"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

Saturday, January 14, 2012

It's Just a "Little" Duel...

The Dueling Darlings are at it again. It's January 15th (which totally crept up on me) but that means it is time to post our cards for our friendly "little" duel this month.

Hostesses, Melina and Joan, chose the theme "The Little Things." The kits the Dazzlers received contained three images...a turtle (SU); a crab (SU) and a snail (Inkadinkado). And we had to use each image. The kits also contained little Marina Mist circles (SU), little lines & dp (DCWV); little dots paper (My Mind's Eye); baker's twine and Crumb Cake ribbon (SU); green pearls(Queen & Co.) and a white button and yellow clip (Wal-Mart).

Our hostesses also gave us two challenges with this month's kit:
1. We had to post the first thing that popped into our heads when we saw the theme title.
2. And since the three images all had shells we had to come up with a witty sentiment for our card.

So...here is my creation (and not so witty) sentiment:



What popped into my head when I read the theme? It was treasuring the "little" things that make my heart soar. The little muddy hand giving me a handful of half-dead dandylions. The times when my oldest daughter gives me a little glimpse into what her heart is feeling and what her mind is thinking. The fact that my DH isn't predictable...I don't get flowers every anniversary, birthday or Valentine's Day, but then one day, a day without much significance, I will get flowers with a note that says he loves me. And my two boys...one a teenager and the other one just a few years away from being a teenager, still love to hug their mom, even in front of their friends. Ahhh...the little things.

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15 comments:

April said...

What a fantastic list of 'little' things which make your heart soar!!

Oh yeah, great card too! LOL
I love how it is all put together...especially the layered embellies!! And your sentiment is spot on!!

Darlene said...

Oh Debbie, what a sweet post of little things, and you are so right. These things do make your heart soar!
Your card is equally sweet! I especially like the half circle and the sentiment on the inside. Very creative!
I'm glad you are in this group!

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

Okay, pass the tissues! Your words about your sweet family brought tears to my eyes and the rivers are now flowing. Thank you very much. ;)

I love your card... so fun....... and that sentiment you came up with is so witty! Love it!!!

Love how you Dazzle us every month!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh now this one just made my heart stop and smile :) Such poignant and beautiful words you've spoken and shared! I'm doing the 1,000 words (inspired by Ann Voskamp) and it's just amazing to see the gratitude all around us when we don't realize it's there :)

Now your card is about the cutest I've seen yet! I am totally CASing this!! LOL! Such a wonderful style and the witty sentiment is just too cute :)

Big hugs!!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

This is so cute Debbie! I love the inside!

Judy McMullen said...

Debbie, a beautiful card created by a beautiful lady! Love your sentiment inside...you are so creative. Most of all I love your thoughts on what "the little things" mean to you...What a treasure!!!

Jamie Sanchez said...

Hi lil dj!! I love your layout and the colors are oh so beautiful... and your sentiment tops it all off! Great card!!

Terry said...

Great card Debbie!! I love the layout, the colors and the whitty sentiment on the inside....and how true it is ☺

Thank you for being a Dazzler! I love being part of this talented group of ladies!! I truely look forward to the 15th of the month!

Barb said...

Debbie--what a great card and a wonderful post (and now I am a bit sorry I wrote about you and babies in mine....................)

Love the card and the inside is so sweet! Thanks for being a part of a wonderful group of ladies--errr Friends!

~Paola~ said...

awww..I LUV this cards with big nesties circles! what a great idea to also placed all the wee images around it...it looks amazing!
I luv what U did on the inside as well and YES your sentiment IS quite witty!! Such great job Debbie!♥

msearlgrey said...

I know I should make a comment on the card first, but your sentiment was so poignant, it made me think how little things are so simple and so important.
Your card reflect that love and your card is soaring.
Joan

Carol W said...

Great card Lildj, I love your sentiment, the layout of your card, the coloring of your immies...how you pulled the circle from the front of the card into the inside...all so wonderful and so much fun...I love your definition of the little things...those are the things we often take for granted or skim over and they are gone in a crazy minute...wonderful post and card my friend....♥

Melina said...

Oh my dj! This is awesome! I love your nestie circle and the way you arranged your images! Too, too cute!
I love the title of your post and your wonderful sentiment!!!!
Also, love your thoughts on the theme. :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a sweet card. I really like the gentle colors you chose to work with.

I too agree, it is the little things that make a day, life and year! Thanks, for sharing yours.

Oh yeah, and you downright rocked the sentiment!

*Susan* said...

Hi Debbie! What a fun & whimsical card! Great layout and love the soft springy colors!

Yes, life is truly about the little things! I make an effort to remind myself and others of that every day. :-D