Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2 Posts Today! {Pin}spirational Challenge and Dueling Darlings

I have two posts today—a {PIN}spirational Challenge  Card as well as my Dueling Darlings Card.  Please scroll down for my DDD card. 

This is my second week on the {PIN}spirational Challenge Team and I hope you like my card.

January 15-21
Here's the photo to inspire us this week:

Our sponsor this week is  Beccy's Place

Beccy’s Place kindly provided digital images for this challenge. I chose Quilted Three and Lamb image……it is just the cutest image!  THANK YOU-- Beccy’s Place
Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment—Beccy’s Place Quilted Three and Lamb; Sentimeny—Stampin’ Up Small Script
Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Night of Navy; Gina K White; SandyLion Transportation Designer Paper
Ink— SU Night of Navy
Accessories—Copic Markers; Blue and Yellow Buttons; Blue & White Bakers Twine; SU Decorative Label Punch

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge ~ Use a Digi
The Squirrel and The Fox ~ Anything Goes
Created With Love ~ Critter Birthday
My Craft Spot ~ Anything Goes
2 Sisters ~ Celebrations
Creative Corners ~ Cute as a Button
DRS Designs ~ Buttons

I hope you'll play along with this week's {PIN}spirational Challenge, too!  Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week!

And--here is my Dueling Darlings Post:

It is the 15th of the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge.  Our hostess this month for the Divas is Laura Jean.  The theme that Terry, the hostess for the Dazzlers and LJ came up with relates to the month of January—Book Blitz Month!

What a fun challenge and LJ sent us loads of fun papers, ribbons and other embellishments to play with—along with some great images.    I was able to use one of all of the cute images she sent on my card.  I do love to read and have both “regular” books as well as digital books going right now.  I am reading Scalpel and the Soul, by Dr. Allan Hamilton on my phone or iPad and then the rather large (944 pages!)Lincoln paperback book—Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Both are very, very good.  I think my favorite author is John Grisham……………. I love reading about lawyers!

Here is the inside of my card.

Image/Sentiment—Graphic 45-ABC Primer  Collection

Ink—Memento Rich Cocoa

Paper—Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive; PTI White; Echo Park This and That Charming Collection patterned papers

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Wide Brown Ribbon with American Crafts Brown Gingham Ribbon over the top; Green Buttons with Cream fiber; Basic Grey Brads; Spiral Clip on the inside.

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 the Book Blitz and finding out their favorite “reads”.  Thanks for joining us!!!


Darlene said...

My oh my!!! What delightful cards you are sharing today!
The first one is simply adorable! Love the colors and that image! The DP is too cute!

Your card for this month's Duel is unique compared to the other Divas, and I love it!! LJ sure gave you gals a variety of papers to work with. Love the colors and your layout is just super. I also love John Grisham's works.

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

Barb, your cards are WONDERFUL! I love the {PIN}Spirational one... such a cute image and the blue is wonderful. Fits the photo so well!

The Duel card... WOW!!! I love how you did the smaller images on front and then surprised us with the darling reading girl inside. What a cute cute card!!!

Your reading list sounds heavy - 944 pages! EEK! I am glad you enjoy your books!

craftin-dawn said...

Awww...love this great card, you image is great, and I love the DP! thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges

marsha said...

Barb, both of your cards are just amazing! I especially love the birthday card, this is just too cute!

Terry said...

Both cards are great Barb!

The DDD card is very cute....love that you used the image of the girl reading on the inside of the card! Also love the blues and browns!

Great job, and so glad you are a Diva!!

Sherrie K. said...

Both cards are awesome! Love the truck pattern paper and the number wrapped around the adorable lamb!
Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Scrappin Chris said...

Such a cute card. I love the layout. Thanks for joining our Critter Birthday Challenge at
Created With Love Challenges


Carolina Little said...

Barb, your cards are so cute and soft and delicate. I love the papers you used and the details. Love buttons in cards and I don't use them so much... and I have tons... CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

jimlynn said...

Barb, love both of these cards! The first one is SO SWEET and pretty! CUTE!!! Love that second one and the fantastic DP.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards, Barb! First, I love the layout and how you used those smaller images on the Dueling Darling card!! Super design both inside and out. Second, your PinSpirational card is adorable! Sweet design and details. Both cards have such great embellishments incorporated in the design! Thanks for sharing your reading favs!

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a sweet and darling PIN card you made. I love the colors and layout.

You were so clever to use the images in little blocks on the cover of your card! I love the colors of the kit and how you displayed them.

Great job on both! Oh and I love Grisham too!

kadie said...

Barb, both cards are fantastic. That 3rd bday card is so so sweet. I adore the colors and layout. And of course you've done a fab job with this month's card kit too! What a great idea to showcase those smaller stamps on the front and then the girl reading on the inside. Love it! Hugs, kadie

Tammy said...

Wow Barb, both cards are delightful inside and out!

Melina said...

Beautiful cards! I adore the baby theme of the first card.
I love how you arranged your images on the Dueling Darling card. Great idea :)

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Wow Barb,

Love both cards.....but the DD one especially and how you got the little images on the front of the card and the little girl on the inside. Creative!


Athina said...

What great cards! The first is a perfect childs card. The second, I love how you did the inside. Very nice!

Carol W said...

Holy Hannah girlfriend...what a amazing duo of cards...love your inkspiration card and the little 3/lamb image...you did a wonderful job with this card...your DDD card is TDF...you never cease to amaze me with your card making skills...you truly are an inspiration and I am so glad we are Divas together...great job my friend...((hugs))

GiGi said...

Gorgeous cards! The child's birthday one is so super cute! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

April said...

I love how you used the little girl on the interior ~ because your front is just too darn cute!

~Paola~ said...

Great job on both cards Barb-Love the blue hues and fun theme of your first card with such vibrant cute d/p...The DD card is definelty more subdued in colors but so rich of details both front and inside.Very good and clever way to showcase all of your images! Well done!! TFS ♥

Lady Bug Stampers said...

I love both of the cards they are so pretty and love that little lamb. Thanks for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges
Linda K.

jane stillman said...

A cute little card, thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

Toni Herron said...

awww... these are gorgeous!! I especially love the first one.. So adorably cute!
Thanks for linking up with us at Glitter n Sparkle this week.. :)
Toni - DT

Janett said...

Sweet cards. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

Rose Petal said...

Hi Barb. Great card, lovely colours and paper. The image is adorable. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love, Sandra xx

Shelia said...

Your cards are beautiful. I really like the way you did the thread through the button on the second one - never seen that before. Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

Lisa S. said...

Love both of your cards, the one you entered in our challenge is adorable and love the addition of the twine on it. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

MiamiKel said...

Wow Barb, I think you used up the whole kit and kaboodle!! You go girl! This is just striking - love all of it, from inside and beyond, so creative to put the small accent pieces on the front of the card!

So happy you are dueling along with us - you brighten my day, girlie! xx0o

Laura said...

Great cards! I love the layout and the cluster of buttons on the first one, and gorgeous combo of patterned papers on the second one!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Both cards are darling! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!


Melanie said...

very sweet card

thanks a lot for taking party at Creative Corner Challenges
Love Mel DT

Margaret said...

Love your cards, but your {Pin}s card is just too cute. Love the image and your coloring and layout. All fabulous.

djones said...

Love both! I really like the layout on the DD card and an image on the inside too. Wonderful DP's to...like the strips and plaids.