Friday, October 15, 2010

DDD (and no, that isn't my bra size)

Well, it is the 15th of the month and that can only mean one thing.

It's time for my DDD post....Yep, the Dueling Darlings are at it again!

This month, the theme was "Treasured Friend."

The Darlings received a great kit from the wonderful Debbie.

It included:
SU Image - My Matryoshka
DP by Kaiser Craft
Embellies: SU red and navy ribbons and a navy button; red heart brads by Creative Impressions and a flower from Prima.

I added the red base card stock and the blue card stock.  I also used  an SU stamp on the inside that reads "Thank you for always being there."

The TREASURE I have added to my card is on the inside and is very specific to the people I am sending the card to.  {Here comes the boring part, you can stop reading if you want.}  I grew up in a (very) rural part of Central New York.  It took close to an hour to get to school - and no, I didn't have to walk uphill both ways to get there and home.  Because we lived in the middle of nowhere, my friends were inherited from my other family members.  It was also a time where neighbors helped each other and knew each other families inside and out.  So, (bored yet?) the treasure in my card is a picture - well a copy of my picture.  I hope this counts Darlings.   I was about 10 in this picture and it was a snowy day!  The girls who lived across the road from me were in senior high school, while I was still in elementary.  They spent their day sledding with me and making me lunch and then taking my picture with their beloved cat.  It truly meant the world to me!  My mother passed away just a bit over two years ago, but the Matijas Family still lives in the same house ~ the girls are now adults and have moved away; just as I have.  I still think about this day and the memories (and always will). 

So, this is my Treasured Friend card.  It will be sent to them and I will probably send them the link to this too.
Thanks for checking out my craftiness today and please stop by the rest of the Dueling Darlings....I need to go see what the Divas had to work with, as well as, what the rest of the Dazzlers did with our kit. Here are links so that you can easily spread the LOVE.

Dazzlers           Divas
  April               Barb
Debbie             Carol
Jeanette             Jamie
Melina              Joan
Michelle            Judy
  Paola               Kelly
Terry                 LJ



Tammy said...

Wonderful card and story. I am sure you're friends will appreciate your kindness.

Michelle said...

Love the story April! The card is great, and what a treasure.

Becky said...

How sweet of you, this is beautiful,

MiamiKel said...

April .... what a story to share! Here I am sleep deprived (1.5 hours last night - woohoo!), drained and fighting with blogger while oogling all the other GORGEOUS kit creations and you come along and remind me that life is what the little things is really all about! What a positively beautiful story to share -- and such a beautiful young lady you were back then and have grown up to be even more so now! Your card is just STUNNING ... these kits just took my breath away with the colorings and papers, etc .. beautifully done - you are indeed a treasure! xx0x0

Melina said...

This is so sweet April! I was not bored at all. What a great story. :) cute girl in the pic too ;)

Lone Pine Designs said...

Lovely card and story!

Anonymous said...

Oh April, I have goose bumps...what a wonderful friend story and awesome card. You did a great job and I think it is perfect...way to go!!!

Barb said...

April--great card. Love the colors and the story behind the card.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a great design with these fun Russian nesting dolls!!

Loved your sweet story!

Jamie Sanchez said...

Awww.... How sweet that making a card reminded you of such a fantastic time! Awesome! ;)

dweatter said...

Beautiful card April. Love how you used the two dolls from the dp along with the image on the front of the card. The picture on the inside is a perfect "treasure." And your story got me all teary-eyed. Great memories!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Marlene said...


You didn't WALK to school did you?!!! Egads, I hope not.

Kids around here these days would put up a fit if they had to walk more than 2 minutes.

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great card, love the colors! Thank you so much for sharing your story, it really is such a great memory.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

April, your card is beautiful!!! I love the way you used the DP and your coloring of the image is awesome! I especially love your treasure and am glad you shared your story with us! Thank you!


ddazzled71 said...

Such a beautiful card for such a beautiful memory. TFS. I love the vibrant colours.

Judy McMullen said...

April, what a beautiful card and an even more beautiful story about your "treasure"! Thanks for sharing!!

Terry Ladwig said...

What a nice treasure April! Love the card :-)

dawnmercedes said...

such a great story behind it!

~Paola~ said...

Wowww April gurl... your cards always amaze me!
U are such a clever card maker indeed! Luv how U
paneled the d/p atop the blue/red card stock showcases the d/p 'dolls' to perfect-shion!! WELL done my darling!!

~Paola~ said...

PS...and your storyyyy!! oh my gosh that was sooo precious to read too....looking forward to more stories in the future too...REALLY!!!! *muwahh*

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

I thought the card was absolutely beautiful, until I saw the treasure, and then it became gorgeous!!!!

TN Granny said...

Darling card and what a treasure!
God Bless,

Lorie said...

Oh WOW! Great card, April!! Your story is wonderful, and NO WAY was it boring!! I loved it!! Your card is amazing, and it's been so much fun to hop along and see what you girls have made with the same kit. I love them all, and I'm still LOLing about the DDD bra size comment!!

Love and hugs,

:: BlueInks :: said...

Perfect card, April. It will mean a lot to them.