Friday, September 15, 2017

!!!CHOCOLATE!!!

It's the 15 of September and time for another duel with the Dueling Darlings.  We are a group of papercrafters on Splitcoaststampers who once a month create greeting cards from a kit created  around a theme chosen by the hostesses for teams Divas and Dazzlers.  This month our hostesses are Terry S. for team Divas and Terry A. for team Dazzlers.  I'm on team Divas and received this super kit full of wonderful papers, stamped images and embellishments from Terry S.  Here's what she sent:

Hi Divas!  Terry A. and I decided to do a chocolate themed kit this month in honor of Milton Hershey's birthday (9/13).  My daughter is studying Nursing at the Hershey Medical Center in PA this year so I'm looking forward to a year filled with chocolate!

All images area stamped on GinaK layering white CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Stamps:          Stamping Bella Edna Loves Chocolate
                       Stampabilities Mouseful of Fudge
                       Assorted unmounted sentiments
Paper:   Recollections purple paisley
              Best Creations A walk in the garden collection spring flowers
              Pebbles tealightful collection- lovely lilacs
              Reminisce in the kitchen collection- chocolate
              Kaisercraft glitter CS Amethyst

Embellishments: We R Memory Keepers brads,  Recollections gems and enamel dots, Craft Medley chocolate sequins, Recollections purple flowers, The Paper Studio green flowers

Ribbons:  Offray brown check, SU orchid grosgrain, American Crafts green, Darice stitched purple, Paper Studio purple bakers twine

Happy Stamping!  Can't wait to see your creations on Sept. 15th!  Terry S.

Here's my card:


I used Splitcoaststampers sketch SC661 for my design.  I chose to color the Stamping Bella Edna with Copic markers, fussy cut her out added some glitter to her wings and placed her on circle created with all the ribbons in the kit.

On the inside I use some SU cardstock in Pale Plum and added one of the sentiments from the kit and a strip of one of the designer papers.

Please check out the other Dueling Darling creations here:

Divas

Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers

Jeanette    http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Darlene    http://accordingtobijou.blogspot.com/

Debbie     http://theinkigloo.blogspot.com/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Paola       http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=110313

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry A.   http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=392549

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Tracie     http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 7, 2017

GIFTS OF GOD

Today, September 7th, was my turn to choose a theme for a papercrafting group, Crafters of Faith, on Splitcoaststampers. The theme is built on a Bible verse.  Here the inspiration and challenge I sent to my Faith-Filled Friends:

I have so many favorite verses; many from the Psalms, from Romans, Galatians and Philippians and went back and forth in choosing a verse for September. I finally settled on this verse that really sums up for me my faith:
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so no one can boast. For we our God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-10 

As September is the month both my sons were born in I like to remember that these boys were two of the greatest gifts God gave to me! (The meaning of their names is Gift of God) So I would like you to create a card celebrating a birth or another great gift God has bestowed on you. 

Here is my card:
I used a long time birthday candle punch on metallic silver cardstock and placed on it a panel I sponged with a variety of inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide "twisted citron", Tim Holtz Distress Oxide "lucky clover", Tim Holtz Distress Ink "peacock feathers", Memento "Nautical Blue on Recollections 110# white cardstock.  I then spritzed it and blended.  The Happy Birthday to You die is from Impress cards + crafts and I used silver glitter paper to die cut this sentiment.  A few sequins were added. The card base is Stampin' Up cardstock "Not Quite Navy".

On the inside of my card I stamped this sentiment from an old Stampin' Up set called "God's Blessings" with Hero Arts Ombre Ink in Mint to Green and added a few more sequins.

You can find many other cards created for this theme by going to Splitcoaststampers Crafters of Faith forum for a list of those participating.  Their creations may appear on their blogs or in their Splitcoaststampers gallery.

