Thursday, January 12, 2012

Valentine Wishes

Firstly, thank you all so very much for the really encouraging comments and tips you left for me about my lack of mojo!  You are all very special! I think it is slowly coming back.

I did go to my craft room last night once Natasha was asleep and managed to make a Valentine's card using one of the sketches from the CAS class.

Paper: HA Pool notecard & patterned paper; Neenah; My Mind's Eye; PTI cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Evergreen Bough distress ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (Graph Background & sentiment)
Other: double heart punch; Memory Box "Marietta Buckle "Die; dimensional squares

Seeing as I had the Pool paper out and also that little double heart punch I just decided to continue using it.   I also found that the Evergreen Bough distress ink is a perfect match for the HA Pool colour.  I used the ink to stamp the Graph background and also to swipe onto that wider strip of paper you see in the design.

Don't you just love that little Marietta Buckle die!  It cuts like a dream!  This is my first Memory Box die and I am really pleased, very high quality.

Thank you for coming by to take a look!

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Lovin' the Pool colors and especially the graphicness (is that a word??) of the grid!! So simple and VERY cool! And yes, that die is so cute!!

CinnamonSally said...

There we are Brenda you are definately on the way back. This card is really cute and I love that new die!!

Lin said...

I love the pretty die-cut around the hearts, Brenda - I'd say the mojo is back big time!

Tiffany said...

Ooh, very sweet card! I truly love that die you used!

Lisa said...

I'm with the other Miss Lisa (hee!) the grid paper and color is fun! Glad to hear about the memory box dies, I have my eye on a few!!!

Maureen Morton said...

So dear, Brenda! I love the unusual color combo, too. I am a fan of Memory Box dies - have several. Great card!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the hearts over the die - such a great choice of colors :(

Kathy (krolski) said...

Cute card! I love the colors with the bright red heart.

Trinh said...

Love the pool with the pop of red, Brenda. Definitely nothin' wrong with your mojo!

Karen said...

Oh Brenda this is darling! Love the colors and the grid background!

Judy1223 said...

Looks to me like someone's mojo is back! Really pretty card!

walchowDesign said...

So glad to see that your mojo is back, Brenda! Beautiful card with the grid bg and love the lacey die!

Dawn said...

What a great card Brenda. You really captured the essence of CAS here.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Teal and red - fabulous color combination Brenda. I really like the scalloped circle behind the heart too!

Rosemary said...

super sweet card, brenda! looks like your mojo has made a return!

Cathy Fong said...

Very lovely color! the heart looks so cute and the new die looks beautiful :) love that little strip stamped with hero arts magical background too. i thought it was pattern paper

Stella said...

That die you used is gorgeous! this card simple but elegant. Love it!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, Love your card--love the red heart and the pool color together. I know what you mean about not having any mojo. I have been going through the same thing since before Christmas. I think mine is coming back (I hope.). Take care and God bless.

Michelle said...

I do love the memory box die...good to know they are of good quality! love this valentine's day card...sweet design!

sheila said...

perfect little card....love the color combo!

Jenne said...

This is gorgeous and I love that it isn't in the traditional colours.