Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sending Smiles

Hi there!  Happy Wednesday and Leap Year Day!  Hope you've had a good week so far!    I'm popping in to share the card I made for a few challenges I like to do.  If you are looking for my Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni card, please click here.  My card today is for the February/March Challenge on Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge blog (stitching and swirls), The Color Throwdown #181 (Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink and Blushing Bride), Sweet Sketch Wednesday #143 and this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge (anything goes).

Here is the SSW sketch:


And here is the CTD Color Inspiration:


Here is my card for the challenges:


I started with a card base of SU Certainly Celery and layered with patterned papers from the Prima Romantique 8x8 pad.  I was thrilled to find papers in my stash with all the CTD colors in them!   I machine stitched around all the panels.  My Elisabeth Bell image is Belles 'n Whistles Happy Mail.  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copics.  I added some Stickles here and there for a little sparkle.  The sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Spring Mix set.  I layered it on an oval and then on one of the Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio and added some ruby satin ribbon and a couple of pink gems.  The flourish was cut with the Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish.  Three tiny Wild Orchid Crafts roses (airbrushed to match with Copics) finished my card.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Best Friends

Hi there!   I know, here I am again - lol!  If you are looking for my card for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop, please click here or scroll down one post.  I'm back with a quick post to share the card I made for a couple of challenges I  like to do - this week's Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (spots and dots) and Sketch Saturday #196.

Here is SS-196:


And here is my card for the two challenges:


I started with a card base of SU Pool Party and layered with patterned papers from the Kaisercraft Chapter One 6.5 x 6.5 pad.  Each of the sheets I chose had dots or spots.  My image is Friends from Whoopsi Daisy.  It was generously offered here as a freebie for this week's challenge.  I printed the sweet pair of friends on Cryogen White and colored them with Copic markers.  I highlighted some of the white areas with my Sharpie White Paint Pen.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  A triple-loop striped ribbon bow and a tiny paper rose from my stash finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping by again!  Have a wonderful evening and see you soon!
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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

Goof morning!  Happy Tuesday!  It's the last Tuesday of the month and that means it's time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog hop.  Every month, a group of former Heartfelt Creations designers gets together to share projects made with some of our favorite Heartfelt Creations products.  If you arrived here from Selma's blog, then you are in the right place.  If not, you'll want to head over to Olga's blog and start from the beginning, so you don't miss any of the team's gorgeous creations!

Here is my card for the hop:


I started with a card base of GKD Innocent Pink and layered with a Cheery Lynn Lattice #2 Frame diecut.  My next layer is a  Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval.  On top of the that, I layered two Spellbinders Petite Ovals in Innocent Pink and Layering Weight White.  The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3319 Simple Filler Stems set.  I next added a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish diecut.  I created my flowers roughly  following my former HC teammate, Glenda's, tutorial here.  Briefly, I stamped three sets of flowers from HCPC 3406 Botanical Floral 1 and HCPC 3407 Botanical Florals 2 with SU Pink Pirouette onto Innocent Pink CS and cut them out with Spellbinders Rose Creations Shapeabilities.  I sponged them all lightly with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  After burnishing and shaping the petals with a stylus, I assembled them with Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue and arranged them around the sentiment panel to finish my card.

Your next stop on the hop is Marsha's wonderful blog.  Be sure to leave a comment on every blog as you are hopping, because one comment will be chosen at random from all the blogs and the lucky commenter will win a $25 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations store!  Your chance to comment closes at midnight, Friday, March 2 EST and the winner will be announced on Saturday, March 3 at Noon EST.

In case you get lost, here is the full line-up:
Olga Jewell
Selma Stevenson
Carla Suto (you are here)
Marsha Sanderlin
Clare Curcio
Linda Payne

I am also entering my card in the following challenges: Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge (lots of layers, pink and white, a rectangle and an oval shape, dimensional flowers), Our Creative Corner Challenge (use element(s) that extends outside the edges of card) and Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #17 (lots of layers).

