Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hugs & Kisses!

Hey Chickies!

Is it Tuesday already?  Holy smokes!  I can't believe how fast this month is flying by - it's kind of freaking me out a little bit.  I've been on a so-called "diet" since January 1st in an effort to lose a little bit of weight before hubby and I head to Cabo San Lucas at the end of this month.  I really wanted to be able to wear a bikini.  Unfortunately, I don't have a huge amount of will-power . . . in fact, my will-power is pretty much shot!  I slipped up a couple of times this past weekend such that any headway I may have made is now gone!  Ugh!  Guess I'll be wearing a tankini in Mexico.  It's probably just as well . . . nobody really wants to see a 50 year old body in a bikini!  LOL

STAMPS:  Hugs and Kisses Birds (Hero Arts), Clouds Background (Hero Arts)

INK:  Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
PAPER:  Pure Poppy CS (PTI), Pretty In Pink CS (SU), White CS (Neenah), Bitty Dots DP (PTI)
ACCESSORIES:  Black and White Flower Ribbon (Hobby Lobby), Floral Vine Deep Edge Border PunchMartha Stewart), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), 3-D Dots (EK Success), Black Self-Adhesive Gems (Hero Arts), Janome Sew Mini, Black Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts)

So, today I get to share another fun sample featuring one of the new Hero Arts cling stamp sets.  How freakin' cute are these sweet little birdies?  They, along with the sentiment, are from the cling stamp set called "Hugs and Kisses Birds," and I got it from ABC Toys & Crafts.  They recently got a huge shipment of most of the newest Hero Arts stamp releases, so if you like this one, you might want to head on over there real quick as these babies are flying off the shelves.  Just sayin'!

Back to my card.  The color combination was suggested by the most recent Embellish Magazine challenge, which was to use Red, Black and Pink, and to create a Valentine.  Cute, huh?!  I stamped the Clouds Background (Hero Arts) onto the pink CS in Versamark.  I then paper-pieced the little birdies.  The red border was made using a new Martha Stewart Deep Edge Border Punch called Floral Vine Border.  Isn't it yummy?!  I added a bit of stitching with my Janome Sew Mini, tied a sweet ribbon, and voila!!  You've got yourself a Valentine!  I'll also be submitting this for the Hero Arts January challenge, which is to create a card using the themes Valentines and Friendship.  You should submit some, too!  The challenge is running all month long!  You could win a $50 shopping spree from Hero Arts - get all the deets HERE.

I stamped quite a bit this weekend, so I'll share what I made with you over the next few days.  I'm hostessing my stamping buddies this coming Friday, so I should be able to get even more stamping done . . . or not.  LOL  Most of the time we spend more time yacking and laughing than we do stamping.  But boy is it fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Catch ya later!


Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww Karolyn I love your card hun!! I love the stamps, and your layout, of of course that border!!!!! Now im wanting more borders, not a good thing you know...LOL

Hope you have a nice day, and hope its warm there!!!


Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

So, so cute! I love the pink/red/black color combination.

Maria Matter said...

Karolyn, this is gorgeous! I think I say that about most of your creations...but it's oh so true!
You & your style are fabulous!!!
Blessings, Maria

Justine said...

WOW, I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this card, Great stamps and I love the way that you have used them. What a fun color combo, Very whimsical

Piali said...

Love it!!! fabulous work..love everything about it...red & black really makes it pop...You ROCK!!!