Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas May Card ~ The Perfect Blend--Admiration!

Here is my card for round #10 of our very friendly battle—not really much of a battle—more of a small clash…………………

What are the Dueling Darlings?  We are a group of friends that met on SCS, travel in each other's swaps and have taken a new twist on crafting to "duel"! We, the Dueling Darling Divas, have one image/card kit to work with and the other half, the Dueling Darling Dazzlers, have a different image/card kit with the same theme! The object is to see what we came up with using this theme, what image was picked and how the Divas/Dazzlers created with it!

The theme this month is “The Perfect Blend”.  The hostess this month for the Divas is Carol, who sent us many wonderful supplies to choose from. This month there is a twist—we are celebrating our charming team leaders.  Jeannette is being honored by the Dazzlers and I am giving a huge shout-out to the Diva’s leader—Kelly!  Though I have not met Kelly in person (not yet at least), I consider her a very good friend.  She has had some huge struggles in the past year or so with health issues in her family and most recently with her dog Brandy.  With all of these issues happening all around her, she always has a cheerful comment on the threads on SCS and I can see a smile on her face every single day.  She is always leaving sweet comments on the cards that I have made and is always soooooo encouraging!  I truly admire her as a great mom to her wonderful children and a creative lady in her papercrafting.  I also want to add a short note about how sweet and wonderful Jeanette.  I have had the priviledge of meeting her this past February and she is awesome--so kind, warm, friendly, caring, funny and I too consider her a wonderful friend.  Love Ya Both!  And, we do know that both Kelly and Jeanette love their “Bux”-Starbucks, so the theme this month is centered around coffee.  This is such a great theme and I am so looking forward to see the other creations as well as reading what all of the Darlings have written about Kelly and Jeanette!  And, to hear how surprised--we hope--that they are the center of our blogs today!

Image—Stamping Bella-Perk Up Peeps

Paper—SU Orchid Opulence and Pale Plum, Paper Pizzazz Homemade Flowers, Bo Bunny Jazmyne Plush and white card stock

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—three buttons layered on one another, White ribbon, Coffee Twill, Diamond and Round Bling, Coffee Mug epoxy sticker, Copics

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas created and then your final stop will be a link to take you to see what the Dazzlers have fashioned!

Barb:  You are here!

AND--now for the Dazzlers:  Please start at Jeanette's blog and enjoy the travels through the other blogs.  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!


Carol W

Oh my goodness Barb...what a great card you have created with this kit...I am partial to the bo bunny paper and was absolutely thrilled in the way you have used clever to use the coffee cup as a center to one of the flowers. I love the layout and the way you have used the kit...GREAT JOB!!! And your description of our Kelly is spot on....way to go my friend...♥


What a GREAT gate fold card, Barb!! I think the colors are fantastic. To dedicate the card to such a fantastic person such as Kelly is perfection!

Jamie Sanchez

Awesome card Barb! You and Carol outdid yourselves with the fancy cards. :D


I love how you used your kit in tribute to dear Kelly! I love the color pallette of your card!


Love the card Barb! I love the fold, the colors and the coloring! Great job all around!

We are so very lucky to be part of a great group of ladies! I also feel honored that I have had the chance to meet several of you and get to know you more everyday!


you asked that we come back & visit your updated comments here. I {heart} you and agree completely!
Jeanette and Kelly are too good for words.
Peace my dear friend,

:: BlueInks ::

Barb! Your card is so cute. I love the layered buttons and the fold. Such kind words as well. Super job!!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Barb, my secretive friend, your card is amazing! I love the fold - I need to try one of those sometime! - and the way the coffee cup image is in the center of it all! What a fun and creative way to showcase every detail of your card.

Wow! You are the first one to give me a little hint of what was to come - and not until just before I started checking out the posts. You DDs are just so so sneaky! Thank you for your kind words and your tribute to Kelly and me! I ♥ you and treasure your friendship! YAY! I even had the privilege of meeting you in person!!!


Oh my! If that isn't the cutest image!! I love the gate fold you used here. Such a nice way to make the image the focal point. Beautifully done, Barb!!


Alice Wertz

this is so cute! love the unique fold. lovely card!

Heather Jensen

Super cute! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. :)


ohh I really REALLYYYY like this card!! Again , I LOVE your coloring Barb. Lots of dazzling blings in this wonderful gate fold, I especially
love that U added blingy eyes too,...soo adorably cute!Awesome finished inside as well...
You rocked it!!:o)


OH barb, this is over the top fabulous! Now that mine is done, I can finally peek at the cards and you've outdone yourself! Feautiful work and what I would love most of all is to meet you one day!! Thank you for your friendship and for the wonderful person you are! x0x0


oooooo, Barb! I really like this card! The theme, stamp and layout are so fun! Love your words to Kelly and Jeanette too! :)


Barb, this is a great card, wonderfully different gate fold. Love the colours, the bling, the image and colouring. You are very talented!!

Linda Palmer

This card is sooooo cute. Love the colors and layout.


So cute. Love the big eyes on the girls. What a wonderful fold you used. Very pretty card and a wonderful shout out to your team leader, who is so deserving of it.


Lovely card!!! I just love this card.. You've fold this card perfectly.. Those images are looking cute. Those colors and the blinking designs are nice. Thanks for this great post.web design outsource


What a cute kit! Great fold and layout girl! love it!

I also love the look of your blog! Those ribbons are gorgeous :)

Judy McMullen

Barb, this is my third try in getting my comment to post. Love your beautiful card! Great gatefold and terrific use of the beautiful papers and embellishments in the kit!!