(I really need to find a way to update my blog to include a link to my fellow crafters!)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's a "Midsummer Night's Dream" for July with the Dueling Darlings

I'm just a wee bit late for the July Dueling Darlings duel.  The duel is on the 15th of the month and 2 teams, the Divas and the Dazzlers, post their creations made from a kit sent by one of their team members on either their blogs or in the Splitcoaststampers gallery.  This month the team leaders for July, Heather for the Divas and Paola for the Dazzlers, chose the theme "Midsummer Night's Dream", based on the play by Shakespeare.  Because both Paola and Heather are from beautiful Canada they have asked us to incorporate a maple leaf somewhere on our cards in recognition that July 1, 2017 marks the 150th birthday of this great nation.

Here is what Heather sent the Divas:

Stamp:  CC Designs  "Cutie Butterfly"

Designer Papers:  KaiserCraft Botanica Collection "Roots and Stem", KaiserCrat Mademoiselle Collection "Flutter", Jen Hadfield SimpleLife "Blue Meadow"

Various Ribbons and other embellishments

Here's my card:


I used this sketch from Splitcoaststampers;


I added a colored my fairy with Copic markers and added a little glitter to her wings.


I hope you take time to visit the cards posted by my Dueling Darling friends.  You can find them here:

Divas

Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers

Jeanette    http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Darlene    http://accordingtobijou.blogspot.com/

Debbie     http://theinkigloo.blogspot.com/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Paola       http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=110313

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry A.   http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=392549

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Tracie     http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dueling Darlings Times 4!!!!



I'm doing multiple posts today for the Dueling Darling monthly card duels.  I've been late posting my DDD cards but never this late!  So I'm making up for March, April, May and June by posting my cards for these four challenges at one time.  So here goes:

March:

Laura Jean for team Diva and Darlene for team Dazzlers chose the theme "Would You Lie to Ride in My Beautiful Balloon" for the DDD March duel.  LJ, sent this super fun kit with Images (some die-cut) from "Up, Up and Away" collection by My Favorite Things, great patterned paper from the "Life is Beautiful" collection by Fancy Pants, ribbon from Stampin' Up and a variety of other embellishments.  Here is my card:

April:

For the month of April our team leaders are Kelly for the Divas and Jeanette for the Dazzlers.  They've chosen the theme "You Are My Sunshine", so uplifting for rainy April days if you're not living in the Southwest USA!  Her kit came with the darling stamped image Sunshine little pixie, bright and sunny patterned papers and cheerful, sparkly ribbons and gems for embellishments.
Here's my creation:

May:

This month it was my turn for team Diva and my partner Debbie for team Dazzler to create and card kit for our team members.  We chose the theme "April Showers Bring May Flowers".  I stamped several images for my team to choose from:  "daisybella" by StampingBella and "Girl with Butterfly" by Sarah Kay and a several stamped sentiments.  Included in the kit were a variety of patterned papers from several companies, ribbons, twine, buttons and lots of paper flowers.  Here's a picture of what was in the kit:

And here is my card for May:

June:

Diva Barb and Dazzler Tracie came up with the theme "Roses" for the month of June.  How appropriate as Rose is the traditional flower for June.  Barb sent us Divas an absolutely fabulous  kit with two different stamped rose images to choose from: "J Rose" by Embossing Arts and "Delicate Rose Stems" by Hero Arts.  Also in the kit was this delicious Designer Series paper "Sweet Sorbet" by Stampin'...Love, love, love those yummy colors!  Also in the kit were a plethora of embellishments:  brads, buttons, ribbons, twine, pearls,  and white paper flowers.

