Saturday, January 17, 2009

Embrace Happiness!

Yesterday I mentioned that I recieved some fun new supplies from Stampin' Up! and Papertrey Ink. I had some fun getting everything put away and ready to use. Once I spied the new Candy Lane DSP, I had to use it. I paired it with "Heart Prints" , "Heart Prints Sentiments" and "Mixed Messages" all from Papertrey Ink. I thought the flowers in the paper looked similar to the flowers in one of the large hearts. I also made this design using the Mojo Monday sketch 69 which you can see here: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AAnIwNqdF7I/SWWSAbV02fI/AAAAAAAAEA0/2mxCMQJ-HSc/s1600-h/Mojo69Sketch.gif I had a lot of fun using last week's sketch 68. I was so excited to find out that my card was one of the two winning designs! How exciting! I can't wait for my new Verve stamps to arrive. Not only did I win some sets, but they were all so cute I had to purchase a few more! A girl can never have to many stamps, right? Now that I am so organized, I feel like I have lots more room for lots more stamps! LOL!

I didn't have a circle that I wanted to use for the main panel, so I opted to use some of my new Nestabilites I purchased from Treehouse Stamps! Ashley was so cute and threw in a fun fishy stamp set that I can't wait to play with! You can find Treehouse Stamps here: http://www.treehousestamps.com/ I turned the oval on it's side so that it could house two hearts nicely. I also added a fun little sentiment to combine the two hearts. Because this isn't a Valentine's card necessarily, I chose the "Embrace Happiness" sentiment that I thought worked well with the saying on the bottom. Everything is sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger.
The ribbon is some of the fun satin ribbon I picked up at Target. It is part of their "Club Wed" line and can be found on the Wedding Aisle. I purchased every color they have available, so I will be trying to find ways to work them into my designs. It shouldn't be hard since they are so fab! The one thing that I should probably stop buying is ribbon! It is such a weakness for me. I also had to added a "cross my heart" threaded button like I did on last Friday's post. Again, I had a lot of fun making this design. This will also be going into the stash for my friend. That is one reason why I steered away from a true Valentine design, so she could use it for anything. I stopped by the post office to pick up some postage stamps for her also. I will include all of the extra postage it requires to send these bulky cards. Her box is getting quite full and I am excited to give them to her. I have a few fun projects I will be sharing in the next few days. Thanks for fluttering by!

Stamps: Heart Prints, Heart Prints Sentiments, Mixed Messages all from PTIInk: Chocolate Chip, Basic Brown, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Vintage Photo Distress Ink by RangerPaper: Candy Lane DSP, Vintage Cream cardstock by PTI, Pink PirouetteAccessories: Button from my stash, Linen Thread, scissors, sponge, sewing machine and thread, glue dots, foam squares, dimensionals, brown satin ribbon (club wed-target)

21 comments:

Norine said...

I love everything about this card the colors are so pretty and like the saying on the front of the hearts
Hugs
Norine

Dawn Easton said...

Kelly, this is wonderful and warm! I love the new stamps! All that sponging looks awesome on this card!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Kelly! I love it!!!

harrahx2 said...

Did you fold paper for the banner under Embrace Happiness? I love this card and that banner is lovely.

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

OMG! I am so in love with this! It is PERFECTION!!

Christina Hill said...

Beautiful papers and beautifully put together.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen!! I swear if I were you I would frame them all and never let them go!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So adorable! I love the Mixed Messages from PaperTrey! "Embrace Happiness" is one of my favorites! Gorgeous papers, sponging, design!

Amy Sheffer said...

What an amazing card, Kelly! All the layers and the sponging are gorgeous! Congrats on winning the Mojo contest this month!

Jackie Pedro said...

I almost fell off my chair when this popped up! This is gorgeous!!

BTW...I'm a big lurker on your blog but I have now officially come out of the shadows....

Olena said...

Wonderful job!!! Love it!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Kelly this is fabulous!!

Beth said...

Love it Kelly!

Bethany Paull said...

Beautiful! The heart patterns really do go well with your new papers.

Cecile said...

Hello Kelly,

This is absolutely beautiful - I can't add any new, gushing words that the readers above me haven't covered. And lucky you! - the Candy Lane DSP was on back order already when I discovered it - it's gorgeous and adds an extra oomph to your card. Keep up the great work

Sue said...

This is beautiful...I love the cream with the pinks and reds!

texasjodylynn said...

Very pretty! I love the vintage feel to this. Beautiful way to combine lots of different things and make them work so well!

Tara said...

great card! I love how yo folded the paper for the embrace happiness part! very cool! :)

Cynthia said...

Absolutley Darling! The ultimate Valentine! Now I have to get that paper too!

shel9999 said...

Fabulous! I love all the texture, patterns and colors!

Amy said...

Aaack, Kelly you're killin' me with one fabulous design after another--you are on a mojo roll! The banner is so perfect, and I always drool at your paper combos and how you incorporate them into your sketches!!!