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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blooming Heart

I've been away from the blogosphere for a while again.  More on that in another post later.  I have several posts to make today to catch up.  I have been busy crafting even though my blog seems to state otherwise.  I joined a card swap and had to make 7 cards and then turn around and made several sets of cards and matted photographs to sell in a 'silent' auction at our church to help our youth raise money for their summer Mission trip.  So, the first auction card here is also for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.  I've been wanting to make another easel card since I just gave away my first one to my sister-in-law on her birthday last week!  And would you believe it, this week's Pile It On challenge is an easel card!

The heart is actually two hearts together to form a pouch with a smaller cream heart against the back heart layer.  On the outer heart, I folded down the top to reveal the other side of the paper (cream polka dot side).  The flower buds come 12 in a pack and I bought some small stem pieces from the floral section of a craft store, cut them and glued them on the back of the flower buds and then stuck the stems down inside the heart pocket and adhered them with popdots.

Again, what luck this week that the challenge at Crazy4Challenges was to use 1 ribbon, 2 buttons or brads and 3 punches.  I just happened to do all of those. I used a lavender ribbon; 2 lavender buttons; a small circle punch for the 'mom' sentiment stamp; a scallop border punch and a rounded corner punch for the top DP paper layer underneath the 'happy mother's day' sentiment.


Stamps:  'Happy Mother's Day' sentiment and 'Mom' circle, both from Inkadinkadoo (I think).
Paper:  Cream and lavender cardstock; DP - 'Forever Love/Happily Ever After' double sided from Heidi Grace Designs.
Ink:  Lavender from Hampton Arts
Extras:  Flowers from Prima Marketing, Inc.(so gorgeous!); lavender buttons; lavender and plum ribbon; plum gem.


Play Date Cafe:  Color Challenge
Crazy4Challenges:  1 ribbon, 2 buttons or brads and the use of 3 different punches
Pile It On:  Easel Card

Happy Saturday!

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Wow!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

It takes my breath away and keeps me smiling at the same time :o)

Suzanne C

Gorgeous! Love the design and all the yummy flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at PDCC


Wonderful, love all the details...


Your Mother's Day card is just beautiful!!

Trish Hughes

stunning!!! thanks so much for playing along with PIO.

Andrea M

What an incredible easel card! Gorgeous :) Thanks for piling it on with us!


Oh my goodness, your card is stunning! The lovely design is enhanced by the gorgeous row of roses. I love it!

Lisa Somerville

Beautiful Easel card, great take on this weeks colors. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Mona L. Pendleton

WOW! What a gorgeous card! Love your rose garden :) Thanks for playing along with the PDCC :)

Stephanie Kraft

Fabulous easel card, Nance! Your roses are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!!


Your card is stunning!!! Absolutely gorgeous! I hope you made a lot of money for it at your silent auction! It's fab! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe.

Sarah Anderson

Thanks for playing along in the play date cafe this week :) This card is GoRGeouS! I love, love, love it :)

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