Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November DDD-Give Thanks

Hi all, Well it is still the 15th....our theme for this month is Giving thanks. Shelly is the hostess for the Dazzlers and I am the hostess for the Divas... meaning that I sent out the kit to our group and Shelly to hers.

This is what the Divas were sent:

 The theme Shelly and I chose is "Give Thanks". We were thinking of going Thanksgiving but thought give thanks would/could incorporate Thanksgiving or could be a thank you card. Either way we thought fall colors would be a nice touch. With the Holiday Season upon us we reflect upon all that we have to be thankful for so as an extra we would like you to share (if you are comfortable with it), what you are especially thankful for.

Our kit contains....Wheelbarrow image and sentiment from SU's grateful set. The praying boy and girl is from stampendous. The other sentiment came from hobby lobby. The DSP is from a K & Co paper pack I had in my stash. The ribbon came from Michaels. The glitter brown paper tape is

recollections. The other embellishments are from my stash so I don't have the exact companies.

 I hope the Diva's got enough supplies to create with however, they are so creative, I'm sure they would make anything work.

I had a hard time deciding on an image so sent 3 along. Both Shelly and I love the fall colors so rich and vibrant. I found a paper pack that I had picked up several years ago. I loved the colors and wasn't sure what I would use it for but DEFINATELY needed it...lol. Apparently I did need it for this challenge. I did try to use at least one side of each dsp and think I managed to. Since I had such a hard time deciding on an image, I used one on a regular card and one of the others on a 3x3 gift card.
Below are my cards:



I tried using a different kind of ribbon treatment not sure how I feel about it but left it on. I used two ribbons one slightly larger than the other and tied them together in 3 places with bakers twine. I then put some sparkly brown dots in the center of each piece of bakers twine. Here is the inside of the card:


I had sent along leaf stickers as I had gotten them at a garage sale and had several packs. I wasn't sure if I was going to use them but thought they kinda looked nice on the inside of the card.

With my 3x3 I cut thin pieces of the leftover dsp and wove them together to create a background. The colored image just didn't pop with the weaving behind it so I took another scrap and used it as backing for the image.



 Here is the front and inside of the 3x3.









Lastly, especially during this holiday season we reflect on what we have to be thankful for. It is difficult to pick just one item as there are so many, however, I must say I'm thankful to be an American where we still have choices and we can chose when we get up in the morning to go where we want/need to, leave our homes without fear of being shot, worship in our choice of religious beliefs and pick our friends. There are so many more things I am thankful for, as I say the list is really long.

I am also, thankful for this group of creative ladies. I know if you stop by and check out their creations, you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by,
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol





Monday, October 17, 2016

DDD October 2016 All Things Fall

Once again I am late. Life totally has taken over. This weekend I attended my grandsons birthday party one turned one and the other 2...I had them overnight on friday so their parents could put together their birhtday bash. In all the chaos I didn't get my card posted...but did have a good time at the party...

Paola was the hostess for the Dazzlers and Kadie was our leader. The chose the theme all things fall as they both love the season and wanted to include as much as they could...Here is what our kits contained:



Stamp: Whipper Snapper

Sentiment: Stampin Up (I'm here for you) or Papertrey Ink (Happy Autumn)

Paper: Lawn Fawn

Misc embellishments


I loved the WS pumpkin image. and had fun coloring it with my copics. I used my clear glitter to highlight the image. I tried to use all the dsp papers but failed this time. There were some really nice dsp's Kadie sent along and I wish I could have used more of them. I picked the sketch from one on pinterest. I really liked the sketch. I chose basic black as the background and used two of the dsp. Here is the front of my card:







I used the orange button on the bottom right side of the card and threaded the twine through it. Between the image and the back brown piece I used the dark brown ribbon with the orange and white stitched 1/8th inch ribbon on top to separate the two layers.


Here is the inside of my card:







I really liked the brown plaid so I used it to back one of the sentiments Kadie sent along.


I hope you like my card. If you get a chance please stop by the other duelers and check out their creations. I am sure you won't be disappointed,..


Thanks for stopping by. Until next time....


Hugs,

Carol

Friday, September 16, 2016

DDD September-

Hi All, Here I am a day late and a dollar short which seems to be the theme lately. For our duel this month Tracie led the Darlings and Barb challenged the Divas. The kit we got from Barb is adorable and chock full of goodies.. The image is Peachy Keen Stamps Bumpkin "You Whoooooooo Owl" and Barb had some beautiful DSP included along with orange and black ribbons and buttons. Here is the front of my card....

 




I tried to use as many of the dsp papers Barb had sent along and I managed to get all but one I think as I used another on the inside of my card.


I loved the contrast and brightness of the ribbons so decided they would look good on the inside of the card.

As an extra Barb asked us to share a favorite Halloween Memory.

When we first purchased our house in Stillwater I purchased a huge net strung with lights in the form of a spider. The neighbors had little ones and every night apparently they watched for me to turn on the spider. One night I didn't get to it until I got a call from the neighbor.....Kelsey won't go to bed until she sees the spider come on.....could you please turn it on? No matter what her mom told her she was convinced she couldn't sleep until she saw the spider. From then on I faithfully flipped the switch on the spider the minute I got home from work. We all had a good chuckle with that.

