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Friday, February 15, 2013

It's ALL About Love....(and dueling too...)


   Hello girls,
it’s February and Judy and I are the Dueling Darling hostesses for this round . Together, we 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.” (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.

Dazzlers and Divas, did YOU all
noticed s'thing 'strange' about this
month's kits??? ♥ I hope our surprise was well rceived....:o)
 In BOTH your kit this month you should have received:

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'

For my 'pay forward' , last Tuesday after my specialist apptm. hubby took me to a Greek Rest for  a late lunch....there I met a past student of mine on her way to court for a very disturbing testifying necessity .....
As we took care of our bill, I told our waitress that I would like also to take care of  the girl's lunch bill....
Obviously my ex student would know who it was who gave her a 'treat', but at least she found out after we left.... 
Same day, same place...I bought a gift certificate for my physiotherapist....
He will be receiving it anonimously via mail, with an unsigned card of appreciation for all he's done......I know he will enjoy it!
I {{{♥}}} random act of kindness....such good feelings....and soooooo good for the soul! ♥


I apologize for the not so good photos...It's past 1:00 am here and lighting is not the best at this time of night....
On my card, I also wanted to add a handwritten favorite quote that my hubby and I tell each other often....'Oggi + di ieri e meno di domani'   which means: 'Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow...' ♥

♥ I hope all the Dazzlers and the Diva enjoyed creating with identical kits! ♥


Please check out the other Dazzlers and Diva paper creations here:
Paola (aka me)


 Submitted this card for: RCC77 Reminder Love is in the Air


Melina said...

Oh I love how you cut the image! This is so clever! Great card. Great kit this round Sweet P! Thanks :)

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

Sweet P... I loved your kit - and the theme. I love it even more after having seen your card. Absolutly gorgeous. And so creative... love the heart-shaped image.


April said...

Loved (still loving) the kit and the theme this go-around!

Placing the heart on its side is a great touch! Loving your coloring too!

And I need to 'borrow' your saying with you DH; it is perfect to say to mine!

Judy McMullen said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! What a wonderful card, my dear friend and partner! You are so very creative!! Love how you put the image in the heart and turned it on its clever!! Love how you used so many panels of the dsp...Amazing!!! OMG! I think you must have use one of every embellishment...Brads, buttons, flowers, hearts both blingy and wooden and twine...and all so cleverly placed. Your card is as gorgeous on the inside as on the outside!!! Most of all I love your Italian script written on the image panel and your story of how you share this with your husband...A true love story!

Thanks for sharing your "random act of kindness"! What lovely gestures of love and kindness, dear friend!! Thank you for your friendship and for being such a source of inspiraton to me! Sending you hugs and kisses!!!

P.S. Do you think our teammates have figured out the surprise of our kits yet???

Barb said...

Paola--your card is stunning! And--I just figured in the blog before this that you and the trickster Judy sent the identical kit to both teams. Plus--you had a hint in your details with the word BOTH. I think it is so creative to use a heart die--great job!

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

kadie said...

Paola, this is gorgeous and you've ALL those elements so well!! Thank you for a fun DDD round!! I know we're on separate "sides," but I can thank you too for the super fun kit!! Love ya!!

Terry said...

First let me say that I LOVED the kit you sent.

Second....I love that you, Jeanette and I all used the heart brad/round sentiment the exact same way ☺

Your coloring is awesome...and I love the way you used the heart die to cut out the image!

Awesome job WPS!!! This was such a fun kit! I just hope that I did OK with it, it seems as I was the only one not to use the image of the couple.

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a great job you did on this round. The heart shaped image looks so good. You were able to use so much of the kit! You did well incorporating all of the items together. :)

Darlene said...

Paola, THANK YOU for such an amazing and wonderful kit this round!! It was over the top and the papers - heavenly!

Speaking of heavenly, just look at your marvelous card!! Great job cutting the image into a heart, and adding your own special sentiment too!

Your layout features the beautiful papers and embellishments so well and the inside is delightful as well.

Thanks again for a wonderful kit and wishing you many blessings!
Love & Hugs!

Carol W said...

Sweet P...what a sweet the way you used the heart to showcase these two lovebirds..(I was going to make a heart easel card but couldn't think of a way to make it work with this image...I may have figured it out after seeing your card...), You did an amazing job with this kit. The inside of the card is just as stunning as the your sweet random acts of kindness as rocked this challenge for sure...big hugs...

djones said...

Beautifully done my friend! I love the heart shaped die you used around the image as well as how you used so many of the embellishments. The saying is sweet and sounds like you and hubby have something very special. Great job on paying it forward.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Paola- this is amazing! I love the image in the heart shape- the coloring is outstanding!

MiamiKel said...

Aw, this is a joy to see and I think of you and your dh when I see it - el amor es magnífico, I say. The heart die cut was a great addition! This is just "lovely" all the way around! Not sure what you meant about the comment on my blog of what you sent with the kit, I got mine from Judy - hee hee .. but it was fun to have a twin kit this month like the one J and I did when we first started out, Ha ha! Only ours was unplanned! Tee hee!


Imke said...

This is very sweet, Paola. I like the shape of the heart. Great idea. The DP and the embellies fits perfect.