Friday, May 16, 2014

Music is a Gift

"I'm late! I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!" No I'm not in wonderland but you might think I  fell down a rabbit hole.  I really started this post yesterday...See: It's May 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  This month Paola for the Dazzlers and me for the Divas chose the theme "Music is a Gift" and sent off card kits to our team members.  Looking back through the past months it’s hard to believe we’ve never used music as a theme before now.  Well, how serendipitous for Paola and me as we both had elements that reflected this theme within our stamping materials.  Here are the items that I put in the kit for my team: 

Stamped  images:

  Sparkle Creations, “Ukulele Josh”

  Bild malarna stamps, “Mimosa Violin”

  Verve, “Beautiful You”

  “Musical Notes”

Designer Papers:

  Imaginisce, Live Loud “Garage Band” (double side with musical instruments/grey & blue diagonal plaid)

  Stampin’ Up, “Rockabilly” (chartreuse with white crowns)

  Crate Paper, Paper Pad (light blue herringbone pattern)

  Me & my Big ideas, “Harvest” (orange check foil)

  Recollections, “Black Music Notes”

  Embossed Panels: Darice “Sheet Music” embossing folder


  Recollections, musical notes brads; guitar brads; variety of buttons in black, blue, orange and green; musical sheet music washi tape; zebra pattern mini clothes pins; Paper Studio, musical notes and words stickers; chartreuse adhesive rhinestones; Ribbons:  orange satin – Offray; green texture – JoAnn Decorative Ribbon; blue with white dots – Dashes, Dots a& Checks; musical notes – Paper Studio; Black; black and white twine
And here's my creation:

I used the Bild Malarna Mimosa Violin image, colored her with Copic markers and cut her out and mounted her on a panel of the Crate Paper designer paper to which I had applied the music sheet washi tape in a diagonal pattern and then attached to a piece of the Me & my Big Ideas orange foil check paper.  I also used the Recollections "Black Music Notes" for the background and the Imaginisce "Garage Band" in another panel.  The Recollections music note brads and a button with twine accessorized the card.
 I used this sketch from Splitcoaststampers for my layout:



We asked our Dueling Darling to  participate in a little extra challenge:

If you could dedicate a special song to someone, what song would it be, to whom  would you dedicate it and why? 
When I wrote to my team I mentioned how special their friendship is to me and chose the theme song from the TV show "Friends",  Kadie wrote back and suggested the theme song from "The Golden Girls" and I thought that was so perfect too:  So I dedicate both these songs to the Dueling Darlings and all my Splitcoaststampers friends!! I LOVE YOU AND AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP!


  1. Judy--first thanks for such a cute kit for us to play with this month. I really like the layout of your card and that you used so much of the kit. Great Job!

    I am so happy to be a Darling with you and that you are on my team!

  2. I agree with Barb, thank you for the great kit this month!

    You colored the image so well! I like how you created your own embellies from punches, DP and brads.

    Very fun duel this month!!!

  3. Awwww, how sweet is this???!!! Judy, I love the theme you two chose for us, and I really love your card!!! What an adorable image, and the soft blues you colored her with really makes her pop!
    The layout is great and does justice to the wonderful papers you gave everyone to work with. An amazing round, thank you!!

  4. Oh my goodness, Judy, your card is adorable! Love all the papers and the cute cute image - that you fussy cut! WOW!!!

    Great songs, too. ;)

  5. Oh Judy, this card is all things wonderful (even if it's in Judy's wonderland!) You used almost the whole kit! THank you for giving us this musical challenge, perfect for my trio of singers :)
    Beautiful job on your card, as always, your attention to detail, etc! Hugs!

  6. What a cute card Judy! Love the way you used the papers and the musical note brads!

    Great job this month!

  7. Judy, your card is so lovely and cheerful! Thank you for a WONDERFUL kit and absolutely spoiling us! I am late too and I apologize. I have it finished and scheduled for tomorrow (didn't want it to get lost with my post today).
    And one more thing..."thank you for being a friend." lalalalalala.

  8. What a great card Judy, I love how you used the kit and the papers. Your sketch is awesome as well as your coloring. You rocked this challenge for sure!!!

  9. Cute card. This image is just adorable and I love all the papers.

  10. Hi Judy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!!!

    The image & sentiment you asked about is from Inky Impressions. The name of that image is called LiLi Roller Skating & it has the matching sentiment...the charm comes from Nicole's store as well :-)