Friday, June 15, 2018

Everything's Coming Up Roses With the Dueling Darlings!

It's June 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darlings. For June our hostesses Carol (for team Divas, my team) and Shelly (team Dazzlers) chose the theme "Everything's Coming Up Roses" as the rose is the flower for the month of June.  Here's what Carol had to say about the lovely card kit she send team Diva:
"Your kit included DSP from JoAnns American Crafts and the glitter paper not sure what the company it is.  The rose images all came from a set I purchased on Wish.com and didn't have any kind of name of company name on it.  I have a rose from Gina K in there as well and I wrote her name on those images.  The roses are from recollections and the rest of the embellishments are from my stash.   Since roses come in different colors please color your rose in your favorite rose color that you either like to receive or send.  Please, also, let us know what your all time favorite color of rose is (if different from the rose color on your card).  I have attached meanings of each color if you are interested...
Red:  I love you, passion, respect, courage; Pale pink:  grace, admiration, elegance; Deep pink:  gratitude, refinement, appreciation; Orange:  fascination, passion, desire, pride;  Coral:  desire, fascination; Peach: believe me, modesty, sweetness;  Yellow:  joy, happiness, caring, true friendship;  White:  innocence, purity, loyalty; Burgundy:  undying love, unconscious beauty; Lavender: love at first sight, enchantment."


Here's my card:




I chose this deep, rich, glorious rose paper in Carol's kit as the background and based the coloring of my rose on the Gina K stamped image on the deepest reds on this paper.  The rose was colored with Copic markers and die cut with oval die and mounted on another scalloped die cut with the black glitter paper from the kit.  The oval die cuts were then mounted on a third die cut from a scrap of red cardstock.  I heat embossed the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from JustRite Clear "Large Fancy Sentiments"in detail black embossing powder, cut and mounted it on a strip of Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock, trimmed it with  piece of the the black lacy ribbon from the kit and rhinestone embellishments from the kit.  The design of the cards is from CAS(E) this sketch!, CTS #274 Here:


I was so delighted to receive this kit from Carol in time to make a birthday card for my friend's June birthday!  She loved it!!  Although I colored the rose on my card in red, my favorite rose colors range from peach to deep orange.  I have several favorite roses.  One is called "Evelyn", an  David Austin English rose, that is a peachy pink and very fragrant.  I particularly love it as my mother's name was Evelyn.  After the death of my mother about 30 years ago I bought "Evelyn" rose bushes for my sisters and my mother's brother to plant in honor of her. 



 My second favorite rose is one of the few roses that have flourished in our hot dry Arizona desert climate and is appropriately named "Arizona".  The color of the rose varies from pale pink to deepest orange and is reminiscent of our awesome Arizona sunsets!




Arizona








Please check out the card creations from my Dueling Darling friends 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/

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dueling with the Darlings Times Two

The 15th of the month a wonderful group of very creative card makers create cards from a kit provided by one of their teammates and post their creations on either their blog or on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) website gallery.  The teams are the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  My team is the Divas and I will be posting 2 cards this month as I am very, very late posting my card that was due to be posted on April 15th.

For April's "duel" the hostesses were Barbara for team Diva (my team) and Tracie for team Dazzlers.  They chose the theme "April Showers".  Barb sent a fantastic kit just full of beautiful papers, stamped images and lots of embellishments.  Here is my card:


Stamped Image:  Whipper Snapper Design "Umbrella and Slicker"

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park Paper - Spring "Hello Spring" "Beaming Butterflies"; Pebbles Love You More - Ainsley (Umbrellas-Rain); Bazzill Tahitian Princess (dotted); Crate Paper Bloom "Delighted"

Various Embellishments:  White Tear Drop Pearls; Raindrops; Blue Sequins; Buttons - White, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay;  Ribbons - Stampin' Up 3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta, 1/4" Cotton, 3/8" Pool Party Glitter, White, 1/2" Pink Pirouette Seam Binding;  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight Baker's Twine

I used sketch SC694 from Splitcoaststampers as my design and colored my image with Copic Markers:
sc694c.jpg




Sentiment on the inside of the card is Whipper Snapper Design "Friends are Umbrellas".
Cardstock papers are various colors from Recollections.


My second card is for today's duel hosted by Heather for team Divas and Paola for team Dazzlers.  The theme they chose is "A Spring Tweet" and in Heather's words: "Spring has been a long time coming!  It feels lk the snow is lingering and the weather just refuses to warm up!  Our feathered friends often bring those first signs of spring, so we're ready to encourage them along this month!"
Here's my card:


Stamped Image: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps "Black Capped Chickadees" (The kit also included another stamped image by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps "A Mother's Love".)

Papers:  Bo Bunny " Serendipity" collection

Emellishments  & Ribbons - Various

I used another SCS sketch SC696 for my design:sc696may18cc.jpg

  I used a scrap of blue cardstock and embossed it with a with Cuttlebug "Musical Flourish" embossing folder.  The Black Cap Chickadees were colored with Copic Markers after I checked one of our Bird books for correct coloring, then did a little fussy cutting out and mounted in on the top panel with dimensional foam adhesives.  the panels were backed with blue and brown cardstock.

Please check out the card creations from my Dueling Darling friends 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/

Thanks for stopping by!






Thursday, March 15, 2018

Celebrating Birthdays with the Dueling Darlings!

