"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

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. 



Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Wonderful creations from the kit, Debbie! Love the pocket card and the papers you used to create it, as well as, the lovely framed image. I have a particular fondness for that paper. ;) Love the diaper fold pouch. What a terrific way to share some sweet treats! Thanks so much for your friendship and sharing your beautiful creations! HUGS!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Hello You! You chose the perfect die cut for the image. So many details. I also love the holder project. So creative you are!

Melina said...

Great shapes to your kit projects! I love the papers in this kit! :)

April said...

I so need to try that diaper fold treat holder!! Yours is gorgeous!

I have plans for the rest of the kit too....lol

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

April messed up my post!

I had it all typed out and hit send and it said it couldn't process because someone else was posting to your blog at the same time. It must have been April. LOL!

I love your pocket/pouch! So creative and fun! You amaze me! When I can't sleep I accomplish nothing... when you can't sleep you make something impressive!

Barb said...

Debbie--I love both of your creations. You card is so cute--I love the pocket card and how you added the sentiment on the flap part. And--I think it is great to not color the image as it is truly a sketch. Love the diaper fold too!

I am so glad you are a part of this fun duel!

kadie said...

Love your card, Debbie! what a great way to use all the elements of this super fun kit! And love your RAK idea too! Have a great weekend!

Terry Ladwig said...

What a great card and treat pouch you have created here!! I love the card, especially the "pull" part of the pocket card...love the heart!

I also see that you have done the same thing with your heart brad and the round sentiment that I did (and so did Jeanette and Paola)! Great minds think alike ☺

Love it Debbie!!

Darlene said...

Wow, Debbie, this is very impressive! I just love the pocket card, it's really, really pretty.

The diaper fold is great fun and I hope that who ever receives it knows how special it is! I'm going to have to look up that fold, it looks so cool!

Carol W said...

Wow, Lildj...you sure do create when you have a tough time sleeping...great card and love the little diaper fold pouch with treats in it...awesome idea...The pocket card is clever...I should do these more often...I always forget about them and then am blown away bur your creative works of art...well done my friend...so glad we are duelers together...hugs...

~Paola~ said...

Yeahhh I am finally hopping over to leave some luvvvv...lol..♥
Debbie ..woww..I LOVE your pocket card...how wonderfully U used the die both for the image and the sentiment and especially like your bow/clothepin/heart treatment! veryyyyy clever indeed!!!
...and you also made a diaper pouch! awwww..that brings me back to my first DP swap...remember?? I think I
'met' you right then and there!!♥
Both your project are truly as lovely and as unique as you are *muwahh*

Thank you for your partecipation in Judy's and mine 'double trick' this month ♥

MiamiKel said...

Woot, I am sure Paola loved the diaper fold, lol - I still remember her swap! Very creative, Deb! Great job this round! xoxo