"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May Duel



I am so glad the sun is back and the grass is getting greener!

Judy and I were the hostesses for the May Duel.  And, of course, with anticipation of summer, our theme was May Flowers.

The Dazzler's kit contained...
Images & sentiments: Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Beautiful
DP: My Mind’s Eye-Kate & Co."Cambridge Court” Mini Flowers & Bouquet Paper 
Ribbon: Stampin’ Up! Rose Red Grosgrain & Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim
Rhinestones & Pearls: Stampin’ Up!
Vintage Flowers adornments: Stampin’ Up!
Blue adhesive gems: Colorbok
Large Pearls: Michaels or Joann Fabrics
Here is my card:

I added Rose Red paper from Stampin' Up!  And used a technique I had not used in years, the "spotlight technique".

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Stop and smell the flowers!

Friday, April 14, 2017


It is time for the Dueling Darlings April duel.

The theme for this month's duel is...You Are My Sunshine.

Our hostesses were Jeanette and Kelly.  Jeanette sent a kit to the Dazzlers that included:

Image:  Some Odd Girl Sunny Mae (and Shine On sentiment)
Sentiments:  AMuse Sensational Day and Printworks You Add Sunshine
Ink:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black
Dies: Gina Marie Stitched Sky (Sun) and Simon Says Hello Sunshine Frame
DP:  DCWV Kidlet Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones, Prima Flowers, Robin's Nest Dew Drops and Rain Drops, SU Ribbon, brads from unknown vendors

Hope you are all enjoying some sunshine wherever you are.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Duel

Welcome to the Dueling Darlings February Duel.   My card was finished on time but my post is a little late.

The kit we received included:

Paper:  Red Denim and Black and Tan Paisley by "Recollections", Cinnamon Stick and Ruby Slipper solid paper by "Bazzill"

Ink: Mementos - Tuxedo Black

Ribbon: Burlap Twine and Red Elastic by "Brother & Sister", Red flat ribbon by "Celebrate It"

Buttons:  Small polka dot and red heart by "Sew-ology", Hearts by "Dress It Up - Love Potion"

Image & Sentiment:  Stampin' UP! "Loads of Love"

My sketch is from Mojo Monday.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

A New Year of Duels

Happy New Year!

It is a new year of duels and Tami and Terry were the hostesses this month.  The Dazzlers start January, 2017 with a great kit from Terry.

Our kit included:

Image and Sentiment: Heartily Yours - GinaK Designs
Paper: Months Stack (hearts) - DCWV, Blush Red - Core'dinations, Black - The Paper Studio
Embellishments: Red Gems, White pearls - The Paper Studio, White paper dots - Candi Dots, White Ribbon - Michaels

"As Tami said in the thread, there is no theme - we wanted you to be able to put together a card to use in the near future....so we decided on a Valentine's day image."

And here is my card:

Thanks for stopping by.  Please check out all the Dueling Darlings creations. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September Duel

Happy Fall!!!

The theme for this month's duel was a Fall Owl Theme.

Tracie and Barb were our hostesses.  Tracie sent the Dazzlers the following kit:

Image - "Who's There" by Two Paper Divas
Designer Paper - Color Me Autumn by Stampin Up
Embellishments are all Recollections (Brads, Doily, Leaves, Feathers, Twine)

I added some crystal effects on the moon to make is shiny.

Tracie and Barb asked us to list our favorite Halloween memory.  I think mine would be...Sam White.  Sam White was the little old man who lived on the corner and every Halloween he would have a huge box of candy, I mean like one of those medium moving sized boxes full of candy!  And he would put handfuls into your candy bucket.  We always made sure we went trick or treating to his house.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August Duel

I apologize my post is a day late.  I was on the road yesterday driving home from being away.  And I have absolutely no luck when I set my blog posts to post on a certain day and time.  So better late than never!!

Judy and I were hostesses this month and in honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics our theme was "Going to Rio with the Olympic Darlings."

The Dazzlers' kits included:
Image:  Penny Black “Gymnast Mimi”

DP:        Scrapbook Customs – "Cheerleading Star Field"
              Karen Foster – "Everything Gymnastics"

Blue Twine from K&Co.
White Twine from Stampin’ Up!
Red/White Twine – dollar bin Michaels
Gold & Silver Cord – Stampin’ Up!
Star Brads – Stampin’ Up!
Here is my card:

Special instructions were to post our favorite Olympic event in our post.  While I really enjoy the women's gymnastics, my most favorite for the past couple of Olympics is womens beach volleyball.  Go team USA!!!

If you have not done so already, please check out all the Darlings websites to see their Gold Medal creations!

Friday, July 15, 2016

July Duel

It's time for our monthly duel.  And the Dueling Darlings are getting into the spirit of Christmas early this year.  Jeanette and Kelly were this months hostesses and they came up with the clever theme, Christmas in July.  Jeanette sent the Dazzlers the following kit.

Image/Sentiment - Sugar Pea "Merry Makers"

Designer Paper - Recollections Christmas Noel Paper Pad

Embellishments - Michael's Rhinestones; Michael's Celebrate It Ribbon; Recollections Brads; Target Baker's Twine.  Buttons, Santa Brad & Washi tape from unknown vendors

Here is my card...

Great kit Jeanette.  And great theme Jeanette and Kelly!

Thanks for stopping by.  Please see all the Darlings blogs to check out their Christmas creations.