Monday, October 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Love Our Leaders!

It is the 15th of the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge.  Our hostess this month for the entire group is Melina.  We have lost a few members in the past few months and have an uneven number of members on each team.  Melina stepped up this month and sent a challenge to the Divas and then a different challenge to the Dazzlers. 

The Diva theme is in honor of our leader Kelly.  We were asked to use animals as our theme and then to be sure to add a button on our card.  Kelly loves animals and we all know she loves her Riley’s!  So, that was an easy choice for me.  And, I too love buttons and have a couple of drawers of them—so I had a few choices there too!

The sentiment was not hard either as I am so grateful to be a part of this group and even more grateful to call Kelly a friend!  She is so kind, funny, creative, inspirational, a great mom, loving wife, wonderfully spiritual, a caring friend and my list could go on and on and on………………..  Now-the one thing I need to hope for is that we get to meet in real life sometime—that is on my bucket list!

So—Kels—this one is for you!

 Here is the inside of my card.

Image/Sentiment—Stamping Riley/Stampin’ Up Small Script

Ink—SU Chocolate Chip; Memento Tuxedo Black

 Paper—SU Chocolate Chip, Really Rust; Gina K White, Turquoise Sea; Simple Stories Harvest Faire Made with Love & Handmade Happiness patterned papers

Accessories—SU Oval Punches; Rust Brads; Brown Button with Rust Twine; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon;  Copic Markers;

 Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.  I am sure you will enjoy all of the creations for our leaders! Thanks for joining us!!!!!!


Darlene said...

Barb, this is perfect for Kelly! I love how Riley is stamping out a card, how cute! I also like the bright colors finishing off the inside. Great job!

Terry said...

Great card Barb, and yes, Riley's are perfect for Kelly! Your layout is great and the coloring of Riley is perfect!!

Great job this month ☺

April said...

Oh so fun! And a great image choice for this challenge!!
Grateful seems like the perfect sentiment to add!!

Melina said...

this is adorable Barb! The image is perfect for Kelly! I love it. Great work with the "challenging" Duel this round :)

kadie said...

Oh I love that stamp!! This is a very cute card, Barb!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I really like these DP's together and how you placed them. Such a cute little image. You made the desk look great!

Judy McMullen said...

Love your card, Barb, and really love your tribute to our Kelly. You really summed up all her attirbutes so beautifully! Hey, great minds must think alike using Riley as our focal image. ;) Colors, papers, embellishments really make an outstanding card!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Cute cute card this riley. I have not seen him perfect for the DDs. :)

MiamiKel said...

On gosh, Bard!! I'm sooo very touched!! Not only by your sweet words but your choice of card ... Total cuteness!! You know me well! I'm honored that the divas were given me as a challenge ;) you have made me feel sooo very special!!

I'm humbled to be in the group with you (we're all in this together, thick and thin!!)

love you!! Xoxo

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Barb, I am loving this card. Great job on coloring your Riley and how fun with the stamping image...great layout and I'm so impressed with your card inside as well...great job!!!♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness, Barb... this card SCREAMS Kelly! It is perfect... with that Riley stamp/image, the button, the inside. WOW!!!

You have done such a great job and your description of Kelly is perfect, too! I want to meet Kelly, too.... we need to make that happen, don't we!

Thank you for being a DDD!

Carolina Little said...

Oh so cute Barb!!!. I love that little moose!!! and you are so right about Kelly. Since I follow her my button stock grew a LOT!!!. Well done Barb!!!

Jackie said...

Great card Barb & I love your coloring!

djones said...

Ah the perfect card for Kelly! Stamping Riley and a button to embellish it! You hit this card for Kels right on the head and described Kelly perfectly! Great job!

~Paola~ said...

Ok now I am shaing my head!!

I truly thought I left love here a while ago!!! :/
Glad I am back for a chance revisiting!

LOVE this super sweet images U chose for Kells! sooo totally up he alley....and I especially love all the layers and the different wonderful d/p U chose too! what a winning card!!♥

Heather B said...

I love my Riley's too!! Great card. Your Divas/Dazzlers group is so interesting to me! Maybe I can play sometime?