Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June Dueling Darling Challenge

Well hello all...here we are again embarking on our June challenge. Our lovely hostess' for this month were Barb and Michelle and they chose the theme "The Great Outdoors" which reminds me of the wonderful John Candy movie...what a hoot...I was the lucky recipient of Barb's kit....and oh my what a kit...we had tons of fun things to choose from and plenty of left overs to make more fun things... this is my left overs...and I used alot of the kit to make my card!!!

I chose a new card for me...it is called the Marvelous Magical Marquee Card and you can find the video and measurements Here. Last year the talented Judy gave me an amazing card made with this design and I've wanted to do one ever since. I figured that I could use at least 3 pieces of the beautiful DSP from Bo Bunny  Barb sent along. What a fun card it was to make...kind of like a gate fold card but with a fun twist....Here is the card closed and I will show you as it opens...heehee...




Isn't this fun....I used the Bo Bunny camper image for my focal image and the Whipper Snapper "toss out the map" for the inside saying. The front "explore" is a Bo Bunny stamp and I used one of the green buttons to accent the "O" in explore. I thought the yellow grosgrain ribbon was the perfect touch for the inside of the card.

I'm not so great at following directions...holy hannah...I read and re-read the instructions and then forgot to add my "Great outdoors Story"...so am adding it now...sigh... If you know me in person you would know I am a chatter box and have been most of my life...(hmmmmm...got in a bit of trouble in school with that...heehee). so you would be totally surprised if you went fishing with me...I am convinced that if you make noise in the boat...you will not catch a fish and I need to catch at least one...(so I never talk while fishing and it has amazed more that one person in my life that I can stay quiet for so long...). anyway on to the story. When I was in my early 20's I went to my friends cabin to visit for a couple days....Her DH was an avid fisherman and she was an avid talker like me...anyway, he took us out in the boat to do some bass fishing and I baited my own hook with frogs and  cast out....she chattered on and on and on....her dh was getting mighty frustrated with her talking and then she started getting her line hooked on branches etc ....so her dh finally gave up fishing and would row us over unhook her line and let her cast again, get stuck again....and again, and again...well at almost the tip of his frustration, I had cast out my line and was struggling with what I thought was a dumb tree branch that had at my line, I was not too excited to let her dh know that I was the one stuck this time so I just kept playing with my line...I would lift it up sharp and drop it in, in hopes of getting it unstuck, at one point it seemed to be working and I was able to keep reeling in the line....whew disaster averted there....when I got most of the line in I figured I had better stop while I was ahead...just as the hook was to surface much to my surprise and everyone else's I saw a "HUGE" bass on the end of the hook...My girlfriend started jumping up and down in the boat and screaming...(oh did I mention I'm not a very good swimmer??? )...I was sure her dh was going to take an oar and hit her over the head to get her to be quiet and sit down...(although neither one of us wanted to rock the boat anymore that it was already rocking)...it turns out that I had caught the biggest bass yet for the season....needless to say that fish was the end of our fishing for the evening...her dh needed a drink...lol...and I needed solid ground...my friend...well she needed to keep chatting...lol...
Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you stop by the other Darling's blogs and take a peek. I am sure you will not be disappointed....

Until next time.
Hugs,
Carol  



11 comments:

MiamiKel said...

OH Carol, this is fun indeed! What a great fold to chose! I drooled over these papers, too! Hard to chose but your choice was spot on (no pun intended!) GORGEOUS! I loved that movie, too, so sad we lost John Candy so soon - my dh loves watching Uncle Buck, lol. Beautiful work! x0x0

djones said...

Oh la la! What a great card. Love this style. This image is fantastic and i love, love, love the sentiment. My kind of traveling! Wonderful DP...great job on your card.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Look at that fancy fold! Wow!!! Again, you have done an amazing job with the kit. I just love all of the thought that you put into featuring the DP's. Perfect!

April said...

You inspire me so much with your fancy folds!!

What a wonderful way to show off the kit! Woot Woot!!

Barb said...

What an awesome card--I have not seen this design before and had to hurry and check out the video. I am glad you liked all of the papers and will have fun creating more cards!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Wow! What a clever fold. I've never even heard of it before, but it sure looks marvelous!

Your creativity is an inspiration to me!

Hugs!

Jamie Sanchez said...

WoW! You always do the awesomest fold cards!!! I love love love it!

P.S. Have a great birthday today!

Terry said...

Wow Carol very cool card!! I have never heard of this fold either, but will try it for sure!! You are so very creative! I LOVE IT!!!

Happy Birthday dear friend...hope it's a good one!!

Melina said...

OMGoodness! Your wonderful fold on your card! Wow! I love this! I'm gonna have to try but I know my attempt would never measure up girl! This is FAB!!!! :)

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a terrific card, Carol! Love that you used the marquee fold so cleverly. When you mentioned the marquee fold I thought it had been a long time since I had created a card using that technique. I forgot that I used it on a card I sent to you! Thanks for the kudo!! Love your fishing story :)!!!

Lauren'sGlitzyBits said...

Great fold card Carol, love the photo of the kit you started with. Awesome card!!