Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

It's the 15th of February... time for the newest Dueling Darling post. I love Love LOVE the Dueling Darlings! We are two teams of online friends. Each team has a hostess for the month and the two hostesses decide on a theme together, but then get secretive and put together kits for their team members based on that theme. It's a BIG secret until the 15th of the month. No one knows what the other team has to work with. It's such fun!

This month our hostesses are Deb and Carol...... and they chose the theme "Let Me Call You Sweetheart". I'm a Dazzler, so I got to ork with Deb's incredible kit, overflowing with awesome products. (THANK YOU, Deb!!!) I couldn't use them all........ but that's okay because we have something special planned to do with the unused items later in the year. You'll want to keep an eye open for that.

For now, here's my card:

The hostesses also challenged us this month to share someting about a special "sweetie" in our life. I've decided to share with you someting very special about my "sweetie". My husband has always loved poetry - both reading it and writing it. This year for Valentine's Day, he wrote me the following poem.

Our Twenty-Nine

by C. Brent Cloyd

You have been my darling for twenty-nine

Traveling state to state, place to place

My partner, my lover, my valentine.

We've had and held on in good times or bad

We're not rich, nor poor, but our house is full

You have been my darling for twenty-nine.

You brought forth three children into our home

Two have moved away, one remains with us

My partner, my lover, my valentine.

Daring to believe we pursued the wind

We chased dreams, some saw light and some faded

You have been my darling for twenty-nine.

Faith, hope, love, and adventure paved our path

The call to service has been our highway

My partner, my lover, my valentine.

We have known joy and we have known sorrow

But our journey has brought satisfaction

You have been my darling for twenty-nine

My parnter, my lover, my valentine.

Isn't he sweet???

Okay, let's go check out the other Dueling Darlings...



Image & Sentiment: Crafty Secrets Couple of Cuties

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black and Soft Sky

Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye Love Me Banners and Love Me Plaid

Embellishments: Stampin' UP Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Pearl Brads, and Love Charm


MiamiKel said...

Absolutely charming! I love the gingham paper and the banner is just precious! What a sweet, sweetheart card :) Your immage is colored so beautifully - what's not to love with this cutie! What a great poem - and a true sweetheart you have!

*Blessings always! * x0x0

Janet said...

Jeanette - your card is SO cute!! Love the colors used & the layout!
And the poem your husband wrote you is SO sweet!!

~Paola~ said...

awww....sniff snifff...your hubby is SOOOOO SWEET!!!♥ Please do tell him he sure has my stamp of approval!*wink & smile*
Now, on to the fabby card...what a gorgeous paper creation Jeanette! outdid yourself with adding those lil cute banners...beautifully colored image and ohhh all those overlays!
Luv it!! ♥*BRAVA*! :o)

April said...

Forget the card.....check out your husband and his poem!

The card is perfect and you always have the sweetest interiors! Perfect coloring and love the design!

Melina said...

Awwwwww, your hubby is sooooo sweet. (I think you have a keeper ;)

You and April were so clever to cut out the banners from the paper Debbie sent. That is so cute. I love your adorable card :)

Barb said...

Oh My.................... Jeanette-where do I start?

First, your card is awesome--I love the colors and the layout and the banner--that just Rocks! The design is so darn cute..........

And, then the Poem! Your Brent is wonderful and he is so creative--runs in the family I guess. Plus, Brock won an award for funny--there should be a badge from SCS that you could win for that too! Or, should it be just another prize that you win..............

Thanks for being a great Dueling Friend and an extra special thanks for setting this blog group up!

Ana Carolina Little said...

Jeanette, LOVE this beauty!!!. Great colour and paper combo, great image and I love that banner and the pearls!!!

Michelle said...

Oh my...nowthat I can't see the keyboard and I'm all teary..

Your card is awesome. I never even thought to cut the banners apart. How clever! Love the interior..I might need to start doing that too.
Great card!

jimlynn said...

Jeanette, this is so cute! LOVE the way you did the little banner too. Awesome card.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I so love the banner on your card! I like how you used the ribbon to hang it. I told April the same, I will be CASEing this!

Please tell Mr. Forest that he had better get started on your 30th poem, as it is going to take some time to top this one!!!!

Congratulations on both your card and you luv.

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Sweet Jeanette...I don't which is more beautiful your card or your poem from your dear sweet hubby. I love both. I love the layout for your card and the image is perfectly colored. You used your embellishments to perfection and the inside of the card, wow, wow...everything is perfect...Well done my sweet glad we met on truly do inspire me...

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, my heart be still! Your beautiful card is only surpassed by the beautiful poem from your amazing DH! Love the gorgeous d.p., colors and design of your card, Jeanette! Love the banner crisscrossing the card...Awesome! Darling vintage image and so beautifully colored too! Lovely embellishments. Truly outstanding card!!!

Terry Ladwig said...

Jeanette.....I love your card! Especially love the way you cut out your flags and made a banner!!

Your DH is very sweet, thank you for sharing something so personal!

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


Jamie Sanchez said...

I just love all that is going on with your cards Jeanette! They're always so busy and I LOVE that!!! SO much to marvel at.

Great poem too! Super cute. :)

dweatter said...

J your card is adorable. I love, love, love the layout. And you too, thought to cut the banner paper and hang it. You and April just geniuses. The placement of the flowers and "love" charm are perfect for the card. And what a sweet DH you have. I love that he wrote you this poem. Truly a sweetie!

paige said...

Wow, you had some awesome ingredients to work with here! Love the banner you created! Cute card! beautiful poem as well, full of love for you!

Darlene said...

What a DARLING card!! Super sweet layout and love the banner!! Why do I never think of layering images with black, DUH. It looks great & really makes the other colors pop!
Little choked up here after reading the poem! I'm certain that every word is true and deserved. God bless all of you!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Hello my Sweet J ~

I so LOVE the banner element on the card, and the inside is so pretty.

Thank you for allowing me to be a DD with you ~

Hugs ~ LJ

Heather B said...

Great card!!

Lela said...

Wow, not only is this a darling card but the poem from your hubby is wonderful as well. You decorate the inside as nicely as the out! Very pretty

Patty Gorka said...

What a pretty card, Jeanette! I like how you colored the image and the banner is perfect.

Anonymous said...

I'm at the library,your card is wonderful, I love,love, love it.