Tuesday, January 6, 2015

sending a great big hug

Hi, everyone!

Well, the weatherman was right -- he had snow overnight and about every school was closed. There's nothing like the pure, unbridled joy of a snow day! (Unfortunately, it was a tough morning commute for those headed to work.) And, it was a good day to continue un-decorating, watching a good movie, and playing with paper in the menopause room.  :)

Today's card is inspired by Mojo Monday #379. I'm really challenging myself to give these multi-layered sketches a try this year.

I'll also be linking the card to these following challenges:
Kaiser hippy girl dp; Stampin' Up! blackberry bliss
Stampendous sentiment stamped in SU blackberry bliss
Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon
SU owl builder punch (for smaller heart) and SU small heart punch
adhesives: Recollections foam squares and Zig 2-way glue pen
Glossy Accent (on pink heart)

I'm actually pretty pleased with the way this turned out. Think it should make for a great thinking-of-you card for Operation Write Home. And, I was pretty true to the sketch. Since I used four different patterns, I framed each layer with blackberry bliss. Finally, the layer with the sentiment is popped using foam squares.

For the record:
  • the completely new item is the yummy pink ribbon, which was included in this month's sampler from Really Reasonable Ribbon and went perfectly with this dp,
  • a new-to-me item is the sentiment stamp, which was a gift from a crafting friend -- and looked totally new/unused in spite of having a 1996 date, and
  • the old item is the dp from a 6" by 6" pad of paper I've had from a card-making class I took years ago.
Parting Thoughts

January Challenge
Jan. 1 - Jan. 21
The first Words 2 Scrap By challenge of the New Year is up and running. Hope you will join us for our social-media inspired challenge.

It's supposed to be bitter cold here, so stay warm! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. This is so pretty - love the layout and pretty papers you chose.
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  2. beautiful card, such a fab combination of patterns and those skinnyskinny mats are SO PERFECT!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (new!) STASH with us this week! :)

  3. Your card is fabulous! I love Mojo Monday sketches or any sketch that takes the thinking out for me. lol The colors you used are beautiful, loving that DP and that sentiment is awesome, love the way it swirls around!! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Such a sweet card. Love how your thin matting makes the papers pop Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  5. What a wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)