DDD ~ Mixed Up Cake Party - 10 Year Anniversary!

Today is a MOST exciting day!

The Dueling Darlings card group 10 years old today!

And in honor of that, we're having a 


We are 2 teams of card making friends - The Divas and the Dazzlers.
This month, I created and mailed out all 16 card kits to everyone.
The idea for a mixed up cake party is a play on cake and ice cream.
Our first duel was an ice cream theme so for this party, we're seriving cake! 


To make it even more fun, 
the teams were mixed up!
 Some Divas were Dazzlers this month, and vice versa.
My children put the kits into random envelopes so I don't know who is where!
I'm kinda bummed that I stayed a DIVA,
 hee hee, but that's okay- it's all FUN!

For the Diva kits, I used The Cat's Pajamas stamps and we have the image:
Forget About The Cake.
I've used 3 of the patterned papers included in the kit
and as a way to pay homage to my cardmaking from 10 years ago,
I did 2 things:

I made a HUGE square card, measureing 5.5" x 5.5"
and added on tons of buttons!
My old cards always had buttons :)

My card has a TON of dimension ~ I popped up the bunny and cake, the buttons and the matching sentiment. This is SO me - go for the icing, LOL!

We've had a lot of fun games and prizes all month AND another suprise:


In each card kit, there's a lottery ticket with a grand prize!

Here is mine ... and yes, it could be me, hee hee!

(I would have them redraw, of course, but it's fun playing along!)

What do you think - it's the winner, right?! :)

I absolutely can't wait to see all the cards this month!

Here's another look at my DIVA card:

This was truly a fun month and I hope everyone had a good time playing in the games and making cards! We're on Splitcoaststampers and in the thread called Dueling Darlings and we're also posting cards in the gallery, there!

Thanks so much for visiting and here's to 10 more years!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)



  1. Kelly - it's party time!!! You have made this month a total blast! THANK YOU!

    Your card is so cute - love that you added buttons... I remember when all of your cards included them! And square, too. This card not only screams Celebration/Party, it screams Kelly!

  2. Very cute idea of mixing us up. Like you I stayed a Dazzler. Your card is so cute.

  3. Super fun card Kelly, great images and wonderful colours, Kate x x

  4. WOW--what a perfect Kelly card! Bright Colors, lots of detail, buttons tucked in and a square card! Thanks for a great month of celebrating and for being an awesome leader and for having a fun dream 10 years ago!

  5. All the play to celebrate seems so fun :D! Delicious card, love the buttons and the bright colours!!

  6. I love your cake - so fun and festive. Thanks for making this month so fun.

  7. Kelly, as always your creativity lifts us up and brings us joy! Your card is a representative of your spirit, creativity and talent. Love the dynamic design using terrific papers and that adorable, beautifully colored bunny/cake. Your buttons are the bomb! Love you my dear friend and all the love and support you have given me and our team these many years! (((HUGS)))

  8. Gorgeous card Kelly...Loz

  9. Ditto to Judy's post. So well said...but I have more to say. 1st of all I stayed a Diva as well so I am in good company. Thank you Kelly for your dream and for the amazing kit you sent. This has been a fun month and I'm truly excited as I visit the cards and wait for all the announcements of winners. This has been the bomb....great month of great surprises. I love your card. The layout is TDF and I love that you used all the buttons and popped up the adorable image with them as well. Great job!!!! Thank you so much my friend for the 10 amazing years and for the awesome birthday celebration. Here's to many more....♥

  10. Sounds like oodles of fun! Wonderful card! Hugs, Valerie

  11. Super-duper card Kelly! Thanks for all of your effort this round, the games, the prizes, the surprises - they all really kept us on our toes!
    Ah yes...you and your buttons, LOL I never did master buttons but you sure have!

  12. So adorable. I like those bunnies, and all the buttons! I havent used buttons in forever!

  13. Very nice card, lovely designed and coloured. ♥

  14. Wonderful card Kelly, and I might say I have been missing your signature buttons recently - love your cheerful colours on your card
    Stay safe

  15. What a fun card, Kelly. I guess I wasn't a follower when you used buttons, but they sure are a cute addition. Love the design!

  16. Cute Throwback style card! I love to use buttons still.

  17. Wow, what a lovely card, such a cute bunny, and I love the buttons ! Hugs, Enny

  18. Congratulations on this 10 year friendship!! I love this delightful card with its sensationally fun sentiment and fabulous cake and bunny image!!