Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's Release Day!

It's Here! The First Release Day for Ethereal Forest Designs! There are 27 images and sentiments for purchasing on their newly formed store. The design team has been busy creating cards this past week using the wonderful images and you can find them on the Ethereal Forest Designs Blog

Please take a moment to browse the images at the Store, then hop over to the Blog and leave a comment! You could possibly win a free image, if you do! We'll draw a random winner who has left a comment on the EFD Blog on Tuesday, March 2nd. 

Make sure you become a "follower" on their blog to stay up-to-date on Blog Hop, New Releases and Challenges information!


Here is my card for Release Day! I printed the sentiment from the "Irish Sentiments" and the "Clover Rainbow" on Whisper white cardstock. I colored the rainbow and the Sun/Rain words with Copic Markers, then cut out the rainbow with small scissors. I adhered my sentiment onto glittery green cardstock, then mounted it to my background paper. I used pop up dots to raise the rainbow above the sentiment. My designer paper is by Webster Pages, and I finished the card off with a green satin ribbon and a rhinestone clover. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

Easter Cross Sneak Peek...

It's almost here! The official release day for Ethereal Forest Designs! The design team and I have been busy creating cards for the Sneak Peek last week, and we hope you've followed along with us!

March 1st will be the unveiling of all the wonderful images and sentiments we've been playing with, and there are many more you haven't seen. A total of 27 images and sentiments are ready to be purchased, and cover All Occasion, Holidays, and Sentiments. 

Throughout the month of March, the DT and I will be creating even more projects and cards to give you ideas on how to use these wonderful, fun images! My personal favorite is Marble the Unicorn, the Easter Cross and Jewel! There is an image for all of us, I'm sure!


I printed the cross digistamp from Ethereal Forest Designs on Whisper White cardstock, then colored with Copic Markers. I sponged Memento Sky Blue ink around the edges and mounted it to dark blue cardstock, then to white. My designer paper is from the Luxury Stack by DCWV and I adhered it to a white panel then to a tan card. I used swirly pearls, satin rosettes and Prima flowers for my embellishments. I stamped "Easter" (TGStudio) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out with a Nestabilities Labels 4 die.  I added a few more pearls to finish the card. Card size: 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fred, She Said's Emma and Midnight Madness...

It's official! It snowed all night and we got about 12 inches or more of snow! It's pretty when you look out the window! The wind blew snow up on the porch, and my wonderful son went out and swept it off and did the sidewalks! I'll keep him for another day!! He's my best buddy and yesterday before the snow hit, we spent the day shopping, sitting in the Social Security office and having lunch! We laughed and I got a couple of zingers in! What more could I want?

My card fits the sketch for Midnight Madness today! Scroll down and see how I made it and the sketch I followed is below as well!


My card today uses a Fred, She Said digistamp called Winter Emma and the Chickadee! I printed the image on Whisper White cardstock then cut it out using a Nestabilities Label die. I colored it with Copic Markers, added "faux" stitching, glitter and pearls, then laid it aside. I created my card background according to the sketch using designer papers from a paper stack called "Linen Closet" by DCWV. 

I mounted my Emma panel to another cutout of glittery cardstock I made using a Nestabilities Label 4 die. I adhered it to my small square panel, then glued it to my card. I added aqua velvet ribbons and corner embellishments I made, and finished it off with brown  and soft aqua pearls! Card size: 5 x 6 1/4 inches


Thursday, February 25, 2010

You give me wings...

Well, it looks like we're going to get about 12 - 20 inches of snow once the storm has finished tomorrow night! So what better way to spend the day than to play in my newly organized craft room! I tell you, I can find things!! I can't say too much how wonderful it all is, because my sister will get a big head! And we definitely don't need that!!

My card today uses the Pendant Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing folders and dies and a Digistamp Sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy Digital Stamps! I love the look of an all white card with a touch of black. It's such a clean, crisp look and can fit many occasions. Scroll down to see how I made my creation!

