Thursday, February 20, 2020

Valentine Happy Ending

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today.
Today was a Preschool day or me. We had a great class session. This group of 3 year olds love to do art projects. They don't like messy crafts or getting glue or paint on their fingers. So I try to stick to paper crafts. Since it's letter "G" week, we made a giraffe for our end of year alphabet books. They turned out so cute.
I sent pictures to the parents because the kids were so proud of their artwork. I am so in my element working with kids. It's a second career for me. I worked in the telecommunications industry for 30 years. I just don't consider this a job. It brings me such satisfaction to see how much they absorb in each class.
Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge # 777.  Karen was our hostess and she chose rococo rose, cherry cobbler and vanilla for her color trio.  Optional is "Have a Heart".

This card seemed to be a series of mishaps but in the end I liked how it turned out. My card is all about the designer paper. I used this pattern from the Stampin'-Up "feels like frost" designer series collection.

This designer paper from Stampin'-Up has the most beautiful winter scenes. Check out some other cards I made using it - here, here, here, and here.

I wanted to stamp my sentiment directly on the designer paper with the help of my MISTI. I didn't get a good image the first time and when I went to re-stamp-the paper moved on me. So I did get double stamping, just not what I had in mind.  

So I had to improvise and stamp my sentiment on a rectangle. I used more designer paper and sponged with rococo rose ink and then stamped in cherry cobbler. The first time around when I did the sponging, the sponge dauber somehow wrinkled the paper. So I had to repeat my first 2 steps!!
I added 2 hearts and an arrow cut in cherry cobbler cardstock to cover up the mistake from my original stamping!

To finish off my card, I added some twine, a small bow and epoxy hearts and this card is finished. Whew!!!
I  gave this one to my hubby for Valentine's Day. We watch the Hallmark Channel together, and he always remarks how there is a happy ending on the movies. Hence my choice of sentiment.

Well that's it for me for this post. So until next time...….God bless.

card details:

Stamps: forever & always (Penny Black)
Paper: rococo rose, feels like frost dsp (Stampin'-Up)
Paper Size: SQ
Ink: cherry cobbler
Accessories: stitched rectangle, Valentine dies (CottageCutz), heart epoxy droplets (Stampin'-Up), twine (DMC)

I am also entering:
1.  Aud Sentiments Challenge is anything goes.
2.  Southern Girls has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Crafty Creations has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Crafty Gals Corner wants us to add a heart.
5.  Little Red Wagon wants us to have a "heart".


  1. Very pretty soft card. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see your beautiful artwork here again soon. Judy DT

  2. Love the soft colors and the sentiment is just great.

    Thanks for joining our "Have a Heart" Challenge over @ Little Red Wagon. Hope to see you back again soon.


  3. Beautiful card. Love the colors and softness. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  4. Wow, this is a wonderful creation! Gorgeous image and colours!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.



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