April 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings - April

April Showers!  It is the theme for the April duel for the Dueling Darlings at SCS.  Boy, we have had a few showers here.   Spring has sprung, for sure!

Barb is the hostess for the Diva group.  We received an image from one of her favorite stamp companies, Whipper Snapper Design.  the image name is Umbrella & Slicker.

There was so much to create with in the kit!  I liked the larger umbrellas in this DP.  Oh and Kelly, I used a button!  Thank you for the kit, Barb.

So in addition to the spring rain, we have this crazy Robin that is driving me nuts.  An American songbird my.....   He keeps flying to the windows and pecking them.  I finally closed the shutters and he went away.  I tried to be nice and not tell him he is really fat!  Yep, back the next day on a different window.  Closed the shutters and he went away.  Today he went to every window for two hours.  I am trying to work at home and I have a fat robin pecking my windows.  He went away and came back with a friend!!!!  Robin and I had to have a talk.  I told him 'Listen Robin, I am on a conference call and you need to take your friend and chill."  No joke, he left.

I'll stick to umbrellas, thanks!


March 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings - March

We received the most adorable kit from Judy this month!  The Dueling Darlings from SCS are ready to celebrate some birthdays.   Thank you, Judy.

This kit was chalk full of fun things to create with.   I tried to take a different spin on the contents.  I modified one of the images by fussy cutting the present out.

All of the sparkles do not photograph well, but there are Stickles on the package and the yellow background is glitter paper.

Speaking of paper.  Holy night.  I dug deep to get this paper.  Like circa 2000 deep!  LOL  Proving once again, if you look hard enough through what'cha have, you can find something to match!

Please be sure to visit the other blogs - they are listed on the right sidebar. You will be glad that you did!

Have a good day~


February 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings - February

Something I love.  That is the theme for the Dueling Darlings from SCS this February.

Oh, there are so many things!  Where to start....okay how about these chips I keep eating right now and cannot stop!  WALK. AWAY. FROM. THE. CHIPS. !   The apple and banana chips are amazing.  Even more amazing, they sell them at Costco in the big bag.  Oh my goodness!

Kelly, is our hostess this month for the Divas.   She loves Europe.  That is the theme for the items we received this month.  Kelly used a stamp set from MTF.  She even die cut the images for us too!
While it did not photograph well at all, I highlighted parts of each image with Spica markers.

I have just the couple to give this card to.  Our past neighbors that are elderly and at a retirement home, loved to travel and did so in Europe many times.  They have great stories to share, so I am sure they could reminisce some great trips.  Her Alzheimer's has advanced quite a bit, so I will have DH take the card with him on his next 'elderly toiletry item' delivery, so our friend will have someone to tell some stories to.  We had to laugh last night, it was Saturday night and we were at Target buying Depends!   We were acting like we were normal....ya know better!   LOL


Thanks Kelly, for a fun kit.  I cannot wait to see what the other girls have done with this kit.  The entire Dueling Darling blog links are on the right sidebar.

Have a good day!

January 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings - January

It's a new year and the start of the Dueling Darlings from SCS posting the 15th of each month. Happy New Year!  We have some new members in the Dueling Darlings group, joining the girls you have seen each month.  Be sure to check my blog side bar to visit their creations.  Should be a lot of fun!

LJ was the hostess for the Divas this month.  Our theme was to take a provided calendar image and add our own stamp to it, to make a 'new year' theme.  Thank you for the kit, LJ.

Well, I took it literally!  I had a new year stamp that I had never inked up, so I dug around my bin to find it.  It is one of those $1 - well, I think they are like a $1.50 now {inflation!}, stamps at Michaels, by Studio G.  It also gave me a chance to open that Stickles bottle I have had for years and never used!


2017 was a very long and heartbreaking year for me losing my dad.  I am looking forward to 2018 being a better year.  I hope it is for you all as well.

~ Happy New Year!

December 15, 2017

Christmas Cards Calling

It has been a long time coming - Christmas cards from me! This is it. Shut the front door, it is happening!

I had been so busy with my mom, then my dad, that I was not able to go on the annual Christmas Card making weekend with my card making girls, for the past two years.   Well, I was able to go this year.

Oh my, good thing I went.  These girls were going a bit crazy.  They needed some reigning in!  {look at me act like I don't fit in!}  Just what I needed three days away, some card making, some good food, some good friends, some shopping, oh okay, we day drank one day - again, reigning them in!

We go to the beach each year.  The rental we used prior was sold, so we have a new place to dwell.  It was awesome!  We rented a lake house at the beach. I know! The best of both worlds, lake and beach. The weekend was in October and a little questionable for weather.  Lucky us, it was perfect out!!!


The lake at morning

The lake at morning 

Our view from the table

I still have a lot of work to do!!!!

Usually, I finish my cards during the weekend.  If I had not chosen 5000 layers, I might have!  Did I mention I have 5 layers on the interior too?  Nuts!!!   Everything is still in the box that I brought it home in.  Aaaahhhh!

I used a Whipper Snapper image that my nice friend Barb sent me to use a few years ago.  It was a fun image.  I did a use what'cha got with the exception of the rhinestones and the ribbon, as I did not have enough of either.  Yay!  There are 50 of these little 'little gems' {insert eye roll} for a total of 700 layers. Nuts!!!

Okay, I have to get going on these.  I cannot wait to see all of the cards this year.  Post what you have.  I wanna see. Looking forward to it!

November 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings - November

Shut the front door!  Yep...I am blog posted on time for the Dueling Darlings from SCS this month!  I know!!!!  I cannot believe it either.

Suzy, sent out the cutest kit.  Frogs were the theme, since we are all hopping around all of the time it seems.   I can attest to that!  This cute image is from Penny Black.

Speaking of hopping, I have not been doing too much of that lately.  I twisted my ankle on some uneven pavement last week in the parking lot at work. Totally bit the dust!  Computer bag, tote bag, water bottle, keys splayed all over.  Twisted one ankle, landed on my other knee.  I totally cussed - and loud!  Skinned my knee and my whole body is sore.  What in the world?!  It took four days for the bruises to come out.  I have had a totally fat ankle.  DH was calling it my cankle - you know the one where you cannot tell where the calf stops and the ankle starts?!  LOL  I have been very good to each leg since and about ready to go now, just not hopping!

Be sure to see what the other girls have created.  Their blog links are on the right side bar.  I cannot wait to see!


November 13, 2017

Dueling Darlings - October

Just one month away from being caught up!   Terry my partner in crime and I were hosts for the October round of the Dueling Darlings of SCS.

We were super original and used Halloween!   LOL  Truth be told, we were both in races against time with personal life projects at the time to send out kits.  We chose something we could easily execute and get out to the group on time.

I love this little Miss from Red Rubber Designs.  I have had the stamp for a long time, but had never used it.  Now all of the Divas used it!  They made the most adorable cards.  Check them out at the Dueling Darling links on the right side bar.

Hope you all had a great Halloween!