January 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings - January

2019!   A new year of the group Dueling Darlings from SCS.  Welcome to it!  The Dazzler and Diva teams are ready to duel each month.  Such a talented group of ladies.  I am honored to be a part of their group.

The kit for January came from our Diva friend, Judy.  It was such a cute kit.  The theme was encouragement and the challenge is to offer our card to someone for encouragement.   I have just the person in mind!

I encourage you to visit the other Dueling Darlings - their blog links are on the right side bar.   You will not be disappointed!

Happy January~

January 4, 2019

Dueling Darlings - November

November was the last post of 2018 from the Dueling Darlings on SCS.   While my post did not make the November due date, I am glad to have received the great kit from LJ and created the last card.    What does that mean for me?   I can now go and see what the other girls have created!  It is one of my favorite things to do each month.

November was National Aviation Month.   LJ, sent a great pre-inked image of an airliner from Tim Holtz.   I sponged some blast from the past Stampin' UP! Creamy Carmel ink to give the image an older feel. I even dug out an embossing folder from Sizzix.   Added an eyelet to the tag LJ gave us and card time!

Far be it from us, to not help out the aviation industry - we love to travel.    In a sad and in a good way, we will now have the ability to travel again and not worry about my parents.  In fact, I see a little glimmer of sun in our near future!

Have a great day~

December 29, 2018

Dueling Darlings - October

Kindness.  It was the theme for the Dueling Darlings from SCS for October.   Kelly sent out the sweetest kit.  The image was from Unity Stamp Company.

There are so many opportunities to witness and take part in acts of kindness, especially this time of year.  Just a smile, a "have a good day", a thank you, is all that it takes to possibly change someones day.

Thanks for the reminder, Kels!

Have a great day!!!!

December 3, 2018

Dueling Darlings - September

Hello!  I am so glad to be able to say hi to you all.   I am working hard to catch up with the Dueling Darlings on SCS.   Those girls are the best and most patient of girls, waiting on my busy schedule.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Suzy, sent the perfect fall kit to us.  Pretty sunflowers to work with.   I loved all of the harvest colors in the kit.  Thank you, Suzy.   I was able to use a few of the embellies provided in the kit.  I drug out my Copic markers and hoped that they were not too dried out!  It has been awhile ya know...

Here is my card:

While the busy past few months have flown by, we did get to do one fun thing!  We took a trip to Phoenix and did some hiking.  The colors from the kit reminded me of a quick hike that we took.  

Now you know, I could go billy goat climb on the side of a rock with a backpack, but twisted my ankle in the Cabela's store the night before!  Only me....   Cabela's having been my dad's favorite store.  They asked if we were interested in becoming Cabela Club members.  Little did they know, I already have the hat from my dad.  LOL

Have a great day!

August 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings - August

It is duel day for the Dueling Darlings from SCS!  Terry and I are hosting this month.  We wanted to have fun, so are going with a humor image.  We found that we both have the same stamp set, so each sent out one of the main images from the set.   We thought it would be fun to see how the set is used.   Art Impressions "Wine Divas" are the images we are creating with.

It is my first time using this set I was gifted.  It is so fun!  I thought I would try and create a 'room' with our wine gal in her chair.  I tilted her chair as she was laughing and it looks a bit like she is leaning to tip over - maybe from too much wine!  You know I used DP that I had on hand to create the kits for the Divas.  Only one sheet of DP left for me, so I did not have much of a choice on the wallpaper.

Wishing I could share a glass of wine with my Dueling Darlings, but for now we will have to settle for a blog post visit.  I cannot wait to see what has been created.   Blog links are on the right side bar, go and check out the girls!


August 12, 2018

Dueling Darlings - July

To bee or not to bee.....that was the question from the Dueling Darlings on SCS for July.  My answer is for sure, to bee!

Of course it made me think of the Bee Gees.  So, I had to listed to this.  Oh, the strutting kills me in the video.  Apparently, the video budget went to white pants!

Bees were the theme for the kits we received.    Terry S, sent the absolute cutest images.  Thank you, Terry.  I really had a hard time deciding which to use.  Wishing I had time to create with both.   I chose the image from CC Designs Bee Heidi.   And don't get me started on those black epoxy dots from the kit. I could pet them all day long,  Love them!

I am late to bee at the party for July.  I am anxious to see what everyone has created, now that I have completed my card.   I am off to check them out.   If you have not already, you can too.  The blog links are on the right side bar.

Bee cool!

June 21, 2018

Dueling Darlings - June

Okay, so I am about a week off.   Well maybe more is off than that!   LOL   I am just getting posted for the Dueling Darlings on SCS.

Carol, sent us a great assortment of rose images.  I just saw this image from Gina K and thought it looked like it went with the DP perfectly.

The image was crisp in lines and the black card stock a true black.  The DP was a bit more muted.  I took some gray chalk and rubbed the image to tone the white down some and did the same for the black card stock.  It helped them blend a bit better.  More so in person, than in picture.

Thanks to the DDD's for waiting for me.  I am excited that I can now go and check out their creations.   You know I have to wait until my card is completed to have the full experience!  LOL  You can see their work too.  Blog links are on the right side bar.

Have a great day!