Feb 17, 2014

Dueling Darlings Feel the Love!

Life is a lesson, and know what I learned this past week?  Multiple rounds of shoveling heavy & wet snow, knocking icicles off of the roof and moving a refrigerator and pantry cupboard should never be jammed into the same 4 day period.  At least not at my age, haha!

So, hanging my head in shame here...I am late getting my Dueling Darlings challenge card done and posted.  Bufferin did its magic and today I was able to coax my fingers and wrists into some paper therapy.  Here is my card:
The Dazzlers' kit was sent to us by our dear Debbie and I am very grateful to have a few extras of that great image - thanks Debbie!!  The flowers, heart brads, both ribbons and the two DP's were also included in her kit.  I added a chocolate brown colored card stock for the base.

Our theme this month is "Feel the Love" and we are honoring the two founders of our group:
Jeanette and Kelly.
These two women are very special, each for many reasons!  But to me, they are special, spiritual friends, who are always compassionate and willing to lend a shoulder or a shout out, which ever a person may need at the time!  I am very thankful that they are my friends, and that they invited me into this wonderful group of women, and they all have blessed me with their friendship and support.

Debbie and Barb, thanks for a heartwarming theme and such a great kit.  I hope that you like my results.

12 comments:

Maxine D said...

Darlene this is a beautiful card - love the way you cut the sentiment, and the background complements it beautifully.
Hope the hard work has no further effects, apart from making you fitter!
Blessings
Maxine

Carol W said...

Darlene, goodness girlfriend...you are working way too hard...but, I do love your card. It is awesome and so is your tribute to our leaders...way to go my friend...take care of yourself..hugs...♥

~Paola~ said...

Beautiful card Darlene,the red of the designer papers over white strip looks stunning ,and the whole card pops with the brown base color choice too!
(I almost used same die! *wink*)
Thinking of you often lately, hope 'things' are easing up for you my friend!♥ xox

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card was well worth the wait, because it is STUNNING! Love the way you used so many elements from the kit that Deb sent!

THANK YOU for your sweet words about Kelly and me. I ♥ you!

I'm sorry the snow has been so plentiful for you this year and causing you pain. Praying that Spring will come soon and give you a reprieve from the harsh winter weather.

(((HUGS)))

Barb said...

Darlene--this is way cute! Love the die you picked and the sweet bow at the top!

Thanks for making such a cute card with the kit Debbie sent and honoring our leaders!

AND--I hope the snow stops soon~

Melina said...

too cute! That bow is darling! Great way to use the wonderful kit! :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh I love me some fatty ribbon and you made the best bow with it! I like how your card turned out. The corner detail and papers look great together.

kadie said...

oooooh, Darlene, this is SOOOO PRETTY! I love the white and red against each other. Such a great job with the layout and using the elements of this kit. Great tribute to these two wonderful ladies!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Darlene! Oh my, what a fantastic card! Love the look of the chocolate brown base to all the pretty red, pink and white papers and embellishments! And I'm smiling how you choice to die cut that wonderful sentiment image...Same as me..Heehee! I also like the way you rounded the corners on the right side. Beautifully said thoughts on our special team leaders, Jeanette and Kelly!

Margaret said...

So gorgeous Darlene. I love the sentiment and your lovely layout. Sorry about all the snow shoveling you had to do. Maybe you need to think about moving here to Texas. ;) We have cold, but none of that white stuff.

Margaret said...

Well, your card was worth the wait. It's fabulous. Love the dp you used for it and it's a great layout.

Terry said...

Oh Darlene, what a great card!! Love the die cut sentiment...it fits perfectly!!

Great latour and use of the kit...especially the ribbon and heart brads!!