Friday, January 02, 2009

BC80 A New Year Filled with LOVE

Happy New Year to you all. Did you all go kick-up your heels? My DH and I opted to spend a quiet evening at home...which was just fine with me. We saved our traditional dinner out - ringing in the new year - on the 1st...so much easier to get a reservation then. *grin* Every year I suggest that we make reservations as early as October so that we aren't left with taking the only reservation available (4:30 PM)...and each year my adorkable DH puts it off, and procrastinates until it's too late. So I just suggested that we wait until the first. Perhaps this will be a new tradition with us. :)

Last week I opted not to participate in the Blogger's Challenge just because of the timing with the holiday, using going out of town, blah, blah, blah. But, I'm back and have enjoyed plenty of crafting time since being on vacation. (I could REALLY get used to this staycation stuff) Talk about being lazy...lol. I AM proud to say that I HAVE gotten dressed each day, resisting the urge to stay in my PJs all day long.

Today's Blogger's Challenge was to create a project using Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Red (I guess any shade of red) and white or cream. Since I received my Basic Grey - Bittersweet paper from I {Heart} Papers, I have been digging into these yummy designs.

I'm pretty sure that the barrage of Christmas cards that you have been seeing on blogs and galleries will now be replaced with cards suited for Valentine's Day, and I'm in full Valentine's Day mode in my crafting. I thought this color combination would make a great "love" card.


While looking for embellishments for this card, I found some silver metal words in my stash. Well, I didn't really want silver because the little bling stickers are outlined in gold, so I took my Krylon metallic marker and colored my silver word in GOLD...then to blend a little better with the patterned paper, I sponged on a little red ink to give it a slight color highlight.

I hope you will take a moment and check out all the other inspiration by my Blogger's Challenge buddies. A complete list along with links can be found by clicking the Blogger's Challenge logo along the left-hand sidebar of my blog.

My thanks go out to you today for your continued encouragement and visits to my blog! I really appreciate YOU!

Supplies: Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds, Borders & Corners-Hearts (PTI); Papers: Bittersweet (Basic Grey), Chocolate Chip, Red, Baja Breeze; Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red; Accessories: Heart Rain Drops (Cloud 9 Designs), Labels One Nestabilities, Brown Rick Rack from stash, Dot Sparkler's (Stampendous) Metal Words (Craft Essentials)

22 comments :

Nikki Bond said...

This is stunning! LOVE the DP...the micro eyelets...the shiny hearts.....you used such wonderful details! Goregous! {sMILEs}

Basement Stamper said...

Like you, I hung out at home. Hubby and son were at a Bowl game and I stamped. That was nice.

Love the patterned paper you used on this card. The card turned out great!

Lisa Bohler said...

There are so many delicious details on this card! That DSP is gorgeous and I love that you changed the text to gold. You even remembered the inside of the card! Super cute!

Lisa Somerville said...

In one word
STUNNING

Love everything about this Lynn

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Lynn! This is beautiful! Fantastic patterned paper! From the looks of things, the inside is just as lovely as the outside! :D

StampingSelene said...

This is absolutly gorgeous! WOW!!! Great Job!

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous!!!! I can't wait to get my Bittersweet this weekend!!!

Connie said...

WOW...that is one awesome card, Lynn! Great job with the challenge.

Nancy said...

This is such a great card!! Love how you changed the word to gold!

Patti Chesky said...

Stunning!!! There are so many details to comment about. Thanks for the idea about altering those metal words. I have some of those in my stash too!!

Robin Merriman said...

You too are back with a bang! Great job, Lynn. I love the paper and all your layers. What a great way to start 09.

I kwym about dh. Mine is adorkable too, but that's why I love him sooo much!

Kathie Bailey said...

Lynn, this is drop dead gorgeous!

Happy New Year!

Chrissy D said...

WOW Lynn, this is absolutely STUNNING! I love your embellishments too and I see a peek of the inside! FABULOUS card!

Sheryl said...

Beautiful! Love the hearts and your designer paper is GORGEOUS!

Dee Jackson said...

gorgeous card! I really like that dp.
Happy New year!

Tangii said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I can't pick 1 thing I love about cause I love it all! The dot on the "i" in Cherish is a perfect touch, the hearts are wonderful and the dp is perfect!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

OMG How Gorgeous is this! Super job and you even did the inside of the card as well. Fabulous!!!

Kristen said...

Lynn, great card. Love all your elements

Lori said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Lynn! I love all the little details you added here.

xiumaiyuki said...

That's beautiful!!! Just wanted to pop by and tell you happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Very pretty!

terriavidreader said...

I love this card! Wow! I've been checking out valentine cards for a while, and so far, this is the best!