Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Heartfelt Thinking

Hello friends and welcome to the middle of the week!
I believe we are also in the middle of January...wow, did that go by FAST!  Never-the-less, I am ready for warmer weather and Spring so that I can go out and enjoy the flowers and dig in some dirt! :)
I have a quick and simple creation to share with you for today:
I really like how this turned out too!  I have used some of my fave papers that I tend to hoard a bit as I think they have a nice color theme and Vintage style...what I am hoarding them for, I have NO idea!
I know that Valentine's Day is coming and I love hearts and all of the colors that go with it, but I don't send out Valentine cards...so I decided to make this a  "Thinking of you" type of card as I need to make a batch to send to a "Cards for a Cause" Hospice charity this month.

The banners are made from a die I had as well as the hearts.  Although this is simple, I think it has some really great warmth to it.  Hope you like it.

I've used a couple of challenges that I wanted to enter this for:
Addicted to CAS - challenge #29 - code word:  Die Cuts

Try Stampin' on Tuesday (Challenge #151) - sketch + optional "Love Plaid" theme

Aud Sentiments (Challenge #98) - any sentiment

That's all for me now and I will be around later to see what you're all up to, I have to get back to my daily chores right now though! BLAH!  Rather be stamping! :)  Thanks so much for stopping in today!

HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

50 comments:

Holly Young said...

This is darling Vicki. I love the papers you used, and the sponging around the edge of the background layer adds a lot. The little row of piercing on either side of the sentiment really draws the eye to it!

sandie said...

I can see why you love how this turned out! The colour combo really is soft and subtle, they really work well together and it is a lovely CAS design. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous CAS design. Love the flags and hearts.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Ardilla said...

Awesome card, Vicki!!!
Love the colors, the dp, the heart, the simplicity, so cute!!!
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

~ginny said...


I REALLY like it too Vicki! Clean and Simple - elegant and effective! Nicely done indeed! Thanks Vickie for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge!
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Tammy said...

Fabulous CAS design Vicki! I love the vintage feel and your beautiful banners!
Hugs, Tammy

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous...gonna have to do one for this sketch...how fun!

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Vicki!

hugs
Vanja

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Vicky, such a beautiful design and I love the soft colours.
hugs Sue xx

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulously CAS, my dear.
Hugs

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and beautiful papers! Might have to CAS your card!

aussie aNNie said...

OMGoodness this is gorgeous, I really love this and if I may kinda use the sketch at some stage...love it..xxx

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

This is such a soft and pretty card, Vicki. I love that you made it into a thinking of you card too. :) Thanks for playing with us this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
Sara H.

Patti J said...

Really, really love this sketch! Your card is wonderful, dear friend, and absolutely PERFECT take on the sketch!!! Thanks for the inspiration - might have to try this one!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Vicki. Fabulous design. Love the vintage feel of the distressed patterned papers. They are soft and subtle ... and work together perfectly. Love the design with the banners and your sweet double heart. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful thinking of you card Vicki!! I just love your choice of colors and all the banners!!
hugs,
Chris

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful! Love the colours of your papers and the specific touches of the paper piercing!

Deb said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! Love all those banners, such pretty colours too!
I am loving PL much more than I did regular scrapping. I can do so much more in a short time. It took me a while to be brave enough to dive in as it does seem expensive at the beginning. I waited for a great deal at Michaels and then got my stash bit by bit. I am showing a page next week as part of the Whimsy release.
Debxx

Rose said...

*LOVE* and what a great charity to make cards for :) Hospic is taking care of my mother so might see if they have a card drive in her town.

So glad you joined us on TSOT this week!

Hayley Kew said...

What a soft and pretty card, just lovely :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on a Tuesday this week, we sure hope to see you back again soon!!!

paula laird said...

Vicki this card is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesdays

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch! I love the colors and your crisp design. Well done, Vicki!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is a beautiful, CAS card. I love the banners and punching around the heart.

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness!!! This is one of the prettiest cards I've seen in a long time! I love everything about it!!! Perfect color combo and use of the patterned paper and the hearts are adorable! LOVE IT!
LYnn

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card love the banners and the hearts
Carol x

Amy Johnson said...

I love the style and colors of this card! very original!

julieprice3 said...

I love the neutral tones, nice layout too,
Hugs Julie P

downrightcrafty said...

morning Vicki this is gorgeous love the design
Hugs Kate xx

MiamiKel said...

Oh my word, pick my jaw up off the ground! Your work is always beautiful and inspiring Vicki but this one! GAH!!! Just absolutely LOVELY in every way! I hope this wins BIG TIME!!! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, I love the papers you have used - it's a fantastic CAS card. Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

MC said...

I love this style of card, and the colour scheme too! Gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at audsentiments! MC x

Nicole Tugrul said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the alternating banners. And the heart...all the lovely details just make this card! Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Regina said...

Oh, Vicki this looks gorgeous! I like the simple design!

sending big hugs
Regina

Dawn Frost said...

Love the design Vicki, fantastic papers!

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful card Vicki! Love the clean look, and the pretty colors too! hugs, Kimberly

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh that is so beautiful, love the colors and the fabulous sketch you used.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow, Vicki, the shades on this are beautiful and the layout you used is beautiful! Hugz!

sue t. said...

Love how you used the die cuts for the sketch!! i shoulda thought of that! Thanks for joining us at JUGS!

Karen said...

Love the colors on your card. the heart shape with embellishments add a nice touch. Glad you joined us at TSOT - Karen, DT

Jennyfer L said...

Beautiful CAS card!!!

Jennyfer L said...
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Jennyfer L said...

Fab CAS card!
Thanks for joining us over at AudSentiments this week and hope to see you again soon!
Jennyfer, DT

♥ AudSentiments DT ♥

♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

Lola said...

Oh this is stunning. Love the vintage feel and your little banners are adorable. Wonderful colors and layout!

Katherine said...

Valentine "inspired" works for me, this is lovely! I want to feature y our next week on Trendy Tuesday for Paper Crafter's Library blog (we're featuring paper piercing). The post will credit you with your project & link back to your blog. You can ck out the blog at http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/ You can email me with your complete name to include in the credit, or I can just call you *Vicki*...? If you do not wish to be featured for any reason, just let me know. Great work!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Vicki this is a fabulous clean and simple card I love how you have stamped the sentiment on the arrows, super work.
hugs
lorraine x

Asha said...

LOVE how this turned out, Vicki! Hope all is well with you.
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Kristie @ mypaperlife.com said...

Great color combo and use of the challenge sketch. I really like the piercing on the heart and middle banner. It's eye catching!

Shirley said...

Warm and wonderful Vicki!!

Shirley said...

Saw these cute and darling little penguins and immediately wondered about OWH!! They will be treasures and bring a smile to anyone's face!!!

Patti said...

Beautiful!! I NEED that die! : )