Sunday, February 2, 2014

Framed Valentine...MUSE #52

Dashing in  to share a second, or rather, third card today; one that came about as a result of some serious thinking while walking briskly (freezing outside..what was I thinking!) up to the Nordic Centre to meet up with my husband, who was wrapping up the cadets' biathlon competition. Hoofing along, and trying to distract myself from numb hands, a runny nose, and the realization that I was 'quite' the sight, all rosy-cheeked and huffy-puffy, I entered into the zen of card-making, contemplating which challenge would work with yet another Valentine-for-a-teacher creation.  Before I knew it, I'd arrived at my destination, and a ping had ponged (love how Bev has made these the all encompassing words for 'idea sparked').  Once home, I set to work.

My inspiration: the gorgeous card over at Muse #52, created by the supremely talented, Marion Vagg,


Another card for one of my niece or nephew's day care teachers...a la the style of the 'little-ish' envelopes...


The envelope has a sweet scalloped closing at the back, and the size - about 3 1/4 x 4 and a pinch - is just right for a treat....chocolate-y treat...

Thanks so much for stopping  by; your visit and comments make my day! (and an extra zillion thank yous for indulging me in the Valentine-a-thlon! Your sweet comments on my kid-themed creations are soooo appreciated!!).

NOTE: So thrilled to be selected for an Honourable Mention over at MUSE. THANK  YOU to all who voted for me!



23 comments:

  1. Love the paper you used for the frame! It goes perfect with the hearts~ Thanks for joining in with MUSE!

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  2. Can you send some of those pings and pongs my way?!!! Just love this one too, Carol. Full of pure sweetness and Valentine goodness! The paper is perfect (how do you always choose perfectly every time?!!) and the design is just plain fun! The kids and teachers have no idea what a treat they are in for come February 14!!!

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  3. ...so if I go for a walk in freezing cold temperatures, will I be able to create amazing stuff like you do?

    This is awesome! The little arrow DP is so cute - great colors! But your layered heart absolutely steals the show here! Stamping part of the sentiment in the same color as the "XO XO XO" .... genius!!!

    If it wasn't 11:29pm, I would be suiting up in my down filled parka and sorrel boots to take a cruise around the block....waiting for pings to pong! But it is late and really cold, so the pings will have to wait!

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  4. Brrrr! Will send our heat wave over to you. Although walking in the freezing cold...well, it sure inspired you! What a great ping! I want to ping! :) Hope you are staying well in this weather. I just love your card. Such a great take on the card - the patterned paper is gorgeous and I love that you can fit in a little treat too. I never ever think to do things like that with my cards but really, what a great idea!

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  5. Cold here too. : ( Spring is coming, though I'm not sure what year that will be. This is a sweet take on the Muse. And I'm so glad that your pings are ponging! And boy, are they ever working for you! This is a wonderful card. Totally love the scalloped edge on your frame, and am fully enamored of the stack o' hearts. Great card Carol, seriously great! Bev

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  6. Wonderful case! Love the papers you used. Glad it was you out in the cold and not me! Brrr.....

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  7. Great CASE! Your card is wonderful!

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  8. Just gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

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  9. Oh my...this is just stunning! I love your take on this week's Muse, so creative and I want to know the answer to Geri's question...I hate being cold but will not mind it if I come up with creations like this!

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  10. excellent, love your take and your card is simply perfect!

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  11. Oh my gosh!!!!! I love love the frame, the heart, the sentiment!! This card could not be any better!! LOVE it!!

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  12. Oooooh what a lovely take on the inspiration card!! I love the frame cut out of the patterned paper and the layered hearts are wonderful! Maybe I should go walking outside in the cold and contemplate card making! haha!

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  13. so fun....congrats on your Muse HM!

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  14. Eek, am I behind or what! You won a Muse HM with this before I even got to see it, Carol ... that's definitely a ping that ponged! You really are the master of DP, perfectly combined with those lovely elements ... yummy layed heart and that sweet border! Anita :)

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  15. Fab card - glad your walk in the cold brewed this beautiful card. Congrats on your honourable mention at Muse :)

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  16. Oh my goodness--this is fabulous for the Muse challenge, Carol & big congrats on the HM!!

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  17. Oh..Carol what a SWEET card Carol! The frame you created is perfect!!! Love layers :)

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  18. Love your take on this! Such a sweet card!

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  19. Congratulations on the HM from MUSE, Carol! Good job with all your Valentines! It really is a fun card-making holiday!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Glad you were able to thaw out before you went to work on your creation!!! You need to not walk in the freezing cold!!! I couldn't imagine!! I still can't believe I lived up north for 22 years-- how did I do it?!?! I get cold if it's below 85*!!!!!!! LOL!

    I bet your hubs enjoyed seeing you:) That was sweet of you to visit him!

    LOOOOOOOOVE this card-- and I LOVE that you were thinking about this instead of the cold weather! I might have to try that while driving (the snowbirds down here drive me crazy! They don't know how to drive!)! However, I might drive off the road if I'm thinking too hard... so maybe I shouldn't:)

    LOOOOOOVE those papers and how you used a line of hearts instead of chevrons! FAB take on this inspiration!!! YOU ROCK, Carol!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting your blog <3

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS!! A very well deserved HM you received there!! :) This is an adorable little card - you're really on a roll lately!!

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who ends up in a red-faced snotty mess after a brisk walk in the cold! I hope you've warmed up and have remained that way! :)

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  22. Beautiful cards! I like especially the second one - those colors are gorgeous!
    Anni

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  23. This is SO adorable! I just love how you used that sweet frame in your colorful creation!

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