Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Monday!

Good morning, friends! Today I would like to share a card with you that I made for 2 wonderful challenges. The first is Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #38. We are asked to have a heart on our card. I used their stamp set called Stinky Situation and turned it into a Valentine. The second challenge is Joan's Garden's Challenge #2 which is one of Joan's famous recipes. This week she has asked us to use a striped paper, which I think I have done by using a Sizzix wood grain EF. I also used a stamp of a stand of birch trees which forms a stripe. We are also asked to include a bow, button, and heart. Check, check, check! I was so excited to use something old from my stash. Remember the old school plastic stencils? Yup, I pulled one out to create my large heart. The rest of the card is pretty much self explanatory.

I was so thrilled to have been a winner in the recent Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop. I can not wait to see the set that will arrive, as it will be one from their next release. I only own a few, and this will be a great help with creating for challenges. Thanks, Mark's!

It's a dark, dingy day in PA. We have an icy storm on it's way. Another great day to work on some Valentines! Hope all is well in blogland, and thanks for peeking in.

15 comments:

Selma said...

Look how creative you are Mary Anne. This is fabulous. Love how you came up with the stripes. The whole idea is so cute. Thanks for joining us in the Joan's Gardens challenge.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my gosh, this is one amazing creation with the embossing and stamping! I too pulled out an old item yesterday (the coluzzle) and along with it came one of those purple plastic stencils with the hearts and circles, so I hang onto my things too! Love what you've done with that heart, and congrats on winning at Speedy's!!! You go girl!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is so stinkin cute LOL.
Love all the embossing I have those old orange plastic thingies too.

Shelley said...

Love it, love it! It's striking and funny at the same time. Not an easy feat to accomplish, but you have nailed it.

Patti J said...

Wow, Mary Anne - dark and dingy is great for your creativity! What an awesome card - lovin' that huge heart!!! Great job, my friend!

Olga said...

well look at that little stinker LOL, it's adorable!!!!

Becky said...

This is fabulous girl..Love how you did this heart.

Payne Holler Cards said...

hee heee heee it's soooooo stinkin cute!
dreary day here to - going back to stamping soon as I finish visiting
hugs

Wendy said...

WOW, this is a fabulous card, Mary Anne! I love the masculine feel to this from the little stinker to the embossing folder and the colors! Awesome job!!
Rain is on our doorstep here in MO. It's quite gloomy too! Come on spring!!
Happy Monday, Mary Anne!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is stinkin cute... sorry I couldn't help myself! Love it!

Harriet Skelly said...

Great job with both challenges - I love your card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Janice M said...

Cute!! Great job combing the 2 challenges!!

redwasher1 said...

This is fabulous!! Very inspirational!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Maryanne - great use of the images! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne (jojot) said...

thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends heart challenge...very cool texture effect