This card fits the following Challenges: C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, Cute Card Thursday, Crafty Creations, Creative Inspirations, Belli Challenge, Flutter by Wednesday, Corrosive Challenge and Little Red Wagon

This card uses a lot of elements but comes together fast! I first embossed a white cardstock panel using a Stampin' Up embossing folder. Next, I cut out the decorative square Pendant Nestabilities using more white cardstock. My butterfly was cut out with the Butterfly Cut and Emboss from Provocraft, and I added some glitter to the surface with an Essential Glue Pad, though it's hard to see in the picture. I printed my sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy and cut it out with the plain Square Nestabilities. I layered it to another square panel and added decorative pearls above and below the sentiment. I mounted my background embossed panel to a white card, then added my Pendant, my sentiment squares and butterfly. Next came the satin ribbon and a bow, then I popped up my butterfly wings and added pearls to finish the card. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

OCC Challenge...

It's time for another Sketch Challenge with Our Creative Corner (sketch is below) and I've made two versions this week! One is more elaborate than the other, but both work well for Birthday Cards! I pulled out my Scalloped and Plain Heart Nestabilities to fit the sketch and I just love how this simple layout can make such a pretty card!

My designer papers are from K & Company's paper stack called "Classic K" and it has beautiful floral and swirly papers in tones of green, rose and ivory! I glittered the swirls on my background paper and used the Botanical Floral punch by Martha Stewart for my strip. I added an organza bow, a decorative flower, pearls and a peel off sticker sentiment, then mounted it all to a rose card to finish it off. Card size: 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches

My second card has minimal embellishments and I stamped my sentiment (Inkadinkado) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I glittered my swirly background and my floral heart, added pearls and a pretty bow to finish the card. I mounted it to an ivory card sized 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Spring...

My sister left today to head back to her family in Minnesota! We had 9 days of crafting, laughing, playing cards, visiting with my friends and more! Robin completely re-vamped my craft room, organizing everything which will give me more time to create and less time moaning about not being able to find things! She's amazing and I love her very much! ... and not just because she organized me and let me win in cards!!

I'll be sending for her in the next few months again, and hopefully my craft room will still be organized!! tee hee!

My card today fits the following challenges: Crazy 4 Challenges (sketch below), Stamp Something, Your Next Stamp Challenge, Inky Impressions and Lexi's Creations.

I printed the bunny on Whisper White cardstock, then cut it out with a Nestabilities die. I sponged Marvy Bubblegum Pink ink onto the edges before I removed it from the die . I colored with Copic markers, then added glitter for some bling. My designer papers are a mixture of papers from my stash that my sister "uncovered". My Nestabilities fancy tag was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink with a sentiment from Studio G! I added rhinestones, organza ribbon bows and rickrack to finish the card. Card size: 5 1/2 x 6 inches

Monday, February 22, 2010

Critter Challenge...

There is nothing we like more than SURPRISING our challenge participants on the Critter Challenge Blog. We will normally only have 1 give a way a month. It will be given at the end of the month. We were not going to give our first one until the end of March. However we thought it would be fun to SURPRISE you and give one away at the end of this week. Stamp and Create has teamed with us to sponsor our blog. Stamp and Create offers amazing products and their customer service is out of this world. They will be offering one lucky winner at $15 gift certificate to their awesome, amazing store.

My image is by Wags 'n Whiskers stamps and I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored with Copic markers then mounted it onto peach cardstock. My designer paper is from Die Cuts with a View and I added button brads and a pretty bow for embellishments. I used two new Martha Stewart Punches called Deco Fan and Eyelet Lace. Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fred, She Said Challenge...

Fred, She Said is having another Challenge! The last Monday of each month is our Challenge Day and this month's challenge has the theme of "LOVE"! If you participate in the challenge, you'll need to make sure your creation has a FSS digistamp and at least 3 hearts on it! Post your creation on the Challenge BLOG using Mr. Linky and you'll have a chance to win a prize!

Here is my card for the challenge!

My image is the new Corner Rose digistamp and I printed it on Whisper White cardstock then colored with Copic Markers. I cut out the rose leaving a small white edge and added highlights with a white Signo gel pen. My background paper is from Die cuts with a View, and the punched strip is from the Martha Stewart Lacy Doily punch. I added a wide strip of lace, my wired hearts, rhinestones and a pretty organza bow to finish it off. Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Marble the Unicorn Sneak Peek...

Introducing Marble the Unicorn digistamp from Ethereal Forest Designs! This is a Sneak Peek of a new image being released on March 1st! Without further ado, take a look at my creation featuring this beautiful unicorn!

My card today fits the challenge for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #41

I printed Marble onto Whisper White cardstock, then cut her out with Labels Nine Nestabilities, then inked the edges with Memento Grape Jelly ink. I colored her with Copic Markers then added sparkly glitter to her mane and around the edge. My designer paper is from Debbie Mum and I used pearly flowers and glittery stars to finish the card. Card size: 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sneak Peek from Ethereal Forest Designs...

Well, my sister is here and she's trying to "organize" me! HA! She's been in my craft room closet and putting things in baskets, rearranging, and moving stuff to the basement. Will I ever find anything now??? To be honest, I asked her to do it, because it's pretty sad when you go to reach for something, and things crash to the floor because it's so overstuffed! I'm glad she's doing it and it looks so much better!

I've made another card for Ethereal Forest Designs using their new Easter Bunny digistamp. This is such a cute little bunny with her Easter eggs! What's so great about digital stamps is that you can resize them to fit your card! I fell in love with this new paper stack from Die Cuts with a View and had to use the bunny with it!

I printed the bunny on Whisper White cardstock, then colored her with Copic Markers and mounted her to a glittery teal cardstock. My designer paper is from the "Linen Closet" stack and I just love every paper in it! I used lace, velvet ribbon. pearls, a fluffy bow and a Prima rose to finish the card. Card size 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

a card for Mom...

Well, I'm getting excited! Next week is the Sneak Peek Week for Ethereal Forest Designs and the newly formed design team is hard at work on creating beautiful cards for your inspiration! EFD will be releasing 26 new digistamps (both images and sentiments) on March 1st at the unveiling of their new online store and blog! Become a "follower" on their blog so you can see the cutest images ever! We have a Blog Hop and Monthly Challenge planned as well as all the wonderful creations from the "Ethereal Girls". Stay tuned for more!

My card this week fits the following Challenges: Our Creative Corner Weekly Sketch Challenge, The Pink Elephant, Quixotic Challenges, Pile It On, and Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

This card uses the new Iron Gate Corner punch by Martha Stewart as the focal point! I punched the corners of a 2 x 2 inch ivory cardstock square, then distressed the edges and stamped my initials for MOM (Inkadinkado) using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I mounted my pieces to designer paper by Die Cuts with a View called "At Home", then adhered them to matching ivory cardstock. My background paper is also from the same paper stack, and I glued it to an ivory panel, then to a blue card. I finished the card off with Prima Roses and Flowers, a brown organza/satin bow and pretty rhinestone swirls! Card size 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Flying by to say Hi....

Today is Belli Challenge Day! You need to use a butterfly or dragonfly somewhere on your card or project! Take a look on the blog to see what the rest of the design team has created! This weeks sponsor is QKR Stampede Rubber Stamps and they are giving $30 away in prizes! If you upload to an online gallery, make sure you use the keyword CBC85. Our guest designer is Jess Stockmeyer and you can find her blog HERE!

My card for the Belli Challenge festures the sweet digistamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! I printed the images on Whisper White cardstock then colored with Copic markers, then cut them out. I printed my sentiment on a white Bazzill card then began constructing my card. I made a template using the Blossom Nestabilities and laid it onto the card, then sponged blue and green inks for the background. I removed the template, added my images, pearls and a dragonfly flight trail with a black pen. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ethereal Forest Design Team Chosen!

We have sorted through the wonderful applications and have picked six very talented women to be on the Design Team for Ethereal Forest Designs. Let me introduce you to them and please take a moment to look at their blogs! We are looking forward to working with them and seeing their creations with our digital images!

Audrey Gonzales, Betty Roberts, Carla Hiebert, Charlene Driggs, Melissa Craig, and Shirley Chillman

Our Sneak Peek starts February 22nd, and our new designers will be unveiling the delightful images by Ethereal Forest Designs! Stay tuned and become a "follower" for up-to-date announcements!

My cutie patootie card uses a new digital stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy! As you know, they have gone all digital and they have some of the most darling images I've ever had a chance to create with!

I printed the image on Whisper white cardstock, then colored with Copic Markers, and mounted it to red cardstock. My designer papers are from the "Pet Stack" from Die Cuts with a View. I finished the card off with heart brads and a brown grosgain ribbon. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

I showed this card to my son and he said "now this is a MAN card!" YAY!!!!!!!!! I did it!

My card fits the new Critter Challenge Blog and their sketch is below! They have weekly challenges and will be having prizes for participation! Make sure you go to their blog to see what the rest of the design team has created!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fred, She Said Second Blog Hop!

Welcome to the SECOND "FRED SHE SAID" blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "FRED SHE SAID" blog HERE and start your hop!

Please, we would love it if you commented on our posts. Here, at "Fred" we have been getting all FLOWERy to hasten the arrival of SPRING! Come see what PRETTIES we have in store for you!

Also, along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog, follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

Here is my "Fred She Said" creation using the new image "Lily of the Valley". I printed the image on Whisper White cardstock, then colored with Copic markers, and my sentiment (See'D Morsels) is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. My designer papers are from the new My Mind's Eye "Home" paper pad and I used lace, pearls, grosgain and organza ribbons for my bows. I added tiny peel off butterfly stickers and glitter for my final touches. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches My card qualifies for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! (See Sketch Below), and the Pink Elephant.

My special code word is: FRED

Here is a list of the Blog Hoppers in case you lose your way:

This blog hop will run from today, February 15th until February 22nd. On the 23rd, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog . Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit Carol L and see her lovely creation! When you are finished hopping, why not check out the pretty and new flowery things at the Fred She Said Store!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is not only for lovers, in my opinion! It's a perfect day to show the one you love, whether a sister, brother, mom, dad, child or friend, how much you care! Valentine Cards are a delight to the young and old! My card today is for all those I love, my family and friends, and I just want to say how thankful I am to have you in my life!

This card qualifies for the following Challenges: Crazy 4 Challenges, Totally Gorjuss, By the Cute and Girly, Delightful Sketches & Challenges, Jacksonbelle Embellishments, Other Lovlies, Corrosive Challenge, Papertake Weekly Challenge, and Pile it On.

This card is what is known as a Crazy Quilt card, representing the Victorian era quilts with abstract seams, multi-hued fabrics, embellishments and extraordinary embroidery. I used snips of paper lace, buttons, stickers, a vintage postcard, a pretty bow and rhinestones for my effect. All of these were mounted onto my designer papers I picked up at Michael's. My stamp is from Inkadinkado, and my large red heart is a Martha Stewart punch. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

Important news! Fred, She Said's Second Blog Hop is February 15th! We had so much fun last month and can't wait to show you our newest creations using Fred's delightful digistamps being released that day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Better than Chocolate...

I want to take the time to thank those who are leaving such wonderful comments about my latest creations! Seeing your enjoyment of my work encourages me to create inspiring cards!

Important news! Fred, She Said's Second Blog Hop is February 15th! We had so much fun last month and can't wait to show you our newest creations using Fred's delightful digistamps being released that day!

