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...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Darlings are Gardening!

Hello all!

Long time not blog post. I'm bad........

Here is my June "Duel" card made with the Dazzler team's Leader for the month, Darlene. :)

We are gardening this time around. Darlene sent such a cute image!

Here's what I made:

Isn't that a cute image? It's from Stamps Happen. I love it.
I added the sentiment from a SU! stamp set.

We were supposed to share a gardening tip along with our card.
Well, my tip is if you plant a squash plant in a 5 gallon bucket, be sure to poke a few holes in the bottom of the bucket to let the water drain. With all the rain we've been having, my plant is floating in the bucket! hahahahahahaha! It's very water logged! LOL

Have a great day

Until next time....

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I'm Double Dueling

Hello All
Long time no see. I have 2 cards to show you today. The first is from our current "Duel" with the Dueling Darling Group. Sweet P is our hostess.

I'm loving the kit she sent us. I love music, our daughter plays the piano, it is just a great kit!

Here's what I made with it:

I made my card kind of abstract. I loved the quote stamped image she sent and also loved the single music note and found a way to use them together.
Thank you Sweet P for a great kit! I still have enough images and papers to make another card :)

Now, on to the card that has been sitting on my desk, all laid out for weeks, just needing to be put together. I haven't been in a crafty "place" for the last couple months. I'm still not there 100%. Last time the Dueling Darlings posted, I didn't. I couldn't. I just didn't have it in me. I'm sorry ladies that I let you down.
I'm very late but here is my card I made using the FABULOUS kit that April sent us.

I loved all the pink papers and card stocks April sent. So, I decided to go wild with pink. :)
{She is drinking fruit punch by the way! with a cherry in it. No "hard stuff" allowed in this house. LOL}
I decided to make her a little more mature than I usually color my girl images. 
Thanks April for sending such a fun kit! I'm sorry it took me so long to get this posted.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
I hope to post more often, as our situation at home is looking up.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers, we are still in need of them.

Until next time...