"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

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's a Sweetheart of a Duel!!!

The Dueling Darlings are at it again. It's time for our monthly duel. The theme for this month's duel was centered around Valentine's Day and the title of our theme was "Let Me Call You Sweetheart."

The image and sentiment I used are from Crafty Secrets, Clear Art Stamps called "Couple of Cuties." My designer paper is "Love Me Banners" and "Love Me Plaid" from My Mind's Eye. I used White, Baja Breeze and Rose Red cardstock. I colored my image with my Copics and embellished my card with Rose Red Ribbon, Rope Twine and a Corduroy button, all from SU! The "love" charm is from either Michael's or Joann's, I honestly cannot remember. I used the Large Paper Doily Die from SU! and Craftworkcards Candi.

As part of this month's duel we could share about our special "sweetie." My sweetie is my DH of almost 20 years. How did I meet him you ask? I met him for the first time when I was in highschool. He was dating one of my friends. I didn't see him again for several years and then one summer, he was coaching our women's softball team...the rest is history. ;)

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit all the Dueling Darlings' blogs to see what wonderful creations they made.


:: BlueInks :: said...

So flippin' CUTE! I am in ♥ with that plaid paper. Your layout features each of the papers and highlights the colors.

Hey, way to date the coach!

~Paola~ said...

First of all..THANK YOU for all that U sent...the kit was truly fab!!♥
Your card is so darling Deb...I love the soft look you obtained with the sweet image used here, and the metal (love) sentiment is tdf! An adorable card indeed! TFS ♥

Janet said...

So cute!! Love the doily you used on the card - it makes the card look so soft!

Melina said...

very pretty Debbie! I love how you framed the image. Thank you for a super cute kit! :)

April said...

I not only love the kit, but how you put the final card together! This really was a sweet image and you rocked it (while I struggled with coloring it)!

That you for the wonderful kit and the inspiration!

MiamiKel said...

Aww, such sweetness all in one little place! Love your card creation with the adorable little image and the fab-u-lous presentation of all things yummy in your kit! What a fun read about your dh - it was meant to be! :)

*BLessings! xoxo

Barb said...

Debbie--what a cute image. I went to your blog first to check out the image the Dazzlers got and it is SWEET! I love the paper you chose and the charm is perfect!

Thanks for being a part of a wonderful group of Friends!

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

Deb, you sure put together an amazing kit for us this month... THANK YOU!

And your card... it's truly a gorgeous card! I love the embellishments you used and how you colored the image...and your layout is perfect!

I need to ask...... do you and your DH play softball on your anniversary every year in celebration of how you got together?

Michelle said...

First...Thank you for an awesome card this month! I loved every bit of it.

Your card is awesome! I love this image. Your coloring and layout is perfect.

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness partner...what a great card and what a great immie...I love it...everything is so perfectly balanced in this layout. The papers are awesome as are the colors...great kit and great job on your card...Thanks so much for being my friend and co-dueler...

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card from a beautiful kit! Love those Minds Eye designer papers. Love your design and how you used the doily die cut to showcase this adorable image and the soft colors you chose. Great embellishments too! An outstanding card, Debbie!!!

Terry said...

I need to thank you for the awesome kit! It was so fun to work with, and I had so many options! I have to admit that I was a bit OCD with the plaid paper and had to cut it so that that plaid was straight.

Great layout and great card!!

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!


Jamie Sanchez said...

Love the image you chose this month for the duel along with the papers and embellies! Great job!!

Darlene said...

Debbie, your card is beyond sweet! It's romantic, classic, a little retro, just charming!! Loved your kit, had trouble picking which image to work with since I loved them both! Thanks so much.
Wonderful little tidbit on how you & hubby met, thanks for sharing that story. You really made this round fun!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

SUch acute card Debbie!

My sister was dating my BIL's Roommate when they first met.......Funny how those things end up working out. :)