Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Love Hearts...CAS(E) this Sketch #106, Curtain Call~Soft Scarf, W&W 1st Birthday Bash~One Challenge with Shay, TPE #282~Love

Hello once again,

I whisked home from work today, intending to assemble card pieces into a finished project before daylight disappeared, BUT my well intended plans went awry! My husband is 100% to blame: we had to welcome a new family member! Yesterday we chose it; today we brought it home. As much as I'd like to say *it* was a puppy (I love puppies!), nope! And *it* wasn't a new bike for my husband (although one is on order and should be joining his 'bike stable' soon).

*It* is a new 'used' car - something we very much need, as both our vehicles are...well, elderly. Of course, buying a new car means going for a drive to check out the cool gizmos (like seat warmers!) By the time we arrived home, evening descended, and I resorted to the 'best I could' with the lighting. My photo turned out a 'wee' bit better than I figured, and since time is ticking on one challenge, I'm going for it!

Here's my card...a simple  number where I used 'small' stamps to create my 'always love,' love you always,' and 'love you' sentiments on the hearts, which were then sponged with 2-3 colors of ink.




I'm sharing the "LOVE" over at CAS(E) this Sketch #106




W&W 1st Birthday Bash~One Challenge with Shay - I used one stamp set: The Big, the Bold and the Happy -

and The Pink Elephant #282~Love


Oh yes...the new used car is blue *grin*

NOTE:  Honoured and thrilled to discover that


THANK YOU!!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs...


29 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

OOOooo. That heart border is really cool. I like how you've stamped some areas of them. Congrats on the new car. Now you'll have to go for a trip to break *it* in.

Susanne Vargas said...

Carol, this is adorable! All those cute sponged hearts, some stamped, some not... I love it!
Enjoy the new car! I did think it was a puppy or a cat! ;)

~amy~ said...

Love the cascading hearts...super pretty!
Yay for new transpo!

Carole said...

I blink and I have two posts so quick!! how do you do it girl? and get new cars?, and spend time with hubby? and work? I am exhausted thinking of your busy life. Glad you are settling back home knowing mum is doing OK. Hugs xx

Jeanne said...

Congrats on the new to you car. Hope it carries you everywhere you need to and want to go safely. And that it never breaks down! (one can dream, right?) Your card is so pretty. Love all the pretty hearts! The blue ones are so pretty.

Vicki Dutcher said...

HA! Well what type of car? Hope to see a photo ;) -- Meanwhile, LOVE the card - so fun with the layering and use of the colors too~

Monika Reeck said...

I want to know too what type of car Carol hehe :)
the Photo of your card is ok not bad at all
and the sponging on the heart in pink or red is adorable
love it
did you get my card already
oh its always so long from Germany to USA..
I send one to your mom home and one to your home
hope it comes soon my friend...
btw adorable card as always..hugs, Monika

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card! I love your take on the sketch!
We got a "new-to us" car right before Christmas, so I know what you mean about the new gadgets! I didn't get seat-warmers (unfortunately!) but I do now have command start. :)

Happy Dance said...

Nice! New cars are always fun. I got mine last March, though it's silver and not blue. Silver shows less dirt, and I'm lazy when it comes to washing the car, lol! Sweet card dear friend.Love those sentiments stamped on the little hearts - darn clever! Nailed the challenge once again! Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your card Carol the heart border is fantastic! Yay for the new wheels, enjoy 'new blue'!

Barb Ghig said...

Your hearts are absolutely beautiful, Carol! I love how you stamped on each of the larger ones, and your sentiment is perfection, as always! Great job combining challenges!
Enjoy your new car :)

Bobby said...

The layout of the hearts is terrific, Carol, and I love the added detail of the words on some of them.

Brenda said...

How fun to get a new to you car!!! Aren't seat warmers just the best?!! I love mine too. Glad you got to ride around and play with the gizmo's on your new car! And a pretty blue one too, so awesome and so happy for you! Now your card is just beautiful and boy do I love it! Those hearts stamped and ink are perfection!! Then there is the "love", such a beautiful font and I love it too. You are doing great in getting in on these challenges and I'm in awe of you. Hugs, Brenda

KayM said...

Oh shoot! I would much rather have a new puppy! haha! But hey, a much needed car is good too! I love puppies too! They smell so good! :) Your card is fabulous!! Oh those shaded hearts all stacked up so nicely are lovely! Enjoy the new car! At least you don't have to worry about it piddling on the carpet! ;) heheh!! (hugs)

Cornelia W said...

How sweet, all those hearts! I made a card for the Curtain call challenge too, but holding off, as its also a DT card.....Yours is gorgeous! And I always love your comment - they are the best! You are not only a talented card maker, but also a superb writer!

Dana said...

Fabulous take on the sketch!! The stamped and inked hearts are awesome!! Love the little grey ones too!! And congrats on the new to you car!! Always fun to play with something new to you!!!

Taunya Butler said...

The lighting must not have been too bad because this card looks marvelous!! You captured the small words that were repeatedly stamped on those hearts and the sweet sponging you did of some of those hearts!!! I give this card an A+++ it made me smile, it touched my heart and it made me think of yet another way to stamp!!! Your signature style - trying something new and doing it with a flourish!!! Have a fun ride to your mom's in the new used car!!!

Shelly said...

This is so sweet and pretty! Love the hearts! And woohoo! for your new car! :)

Lee-Anne said...

I love how you've laid out the hearts...simply gorgeous design! Congrats on the new car...heaven knows we could really use heated seats in this climate right?

Vikki Ryan said...

I love your card Carol!

Faith A said...

I just had a lovely time looking through your cards, they really are beautiful.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my card.

Deepti said...

Love the cascading heart and the way u stamped the sentiment to create the base of the heart :)

Anita in France said...

Tumbling hearts, how gorgeous Carol ... love the subtle stamped wording! Enjoy the new car ... ahhh, heated seats ... just warms my heart thinking of them!! Hugs, Anita :)

Marisa said...

Great take on the sketch and the colours from the photo. How fun to get an upgraded car too - whoo hoo! Seat warmers are the best!! Enjoy :)

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card and I love your hearts with all the words, just so sweet. Congrats on your "new" car, so much fun. My van is elderly (love how you put that) and I would love a new car and heated seats are at the top of my gismo list! So fun.

Geri said...

I saw your card and headed straight to the freezer for a bowl full of ice cream. Why you ask? Well, your yummy stacked hearts totally reminded me of a hard ice cream cone, stacked with blueberry & strawberry ice cream! 12 million calories later, but yum yum good!

Beautiful inked edges,perfect 'sentiment stamped' hearts and a design that is the perfect take of the inspiration photo!

Enjoy the 'new to you' wheels!

Kylie said...

Woohoo for a new car! Hope it treats you well for years to come. :)

And Carol, seriously, this card is gorgeous! The colours are GORGEOUS! The design is wonderful. I love everything about it!

maria f. said...

There is an abundance (geesh - now that reminds me of my fourth grade teacher Mr. Dyerhurden, who would ask us "Have I made myself ABUNDANTLY clear?" about 20 times a day) of love on that card. The shading around the hearts adds so much depth and even hints of movement. LOVE it.

Greta said...

Love your cascading hearts, Carol! Congrats on the new car--even though a puppy would be so much more fun--LOL!