January 13, 2010

happy heart day

Well, it isn't really heart day - but I just couldn't resist getting some happy love cards up on the old blog-O.  And look at that - today is my blog-o-versary to boot!  I can't believe I've been blogging for 2 years!  What a crazy journey it's been - and that is a fantastic crazy.  OK, back to the this delish card.  I started by stamping this fun little tree from Love Everywhere in Memento Rich Cocoa and then added the hearts to it.  I wanted to add some dimension to the main image, so I popped a few hearts up on dimensionals and then stamped and cut out the park bench and popped it up as well.  I love having images overlap the edge of a panel - it makes the card feel more 3-D to me.  I also sponged the Choice Buttercream card stock with Pink Pirouette ink to make it a bit more soft.  The paper and ribbon is from the Valentine Key Ingredients kit, which made this card SO easy to bring together.  No guesswork on what matches - love that.  The layout is from Julee's MOJO121.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you back soon -

recipe -
stamps: love everywhere
paper: prism classic red, prism blush red medium, choice buttercream card stock, be loved (my mind's eye)
ink: memento rich cocoa, riding hood red, pink pirouette
accessories: vanilla twill ribbon, oval & oval scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals 


  1. Ooooh this is so cute Karen! I can't put my finger on it, but there's just something so soothing about this card. Love everything about it!

  2. Fabulous take on the Sketch - Karen!!! Love your card!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. Love the tree!! Totally darling and the popped up hearts are a great touch. Fabulous use of Julee's Mojo sketch too.

  4. Happy blog-o-versary! This is a dee-lish card! Love the tree- and the hearts over the edge look fab! ;)

  5. This card is fabulous! Love the cut out hearts and the multiple reds with buttercream and white. Adorable.

  6. I LOVE this card. Everything about it is FABULOUS!!!

    OOooh and ... "Happy Blogoversary to YOU... Happy Blogoversary to YOU... Happy Blogoversary to "the sweetest thing" Karen... Happy Blogoversary to YOU!!!

    hehehe... I assure you that was all sung perfectly in tune, with absolutely NO squeals or out of tune bits... hehehe... well according to Jorja and Ella it was!!!

    Seriously though Happy Blogoversary... and Thankyou for inspiring us all so very much.

    Mwah xxxxx


  7. Oh this is the sweetest thing Karen! Love the monochromatic color and that heart tree is darling!! Happy blogaversary- I love following your blog!