Saturday, February 15, 2014

Feel The Love

It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Debbie and I are the Darlings who came up with the challenge and theme for the teams this month-I am a Diva and Debbie is one of the Dazzlers.
Debbie and I started emailing back and forth on thoughts and ideas for our kits way back in September or October last year.  Debbie provided the image for both teams--so you will see the same sentiment on all of the cards.  We decided on the theme "Feel the Love", since we are posting the day after the Love Day--Valentine's Day.  We then did a bit of conspiring...... and I am sure that does not surprise anyone.......... We are honoring our founding Mother's, I mean Darlings--Kelly and Jeanette.  Now, of course, they do not know this twist.

These are the details that I sent to the DivasHere is the deal—this month we are honoring each of our founders, Jeanette and Kelly.  (They are getting a different set of details, without this part).  So—please use the theme Feel the Love to show your love to your leader or to both of them if you wish.  You can tell of some of the things you “love” about them or point out some of the things you know they love—books, family, God, coloring, etc.  Add your own details if you wish.
I think it is quite amazing how similar these two awesome ladies are.  They do both love to read, place their family in high regard, love to laugh and joke around (well, maybe one more than the other...............)  They do love to color their images and love layers on their cards.  And, finally, I truly believe both of these women strive at all times to follow Galatians 5, verses 22-23-- 
The fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control. 

With all of those thoughts, I created a card that I feel is so fitting to these two women I am proud to call a friend!  And, I do promise that I will meet Kelly in real life sometime soon.  I used Labels 7 as I die cut for the image to emphasize the outline of a book--you can decide which book is highlighted. I also used a card I received from Kelly a year or so ago as a guide for the layout--love the layers!

Here is the inside of my card as this too is a tip I gleaned from both Jeanette and Kelly--decorate the inside too!

I do hope that Kelly and Jeanette Feel the Love in this card.  So, on this post- Valentine's Day, I along with my counter-part Debbie as well as all of the Darlings, wish them both a wonderfully, sweet day!

Image/SentimentThe Fruit is the Spirit of Love-company unknown

PaperStampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals, Strawberry Slush; Crate Paper Fourteen Darling/Cupid Designer Papers

InkSU Real Red

Accessories--Ivory Stitched Ribbon; Nestabilities Labels 7; Ivory Button with Red Fiber; Pearl Brads;

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 loving cards that have been created this month!


MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart!! I'm at just smiling huge at reading your post today! Being the kit sender, I chose your blog first and here I am reading about Jeanette and I! You are ever the dear, and clever, too :) I'm truly honored and humbled by your sweet words, Barb - though I agree, one of 'us' is sneakier than the other ... hee hee ....

What a JOYFUL card, so stunning with the focal point being this beautiful scripture! The layout, choice of papers, your card just POPS off the screen with these beautiful colors of pinks and reds. Your kit was SO GENEROUS, I could craft for a week and still have some left over - just a testament to your beautiful soul :)

I'm blessed to call you friend and hope you are having memories of a lifetime where you are! ♥

Love you! GLad to be a DDD mama, lol

djones said...

Oh Barb, I love, love, love your card. The layout is perfect for showing off the sentiment and the dies you used...looks like an open Bible. Perfect!!! Beautiful papers and colors.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I really like how the die cut looks like a book! It seems as if it was made for this sentiment! Debbie and yourself created a great challenge, thank you!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Barb... you and Deb have conspired in a beautiful way! THANK YOU for expressing your thoughts about Kelly and me. I know what you mean about Kelly liking to joke around more than me! ;) Seriously, you've really touched my heart with your words... and I thank you!

Your card is amazing! I love the "book" die you used to cut out the image! And your card is lovely inside and out!

Thank you for all you do as a Darling friend!

Winnie said...

Such a beautiful and heartwarming card. Love the sentiment (verse) and the way you framed it as the shape reminds me of a bible opened up.

kadie said...

Barb, you are one of the most thoughtful people I know! Not only is this a gorgeous card, but such a thoughtful nod to both of these wonderful ladies! I'm so blessed to know you, my friend! And thanks for this month's generous kit!

~Paola~ said...

quite a lovely and so well layered card Barb...true friendship-love transpire by all your details too..Love the book die cut you use...clever touch!!♥

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Barb.
Bless, Elly

Carol W said...

First of all, I want to thank you for the awesome was so full of fun...amazing really. I love your card and tribute to Kelly and Jeanette. So right on...You are a true inspiration and I love that I got to meet you in real are a very special friend... hugs...

Melina said...

Gorgeous card Barb! I love the shapes you used and the pearl brads are a wonderful touch! Thank you for hostessing this round of the DDD. The creations are spectacular and so is the love we are showing to our fearless leaders :)

Judy McMullen said...

HI Barb! I just loved the theme you and Debbie chose, your beautiful, awesome, generous kit and especially that wonderful sentiment image featuring my favorite Bible verse!! The layout of your card and knowing you used a card of Kelly's as a guide makes it even more special. I especially love how you die cut the image to look like an open book. Perfection!!
What lovely and loving thoughts of our team leaders and I do agree that they live a life following the precepts of this verse. Thanks!!

Darlene said...

What a delightful card and a fitting tribute to Kelly & Jeanette! I just love that die you used, it's on my must-have list. That layout is really nice too...and the!

Great job this round, great kits, great papers, great theme!! So glad that you are my friend!

Terry said...

I really like how you put this card together....great use of all of the papers!

Loved the theme and it was really nice to honor Kelly and Jeanette!! Thank you for doing that as part of your challenge!!