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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Time to Move on.......

Well the Super Bowl is over and it is now time for all of us to move on into the rest of 2011. I always laugh because our first month of the year is recovering from the Christmas holidays, packing everything away and then "who is going to play in the superbowl?" and of course, all the party food! And lets be honest, even if we don't watch the game we are there to see the half time show and the new commercials, right? So, tonight we say Congrats to the Packers and be DONE with it. :) While I listened to the game and caught glimses of the commercials I worked on cards. This is one of the Valentine's cards that I made for Simon Says Stamps and the ABC Challenge in which Julie gave us some pictures to use for inspiration. I chose a rose filled heart in pinks. The first thing that I did is take this new little stamp Daisy Bucket designs called loves me and stamped it on white cardstock and inked the edges w/ pink piroquette. I then used my versamark and utee and put about 4 coats on it, stuck it in the freezer for a couple of minutes and then crackled it- putting a bit more red in the cracks. I really love this type of embellishment, even though it takes a little time it is always well worth the work. A close up for you............Then I used the wonderful SU Valentine pack and paired with grey (my new favorite neutral!). Just a nice soft Valentine! I just realized, I forgot to add my stickles to my roses - this is one of my favorite things to do lately, just makes them look more elegant! Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!
Heidi
PS: for those of you that live local- stop into Polly's Paper Studio (by Ed Bock's!). I paid her a visit for the first time and was delighted with her selection of high end scrapbooking items (Webster's Pages, Cosmo Cricket, and beautiful paper roses!). I got this wonderful stamp there too!
OTHER CHALLENGES:
Flourishes: Valentine
7KidsCollegefund: Hearts
Creative Cottage: Sentiment Only
ODBD Shining Challenge: Dies and punches (heart, nesties, TH die)
Simon Says : Embossing (utte-crackle and hearts embossing folder)

14 comments:

Maureen said...

oh, Heidi...I'm loving the pinks and papers on this one :) You've got the love going here :) I had to laugh on the enabling comment...I am so easily swayed too :) Glad you found some seam binding etc.!! Those little white doilies are premade by Martha Stewart...I've used all 3 types on the tags except the really colourful tag. You can buy them at Michaels!! Use your 40% coupon and you're good to go!! hugs :)

ABC Toys and Crafts said...

Great card, thanks for joining the ABC DT Challenge.

Julie :-)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh what a sweet card! Love the shiny heart embellishment and all the layers!

Helen said...

This is lovely - that heart is gorgeous, and so are the roses.

Sue said...

so pretty! love the colors....

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card! I've always loved grey with pink - hmm, why don't I use it more often??? LOL

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Pretty colors!! I'm loving the pale pinks. The different elements here are great too - the heart and embossing. Overall really gorgeous work!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Lorraine A said...

beautiful card :-) I love the papers and design,, all gorgeous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Silke Ledlow said...

Heidi, your Valentine card is beautiful! Love the clean lines and the soft colors you chose! Thank you so much for joining us at the FTTC this week! Hugs ~S~

Tammi said...

Ooohh pretty! LOVE that heart, such a great sentiment done a different way! Loved the Darth Vader commercial...and thanks for your sweet comments! :) ~hugs

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

So very pretty Heidi, love the embossing pink and grey colors. Thanks so much for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Heidi!! I just love the pink and the papers with the embossing!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

Shelly said...

Hello Heidi! A really lovely card for our "Words of Love" challenge, the papers and colours are beautiful and I love the shaped edge on your embossed panel! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage and good luck! Shelly x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Soft and beautiful - Love it x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx