Friday, September 15, 2017


It's the 15 of September and time for another duel with the Dueling Darlings.  We are a group of papercrafters on Splitcoaststampers who once a month create greeting cards from a kit created  around a theme chosen by the hostesses for teams Divas and Dazzlers.  This month our hostesses are Terry S. for team Divas and Terry A. for team Dazzlers.  I'm on team Divas and received this super kit full of wonderful papers, stamped images and embellishments from Terry S.  Here's what she sent:

Hi Divas!  Terry A. and I decided to do a chocolate themed kit this month in honor of Milton Hershey's birthday (9/13).  My daughter is studying Nursing at the Hershey Medical Center in PA this year so I'm looking forward to a year filled with chocolate!

All images area stamped on GinaK layering white CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Stamps:          Stamping Bella Edna Loves Chocolate
                       Stampabilities Mouseful of Fudge
                       Assorted unmounted sentiments
Paper:   Recollections purple paisley
              Best Creations A walk in the garden collection spring flowers
              Pebbles tealightful collection- lovely lilacs
              Reminisce in the kitchen collection- chocolate
              Kaisercraft glitter CS Amethyst

Embellishments: We R Memory Keepers brads,  Recollections gems and enamel dots, Craft Medley chocolate sequins, Recollections purple flowers, The Paper Studio green flowers

Ribbons:  Offray brown check, SU orchid grosgrain, American Crafts green, Darice stitched purple, Paper Studio purple bakers twine

Happy Stamping!  Can't wait to see your creations on Sept. 15th!  Terry S.

Here's my card:

I used Splitcoaststampers sketch SC661 for my design.  I chose to color the Stamping Bella Edna with Copic markers, fussy cut her out added some glitter to her wings and placed her on circle created with all the ribbons in the kit.

On the inside I use some SU cardstock in Pale Plum and added one of the sentiments from the kit and a strip of one of the designer papers.

Please check out the other Dueling Darling creations here:






Laura Jean



Terry S.





Debby B



Terry A.

Terry L.


Thursday, September 7, 2017


Today, September 7th, was my turn to choose a theme for a papercrafting group, Crafters of Faith, on Splitcoaststampers. The theme is built on a Bible verse.  Here the inspiration and challenge I sent to my Faith-Filled Friends:

I have so many favorite verses; many from the Psalms, from Romans, Galatians and Philippians and went back and forth in choosing a verse for September. I finally settled on this verse that really sums up for me my faith:
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so no one can boast. For we our God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-10 

As September is the month both my sons were born in I like to remember that these boys were two of the greatest gifts God gave to me! (The meaning of their names is Gift of God) So I would like you to create a card celebrating a birth or another great gift God has bestowed on you. 

Here is my card:
I used a long time birthday candle punch on metallic silver cardstock and placed on it a panel I sponged with a variety of inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide "twisted citron", Tim Holtz Distress Oxide "lucky clover", Tim Holtz Distress Ink "peacock feathers", Memento "Nautical Blue on Recollections 110# white cardstock.  I then spritzed it and blended.  The Happy Birthday to You die is from Impress cards + crafts and I used silver glitter paper to die cut this sentiment.  A few sequins were added. The card base is Stampin' Up cardstock "Not Quite Navy".

On the inside of my card I stamped this sentiment from an old Stampin' Up set called "God's Blessings" with Hero Arts Ombre Ink in Mint to Green and added a few more sequins.

You can find many other cards created for this theme by going to Splitcoaststampers Crafters of Faith forum for a list of those participating.  Their creations may appear on their blogs or in their Splitcoaststampers gallery.

(I really need to find a way to update my blog to include a link to my fellow crafters!)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!