Category Archives: Card Kits

Dueling Darlings – March

I can’t believe how fast 2017 is going by. Here I am with my third post with the Dueling Darlings, a group I joined in January.

LauraJean sent out the Team Diva kits this month. Together with Darlene they came up with the theme of “Would You Like to Ride in My Balloon?”. Great theme!

I’m working with a set from My Favorite Things called Up, Up and Away. New for me is the colored pencils. I was working on another image, so decided to just keep on coloring. Not sure this will convince me to put down my markers, but at least it’s a nice change.

This creation happens to be made with the sketch over at Feeling Sketchy.

See you in April. Scheduled post date happens to be my birthday, so we’ll just have to party together.

Dueling Darlings Feb 2017

Hello, hello! I’m back with another post with the Dueling Darlings, Team Diva!

This months kit was sent to me by Suzy and it was a great Valentine kit. The image in my kit this month is a Stampin’ Up image from the “Have a Heart” set.

I decided to do a funky fold on this one. Not exactly sure what it’s called, but it was difficult to photo!! You get the idea, though.

And, might as well pop this pretty into a few challenges.

Now I’m off to see what my other Divas have created and then to check out the Darling’s image and creations. See you next month!

Dueling Darlings

I am super excited, ecstatic, thrilled and positively giddy to join this cool group for 2017!

The Dueling Darlings have been creating on SplitCoast Stampers for a number of years. They are a group of friends who divided themselves into two groups to “duel” it out every month. Group A or B wasn’t cool, so they became the Divas and the Dazzlers. Every month, one person from each team works together to send card kits and a challenge out to the other members of the team. Despite being a duel, there is no “loser” in this game…we all get to create and celebrate our differences (and similarities).

I got to join Team Diva!

Tami and Terry L started us out this year. They chose not to create a specific challenge, but just sent a Valentine’s themed kit. It sure got me in the mood to “love” this challenge – and I got to work with one of my favorite stamp companies. Here is my creation:

This kit had so many cool elements to work with. Normally, I shy away from them, but there were so many cool things! I used an old Basic Grey sketch as my inspiration for this creation.

I’m thankful to the Dueling Darlings for letting me play along this year. All the Divas and Dazzler are linked on my right sidebar and you can take a tour on the 15th of every month to see what they’ve created.

See you again soon, lovelies!


Card Kits 2016 – #6

Who hooo!!! I’m past the half way mark!

Still working away on the collection of card kits I received in the 2016 swap. I promised myself that this year I would create with them all. Since we’ve been out of our house for a bit, I’ve been focusing on coloring up the images and then started to create my masterpieces.

Today’s creations come from a kit put together by Karly. Karly sent these super sweet beach kids. Fun! I have some summer sentiments from Two Paper Diva’s, so I made sure I had them available for this crop of cards.

Here is the first card. I love these papers and look at that cute beach chair brad!

Next up was this sweet “here for you” card. I loved this sand pail paper!

This card maybe could have used a sentiment, but I was undecided what I wanted.

And finally, a return to layers! It seems like I haven’t been layering quite as much as usual. I think I missed it because I kept doing it on this card. Isn’t it cute??

Thanks for staying with me through my first six kits. I have five more to go. I can do it!

Card Kits 2016 – #5

Can you believe I’m finished 5 card kits already?? That is surely a record for me.

Next up was Ruby’s awesome kit. Ruby also sent a floral kit, like my last kit from Cheryl, but she sent bold colors, browns and oranges instead of the soft colors of Cheryl’s kit.

I really loved how this sunflower colored up, so I made two of them. The first card I made used the more traditional orange and brown pairing.

For the second card, I fell in love with the varied colors of the paper’s reverse side and added some red cardstock to pop the image. Love this!

Ruby also sent these cute butterflies. I was going to include them both on the card, but for some reason I just couldn’t get it to work to my satisfaction, so two cards were born. This first one is a simple thank you card.

And the second one is also a simple thank you, although some different papers and colors.

People have really outdone themselves, assembling these kits! So much variety to play with. It’s been great!

Card Kits 2016 – #4

Cheryl sent me a jam packed kit with BEAUTIFUL papers and a super variety of images. I had trouble picking out which ones I wanted to color.

The first one was this violets image. I paired it with some of the purple toned paper. Cheryl also included some paper flowers, so they fit nicely on this card.

I enjoy sunflowers. The bold colors of this one didn’t seem to fit the soft papers that were included, but I found this green embossed panel in the kit and thought it worked perfectly!

This wildflower vase was fun to color! I puzzled over which papers it should go with, but I love how this one turned out.

And this is the last card I made with Cheryl’s kit. Lots of purples and blues in this one.

Thanks Cheryl! Great kit!!

Card Kits

When I got home from my scrapbook retreat a few weeks ago, I was putting all my supplies back in their home and forgot a number of projects I had completed before I left that hadn’t been posted. At the time, I was attempting to use a few of the card kits that I had lying around.

I believe my goal at the start of the year was to use up 26 kits…gotta get going if I’m going to make it. So far, I’ve used four kits (not including the 2 from this year’s Card Shower Swap. I’ve got a ways to go!

This one was a very nice boy themed kit with GREAT papers. I would have made another card from this kit, but some little boy got into my craft room one day and thought he’d pretty up the papers with a little artwork of his own.

This image of the girl on the horse was from another kit, along with the papers. I couldn’t really figure out what theme this girl was, so when I went to make a second card I selected an image I had left over from one of my image swaps. She had already been colored up, but worked great with these papers.

Then there was this pretty paper and kit. She was fun to color! I think I shared the rest of the images in this kit with Claire, since I know she loves ladybugs.

And finally, these images I colored up to match the selection of papers that were in the kit. I wasn’t sure what I thought about this image, but in the end, I think these are a couple of really cute cards!

So, look at that! I’ve doubled the amount of used kits with one post. I’m up to 8, only 18 more to go. Plus, 9 from the Card Kit Shower swap since I promised I’d get those colored up too. Can I do it?