Dueling Darlings Card Kits ~ My favorite things :)

Ay!  Long time no blog!  I have missed you all and visiting your blogs ~ December is truly a month of pure chaos for me and this year has been no exception - and as most of the snow in the upper states, no sign of slowing down!

Speaking of snow, how cute is the theme of this lil card!  The Dueling Darlings - a group of us SCS friends that got two teams together to "duel" each month with one theme and two different card kits - were given them theme of "my favorite things".   Our lovely hostess, LJ, chosen this lil snowman from Inky Antics and a smorgasboard of yummy papers, snowflakes, ribbons and more!  Her kit for us was so fun and so full - definitely a 2nd card to be made :)

She asked us to think/describe some of our favorite things that others might not know about.  I talk often of some of my favorites {Starbucks, my babies, Buddy!!}  but a few things that come to mind this holiday season are:
* The ornaments on our tree from all the places we have visited as a family - from cities in Europe to the Bahamas and beyond!  In one glance on the tree, I'm transported back :)
* My grandma's bible - all worn and dog-eared, but exquisite and beautiful in my eyes.
* My i-pod shuffle .... truly old-school compared to what's out on the market but I love having my favorite 'tunes' at the click of a button!
* My childhood dollies and stuffed animals that have survived being moved to 5 different continents back and forth over 25 years - missing eyes + arms + tails .... I love them all! xoxo

I could go on but I have to squeeze my card in here! :)   Using some gorgeous Rich Razzleberry and Pink Passion, I used the enclosed Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses dsp from LJ - all three sheets are in there in some form :)   I didn't color much of the adorable snowman due to it being white - I'd LOVE some tips on how to color mostly white images!  I layered my signo pen on the ice blocks and then added some Martha Stewart super fine glitter - sadly my camera's memory card is not doing so well and I'm using an old camera w/ poor photo quality ~ ribbon and a matching button and some pink bling and this cutie is ready for slippin' and sliddin' to a new home this holiday! 

PLEASE be sure to see the other Darling's blogs ~ using this kit, you can see what the other lovelies created!

Dueling Darling Divas                 Dueling Darling Dazzlers
Barbara                                                April
Carol                                                     Debbie   
Laurajean                                             Jeanette
Jamie                                                    Melina
Joan                                                      Michelle
Judy                                                     Paola
(me!)                                                    Terry

Thanks for stopping by today - I will have a second card from Fresh Brewed Designs up shortly! :)


Deets:  Cardstock:  Su! Rich Razzleberry, Pink Passion; GinaK white;  DSP = Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses;
Image:  Inky Antics; accessories = Cuttlebug, nesties; primascolor markers, white signo pen; SU ribbon; MS Glitter; Button, ribbon; scallop punch, tombo, 3d dots


  1. Super adorable!! Love that cutie image!

  2. Oh my Kelly, great job on this card...I love how you did the button on the dsp in the corner..love how you colored the image....wonderful colors,great layout...beautiful "favorite things", (isn't is awesome to have treasures that take us back and incorporate wonderful memories)...This card is amazing....just like it's creator...

  3. Really cute card! I like how you layered the image. Those DP colors are perfect!

  4. wowww..another Kelly's winner creation for sure! Loveee the supah cute image and that yummiliscious d/p! Such a gorgeous classy layered card!!:O)

  5. I have been missing your posts and you :( LOTS of hugs and prayers have been sent your way (hope you felt them)

    Girly, this card is fantastic. Beautiful with a touch of shabby chic. Wonderful fun papers and an oh so adorable image!!!

    I do hope you and your family have a BEAUTIFUL and BLESSED and MERRY Christmas. Enjoy the love of Christ and all the season brings. When the hustle and bustle is all over, we get to all sit down and enjoy each other and remember that Christ is the reason for it all and it just gives that calming feeling of abundant love and joy. Hope that is what you feel this Christmas season. He loves you so much!!! and so do I :D

    Merry Christmas my friend!

  6. B-ute-E-ful card! I love how you have used the kit LJ sent you! A wonderful creation on pink! As much as we all love the busy-ness of the season, some down time with BUX is always appreciated!!

  7. What a cute card, just love snowmen and this one is having a great time. Missed you and your posts, glad you had some time to get a card in. Hope you have a Blessed Holiday and things slow down a bit for you.

  8. So cute - and such wonderful colors! Wonderful card.

  9. Adorable card! Love snowmen!

  10. Kelly this is a great card! I love your favorite things list :)

  11. This darling, darling card is very jolly!!! Made me smile. I love that snowman image....he looks like he's having a ball. :o) and those pretty PP you paired him with....very, very fitting!

    Your favorite list has a couple of mine as well...Starbucks, Ipod Shuffle....can't live without them!

  12. What a sweet card! I love the gorgeous pink and burgundy color combo, gorgeous!

  13. Great card Kelly--I really like the pink colors on the card! Great story too.

  14. What a cute card. It reminds me of my younger (a LOT younger) days when I would go sledding. Love the paper and embellishment too. I loved reading a little bit about you. I knew there was a reason I liked you...you have good solid values!

  15. Oh what to say about this one Kelly/ It's so amazingly bright and cheery. I love the fact that you left most of the image white ~ I think it really sticks out against the bright colors~

    Just wonderful ~ I can't wait to see a 2nd card :P

    Hugs XOXOXO ~ LJ

  16. Cute Card, Kelly. I love, love, love this DP from BG ! Great layout and the selfmade flower is great !

  17. What a lovely card - and adorable image! I enjoyed reading about your favourite things as well. How wonderful that your tree is a trip down memory lane!!

  18. What a sweet card! It's a cute image sure to bring a smile to the face of whomever gets it! And thanks for sharing about some of your favorite things :-)

  19. heheh, whta a cute image...love the colors andd the wonderful papers..the flower is sweet! HUGS my dear...and Schoenen Advent...mit Gluehwein?!

  20. Me oh my!!! Kelly, your card is gorgeous... dropping my jaw in amazement type of gorgeous! I love the rich colores of the paper and how you used minimal coloring on the image to make it stand out! The sparkle is a great touch, too! And I love the flower/button... such a nice touch!

    Awesome job! Thanks for telling some of your favorite things, too. I enjoyed hearing them!

  21. Very nice Kelly! Love it :-)

  22. Kelly, this is a very pretty card indeed! Love the DP and the image is adorable. Creative use of the button in the corner! Well done!

  23. Adorable!!! This image is just so fun. Love the colors and glitter. Terrific layout and embellishments.

  24. Hi Kelly! I have missed your posts! Love this little cutie with all of the pink and glitter! :) I enjoyed reading about your favorite things, too. I just love all of our holiday ornaments, too. It's always a nice walk down memory lane every year we put the tree up! :)