A Valentine with a Little of This and a Little of That

Loaded ValentineHere’s another Valentine’s card for you with lots of pretty new products in the Spring catalog.  I can’t decide if my favorite new product is the flower trim or the honeycomb embossing folder, but I’m pretty sure it is one of the two (at least today).  🙂  Do you have a favorite new product?

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, That’s the Ticket
Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party, Primrose Petals
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, More Amore Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  5/8″ Flower Trim, Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Ticket Duo Builder’s punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Finishing Touches edgelits, Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Sycamore Street buttons (available Jan. 22 with Sale-a-Bration)

Love is in the Air — PP127

I was recently asked to be a guest designer on the Paper Players blog.  I’ll be designing cards for their weekly challenges for the next six months along with their talented designers and other guest designers.  I’ve been playing along with their challenges since I found their blog a few months ago and I love their challenges and what their team creates each week.  I’m really looking forward to this assignment!

So here’s the challenge for this week:

I knew I wanted to use hearts, and I just love the crisp look of Real Red and Very Vanilla together, so that is what I used.

five lovely hearts

I hope you’ll check out what the other designers did with this theme, and that you’ll play along at The Paper Players!  Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Field Flowers (sentiment)
Ink:  Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake (for sponging around top layer)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Embellishments:  Brights and Subtles Designer Buttons, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 3/16″ Corner punch, Real Red 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Dauber

A Purple Valentine

Purple Valentine

This card is dedicated to my dear West Texas friend (miss you, Cheryl!), who is a lover of purple.  I kinda struggle with incorporating purple into any of my projects, but I was determined to use Wisteria Wonder on a Valentine’s card.  I thought of Cheryl while I made this, and kept telling myself, “Cheryl wouldn’t be struggling with this if she were using this color.”

I got this color combination right off the Color Coach.  It’s one of the combinations listed on the Wisteria Wonder card.  I used this week’s sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

So is there any color you struggle with using?

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Versamark, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Subtles DSP stack
Embellishments:  Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Large Scallop edgelits, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Small Heart punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, 3/8″ Designer Printed Brads, Subtles Designer Buttons, Pearl Basic Jewels, Wisteria Wonder Baker’s Twine, Wisteria Wonder 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon, Delicate Details Lace Tape, 5/8″ Flower Trim

A Fluttering Heart

Fluttering Heart

The new products from the Spring catalog will be available in just one short week.  I played with some of the new goodies for this card.  I used a new stamp set called “Hearts a Flutter” as well as some fun new embellishments and designer paper.  I used the sketch from the Retro Sketches site.  I hadn’t used my Top Note die in such a long time, and I used to use it all the time.

I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, That’s the Ticket (both available Jan. 3)
Ink:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Versamark
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Real Red, More Amore Specialty dsp (available Jan. 3)
Embellishments:  Artisan Embellishments Kit (available Jan. 3), Hearts a Flutter Framelits dies (available Jan. 3), Designer Builder Brads (available Jan. 3), In Color Dahlias, 5/8″ Flower Trim (available Jan. 3), Ticket Duo Builder punch, 1/2″ Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Top Note Bigz die