Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dueling Darlings Are Feeling The Love!

I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!  These cards were suppose to be posted here on my blog 3 days ago for the February duel with team Divas (my team) and team Dazzlers.  Barb, a Diva, and Debbie, a Dazzler, choice the theme "Feel the Love!" which is very appropriate as the scheduled duel fell one day after Valentine's Day.

Barb sent the Diva's this fabulous kit full of so many goodies listed here:
Crate Paper Patterned Paper
         Crush-Banners and Stripes
         Darling-Hearts and Lace
         Cupid-Chevrons and Diamonds
  Paper Hearts Collection
         Valentine-Large Hearts and Brown Background
          Cupid-Green stripes and Small Hearts
          Define-Words and Red Background
Authentique Patterned Paper - Lovely-Hearts

Fourteen different strips of gorgeous red and white ribbon and twine
Red and pink flowers
Red, pink and ivory buttons
Pearl brads, Red heart brad, Pink and Red round brads
Ivory pearls

And stamped images of my most favorite Bible Verse:Galations 5:22-23

There was so much to choose from I made two cards for two very special ladies:

This card features the Galations 5: 22/23 image which I die cut with a Spellbinders Labels Eleven.  I punched, die cut and layered 3 hearts with various cardstock. The base of the card is Stampin' Up  Cherry Cobbler
This card I used buttons and ribbon from the card kit.  The top panel was embossed with a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped with Stampin' Up  'Trust God" stamp set, punched with SU oval punch. The embossed panel was mounted on the white cardstock base with dimensionals
There still is so much material left in Barb's kit I have enough to make several more cards.  Thank you, Barb! Thank you, Debbie for the wonderful stamped sentiment image!
We were asked to show our love to our wonderful team leaders: Kelly for the Divas and Jeanette for the Dazzlers.  I have had the great pleasure of these two women's friendship for the past 5 years as we participated in several swaps together and through Splitcoaststampers we've gotten through good time and tough times together.  Both these women create some of the most beautiful cards but what I really admire about both of them is how they so graciously represent their faith and love of  our Lord and Savior Jesus.  They are true and faithful witnesses to Him and show that love to everyone in how they care for their families and for their friends.   I thank God for the blessing of their friendship and have been so honored to be the recipient not only of their loving friendship but also their beautiful cards.  Thank you, Kelly and Jeanette, for inspiring me in so many ways! LOVE YOU!!
Worship at my church this month has centered around the theme of "Loving Relationsships".  Last Sunday our pastor intern Christy gave a meditation on one of the Bibical Greek  words "Pathos" that really touched my heart.  I felt it was so in line with DDD theme I wanted to share the link to an audio of her message:

Please check out the Diva's cards here:
Barb: http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/
Carol: http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
LJ: http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/.
Tami: http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/
Kadie: http://mymindseyecreations.blogspot.com/

And the Dazzlers here:


  1. Oh Judy... your cards are so pretty! Each one is a work of art! How very creative to add the heart embellishment to the sentiment on the first card, and oh how I love the layers! And the second card is such a fun layout with all those flowers/buttons/etc.

    Thank you so much for your sweet words! I treasure your friendship! You are a blessing to me and the others who know you, too!

    Thank you for the link to your worship sermon audio. I'm rushing right now, but will listen ASAP!


  2. Two cards! You really made wonderful use of this kit, Judy. I love all the hearts on the first card (borders, hearts within hearts and even L♥ve). And the second is such a clever way of using all those fun embellies and so striking against the white CS. Great tribute to our leaders, Judy! Love ya!

  3. Judy--what a set of sweet cards. I really like the first one and the embossed background!

    Thanks for using so many of the items from my kit and for honoring our leaders!

  4. These two cards turned out so great! I especially like how you used the heart brad on the word love. You are so creative. Thanks, for sharing!

  5. Oh Judy! You are a virtuous woman of amazing grace and kindness! Your sweet words and post are a wonderful reflection of your beauty! Thank you for your lovely words and rest assured you are as wonderful a friend and mentor and Christian sister.

    Not one but TWO gorgeous cards! Each one so delicate and lovely with beautiful details. Just fabulous!

    Blessings to you sister!!

  6. OH MY Judy....two cards and each stunning...I love them both. I love how you used the heart brad for the O in Love...and they layout and dsp you used..mwahh....Love how you layered the two ribbons under the sentiment as well. Great job. The second card is so much fun. I love the buttons and all the color against the white. Way to go friend....Your tribute to our leaders is also spot on. You rocked this challenge...it was WAY worth the wait. I am so blessed to be able to call you a friend....hugs...♥♥♥

  7. Judy, thank you for sharing such a wonderful message!! And thank you for being my friend!
    Your card is gorgeous, and the second one is creative and fun! What a great kit Barb sent, you surely put it to good use.

  8. Love, love love all of the layers!!

    Very pretty and great job with using the whole kit!!