Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 65 - Three Hearts



I chose the challenge for today's Mark's Finest Papers challenge:  we want to see three hearts on your project.

I surprised myself by going in a fancy, and blue, direction. 

Am I allowed to say how much I love my own card??  Eek!  I am thrilled with how it turned out.


It's 102 degrees here today in New Jersey, and I am nicely ensconced in the air conditioning while my kids and hubby play in the pool.  I am SUCH an indoor type of girl!

Please come play with us this week -- using three hearts on your project -- and link up your creations HERE.  The deadline is Friday, July 29, 2011 at 3 PM EST. 

Thanks for joining me today!

Colleen

Stamps:  Flourishes and Frame, Just Dandy - Mark's Finest Papers
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI; Baja Breeze - SU; Botanical papers - Prima
Ink:  Early Espresso - SU; Antique Linen, Old Paper - Ranger Distress Inks; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Punches:  Double Arches - Martha Stewart; Swirl - EK Success
Other:  Big Shot; Baja Breeze Glass Glitter, Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon - SU; pearls; Parisian Motifs, Fleur De Lis Motifs - Spellbinders; sponge

32 comments:

Marisa said...

I was wondering what that squealing I heard was all about ;) Yes, you are allowed to love your own card! Fabulous details and use of dies and lvoing the sparkly hearts! Great card! Hope the hot temps subside soon!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Yep, you should love it! It's gorgeous!

Becky said...

This is just stunning! I love the design of that sentiment and love the blue glittery hearts. I love this card too :).

Stella said...

When i tell you that blue is my favorite color iit ain't a surprise to tell you that I love this card to pieces. Yes; be proud of it because it's a stunner!! Into my favorite folder it goes. The glittered hearts; the circle frame..well in fact every detail of this card is stunning!
Hugs,
Stella
XX

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen this is awesome. I love those chunky glittered hearts on these fabulous die cuts. This turned out amazing. And yes, you can love your own card-but it makes it so much more difficult to send it away...lol

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--this is gorgeous!!! I love the soft colors and the glittery hearts! TFS

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, yeah...this is my kind of card~ Love that sentiment panel and how you accented it with the flourishes on each side....simply lovely! And those sparkly hearts? Perfection! Yes, you are allowed to love your own card, and YES we love your card, too!

~Tammy~ said...

You are fabulous and yes you can love your own card! I know I sure do!!!! Those glittery hearts are beautiful!

Linda Callahan said...

That is one gorgeous card - you certainly can love it - it's beautiful:)

Jaclyn Miller said...

Those hearts are so fab!

Maria said...

Oh my heavenly goodness!!! This card is pure perfection! So LOVE this card, Colleen! The colors are so pretty! The pop of those sparkly gorgeous hearts, and the stunning die cuts, so so pretty!!! Take care and have a great weekend!:-))

chilli pip said...

No wonder you love it , it is stunning ...absolutely.
The papers blend so beautifully a stunner of note . take care xxx
PS loved your interview you looked quite at home .

Linda B said...

You go right ahead and say it because that is one GORGEOUS card. I love everything you've done here, but I'm really drawn to those three amazing blue hearts. That glitter seems to be more sparkly than most... beautiful!

Linda R. said...

I have been in my pool all morning.. Trying to keep cool. Your card is gorgeous.. I just love your sparkly blue hearts..

Hugs, Linda

Janny said...

I am also on holiday. You can see foto's on my blog. But this is a lovely card. Janny

Anonymous said...

You can love your cards if you share them with us! This is so pretty - I would be proud of it too! Love the little pearls in the corner too! It is all in the details! Love it! Glad to know we aren't the only ones cooking out here in the midwest. Thank heavens for our new central a/c! It is wonderful! Stay cool!

Chris R. from Iowa

Janeen said...

Wow, Colleen, this IS a real beauty, no wonder you fell in love with it. What a great card for the Speedy Cat challenge. Who knew such a simple challenge would create such beauty? Stay cool, I would prbly join your kids in the pool! :)

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! The glitter is the perfect touch!

Emily Keaton said...

Double EEK!! You aren't the only one in love with this gorgeous card! Look at you, being all fancy, blue, and layered!! That chunky blue glitter is fabulous, and you certainly gave your punches a workout for this one. Colleen, this is just fantastic! (We hit 103 on Friday--the hottest day in Boston in 85 years. I am *so* thankful for a/c!!)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Colleen, this is so pretty! Love that tag and the motifs... and the glittery hearts look fabulous!

Toni K said...

Phenomenal!!! Wow! This is gorgeous!
And sorry we sent the heat east from the midwest!

Payne Holler Cards said...

hope you're still in the pool LOL
this is one Fab card - yep, ok to love your own LOL
those hearts are so beautifully glittered and love how you framed the sentiment!

Donna Bowman said...

Love this card Colleen! It's so pretty - I love the design!! Those hearts are so sweet!!

I saw your piece on my local morning 5am-7am news show WIS-TV 10 in Columbia, SC. Wish they had more card making stories on the news!!!!

Benzi said...

I certainly see why you love this card, Colleen! Those hearts are fabulous, as is the complete creation.
Oh, I'm such an outside girl....guess we're opposite there. If I could just move my craft room outside... Ha

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Colleen, I'd be thrilled with this, too! How absolutely gorgeous! All those filigree frills and fancies, and the awesome glittered hearts -- fabulous! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. The beach must have felt so nice and refreshing compared to your current heat.

Marlena M. said...

I love your card! Those hearts are soooo beautiful, they go well with the flourished background. ;)

Lagene said...

Love this Beauty! The layered sentiment is wonderful & love that chunky glitter!

Shirley said...

How elegant and gorgeous is that! The detail and your hearts are stunning!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, I love this shade of blue, and the fancy tags are beautiful. A gorgeous card.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Colleen this is gorgeous too! I love the colors and papers and overall design! Thanks for the fun challenge!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I LOVE this Colleen! Love all the elegant details on this! The sparkly hearts are gorgeous too!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! Gorgeous, crystal hearts! This is just beautiful... every, last, stunning detail!

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