Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Love is in the Air - Blog Hop

Welcome to a New Year and another Blog Hop!
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My first project is my Hearts Collection Framelits banner. I simply cut out a bunch of hearts using Twitterpated DSP and strung them up on white Baker's Twine while alternating the different sizes. I was inspired by something similar and smaller I saw on Pinterest.

Don't you just love how it turned out! It looks so great hanging up that I may just have to leave it there all year round. I sit over to the left of it so I see the hearts and the reflection on the wall at just the right angle.

After the banner, I made this awesome card. I agonized  for hours over the placement of the hearts on several card attempts. Then I remembered to do a sketch challenge.

It turns out that the Retro Sketches Challenge 44 was the perfect solution to my problem. I love sketch challenges! Have you tried one? If not, you definitely should.

Since I had another entire day before I needed to be ready I decided to keep going. This is a mini memo book measuring 3-1/4" by 4-1/2". I used the same DSP on all 3 of these projects and on this one, a similar placement of the hearts. This book will be for listing things I love and things for which I am grateful.

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  • Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Banners, Pursuit of Happiness
  • Colors: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Going Gray
  • DSP: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
  • Embellishments: Whisper White and Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Neutrals Buttons Collection
  • Big Shot: Houndstooth Textured Impressions Folder, Hearts Collection Framelits TM, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits TM, Bitty Banners Framelits TM, 


  1. I absolutely love your card. The colors are awesome! I have to buy that heart framelit now!

  2. Totally adorable! Love all the projects, especially the sketch challenge card. So cute!

  3. I really like what you did! The banner shadows on the wall make it look even neater! I love that card and really love that little notebook cover! I guess love really is in the air! A bit crisp, but cool. Get it?

  4. I am in love with that mini book!

  5. I love your mini memo book and the way you plan to use it.

  6. Your projects are amazing! The heart banner is such a great idea. I do love the shadows too. What a great idea to use a sketch challenge when you are stuck. This is such a beautiful card. The houndstooth coordinates nicely with the background. I love the texture. Your sentiment is perfect for the little notebook. What a great reminder. Oh and your little plant on the right needs some Miracle Grow. Hee hee! ;-)

  7. Great projects! I am particularly fond of the mini book, it's a great interpretation on the theme!

  8. Love the card! Really LOVE the the memo book! Absolutely adore the banner! I think I may have to case this one!


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