Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hearts and Flowers

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a happy start to their weekend. Mine has been productive already this morning; but now I intend to just relax and curl up with my book for as long as the kids are occupied (and my oldest is still asleep!) I actually have, not one; but two cards to share with you today! I know, right?! I actually managed to get both of these done yesterday whilst the kids were at school; but didn't have a chance to get them posted.
In other news, I am a little sad to report that none of my cards were selected for Paper Crafts Stamp It 9 call. I was a little discouraged; but I know I'm not the only one either. I thought about going and ahead and sharing what I submitted; but I think I'm going to just hang on to them for a little longer. I haven't quite decided if I want to submit them for Stamping Royalty or not. The competition for getting published is stiff, that's for sure!
Anyhow, enough of my sob story, let's get to these cards!! The first one is for the 2nd Week of Viva La Verve. (I did the 1st one last week; but I haven't uploaded it to my SCS gallery yet.) I have really been liking the look of lots of white space and the dry embossing on white as well. I really wanted to keep this card pretty simply, so I chose a color palette of Enchanted Evening, White and Hawaiian Shores. The sentiment is a Plain Jane from Verve and the "xoxo" at the bottom is a little stamp found in Verve's "Tag Time" Set. The flowers, are of course, from Prima. In the photo, the center flower looks cream; but it's actually white.
 Challenges for this card:

ATC&Cards with Attitude: Flowers
Bloggers Challenge: In Bloom
Allsorts Challenge: Free and Easy February

Now, on to the second card! This one is for February's SFYTT challenge (In case you don't know what that stands for it's Sketch for You to Try!) What a fun sketch this was and easy to work with. I decided to make a card that I can send to my hubby later since he will be gone for a while longer yet. I  took this picture outside and well, you know me...always taking crooked pictures! Anyhow... I used Kraft, Dark Chocolate,  White and Ruby Red for this card. The heart stamps and the sentiments are from Hero Arts "Year Round Sentiment" set. Not a whole lot really to talk about this card. It's really as simple as it looks!

Challenges for this card:

Card Crafter's Circle: Valentine's or Hearts/ Love
Crafty Ann's Challenge: Love is in the Air
Phindy's Place: Circles
2 Sisters Challenge: I heart you
Craft Your Days Away : Get Stitchy

Have a great day everyone and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Ann Whitfield said...

Don't be discouraged Dori, your cards are lovely and will be treasured by their recipients. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Anne said...

Both your cards are beautiful Dori! I love the red, white, kraft colourscheme, looks great, thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place Challenge!

Gaynor Greaves said...

really pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, Gaynor DT :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous cards sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


Ida said...

These are both very nice cards. The embossing and colors are so pretty on #1 - Love all the hearts on #2.

Debs said...

Two beautiful cards - love the embossing and colours of the first one.Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards. Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

fatmonica said...

These are lovely cards-I especially like the first.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards, wonderful design! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful cards, love the sentiment on that first one. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge.

Trish and Treasure said...

Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Crafter’s Circle this week. The embossing is fabulous and I like how you created the flower,really beautiful card!!!!! I hope to see you again next week for our latest challenge.
Trish Munro
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic cards! Thanks for playing along with the February SFYTT!

febe said...

Beautiful work on both cards. The first one is so perfect in white. The second is awesome in red. Great job!

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Julia Ionov said...

Such a wonderful and fantastic cards! I am going to try these two. It's been a while that I started practicing making cards but i it's so amateur. LOL I'll just keep on practicing... Love your works.
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Christian Store said...

I especially loved the embossed designs...