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Monday, February 6, 2012

Love is in the Air!

Here is my card for the Gingerloft Guest Designer spot.  The theme-Love is in the Air!

All those tiny hearts should tell someone I love Gingerloft and the opportunity to be a guest designer!  Thank you! The heart balloon and cloud images are from Gingerloft.  Check out their new digis.  You'll find lots of great ones to create with, variety and some freebies too!  (I believe the sun was a freebie from Paper Smooches and I labeled the tree digi "LDS" but I don't remember now what the initials stood for :-(  I was trying to be so organized too!  The butterfly came from an embroidery site).

I have to tell you a quick silly story in making this card...I cut apart each section of the balloon and resewed them together.  Now why did I do that?  I realized after I was done and had a few needle holes in my fingers, that I could have just kept the image whole, faux sewn the pieces and received the same effect.  You would have laughed to watch me so the small side pieces on and have them line up correctly.  Silly, silly me!  Heart Balloon is a great image to work with because there are so many ways you can use it:  patchwork and pieced as I did, as a background image, elegant, blinged, country, vintage, just to name a few. possibilities.  Try it out!

You know, I didn't realize how hard it is to work with RED until this card! My hat is off to those whose creations I have seen, like the ones at Chrissy's Cardland.  Just take a look at Molly and Sam and her Cute as a Bug in a Rug cards!  I have to give a huge thanks to Chrissy also for mentioning me at Make It Monday!!!  I was quite surprised and very pleased!  Thank you Chrissy!  You are the best!  And I am looking forward to the "bits and bobs' box she is making up to send me that will have different shapes cut from her own lil' ol' cuttlebug!  It is so wonderful to have blog friends that help each other.  I really, really like how we treat each other-we help one another to create, to be and do our best and also be a friend.  Wow!

I hope Love is in the Air for you today!

I am joining in the following challenges:
Make it Monday- Anything Goes...always!
Sassy Studio Designs- Valentine Cards
Party Time Tuesdays- #53 Anything Goes!
The Stamping Boutique - #25 Valentine's
Truly Scrumptious - Love and Hearts
Digital Tuesday- Use Red and/or Pink
Ditzy-craftymess- Anything Goes (In "other" words; this is their first challenge and I think a site to keep one's eye on!)
Crafty Ribbons- For the Boys/Men (I think my card can be given to a man with a sentiment inside of "Fly me Away" or "Your full of Hot Air but I love you!" lol!)
Sassy Cheryl's- Be My Valentine
Dream Valley- Valentine
Lollipop Crafts- Valentine's Day Card
My Craft Spot- Valentines!

I keep seeing challenges for hearts (ummm, I think it's close to Valentine's Day...duh!  So I figure I will put cutting those tiny hearts to good use and enter some more challenges.  The following challenges I am entering are really cool sites!
Stamp With Fun- #146 Love (Liebe!)
Stamps & Fun- #85 Hearts
Stamps are Us- Valentine/Love
Oh- La- La Creations- Be my Valentine
Crafty Boots- Valentines
Creative Stamp Friends- #44 Valentine
iCopic- #68 Hearts


  1. You are such a lovely lady, and it is my pleasure to send you something to save you time,instead of hand cutting out so much.....I really think this is a wonderful card,I love the colours, love the balloon, and all the fabulous hearts you have cut out, the stitching, and ended up with a lovely scene...beautifully put together.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Gorgeous creation. Loving the quilt effect on this.

  3. Gorgeous card. Congrat's on your award.. Saw this beauty on MIM..Loz

  4. FABULOUS So glad that you have joined our team

  5. What a gorgeous colour palette. You have created a beautiful scene and the stitching gives it so much texture. The colours work beautifully together and I love the layout. I spotted your card on the make it Monday blog and popped over for a better look.


  6. Love this little scene that you have created .Looks like something our wonderful CWA ladies would have made as it has such an old fashion country feel to it .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  7. Loaded with details. great card.

    Saw your card at MIM.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  8. Love your gorgeous card,a fabulous
    A new follower.

  9. Oh I think this is just fabulous, well worth the work you put into it...Thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

  10. Although your wonderful creation is stunning and we would love to put you forward for our prize this fortnite, unfortunatly our rules are 6 challenges only, but please do come back and try again, your work is beautiful - Thanks for playin with us at Ditzy-Craftymess Challenge Blog

  11. This is so great-love the hearts as leaves and all the sewing which i can't do at all:) Wonderful images and dream-like

  12. Wow! Impressive. Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!

  13. What a fabulously stitched card. it looks like a quilt. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Sassy. Hope to see you back next week.
    Christine Dt at Sassy

  14. What a gorgeous card! Love all those little hearts!
    Very creative!
    Thanks for playing in the Valentine's challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  15. Wow what a stunning creation and so much work put into it but so well worth it
    You really must be a patient person
    I love the heart tree
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  16. Great card, you have been so inventive with this layout. Love all your stitching.

    Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  17. This such a wonderful card, I love all the stitching. Saw you over at Make it Monday.

  18. Hello.. Your card is stunning. Saw this on MIM.faye

  19. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia

  20. What a a fun card! Thank you for playing along with us at iCopic! Hope to see your back next week!

  21. Wow, the work that went into this card is fantastic - even your hot air balloon oops!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley.

  22. Hello ……. This is a Beautiful card…… saw this on MIM.

  23. Beautiful card and fantastic detail.

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryls Valentine challenge!

  24. wow this is so heart full :-) project - great card - thanks so much for playing with lollipopcrafts- hugs Joanna

  25. I could tell just from the thumbnail that I was gonna love this card. The colors are fab and the composition is as well. I love what you have done with the Valentines theme. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges. xx Denise

  26. Gorgeous card! Love the colors you used.
    Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot!

  27. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining Stamp with Fun this week.
    hugs tina46

  28. Oh this is so Sweet and Cheery! I Love the Darling scene you have created and the fun vibrant colors too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

  29. gorgeous card Manderly, very lovely
    thanks for joining our challenge over at the Stamping Boutique
    TSB DT

  30. All of your cards are terrific and that's why people want to follow you, sweetie!! Congrats to you for your new Design spot.. it's so-well deserved. I'll check out Gingerloft next week also. See you there! Peggyx

  31. Hi! Sorry I'm a bit late, but I wanted to tell you that your card is awesome. I LOVE it!!!
    Thank you for playing at our previous challenge at Crafty ribbons. I hope you'll join our new challenge too! xx

  32. Too funny about sewing the balloon back together - sounds like something I would do too :) Great card, looks amazing!

  33. what a delightful card so glad you joined us at OLL this week


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