Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm so Glad You Are in My Life, Darlins!

It's the 15th! Yes, Yes, Yes! It's Dueling time again!
Oh my I've been itching to show this card ever since I got it done last week. That's what I get for finishing early! I've had to look at it everyday and keep it to myself! I'm so glad I get to share it with you today. :)
This month's theme: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
 Lil dj (djones over on SCS) is our February hostess for the Dazzlers. Carol (momcgw on SCS) was the hostess for the Divas.
I've got to say, when I saw this kit. I was overjoyed. I loved the papers Debbie sent. The ribbons, the brads, the buttons.....Oh My....and those little mirror dots. Too, too cute! As for the little "love" charm. I do believe this is the first time I've added a charm to my ribbon when tying it and I'm so in "love" with how that looks! Thank you sweetie!
I mean, look at this card. The only things I added was the white base and the gray piece behind the image! Truly spectacular kit Debbie! You rock!
I colored the image with SU! markers and watercolor pencils.
...and yes, this is a shot of the inside of my card. Yes, I did decorate the inside. Something about the Dueling Darlings brings out the decorator in me! *giggle* 
On the front and back, I distressed the polka dot paper with Soft Suede ink.

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**I think I will be giving this to one of my friend's who has a little sweetie at home that from his first day on this earth has been fighting to stay alive. He is a trooper. Little Jack has had numerous surgeries and has quite a few left in his future. I know that sometimes it has to be overwhelming for his wonderful mommy. But, she doesn't show it. She had to quit her job because his care requires her attention 24/7. She has sacrificed a lot and I know she wouldn't have it any other way. She is one of the strongest woman I know and I'm so glad to call her my friend. Hugs, Lecia :~)**

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. You are appreciated.

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

*Oh, this card also goes along with this week's encouragement challenge at the Crafty Gals Blog Group ~ Use something shiny on your creation.*

Image: Clear Art Stamps "Couple of Cuties"
Paper: My Mind's Eye ~ Love Me

22 comments:

Liz said...

such a sweet card, Jack sounds like a very sweet boy along with his mommy. keeping Jack and Lecia in my thoughts. Hugs Liz D

Janet said...

Such a pretty card!! And I know your friend will be happy to get it!!

April said...

Just lovely!
It was a wonderful kit to work with....I loved it and I too had to keep it under wraps and not tell a soul (or show them!).

MiamiKel said...

Just gorgeous! So soft and sweet and the perfect representation of friendship! I have to LOL here -- I for a second was quite stumped, I thought how odd Melina is posting a Dazzler kit? LOL!! My mind surely has a "mind" of it's own! But regardless, this is a winner!! Lovely in all ways!

*Blessings! x0x0

Barb said...

Melina--I love your card and I especially love the bling/brads that you added. Sweet Layout and I love your colors.

The story about Lecia is a perfect story about a mother's love. What a great friend you are!

Payne Holler Cards said...

what an adorable card! thanks for sharing your friend with us (-:

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

Melina, wow... your card is gorgeous! Of course it's good that you told Lecia's story after the pictures, or else I wouldn't be able to see your card for the tears. (Pass the tissues, please!)

I love the way you placed every detail of your card so perfectly. And look at you, decorating the inside, too. ;) Isn't that fun!?!?!?

Just DARLING! You've dazzled us with your creativity!

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a beautiful work of art! Love all the details!

Carolina Little said...

Melina, LOVE IT!!!. The image is so cute, also the colours and papers are lovely. Beautiful card!!!

Michelle said...

Very cute card! It was a great kit to work with...wasn't it! I love how you colored the image and the layout.

What a great friend you are!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Melina, is in da house! What an awesome card you created this month!

I love the DP's and colors in your kit. The embellies are placed just perfect.

Will be keeping Lecia and Jack in thoughts and prayers.

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, my! What a delicious card, Melina! Love those those designer papers...such yummy colors. Wonderful colored image...love that vintage look. Awesome use of the kit elements from the lovely detailed die cut to buttons and brads to the great 'love' charm. Beautifully done both inside and out!!!

I'll be praying for little Jack and also for him mom. Hugs and blessings!

Terry said...

Such a cute card Melina! Great job with the kit!

Love the coloring of your image and the colors you used!

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Jamie Sanchez said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love the doily! I acutally have this die and never thought of leaving the little pieces in! You're so crafty! ;)

So glad you're gonna share your card. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it very much! What a lucky lady to have a friend like you! :)

djones said...

What a cute card. Great coloring of the image and I love how you have the embellishments on the front of the card. Way to go...decorating the inside! Great job.

Darlene said...

Melina, this card is precious and I am sure that Lecia will love it. Your layout is so sweet and I love all the little extra touches you used to embellish the front! It's a darling card made by a darling friend!

~Paola~ said...

I absolutly love this card Melina...I lov ehow you incorporated the tearing of the dp both inside and out and how 'soft' the whole ensamble looks...
Beautiful coloring too and such heartfelt story...will keep lil Jack in my prayers too ♥ SO glad YOU are part of their lives as apowerful friend and prayer warrior too.xoxox

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Melina how could I have missed this awesome card...You did a beautiful job with it and I am sure I would be petting it if it were sitting on my stamp desk waiting to be revealed...Great coloring and layout...absolutely wonderful...and speaking of wonderful...your amazing friend sounds wonderful as well...thanks for sharing...

Athina said...

What a stunning card! Love it!

landofstamping said...

Great card!! I love the papers and your friend is going to love it!!

Lela said...

Wow, great job with the kit and image! Very sweet card

Patty said...

Lovely card, and the sentiment and image are just perfect. I like how you decorate the inside of your card too! Great job!