Here's a sneak peek of one of the images being released! "You are better than chocolate..." is the front side of the message, and the inside says "but, to be honest, it was a close call!" How great is that? What a fun sentiment to go with such a beautiful image!

Challenges: C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, Colour Create Challenge, Cute Card Thursday, Lili of the Valley, Crafty Cardmakers, There She Goes Challenge, and Bee Crafty.

I printed my image on Whisper White cardstock, then colored with Copic Markers. I punched two corners with the Traditional Eyelet Corner Punch by Martha Stewart and added some red rhinestones for bling. My designer paper is from Basic Grey's "Bittersweet" paper pad, and I finished the card off with brown cardstocks, an organza bow, and more rhinestones! Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Special Wishes...

Well, it's Challenges Time! I've created a card for the Our Creative Corner Weekly Sketch (sketch is below) and have discovered that it qualifies for other Challenges as well! Since I've been doing the Challenges and Sketches, I've found that my cards never seem to repeat themselves! Sometimes, you discover that you've been re-making the same style card, and it can get frustrating. When that happens, I whip out my printed sketches that I've found on other blogs or on SplitCoast Stampers and start creating something! Give it a try, you'll find a new freshness to your creations!

Challenges: Our Creative Corner Weekly Sketch, Flutter by Wednesday, Little Red Wagon, Simon Says Challenge, Roses on Paper, Pollycraft Monday, Raise the Bar, Crazy 4 Challenges, My Time to Craft, Diecut Dreams, and Stamp with Fun!

You'll notice that I didn't do any stamping, digital or manually for this card! I purchased the Madeline Designer Paper Pad by K & Company and it fit perfectly for the OCC Sketch this week! I'm really liking the vintage papers I've been finding lately! This was a quick card and it took more time to add the pearls to the butterfly than anything else! The rhinestone swirls are new at Michael's and of course, I had to have them! I used the Heart Plain and Scalloped Nestabilities for this card! My corner punch is by Martha Stewart and my sentiment is a peel off sticker! I finished my card off with a pretty brown organza bow! Card size: 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ethereal Forest Sneak Peek..

Well, I tried to make a masculine card using a great image from Ethereal Forest Designs. This is "Sydney the Snake" and this image and others will be unveiled on the new website March 1st! There is still time to apply for the Design Team they are forming! Deadline for applications is February 15th! HERE is more information about this wonderful opportunity!

So, back to my Masculine card! I created the card and was quite pleased that I had made a "man" card since I have difficulties making them. With my finished card in hand, I show it to my 22 year old son and said "see my man card?" He then calmly told me, "Mom, that is not a man card because it has ribbon and sparkly stuff on it!" Now I have to try again! Stay Tuned!

I printed "Sydney" on Whisper White cardstock, then cut it out using a Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities. I dusted Memento Desert Sand onto the paper before removing it from the die, then colored the image with Copic Markers. I adhered the image to aqua glittery cardstock, then added peel off stickers and rhinestones. My designer paper is by My Mind's Eye and I used the Martha Stewart Lattice punch on one side, then added more peel off stickers, ribbon and rhinestones to finish the card. "Hugs & Hisses" was layered over the image before printing. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Cute as a Button...

Just a quick card today, as I've been under the weather for the last week! I made this card for the Monday (February 4th) digi challenge for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps on SNR Card Universe, another forum like SplitCoast Stampers. Hopefully, I'll have a new card made for tomorrow's post!

I printed Sew Happy Cocoa on Whisper White cardstock, then cut it out with an Inverted Square Nestabilities. I then sponged Marvy Oriental Blue ink on the edges before removing it from the die. Next, I colored the image with Copic Markers and added "faux" stitching with a black pen. I found an image of buttons on the internet and mounted it to black cardstock. My designer paper is from Stampin' Up and I used the Loops punch for the edges then adhered it to a white card. My sentiment is computer generated and I finished the card with buttons and a thread bow. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

Friday, February 05, 2010


Well, I've had a migraine for the last week! BLAH! But that won't stop me from making my cards, right? My card today qualifies for a lot of challenges! This is the first time I've actually set out to fit my creation into a lot of blog challenges! It was quite fun to try to incorporate the required elements yet not making my card be overdone, or too busy! Hopefully, you won't think so, at least!

