Friday, February 15, 2013

Dueling Darlings ~ It's All About Love

It is the 15th of the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge.  It’s February and our hostess’s Paola for the Dazzlers and Judy for the Divas have chosen the theme “It’s All About 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.  To name a few more celebrations that take place this month and that may inspire you as you create your card for this month’s duel:
  • 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)
Being the day after Valentine’s Day, I hope you are not on love overload or have had too many sweets, as I have a sweet card to share……………..
I absolutely love the image she sent to us—I have seen so many wonderful cards made with this image.  I actually have this stamp set—but it has rarely been inked up.

I love both of the sentiments Judy sent--so one is on the front and the other on the inside.

Image/SentimentStampin’ Up Summer by the Sea and Circle of Friendship

Paper—SU Riding Hood Red, Vanilla, Basic Black; Pinecone Press Papers Be Mine/Smoochie Patterned Paper

InkMemento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Nestabilities Labels 7; Copic Marker; Round Punches; Pink and Red Buttons; Divine Twine; Heart Brads; Pink Glitter Ribbon; Heart Embossing Folder

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey ~ Love
LRJ Designs ~ For Someone
Loves rubber Stamps ~ All About Love
Sassy Cheryl's ~ With Love

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.  I am sure you will enjoy all of the Love Creations! 



Melina said...

What a great creation! I love the cut you used for the image. :)

Love your blog look! :)

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

Barb, your card is so peaceful and beautiful! I love the image the ladies sent out and your coloring of it is great! Love how you used so many elements of the kit, too!

Very pretty card!

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, Barb! What a great layout...Love the die cut of the image and layering panel! Terrific use of the twine buttons and brads. Love how you used both sentiments inside and out! Thanks for your friendship and sharing your beautiful creations!

Laura said...

I like the layout, and that book shaped die is very neat! Great card!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Lovely image & great layout x
Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge x

Terry said...

Barb.....great job on coloring that image! I didn't use it because I didn't know how to color it!

Love the layout, the book shaped diecut and how you used so many things from the kit!

Great job and thanks for being a Diva!!

April said...

Very nice card! Love this layout! And I like the twine setting off the DP's!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a lovey card! I like the die cut you used. It reminds me of a book, then a chapter in their life. Perfect! Great job.

Athina said...

Barb, this is so sweet! I love the twine around the bottom! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Laura Love said...

This is so pretty! I love the embossed hearts and the twine! One of my favorite Stampin Up! sets :) Thank you so much for playing along this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Laine said...

Such a fabulous image and wonderful design. Thank you for joining us at PCJ Challenge.

Darlene said...

Wow, Barb! It looks like the image is in an open book, I love that! Your colors are fantastic together and the inside finishing touches are great. You certainly did the kit justice!

Tracie Rollins said...

Sweet card.

Tracie Rollins said...

Sweet card.

Carol W said...

Barb, I love this layout, the way you used your kit the coloring of your image the way you used the little heart brads on the image the sentiment and the twine such a creative way to tie it on...I also love the inside of your rocked this challenge FOR SURE...great job my friend...hugs...

djones said...

It is a sweet card! I love the heart embossed paper as well as how you used the other DP. You too colored the image so nicely and those two heart brads by the couple really add some sweetness...great placement of those brads.

~Paola~ said...

Wow Barb!
This card is absolutly flawless! Love your centered layering and the lovely book dies you used to showcase the perfectly colored image, and all the added elements are strategically are amazing and I am so happy we are in DDD together....♡

kadie said...

Beautiful! Using that book nestie was a great idea and love the way you've used the twine too! So fun to be on this team with you and see how differently we all use the same items!

marsha said...

This is so special, and you have colored your image and nestled it in a beautiful design! Love this set!
Hugs and blessings,

MiamiKel said...

Wow, wow and wow some more! This is over the top fabulous, Barb! You used this kit to perfection and it's just gorgeous - well done, my friend!

Dangina Martinez said...

I love that image and your sweet layout. Thank you so much for playing along with us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
Good Luck, Dangina DT