Thursday, January 6, 2011


Good Day to you all!  
This is a scheduled post due to the fact that I will be spending the day at the hospital with my Mom over in Pennsylvania today!  She caught a cold over the holiday's and although she thought she was getting better, it came back on her and now she's dehydrated along with all the congestion a cold/flu can cause.  Please say a little prayer that she has a speedy recovery .. I appreciate it!  She'll be 81 on January 27th.

I just couldn't wait to share this creation with you!!  Over on CDAC (Crafter's Digital Art Center), Priscilla starting setting up monthly 'classes' ... in December we made Angels and now in January we are making HEART POCKETS.  Denise has offered the template, directions and samples HERE.  What fun and you could make these for ANY occasion ... doesn't have to be Valentine's Day but of course hearts are always perfect for Feb. 14th.

Isn't this adorable?  As I was creating my card using this NEW technique, I also kept in mind a few challenges going on right now that are requesting SOMETHING NEW.  

Here's the recipe for my creation:
Image:  NEW Heartwarming Vintage Vintage Photo Creative Scrap (came in the mail only today)
Papers:  Paper Pizazz dp, white cs
Inks:  Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories:  NEW pink lace w/pearls & small eyelet, NEW Making Memories Heart Charm, NEW Outline Stickers (rak), gold pilot marker for outlining, Kaiser pearls, Nestabilities scallop heart dies, Fiskars decal scissors, Wilton paper doily, scallop border punch, Michael's dotted swiss ribbon
Technique:  NEW Heart Pocket

I apologize for the lesser quality photos ... for some reason my camera was acting up when i was trying to get these pictures and it kept loosing sharpness and it made my distress ink look orange ... but I think you get the idea how pretty this card really is IRL.

Here are the other challenges I mentioned:

Creative Cottage #30 - Something NEW
Woodware USA - Something NEW
Paper Sundaes - Something NEW
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Something New + ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  And thanks in advance for your prayers!  (update forthcoming)



Teri said...

Oh no! Give my best to Mum won't you!!?? As you know I don't pray, but she's in my thoughts hun.
Gorgeous card - might have to check out that technique. . .

marsha said...

Darlene, this is so adorable! Love the image, DP and colors - wowzer!

AnItA mArIe said...

wow Darlene that is totally beautiful...hugs Anita

monica said...

che bella

monica said...

che bella

Dorcas said...

Hi Darlene!
So sorry to hear your mum is so unwell. I do hope she'll have a quick recovery!
Your card is awesome! I love that heart pocket! I need to try that one. :-)

Rebekah said...

What wonderful work thanks for sharing at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

Nancy said...

Gorgeous, Darlene!! I hope you received your Woodware USA happy mail! Thanks for playing along with us at Woodware USA this week!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Found you through Feline Playful. Terrific Blog!

Happy New Year!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful vintage creation Darlene!! I just love the heart pocket design!
Happy New Year my friend!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am praying all goes well with your Mom.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

That is so pretty! Love the heart pocket, the doily, and the pearls! Hope you Mother is feeling better soon!

faithnme said...

Oh most yes your Mom is in my prayer.. speaking healing on her now.. I love your creaions I am going to have to give this a try. NOw following from Feline Playful


Mandy said...

Just popping over from Feline Playful...I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum I hope she makes a speedy recovery,I know what a worry it is as my Mum was in hospital before Christmas and she will be 80 on the 20th January..Your card is beautiful,love the pocket and your colours and image...Have become a follower and will be back again soon..
Mandy xx

alethea said...

I love this card!!! I've been a member of CDAC for awile now but haven't had the chance to join in challenges! It is my goal this year to do so!! I am popping in from feline playful and am now a follower!!

Karen Howard said...

WOW, this is really stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with give a comment, receive a comment at Feline Playful! Hoping you find all sorts of crazy creativity in 2011. I’m now a follower. Hugs, Karen

Cindy2 said...

While your card style isn't mine, I admire your artistry. Great cards. Visiting from Feline Playful and looking for inspiration. C2

Kristi said...

Sweet card, Darlene! I hope your mom is feeling better~


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Margo said...

Oh what a lovely card, I love this image !
I'm a Feline follower (N°15)

Jagusia said...

Sweet card!
Your blog is wonderful :o)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your Mom.

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a great card! Hope your mum's okay! hugs, Christine (#71@FP)

Connie M. said...

Oh Darlene! This is just sooo pretty! Love this heart pocket!! Thanks so much for playing in the RRR challenge!! Hugs!!