Dueling Darlings ~ On the 18th ....

Hello again!

*I have two posts today - 
for my card with The Project Bin, please go here!

It's the 15th of the month,
and that means the Dueling Darlings are back with another friendly duel :)
This month, our hostesses for The Divas is LJ,
and the hostess for The Dazzlers is Darlene!
They sent such an incredible creative kit!
A calendar stamped image marking the new year
and we were to 'fill in the rest'.

Now ... my card .... I almost didn't post it.
I know, I know ...
sometimes we hit the mark and LOVE a card,
and sometimes we don't.

But this card .... this one right here ....
is more than just a card :)
  It's a representation of a chance to meet some really incredible friends
that I have been wanting to meet for a long, long time!
This week, on the 18th, I'm boarding a plane (or two)
and connecting for a long crafty weekend!

To say that I am excited is an understatement :)
That's why when LJ sent the card kit, I immediately had an idea.
I left it with a little gem marking the 18th of January ♥

Therefore, my card ..... it's just paper, really.
It's not what I wanted to make, but it makes me smile knowing 
that little gem means something so. much. more!
And LJ, I'll do better next time.

Be sure to stop in an see all the card from the DDD ~
they are listed in my sidebar.
Meanwhile, THIS GIRL needs to pack!

From Miami to Wisconsin - now there's a 180 turn!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Wow, so exciting Kelly....have much fun!
    xxx Margreet

  2. It is a gem! You will have a great time this weekend. I so wish I could have made the trip. I will be thinking of you all. Travel safe, my friend! xoxo

  3. Kelly, that gem says it all... a simple yet amazing card!

  4. So beautiful, Kelly!! I hope you have a wonderful time!! Safe travels!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. You are so fortunate to get away for a few days, and Ohhhh my heart will be there with you all! So sad I cannot crash the party and meet you IRL!!! Love your project and know you will have a fab time this weekend! And, there will be snow on the ground for you : )

  6. Have a wonderful time Kelly. Hugs. Barbxx

  7. Brilliant CAS project. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  8. I can't wait until the 18th...only 2 more sleeps. I love how your rhinestone made the mark for what looks to be an awesome get together. Will be seeing you soon my sweet friend....

  9. Oh my I just posted a comment and it disappeared..I love how you hit the spot with the calendar and rhinestone. I can hardly wait until the 18th to meet you. Will be seeing you soon!!!!

  10. Love it. Simple, yet so meaningful. I can NOT WAIT to see you IRL in just a few days!! Virtual Hugs for now...

  11. Simple and CAS is sometimes the way to go. I am envious of your fun trip. Hope you are packing for cold temps. Here is Indiana we aren't supposed to get above 0 tomorrow. Brrr!

  12. As long as that paper make you smile that is all that matters. I so wish I was joining you. Its still a lovely layout...maybe scrapbook a page with it...afterall you have the perfect occaision for it.

  13. Kelly--I love your card and if you have seen mine, you will know why! I cannot wait--real hugs this time!

  14. That’s the perfect card for the occasion !

  15. Super card, Kelly! I'm so glad you are participating in the stamp camp with some of our SCS friends. I so wish I could be there with all of you. Wishing you a spectacular, fun time!!

  16. Great card, Kelly!