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but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Barbeque Babes!

It's time for another round of the Dueling Darlings.  The Dazzlers and Divas are HOT!, HOT!, HOT!  this month dueling it out with the wonderful summer theme of cookouts!!! 

Darlene, was the hostess this month for the Dazzlers and she sent an awesome and overflowing kit.

The kit included:
Image is from Art Impression's "Golden Oldies series, entitled BBQ Couple  (isn't it fun?!)
DP:  Karen Foster Designs: Food & Family Collage; Ants on Parade; Barbecue Bash
DP: Reminisce:  Picnic Parade; Grill Master
Stickers:  Reminisce:  Backyard Bash
Other misc. embellishments are from my stash here, no particular vendor

I did have every intention of making a couple more cards.  There was so much goodness in Darlene's kit I definitely could have made three cards at least.  Of course, even though I had great plans, I only got one card made.  Here it is:

We were also asked by our hostess, to post a favorite receipe to take along to cookouts.  Here is one that is very simple and loved by everyone:

Raspberry Jell-O Salad:
1 Large Box of Sugar Free Raspberry Jell-O
1 10 oz. package frozen raspberries
2 C. boiling water

Add boiling water to Jell-O and mix until dissolved.  Pour raspberries into large glass measuring cup and add cold water until measures 2 cups. 

Stir frozen raspberries/water mixture into  Raspberry Jell-O and stir.  Pour into Jell-O mold and refrigerate until set.  (Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.)  When ready to serve, garnish with Cool Whip and serve.   

Thanks for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit all the Darlings websites to see their creations (see my sidebar).  


:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh that image is a hoot! Of course he has a 'kiss the cook' apron on!

I love the colors you worked with and how you featured cute images from the DP in the punched circles.

What would a cookout be without a little j-e-l-l-o?! Yummy!!

April said...

Love how you highlighted with the die ut circles!

Great take on the kit.....and is a picnic complete without jello??

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

Oh Deb... your card is adorable! You used that baker's twine so creatively (will have to remember that one!) and the image is colored to perfection. Love all the details - and am in awe of you using the eyelets. I never can get them to work to suit me, so just avoid using eyelets. LOL!

Now the recipe - thanks for following the guidelines of our hostesses - but........ yes, there is something to add to my "Jeanette Doesn't Eat" list. I don't eat jello. ;) I'm sure many others will love your recipe, though. I'm just weird.

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Love your card Debbie,

Now that's a recipe even I could try :) Yay! bookmarked for a future cookout! Thanks for sharing!


Carol W said...

What a cute card Lil dj...love the way you used the little circle elements in the corner and the bakers twine around the ant...(kind of stamp out ants sign..lol). The photo corners on the image is an awesome addition and makes your wonderfully colored image the focal point....great job...can't wait to try the jello recipe...yummm...way to go my friend...

Judy McMullen said...

Great grilling card, Debbie! Love how you framed that adorable BBQ couple and accented with the star eyelets. Love the circle die cut d.p. stacked together and accented with the twine. Your Raspberry Jello Salad sounds delish. I love anything with raspberries!!

Melina said...

Your card is too cute! I love how you cut out the pieces of the papers! Great idea :)
I love jello! :)

Barb said...

Debbie--your card is darn cute! I love the corners and the star eyelets make the card! Great Colors too.

Your recipe sounds so refreshing!

Darlene said...

Debbie, this is over-the-top!! Love, love, LOVE the ant packing away with a big burger! And the circle accents from the DP are so imaginative. I really like how you colored the couple to kind of match each other. Doesn't it seem like couples who've been together forever start to do that? LOL
Thanks for sharing your recipe and your creative talents with us this round!

Terry said...

I love the way you have the grape soda and the ant punched and spotlighted! How cute!! i loved the ant paper when I first opened my kit!

Awesome coloring on the image and great layout! Love it ☺

MiamiKel said...

I don't even know where to start - how delighful this is!! Charming card, and I kwym about making more than one card, but lucky us, September is Debbie's Surprise!! :)

I love the sound of your recipe - any idea of how many WW points? :) I live on SF jello in the summer! x0x0

~Paola~ said...

I am FINALLY making my rounds!
(sorry...LIfe has a habit to get in the way sometimes...)
what a delightful card
Debbie...love how U paired up the awesome d/p and colored the fun image so well..the addition of the punched out extra is just the cherry on top! *awesome card* ♥