Sunday, January 27, 2013

You are Loved

I have more cards to share with you today. This is for the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #157, and it's also for Pixie's Crafty Workshop Snippets challenge #57. I used snippets of previous card projects to put this card together, and I'll show you those cards at the bottom.
This is all about the hearts and love. Since the OWH Valentine's deadline is passed, but I'm in the mood to make Valentines - I just swap out the sentiments to make them "love" cards, and they can be used all year long. I used 2 different Sizzix embossing folders, along with a SSS pinpoint die for the border. The sentiment is from MFP's Black-eyed Susan Encouragement stamp set. As usual, I tweaked the sketch to fit the snippets I had on hand, but I'm sure you're used to my doing that by now :)


And these are the cards I made previously which left me with snippets of paper I wanted to use up....


And now I think it's time to shift from the black, white & red hearts mode, and move on with something new! As much as I enjoy making love cards with this color combination, I'm really needing something different to work on!

That's going to do it for me for this Sunday, so make it a great day whatever you're doing! Enjoy :)

Carol

32 comments:

jimlynn said...

ALL are great!! Love the red, black and white and really am not tired of it at all yet. PRETTY cards!
Lynn

Robin said...

great use of the sketch this week
thanks for sharing

Sue from Oregon said...

I love the BWand R colors Carol! These are all so different yet they make a wonderful set of cards!!!

Donna Hanley said...

These are all very pretty Carol and exude love. I adore that red and white striped paper on your first card. I've seen you use that before and always loved it. Talk to you soon.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very nice interpretation of this week's sketch.

airbornewife said...

Carol... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards!!! all of them.

thanks for sharing ~ Pam

JD said...

Great cards. Carol, Don't think I could ever get tired of that color combo.

Angela Boutiller said...

Oh, I love the red, white and black color combo!

Erika said...

The black & white gingham is adorable! I love the color combination and your hearts really stand out. Great job!

Barbara said...

That is favorite all time sentiment! Your embossing is beautiful, great card.

Linda said...

Wonderful sketch card...plus all the rest! The embossing is perfect as well as the striped heart...Well done! tfs!!!

Diane said...

Love all of your cards- red, white and black is such a fabulous combination! And I love how you used 2 embossing folders- beautiful!

ThePurplePlace said...

Look at YOU and all your wonderful cards....oh I am so envious and can NOT wait to have the time to spend on creating again.

I wanted to try and join today's challenge, but I am not too tired and was a bit confused on the Sketch, I guess I'm a bit out of it lately and need to catch up.

Luckily, my Mom is doing really well and I'm SO pleased with how much better she is, especially once we got her out of that dreadful rehab. Add to think that place is well-known throughout the country as being one of the best?? I guess we just ran into the wrong places, people and timing because I would NOT send my worst enemy there and was so upset and disappointed.

Just being home and able to sleep in her bed, shower and sit up in a nice comfy chair, is a plus. Today I did her hair and gave her a mini Pedicure, which she needed. Don is taking great care of her at home, now he seems tired, so it's best they are there and no one has to commute back and forth to Salem. They have all her meds, the VNA has been in and PT will be coming too.

It's amazing to think of what she's been through and she's in NO pain and hasn't had ANY in over a week...! Lots if fatigue, but all normal and improving each day.

I'm so excited to have only one more day before I fly out to see the kids....I leave bright and early Tuesday Am and land in Cali, at about 1:30 their time, and both Bri and Meg have Tues/Wed off, so that's awesome.

The weather is looking great out there for the coming week and I'm so happy to be going out of the cold and to be there to rest and relax. I am bringing lots of craft things to keep me busy, when they work and HOPE to finally have lots of creative time. Not so much there, but when I come home, things should be more back to normal..and I can't WAIT!!

Thanks for the all the sweet words!

You ROCKED today's sketch and I am LOVING all your awesome Valentine cards

Hugs,
Lisa

Paula S. said...

Great group of cards Carol and I especially like that you used 2 different embossing folders on your sketch card. I never think to do that and it looks amazing!

Rachel Guerrero said...

This is really an awesome collection! Love those embossing folder and the "You Are Loved" stamp.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow really lovely lot of colurs and great colours too Shaz in Oz.x

BobbisTreasure said...

Your textures are so great together! They work so well with the images/sentiments.

Jen said...

Love all of these! The black, white, and red are super chic and the embossing is great!

Susan (rainy) said...

Fabulous cards!! Love the embossing.

Shannon White said...

Oooh these are all just Fabulous Miss Carol!! I am sooo Loving all the sweet hearts and Love the Red, Black & White too! Not tired of it at all! 8-)
Hugs
Shannon

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So sweet, love your embossing folders.
Hugs Tamara

Bubbles said...

I love the cards - there's a lot going on, but the simple colour scheme balances everything so beautifully.
Anyway... I was just popping over from Pixie's Place to say "Hi!"...
Bubbles #19

Di said...

Ooooer, I adore all of these Carol! Love the white, red and black and your designs are fabulous! Happy Snippeting, hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

Carol, fabulous red, black and white cards. "LOVE" all the pretty embossing and details. You have been busy, girl!!! Just LOVE-ly

Hugs
Sue

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Carol, you do rock the red and black on white! That heart ef is so adorable and makes the perfect backdrop for all your fun heart layouts!!

Sarah said...

These cards are awesome-- I adore the itty bitty hearts--perfectly adorable!

Benzi said...

What a fab group of cards, Carol. You have all the things I love...checks, dots, red,b/w combo, stripes. The hearts are so sweet, too. Wow!

Wendy said...

Oooooo SO pretty, Carol! Lovin all the red, white and black whether they are Valentine's or not! The embossing on these also just make them pop! Nice job!! :)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Gorgeous group of card Carol. I love your creativity with embossing folders and you always have beautiful ones I've never seen. The way you've done you ribbon trim looks like what I used to do by looping the ribbon through two hole. Thanks for reminding me to start doing this again... and Thanks for playing in this week's Sketch Challenge!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wow - congrats on making so many beautiful cards. They are all FAB xxx

Janice M said...

These are so classy and elegant!!!

scrappymo! said...

You managed to make a lot of really greeat cards...I love that red, black and white colour combo...Fabulous!