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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day - Just peeking in...

Hello friends!  Happy Valentine's Day!!  Are you spending it with your loved one?
 Hope you are doing well!
I had a bit of time to work on a fun Valentine's Day card for my sweetheart and I thought I would just make a quick post and share it with you! :)  (I do not have to worry about hubby seeing my post as he should have already received it by the time this goes up!)

I'm hoping to be back up and blogging again very soon, but for now I will share this card....
I absolutely fell in love with this "Bright Idea" stamp set from Technique Tuesday!  My hubby is an electrician, so this was a perfect set to make several cards for him for many different occasions! :)

I saw on Splitcoast Stampers that the Monday Clean and Simple challenge was to mimic a card from p. 37 of the Stampin' Up! catalog using this "stair step stamping" technique.  I decided to use the small hearts from the set instead of using the sentiment idea.  And although I've used different colors for each heart, the Real Red and Melon Mambo look almost exactly the same in this photo, but it looks so colorful in real life!  The lighter pink color is Pink Pirouette.  The light hanging down was stamped with Basic Gray and then I brushed some pink chalk around it and then glittered up the light dome of it.  I've also added a very thin strip of Basic Gray textured card stock to balance out the colors a bit on the one layer card.

Here are a couple of challenges that I'd like to enter this for:
Splitcoast Stampers Clean & Simple Cards (CAS259) - SU! Stair-Step Sketch
Color Throwdown (CTD279) - see below

Less is More - One Layer Week (anything goes)

I want to say thank you for stopping in today!  Hopefully I'll be coming back to regular blogging again soon.  Been having some problems being able to get into my stamp room and I have recently hurt my back which makes it even more difficult, but I will be here again soon! :)  I look forward to spending some time playing around with my stamps and ink again!  See ya soon!

HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*


50 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

soooo good to see you back...lovely card and wonderful stamps...welcome 'home'. xx

vicki said...

Hi vicki oh your card is gorgeous I bet your hubby loved it :)

Have a lovely valentines day

Hugs

Vic x

Asha said...

Missed you so much, my friend! So glad you're back and with this fabulous card! Go on...pamper the love of your life! Happy Valentine's Day and have a lovely weekend!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Marianne said...

beautiful card Vicki

Regina said...

hi, Vicki
this is so adorable! A card for the LOVE!
sending hugs Regina

jimlynn said...

Vicki, this will just be perfect for your electrician husband! And so very cute!! LOVE IT!
Lynn

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

Hello Vicki.. it`s so funny that you are back....
your creation ist wonderful.. I love it

Hugs
Anja

Desire Fourie said...

A stunning CAS design and a great take on the colour inspiration. Perfect for valentines.
{I would love you to take part in my 800 Follower Give-away where everyone is a winner who enters. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Laura Davis said...

Awwww what a cute card!
Laura

Deb said...

This is amazing Vicki, love that you gave it a very personal touch with the light fitting!
Hope your back is better soon!
have a great weekend, Debxx

Patti said...

Perfect! card for an electrician : ) I just love the soft glow from the light bulb!! : )

Thanks a bunch for visiting my blog and for your kind comment.

Happy Valentines Day!

Patti

ribenaruby said...

Hi Vicki my friend, we're all in the same boat so to speak..ill health seems to be a compulsory for the winter season. Thankyou for your wonderful comment, great to hear from you and card for your hubby is so apt! Happy Valentines to you too. Ruby x

Chrissy said...

Happy Valentines day Vicki..and such a clever and fabulous card for your Husband..brilliant.

luv CHRISSYxx

Wishcraft said...

Fab design hun, love the stamps you've used :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Ellen Taylor said...

Fantastic Valentine Vicki!! Love the pink glow from the light! Brilliant card and your sweetheart will love it! I literally feel your pain! I hurt myself in October and am waiting for back surgery. My christmas tree is still up~LOL I hope you fell better soon!! You won some blog candy on my blog in this post....
http://theserendipitousstamper.blogspot.ca/2014/01/a-winner-and-15-surprises.html
So please send me you snail mail to
ellentaylor38@yahoo.ca and I will have my daughter pop it in the mail.
Big feel better hugs!
Ellen

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Vicki, this is fabulous. What gorgeous stamping and such a great design! Have a very Happy Valentine's and a great weekend!

Sue said...

It's nice to see you back Vicki. Your card is gorgeous, such a fabulous design and I love the coloured hearts.
Sorry to hear that you have hurt your back. Take care and I look forward to see more from you soon.
hugs Sue xx

Julia Aston said...

Hey Vicki! what a fun card for DH - love that lamp and the great rows of hearts!

Tammy said...

Hi Vicki!! This is so cute, I love all of the hearts and the fab design... perfect for your electrician husband! I hope to see you soon, and have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

crafty-stamper said...

welcome back Vicki and hope your back feels better soon-great CAS card love the hearts and light and perfect sentiment
Carol x

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable card, love all the hearts! Hope you get back to blogging soon, I miss you!

Sue said...

Super fun card, and oh so ideal for your electrician hubby. Love the hearts and the way you spaced them, great technique! Happy Valentines Day.

Hugs
Sue

Patricia St Martin said...

Hey... Happy Valentines my friend. Your card is just adorable. The perfect CAS card. Spent the day with my granddaughter and we where doing some crafts so it was special.
Hugs, Pat

Patti J said...

Happy to see you back, Vicki! Your card is absolute fun, my friend! I'm sure your other half loved it! Thanks for sharing...Happy Valentines Day, And feel better soon!

Chris D. said...

Beautiful card, Vicki! So perfect for your hubby! Hope your back gets better soon!

susie morris said...

Hi vicki! I've missed you my friend! This card is just beautiful!! Happy Valentines Day! Thank you for your visit!

downrightcrafty said...

quirky my darl and fabulous could send this to my oh lol it is ace
Hugs Kate xx

Ardilla said...

What a great card, love the idea!!!
I am sure your husband loved it...
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

Lori said...

What a fun one layer design! I love the "stair step" hearts--looks great! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this awesome Valentine card, Vicki! What a delight! Love your glowing lamp over these fun hearts!

Davi said...

Vicki this is a fabulous card!! I really like the way you did the light, very cool. Your hubby loved it Im sure :) So good to see you out and about my friend!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card!!

Eulanda said...

Absolutely adorable!! Love that light and bright idea!! Hugs!

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous card Vicky!!! I love the stairstep.

Donna said...

Fantastic card Vicki, love the theme behind it and I bet hubby loved it! :) Donna ♥ x

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Vicki. Love the image and the sentiment. The row of hearts look great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous card! I love the colors and your stamping is perfect. So glad that you are doing well albeit busy. :)

Berni Cuttino said...

Hello Luv, lovin those hearts, so perfect for that special one.
Glad to see you back
Hugs

Anneke said...

this is a gorgeous valentine card and the little hearts
are perfect stampend in a pretty design.
have a nice week and hugs to you.
Ann

Lola said...

First, hope you are feeling better soon! Back pain is so awful! Second, what a cute card and I bet he loved it! I thought that was so cute, the connection to him being an electrician.

Olga said...

your cards have always impressed me so much!!!! this one is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for following me, I have joined your blog too! See ya soon!

Vickie Z said...

That lamp is adorable and love all those hearts!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic card, Vicki! Love all the hearts but the lamp is the best idea. Great sparkle. :-D

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh that is so cute, I love the great design and the cute image. I hope you are doing well my friend, looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations!

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

julieprice3 said...

What a clever design, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Vicki what a gorgeous card for your other half, love the design I bet he was well pleased with it.
hugs
lorraine x

Kimberly S said...

Super cute card Vicki, and so clever too! Hope you're doing well. :) hugs, Kimberly

bumblebee creations said...

Hope all is well, hun! Hope your back gets better real soon! Miss seeing all your lovely creations!

nwilliams6 said...

Fun card! Love the light and the pretty shading. So well done. Hugz!

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