"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Hi Friends!

I apologize for my delay in posting. I was supposed to have this project posted by May 15th. It's the May round of the Dueling Darlings. But I ended up sick and very much delayed in posting.

My wonderful friend Carol, from the Divas' team and I were this month's hostesses. We decided that we would like to show appreciation to the two team leaders. Jeanette, is the team leader for our Dazzler team and Kelly is the team leader for the Divas. The Dueling Darlings was their brainchild and we wanted to give a shout out to each of them because we all love them so much!!!! So our challenge this month was that when you posted your card/project to your blog you were to give a shout out to your team leader. We kept this a secret from Jeanette and Kelly.

One thing both Jeanette and Kelly have in common is their love of their Starbucks. So Carol and I decided that we would center this month's theme around coffee and friendship. This month's theme was "The Perfect Blend." (And what is better than coffee with a girlfriend...or tea, or a soda...you get the idea.)

I can't say enough about Jeanette. She is always nice and encouraging to everyone. Makes everyone feel very welcome in her swaps and always has a kind word to say. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a compassionate soul. She is a wonderful prayer warrior and I am truly blessed to share my burdens and victories with her. I am honored to call her my friend.

This month I decided to make a bag using a brown paper lunch sack. I will fill it with some small packages of flavored coffee or some chocolate covered coffee beans and give it away as a gift.

My main image is Hot Java Divas from Whippersnappers which I colored with my Copics. I also used Tiny Tea Cup from SU! And the sentiment is Latte Love from Fiskars. The designer paper is Friends Cream from DCWV and Yummy Coffee Beans from Hot off the Press/Paper Pizzaz. I cannot recall where I bought the twill from but it has the word "coffee" on it and then some coffee beans. Thanks for stopping by!


Barb said...

Awesome--Awesome--Awesome! Love the colors you used and the bag is a perfect creation. Your words to describe Jeanette fit her like a glove!

Carol W said...

Oh Lildj...I love your little gift bag...How amazing and to stuff it with little bags of coffee and such...oh so clever...You are so darn creative. I love your tribute as well...truer words were never spoken...both Jeanette and Kelly are amazing leaders...and Kudos to you as well for coming up with this marvelous idea...you rock...had to giggle as I sent the same twill in my kit...heehee...great minds think alike...AWESOME job my friend...♥♥♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh Debbie, your gift bag is so so pretty! The recipient is going to flip when they see how you created it! Love your kit and the way you used it! Most of all, I appreciate the blessing that you and Carol have been to all of us, but especially to Kelly and me this month. Thank you!

Oh, and great minds think alike. Be sure to check out my blog on Wednesday for a similar gift bag, only yours is much much cuter!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Well now I know what you were doing.....getting better and thinking of a great project! Such a great idea. Your execution is perfect. Kind words too! Glad you are feeling better. Take care!

MiamiKel said...

Well, sweetie, you are officially off the hook because I give a whole new definition of the word LATE, lol! And wowza, would you look at this cutie! What a smashing idea! So creative and FUN, would love to be the blonde in the immie having coffee with you :) Great job, Deb! x0x0

Melina said...

How cute! I love this project girl! Very creative :)

kadie said...

This is fantastic!! I've gotta learn how to make one of these!! Beautiful tributes to Jeanette and Kelly. Hope you're feeling all better! HUGS

Terry said...

I can't believe that I didn't see this before now! How cute is that??? Absolutely adorable!!