It's March 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  This month hostesses Donna for team Dazzlers and me for team Divas chose the theme "Birthdays".  I had a special reason for choosing this theme as some very special people in my life are celebrating milestone birthdays this month.   My Uncle Dick just celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday and my husband Pat will be celebrating his 80th birthday on March 26th.  Not only are these significant birthdays being celebrated this month but also the team leader for the Divas, our own Kelly Santi, will be celebrating a birthday on March 28th.  Here are some of the cards I've made from the kit I compiled for the Divas:
 This card for my Uncle Dick was so much fun to make.  I used Splitcoaststamper Sketch SC687 for the design. And die cut the 90 and the circle.
 The design on this card is from the Splitcoaststamper sketch SC688.  The image was stamped with a Stampendous stamp "Drift Gift", die cut and colored with Copic Markers.  A little sparkle added with sequins and stickles.
 The inside of the card has a Inkadinkado stamped greeting.

 I love this stamp from Art Impressions' "Wine Divas".  I sure have a lot of friends who enjoy their wine and would appreciate this card! The "Wine Divas" were colored with Copic Markers and enhanced with a little Stickles glitter and an adhesive gift package.   Stamped sentiments were also from the "Wine Divas" stamp set.

The inside of the card has two stamped sentiments.  One from "Wine Divas" and the other from Art Impressions.

All cards feature designer papers from We R Memory Keepers "Cake and Candles" collection.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my card creations.  I have to now get busy making more cards for more March birthdays for my brother-in-law, 2 nephews and several friends.  Also planning and preparing for a BIG birthday celebration for my Darling Husband's 80th birthday a week from Saturday....So much to do!!!

Please check out the card creations from my Dueling Darling friends 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, February 15, 2018

Loving London!

It's February 15th and time to duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers!  This month our hostesses are Kelly for team Divas and Jeanette for team Dazzlers.  They have chosen the theme "Something I Love"...a perfect theme for February!  So Kelly told us she chose to feature something she loved - Europe! and sent a kit that included stamped images of iconic London landmarks.  I love London too so it brought back wonderful memories as I created this card:


Included in the kit were:

Stamped Images:  My Favorite Things London Mouse (and die cuts)
Papers:  Hearts/travel paper from Hobby Lobby; Geometric paper "Travel" from American Crafts
Ribbons:  Hobby Lobby, red twine from The Baker's Twinery
Embellishments: Tree House Studio sequins, Sewology buttons, Paper Studio gems, Making Memories brads

I used the wonderful Geometric paper "Travel" from American Crafts, colored the die cut stamped images with my Copic Markers and added the twin and a several sequins for a little sparkle.  I layered in on black cardstock and attached in to a white cardstock base.

Check out my teammates 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/

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Celebrating a New Year with the Dueling Darlings!

January 15th and time to duel it with the Dueling Darling Diva and Dazzlers.  This month our team leaders Laura Jean for team Divas and Darlene for team Dazzlers have chosen the theme "New Year".  We were asked to be a little creative by incorporating an image using our own stamps along with the stamped calendar image they provided to create a New Year card.  I chose to go a little different with the theme and made a birthday card for my friend whose birthday falls on January 10th.   Included in the kit were some terrific patterned papers from Paper Studio "Mint to be Fab" foil pack, several stamped January 2018 calendar images, buttons and sequin strip, gold colored gem stones and black and white ribbon.  Here's my card:
I used some of my black cardstock and gold metallic cardstock. The layout is based on Splitcoaststampers sketch SC679.  Here's the inside of the card:

Thanks for stopping by and 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, November 16, 2017

Hopping along with the Dueling Darlings!

On the fifteenth of the month the Dueling Darlings have their monthly duel with team Divas (my team) and team Dazzlers.  This month Suzy (team Divas) and Debby (team Dazzlers) chose a theme with frogs to illustrate in Suzy's words "how busy people are these days. Hopping from one thing to another..."  Included in her kit were these items:

Stamped image:  "Toadily" by Penny Black

Card Stock:  Turquoise and cream by the Paper Studio

Designer Paper: 
  Turquoise with green and brown by Hoopla Pipeworks;
  Green with polka dots by My Mind's Eye "Apron Dots";
  Cream/warm white small polka dots by The Paper Studio;
  Turquoise with green  cream leaves by My Mind's Eye "Spring Green"
  Vintage Green Ornate by The Paper Studio

Embellishments: Turquoise enamel dots by The Paper Studio;
                            Gold bling by Recollections
                            Ribbons:   Green, tan woven by RibbonBoutique
                            Brown and cream cord by DCWV
                            Tan doily by Recollections 
                             Cream flowers by Prima

Here is my card:

I used this Splitcoaststamper sketch SC671 posted on 11/15/17 here:


I used Copic markers to color that cute frog and die cut with Spellbinder dies the frog image and 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/

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Having Halloween Fun with the Dueling Darlings!

The 15th of the month is "dueling" time for teams Divas and Dazzlers.  This month Tami for team Divas (my team) and Terry L. for the Dazzlers have chosen to celebrate Halloween.  It's October and the perfect time to create Halloween cards!  I'm a day late for the duel so here is my card:
Tami sent a kit chock full of great items to create a great Halloween card.  Here is what was in the kit:

Stamped images:  Red Rubber Designs "Delightfully Spooky" stamped in Memento tuxedo Black
Designer Paper:  Miscellaneous
Embellishments:  Miscellaneous vendors for orange and green ribbon, green/white baker's twine, orange button, black and orange rhinestones, orange sequins

The design of the card  was based on Freshly Made Sketch 308 (FMS308).
I used 3 of the 6 patterns of D.P., colored my cute "witch" with Copic markers and added Wink of Stella on the background for some spooky smoke.  I used the "Happy Halloween" sentiment and embellished it with the button and twine.  The orange and green ribbons were an added touch to the striped panel and black rhinestones on the eyes of three jack-o-lanterns were the finishing touch.

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/

Thanks for stopping by!