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!!