Monday, August 15, 2016

Going to Rio with the Olympic Darlings!

Yikes!  It's August 15th and I'm hosting this month's duel with Debbie, my Dueling Darling Dazzler partner, and I'm late to the duel!!!  In honor of the Olympics that are currently going on in Rio we decided to challenge our teammates to create a card using items from the kit we sent them.  I'm with team Divas and I so hope they like this kit that includes:

Images:  Summer Olympics digi by ScrappinDoodles
Sentiment:  "Go For The Gold!" (made by me); It Is Not The Destination, But The Journey" by Inkadinkadoo

Papers:  "Travel Adventure Stack" by DCWV;  "Cake and Candles" by We R Memory Keepers;  Gold, Silver, and Bronze metallic by Recollections

Ribbons:  Michael's Celebrate It and Offray
Adhesive multi-color gems by Recollections
Brads by
Eyelet Oulet
Sequins by Darice
Olympic Rign die cuts with Spellbinder's circle dies

The base is red cardstock and I angled green, black, yellow and blue cardstock panels as well as the "Cake and Candles" balloon dsp to represent the colors of the Olympic rings.  One balloon was colored black with a marker.  And I added sequins to each balloon in that color.  My Olympic torch bearer was colored with Copic Markers in colors worn by the Brazilian Olympic torch bearers and I mounted him with dimensionals on the card in a manner that indicates he's holding the balloons.  The sentiment was colored with Copic markers and layered on Gold Metallic paper.  Had to add some Gold and Silver sequins (so sorry I didn't have any bronze sequins with me!)...
Here's the inside of the card.  I used a strip from on of the "Travel Adventure Stack" designer papers and the second sentiment by Inkadinkadoo.

Deb and I asked the Divas and the Dazzlers to share if they had a favorite summer Olympic event they liked to watch.  It's difficult for me to choose just one event.  I've been loving watching our girls perform so spectacularly in gymnastics and also our USA swim team, both bringing home much gold. Also I'm a fan of the track events that are just underway.  So glad to see our woman shot putter bring home gold.  Loving that our women rowers have done well too! Hope you are enjoying this once every 4 years event!

Check out the Diva's creations here:

And the Dazzlers here:

Terry A.:
Terry L.:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Judy, your card is such fun! Love the sequins in the baloons! Fabulous!

    Thanks for being a great hostess this month!

  2. Judy you are right, our cards are similar! That is crazy funny that we thought close to the same. I think it is that we are meant to be Diva's together! LOL

    Your card is adorable and thank you for a great kit to work with this round.


  3. I love your card, Judy! That's what I love about this group...even though we come up with very different ideas with the same items, sometimes cards turn up similar. You and Tami do have great minds! It is so fun to see what everyone comes up with every month!

  4. Wonderful card Judy!!! I love the how you used the colors of the olympic rings in your papers and the gold metallic paper on the torch. Great kit you sent the Divas! You win the Gold!

  5. Sweet Card Judy--I love all of the bling and all of the colors of the Olympics. Thanks for a fun image to play with this month!

  6. Ahhh Judy! This card is so cute! Thank you for sending such a wonderful kit to play with this month! I love the sequins inside the balloons! I would have never thought to do that!

    XOXO ~ LJ

  7. First of all thanks for the awesome kit much fun. I love your card. So cute and whimsical...Great job. Love how you used the sequins to highlight the balloons on the dsp. I do hope you are feeling better Judy, you sure have had your share of troubles with your back...Take care!!!

  8. Oh how fun! Your card and Tami's looks like Twinsies! Super creative and just all around FUN! Thank you for such a fun kit - finally got my life and act together long enough to post a card made from your kit - thank you! I loved it from top to bottom!