Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dueling Darling's Perfect Blend!

I am so very, very late in posting the Dueling Darling challenge for May.  The Divas and the Dazzlers were challenged by our hostess' Carol and Debbie to create a card honoring our awesome, wonderful, fantastic team leaders Kelly for the Divas and Jeanette for the Dazzlers.  These two women organized and facilitated this group and I was honored to be asked to join the Divas by Kelly.  They came up with the idea to have two teams engage in a friendly "duel" each month by creating cards around the same theme.  Each month one team member from the Divas and the Dazzlers consults each other and decides on a theme and provides a card kit for their group.  Often there is an additional challenge.  This month the theme chosen was "The Perfect Blend" because these two ladies love their Starbucks!  We were also asked to tell of a way these ladies have encouraged me or something special about them.  So here is my card honoring my dear friend Kelly:
                                          Kind and giving,
                                          Encourager and achieving,
                                          Loving mother and wife,
                                          Laughing and enjoying life,
                                          Young at heart...
She's been a great friend right from the start.
Her generousity is beyond all measure,
As a friend she's a real treasure.
She inspires in all that she does,
She bring honor and praise to the God she loves.
A blessing she is to all far and near,
So thanks for your friendship so gracious and dear!

This kit included such gorgeous papers, darling Stamping Bella "Perk up Peeps" image, a computer generated sentiment so perfect for our leaders and two other sentiments, plus varous ribbons, buttons and and blingy accessories.   I also incorporated on Kelly's card a cut out from an actual Starbuck's sleeve.  There was so much I wanted to use that I made an easel card  and placed the cut out on the inside and bordered it with the buttons to hold the easel in place.  The image was colored with copics and I circle punched the Starbucks logo from a Starbucks napkin and placed it on the image sleeve.  What do you think of the pink rhinestone steam excaping from the coffee container??? 

There were so many extras in this awesome kit that I decided to make another card to honor the Dueling Darling Dazzler's team leader Jeanette.  She is such a wonderful person.  The little poem I created for Kelly applies to this amazing, wonderful, generous, inspirational, loving, fun woman.  Love you, Jeanette!

 Please visit the blogs of the Dueling Darling Divas:
And check out the Dueling Darling Dazzlers starting with their team leader Jeanette:


  1. Oh Judy! Both cards are beautiful! You did a fantastic job... and I agree both Kelly and Jeanette are AwEsOmE! :D

  2. Both cards are just magnificent! So worth the wait...we luv you no matter when it gets posted!!

  3. Judy, both cards are totally fab and celebrate both of those wonderful ladies to a tee!! Beautiful job, my friend!

  4. Oh have outdone yourself...what awesome cards.....and the is simply amazing...well done my friend...well done...♥♥♥

  5. Love your designs---these are such pretty cards!

  6. OH my stars, you have honored me with your beautiful words! Such a sweet card creation! So much beauty and all those elements - you left nothing out! GORGEOUS and sweet, just like you m'dear! Well worth the wait indeed! Cheeeeeeers! Love ya! x0x0