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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sending My Love

Happy Thursday Peeps!  I know it's been pretty quiet here on the blog.   It took me a few days to recuperate from that nasty flu bug.  Now I am SUPER behind in so many things.  I have been busy creating, but it's for things that I can't show til this weekend.  Which actually begins TOMORROW.  Wow!  The week has flown by!  Speaking of tomorrow, it's the Release Party for PaperWorks Co.  They are introducing two new characters.  You can join us for some fun on the blog starting at 8pm my time:)  That's when all the new stamps will be revealed along with some samples to get your creative juices flowing.  Peggy also has some giveaways planned.  Hope to see you then!

  Now onto the card for today.  I whipped this up quickly this morning before everyone got up.  I am so excited because it covers quite a few challenges:  Yippee!




I used that Bo Bunny Love Bandit paper again.  I am sooo behind on Valentines right now that this sheet is going to make whipping up some cute, quick cards very easy for me.  Phew!  I made this card for The Color Throwdown  to use soft sky, pink, and kraft, The CCEE challenge to use hearts and a charm, The EBTKS challenge to use box tops, and the ABC blog SWEETHEART challenge.  I'm also going to add this to Paper Crafts February Gallery Challenge.

Are you wondering about the box tops?  Well, I just got rid of all my recycling last night so do you think I had an empty cereal box anywhere?  Nope!  I decided to take the remaining cereal out of th Fruity Pebbles box and will make my son finish it this morning..lol.  I used my Spellbinder's Heart Nesties to cut out two hearts and painted them with some acrylic paint.  Once dried, I stamped them with Antique Linene Distress ink and my Weathered back ground stamp.  I sponged the edges and added some pretty Melissa Frances pearls.  You would never know that Fred Flintstone's face is on the other side of those hearts.   

That's all for me today.  I'll see you back here tomorrow for another challenge creation!






What's In It?
Stamps: Weathered BG, Hearts Afire (verve)
Ink: pink colorbox, antique linen TH distress
Paper: Kraft, off white text DCWV, 
Other: Bo Bunny  Love Bandit cut out sheet, box, ribbon, charm, mounting tape, flourish EF, EK success border punch, scalloped edge punch, paint, MF pearls, paper piercer, heart nesties

27 comments:

Patti J said...

"Whipped this up"??? Girl you are phenomenal!!! It would have taken me a whole day to create this beauty! I love it, Nikki - those colors are gorgeous together, love the layout, the ribbon, and knowing that good old Fred is holding it all up makes me happy! You da best!

scalder said...

Okay Nikki, you have way too much energy! Did this in the am BEFORE everyone got up? Man, I can hardly open my eyes in the am!! Love the colours and you're right, who would think Fred is hiding behind those hearts:) Way to go girl! You are truly an inspiration--now for more coffee!!

Tammy said...

Love the distressed look on those hearts!! and the colour!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Nikki, this is just the cutest!! LOVE your colors!! YUM!! And the darling hearts and envelopes are just the bomb!! LOVE this sweet card!!

Ann said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love it! Thanks for playing with us Kitchen Sink girls! :D

Broni said...

This is just adorable!!! I love that big pink bow and the big white scallops!!! Thanks for playing in the Throwdown with us!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

This is so sweet and pretty! I love all the envelopes and pretty colors! Thanks for playing in our CCEE challenge!

Meredith said...

So glad to hear you're on the mend! This card is adorable!

KAREN said...

Very pretty and soft, like the crackle on the hearts.

Tammy Hershberger said...

SUPER cute! I love the pearls and the charm and all your great details! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is wonderful. I love the colors, the lay out and those sweet little envelopes. Thanks, for joining us in the CCEE challenge.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Sheesh! I wish I could just "whip up" something like this!! Over the top stinkin' cute!! Thanks so much for playing with us over at ABC Toys & Crafts!

Dotty Jo said...

Just beautiful Nikki - love that colour scheme!!! Don't forget to get plenty of rest, 'flu is really draining, Jo x

jen said...

Super cute- and I love the colors! I am loving recycling my cereal boxes as chipboard! :)

Anonymous said...

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Courtney Baker said...

Very cute! And I'm with Patti... you just whipped this up? I'm jealous!

Justine said...

WOW, I am so in love with your project and will definately link back to you when I CASE it. Great job creating those fun hearts. I love the crackle look. What a great interpretation of the ABC Toys & Crafts Challenge I love you...."Sweetheart"

Winter said...

So pretty, as always! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS Challenge! :)

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a happy card, it makes me smile. Thanks for joining in on our first challenge at ABC Toys and Crafts blog.

Heather said...

Love the embossed background. This is very pretty.

dpkennedy said...

Ooh-this is stunning! Love those distressed hearts! Your layout is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

LeAnne said...

VERY pretty---the charm is a fun addition, and your layout is great! Hope you're feeling better!

Stacey Schafer said...

super cute...love the mini envies:)

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge! :)

Debi said...

Lovely job on this. Thank you for playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a sweet card...thanks for playing with the CCEEers

Jinny Newlin said...

What a pretty card! Congrats on being named a Domestic Diva!