Tuesday, January 4, 2011

LOVE is already in the air . . .

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I have THREE creations to share with you today and it seems that LOVE is in the air.  As fast as Christmas came & went ... Valentine's Day is right around the corner!!!  So I thought I'd better get a head start on these creations!


First is a FANTASTIC digi creation from "priscillastyles" Store called 'Heart Tree'.  If you haven't seen Priscilla's digis you really should take a moment and see what she has offered in her store!  This is just a SMALL SAMPLE of adorable images she has ready for your Valentine's Day creations.

Creating CAS (clean & simple) cards is not typically my style ... but with digis like the two I am sharing with you today ... you need not add many embellishments to create a masterpiece!  
Priscilla is also the creator of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and get ready for another amazing year of sketches on this blog beginning today!!  Here is the creation I have made for the MMSC85 challenge and this time around, I have used an image from Delicious Doodle and the CAS sketch for MMSC85.


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This next creation was made using a "heart corner"  digi image offered up by JenLee over on CDAC.  Yesterday was her birthday and for the 24 hours of her birthday she offered all of US a gift of this wonderful image.  I have used an image from the Crafty Secrets Valentine Cotton Scraps to go along with these beautiful hearts ... and the coloring was done using Prismacolor markers with a touch of red Stickles at the end.  The heart border is from Martha Stewart and the red satin ribbon & pearl heart are from JoAnne Fabric's.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you & your family are happy & healthy today!  
Snow is predicted for the end of the week here in Ohio, USA ... that makes me feel bad for the numerous Robins (SPRINGTIME birds) I saw outside the other day when the temperatures were unusually warm for this time of the year!  I guess they'll go back into hiding for a few more months!

Happy Crafting
Darlene

24 comments:

Teri said...

Awesome creations hun!

Bettina said...

oh, that three is sooo beautiful darlene. i love it. hugs

Selma said...

Darlene all three cards are so pretty. You are really getting a head start on Valentine cards.

mckinkle said...

Beautiful cards Dar, all so different and equally lovely! Thanks for the link for the Heart Tree as it is quite stunning! I love what youve done with it and like you, Im not really a CAS sort of girl but really love the look of them though!
Keryn x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super gorgeous cards, Darlene. Love the heart tree!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! Look at all of those hearts!! I so adore the beautiful tree!! Very pretty designs my friend!!HUGs

Priscilla said...

What a great post..so many lovelies to look at. Thank you so much for bring my Heart Tree image to live..I really love it and have used it in my store this week. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and sharing so many wonderful creations on this post.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Happy New Year Darlene!
You have been a busy girl! These are all gorgeous! The Priscillastyles tree is amazing and I said it before, but it looks 3D. So cool!

I just LOVE how you have colored Teri's corner rose! It looks soo good! Very, very pretty!

I have missed out on JenLee's image, but that was quite a heart shower! You made a perfect Valentines card! So soft and romantic!

You are good girl!

Thank you for sharing with us at Midnight Madness. I wish you the best for 2011 and hope you will play with us again next week!

Hugs
Gunn
Midnight Madness Design Team

Larisa said...

Great cards! But the last one is really fantastic!!!!
Happy New Year!!!
hugs. Larisa. xx

Valerie said...

Great cards! These all all amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at Midnight Madness.

Debs said...

Brill cards, you've certainly been busy a nd mega organised getting the valentines card done already.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love what you did with the hearts on the tree. What you did with the sketch is great too!

Happy New Year!

Reneé
Midnight Madness Design Team

Karen Hasheck said...

I am a new follower and friend via Feline Playful. Great blog! My number is 69, so I am looking forward to the 9th and all the comments and new followers on my blog too. If you want to visit sooner, the address is: http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com. Happy stamping!

Diana Queen said...

Darlene...all very beautiful projects...my fav is that absolutely gorgeous heart tree. You did Priscilla's image proud! ;D

Stephanie said...

So beautiful! Happy New Year! I have become a follower.

Lorie said...

What a stunning line up! Your cards are all beautiful, Darlene! Thanks so much for playing along with the MMSC! You rocked the challenge and then some! Beautiful job!!

Hugs,
Lorie MMDT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fantastic cards- I love the gorgeous tree with hearts! I am here from Feline Playful and am now a follower. I look forward to seeing lots of gorgeousness!

Guro said...

3 cards in a row, and all true beauties! Impressing Darlene I love the heart tree, and the 3D effect you have given it. And the rose on the thank you card; amazing!
Thank you so much for playing at Midnight Madness. Hope to see next week :-)
Hugs Guro

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am from Feline Playful blog.
I am a new Followers of your blog.
Your blog is beautiful.
Happy New Year!
Hugs Karla

Leanne said...

Hey Darlene! Just popping in from Feline's Playful and also to say thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some a sweet comment! It made my day! I'd love for you to follow me and I've just signed up to become a follower of your blog which is lovely by the way!! I love these cards especially the heart tree!! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2011!! Hugs, Leanne
www.createdbyLeanne.blogspot.com

marsha said...

Darlene,
All three cards look fabulous, but gotta say I LOVE the heart tree! This is just gorgeous with the pink and red hearts and that beautiful sky. Looking forward to see your next creation!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMSC-DT

Lisa Oliver said...

Your cards are beautiful! I enjoyed looked through your most recent posts. I have become a follower, thanks to Feline Playful, and I look forward to seeing more of your creations in 2011.

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Darlene - you are on a roll! Your cards are divine - as always - you are such a machine girl! Love it! I do love the simple elegance of the MMSC card - that image is perfect and gorgeous colouring on Priscilla's image! Love it! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we love to have you as part of our MMSC family! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful work!! I've enjoyed looking at your blog. I found your blog through Feline Playful.

Kendra