Friday, January 8, 2010

Stamp Simply, The Play Date Cafe & SNOW

Happy Friday Everyone! Those of you dealing with the snow & cold ... I hope you are able to stay in, be creative & drink hot chocolate! That's MY PLAN!!!

Today's Stamp Simply challenge over on Sharon Johnson's blog is to use "hearts"! I could provide SEVERAL creations samples for this challenge. I've been asked to create 60 Bridal Shower Invitations using Valentine's Day as the theme ... you know, red-white-pink-hearts, etc.! But of course, I created a seperate, special card for Sharon's challenge.
I was playing around with ideas for the invitations and had these two hearts laying on my work table that I made using different sized Nestabilities Heart dies. The designer paper is Foof-a-la and I have used the little hearts that are left over when you use the new Martha Stewart heart border punch & a white satin bow as my embellishments. This is about as CLEAN & SIMPLE as I get!!


What a fun color challenge is up this week over on The Play Date Cafe blog! This week we are to use BLACK, WHITE, GOLD & SILVER. Since I had this Foof-a-la designer paper still sitting on my table from Sharon's creation, I decided to use it again for this card. My image is from a CD of vintage images I purchased on Ebay a long time back and can't remember the name ... sorry!

I'm sure you all know how difficult it is to photograph anything using metallic paper but I did the best I could. I've used gold metallic to back my image ... using a Nestabilities scallop rectangle die as well as the smallest heart (Nesties classic hearts die). For my use of SILVER, I chose to use silver metallic ribbon over the designer paper strip panel as well as a heart punched out with the new Martha Stewart heart punch and then overlayed a silver heart cut with a Nesties classic heart die. Both the main card & the accent strip of designer paper have been edged using a Gold Pilot marker. Hope you like it!!!


Now I would like to share with you a "glimpse" outside my sliding glass door ... looking across the back yard. I know we don't have nearly as much snow as some other parts of Ohio & the midwest ... but it's enough for me!!

Believe it or not ... I DID fill all of my birdfeeders yesterday before the NEXT big storm predicted started to come through and it was covered faster than the little birds could find the seed. The poor little things will have to really WORK hard for their lunch today!!

As I type this, the snow has stopped ... but they are saying we are expecting another 5-6" in our area throughout the remainder of the day. We'll see ... the sky is starting to look a lot clearer and I'm thinking it has gone around us. Again ... that's okay with me!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I always enjoy hearing from you! Stay warm, stay happy and keep stamping ... I will come by for inspiration!!! Happy Day Everyone!


chercroppin said...

That heart card is stunning Dar! You will do an amazing job on that order : )

That second card is really neat! Love the color combo, those hears and that black ribbon/'s perfect!

Wow...look at that snow! I haven't seen snow like since I lived in Michigan when I was like 11!

CelticWoman said...

Stunning creation for the challenge, love the hearts in the different colors, thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. Sand

Amy Johnson said...

Such lovely romantic cards Darlene!

Teri said...

Loving these cards! Good luck avoiding the snow hun!!
Teri x

Julie said...

Your cards are beautiful, Darlene! Can't believe your doing 60 for a briday shower--you're a good woman to do it!

So glad you've been playing along with us at The Cafe'--you're such a great supporter!

Love the beautiful snowy images you shared--hope you enjoy it AND the hot chocolate! Stay warm & cozy, my friend!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Beautiful cards!!! - as for the bird feeder is this the aviary version of a Frosty Freeze? hehehehe

The Rubber Maid said...

Very nice work on your cards. We also had tons of snow. Really impressed with your grand daughter's ability to work on cars. That is awesome. Pat

peggy gatto said...

your new art is ALL lovely and I really like your playdate!
Sending you polar fleece hugs!

Alanna said...

Gorgeous cards. I love how you did the hearts on the first one.

Stay warm and safe.

Neet said...

Super cards, especially the second one which is what directed me to your blog (PDC).
Nice to see you feeding the birds - I have been busy making seed cakes for them.