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!
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Friday, February 24, 2012

You're In Style

Hi there!  Yep, I'm back with a second post today!  If you are looking for my DT project for the Copic/Promarker Challenge, please click here or scroll down one post.  I am back to share the card I made for this week's Little Miss Muffet Challenge #29 - Fancy or Lacy.  It is also for The Corrosive Challenge #143 (another dimension - pop something up).

Here is my card for the challenge:


I started with an A6 card base of Papertrey Lavender Moon and layered with one of the fancy papers in the Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings 6.5 x 6.5 pad.  I love the shimmery gold on some of these papers!  My image is Evelyn from Little Miss Muffet stamps.  She was part of the new Paris Release and can be found here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics.  I added some Stickles and Liquid Pearls to her dress, hat and jewelry. I also added some Gold Liquid Pearls around the Spellbinders Petite Oval Scalloped frame.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  It is part of the Retail Therapy set that can be found in Paulette's store here.  It is framed with a Spellbinders Parisian Motifs die cut.  Both the image panel and sentiment are popped up on foam tape.  I added a lacy border created with the Cheery Lynn Francesca Border die.  Some real lace and a gold satin bow finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  See you soon!
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Copic/Promarker Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  It's early for me and I haven't had my coffee yet, so bear with me as I try to make some sense here - lol!  I may have to make some edits once I'm fully awake!  I'm here to post my DT card for this week's Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz site.  It's the last week of the month so it's "anything goes" with the option to create a calendar page using the template provided in the challenge thread.  I'm well underway with my calendar for next year, so I went with that option again this month.

Here is my March calendar page:


I started with the March calendar template available on the Copic/Promarker challenge thread.  My sweet Easter image is Easter Bunny 1 from Mo's Digital Pencil.  You can find it in Mo's store here.  I printed it on Cryogen White and colored it with Copics.  I added some Stickles to the Easter eggs for a little sparkle.  The sentiment is from the Easter Sunrise set from Designed2Delight.  It was available as a freebie on the Designed2Delight Facebook page last year.  Everything was matted with GKD Innocent Pink CS.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Copic/Promarker Challenge and check out the gorgeous creations from my wonderful teammies and our very talented Guest Designer, Kathi.   Why not pick up your markers and play along with us?  There are fabulous prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!

Have a great weekend! See you soon!
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hearts and Lace

Hi there!  It's me again!  I have another post for today! If you are looking for my Mo's Challenge DT card, click here or scroll down one post.  My second card today is for a couple of challenges I wanted to get in: the B 'n W Monthly Challenge (love & hearts), the Digi Bells February Blog Hop challenge (lots of lace) and The Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #16 (frame it).

Here is my card for the three challenges:


I started with a card base of SU Baja Breeze and layered with patterned paper from the Memory Box Minuet 6x6 pack.  My Elisabeth Bell image is called Peace.  She is from The Ends Sampler by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.  The set can be found in Susana's store here.  I was lucky enough to have won that set during the release blog hop.  I stamped her on Cryogen White with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copics.  I added a bit of sparkle with Stickles.  The image is framed with a Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square Frame in Baja.  It added a little extra lace to my design.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.   I added a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish in Certainly Celery and a few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.  A bow created from eyelet lace and a few hearts punched from glitter paper finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by again!  Enjoy the rest of your day!
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Mo's DP2 Challenge #123 - Lace

Good morning!  Happy Thursday!  Thursday's are always happy for me because Thursday means it's time for another fun Mo's challenge!  This week, the theme is "lace" - use a Mo's image and some lace on your creation.

Here is my DT card:


I started with a card base of Papertrey Aqua Mist and layered with patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Sweetness 6x6 pad.  My sweet Mo's image is Easter Kiko.  She is available now in Mo's store here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics.  The sentiment is from the Easter Sunrise set by Designed2Delight.  It was offered as a freebie on the Designed2Delight Facebook page last April.  I added some pretty yellow lace and a triple-loop bow with a rose to finish my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Mo's challenge blog and check out the amazing, "lace"-y creations from my wonderful teammates!  We hope you'll be inspired to play along with us!  You have the chance to win a GC to Mo's store if you do!

