The challenge was to use all 3 images on our card, as many of the embellishments as we could and to add our own sentiment.
We are also to post the first thing that came to our mind when we opened the kit and read that "It's the Little Things" as our theme. Hmmm, well, after 2 new babies being born to my co-workers this past year, I have to admit, I thought of making a baby card with the kit! But once I started working with it, things went in another direction!
Here's my finished card:
I thought that a side step card would allow each of the little images a chance to be noticed. I punched them into circles and (if you look closely) you can see that the large panel has embossed circles on it.
Melina recently posted to her blog that she loves circle shapes and likes to use them on cards. Well, it's the little things, right? So, I decided to use circles!
When it came time to add a sentiment, I found two teeny, tiny sentiments among my vast array of SU sets, and Voila ~ not a baby card, but a "Hello" card instead. What can I say?
Here's a glimpse of the inside where I used the ribbon and the rest of the striped DP:
I'm a bit proud that I managed to use all of the kit contents with one exception:
the paper clip. Sorry Melina, I just couldn't accomplish that one!! Ha ha, but you gals are sure teaching me about using DP, that's for sure!
I hope that you visit the blogs of the other Dueling Darlings! There are links to their blogs on the right sidebar here. While there, be sure to leave them some much-deserved love on this month's challenge.
As for posting our list of "Little Things"...well, with me, the list could become a book. Much too long to post here. Permit me to say this: I tend to take a big picture perspective on life and my relationships. But the big picture is comprised of all the little things. So little things matter a lot.
However, it's a double-edged sword. While we take great pleasure in the little things, we also have to let go of the little things that cause us stress or anger. I find that when I do that, life is a lot easier for me. But, I do have to remind myself to let go at times! Continual improvement is how I view myself! Ha ha! Thanks for visiting and putting up with my rambling. Make it a great day!