Monday, November 15, 2010

Dueling Darling Divas November Card------Thanksgiving and Gratitude-Plan A & B

This month I am the hostess for the Divas of the Dueling Darlings.  So, if you do not know, after 4 months, here is the scoop of who we are.  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 stamp was picked and how the divas/dazzlers created with it!

So, as this months hostess, along with Michells for the Dazzlers, we decided on a theme of Thanksgiving and Gratitude. There was a twist again this month—you are to tell in your post who or what you are grateful this year.  I will add that part at the end.

You may have thought the twist was doing two cards--no!  That is just me.  As I completed the first card this weekend (while at a Retreat in Green Lake), I admired it, showed it to my friend Deb who was on the computer making a CM Storybook on her great-niece Kennedy and then realized I forgot the sentiment.  So, I created another card as I had additional supplies.  And, the Divas will state they probably also had lots of extra supplies--I sent them many choices.........................................

Plan A

Image—Horn of Plenty by Whipper Snapper

Cardstock—PTI Summer Sun, Gina K Ivory, Wine with Everything, Chocolate Kiss, Basic Grey Indian Summer

InkPalette Sienna

Accessories—Felt Leaves, Brown and Wine Brads, Copics, Orange fiber, Corner Rounder

Plan B

Image added--Stampabilities Bountiful Blessings
Accessories--Brown Ribbon

The November Twist--I am grateful for my health.  I have been trying this year to be better in getting in more exercise--I have joined a gym and even have become a part of a weekly Boot Camp.  I plan to keep my pledge going and continue to improve!

Now make sure to stop by to see what the other Divas have created with the kit that I sent.  Then your final stop will be a link to take you to see what the Dazzlers created!  We are a big group of 14, so this might take awhile ~ and this is just a friendly joust ~ no winners, certainly no losers! Just a craftin', loveable group of friends taking on a monthly joust at card making!   And,  be sure to read what everyone is grateful in this time of Thanksgiving!

which will bring you to the 7 Dazzlers Creations.   I hope you enjoy looking at our creations and the stories of our blessings......................

Barb:  You are Here!

And now for the November Duel! Please start here, at Jeanette's blog


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Barb, your cards are both rich and glorious! I love the Whipper Snapper image you used and your coloring is right on! It is evident that your kits were perfect for the theme and to allow lots and lots of creativity!

Congrats on your healthier options this year! You've an amazing woman! I'm thankful for you!

dweatter said...

What wonderful colors you used!!! This card is so bright and pretty. I love that WS image you used.

Carol W said...

Wow Barb....great cards.....I had enough left over for two as well (doh....should've made another). Oh well....I love how you incorporated 3 of the dsp in the layout of your cards...I love how you have used so much of the kit in each card....great kit, great cards...thanks my friend...I love your pledge to yourself (I should follow suit...).

Michelle said...

Great card kit! Love your cards, and that image is perfect.

Terry Ladwig said...

I don't know which one I like more...they are both pretty! Love them!!

Thank you for being a of the few I have actually met in real life!

Oh....and AMEN to good health!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You have been holding out!!!! Not only on these great cards, but that you are in boot camp!!!! I am so proud of you! Nice Job!

April said...

I think you made wonderful cards - both you and Michelle handed out great kits this month and I am so happy you made two cards - both equally delightful!

~Paola~ said...

I absolutly luv both of your cards Barb...wowww...U outdid yourself with this awesome kit U provided for the Divas:o)
Awesome layout on the first one,showing off the many layers of beautiful d/ps!I also like very much how U use the ribbon sideways on the second one and the leaves in the corner too...Both cards are total fall-gems! *tfs*

MiamiKel said...

Beautifully done, Barb! I loved your kit this month and fully plan to post as soon as I'm able - there wasn't anything in the kit that wasn't so glorious! Wonderfully done, just as you are! x0x0

Melina said...

So pretty! love how you did the leaves :)