"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Falling Into New Friendships

We have new ladies among the Dueling Darlings and in welcoming them to the duel...we decided to combine Fall and Friendship for our theme for this month.  So our theme is Falling Into New Friendships.

The Dazzler kit included:

Dazzlers your kit contains:

DP: SU! Color Me Autumn

Image:  My Favorite Things – Sweetest Pumpkin in the Patch (Memento – Rich Cocoa)

Sentiments: My Favorite Things: Chalkboard Greetings & Sweetest Pumpkin in the Patch (in SU! Old Olive, SU! Cajun Craze, SU! Crushed Curry; Memento-Rich Cocoa)

Leaves & Pumpkin in SU! Crushed Curry, SU! Old Olive, SU! Cajun Craze
SU! Always Artichoke Seam Binding; SU! Crushed Curry Ribbon
Celebrate It Jute Twin
SU! Brushed Bronze button
Studio 12 Adhesive Gems
Amuse Creative Candy (chocolate)

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Dueling Darlings September Challenge

The Dueling Darlings are dueling again.

Our theme for September was Tutti Fruity.  Jeanette, the hostess for the Dazzlers, sent a kit that included the following:

Image:  Penny Black "Hedgy Gift"
Sentiment: Riley "Apples Are Dangerous"

DP:  DCWV My Sunshine Pack

Darice Rhinestones
Hobby Lobby Decorative Trim Ribbon
Hobby Lobby Natural Hemp Cord
Recollections Apple Brads
Sew-ology Apple Button
Spare Parts Apple Shank Button
Paper Clip

We were also to post our favorite Tutti Fruity recipe.  Here's mine:

Tutti Fruitti Dessert Recipe (I found this receipe on MrFood.com)
  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, cut into 1/2-inch slices 
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, divided 
  • 3 tablespoons refrigerated hazelnut coffee creamer, divided 
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh sliced peaches 
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh sliced strawberries 
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blackberries 
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries 
  • 2 tangerines, peeled and separated into segments 
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place cookie slices on pan and press together with lightly floured fingers, forming 1 large cookie. 
  3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until top is light golden; let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, and 2 tablespoons hazelnut creamer until fluffy. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled cookie dough and top with assorted fruit.
  5. In a small bowl, mix remaining confectioners' sugar and remaining hazelnut creamer. Drizzle over fruit, slice, and serve.
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Friday, August 28, 2015


I got behind in my Dueling Darlings posts and I apologize.  Now I am catching up.

The Dazzlers received a great kit from April for the month of May.  (I apologize again as I have misplaced the kit details.)

The minute I saw the contents of the kit, I knew I wanted to make something to show off a picture of my daughter and granddaughter.  So here it is.

This was so fun to make.  I really loved the size of these clipboards and ended up back at Walmart and got a few more so I could decorate a few more to show off more photos.

The second picture is a card I made from the June kit that was sent to the Dazzler by Terry.  Her kit included:

Image: Unity "Celebrate"
DP: My Minds Eye "Pieced Pinwheels", Colorbok "Stars and Stripes"
Solid Cardstock: Core'dinations "Deep Navy", "Burgandy" and "Snowcap"

Craftwork Cards Candi "Prince Charming", "Icing Sugar" and "Regal Ruby"
Rhinestones: Red and Clear - The Paper Studio
Blue Twine: Studio 112
Buttons: Miscellaneous from JoAnn's

Thanks ladies for the great kits! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Catching Up With the Dueling Darlings

Hello Friends!

Today I am posting three cards on my blog for the past three months of Dueling Darling Challenges.  I am trying to get caught up and then stay on track!!!  All three months of kits were full of great and wonderful card making supplies!

My first card was for the February challenge.  Darlene was the hostess for the Dazzlers.  

My second card is for the March challenge and Paola was our hostess.

My third card is for the April challenge and Melina was our hostess.

It felt good to get back into card making.  Thank you to all three wonderful hostesses!!!  Please see my sidebar and check out all the blogs of the Dueling Darlings for their fabulous creations.

Take care!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dueling Darlings January Challenge

Happy New Year!

The card on my blog today is for the Dueling Darlings January Challenge.

Judy and I were the hostesses and chose a birthday theme.

The kit for the Dazzlers included:

DP - American Crafts, Confetti - Banana Cream Brady and Peanut Butter Benny.
Images - Whippersnappers "Little Girl and Dotted Present" and Stampin Up! "Birthday Whimsey" (cake)
Sentiment - A Muse "Itty Bitty Birthday"

Images and sentiment stamped in Memento Ink black and cocoa

Buttons - SU!
Ribbons - SU! Rose, crushed curry, orange, bermuda bay

We also asked the Darlings to post a favorite birthday memory.

I have a memory, kind of funny... My friends planned a surprise birthday party for me for my thirtieth birthday.  I ended up going home from work that day sick. Didn't want to get out of bed at all that evening.  The cat had to be let out of the bag that I was going to ruin the surprise party if I didn't show up.  I did show up and pretended like I didn't know a thing.

And here is my card.

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