2.15.2013

A Little Duel of Love!


IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE!

It's the 15th of the month and that means it's time for the blogging group Dueling Darlings to have a friendly battle with card kits!
Judy is our hostess this month for Team Divas and she sent us this lovely kit and image showcasing Love! :)

In Judy's words: It’s February and your Dueling Darling hostess’s Paola for the Dazzlers and Judy for the Divas have chosen 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.” (NIV)  There is so much about love to celebrate in February besides the forever traditional day of love, 
Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14th. 

 For my card, I actually kept it pretty simple and let image be the main focal point :) This was actually one of the first SU stamp sets I bought!  I adored the sketch look to it and yet I think it's seen ink maybe twice! 
 I even considered leaving the image uncolored and untouched at first but it didn't look quite right ;)  So  ... I colored it very lightly instead to have a muted look, almost a soft water color without the watercolors, LOL! 

And how I love the inside of this card, too - it's using my treasured PSX stamp  "Near the sea we forget to count the days."  I hunted high and low for this stamp years ago after seeing it in a magazine not realizing PSX had gone out of business!  I've had it for many years now and love when it gets to come out and play ~ it felt perfect for this image!





 Thanks Judy and Paola for a fabulous theme this month:)
The second part of our challenge is this:
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.

One of the joys of living a life of faith is knowing that the christian walk is filled with intentional acts of kindness.  Nearly every day, I strive to teach my children, and myself, to share the love of Christ with others and to make intentional, purposeful decisions to show the Grace of God through actions and words.  I'm such a proud mommy to know how much my children have come to love God.  Being saved, and know how much Jesus has done for us, what a small price it is to do something that means the world to someone else when it seems like it's nothing at all.  Smile today!  You may never know that your smile, a gesture, a kind word, or the prayer you can share with someone else could make all the difference to them.
May God bless you so richly today :)

Please be sure to stop in at the rest of the DT blogs off to my right and see what the rest of the Divas did with this matching card kit and the Dazzlers with theirs! 

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings,
~Kelly

38 comments:

  1. Oh Kelly! Your card is gorgeous! I love how you colored the image, so soft! And your sentiment inside... WOW!!! It's a great one! Lovely composition on your card, too. You used every space perfectly!

    I also love hearing your thoughts on important lessons you're teaching your children. Be proud! They are fine young people!!!

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  2. Your card is gorgeous Kelly, inside and out.
    Yes, God has blessed us to be a blessing. How blessed you must feel that your children are saved and walking in Christ.

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  3. Awesome card, Kelly! I love how you used so many elements in the kit...Great use of the dsp and beautifully colored image. Love that wonderful sentiment on the inside of the card...so perfect.
    And thank you so much for sharing your faith and how you daily bless your world with Christ's love. You inspire me!

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  4. As usual, you have been able to use so much of the kit. Great job, Kelly. I am sure that your smile brightens everyone's day.

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  5. I love how you softly colored the image. That looks great Kelly! Great card :)

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  6. This is one of my favorite SU sets and that treasured PSX sentiment could not be more perfect for it! What a sensational card, Kelly!

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  7. Kelly--your card is stunning. When I saw the thumbnail on my blog, I was drawn to the light colors of the image. Then--when I got to your card, I found it to be just stunning! I love that sentiment--I will have to keep my eye out for it.

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

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  8. Kelly, this is beautiful. I love this SU! stamp. The muted coloring could not be more perfect for the image. You did a gorgeous job on your design. This is one fabulous creation!

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  9. Beautiful card Kelly. The image is so soft and just oozes love. I really like the sentiment you used and I hope you don't mind if I copy and save it to use myself.

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  10. Great card Kelly! Love the soft colors you used to color the image!

    Also, as usual, I love the inside too ☺ you were able to use so much of the kit and it all looks great together!

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  11. The subtlety of the image is a great foil for the papers you used!

    The interior is fabulous! I love that sentiment!

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  12. Hello my friend!! WOW!! This is such a gorgeous design!! I love this stamp and your neutral colors too!! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
    *My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

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  13. So pretty, Kelly. Love the DP you used on this too.
    Lynn

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  14. Lovely card and beautiful image! The sentiment is very touching and true!

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  15. Wow Kelly this is just wonderful, the mix of papers and image are all beautiful. I may just have to case the fabulous design also. xx

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  16. Oh my word, Kelly, your take on this kit is super-duper! Love the layout and your technique of softly tinting the image. The inside PSX stamp is over the top!!! I can see why you searched it out. Definitely a treasure - as are you!
    Love & Hugs!

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  17. Oh this is adorable Kelly - and what a blessing to know your young ones follow the Lord.
    Blessings to you sistah
    Maxine

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  18. Wowzer Kelly, this card deserves a standing "O"...wow, I love the layout just perfect in highlighting this loving couple. The use of the clothes pin works so well on your card.....and the inside...be still my heart...I LOVE it...I'm so glad we are duelers together...well done my friend, well done...hugs...

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  19. Kelly, the sentiment in your card is so pretty and perfect for your card. After reading further down in your post, I saw that it was a PSX stamp. How sad they are no longer in business. I loved so many of their images. Enjoy your weekend!

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  20. What a beautiful card. The image is just gorgeous.

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  21. Life is good! That Summer Sketches stamp set was so popular. I love the sentiment with it. That was one thing missing from the SU! set! Hope you're enjoying a long weekend.

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  22. Ah Kelly this is truly a sweet card. I love the layout that showcases the different pieces of DP. And the soft colors you used in coloring the image are wonderful. And you always seem to have the perfect sentiment for the inside.

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  23. Beautiful card!! Lovely coloring.

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  24. yeahh for finally taking the time to do my 'love' rounds ....lol
    Kells your card is uber sweet...love your soft touches to the immie and your wonderful flair with d/p layering,I am also thrilled to see that U used one of the embellishes I sent to both the dueling teams *wink*
    Thank you for your partecipation to Judy's and mine 'double' trick...lol ♥

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  25. What a romantic card! I do love the image and how you put everything together. So pretty!

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  26. Goodness- this is an amazing card- I love the soft colors you used and LOVE the inside too.

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  27. Kelly, your card is beautiful! I love how you've used all of the wonderful elements Judy sent to us, even the little borders; great job! Another fab layout and awesome finished inside. Thanks so much for inviting me to be part of this wonderful group!

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  28. What a nice commentary to go with your card, Kelly!!!

    and a very nice card at that

    Hugs,
    N

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  29. Wonderful card, Kelly. Love the saying inside. It fits very well for me and my husband. We love to bee by the sea.

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  30. How super gorgeous! Kelly, you make the most beautiful cards and write such lovely dialogue on your blog. I just love this SU image and you have designed around it in such detail. The sentiment on the inside just touches my heart.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Marsha

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  31. Lovely card Kelly!

    Jenn

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  32. Very pretty and such an endearing card. {hugs}

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  33. This is so beautiful! The soft colours are gorgeous on that image, and the sentiment inside is lovely.

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  34. Beautifully done Kelly! The inside is just as pretty as the outside. The image and the sentiment is touching. Great choice of paper, everything goes together so well. It's been pretty cold the past few days here in Orlando but suppose to start warming up.

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  35. LOVE this sentiment with the image! Such a pretty card! And love your post about sharing God's love. Great job, Mom!

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  36. Such a lovely card and I was touched by your ending words. Thanks for the reminder.

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  37. oh how clever...love seeing this old image!

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  38. Lovely! This image is beautiful (I've always loved that set but never bought it) and the sentiment goes so well that you would think they went together as a set!

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