Monday, January 17, 2011

To Love and Be Loved


Good morning!! Wow, here we are with another new week.  I’m thinking if you are a friend from the States, you more than likely have today off :)  Happy Martin Luther King Day!  We do not have a special day until Spring Break…it’s a long haul from Christmas to March!  But the days are getting longer and Spring is around the corner.  I had a fun, fun day in the Studio yesterday (one good thing about freezing rain…keeps you at home!).  I got all lovey dovey again, creating a card for Karen’s Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge with some new and old Verve stamps, seam binding ribbon and a silver doily.  The large tag is stamped with a sweet sentiment from Feel the Sun and the little tag is stamped with Verve’s new Swirling Hearts and Sweet Treats.  The silver doily was a little too much by itself, so I punched out a circle of text patterned paper to soften all the silver.  Well, that’s it for me today….thanks so much for spending a few moments here…I really appreciate you visiting and leaving some love :)  Have a fabulous day :)  {p.s.  Head over to the Verve Blog for Day 2 of the Diva Dare challenge and then create something yourself…I DARE YA!! lol}



what’s in it?

stamps: verve swirling hearts, sweet treats, feel the sun

ink: versamark onyx, su rose red, pretty in pink, versamark

paper: pti cream lavender moon, silver cardstock, memory box, making memories, carolee’s creations dps

accessories: seam binding ribbon (This Good Day @ Etsy), pti buttons, thread, Wilton silver doily, pti tag die, stitching, cuttlebug heart die, pearl


TannyP said...

Seriously gorgeous! All that seam binding is stunning.

Does BC not have Family Day in February? We have the 21st off next month....woohoo!

Ann said...

Oooh, this is beautiful, Maureen! Wowza! Such eye candy for my Monday morning! :D

Marisa said...

I hear you re: the long haul at the beginning of the year. Spring Break is late and Easter is even later this year!! Spring better be nice is all I can say LOL.

Darling card. Good call on the doily and loving all the pinks. Sorry to hear you had freezing rain - nasty.

Aimes said...

Sadly, I'm a friend from the UK so no day off for me. But we do get a week off in 5 weeks time so I'm not complaining too loudly ;D
Ooooh there's a lotta love on this card, Diva! Still soooooooo jealous of your seam binding skill - you make it look so pretty!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Love your take on this beautiful sketch esp the silver doily and that precious sentiment x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Lynn said...

No day off for me :(....time to change jobs...just kidding! Love your card Maureen. It all coordinates so perfectly.

Kristina said...

Oooh, LOVE! The silver doily is so much fun, but I really love the added touch of the text in the center. And a tag upon a tag... Genius!

I was a lovely day off here, and I definitely made good use of it. January-March would be a long stretch! I always feel that way from the first day of school to Veteran's Day in November... No holidays! We have another staff development day next week and a few more holidays between now mid- Feb and then a long stretch to spring break in April.

I realized that I have never answered your question regarding my blog makeover... It was quite easy (I had someone else do it for me, lol). I do not have any design programs (or the talent) to create my own banners, so I hired a lovely gal to do them for me. I found her through Shannon Tuebner's blog. She was wonderful to work with, all I needed was a little patience rather than instant gratification. It took about a month to get up and going, but she installed it all for me as well. She designed the whole thing based off of some basic questions I answered for her and after looking at my blog/card style. There's a blinkie for her blog/website on my blog if you want to see what else she's done. :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Pure girly goodness! Love it!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful! Great idea to use the feel the sun sentiment for a v-day card!

Janelle said...

Such a beautiful combination of papers and you worked that silver doily in perfectly. love the tag with the sentiment like that.

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