Jan 16, 2016

Wow, 2015 was quite the year.  Here's to 2016!  Time for me to dust off this blog (truthfully, I spent 20 minutes just trying to get back into the administration page).  Sheesh!

The Dueling Darlings on Splitcoast have started back up the monthly duels.  Tracie sent us Dazzlers the cute image: "Chick N Soup" by CC Designs and a sentiment from Crackerbox Palace.  Very fun!

Isn't this a sorry looking little guy?

He's cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 22.  (Dont look too closely at the blue edging, it's freehand and not perfect.)
The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Tracie included the cute DPs from Bo Bunny Juliet.  The mustard CS and beige card stock is from my stash.

We were also given the cute pompom ribbon in the kit, so cute!

Here's the inside of my card.  The sentiment was on white CS, so I colored it up with markers, die cut it with "Classic Tags" dies from A Muse Studios and tied on some twine.

Tracie, I really have to thank you for putting together just the right image and papers to get me back in the card making mode.  

Favorite soup recipe???  It's tough to choose, being a soup gal.  Right now I think Pasta E Fagioli is what I'll talk about.  There are loads of variations, but this one here is close to the one I make.  It was such a favorite of my daughter's that I made her batches as Christmas presents the past few years.  She loved this soup!

Here's my daughter, Amanda on a camping & fishing trip in 2014.  And that's her dog, Suki, who now lives with me.  
Love your family & friends and tell them often. 
Life is uncertain. You'll be glad that you did.


kiwimeskreations said...

So glad to see you here again Darlene - yes, 2015 was quite the year for you .. here's to a wonderful year this year.
Love your card, that image is so funny and you have really done it proud and made a wonderful card.
{{{{{Hugs}}}}}, prayers and blessings

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, I love that mustard card stock with the stripe DP! A great card to dust off your blog with. I like the pic of, A. xoxo

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Cute card Darlene....I love that pom-pom ribbon!

Sending you much love - LJ

Terry Ladwig said...

Great card Darlene! Love the layout and the colors you chose from your stash to match the DP!

Big hugs to you!

Barb said...

WOW--way to start out 2016 with a POP! What a great card--I love the layout and your colors are perfect.

What a sweet picture of Amanda--love the smile!!!!

Carol W said...

Oh Darlene, what a way to come back into crafting. It has been a long tough year for you and I pray for comfort and healing for you and your family. You really did an awesome job on this card. I love your coloring and the way you put your card together is AWESOME...welcome back Darlene....you have been missed.... ((hugs))...I love the picture of Amanda she looks happy and content... I'm going to try and make your soup....it sounds yummy.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, it is soooooo good to see your post! I love your card (that guy looks fabulous!) and your soup sounds delicious! I also love seeing the photo of your daughter and her precious Suki, who now brings you comfort, I'm sure!

~Paola~ said...

So glad to see you back in 'craft~land' Darlene....I'm sure it wasn't easy, yet I am also sure it will be such great paper/therapy for you, sweet friend...LOve loveee your card and the color combo you used as well as your coloring skills...and ,like you, I love mostly ALL kind of soups made from scratch (I am a soup-nut!)
I enjoyed seeing a beautiful pict of your Amanda w/ her Suki....glad he/she is now receiving your loving care...best place to be...I bet *A* is smiling from above!
Hugs to you xox ♥

MiamiKel said...

Oh Darlene, your post has me both teary eyed and smiling at the same time. Your love for your daughter Amanda just shines through all that you do and say - and I'm glad you were able to get inky for a little while, even if it was for the distraction. Your card is splendid! Just a gorgeous coloring and use of the paper in such a creative way. Blessings to you as you continue to travel forward in your journey, with little Suki by your side. Hugs to you, dear! ♥

Shelly Schmidt said...

Waving hello- so glad to see you creating! Your card is so awesome- love it! Te trim looks great the way you used it. What a wonderful memory of Amanda : ) Thinking of you and keeping you in prayers.

Margaret said...

Fabulous work on the card and the fussy cutting of the die cut. I do that all the time. Glad that Suki has found a new forever home. So sorry about the circumstances though. Hugs and prayers.

Melina said...

HI Darlene! It's so good to see your blog posts again! This card is adorable! Thank you for sharing a cute pic of your precious daughter and her pup. Hugs my friend! :)