Jul 15, 2013

July Duel: Summer Time Treats & Cool Creations!

As you know, the 15th finds a great group of friends "Dueling it Up" - The Dueling Darlings challenge each other with some fun elements, we create & post on the 15th.

This month's hostess is our Darling Debbie and I must say she sent a colorful set of papers and embellishments to go along with a cute and playful image!

Here's what she told us:
Theme:  Cool Creations

Kit contains:
DP & Ribbon:  Ice Cream Parlor by Stampin' Up!
Image:  Good Ol' Summertime by Stampin' Up!
Paper Straw: A Muse
Buttons & Flowers: SU! and Michael's or Joanns
Craftworkcards Candi – pink dots

In your blog post, please let us know what your favorite summertime cool treat is.  Is it watermelon, ice cream, lemonade?  

Here's my card:

Isn't that such a cute image?!  

And just look at the wonderful papers that Debbie included:

Favorite summer time treats...hmmmmm...let me see.

There's watermelon, peaches, cantaloupes, nectarines...

And there's all of the wonderfully fresh seafood like haddock, flounder, lobster and salmon...

And there's fresh ice cream and yogurts...

What can I say?  I think I like it all.

Give yourself a summer time treat and visit the rest of the Divas & Dazzlers to see what their "Cool Creations" are!  Grab yourself a little treat and have some fun.


Carol W said...

What a cute, cute card Darlene..so fun and colorful. Love how you used your kit...great coloring and I love the pink scallop border down the side...love the flowers and their placement as well...Another awesome card...so glad we duel together and have met each other and are friends...♥

jimlynn said...

Such a cute and fun card! Looks just exactly like summer with all the bright colors!

Barb said...

Darlene-your card is too cute. I love how you used so much of the kit that Debbie sent to you and the image just puts a smile on my face. Great colors and I love how you added the cute flowers!

Thanks for the awesome creation this month--and keep eating ice cream and all of those other great summer foods!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such summery flowers! You really caught the theme well on this card. Now I want some lemonade! :)

Melina said...

very cute! we both put our pink "candies" below the image! I love those things :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Darlene this is a beautiful card - love the warm summer colours and it makes me a bit warmer!

marsha said...

How gorgeous Darlene! I love your bright colors - so summery and that big yellow flower really brings out the "lemonade"!
Hugs and blessings,

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the way you colored the image and your layout utilizes so many of the great items in the kit. Perfect!

I also like the way you think about summer treats - enjoy them all!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Now this is just plain darling!!! I love the image- the lemonade stand is too cute! Love that flower too!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Darlene, this is over the top summer fun! I love the bright fresh colors! What a fantastic design you've created as well!

Blessed to have you as a Darlin! =)

Margaret said...

You really rocked it. Haven't seen what the other Darlings did, but your card is just fabulous! Love the bright cheery colors and the image is adorable and your layout - spectacular. Can you tell I just love it!

dweatter said...

Well done! You used so much of the kit and looks like part of each piece of dp...WOW! I really like how you placed the pink felt flowers, I just could not work mine in. I too like all those fruity summer treats you listed.

Terry Ladwig said...

This card is so darn cute!!! I love the way you put the kit together and how your image is colored!!

Great card!

April said...

I love that you used those darling pink flowers....I am hoarding them!

~Paola~ said...

Another winner Darlene...this card is adorable...it exudes cuteness and freshness...perfect summer card indeed!!!♥