November 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings - November

Shut the front door!  Yep...I am blog posted on time for the Dueling Darlings from SCS this month!  I know!!!!  I cannot believe it either.

Suzy, send out the cutest kit.  Frogs were the theme, since we are all hopping around all of the time it seems.   I can attest to that!  This cute image is from Penny Black.

Speaking of hopping, I have not been doing too much of that lately.  I twisted my ankle on some uneven pavement last week in the parking lot at work. Totally bit the dust!  Computer bag, tote bag, water bottle, keys splayed all over.  Twisted one ankle, landed on my other knee.  I totally cussed - and loud!  Skinned my knee and my whole body is sore.  What in the world?!  It took four days for the bruises to come out.  I have had a totally fat ankle.  DH was calling it my cankle - you know the one where you cannot tell where the calf stops and the ankle starts?!  LOL  I have been very good to each leg since and about ready to go now, just not hopping!

Be sure to see what the other girls have created.  Their blog links are on the right side bar.  I cannot wait to see!


November 13, 2017

Dueling Darlings - October

Just one month away from being caught up!   Terry my partner in crime and I were hosts for the October round of the Dueling Darlings of SCS.

We were super original and used Halloween!   LOL  Truth be told, we were both in races against time with personal life projects at the time to send out kits.  We chose something we could easily execute and get out to the group on time.

I love this little Miss from Red Rubber Designs.  I have had the stamp for a long time, but had never used it.  Now all of the Divas used it!  They made the most adorable cards.  Check them out at the Dueling Darling links on the right side bar.

Hope you all had a great Halloween!


November 7, 2017

Dueling Darlings - September

September, yay!   I am getting closer to catching up!!!

The Dueling Darlings from SCS made the cutest cards for September.  Terry, sent the Divas a great kit.   Thanks, Terry!

Our image was from Stamping Bella, Edna Loves Chocolate.  Well Edna, so do I!  Is it bad that in high school The Eye Batter (remember my friend that could bat her eyes and boys fawn?!) and I would make a 9 x 13 pan of fudge, cut it in half and each eat our half with a diet coke?!  Holy smokes!

Well, no fudge today.  Just this card!  I used the super sparkly paper that Terry sent.  I had a die cut that I had never used and tried on this.  Boy, I had to run that through the Cuttlebug a few times to cut it, but in the end it worked!

Thinking I will need a piece of chocolate by day end......{wink}.


October 20, 2017

Christmas Crazy Rudolph

Here I had thought I was caught up enough to join a swap in a group - back in April - what a silly girl I was!   I ended up going into the largest whirlwind of my life soon after, with my dad's passing.  What was I thinking?!

I joined the Christmas Crazy swap on SCS.  My friend Jeanette hosts and girls are having' some fun there!  The join was only for one exchange.  I received the cutest card kit from my new friend, Jen.  

Since Jen is my new friend, I hope she does not think I am too much of a flake!  She created the cutest card with the kit that I sent to her.  I am just now getting to the kit that she sent to me.  

Well, one benefit of being so behind is now I have a completed Christmas card to use {wink!}.  Thanks again, Jen.

Have a great day~


October 6, 2017

Dueling Darlings - August

Carol, was the sweet hostess for our August Dueling Darlings at SCS.  We received a fishing themed kit.

My first reaction was great I can send my dad a card.....well, then I remembered not really something I can do any longer.  My dad loved to fish. In fact, one of our winter projects is to research out the fishing poles and tackle that he had.  I do not want to give or sell any of it, until we know what we have.  Our garage is starting to resemble Cabela's!

My dad had a fishing boat that we knew nothing about as well.  We took it to the marina and consigned it with the company that my dad purchased it from, so we could sell it within the summer season.  They had a much larger buying pool and were so nice remembering my dad.  The boat sold the first day to someone that was so excited to get the boat, it makes me happy.  My point in telling you this, is that my dad did not get to use the boat but a handful of times as my mom got sick and he took care of her, then he was sick.  Go out there, use your 'boat', go on that trip, it matters!

Of course Carol sent a variety of images.   I was first drawn to the cute image, then I thought I need to challenge myself and used the fish image.  There was more realistic fish DP, so I used that.  One of them had this bad a** fish on it.  It is the background piece and I had to cover him up, as he kinda scared me! LOL   My photo does not pick up the little hints of Spica glitter I used on the fish image, to give him some depth.


Now the fun image that Carol sent, I had used before.  I made this card a long time ago, but will share again, since he is in theme with the kit. Here is a card made with the Whipper Snapper image.  He is the cutest little thing!


Thank you Carol, for a great kit for August.  I enjoyed working with it!

October 3, 2017

Dueling Darlings - July

Hello!  The Dueling Darlings on SCS had their posting in July.  I am posting today.  Just a 'lil late! Our theme was Midsummer Night's Dream.  Perfect - it is fall and now you can 'dream' it is midsummer!

Heather, sent the most adorable kit.   I remember there being a discussion with which image to use.  Well, since I am so late and posting by myself, I chose the Penny Black , Fairy Sweet.   The image is so cute, I just love her!

Speaking of love, I am in love as well with that DP she sent from KaiserCraft Botanica Collection.  I had to use it for the whole card, not just a little piece! And those little shiny embellies, I wanna pet them!

I added a few flowers to the main flower from the kit.  We were challenged with using a Canadian maple leaf on our card.  I used two of them as leaves under the flower.   They blended with the DP quite a bit, but they are there! Added a little glitter to her fairy wings, as it is a Midsummer Night's Dream of course.

Thank you Heather, for the kit and waiting patiently for the card.  I enjoyed working with it.

Have a great day~


September 26, 2017

Dueling Darlings - June

Roses are red!  They were also the theme for the June Duel for the SCS Dueling Darlings.   June was rose month...who knew?!

Barb, sent us a great kit with rose themed images.  I chose Rose Stems by Hero Arts to create with.  Included with our kit were so many embellies and what I would assume was great DP......if I could find it!

Yeah, Barb included Stamping' UP! DP in Sweet Sorbet.  I am far behind on kits and took each out of their envie and put items into a Zip Lock bag in the order of receipt, so I would not lose anything!  LOL  Not sure what happened, but when I look the DP up online and, it sure was pretty!   After I looked it up and knew what it looked like, I checked my paper and still not there.  All of my supplies are put away, so really nowhere for it to be.  I got nothin'!

So, I dug through my paper to find something that would fit the color pattern of the embellies to have some semblance to the kit and got a two for one. Sentiment paper, so I did not have to include a sentiment.  Score!

Thank you Barb, for a great kit and I apologize for not knowing where the paper ended up.