Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Let Us ENCOURAGE One Another!

It's January 15th and it's another Dueling Darling Day!  Today the theme is "ENCOURAGEMENT".  The Dueling Darlings have two teams, the Darlings and the Divas, who challenge each other to create  a card or other paper craft and display on their blogs and/or their Splitcoaststampers Gallery.  Working in pairs, a person from each team works together to select a theme.  They then create card kits around the theme and mail to their team members.  This month Donna for team Darlings and Judy (that's me!) chose the theme.  Here's what is in the card kit for team Divas:

Designer Papers:  s e i "Field Notes"; DCWV "Copper Luxury"; echo park "Handmade Journaling"; and an unknown designer

Stamped Image:  Paper Pretties "Flutterby" (girl and sentiment "Flutter your wings and fly"); There She Goes "Spread your wings and fly" sentiment.

Embellishments: ribbon, twine paper flowers and leaves, pearls, rhinestones, and butterfly brad from various companies.

Here is my card:

 I colored my image with Copic markers and used the pearls, twine and paper flower from the kit.

This is the inside of the card and I used the There She Goes sentiment, a strip of designer paper and a couple die cut butterflies left over from a previous project.

Donna and I encouraged our teammates to send their card to someone they felt needs encouragement.  I plan on sending my card to my sister Jinny who 6 days ago had a kidney transplant.  She received her kidney from her husband and I'm happy to report they are both doing great!  She has a long recovery and since I can't be with her as we live so far apart (she's in Seattle, WA and I'm in the Tucson, AZ area) I plan on sending her cards of encouragement every day.  

Please check out the card creations from my Dueling Darling friends here:


Kelly     http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Barb      http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com/

Carol    http://lostinmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather  https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/

Laura Jean http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/

Suzy     http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=SuzyS1104

Tami    http://blueinksdesign.blogspot.com/


Jeanette    http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Debbie     http://theinkigloo.blogspot.com/

Debby B  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=littledeb&x=18&y=13

Paola       http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=110313

Shelly      http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

Terry L.   http://itstotallyterry.blogspot.com/

Terry S.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=11182

Tracie  http://tracie-craftycreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Judy, from what I've seen so far, your kit is so awesome! Love the image (which you colored perfectly!) and the fun embellishments. Job well done, partner!

  2. Judy, your card is so cute - love the image you chose! I'm sure your sister Jinny is going to love it! I'm glad to hear she's doing well since surgery, and her donor is too!

  3. So glad your sister is doing well. I just love that twine and flower thing you got goin' on there! Thank you, for the sweet kit this month. :)

  4. Very cute card! Love the layering.

  5. Beautiful card Judy inside and out.

  6. Thanks for a sweet kit Judy. I love the layout you used on your card--so cute!

  7. Great card Judy! looks like both you and Donna sent out great kits this month. I think you picked the perfect person to send your card to...she has gone through so much and I'm sure could use some encouragement.

  8. Judy thank you for the awesome kit. I love your card. It is so soft and pretty. Love the layout and the way you colored your image. Great job all the way around,

  9. OH Judy, you sent us the most beautiful signature kit - butterflies! I love the idea of being encouraged and your card is just beautiful. Colored to perfection! Thank you for starting us off to a great year!