Monday, January 27, 2014

"Whale You Be Mine?"

Good morning friends.  Anyone tired of snow yet?  I am definitely going to have to take a picture (if I can make myself go outside that is!) for you so you can see just how much snow we've gotten this winter.  It just keeps piling up and up and UP!!!  Oh well, it did make for a good stamping weekend, so I have lots to share with you over the next week or so (provided I get it all photographed!). :0)

The card I'd like to share with you today was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest a while back, and here's my version of it:

In the past, I never would have thought of putting these 2 colors together (Pool Party & Real Red), but after several Christmas card challenges last year using these 2 colors, I am hooked!  And I think they work perfect for Valentines Day too, don't you?  I'm trying to be more conscious of using stamp sets that I already have this year, and SU!'s "Oh, Whale", is one of those sets that I had to have and then only used it once for a baby card.  After noticing the "Whale you be mine?" sentiment in the set, I decided it would make a great Valentines card! :0)  I used a Darice ef for the Pool Party background, and a scrap of dp (The Paper Studio) for the inset background.  The stitched heart is from PTI's newest die set - Limitless Layers: Stitched Hearts.  A pearl, heart-shaped button, and some red & white twine (The Twinery) finished off my card.  And here's another shot to show you I'm doing well with my new years resolution to finish off the insides of my cards too:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I'll be back with more Valentine inspiration tomorrow.  Have a wonderful Monday and stay warm if you're in my "neck of the woods"!!


  1. I am very tired of snow, too! It's snowing right now - don't think I am going to last till spring! Thanks for the rant. Now, your cheery card is so so adorable!

  2. Pool party has been such an in color for Valentine's the past couple years and this card shows why. Such a sweet card. Just reading about snow makes my bones ache. ugh!

  3. Sorry you are getting so much snow there. If only you could send some of it to California where we have had none on the mountains. You've made another darling card, Marcia, and I think you for the inspiration. I have a whale set in my NBUS that is either the same one or similar. Hugs, Darnell

  4. Cute card. Never would have thought to put Pool Party and Real Red together either. Very nice. I think we are all done with the snow. Even our snow plow guy at church has had enough.


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