Friday, February 15, 2013

It's All About Love!

It’s February and your Dueling Darling hostess’s Paola for the Dazzlers and me for the Divas have chosen this theme of love based on the Bible verses from Corinthians 13: 4,7, 13
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud….It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (New International Version)

There is so much about love to celebrate in February besides the forever traditional day of love, Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14th, and chose to name a few more celebrations that take place this month as inspiration for the cards for this months duel:
  • American Heart Month
  • International Friend Month
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week (10th – 16th in 2013)
  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week (17th – 23rd in 2013)
  • Send a Card to a Friend Day (Feb. 7th)
  • Love Your Pet Day (Feb. 21st)
  • Family Day (Feb 18, 2013 in Canada)

The kits included the following items:
Designer Papers from My Mind’s Eye, "Love Me"; Pinecone Press Papers, "Be Mine"
Ribbon from Recollections: red glitter; pink glitter; red and white satin;
Divine Twine: pink,white, red twine
Heart clothes pin
Pink bling hearts
Prima flowers
Various heart brads
Stamped images: Stampin’ Up "Summer by the Sea" and sentiment "Joy is not in things, it is in us" and circle sentiment from S.U. Circle of Friendship "Sending You My Love"

Here's my card:
I chose to use papers from the Pinecone Press "Be Mine" collection.  The pink and vanilla cardstock are from Stampin' Up.  My image is stamped on SU Vanilla cardstock with a little bit of paper piecing on the image's shirts.

With our theme in mind we added an extra challenge to our teammates to sow the seeds of love and kindness they have received in their lives by paying it forward in performing a kind gesture and doing it anonymously!  For my "random act of kindness" I chose to make valentine sugar cookies, packaged them in heart boxes added a little handmade valentine note and left it on neighbors doorsteps yesterday. Here's a few pix of their treats:

I hope you'll visit the rest of the Dueling Darlings' blogs and check out their creations
Please check out the Diva's creations here:

And the Dazzlers here:

Paola and I have a big surprise for our teammates with this month's kit.  Can you tell what it is?

Thanks for stopping by!  I love to hear from you!!


  1. Um, I wish I was your neighbor! LOL Judy great kit, thank you. I like how you brought the pink into your card. I love the papers and how you used them.

  2. I love the layout of your card. The middle panel is so sparkly! :)
    What a great gift to someone! I love cookies :)

  3. WOW!!! Judy, your card is gorgeous! I love the paper-pieced shirt! Very clever idea! And your layout is fabulous. Nicely done.

    This has been a great duel! THANK YOU for serving as one of the hostesses!

  4. Judy--love your card and the paper-pierced shirt. Wonderful Layout too.

    Thanks for a great challenge this month--love the image BOTH teams got!

  5. and Paola put together the greatest kits this month!

    Your card is great! I love the paper piecing on the man's shirt! What a great idea!

    Great layout and I love the the colors you used too!!

  6. Yummy cookies to go with a yummy card!

    You and Sweet P came up with a great kit and a wonderful theme!

  7. Such a darling card, I love the pieced shirts on the image! The ribbon down the center under the image is a lovely touch too!

    Thanks for sending us such amazing kits, they were really, really fun. I am so glad that you are in our group and sharing your creative talents with us!

  8. What a great kit and amazing card. I love how you used the little heart clothes pin and the paper pieced shirt. Great idea...I think I should live near you...yummmmmm.....great job on this kit and your card...hugs...

  9. Such a fun challenge and you and Sweet P sent great kits! I love that they were the same. I love the pink and black together on your card that is one of my favorite color combos. And I love how you paper pieced his shirt to match.

  10. Judy, thank you so much for the wonderfully fun kit this month! Your card is beautiful! I love the pink and black and that fab paper piecing! Great layout too! It was fun to see how all the Darlings used the same items. You two are sneaky!
    And boy do those cookies look yummmmmy! Sure to put a RAK smile on anyone's face!
    Love you, Sweet Friend!

  11. Oh Judy, thank you for your most wonderful kit this month! You did a great job picking out all these "lovely" elements and it was over the top brimming with all things love! I love the image you selected as it is one of my fave stamp sets (that never sees ink LOL) and your use of this kit is fabulous! Love the paper pieced shirt, such a nice touch!

    Beautiful all the way around, my friend! Thank you for 'loving' us! x0x0