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Saturday, February 12, 2011


Happy Saturday my wonderful blog family!!!

Isn't it funny how jet-lag kind of catches up with you when you least expect it?  Yesterday evening I felt fine, today I'm so sluggish.  Anyway, I made a card last night that qualifies for four (4) challenges:
  1. Cute Card Thursdays "Hearts and Flowers" Challenge
  2. My Time To Craft "Hearts and Flowers" Challenge
  3. Craft Your Passion "Anything Goes Challenge
  4. Winter Wonderland "To The One I Love" Challenge
I decided to give this card too, along with another I'd made earlier, to my hubby for Valentine;s Day.  I'm calling this one, "With An Open Heart".  Here are several views of my card:




On the inside of the card I'll probably write something "mushy" like:  My heart is always open and full of love for you"; however, whatever the sentiment, it will be true!  LOL!

I made the flowers on the card from some of  synthetic satin I found in my material box, and I made the roses on the inside of the flowers from filling a rose mold (I also made) with UTEE Brightz in Poppy Red.  The heart stickpin I also made with a mold and UTEE.  The stamp is from Justrite Stampers.

I'll be around to visit with many of you off and on today, although I probably won't get to all of you.  There are so many of you with so many projects you've completed while I was away, so I'm going to start out just touching base to say hello and check out your last projects first, then I'll come back later to follow-up/catch-up. 

I hope you like my card!


Jean said...

Love this card!!

scrappin sista said...

Very nice! I see it did not take you long to get back into the swing of things!!lol!!

Love That Bug said...

Good to have you back. Your card is gorgeous. I love how it is 3d like. I am sure your hubby will love it. Good luck in all those challenges

Rose said...

oh this is beautiful :)

glad you are home. now get some rest! lol

Lori Apgar said...

So glad you made it home safely! My creativity comes at the oddest times sometimes ~ just go with it!

Your card meets Frosted Design's weekly challenge ~ Love. If this doesn't show love, I don't know what does?!!



Marlene said...

WOW, just gorgeous. Love your card.

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Audrey, glad to have you back safe and sound. I love this card - the black and white is really gorgeous with red. Your flowers are beautiful! This is all so very elegant. What beautiful lace and how cute are those black and white hearts! I know your husband will enjoy this.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card, glad you are home safe. It's nice to have an outlet. That part of life is never easy.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I sooooo love the flowers you made on this Audrey. Your hubby will absolutely love this card. :)

Dawnll said...

I am so glad you are home- safe and in good spirits. I was worried about you.
I understand the jet lag for sure. I think I am still jet lagged from last week.

Oh your honey is going to love this card. I LOVE IT! Those flowers are amazing.
I am so happy that you are playing in so many challenges they sure are addicting aren't they?
I hope you get rested and remember to take care of yourself.
Hugz my friend.

- - Sheryl - - said...

OMG it is beautiful!!!! Love the flowers!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Welcome home. It's nice to have you back.

"Love"ly card. The stickpin is my favourite embelly.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I LOVE your card and I am sure dh is going to love it. So glad to see you posting again.. you are always missed, and I am so sorry about your loss.. I am sure it is good to finally be home. I will be keeping you in my prayers. hugs

Mary said...

Great job as usual Audrey. So glad you're back and doing challenges. I just love your utee flowers! TFS

Staying Crafty said...

I love the dimension you added to this :)

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Another awesome card! Love the colors and the lace. The flowers around the hearts are awesome! Glad to see you in good spirits! Yay for great husbands :-)

Ladybug said...

Glad to see you back in the "swing of things". Beautiful card that I'm sure the hubster will love ---- esp. the "mushy stuff". ;-)

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Beautiful card I love those flowers they really stand out. Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion.

Joy said...

Glad your back home, safe and sound !!! Your card is beautiful !!! Love the color combo and the flowers are just gorgeous !!!
xoxo Joy

Jamie Lane said...

Sooo pretty!

patriziawithaz said...

Wow !! How gorgeous is this ? I love it ! A super card and it is great to see it at MTTCC this week. Thank-you for sharing x

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

DonnaMundinger said...

So beautiful and romantic, Audrey! Love your Utee embellies! xxD

Besthobbyeva said...

Wow your work is absolutely amazing. I love cards that are out of the box, and inspiring. You have both!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Curt in Carmel said...

It's so nice to have you back my friend. I missed you and your wonderful work. This is just beautiful. I love the fabric flowers, they are so perfect. Love everything about this card. Best, Curt

Miria said...

What a fab card, Lori! Thank you for joining Winter Wonderland this week, hugs, Miria