My card qualifies for the following challenges: Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #39, Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge: Hearts, Creative Card Crew Challenge: Valentine's, Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 98 - Spots & Dots, Catch the Blug Challenge: Non-Traditional Color Valentine, Polka Doodles: Non-Traditional Valentine, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: Love/Valentine, Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Hearts, and Sophisticat Challenge Blog: Love. WHEW! Now on to the instructions for my card!

My card uses the beautiful designer papers of Die Cuts with a View called "La Creme". This pad has papers in shades of ivory, ecru and black with prints that includes flocking, flowers, stripes, polka dots and geometric shapes. I just love, love, love this paper stack!! It has such a vintage feel to it!

I cut my heart out of a floral flocked paper, then used a snowflake punch for the lacy look around my heart. I adhered my background paper to an ivory card which had been punched with the Looped Hearts punch. I then punched two doily strips out of black and ivory dotted paper and adhered them to my dotted paper. I glued my heart to the card, added black satin rosettes, a black sparkly bow and an ivory pearl flower. I computer generated my sentiment and mounted it to black cardstock, then to my card. I glued a black strip on the inside of my card edge, then finished off with pearls I had colored with a Copic marker. All punches used are by Martha Stewart. Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

New OCC Sketch Blog...

There's a new blog for Our Creative Corner's Thursday Sketch Challenge! Make sure you take a look today to see the design team's first Sketch on our new BLOG! Everyone is welcome to play along and feel free to use your favorite stamps and embellishments!

My card uses a digistamp from Delicious Doodles, and I printed the rose on Whisper White cardstock, then colored with Copics, and cut it out with small scissors. My designer paper is from a K&Company stack called "Madeline". I used the Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch, on the paper and mounted it to a white card. I adhered my rose cut out onto a panel of white cardstock that I had embossed with the Holly Ribbon's embossing folder for the Cuttlebug. I punched the corners using the new Valentine Looped Hearts by Martha Stewart. I mounted that to a pink cardstock, then adhered the panel to my designer paper. I added the pearl flourish and a pink organza bow to finish the card. Card size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches

A Belli Challenge Girl....

That's right, I'm a Belli Challenge Girl now! In late December, the Belli Challenge issued a Design Team Call, and I submitted my application. I wasn't chosen, but went on to be picked for other teams! Just yesterday, they contacted me and asked me to join their team, after all! YAY!!

So, without further ado, I've been plunged head first into today's Challenge where you need to have ribbons on your cards! Sweet 'n Sassy is the sponsor (whom I design for, also), so I just happened to have a card ready!

My card uses the "I Love you Snow Much" Snowman image, and I printed him on Whisper White cardstock, cut him out with small scissors, then colored with Copic Markers. The background papers are Valentine bags I purchased from Michael's, and the Heart is a scalloped Nestabilities that I embossed with the Textile folder using red mirror paper. I tied my ribbons and my card was finished! Fast and easy! Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

Monday, February 01, 2010

Valentine Card..

Fred, She Said has some gorgeous digistamps that are perfect for Valentine cards! Team her images with a few of the new Valentine punches from Martha Stewart and you'll have a beautiful creation for your loved ones!

I printed the "Christmas Rose Digi Set" on Whisper White cardstock, then colored it with Copic Markers. The sentiment is a digistamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Valentine Sentiment set. That is the beauty of digistamps! You can combined them with just a click of your mouse! Once the image was colored, I used a Fiskars Heart punch for the corners, then mounted it to red cardstock. I punched two edges of a pink panel with one of Martha Stewart's new Valentine punches, and mounted it to a white card. I adhered my image panel to the card and finished it off with pearls and rhinestone hearts. Card size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches