Wednesday, February 5, 2014

You Gotta Have Heart


Is anyone getting tired of all the Valentine and love cards lately!!!!!  Whew!  Just about another week and then we can move on to something else.......thank goodness, right!

I used the Falling Hearts stencil from Simon Says Stamp and some really bright red embossing paste that I recently purchased at a stamp store going out of business in the city.  I picked it up and was trying to decide if I really wanted to buy it or not (even though it was a good price) and then figured, why not......Ka-ching into the basket it went.....along with several other things I didn't really need but just had to have.  You know the feeling I'm sure!   The pink vellum.......when I first started this hobby (addiction) a friend gave me a ton of paper - patterned paper, card stock, specialty papers, and vellum.  I've got so much vellum and patterned paper I'd have to live to be 180 to use it all.  Doubt if I'd be able to see much at that age so figured I'd start using some of it now.  I cut the banner and then added the "love" die (stacked).  A pretty quick and easy card.

I'll enter this in the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays (Over the Edge) and Eureka Stamps challenge (Red, Pink, and White), and Simon Says Stamp (have a heart).



Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

41 comments:

Marilyn said...

Very pretty Lynn. Love the contrast of the red hearts on the white paper and the velum and cutout sentiment just bring it all together. Great card!

Donna Hanley said...

This card is lovely. I have the falling stars, but not the hearts. I think after viewing your beautiful card it will become one of those items that I really NEED. Those little sequins give your card such a special touch. I, too, have more vellum than any human on this earth should have. When I first started scrapbooking I used it so much that after a few years I put it all in the back of the closet so as not to see it for a long time. Maybe I should dig some out now. Have yourself a marvelous day, Lynn. It is snowing right now here. Getting 3-6 inches this morning and then sleet and rain. Going to be a big mess.

Tammy said...

Love, love your card and I especially like the pink vellum with the red! Great card!

Benzi said...

That bright red embossing paste has come in very handy, Lynn. How pretty will all the red hearts. I like your pink vellum, too.

I think I may be through with the valentine cards. I don't usually make a lot but made more this year than I usually do. I'm ready to go back to Christmas cards....my favorite to make. :-)

JD/ Jill said...

I'm not tired of seeing Valentine cards yet. Expecially when they look as pretty as yours. I definitely would have bought that red embossing paste. (I like to use stencills.) Makes me feel sad when I hear about yet another stamping store going out of business.

Irish Cherokee said...

Elegant simplicity. CAS is my prefered. The more complicated the harder to make it easy to get into. Nailed it Lynn.

Blessings

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Fabulous card! Glad to hear I'm not the only one with enough paper to last until I'm 180 years old!!! (and think of all the new stash we'll accumulate in that time?!)

candlesinthegarden said...

Beautiful, clean and simple card Lynn. Really loving the bright red embossing paste! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays ;-)

Anne Temple said...

Great card and love the red embossing paste. I've been playing around with embossing paste lately too and it's so much fun. Love the pink vellum too.

Laura Davis said...

LOVE this!
Laura

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Loving all those hearts... and the sequins!

NanaConnie said...

I'm done with my Valentine cards but this one just inspired me, Lynn! I glad to know that was done with a stencil and that you didn't have to spend the time to do it all freehand. I think it's exquisite and I love the pink vellum. Beautiful, my friend.

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful Lynn, love the gorgeous hearts and the vellum.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Bonnie said...

This die makes such a pretty card! Love that vellum tag!

Erin said...

LOVE the hearts and vellum... so pretty!

Amber Holder said...

This is stunning! I just love that pink vellum :)

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Lynn, its beautiful!!
Kevin xx

Deepti said...

I agree I too want this Valentine to get over with ;) but also looking forward to it as I expect to get some crafty gifts lol :) but ur card looks gorgeous, I never knew that there's a pink vellum too :D

Carol L said...

I just love all those falling hearts! They're so delicate and fragile looking but make for one fantastic card! The vellum panel & sentiment just works perfectly with those tiny sequins! NJ!

Becky said...

Ya, I am tired of Valentines, and I have not created many. This is beautiful, I just love all the hearts.

Diane said...

Beautiful card Lynn...love the addition of the pretty vellum...I think we are all alike that we have way too much of everything, but does that stop us from buying...heck no, and I just sent in an order yesterday for what I can't even remember, that tells you I really needed it...heck if they put it out there we will buy it...lol!! so when Valentines is over, what is next??

Kat W said...

Fabulous use of the stencil and I love the bright red against the white background. A lovely way to use the vellum too even if it didn't use much out of your vellum mountain!
It's a really lovely CAS card and I am totally not sick of all the love themed creations - it's one of my fave themes :-)
Big hugs, Kat x

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this sweet, sweet Valentine, Lynn!

MiamiKel said...

An absolute VISION this is! Lovely all the LOVE on your blog :)

Emily said...

Great card...I love it! Nice to hear someone else express their holiday burnout. I'm not the only one!

Mary J said...

What a great card, Lynn! I totally love how you used the hearts and sentiment!

MaryH said...

Wow! This is wonderful. That red emb. paste was meant for you & this card..that's why it jumped in your basket! You used it superbly. Liking this stencil really well, and your vellum Love was a super embellishment too. Well DONE! I'm not tired of Valentine cards- especially when they are as pretty as this one. TFS

Emily Leiphart said...

You are hilarious, Lynn! It's a good thing that red paste and pink vellum came in handy for this card 'cause they look amazing together. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart!

Tammy said...

This is beautiful Lynn, I love all of the hearts and that fabulous love die cut!
Tammy x

Diane said...

Greetings Lynn,

Who could be getting tired of valentine cards when here you create a stunning one. Love the cascading hearts, and fun lettering.

Hugs diane

Maxine D said...

Super cute, super sweet and stunning Lynn.
Blessings
Maxine

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh yes, that feeling. "But I'm not coming back, and it's on sale, and ooooh, ok." lol Love the vellum poking over the edge!

Shirley said...

How elegant! I really like every detail, including the love die cut and those sequins too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

SUCH a winning card, again! And again, thank you for the inspiration, Lynn. I, too, have tons of paper, including vellum and am totally using this genius idea!! Hugs, Darnell

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful. Love all those hearts.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How wonderful is this card! Love the hearts with paste- and you did a fab job with it too! Love the vellum- awesome touch!

Monica said...

So sweet, simple and fresh.

Monica said...

There is a lot of romance coming from him and he makes me smile.

Sharon said...

Another beautiful creation!

Lesley said...

gorgeous card just the ticket for Valentines day best wishes Lesley x

Margaret said...

I think you made a wise investment in the red paste! It looks fantastic on your wonderful card!
I almost spit coffee on the screen when I read your 'live to be 180' remark! No wonder we found each other in blogland-kindred spirits!!