Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Fabulous Day ...

Be still my shabby heart ... Valentines' Day is one of my all-time most favie days of the year!  Just the thought of all the love that will shared on that day makes my {heart} smile!  I love spending a part of the day with my sweet hubby (of 24 years) -- dinner, maybe a movie, holding hands and being gushy!  There are usually flowers and candy involved - goody, goody gumdrops :)  Sadly, this year he will be out of the country on business - in Barcelona, Spain - on 'the' day, so we'll have to celebrate before he leaves instead!  Heading out to dinner this Friday and we'll just {pretend} it's the 14th!

I adore making Valentine's Day cards ... so pretty, pink, glittery and yummy!

This one was so fun to design ... I began with the button challenge going on today over at PTI -- love me some buttons!  I die cut some hearts from Sweet Symphony patterned paper and Kraft cardstock, painted the edges with cream paint and then glued Raspberry Fizz buttons around the edge of the DSP heart followed by adding some mica flake glitter to yum them up!

The flower in the center was die cut using Raspberry Fizz and Simply Chartreuse felt, a bit of sewing on the leaves to create dimension and finished with a button and some green baker's twine.

The card base is a piece of Library Ledger patterned paper and I used the Calendar Basics, Banner Builder and Signature Series Dress Form stamp sets to add my sentiments.  A bit of raspberry organza ribbon tied into a sweet, fluffy bow topped off with a Vintage Flower Adornment and sewing pin - sweet!  The card base is mounted on a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock inked with cream paint and then the card base inked with twill (kraft) paint.

Thanks for peeking in today ... hope you're having a wonderfully, stampy day!

Challenges for this card:

Papertrey Ink:  Button Challenge
Card Patterns #101- sketch
The Shabby Tea Room #48 - Sweet Hearts
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges #104 - button up
Flourishes Bringing Back Beauty - Love
Flourishes Winter Thaw Challenge - spring flowers
Tuesday Throwdown #35 - buttons
Kraft Journal - love
Stampin' Royalty #58 - hearts
Stamptacular Sunday #97 - hearts
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - spring flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Valentine's Day

25 comments:

Abi said...

That's beautiful Debbie! Glad you still find time to join in the challenges. Thanks for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Kristin said...

This is really gorgeous! Very beautiful, lovin' the buttons!

pattyo said...

Beautiful card!

Monique said...

Wow this is so pretty Debbie.. Perfect Valentine card :)

PapierGirl said...

So pretty Debbie! This is your month...full of pink, petals and hearts! :)

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Oh my goodness, I love this tag! I love the bright colors and the ledger paper, the buttons and the GLITTER! Love love LOVE. Thanks for the inspiration!

Davi said...

So fun and love those colors:) Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week

Leslie Miller said...

Scrumptious in all its pretty, pink, glittery, yummy glory! Love it! Enjoy your early Valentine's Day!

Hands On said...

Pretty, pink, glittery and yummy is so very right! Love your card. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

Carrie said...

Oh Debbie this is lovely ( and makes me miss you off the team!!) Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet stamping xx

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful.. I love all the different embellishments pulled together. Have a fun date night.

Kristina said...

Fantastic card.. the paper, the bow and all that sparkles!! Thank you for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Céline said...

another fab card, i love the heart buttons!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline

Eileen said...

Your card looks stunning, we would love you to join in our challenges at http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/
Eileen

Kristin said...

This is so BEYOND gorgeous! I really love the glitter you added to the buttons and the colors are just beautiful. Thanks for your comments today at my blog @ good luck with the PTI contest!

~amy~ said...

absolutely GORGEOUS...I love what you've done with the the buttons..thanks for the inspiration...I have some glitter flake and need to use it! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Gemma said...

Just love your card, it is so girlish with all the pink, the flowers and the glitter, WOW!Thanks for joining us at SSC this week and happy Valentine's day!Hugs Gemma

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

All the glitz on the hearts is just making me feel like a star! :) What a gorgeous card Debbie! Love the details.
Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns!

Skraptacular Designs said...

What a wonderful creation for our Stamptacular "Hearts Gone Wild" Challenge this week! I just love it!

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Tracy said...

Bright and sparkly! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal!

Leanne said...

Wow, so bright and pink...thanks for playing with us!

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a sweet button heart, Debbie! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing with us at the Kraft Journal.

Lori said...

Lovin' all the buttons! Cute card, Debbie! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week...

Betty Wright said...

Debbie, this is amazing! Love your buttoned heart! Fabulous design and detailing! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC "buttons" Challenge this week!

Tamie said...

Love that you too are still gushy after 24 years. That is Great Debbie. I love the buttons on your card. It adds to the dimensions of it. Thank you so much for sharing you inspiration with us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.