Saturday, February 8, 2014

Catered Crop: The Heart of the Matter

It is time for a new challenge at Catered Crop and once again, our amazing hostess, Linda, has gotten right to the heart of the matter when she says...

Without hearts and Valentines and all things Love-ly, February would just be another cold month between Christmas and Spring. So, for our first challenge of 2014 we want to give you every opportunity to share your heart. Just use a heart somewhere in your project and join the party.

I decided this was an opportunity to make sure that I had everybody covered for Valentine's Day and to my surprise, I had missed someone very important - my sweet 8-year old niece!  It was extra surprising because I had purchased a stamp set to use just for her!  Of course, even though I am a CAS designer who uses lots and lots of white space - and rarely any pinks - I threw caution to the wind for my 8-year old niece !!

Guess Who

I thought her sunglasses would be perfect for a "heart" challenge - aren't they cute?  Check out the sparkle on them close-up.

Guess Who Close

And five patterned papers!!!  Count 'em!!  (Don't miss the polka dots in the hearts)  Absolutely shocking for me.

I used the sketch and colors from Viva la Verve.  I'm feeling a little guilty because, although they clearly say that you don't have to use Verve stamps, I've always used their product.  But the sketch was just perfect for what I had in mind for this card!

It is definitely a week for hearts - so I know you'll play along!  If you are ahead of the game and have your Valentines all made - how about anniversary's or thank you (from the bottom of my heart).  I look forward to seeing what you create.  Be sure to link up over at Catered Crop.
  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Guess Who Loves You
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Real Red CS and dsp, Pretty in Pink dsp, Papertrey Ink Soft Stone dsp (pants), American Crafts My Girl (shirt and text paper)
  • Ink: Memento Black and Copics
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Staggered Heart border, Red Spica Glitter pen, Ranger Glossy Accents (sunglasses), Hemptique 10-lb white twine, Neat & Tangled sequins: Cotton Candy, Raspberry Red and Crystal Clear


  1. Oh my goodness, her sunnies are adorable!! Such a SWEET card...I think I know who's going to make the favourite Auntie list!!

  2. You do even the clean and layered style perfectly! Love it! Your niece sure is lucky!

  3. Oh my - add a pair of sunglasses to my niece, and she looks just like your sweet girl! If this isn't inspiration to bring some MFT into my collection, I don't know what is! Absolutely adorable card, and I second Shannon: you are #1 Auntie for sure!

  4. oh....this is just too cute! I love those sweet little glasses.

  5. Oh WoW! ha, ha, 5 DP's!!!!Yep they're all there!!! :-)
    Shocked to the core, ha, ha,You're such a great aunt for your 8-year-old-niece!!!
    She'll be sooooo very pleased with this FAB card! Love the sunglasses and the paperpiecing! And the grey's make sure that this card isn't too sweet, ha,ha.
    Layout is perfect,I just can't get over the expression on this girl's face it's soooo funny!


  6. Adorable :) love love those glasses with glossy accents!!

  7. This is just adorable! Love those sprinkled sequins!


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