April 15, 2020

Dueling Darlings - April

I hope this post finds you all doing well in these troubling times.

To help keep us busy this month, we have a card kit for the Dueling Darlings from SCS.  Suzy was the hostess for the Divas.  We received a true Texas kit.  Bluebonnets for everyone!  I bet they are as pretty to see as Suzy described.

The image is from Deadbeat Designs.  I colored it up and tried to use as much of the kit as I could.  When I saw it, I knew my personal challenge would be to use the doily. I am just not a doily kinda girl, I guess.  My grandma had doilies.  You know the hand stitched kind?  The kind that if you use them like a frisbee in the house they sail....so I have heard!  LOL

I cannot wait to see how all the others made their cards this month.  You can see too!  The blog links are on the right side bar.

Keep well~

March 15, 2020

Dueling Darlings - March

Hello!   Welcome to the March duel with the Dueling Darlings from SCS.   Terry and I are the hosts this round!

Terry and I texted about a theme.  Terry found that March 20th is International Day of Happiness.  Made us think what makes us happy on a smaller scale.   Of course, coffee came to mind!  If you are a coffee drinker, it just makes your day a little happier.  So, coffee theme it is!   Out go the kits to the Divas.

We asked the girls to let us know what little thing makes them happy and to share in their post.   Okay, here is mine!  Moving with the coffee theme, I like to go to Starbucks.  Nothing fancy, just a Venti Blonde Roast, black.  

Of course I have to be into efficiency and use the app to order, so I can walk in and pick it up and not wait and can pay via the app.  If I que the order on the app before I leave the house, about half way to Starbucks on my way to work I push a button and order placed and paid.  Love it!

So, here is my secret happy.....ssshhhhh don't tell anyone.....it is kinda bad......it is amazing the number of people at our Starbucks at 5:40 AM!   Really, it is!  There are the regular group of patrons that you see and say hello to.  Then there are the cutthroats!  They are all out to get to the drive thru before you!  I mean, come on!  Remember how I like to que my order on the mobile app? There is nothing better than a cutthroat in the long drive thru line waiting while (because forbid they go in the store) I park my car you just cut off, get out, walk in to the store, get my coffee from the counter and go back to the car in under a minute.  The cutthroats are giving the stink eye and I smile, get in my car and drive away and they have not even ordered yet.  Secret happy!

In December DH and I went to Seattle for a few days.   Here are picks of the original Starbucks store at Pike Place Market.  The very first one in 1971!  The lines were over a block long to get in.  

I have this stamp set from Avery Elle that is coffee related and perfect for our duel.  I decided to go old school stamping and mask the images.   I hope the Divas liked their kits.  I cannot wait to see what they have created with them.  The blog links for the Dueling Darlings are on the right side bar.

Have a great day~

March 1, 2020

Dueling Darlings February

Let me call you sweetheart! is our theme for February in the Dueling Darlings from SCS.   You know, February is a month for smitten kittens, with Valentine's Day and all.

I have to ask.  Have you ever come across one of those people?  By those people I mean those who you never hear them call their significant other by name?   I worked with this one lady and she never said her husband's name, for years!  It was always "my husband", the kid's dad, his brother, or she even called him mister.... but never sweetheart! It was like this third person 55 times removed!

Or how about the people that call their significant other "daddy".   I could no more call my husband daddy, than fly to the moon!  He is not my daddy, he is my husband.  I worked with one of those women once too.  I mean we would die laughing in the office - silently of course - when she would story tell "Big Daddy and I...."..... but never sweetheart.  How about "Boo"?  I want to yell, "Boo Who"?!  LOL

I guess "sweetheart" is the original OG!  Sticking to the original, I worked from the great kit that Carol sent for February.  It was a kit full of pretty papers and embellies galore.    Since we were going 'old school' I used chalks to color my image.  When I say 'old school', I mean the OG of the chalks from Stampin' UP!.  They are like circa 2000!  They were actually called Stamping' Pastels I think.  I also used an older than dirt edge punch.  'Member them?!

I liked working old school for something different - thank you, Carol.  You can see what the other girls created by visiting them from the links on the right sidebar.

Have a great week!

February 29, 2020

Dueling Darlings - January

Did I just type 2020?  Yep, sure did!   It is a new year and the Dueling Darlings from SCS are off to a great start.   I am a bit behind the starting line up, but so glad to be able to play!

LJ, sent us the most adorable image from Elzybell Stamps.   The theme for January was penguins and this image is just perfect.  Paired with the Doodlebug Designs papers, a great kit.  Thank you, LJ.

I appreciate you all waiting for my card.  I am looking forward to viewing the creations from the ladies - you can too - links are on the right sidebar.

Have a great day~

November 18, 2019

Dueling Darlings - November

Owl the heck are you?!   We have an owl theme for our Dueling Darlings November card.  The girls from SCS are sending out the cute stuff.

Heather, sent us the cutest little owls from Taylored Expressions.   I used the die cut Hoot Hoot Hooray owls for my card.  I dug out my die cuts and embossing folders and of course read the sandwich directions - Why can I not remember them?!  LOL   Some paper scraps later, here is my card.  The photo caught odd light and looks wavy, but in person it is not.  This is not elementary school, so no picture re-takes.

Speaking of re-takes in elementary school, I had to do them one year.   I think it was like the second grade.  We were goin' all out and having school pics with a 'scene'.  You know, like the fake fence kinda thing.   I though I would be extra cute if I painted my fingernails to show on the fence, some girl in class had fingernail polish.  So, pictures come back a few weeks later, mom opens them, I have frosted pink little nails and got in a whole lotta trouble!  Re-takes, no fence!

Thanks for the cute kit, Heather.  I cannot wait to see what the other little owls look like this month.  You can see them too, the URLs are on the right sidebar.

Have a good day!

November 5, 2019

Dueling Darlings - October

BOO!   That should scare you - especially since Halloween is over!  LOL   Yes, here is my Dueling Darlings from SCS post for October.

Barb, sent us a fun image from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company.  The image is named Ghost Couple. I like that they are not just ghost friends, but a couple! I had to use the brads from the kit, as Barb is the queen of brads.

Kind of sounds like a title....The Queen of Brads!  I think I am watching too much Downton Abbey.  Well, like everything lately it seems, I am only about 5 to 9 years late to the show.  I have just a few episodes left.  I just so want one of those girls to come down the stairs with her hair in a pony and with some sweats on, eating food!

Thank you for the great kit, Barb.   I now can go see that the other DDD's have created....so excited to  do so!

September 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings - September

Welcome to the Dueling Darlings from SCS, September duel.   September is baby safety month and the catalyst to our baby theme.  

Judy sent a kit that was just chock full of cuteness!   We were asked to make a baby card.  While there were dang cute girl papers, I have a boy gift to give next week, so went with more earth toned papers.  Perfect timing Judy, thanks!

In looking at the kit, there were stickers.  I like stickers, but never know what to do with them.   I kept coming back to the stickers and challenged myself to use them.  

So, since I was struggling with using a sticker, I thought why not throw a button in there too for good measure?!  Buttons throw me off as well as stickers.  Why do I do this to myself?!  LOL   The end result reminded me of some of the project kits that I have seen from Stampin' UP! 

Please be sure to visit the other Dueling Darlings.  Their blog links are on the right side bar.  You will for sure see some great baby cards.

 Enjoy September~