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I carry your heart with me

Hello friends – hope your Monday is going well. I have a valentine card to share with you..and some news at the end of this post. First, here are the cards.

The large card was made using a silhouette file that was generously shared by a fellow crafter on a facebook group I belong to. The file is actually three panels of heart shapes – which each panel the hearts are smaller and when you put them all together it had a nice dimensional look. I used foam tape to pop the layers up, but that is not necessary. On the front I added a couple of hearts along with a sentiment that was computer generated – the first two lines of one of my favorite love poems – i carry your heart – from e.e. commings. Here is a closer look at the front to show the three layers.

When these panels are cut you end up with many cut out hearts – a whole pile of them!! So I took nine of them and popped them up on a smaller panel and made the smaller card. I think it took longer for me to line up these nine hearts than it did to make the entire first card!

Now some news.. I don’t know if you noticed or not, but there is a new blog badge on the right side of my blog for I Brake For Stamps. I am now on the design team for this company and can’t wait to show you what I’ve made with their stamps. Come back on Wednesday for my first card. And save 10% on your purchases at their store when you use code SAVE10NANCY. They had thousands of stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

love blooms

Hello my creative and crafty friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  It’s getting to the end of January and that means love is in the air!  Everywhere you look there are hearts and flowers and all things related to Valentine’s Day.  My husbands birthday is only 9 days after Valentine’s Day so I have double duty in February for card making.

Now…how do you get the most out of your stamps?  How about taking a Christmas image and turning it into one for Valentine’s Day?  Here is my card where I did just that:

The image is from Power Poppy’s Simple Joys Christmas set, but I made a little modification to turn it into a Valentine.  Take a side by side look at the original image and my version:

 

When I stamped the original image I inked up everything but the round ornaments – yes it was a little difficult to work my marker in between those branches but I did it!  Once I stamped it without the ornaments I penciled in some hearts, then went over them with a fine point marker.  After that it was just a matter of coloring the image in – I used copics  – and putting everything together.  You can’t tell from the photo but I added a little sparkle to the white berries with a stardust gel pen.

So turning this image from Christmas to Valentine worked for me.  And you could even do an Easter theme by drawing ovals instead of hearts.

I’m submitting this card over on the Power Poppy monthly “warm up” challenge – details found HERE.

I hope you can take a look at your stamp collection and see what other possibilities they may bring.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Mark’s Finest Papers January Release – Day 4

Hello! Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s January Blog Hop!
This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20
 
It’s the final day of release week and I am happy to show you my card made with one of the images from the You Are Cherished set.  The set contains two floral images in a heart shape and several sentiments.   In this card I used the pansies image stamped in Memento Grape ink then sponged with Memento Dandelion.  The base card is make with MFP’s Scrambled Eggs cardstock and pretty satin center organza ribbon.  A cuttlebug embossing folder was used for the background.  The purple pearls started out white but I colored them with a violet copic marker.

 

 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don’t forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Nancy – you are here!
Bonnie
Harriet
Kathy
Silvia
Brenda
Mark’s Finest Papers

Mark’s Finest Papers New Release – Day 1 and blog candy!

Hello! Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s January Blog Hop!
This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20
 
Today’s card features the beautiful set called Love Remains.  It is perfect for valentine, wedding, anniversary or any occasion where you want to send thoughts of love!
For my card I colored the rose image with copics – this is such an easy flower to color and would look beautiful in watercolor.  The designer paper is from Memory box and is mounted on rose colored cardstock.   A sheer white ribbon and blue rhinestones were added for the finishing touches
 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don’t forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Nancy – you are here!
Bonnie
Harriet
Kathy
Silvia
Brenda
Mark’s Finest Papers

Limited supplies – and a free digi "stamp"

Todays limited supplies challenge at SCS said to make a card for someone you love, limit it to reds or pinks, black and white and to incorporate polka dots somewhere in your creation.

Here is my card – this clean and simple card came together quickly – although I am embarrased to say there is no stamping.  The LOVE sentiment is something I created digitally!!!!  It was so easy to do – not much more than typing the text and moving the letters together.

If you want this digital image I’ve uploaded the file on SCS on this post {here}.  The image show here is a 1″ square and in red, but you can easily resize  and change the color if you have photoshop elements.

I printed out LOVE  on white carstock,  and mounted it on red, then white. A nestability square die was used to cut out a frame from white cardstock which was then embossed using a  cuttlebug swiss dots folder The mounted LOVE image was then popped up in the center of the frame.  Red polka dot and black polka dot ribbon were used for embellishments and two corners of the white panel were rounded.

I resisted the tempation to add more bling as this is supposed to be a limited supplies challenge!!

I hope you like what I’ve created!!  Thanks for stopping by!