"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, February 24, 2013

Music in the Forest

The card on my blog today is one I created for a swap on SCS.  The title of the swap was Music in the Forest.  The "Forest" (a wonderful group of swappers) along with its "Forest Ranger" (a wonderful, wonerful, hostess) has had many, many swaps and each one has had a different theme. 

The image stamp I used was one I purchased a few years ago at Viva Las Vegas Stamps.  That store is packed full of stamps.  I did not have an entire day, or even half a day to spend browsing in the store but I sure could have.  Our family was in Vegas for football with our boys and my DH dropped me off at the stamp store while he and the kids did some other things.  But I only got about an hour in the store.

When the Music in the Forest swap was announced I knew right away this is the stamp I would be using.  The sentiment is from a retired SU set called Music Expressions.  The DP is some I picked up at Michael's or Joann's.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

February Dueling Darlings

It's time for the Dueling Darlings to duel it out and...


Our hostesses, Paola for the Dazzlers, and Judy for the Divas - chose 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.  Some celebrations that take place this month, and that may inspire you as you create your card for the upcoming duel, are:  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)

With this theme in mind we would like you to sow the seeds of love and kindness you have received in your life.  You are challenged to pay it forward by performing a kind gesture and doing it anonymously!  The week of the 10th – 16th may be the perfect opportunity for you to do this.

Our kits from Paola were packed full and included:
Designer Papers from My Mind’s Eye (Love Me) : 'Hearts' 
Pinecone Press (Be Mine) : 'Smoochie' and 'Checkmate'
Ribbon from Recollections (Michaels): red glitter; pink glitter; red and white satin
Divine Twine: pink, white and red twine floss
Heart Wood Clip: ' Celebrate It' (Michaels)
Pink bling hearts baubles (Michaels)
Prima flowers -from my stash
Various heart brads -from my stash
1/2" Epoxy Brads 'Sending Love' from SU
Buttons - from my stash
Stamped images and sentiments, all from SU! : 'Summer by the Sea' ; Circle sentiment : 'Riveting'

With such an overflowing kit, I was able to create a pocket card as well as a diaper fold pouch that holds a couple of sweet treats!

Thanks for stopping by.  Please take a look at all the Dueling Darlings lovely creations.  See my sidebar for a list of their blogs.