February 14, 2010

{SSSC56} Happy Heart Day, My Friends!

Let's call this a "Virtual Valentine" and I'm sending it out to *all of you* with warm wishes for an especially Happy Valentine's Day! 

My inspiration for today's card came from Nancy Riley at iStamp!  She's one of the mega talented Sweet Sunday Stampers and I loved how she used the big bold print from Stampin' Up's "Sending Love Specialty" Designer Series Paper.    This was a fun sketch too, thanks to Karen Giron at The Sweetest Thing! 


My card is a 5-1/4" square.  I've used real red and pretty in pink cardstock along with very vanilla and the glittery designer paper.   The FRIEND heart is from one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration sets ~ I {Heart} Hearts!  I've stamped it with real red on very vanilla and used clear embossing powder for added shine and dimension.  Check out the lovely red satin ribbon and the adorable heart brad ~ goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog!


Please don't look too close at my stitching.  The paper shifted on me and it got a little wonky.  My hope is that you'll be so focused on the shimmery gorgeous paper that you won't even notice. ; )    I finished off the inside as well and used my new small heart punch in the bottom corner so the red background showed through. 


Yesterday, our kind neighbor came and plowed out our driveway so I could finally get my car out.  Now, this morning we woke up to more blowing and drifting *SNOW*!    When will this winter ever end?!   I guess I should just be thankful I've got such a FUN hobby and plenty to keep me busy indoors!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Remember, you're all invited to participate in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  Just hop on over to Karen's blog for all the details!

Valentine Hugs & Smiles!


Valentine Quote for Today ~
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown

21 comments:

Vicki said...

This is awesome Pam.....I just LOVE the stitching on all of your cards......I need to try that! Any pointers?

Sarah said...

Wow Pam! This is a fantastic card! I just love the patchwork pieces and the way you have done the centre piece! I love this card!

Sarah said...

Wow Pam! This is a fantastic card! I just love the patchwork pieces and the way you have done the centre piece! I love this card!

Maureen said...

Wow! This is fabulous!! Love the papers and gorgeous ribbon :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous Pam! Love the colours and papers, and the little extras in the circle really make it pop!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

This is gorgeous I love all the stitching and the inside is fabulous too!

Krista Driessen said...

Love your card !! Great how you stitched the edges !

Anne Laflamme Démonstratrice Stampin'UP said...

Very, very good job... I like it...

Sam said...

How sweet. Happy Valentine's Day to you too. Your card is perfect and I am envious of the stitching. Love the embossed detail and that flawless red bow.

Marisa said...

Great sketch card. Love all the stitching and how you filled the focal circle. Darling card.

Aussieleigh said...

Fantastic card

Lee said...

Happy Valentines Day from Perth Australia! Your card is just gorgeous! I love the shimmery DP, the heart brad, the fabulous red satin bow... everything really!

Lee x

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! Pam, the details on your card are FABULOUS! Love love love it! Thanks for the mention! ... you're so sweet!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just GORGEOUS, Pam! I LOVE this! I'm so sorry I haven't commented in a while. I do oohh and aahh over your beautiful work through my Google Reader though! I just had to click through and say hello. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! HUGS!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Pam!!!! This is FABULOUS, GORGEOUS and just WOW!!! Love it.
Happy Valentines Day.

xx Sarah

Stacey Schafer said...

wow, pam! you're my stitching superstar! love this darling card:)

Karen Giron said...

Wow!! I'm speechless! Where to start - the gorgeous bow? The amazing stitching? The fabulous elements? Goodness!! I {heart} this card!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is super cute!

Barbara said...

I love this, Pam!! What a great Valentine! And a great job on the fun sketch!

Laural-Lee said...

Lovely! How do you get your stitching so perfect? Love all the elements of the card. I love working with that dp.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

beautiful stiching Pam it makes it very special!