Thursday, February 13, 2014

Last batch

Here is my last batch of Valentine's Day cards.  I finished and mailed them out yesterday.  They might arrive in time.  The first one uses a non-traditional color scheme and  a very unique layout.  I think I like it, but not quite sure. : )  I was able to use up some little strips of paper that I just couldn't throw away.  And the butterfly is from my "bits and pieces" stash.  It is slowly growing smaller!
Challenges:
Southern Girls--Bling it, bling, bling
Sentimental Sundays #193--add sparkles, bling, and buttons
Our Daily Bread Designs #190--Love/Valentine's Day with non-traditional colors
Scrap Creations--Valentine's Day
Crafter's Cafe #50--must have hearts (the little orange "flowers" are made out of tiny punched hearts)
Delightful Challenges--Love Notes (hearts, music, letters)

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Happy Valentine's Day" plain jane
Punches/dies: PTI leaf die; McGill hearts punch; Fiskars heart cutting template; Martha Stewart butterfly punch

I think this one is so adorable!!  I know the House Mouse mice are usually brown, but gray went with my color scheme much better.  Plus all the mice I have ever seen are gray.
Challenges:
{Pin}spirational Challenge #94--inspiration photo
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982009296475/
Tuesday Morning Sketches #236--sketch with the twist of lace & pearls
Paper Pretties #297--red, pink & white
My Heart Pieces--Red is the symbol of love

Supplies:
Stamps: House Mouse; Verve "Take Note" sentiment (heat embossed with white embossing powder)

I loved the color/paper combination on the previous card so much, that I used it again on this card.  Plus, I already had all the papers out.  And I even used a piece from my "bits and pieces" stash: one of the white doilies.  It actually has blue patterned paper on the reverse, but the white side works just perfectly for this.  I just die cut a second one to match.

Challenges:
Viva La Verve February week 1--sketch (and I used the red, pink, and gray color scheme)
Cuttin and Stampin--writing instrument (the pencil)
Word Art Wednesday #119--anything goes
Crafting by Design--anything for love
Fab n' Funky #203--Love/Valentine
Divas By Design--with love
Charisma Cardz #4--Inspired by a movie (You've got Mail)

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Take Note" sentiment, envelope and pencil
Dies: spellbinders "Floral Doily Motifs"



31 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You sure have been busy Heather!! All your cards with your colors, images, and designs are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD.

Karen Letchworth said...

WOW, you've been quite the busy crafter this week, Heather. Your cards are creative and lovely. Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to share your art in our challenge this week.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the soft colors of the writing card. Move 'You've Got Mail' is a fav of mine. Thank you for entering Cuttin' & Stampin' Writing Ch.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Cuttin' & Stampin' DT Orange Team

Donna K said...

You've been a busy lady, Heather! Love them all! Thanks for joining our Love challenge at SweetStamps.com this week. Good luck to you and Happy Valentine's Day!

Sandy Trefger said...

I love how the heart looks with our sketch! Fabulous card for our sketch challenge! Thank you for sharing with us at Seems a Little SKetchy!

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card.I adore the House Mouse image. Thank you for joining us at My Heart Pieces Challenge this week. Marlene DT

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Heather, I love the layout, and it's a perfect sketch challenge! And the colors are fabulous for this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge! And you have been a very busy girl and got it all done! Yay! So glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Warm hugs...and Happy Valentine's Day!

NGCARDS said...

This is a LOVE-ly creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Karen (karey2005) said...

Wow! Lovely creations, love them all! Thanks for linking up your note card at Cuttin' and Stampin'!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a fun group of cards! Thank you for joining us for the Cuttin' and Stampin' anything goes with a writing instrument challenge this week! Lynda - DT member Cuttin' and Stampin'

E.T. said...

These are such fun creations!!
Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck!

Linda Carson said...

Fabulous artwork Heather! I adore your take on the ODBD challenge! Love the design and the colors! Thanks for joining us this week!

flossbite said...

Lovely projects. The first one in green is spectacular!
Thanks for playing along at The Crafter's Cafe.
Hugs
Fiona x

Zella said...

All your cards are amazing! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week! Good luck!!
Blessings,
Zella

Shelia said...

Heather these are all so beautiful!! I love the heart in the first one - so pretty!

DesignerDiva said...

WOW you have been busy! All your cards are fabulous, it takes me a week to decide what I'm going to do for one card!!
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week for our 'With Love' challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Debbie said...

Wonderful cards!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Nance E Salkeld said...

These are all adorable! Love the non-trad colors of the first - a hint of spring! That mouse card is just too adorable! And I love the image on the 3rd one. Thanks for sharing at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

Nance, DT

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful cards, I love them all!
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky!
♥ Sandra ♥

Amy A said...

That HM card is adorable! I love the color palette and layout. Thank you for joining us at {Pin}sperational Challenges this week!

Amy~DT

Saints Rule! said...

Just darling Heather! You have been one busy lady! Thank you for blessing us with your talents at Word Art Wednesday! We look forward to seeing you again!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so sweet! I love that Verve set, thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.com!
Lisa

Andie's Space said...

Hi Heather,
These all look wonderful. What a lot of Valentines you must have!! ;~) Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Shirley said...

What lovely creations! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Carolyn Cochran said...

What an adorable card-love the strip idea, will have to case it! Thanks for playing with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!
Carolyn, DT

Shell B. said...

Wonderfully done card, great design!
Good to see you join us for the Southern Girls Challenge, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ SGC DT ~

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Great cards! Love that paper strip heart and your VLV card is just darling!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What an adorable card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Denise

kReN said...

Cute card! Challenge this week! We enjoy seeing your creativity and your take on our inspirational photo. Join us again next week!
kReN, {PIN}DT
Come and see what I've done lately!
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Vee said...

Very creative and fun card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Charisma
xx Vee

kReN said...

Thanks for joining us at {PINspirational Challenges this week. Great project!
kReN, DT