Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Dueling Darling Gals Wish You a Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone! I'm back with a cool Dueling Darling creation!

Deb (the hostess of the Dazzlers) sent the kit this month. Oh my! I'm in love with this image. It colored so beautifully and it was very simple to get the sections blended! I love when that happens.

Here's my 5"x7" card:

(sorry for the poor's been very dreary here today....the sun has been hiding)

Here's Deb's kit details:
DP - American Crafts, Confetti - Banana Cream Brady and Peanut Butter Benny.
Images - Whippersnappers "Little Girl and Dotted Present
Button - SU!
Ribbons - SU! Rose, crushed curry, orange, bermuda bay

I love this size card. I do believe this is my new "go to" card size. ;)

Thank you Deb for such a wonderful kit!

I can't wait to see what all my other Dueling Sisters created.
Please visit their blogs. The list is located in my left sidebar.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Until next time...


Friday, November 21, 2014

Giving Thanks with the Dueling Darlings!

Hi all!

I'm a few days late posting my November card for the Dueling Darling challenge.
I had so much fun with this kit.
Our hostesses were Kadie (for the Divas) and April (for the Dazzlers). The kit was full of goodies! I have enough for at least 2 more cards. The theme was give thanks, make a thank you card. Also, there was no image to really color....they wanted us to focus on the sentiment. That is right up my alley. I love clean and simple crafting and not having to color an image is well............simple :)

Here's what I made:

Isn't that paper gorgeous?!!!
I cut my sentiment out with a Spellbinders die. I think it fit around it perfectly.

My card is 6"x6" square.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Until next time...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Fall Harvest from the Darlings!

Hi everyone!

I'm so neglectful to my blog. Poor little bloggy woggy. :(
I'm crafting quite a bit...just can't find the time to blog about it. Ugh....

Oh well, I'm super late with the Dueling Darlings October challenge.
Terry was the Dazzlers hostess. She and LJ decided on a Halloween theme. Now, my family doesn't celebrate Halloween in regard to ghosts, spooks and gore. Our children do dress up (in Disney or Marvel costumes normally or they may be a cat or dog or football player, etc.) and we do take them out to local churches for their fall festivals and truck or treats. So, we do celebrate the holiday, we just do it more in celebration of the fall season. :)

With that being said, this kit was not hard for me to work with at all! I just trimmed off the Halloween sentiment at the bottom of the image and went with it. 

Here's what I created:

I love using my distress inks to give an aged look to crafty projects. I did that with this image (Haunted Forest from SU!). I created the moon with my white Gelly marker. I only colored the pumpkin (colored with Spectrum Noir markers). The papers Terry sent in the kit were wonderful! I picked two of them. The boots and candy corn are too cute. I added some candy dots and a brad from the kit. Then, I doodled around with my Gelly markers.

Thank you Terry and LJ for hostessing this round!
You wanted to know what my favorite candy is......oh pick just one.....I CAN'T!
sweet n' salty - PayDay candy bar
mint n' chocolate - York Peppermint Patty
cream n' caramel - Cow Tails
chocolate n' caramel - Rolos

I guess I can safely say that caramel is my favorite go to sweet treat. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time....

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ahoy! The Mystery is Solved!

I'm sharing my card I created for the latest Mystery Image swap.

Kelly was our hostess....sent us a very cute Bella image.......

Here's what I created:

I colored my image with Spectrum markers, then cut it out with a Spellbinders die and popped it up.
I left the embellishments simple with the more mustard card stock background helping the image pop!
I can't wait to see what the next image will be! :)
Thanks for stopping by today.
Until next time...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

My Recipe Took Longer Than I Thought!

Well, I'm so late I'm embarrassed.

I'm just now posting my Dueling Darling creation. What?!!! Yep, I'm 2 weeks late posting!

So sorry!

Debbie sent such a cute kit! I'm sorry it took me so long to make my recipe card. I loved everything you sent!

Here's my recipe for Creamy Crockpot Corn.......

 I colored the image Debbie sent with my Spectrum markers.
I also colored the chipboard spoon that was in the kit with the same markers.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope to be more active now that my life settling down and everyone is getting used to their new school and work schedules.

Until next time...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Friends are the Family We Pick! ~ with the Dueling Darlings

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

The dueling darlings are at it again. This round, Carol (for the Divas) and I (for the Dazzlers) are hosting. We love our friends we have been crafting with for 4 years now. So, our theme is "Friends are the Family We Pick Ourselves". There is not another group of ladies I would pick to be my crafty family!

Here's the card I made with the kit I put together and sent all the Dazzlers:

The image is from Whimsy stamps called "I Will Carry You".
I thought this image fit perfectly with our theme. These two cute critters picked one another as family to help them along. That's the Dueling Darlings!!!!

Thanks girls for being a great support in my life.

Until next time...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Darlings are Birds of a Feather...............

...........we flock together!!!

The Dueling Darlings group (crafting sistahs over on Split coast Stampers) have been dueling for 4 years now! I can't believe it has been that long. It seems like yesterday I joined this fun-loving, sometimes nutty group of women. I love this group!

This round our fearless leaders were our hostesses. Jeanette for the Dazzlers and Kelly for the Divas.
The kit that Jeanette sent is soooooooooooooooo cute!
She and Kelly wanted us to use 4 of something on our card. So, 4 flowers, 4 gems, 4 brads, etc.

Here's what I did:

Is that Penny Black image (called Chicky Work Out) not the cutest thing?!!
I love it!
I colored my image with Spectrum/Noir markers.
I used the 4 yellow gems Jeanette sent in the kit as my 4 items. I love the sentiment she sent also (from Great Impressions). It reminds me of the show "The Wonder Years". Even though I wasn't allowed to watch the show (ha ha), I do remember listening to the theme song any chance I got.

I can't wait to see what all the other Darlings did with their kits and what the Divas' kits included.

You can find their blogs listed in my left sidebar.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time...

Monday, June 23, 2014

My Mysterious Card is Now Uploaded!

Hi all!

I didn't get a chance to load my Mystery cards from last month's swap. Darlene was our hostess. She sent us a very challenging image. I was stumped for a while on this one. But, in the end, decided to go with a school theme all together to make the sentiment cohesive.

I cut out the sentiment Darlene sent us with one of my Spellbinders die.
I love how it turned out, even though I was so unsure of what to do in the beginning. :)

Thank you Darlene!
I got some great cards back with this swap. I can't wait to get started on the next round!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...