Sunday, January 16, 2011

Valentine Greetings

Hi everyone! I was so excited to have this three-day weekend arrive and guess what? I came down with some sort of bug! I wasn't feeling that great all week, and then yesterday it hit HARD! I was on the couch all day! And today is better but not much! However, I did get down to my craft room to stamp later in the day.

Yesterday, while I was on the couch, I did get some productive commenting in and looked at some interesting challenges. I loved Mona's CR84FN color challenge of red, kraft, and brown...my type of yummy colors!I love sketches and the Card Patterns sketch this week caught my attention. So I combined the two and came up with this pretty Valentine's card. I started with this paper from My Mind's Eye called Lush. I remember seeing my fellow PMS member, Tina Hale, use it and had to order it. That was about 6 months ago! I was waiting for the perfect card to use it on! Now I changed the sketch a little (sorry Card Pattern team), but I wanted a heart on it for a Valentine card. The kraft on this card is from a Starbucks sleeve. I love my Chai tea and went out for a bit today to get some fresh air and my tea, so I decided to incorporate it into this card. The velvet button is threaded with some brown and white baker's twine. The sentiment is from an SU set called Grateful Greetings stamped in real red. I added the red glitter dots on the opposite side from the sketch because it suited my card better. I left the brown grosgrain ribbon hanging off the edge a bit...I just like that look!

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Recipe
Stamps: Grateful Greetings (SU)
Paper: Vintage cream, real red, Lush (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Real red
Accessories: Nesties, glitter dots, corner rounder, grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

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16 comments:

Kathryn B said...

Love your Valentine card Lisa! That layered heart is very pretty! I hope you continue to feel better girl! What a way to spend your three day weekend!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! You did an amazing job showcasing the elegant MME Lush DP and I love the recycled Starbuck's sleeve :) I hope you feel better soon - sending you warm hugs from AZ :)

Shaela said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well - but your card is gorgeous, lol!

Anita Hovey said...

FABULOUS card! Hope you feel better soon.

Debgem said...

Wonderfully lush background papers. I really like the you recycled a coffee carrier :) Very pretty card - love the button detail!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week. Hope to see you next week too.

Vanessa said...

Oh, I hope you are feeling better soon! Love your beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!!

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, not even a terrible cold can keep YOU down! LOVE this card! LOVE the two panels of damask for the background and LOVE your hearts! That corrugated kraft is a FAB detail! THX for playing with us this week at CR84FN!

Anne said...

What a beautiful card! The Lush paper is sensational and I love your heart decoration. Hope you feel better!

Andrea M said...

Holy moly Lisa!!! So so GORGEOUS!!! Love the krinkly hearts!!! And that damask paper...*SWOON*!!! WOW girl! Wonderful job with the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Keva said...

Such a pretty card! I love the patterns.

Meredith said...

I think this is just beautiful! I LOVE that Lush line, I have a few myself that I am hoarding! I also just love that you recycled your Starbucks sleeve! Thanks for playing with CR84FN this week :)

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, love that paper, and the layered heart.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely Valentine card, Lisa! Love the gorgeous damask DP and layered hearts! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

~amy~ said...

Such a striking card! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful valentine, love that Damask BG! Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

The Paper Parade said...

Love the colors, the corrugated heart, and the sparkle brads! Awesome job :)

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