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Thursday, February 26, 2015

All Dressed in Pink

The weeks leading up to Valentine's Day were blustery as they usually are, interspersed with a few bright, warm days of sunshine. Miss Mimi, a gift from a special friend, brightened up my stamping corner in her festive pink dress, decked out for the holiday with lots of sparkle and delivering love-filled balloons to another dear friend. There are three Mimi's in the set, "Mimi's Love" along with an adorable deer. I stamped and embossed all of them, and then had a difficult time deciding which one to create with first. Mimi was watercolored using Distress Markers; I am really enjoying this medium for coloring and watching the images come to life.

There is quite a bit of sparkle on this card, just what is needed for a Valentine wish! Unfortunately, it doesn't show up well in the photos. The hearts in the die cut background are each coated with Wink of Stella, as are the hearts in Mimi's headband, the white bow, and the ruffles on her dress; her sweet pink shoes received two coats of the glitter pen and are especially sparkly. I inserted a transparency behind the open heart balloon to resemble a mylar balloon.

The sentiment was included in the stamp set from My Favorite Things, "You Have My Heart." I divided it by stamping part of it on the front and the rest as a surprise on the inside. Friends really are the best things for our hearts! The dangling heart was also included in this set and I added a die cut heart from a piece of watercolor paper I painted for a previous card. I don't usually add embellishments to the inside of my cards, rather letting the sentiment stand alone. I tried adding the outer border from the frame on the card front and found I liked it as a decorative element on the inside.

Another photo session and my helper cat assistance continues... I keep wondering why I don't have enough light on my photos...

It's a brilliant sunshiny day here, although quite cold. We're sending a little sunshine warmth and hugs your way. You really are so good... for my heart!


Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Archivers Watercolor Paper; My Favorite Things: Pink Lemonade
    Pink Shimmer Paper
Stamps: Penny Black: "Mimi's Love"; My Favorite Things: "You Have My Heart"
Dies: Poppystamps: Heart Balloons; Simon Says Stamp: Falling Hearts; Frames; Memory Box: Heart Delights
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Distress Markers; Copics; Wink of Stella; White Gelly Roll Pen; Zing Clear Embossing Powder;
     Dritz Silver Thread; Ribbon


  1. This is beyond awesome. You have a gift for taking "ordinary" and making it "extraordinary"! Love all the sparkle. Love the Mylar balloon! You are so creative!!

  2. This card is heaven for this heart lover, Sally! Just darling, from top to bottom!!

  3. Sally, I just love this sweet card. Those pinks are wonderful and each of your elements adds just that special bit to make your whole card perfection. Wonderful design.

  4. Over the top adorable, Sally! Those balloon dies are the cutest I've ever seen! You're an amazing designer, my friend!


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