Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Book Blitz Month

Yep, you know it.....it's time to get my DUEL on!
Our theme this month, as alluded to in my title, is reading! I love to read....have since I was a young'en! In fact, I read just about anything I can get my hands on. Growing up, I lived five houses away from the only remaining one room school house in our county. My parents were part of the historical society preserving it and I had access to the key. What wonderful books I found to read in that library!

My son and I are currently reading "Eye of the Crow" by Shane Peacock ~ the rot agonist is a young Sherlock Holmes! I don't really have a favorite book (probably whatever is in my hands at the moment), but for an easy read I do enjoy Janet Evanovich and her number series of mysteries.

Terry, our hostess, sent:
Image: "Well Read" from MFT
Paper: Study All by Basic Grey, solid brown from DCWV, and Frigid from Fancy Pants
Accessories: CTMF baker's twine, Lone Star's buttons, Nailheads by Mark Richards, and ribbon from her stash.

Please check out the rest of the duel....the love luv too!!

April (me)


Thanks for stopping by!

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Carol W said...

Wow, wow, wow April...Great card...awesome layout, great colors and amazing coloring...you rocked this challenge...I am so jealous of your being able to hide out in that school reading books...(I love the smell of books--I used to love going to the library as a kid--still do when I get a chance)....great job my friend...((hugs))

:: BlueInks :: said...

The layout is so perfect for the DP's you chose to work with. I love the rounded corners on the image as well.

A one room schoolhouse. I can't say I have seen one, or been lucky enough to use their library. How fun!

Darlene said...

What a delightful card and thanks for sharing the story about growing up next to the old schoolhouse! How wonderful! Love how you used the star button on the ribbon and of course your coloring is perfect!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

April, your card is so fun! I love the button/ribbon/twine treatment... and wow! Love how you darkened the sentiment. Is that sponging? Your layout is great, too... and of course you colored the image to perfection!

Lucky you... having the key to so many books growing up. A child's perfect haven!

Thanks for being a Dazzler!

marsha said...

Love it! Great design and colors, plus loved reading about your old schoolhouse.

Terry Ladwig said...

Lucky you to have the keys to a great building and it's contents!!

Love the card April! Your layout is perfect and love how you used the ribbon/button/twine!

Great use of the kit and I am so glad you are a Dazzler!!!

Barb said...

April--I will start this the same as what I wrote in the other Dazzlers--no wonder so many of you were so excited to make this card--I LOVE that image!

You rocked the challenge as that big comfy couch looks ready to plop in! Great Job!

Judy McMullen said...

April, love reading your story about your love of reading and it was nourished in the old school house library! Love your card. That MFT image is me much of the time stretched out on the couch with a book in my face!! Oh, and the sentiment is perfect! Terrific card!!!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

April ~

this is my first "stop" for Terry's group.....Must say I love that MFT Set. She's so well colored and looking so comfy on that couch. Love the star button too :)


Melina said...

So sweet! I like how you used the button and ribbon. Great card :)

~Paola~ said...

oh woww Aprilll...what a great card!!!I love the fact that there are so many similarities in pur cards!We must love same colors and compositions or s'mthing! I absolutly LOVEEE what U did w/ the button,floss and ribbon! It sure is a FUN and GREAT idea!! TXS for the inspiration!!♥

MiamiKel said...

Oh fun card, April! Am I jealous you had a key to a LIBRARY! uh .... pretty much! :) Lucky girl!

Thanks for dueling with us this month! x0x0

dweatter said...

Beautiful coloring of the image. Love how you used the star and ribbon together an added the sentiment to the front of the card.

kel Acopan said...

great job with this duel!!! i love that image!!