Have a great day!
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Card For A Couple of Challenges

Hi there!  Happy Hump Day!  Have you had a good week so far?  Mine's been busy, but good.  I'm popping in to share the card I made for a couple of challenges I like to do.  It's for Sweet Sketch Wednesday #142, Simon Says Stamp (use three different patterned papers), Digital Tuesday #148 (make it sparkle) and Copic Challenge #37 on Suzanne Dean's Color Me Creative Classroom site (lots of laughs and bright, fun colors).

Here is the SSW sketch:


And here is the CMC Inspiration photo:


Here is my card for the challenges:


I started with a card base of SU Melon Mambo and layered with three different brightly colored papers from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky 6x6 pad following the sketch.  My fun image is Stella Love - Person To Annoy from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I printed Stella and Gus on Cryogen White and colored them with Copics.  I added some sparkle to her dress, slippers and the little heart with Stickles.   I also added some Glossy Accents to their glasses. The funny sentiment is from the same image set.  I thought this would make a cute anniversary card!  A few turquoise rhinestones finished off my card. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm off for an afternoon of appointments, so I'll check back in with you all later.

Have a great day!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Get Well Soon

Hi there!  Hope your week is off to a good start!  I'm popping quickly to share the card I made for this week's challenge on Joan's Gardens' blog.  The requirements this week were to make a get well card, use a green and white color scheme, include a basket and use some patterned paper.  I happened to need a get well card, so this worked out perfectly for me.  My card is also for Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Week 43 (white plus one other color).

Here is my card:

I started with a card base of SU Certainly Celery and layered with patterned paper from the GCD Studios Melody Ross Soul Food 8x8 pack.  I created the basket using Heartfelt Creations Decorative Layered Basket dies.   I added a few Wild Orchid Crafts white wild roses and some leaves punched with a Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch.  The sentiment is from the SU set, Sincere Salutations.  It is framed by a Spellbinders Fancy Tags diecut.   That was it - I kept it very simple!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!  I'll be back sometime soon with some other projects I've been working on.
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Monday, February 20, 2012

You're A Winner!

Good morning!  Did you all have a good weekend?  Some of you here in the US get to be off for another day for President's Day.  If you are one of the lucky ones, enjoy!  I am popping in really quickly to share the card I made for two challenges - Through The Craftroom Door Challenge #20 (CAS, but must have a sentiment) and The Paper Players #83 (CAS - masculine).

Here is my card for the challenges:


The card is pretty self-explanatory.  The patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Breeze 6x6 pad.   My image is Big Guy Golfing from Mo's Digital Pencil.  He can be found in Mo's store here.  I printed him on Cryogen White and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from an older Gina K. Designs set called King of The Grill.    That's it - a super simple masculine CAS card for my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day and see you soon!
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy

Hi there!  I know it's late for me on a Sunday, but it was a busy day and this is the first chance I had to pop in to share a card I made for a few challenges I like to do.  First, it's for the current challenge on Guylou's Inimitability blog (girly girly - use lace and pearls).  It is also for Sweet Sketch Wednesday #141, JUGS #124 (color challenge - teal, green, pink and yellow), Aud Sentiments Challenge (use the word Happy) and finally, Crafty Emma's Store Challenge (Spots and Dots).

Here is the SSW sketch:


Here is the JUGS Color Inspiration:


And here is my card:


I started with a card base of Papertrey Aqua Mist and layered with patterned papers from the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer collection.  It's a little hard to see, but the background has a spotted pattern. I added squares punched from yellow dotted paper from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Sunshine 6x6 pad.  My image is Leah from Guylou's Inimitability.  She can found in Guylou's store here.  I printed her on Cryogen white and colored her with Copics.  I wove some pink gingham ribbon through some lace trim and added a triple loop bow and a yellow pearl.  My sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  It was shared as a freebie for the challenge on the Aud Sentiments blog.  I finished off my card with some Pink Liquid Pearl accents around the Spellbinders Scalloped Petite Oval frame.  

