DDD: Kindness ♥

Good Morning, friends!

*I have two blog posts today - for  my The Project Bin Monday post, go here!

It's the 15th day of the month and that means the Dueling Darlings
are back with a new theme!
The Dueling Darlings are a group of 2 teams of card making friends -
Team Divas and Team Dazzlers!
This month, Jeanette and I were the hostesses to create card kits
and she was generous enough to let me chose the theme this month:


As many of you know, it's my Word of the Year as shared in this post ♥  
But kindness is truly more than just a word of the year,
it should be shared every day, in every way.


The kit I put together for Team Divas included an image that I ADORE!
It's from Unity stamps called Thank You Kindly 
I also sent a few kindness sentiments to use - one from Unity 
and the other from a Simon Says Stamps set.

Now for my card!
I sent out all the kits, one went to a sweet friend by accident,
another still out in lost mail land,
so I had to improvise with my card kit since I didn't have two extras.
I only had slivers of paper left.

And you know ... crafters gonna craft .... 
can't keep a good crafter down! 

 To come up with a plan B,
I used a watercolor stenciled background and stamped the image
directly onto the dried watercolor paper.
I took a stitched die and cut out the middle part of the image
and popped up the outer one on 3D foam for dimension.
In hindsight, I wish I'd cut the outer stenciled frame in the same stitched die :)
I added half the sentiment with white heat embossing on the front,
and finished up the second half on the inside:

And that's it for us this month!

Be sure to come back next month and see what the theme will be ~
I can't wait to find out when my card kit arrives :)

There are a lot of DDD posts today
and you can find them at Splitcoaststamper:  Dueling Darlings!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. First off- love your theme! Your improvised kit is fabulous- beautiful colors- and the sweetest image!!! Wonderful October Duel!

  2. super sweet and gorgeous Kelly
    Gr Karin

  3. OMG!! Kelly, this image is adorable. Love the beautiful backing paper colours and the frame design is stunning. A fabulous card. Your heart is full of kindness my friend. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxxx

  4. Wow, such magical card!!! That cute stamp is absolutely ADORABLE!!! How sweet!!! Your talent shines also in difficult times, my friend!! :D Great choices to bypass the problem and the plan B has been just perfect, love so much your own background!!!

  5. Thanks so much for the fun kit Kelly. I had fun with mine. I'm sorry you didn't have an extra but all I can say is WOW!!! You did an amazing job with your very creative card. Great job my sweet friend.....

  6. Well, it sure was fun to see this today at the SCS gallery sitting right next to my creation in the same colors and similar backgrounds even though our techniques differed. This is so sweet! The image reminds me of a story book!

  7. Such beautiful colours on this gorgeous card Kelly, a great theme too.

    Sue xx

  8. I love the pairing of this wonderful image and that sweet, sweet sentiment!! Awesome card, Kelly!!

  9. I love this card--I wish my Plan A was as good as any of your plan B's! The colors are fantastic and I loved the kit you sent us! Kindness for Sure!

  10. This is just BRILLIANT! Saving so that I can use it for inspiration at some point...I just LOVE this!

  11. Oh my goodness this is so pretty. What wonderful colors/background and layout. That stamp is also just beautiful.

  12. This is amazing Kelly, I would have thought you would have done this unpurpose!

  13. Stunning design! Love that sweet image! HUGS

  14. Kelly, this is so cool. Love the water color wash. I am not always crazy about coloring and this is a fun alternative. Love the way you framed the image too. Your kits look like so much fun!

  15. WOW! Kelly, maybe you should send out all of your kits every time... because this "kit-less" card is outstanding!