Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dueling Darling Angels!

Hi everyone! It's January 15th and time for another duel between the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  Each month one Diva and one Dazzler come up with a theme and send each of their team members a kit to create a card around that theme.  This month Carol for the Diva's and Melina for the Dazzlers chose the theme "Angels"!  In Carol's words: "I like to think Angels among us.  Whenever, I thinkof angles I think of peace, tranquility, and beautiful scenery/flower gardens..."  In her delightful kit were the following:
  Designer Paper:
     Paper Pizzaz sponged blue and green
     Magnolia Summer Memories Forget-Me-Not Wallpaper
     Basic Grey Sweet Threads Fashionista
     K & Co. glittered flower from a paper pack
Six different ribbon/trim, flowers and a little adhesive rhinestones and a string of pearls.

Here are the two cards I made:
Front with a peak inside
I used the same cute angel image and layout on both cards.  The only thing different is the color scheme in paper, ribbons and flowers.  I used cardstock for the base and panels from my own supplies, as well as, the blue and pink flowers.  The image and the image panels were cut with Spellbinders dies.  I stamped the sentiment inside both cards with Stampabilities "May Your Birthday Be Filled..." stamp.
Carol asked us to share "an angel experience--guardian angel story...or anything of that nature...".  Although I can't think of a specific story regarding angels regarding me personally I do share with Carol the belief they do exist and our working for our benefit even when we don't recognize them. 
These two cards are going to some friends today as we celebrate our January birthdays.
Please check out the Diva's cards here:

And the Dazzlers here:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year, New Cards

I really meant to get my first card made in 2014 uploaded to this blog on January 1.  Well, I did get the card made.  It was for a friend's 80th birthday on January 1st.  I got it made just in time to head over to the big celebration.

I'm joining a group of card makers on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) doing a 100 cards in 100 days.  Part of the challenge is to use stamps, paper, and other tools and supplies we already have to create these cards.  Here is my first card:
I CASEd this card from a design I saw on Susan's Simple Stampin' blog here:

As I didn't have a Happy New Year stamp I cheated by creating the Happy New Year and Happy Birthday background with some card making software I have.  The 80 candles were stamped with a very, very old stamp and mounted on the background paper with dimensionals.  I kept it very simple with red cardstock panel mounted on a blue cardstock base.

The next card is another birthday card I did today for my sister whose birthday is tomorrow.  Not sure she's going to get it in time but I'm sure she'll like it.  The skater image is High Hopes "Ice Princess".  She's colored with Copic Markers to coordinate with the designer paper by Carta Bella called "Winter Fun". (This is a little leftover from last months Dueling Darling kit).  DSP was attached to a panel of SU Cranberry Crisp and on the card base of SU Taken with Teal, both retired.  The skater along with some punched snowflakes, silver sequins and gold sequin stars are inside the shaker card mounted on a background die cut from Recollection Christmas "Mercury Glass" paper.  I also glued a few sequins and pearls to the snowflakes in the dsp.

Here's the inside of the card with a snippet of Cranberry Crisp ribbon and sentiment byStampabilities "May Your Birthday Be Filled":
I'd love to hear what you think of my latest creations!