Hello my friends ... I hope you are staying warm!
Brrrr ... it's STILL cold here in NE Ohio, USA and I'm more & more ready for Springtime with every passing day! LOL! But I guess that will have to wait for a couple more months!
I am, however, sending you Warm Wishes with this creation I made for the challenge at Joan's Gardens this week. We were to make a Pink & White creation, using at least one heart and a pretty border.
There's a fun story behind the creation on this card.
The focus image actually is the result of a couple of card making 'bloopers'! The image is a photograph that my cousin Shirley took at her home last winter and she asked me to create 100 Christmas cards for her this year using this photo for the front cover. (see original photo below)
During the printing of her Christmas cards, I had a few print a bit off center so I put them aside to reuse the white flip side for other card making uses (recycle). Which is exactly what I did here. I used one of these sheets to die cut the 'white' heart circle I needed for the front of my card. BUT ... when I die cut it and flipped it over I was really impressed with how great the photo side looked and since the 'pink' sky also worked for the challenge requirement ... my entire card focus switched gears and this was the outcome! Don't you love it when a 'MISTAKE' turns into something beautiful!!!
Other products used on this creation are:
|Stamps: Verve 'Winter Mittens'|
|Paper: SU bridal pink, white|
|Ink: versafine black, versamark|
|Accessories: Memory Box 'Frostyville Border' die, Spellbinder 'Classic Hearts' die, Spellbinder 'Heart Circles' die, Sizzix snowflake EF|
OH! OH! OH!
And look at what was delivered to my house yesterday!
Hubby & I went to the matinee of Les Miserables yesterday and these were waiting for me when I came home! YEAH!!! Oh and BTW ... the movie was AWESOME!!! Hugh Jackman (what a hunk) & Anne Hathaway were AMAZING! We had seen the stage play in Pittsburgh several years ago but the movie made the actually STORYLINE easier to follow. I'm so glad we went trudging through the snow to see it!
Well, I guess you know what I will be doing today!
Time to practice 'blending' and 'coloring' with my new Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers!
Oh Happy Day!!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone and as always . . .
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