Here is my card:

I hope you take time to visit the cards posted by my Dueling Darling friends.  You can find them here:

Divas

Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers

Jeanette    http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Darlene    http://accordingtobijou.blogspot.com/

Debbie     http://theinkigloo.blogspot.com/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Paola       http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=110313

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry A.   http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=392549

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Tracie     http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas wishes 2016

Hi everyone,

Here's some of the Christmas card I made this year using element, dies, stamps, paper from previous years:




























Friday, November 18, 2016

Giving Thanks with the Dueling Darlings

The 15th of the month is the time for our monthly duel between the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  Today is the 18th and I'm a few days late to the duel.  This is getting to be a bad habit with me! This month our hostesses Carol for team Divas and Shelley for team Dazzlers chose the theme "Give Thanks"...So appropriate for this month of Thanksgiving!  I'm on team D.D.Divas and received from Carol this wonderful card kit full of beautiful papers, lovely stamped images and sentiments and gorgeous embellishments:

  • Papers:  K & Co paper pack
  • Stamped Images:  Wheelbarrow and sentiment from Stampin' Up's "Grateful" set.  Praying boy and girl from Stampendous.  Second sentiment from Hobby Lobby
  • Ribbon from Michaels, glitter brown paper tape is Recollections, and various other embellishments like twine, adhesive gems, and leaf stickers.
Here's my finished card:



I colored the image with Copic markers and used an Espresso Brown cardstock for background layers for both the image and the designer paper.  I used this sketch for my layout:


This is the inside of the card.

We were asked to share what we are most thankful for.  I'm thankful for so much:
  • Jesus saving grace
  • Family and Friends
  • Good health
  • Freedom to live the life I do
  • A lovely home to shelter me 
  • Plentiful food to nourish me
  • So many blessings that I do not have room to list them all!
Please check out my Dueling Darling friends creations at these places:

Check out the Diva's creations here:
Kelly:  https://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/
Barb:  http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/
Carol:  http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
Kadie:  http://mymindseyecreations.blogspot.com/
LJ:  http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/
Suzy:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104
Tami: http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

And the Dazzlers here:

Darlene:  http://accordingtobijou.blogspot.com/
Debbie:  http://theinkigloo.blogspot.com/
Jeanette:  http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
Paola:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=110313
Shelly:  http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/
Terry A.:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=392549
Terry L.: http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/
Tracie:   http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/



Wishing you many, many blessings to be thankful for!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sharing All Things Fall with the Dueling Darlings

I'm late! I'm late! I'm late to the October Duel with the Dueling Darlings!  This month our teams were hosted by Katie for the Divas (my team) and Paola for the Dazzlers.  They chose the theme "All Things Fall" and Katie sent the Dueling Darling Divas this terrific kit filled with things that remind us of this season.  Here is what was in the kit:

Stamped Image:       Whipper Snapper
Stamped sentiments:  Stampin' Up and Papertrey Ink
Paper: Lawn Fawn
Miscellaneous embellishments:  ribbon, twine, brads and buttons

Here's my card:

I loved this darling pumpkin image and colored it with copic markers and fussy cut it.  Loved the terrific papers and used four of them.  I chose 2 of the ribbons and three of the brads to embellish this card and mounted the colored image on dimensionals.  I used Sketch #40 from Reverse Confetti as the basis for my card:
40_Sept2016
Katie asked us to share something we enjoy about Fall specific to the area we live in.  I now live in the Arizona desert, a transplant from NW Washington.  If I need to be specific about what I enjoy about Fall here in the AZ desert is the cooling temperatures.  Currently it's still pretty warm for mid-October.  Usually the highs have settled into the 80s but lately the warmer 90+ degree temps have been hanging on.  I do miss the changing colors of Autumn that were in western Washington.  In fact the Fall season is my favorite.  Love the warm colors of red, orange, gold and yellow against the evergreen trees like Douglas Fir and a brilliant blue sky in October....A favorite memory!

Check out the Diva's creations here:
Kelly:  https://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/
Barb:  http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/
Carol:  http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
Kadie:  http://mymindseyecreations.blogspot.com/
LJ:  http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/
Suzy:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104
Tami: http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/

And the Dazzlers here:

Darlene:  http://accordingtobijou.blogspot.com/
Debbie:  http://theinkigloo.blogspot.com/
Jeanette:  http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
Paola:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=110313
Shelly:  http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/
Terry A.:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=392549
Terry L.: http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/
Tracie:   http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/




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