Thanks for stopping by, if you have a moment please stop by and see what the other duelers have created...I know you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol







Thursday, August 18, 2016

August DDD Going to Rio

I'm late once again. It has been a crazy wild month. This Month Deb was the hostess  for the Dazzlers and Judy was the hostess for the Divas.  Judy sent us a really awesome kit.. I took the deets from Barbs blog as I brought the details to work and I don't have them here with me...they are as follows:

Going to Rio with the Olympic Darlings!  The 2016 Summer Olympics is currently going on, until August 21st.  There will be a record number of countries participating in 306 events in 28 sports.  (there also is a refuge team of 20 athletes, participating under the Olympic flag.)  The motto for the Rio Olympics is "A New World".

Judy sent a variety of great embellishments to go with this cute image.  Judy contacted the owner of Scrappin' Doodles to use her digital image for our duel. Judy sent a sheet of gold, silver and bronze paper--
She also sent along some great dsp...lots of sequins, ribbon, brads and brads  in the colors of the olympic rings. Judy also sent precut olympic rings.

Judy and Debbie also asked us to share our favorite summer Olympic event

I used the dsp on the card as a background. and layered the silver, btronze and gold paper on the bottom.of the front of the card. I used the rings Judy sent along for a side border on my card and bumped my image up so you could see the rings better....I also tied little bows for the hair. Here is the front of my card....


I chose to carry the circle theme throughout the card. I used the saying Judy sent along on the inside of my card. This was a fun kit Judy thanks so much.  Here is the insied:


For the second challenge I have to tell you I think my favorite event of the Summer Olympics is the gymnastics. We went on vacation one year during the Olympics and had to get back to our room so we could watch the gymnastic. Both my girls were gymnists so we were all interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have time please stop by the other deulers and see there creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed..

Until next time,
Hugs,

Carol

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Creative Card Chicks July

This month our kits were sent to us by Barb. Included in our envelopes were. Art Impression image and sentiment 29 again. SU birthday Bouquet DSP, and various embellishments. Ribbon from SU -blushing bride, cheveron , old olive grosgrain whisper white grosgrain, pink bakers twine, buttons in pool party pink and olive, olive brads and rhinestone brad.

I colored my image with copics. I loved the dsp and all the ingredients and had fun playing with the kit. Here is the front of my card.


I used the olive button and the pink and white bakers twine to make a flower for the front of the card.  Here is the inside of my card. 

Thanks Barb for the awesome kit. It was really fun making this card. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really do appreciate it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol


Friday, July 15, 2016

DDD July 2016 "Christmas in July"

Hi all, I've been MIA lately. Extra duties at work and orchestrating a shower for my Goddaughter's wedding has been taking a slice of my crafting time. Still crafting only not cards..It is once again time to get our duel on. This month our fearless leaders Jeanette for the Dazzlers and Kelly for the Divas chose "Christmas in July " as our theme. Here is what Kelly sent us and the details.


Hi Divas! The theme for your card kit this month is: Christmas in July!

Jeanette and I decided not to go with a religious Christmas, and instead, we are going traditional. For the Divas, I've given it an extra spin and I'm calling it Whimsical Christmas in July! Every year growing up, my brother and I would wait for the Charlie Brown specials to come on  From the Great Pumpkin to the Charlie Brown Christmas, we'd be glued to the tv. I was lucky to get a few Snoopy stamps before they retired including this Snoopy's Christmas Doghouse, so I chose the papers, embellies to go around Snoopy and his colorful doghouse Cmas lights ♥

Image: Stampendous Snoopy's Doghouse, sentiments are from The Alley Way Stamps "Jolly Holiday", stamped onto Recollections #110 cardtock in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

DSP: Crate Paper "Snow Days"

Embellishments: Sequin ribbon - Jay's Ribbon Company, loose sequins from HSN, teardrop gems from Recollections, Bling from Kaiser; buttons from Prima, Basic Grey; mics ribbons from offray, SU!, Hobby Lobby.

Your extra challenge this month is this: The Divas and Dazzlers are getting a jump start on Christmas this year with our theme "Christmas in July". Please share in your post: what is the first thing you do each year to get in the Christmas spirit?
Happy Crafting and MERRY CHRISTMAS!  ~Kelly


I had fun with this kit and the image is so cute, I chose to use all four of the dsp papers Kelly sent us. I colored the image with copics and I used black sparkly paper as a base. I have used a little glitter on each of the bulbs strung on Snoopy's house. I wrapped the bakers twine around one of the layers then threaded it through one of the buttons Kelly sent along. I wanted to use more embellishments but I wanted to keep it clean so the dsp stood out and the image was highlighted. I hope you like my card.



Here is the inside.



For the second challenge the first thing that gets me in the Christmas spirit is to put Christmas music on and putting up the tree right after Thanksgiving. As a child we never put up a tree until the week of Christmas which I really didn't like. We usually had a form of a Charlie Brown tree....but it always had awesome goodies under it. As I got older I would wait until everyone went to bed, turn off the lights, turn on the Christmas tree lights and listen to Christmas music....it was awesome.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Please take time and visit the other duelers blogs, I know you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,

Hugs,

Carol





Thursday, June 30, 2016

From the Heart June Stamp of the Month Challenge

Well I'm getting this posted late but hopefully in time. I found the From the Heart Challenges and have been trying to get in as many as possible. The June Stamp of the month challenge is Here..I purchased my stamp early on, colored the image in two different color combos and then got tied up in projects at work and at home. Since we are able to still post today I got my card finished and photographed and here it is:



I hope you like my card. I used a 6x6 designer pack of paper I have had around the house for quite a few years. The base is Pacific Point and Melon Mambo from Staupin Up. I colored the image with copics and added some blue mini tear drop gems from recollections.

Thank you for stopping by. I do hope you like my card. Please stop by the From the Heart site and see the cute images they have.

Until Next time,
Hugs,
Carol