February 11, 2012

{cQc #123} Love U! ♥


Yes, I've created another Valentine for you today! ♥  Please pretend it's yours, because I really do ♥ all of U, my dear blog readers! 

This one was created using the *fun* color combo of Peach Parfait, Regal Rose and Poppy Parade.   I never would have thought to put these 3 colors together, but Arielle did!!  :)    You'll want to blog on over to the Colour Q and see all the amazing creations!   Here's the challenge inspiration photo...



Do my photos look dark to you?  It's so difficult for me to get a good photo under my flourescent lighting.   Anyway, I fiddled around with this one a bit and decided on the white cardstock base.  First, I had peach parfait and it was just a bit too much color.  The swirly heart red background paper is from the Basic Grey Cupcake 6x6 mat pad.   I only had a small piece of poppy parade left in my stash...just enough to cut the heart with my Cricut machine.  I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for both the heart and the U.   Love is stamped with cameo coral (retired) since I don't have peach parfait ink.  The stamp is from the Stampin' Up All About You set. 

I've embellished with buttons and twine from Papertrey Ink.  The peach colored twill tape is a Jo-Ann Scrap Essential and the small peach heart is a Martha Stewart punch.  On the inside I've stamped a Winnie the Pooh quote from the Verve set Beautiful You.  Goodness, I used a boatload of different products on this card, huh?!   ;) 



 I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! 
Wishing you all a very Happy ♥ Day!  
  
P.S.  Have you found Pinterest yet?   Oh my, it is addictive, but so full of inspiration!   Here is the link to my boards, if you're interested.  You may especially like Better Than Hallmark where I've pinned some of my favorite card creations from around blogland.   Or there is Words to Live By where I've pinned some of my favorite quotes and sayings...

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Very cute, love the background!

Marisa said...

You used the CQ colours wonderfuly, Pam :) Great ribbon treatment and zigzag around the heart.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love your stitching! Great card.

Thank you for the Valentine card you sent!

Sylvia said...

this is a fabulous card, Pam, I love the big stitched heart the center! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Jen said...

Your stitching is fabulous! I'm sure I could never get a zig-zag around a heart so perfectly! Great Valentine! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Lu Holt said...

Love it! I hope you made it for Mr. Wonderful!

kasia c. said...

FAB-U-LOUS!! I love all of the details, the ruffled ribbon, the stitching, the inside detail. Gorgeous. :)
Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ!

Yapha said...

What a great card! The stitching is amazing! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing at ColourQ! (And now I'm off to check out your Pinterest boards...)

LeAnne said...

I love that BG paper---and what a cute card it is!!! Thanks so much for playing with the CQC colors this week! Love the stitching, too...and of course, the inside! Hugs! ♥

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Pam, love the designer paper.