Category Archives: Card Kits

Dueling Darlings – September

It’s the 15th again!! Time for another DDD challenge and for once this year, I am ON TIME!

This month’s kit was sent to me from Suzy and the theme was sunflowers. What a great fall theme! I love sunflowers.

She sent a great selection of papers too! Check out my card:

But wait….not only am I on time with ONE card, but I managed to get TWO cards created (yes, I’ll give you a moment to pick yourself up from your chair). Boy, it felt good to get ahead! Here is card #2:

This second card was using the Cheerful Sketches September sketch.

Thanks for swinging by and I’ll see you next month for the newest DDD kit!


Dueling Darlings – July and August

It’s the 15th again!! Time for another DDD challenge.

I am behind on my kids – so, today I have for your both July and August.

First, the July kit was sent by Terry S and was a bee theme. I loved the paper and embellishment collection! So much fun to play with. In the end, I chose to use this CC Designs image for my creation. Credit to one of the sketch challenges out there for their recent sketch – I’ve been at this for a few weeks, so I’ve lost track of who!

And, I am barely on time with my August kit! But, here it is.

This fun image and sentiment was chosen by Tami this month. Great papers to play with (can you see I used the leftovers on my Crafter’s Cafe project too??).

I am determined to get my schedule straight and get back on track with my blog posts! Let’s see how that goes. šŸ™‚

Dueling Darlings – May & June 2018

Eh, oops! Behind again. I think I need to stop apologizing for it, as I’m sure my readers are like “blah, blah…will be on time next time”….yeah right.

Anyway, Paola and I were the May team and despite being the one to SEND the kids, I somehow managed to not even get my own created. But, she’s done now! And, I had so much trouble selecting WHICH image to work with, that I just said “what the heck, use both”. Here are my two cards from our Tweet Spring kit.

Both images are from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. I should mention that I have been sketch surfing again, so while I am never quite sure where these sketches are from, chance are if it looks like yours it is….thanks for the inspiration!

And, this months’ kit came a day before deadline from Carol. The theme was Everything Is Coming Up Roses. I decided to go mostly black and white, with the exception of my card base and the image itself.

And, the papers in the kit were beautiful, so I couldn’t help but play again! I debated using another rose image but I actually JUST received my order from the soon-to-be-closed Verve stamps, so I decided to play along with my new stamp set instead.

And, that finally catches me up on the Dueling Darlings (until at least July 15th, right). Thanks for all the inspiration, teammates!


Card Kit #10

The LAST one!!

In my craft room? Of course not.

Of 2017….YES! Now, I can start my 2018 kits…which started arriving last week.

This last kit is from Terry. I had so, SO much fun with her kit. I colored up three images and got to work creating cards. By the time I was done, I didn’t want to set this very unique paper aside! I had to color up two more images to keep playing!! Totally in love.

This beautiful cupcake shoe…love!

And, another one.

Then these super adorable heels! Love the black and white with bright shows. And, the black trim on the bottom was very fun to play with!

And this lovely dress stamp!

And finally, one more. I mean, how can you not love these colors??

Thank you Terry!! So. much. fun.

Card Kit #9

Here we go, card kits again!

This beautiful kit came from Tracie. Beautiful papers, bright embellishments. Such fun to color!

Here’s my second card with her kit.

And, one more. This card actually uses an image from Lynne’s kit, but all the paper and embellishments were from Tracie.

Thank you, Tracie, for a wonderful traditional Christmas kit!

Card Kit #8

Can you believe my last card kit post was back in February?? I was on such a roll!

But, I am back rolling away and have actually – gasp! – finished my 2017 kits and just need to get them all posted! Today, tomorrow, the next day and that will be DONE for the 2017 kits….good thing because the 2018 kits have started arriving.

Today’s kit is from Cheryl. She always sends very thoughtful kits, with plenty of embellishments! I had fun playing with the variety of images she sent.

Are these daisies or dandelions? I don’t know, but I like them!

I can’t resist Penny Black!

This card annoyed me just a little. I had a business trip a week ago and decided to try packing my already colored card kits. I was working on assembling my kits, and my lack of proper craft space made things a little crooked! It’s only slight, but I know it’s there!! I was tempted to chuck it, but I just LOVED this adorable image!!! So, I guess I’ll have to be happy with it slightly off. šŸ˜¦

These adorable doodlebug pop up leaves were included in the kit. I loved the colors in this DSP too, so paired it off with the Bermuda Bay paper (which also matches that one leave) to create this fun card.

Thank you Cheryl! What a fun kit!

Challenge Your Stash – Mar/Apr

Oh my, my! IĀ  have been so behind with my challenges in this amazing group on SplitCoast Stampers. Every month we have a new challenge theme, using existing “stuff” from your craft room.

I actually picked the March theme, which ironically was “do something for YOU” and couldn’t even find time to get to it! Story of my life!

But, the last week or so, I have been finding some coloring time and was working on catching up on that ridiculous kit inventory I have stashed away in my craft room. I found this beautiful Greeting Farm kit, which is one of my favorite stamp companies. Plus, it was paired with bright happy paper! So, I decided to use it for my Challenge Your Stash March challenge. After all, getting to these wonderful kits has long been on my crafting “wish” list.

The other great thing about this card kit is that it allowed me to pull out my new Prickley Pear Stamp set (Zipper Dies), which I’ve been dying to use…still haven’t used the actual zipper dies, but the matching stamp set is a start.

And, the April theme was April Showers, which happened to also work with one of the card kits in my box! So, here she is.

And, Claire was playing in the craft room too and just happened to be using the same theme. She often takes some of my extra images for her creations, and this was an extra from my Mystery Image swap. She is getting very good at putting little details on her card, and playing with color. Don’t you love the rain she added?

Challenges appear to be a great way to get working on these kits, so hopefully I’ll find more ways to use them.

Thanks for stopping by!