Thanks for stopping by! I always appreciate when you visit!  See you soon!
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

TLC Creations Blog Hop - Fairy Tales

Good morning!  The moment we've been waiting for has finally arrived!  It's time for another TLC Creations Blog Hop!  Paulette and the Design Team have lots of inspiration and goodies to share with you today!  Our theme this time is "Fairy Tales".  If you arrived here from Marsha's fantastic blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning at the Create with TLC blog and hop from there so you don't miss a single thing!  Paulette has generously provided the images we have used on our creations as freebies that you can pick up at every stop.  To download the images, simply click on the image then right click and save it to your computer.

Here is the fairy tale image I worked with:


Here is my card:


I started with a card base of Papertrey Melon Berry and layered with patterned papers from the Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime 8x8 pad.  I printed the image on Cryogen White and colored it with Copics.  I used my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die to make the flourish.  A few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers finished my card.

Thanks for hopping by!  From here, your next stop is Audrey's wonderful blog.  I know she has something amazing to share with you!   Enjoy the rest of the hop!
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Copic/Promarker Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  I'm off to a bit of a late start this morning - had a few computer glitches - but I'm finally here to share my DT card for this week's Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz site.  This week's theme is "inspired by a book, movie or song".

Here is my card:


I was inspired by the play/movie, Romeo and Juliet.  I started with a card base of GKD Black Onyx and layered with some beautiful patterned paper from the Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue collection.  I merged two images from Make it Crafty, Julliette and Victorian Chaise.  You can find both in the Make it Crafty store here.  I printed the merged image on Cryogen White and colored with Copics.  I added a bit of sparkle to the flowers on her dress and in her hair with Spica pens.  My sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.   I finished my card with a flourish made with the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die and a few Wild Orchid Crafts roses airbrushed to match my paper with my Copic system.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Copic/Promarker Challenge and check out the amazing creations from my super-talented teammies!  We hope you'll be inspired to pick up your markers and join us for the challenge!  As always, there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!

Don't forget the TLC Creations Design Team is having another fun blog hop tomorrow starting at 8:30 AM PST.  As always, there will be lots of inspiring creations, as well as freebies to grab along the way!  You won't want to miss it!

Have a great day!
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Colors of Spring

Hi there!  It's me again!  This is my second post today so if you are looking for my Mo's Challenge card, please scroll down one post or click here.  I popping in just quickly to share the card I made for the Make it Colourful Challenge #45 - to color in the colors of spring.

Here is one of the inspiration photos for the challenge:


Here is my card:


I started with a card base of SU Pool Party and layered with patterned paper from the Prima Fairy Flora 6x6 pad.  I love these papers and they have all the colors of spring in them! Perfect! I merged two Make it Crafty digi images - Sitting Jane and Katie's Love Swing.  Sitting Jane can be found in the Make it Crafty store here.  The swing image was one that was generously offered as part of the Help For Katie (Renz) fundraiser last year.  I'm not sure if it is still available anywhere right now.  I printed the merged image on Cryogen White and colored with my Copics.   I added a flourish created with the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die.  I kept it simple and only added a satin bow and a tiny pink rose to finish my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great night and see you tomorrow for the Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz site.
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Mo's DP2 Challenge #122 - My Sentiments Exactly

Good morning!  Happy Thursday!  You know I love Thursdays because it's Mo's Challenge day!  This week, Debbie is our hostess and the theme she picked is "my sentiments exactly" - must use a Mo's image and any sentiment on your card.

Here is my DT card:


I started with a card base of SU Pool Party and layered with Poppy Parade and two patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party collection.  My adorable Mo's image is For Teacher - Girl.  She can be found in Mo's store here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copic markers.  My sentiment is from Create With TLC.  It can be found in Paulette's store here.  A few buttons, and some Baker's twine from my stash, finished my card.

