

Amazing card! I love the colors and all the layers of paper. What a cute image and the sentiment inside is so fun! Everything about this card goes together so well.