Apr 15, 2014

Girls' Night Out!

April 15th, and better than taxes - it's time for the Dueling Darlings to face off!!  This month our Darling Hostesses, Kadie for the Divas and April for the Dazzlers, picked "Girls' Night Out" as our theme!  Here's what April sent to the Dazzlers:

"Who doesn't like to spend time with their bffs?"  We were also asked to post who our longest friends are and what we like to do when we spend time with them.

Here is my creation with April's kit.

Image: Ginger Snaps Celebrate by C. C. Designs

DP: Pink Swirls and Pink Gingham by Paper Pizazz and Paper Jazzy by Colorbok

Cardstock: Sugar & Spice, Coffee and Fuschia Fizz by Coredination.

Her kit also contained an ample assortment of embellishments, of which I used the pink ribbon.

April, I have to admit, here are the first things I said when I looked at your kit:
        "Ohhhh, cute image!    WOW, that's a LOT of pink!"
Anyone who knows me knows that I really don't do pink.  Never have.  The closest I can come is using it for flowers and I can use the various coral shades and some with redder tones.

However, I do like combinations like brown and pink, turquoise and pink, etc.  So I decided to use some Tempting Turquoise from my stash.

Here's a closer look at our party girl.  Of course she'd get her glam on wearing sparkly clothes and shoes for her girls' night out!

I also added some sparkle to the 4 corners of the brown scalloped rectangle to set her off from the background a bit.

April, my friend - your kit challenged me, hehehe, with all that pink!  And that's good!  I hope that you like what I came up with.

I am blessed with many friends, scattered all across the country.  My absolute longest friend is Cheryl in Seattle.  We count more decades together than either of us cares to admit!  And when we are together it really doesn't matter what we're doing, we just enjoy each other so much.  She's my treasure.

I am also fortunate to have a tight circle of friends near where I live and we get together a few times a year, usually for a meal at one of our houses.  We've been there for one another in good times and tough times.

And of course, there are my talented card making friends from the US, Canada and New Zealand!  These women in the Dueling Darlings and Stamp Addicts are an important part of my life.  We share our challenges and our triumphs in life and in our craft.  What could be better than that?

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the Dazzlers and the Divas blogs for their creations this round.  You won't be sorry, I promise!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

And you say you don't do pink. Pishah!

This card is just adorable!!! I love the glitter/glitzy clothes! And what fun to add sparkle to the corners, too.

Turquoise and pink is a fabulous color combination!

WOW! You're amazing!!!

kadie said...

Darlene, your card is absolutely adorable! I love all the sparkle and it really does make me want to go out with the girls! So perfect!(Hey, next time you're in Seattle maybe Cheryl can share you and we can meet!) I love being a DD with you! Hugs, kadie

Carol W said...

Oh WOW Darlene, I love how you used glittah to glam up her dress and drink. The layout is perfect. You did an amazing job on this card. So glad we are duelers and friends.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I can certainly say that you have officially embraced the pink in this challenge.....and it looks great!

The added sparkle and even on the glass....perfect! You really worked this duel well.


Barb said...

Darlene--your card is awesome. When I first saw it I thought I must have clicked on the wrong blog--first the new blog design and then a PINK card! That cannot be Darlene?! I love all of the sparkle and glitter--the layout rocks too!

Love it--Great Job this month!

kiwimeskreations said...

Well done Darlene - you have nailed the pink!!Love this card with the sparkle and the turquoise to tone down the pink.
Maxine - proud to be counted as a friend :-)

NancyK said...

Darlene - what an adorable card! And I love the sparkle on it - really super cute!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Darlene, your card just dazzles!! Love how you combined all that pink with the turquoise. The layout is terrific and just love how you colored and sparkled that cute image to celebrate her girl's night out!

Love reading about your friendships and so glad you are my DDD friend!!

dweatter said...

What a great idea to glam up this girl for her night out. It's such a cute card . I like how you framed the image with the scalloped square.

~Paola~ said...

woot wootttt...high five glittah sistah!!♥ Seeing that made me smileeeee ;o)
What an awesome FUN card you created....love the layout and all the sparklesssss...and YES you did VERY well with PINK! ;o)

Margaret said...

Your image is so cute and wonderful coloring. Love the added sparkle.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You know I will love this card- Pink and blue- LOVE them both! The image is sweet and LOVE all of the shimmer/glitz! SO nice to see the SA's on your friend list : ) {HUGS} to you my friend!

MiamiKel said...

OH this just a vision, Darlene! She is all glamorous and beautiful! You have such a vision with your cards - love your creativity :) Must be your feathered creative staff, huh?! :)

Marilyn said...

Woweeee... I do love all these sparkles!

Terry Ladwig said...

How cute!!! I love how sparkly her dress, shoes and headband are!!

Great card Darlene!!