Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love Grows

I cannot believe that we are in February already, my oldest DD is choosing classes for HIGH SCHOOL next year, getting ready for taxes, and thinking spring. We have birthdays galore over the next few months and my sister and I are getting things together for our big vendor fair in April. Whew- I am tired already!

The weather here today in PA, ice, ice and more ice. It is now melting like crazy- however, I am hoping that the arborvetae surrounding the property recover. They look like such sad little creatures, all bent over, like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. 8 foot 'trees' now bent to about 4 feet....... so, another day off from school: kids are reading, playing games, and I am crafting!

This card was so much fun to make! Kristen, my wonderful generous sister, lent me this Poppy Stamp from Hero Arts, and I am in love! Coloring in with pencils, using copics to blend- pop dotting and glitter, oh my! She also made this fabulous crinkled ribbon- lettuce green is the color. She is running at Etsy sale on all of her colored seam binding ribbon- check it out, to get to her store.....

I made my own background paper, using a Teresa Collins stamp, harlequin diamonds, stamping tone on tone in blush ink. Kraft paper for matting, green and pink cardstock from CTMH. Misc heart button, nylon string, and prisma glitter, pink stickles, doodlebug glitter brads round out the embellishments factors on this card.

Entering the following challenges:

the Shabby Tea Room #47: Get Creative, no patterned paper, stamping only and to make all embellishments
for fun challenges: more snow? spring? which one?

tuesday taggers: feel the love theme

totally stampalicious: Hello Card- anything but a birthday greeting

flourishes timeless tuesday: #103, valentines creation (the heart button and love sentiment make this card a unique take on the typical heart card)
papertake weekly: anything goes, extra option flowers
paperplay challenges: #4, layer it up!

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Deirdre said...

Beautiful layers.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our Layer it Up Challenge. ♥

Kristen Swain said...

oh gosh Kelly, that is gorgeous!! really beautiful colors!! I looove that pink!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love those flowers!! So pretty! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room! :)

Nicole said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers and color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Virgo5 said...

Wow, your card is Gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious!

Debbie said...

So very pretty ... I {heart} pink and green together!! So glad you could join us this week in the Tea Room :)

Jill said...

stunning card love the flowers thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

aqualeiga said...

This is such a pretty card, adorable image, what a generous sis you have! Just to let you know, you've added your link to LAST week's challenge at 'For Fun', so if you get a chance, pop back over and make sure you add it to THIS week's selection so you don't miss your chance to win the prize (and everyone else doesn't miss the chance to see your lovely card.)

Hugs, Ali (DT)

Marie said...

A real spring card. Looks fabby! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

sallysbitz said...

Another stunning card Kelly.
Love that heart button x

Thanks for sharing at For Fun Challenges.

hugs sally x

cbuswell said...

So beautiful! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!! : )

Silke Ledlow said...

Kelly, your Valentine card is so beautiful! Love the sparkly flowers! Thank you so much for joining us at the FTTC this week!!! Hugs ~S~

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Love how you popped up those poppies. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

Helen Dooley said...

This is cool. THanks for playing along on FOr Fun!!

Patricia St Martin said...

This card is stunning. Very Elegant, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges. We always love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Scrappy Rat said...

I love how delicate your poppies' petals look. You did a lovely job. They really capture the way a california poppy feels when you touch its fragile petals. Thanks for entering this one in this week's For Fun Challenge!