Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

It is the 15th of the month and that means it's time for another round of Dueling Darlings. Kelly and Jeanette came up the idea for this group four years ago next month, so this is a special challenge and the theme is FOUR. Well, really, the theme is Birds of a Feather, but Four is a main component of this month's challenge.

This month's kit was a cornucopia of goodies and Kelly had many creative ways for us to use it all. First, we were to use 4 of one item (and there was a generous amount to choose from). I chose to use 4 flowers in my tree. The second suggestion was for us to use this awesome piece of burlap. I LOVE burlap on cards and thought it made a great backdrop for my tree. And lastly, we were to use the image we received in a creative way. The image of the tree had several components and as you will see in hopping from Darling to Darling, there are many different ways to use this stamp set.

And here is the inside of my card, using one of the sentiments from the kit.

I think I hit all the points of the challenge. While I haven't been a member of the Duel for all 4 years, I feel so blessed to join in the fun and form the friendships that I have through our love of card making. Thank you so much to Kelly for this kit and for inviting me to be a Diva!!

Lots of love to these Girlies!! Be sure and check out what all of them have created for you!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Made For You

Hi Friends! Happy Monday to you!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another fun challenge over at The Pink Elephant

This week's challenge #257 is ANYTHING GOES! Create a card or project of YOUR CHOICE and link up to the TPE BLOG. Share your creativity with us!

For my card today, it's one I've been waiting to share until I had a challenge to fit. I made it awhile a go for my friend, Jeanette's swap. It features Chef Ian from The Greeting Farm and papers from Basic Grey.

Today is also a sad day for me, as it's my last TPE post for a few months. As I mentioned in my previous post, it's for a good reason though.
I will be back in January though, so don't lose my addy!! :)

Thanks for popping by today. Be sure and check out what's Ella's Girls have for you at TPE!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sending Big Hugs

Hi Friends!
I am here with Deconstructed Sketch 157 (thanks for waiting for the picture of my card).

For my card I went a bit CAS and just used some patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), flowers (Prima) and sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

Today is a little sad for me as I'm going to be taking a break from the Sketch team and this is my last card for a while. But I'm taking some much needed family time, so it's a good thing!

I am going to be sending this card to a very special and dear friend of mine, but I also thought it quite appropriate for today and I say farewell for a little while. "Sending Big Hugs," is something I say often in times of joy, sorrow and all that in between.
And I say it to you today---thanks for encouraging me in my craft and popping by my blog!

Be sure and check out what the Sketch Girls have for you today!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Some Bunny Loves You

Hi Friends!
Happy Monday!

I'm back with another fun challenge for The Pink Elephant!
This week it's a SKETCH challenge, so all you have to do is use the below sketch for your card or project and then link up to the TPE Blog.

For my card I've used another adorable Puddle Jumper from By LORi Designs and paired her with festive 4th of July papers from My Mind's Eye.

Hope you'll join in the fun over at TPE this week! Be sure and pop over to see what Ella's Girls have in store for you!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Welcome Baby

Hi Friends! Happy Thursday!

It's time for another Deconstructed Sketch and I apologize for being just a tad late. Blogger was acting up something fierce last night!! But here is DS #156 for you --- AND IT'S MY 1000th POST!

For my card I've used only patterned papers and nesties. The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

I hope you'll join in the fun with us this week! Please visit the Sketch Girls listed on my side bar and give them some love!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Green Thumb

I finally here with my (much tardy) 15th of June Dueling Darlings card!

Our hostess this month was Tami and boy did she send us an amazing kit full of goodies!! This adorable stamp is Garden Riley from Riley & Co. and the papers are Cosmo Cricket. I'm also entering this card in Kelly's Riley & Co. challenge to use texture.

Tami and Darlene (hostess for the Dazzlers) also asks us to give our favorite gardening tip and mine is...
don't let your plants die. :) Haha. I don't really garden, but I've been known to both over water or under water and unfortunately lost many a plant. Yikes. Safe to say no green thumb here.

But it looks like Riley is having a much better time with his garden! :)
Thanks for popping by to see my card! Have a great day!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Photo Inspiration ~ TPE 255

Hi Friends!
Happy Monday and a new weekly challenge for TPE!

This week's TPE #255 is a photo inspiration challenge. Create a card or project inspired by the photo below and submit to The Pink Elephant Blog!

For my card  I've used Puddle Jumper Baylee from By LORi Designs and paired her with papers from Crate Paper.
Be sure and pop over to TPE and check out what Ella's Girls have for you!

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Hello Friends!
It's Thursday and that means it's time forDeconstructed Sketch#155!

For my card I decided to keep it pretty simple. The card stock is DCWV Mat Stack Brights, the polka dots are Fancy Pants 'Down by the Shore', and the cork board letters are from The Little Yellow Bicycle.

Take a look and see what the Sketch Girls have in store for you today. And hopefully you'll be inspired to play along!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Great Catch

Happy Wednesday, my Friends!
I'm back with another fun card for you from By LORi Designs!
This one features Puddle Jumper Scout and some from Echo Park Papers. you can check out Scout and so much more HERE in the BLD digi shop

Hope you're having a great week and I'll see you back here tomorrow for a new Deconstructed Sketch.