Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #119 and Curtain Call

I combined more challenges today. I was determined to gain some crafty time when at home alone this week. So far, so ok. Not too shabby, I think. I spent a fair amount of time in there today (BEFORE I got a call to pick up one from school early not feeling well.) She seems ok right now, but the jury is still out on that one. She's not been herself for several days so I'm not sure what she's got going on right now. She's 9, so it's hard to tell when bad attitude is bad attitude or a symptom of something else. ...and the mouth is pretty prevalent even on a good day -- so..... Needless to say, I'm stumped for now! Gone are the days when the sweet little angel acts up and you think "Poor Baby must not be feeling well. I'll probably get a call today."! Now it's more, "I don't know what's bothering you, but you better watch your tone Young Lady!" Ha. Poor kids. In some ways, they don't grow up as fast as we give them credit for doing. In other ways, it's TOO fast.

So enough blabbing, on to my sweet little Valentine card. Valentine stuff (d├ęcor, colors, cards, etc) doesn't really blow my skirt up. I like to have sweet, fun things for the kids to take to school. And I'll do a little something for Big Daddy, but I don't typically embrace this holiday. It's too much red right after Christmas or something. ? And I'm a red lover! :) BUT, I did jump on a 6x6 pack of Echo Park paper called Head Over Heels. I loved the colors because there is a lot of gray and light turquoise blue with the red, pink, and black. And, the patterns were so cute -- almost any of them could be used for occasions other than Valentine's.

Since the theme over at the Curtain Call Inspiration challenge is Love Letters, I did go with Valentine's this time and paired it with this week's Freshly Made Sketch.

I love the diagonal sketch provided this week!

I mostly let the paper do the work this time, but did add some stamping because I couldn't sleep at night if I haven't stamped at least a little something on each card.

The solid paper is lightly stamped with Hero Arts Envelope Pattern background stamp in CTMH Crystal Blue. I stamped the speech bubbles from PTI's Bubble Talk in Wild Hare pigment ink (ColorBox), and the Blush and Tulip dye ink (CTMH). I trimmed them and adhered the smaller two with 3-D foam tape. I stamped a solid stripe from PTI's Super Stripes and added a row of CTMH Ruby Chevron washi tape before I laid down the speech bubbles. 

I feel like I am finally getting back into my crafty groove and it's been the most fun! Thank you for stopping by to visit! Please come back anytime! =)

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  1. Great card! I love the subway tile style of that patterned paper. It's perfect combined with the speech bubbles! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. This is such a fabulous card! LOVE the colours you've used and the speech bubbles are so on trend! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. what a fun card, Mandy! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  4. This is super cute, love those bubbles!
    Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call♥


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