Friday, July 24, 2009

A little {hope} & A little {heart}

After a round of drama tonight at the kidlets' bedtime hour (you know the kind, whether you have kidlets or not..............when someone goes from tears to all smiles, up and down within minutes??), I needed just a little bit of ink, bling, hope, and heart to bring me back to my happy place. And I needed it pronto! So, that meant something simple, something with sparkle, something with texture.....but, simple. And that is exactly what I have to share with you here!

When I made my Round Two effort at an anniversary card for hubby last month, I was playing with felt and had cut out these layered hearts. Since I went a different direction with the card, I did not use them. But, almost every single time I sit down, I pick them up and play with them. Tonight, I knew they had to finally find a home................and I'm back in my happy place!

Thanks for stopping by. And the comments that so many of you have left me always leave a Cheshire Cat-like smile on my face....thank you!

Cardstock: Stampers Select White & Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Stamps: sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Ink: India Ink Black - Stewart Superior
Bling: Me & My Big Ideas

Other: Felt


  1. Okay, so I would NEVER wish you trouble putting down your kids for the night.. but.. WOW, Kare! Something.. SOMETHING cracked your creative flow WIDE open! THAT'S a drop dead GORGEOUS CARD! I love so many things about it I can't even name them all in this little box, but WOW! Did I say, WOW!?!?! That's got to be one of my all time favorite cards that you've ever made! LOVE IT! Great job and NOW you can put your SELF to bed with JUST A SMILE and no tears! Sweet dreams, you crafty goddess!

  2. This is just so beautiful Karen, and so utterly elegant in it's simplicity.
    Love it Karen,
    Love Sarita xx

  3. Toot never, ever does that to me at bedtime!

    Okay, that was a total lie. ;) Thanks for visiting my blog and celebrating a little Christmas with me! I'm so glad you visited because now I can visit you and can I just say, I love your card!

    I am so hopeless with cards and this one is darling!

    Have a great day!

  4. This is simply darling! I heart that heart!

  5. Hello Sweet Lady!

    Love the card it's divine. You are one talented lady!!

    Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments! I would love to stay in touch with you! I'll add you to my blog roll!


  6. Oh... I love this card!! Simple and sweet!! Love how you used your felt hearts! :)

  7. *sigh* love how those kids can surely push a mama over the edge....into her creative GLORY! You are so right, a little push is all it takes to get me moving towards the craft room solace. I am SO glad you saved your felt hearts for another day...this is, well, PERFECT!

  8. I love anything with a heart motif and this is no exception...felt works perfectly

  9. isn't it funny how crafting can often calm your nerves? (or, sometimes in my case, upset them if my craft doesn't go as planned)... super cute card - love it!

  10. Very sweet sentiment on this simple layout.

  11. Great card! Glad you saved these pieces and put them to use.


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