I took inspiration for my card from a couple other challenges: Sketch Saturday #194, Crafty Emma's Store Challenge #72 (lots of layers), Craft Your Passion Challenge #97 (recipe: 1 ribbon or twine, 2 patterned papers and 3 buttons) and The Paper Players Challenge #82 (colors: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Soft Suede and Vanilla).  Here is SS-194:


And the The Paper Players color inspiration:


Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Be sure to visit Mo's Challenge blog and check out the spectacular creations from my wonderful teammies!  I know as soon as you see them, you'll want to drop everything and create your own project for the challenge! Go for it, because you could win a gift certificate to shop in Mo's store!

Have a great day!
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sweet Friendship

Hello, there!  Hope you're having a great week so far!  It's Hump Day and we're halfway to the weekend!  I'm popping by to share a card I made for a few challenges I enjoy doing when I find the time.  It is for this week's Just Magnolia Challenge #143 (pink, pearls, and lace), the current Our Creative Corner Challenge (card for best friend and include a flower), Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #15 (pretty in pink) and the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge #41(monochromatic).

Here is my card:


I started with a card base of GKD Innocent Pink and layered with patterned papers from the Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings 6.5 x 6.5 pad keeping everything monochromatic in pinks.  My cute image is Tilda With Hawaii Flower.  She can be found in the 7 Kids store here.  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White Iridescent and colored her with Copics.  The ornate frame was cut with the Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval die.  I added a flourish cut with the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die and some Wild Orchid Crafts roses.  My sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  It can be found in her store here.  Some ivory lace and a few pink pearls from my stash finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge

Hi there!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope that your day is full of love whether or not you celebrate the holiday!  I'm popping in to quickly share the card I made for this week's challenge on Joan's Gardens' blog.  The theme/requirements this week were to make a spring card, use a blue and white color scheme, include a trellis of some sort and optionally, add a bird.

Here is my card for the challenge:

I started with a card base of SU Baja Breeze and layered with patterned paper from the Bo Bunny Welcome Home collection.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for my trellis.  I made the center medallion by punching a strip of white cardstock with the Martha Stewart Lace Doily Edger Punch.  I punched the bird and branch from patterned paper with the SU Bird Punch.  The flourishes were made with the Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish die .  A bunch of flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts, Kaisercraft, Prima) from my stash finshed my simple card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see you again soon!
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge - Guest Designer

Happy Monday morning!  It's a super early post for me (actually, I'm still sleeping - lol!), but I am so excited today to be sharing the card I made for the new monthly challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts blog!  I was so thrilled to be invited to be Guest Designer for this months' challenge! Tracy picked the theme of "celebrations"  - any kind of celebration you'd like.

Here is my card for the challenge:


I chose to celebrate the coming of spring, which is going to be very welcome here!  Nikki generously provided me with this adorable Magnolia stamp to create my card.  It is Tilda Loves Flowers from the new Sweet Crazy Love collection.   You can find it in the Bunny Zoe's Crafts store here.  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White  Iridescent cardstock and colored her with Copics.   She's framed with a Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish Doily die.  My beautiful patterned paper is from the Prima Alla-Prima pad.  I added a Turquoise Prima Rose and two Kaisercraft Coconut Paper Blooms that I airbrushed with Copics to match my papers.  A satin bow and button and a few rhinestones from my stash finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge Blog and check out the new challenge and the gorgeous creations from the design team!  I am sure you will be inspired to play along!

Have a great day!
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Heartless

Hi there!  Happy Saturday!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start!  It's been a busy day for me, but I'm sitting down for a minute and sharing the card I made for a couple of challenges I try to do.  First, it's for The Corrosive Challenge #142 (Love Bites...).  It is also for this week's Card Patterns Sketch Challenge #152.

Here is the Card Patterns sketch:


And here is my card for the challenges:


I started with a card base of GKD Black Onyx and layered with patterned papers from the Basic Grey Olivia 6x6 Pad.  My fun image is Heartless from Mo Manning.  You can find her in Mo's store here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics.  The sentiment is from the LOL Tag Lines set from There She Goes Stamps.  I thought both the image and the sentiment would work well for the "love bites" theme.  Some stitched ribbon, a button and a bit of red Bakers' twine finished off my simple card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and hope to see you soon!
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