Dec 15 2011

CCMC180 – You Are Loved

Create with Connie and Mary has a beautiful sketch for you to try this week!  My card came together very easily!  We hope you play along with the sketch challenge this week…remember, every entry in December puts you in the drawing for a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Occasions 2012 Edition!



I think Stampin' Up!'s You Are Loved is so beautiful and totally overlooked in the back of the Holiday Mini!  If you love it, too, make sure you get it before the Holiday Mini goes away…last day to order is January 3, 2012!



I started with a base of Real Red cardstock.  I layered on Blushing Bride and stamped the rose floral design from You Are Loved randomly in the background with Blushing Bride Classic Ink.  On top, I used a piece of Beau Chateau Designer Paper.  I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines Impressions Folder and layered that on top.  For the heart, I inked it up with Blushing Bride Classic Ink, then took my Regal Rose and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers and randomly colored over portions of the image…no specific image, just random.  I added a Real Red flower button tied with White Bakers Twine at the bottom and placed it on the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added three pearls to the top of the where the heart is.  I then stamped Thinking of You, included in the You Are Loved stamp set, in Real Red on Blushing Bride cardstock, made a pennant tail and tucked it under the heart with Stampin' Dimensionals.



I like it, I like it!!!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week…FABULOUS creations like usual!  Stop by Create with Connie and Mary to see! 

10 People have left comments on this post

Dec 15, 2011 - 06:12:29
Sandy M said:

So pretty! I love the image in the heart and the stamped background.

Dec 15, 2011 - 08:12:28
Lisa Martz said:

Really pretty, Connie…and you are right, that set gets lost in the mini.  I didn't even know where it was from!  Thanks for pointing it out and sharing this.

Dec 15, 2011 - 08:12:48
Deb said:

I LOVE your card, Connie! This is beautiful! I love the way you inked up the heart and the little pearls! All the details are so perfect! I think I am ready to move beyond Christmas!

Dec 15, 2011 - 08:12:31
Adriana said:

Very pretty! You are right, this set of images has been overlooked and it is beautiful!

Dec 15, 2011 - 09:12:57

I wish SU would have carried this one over to the spring mini because I agree it has been overlooked.  But no overlooking the beauty you've created with it!  I love the embossed background panel–so perfect for the pretty images in this set.  Beautiful coloring of the heart image too!

Dec 15, 2011 - 01:12:46
Carol Carriveau said:

Beautiful card Connie – thanks for reminding us about this stamp set – I've been waffeling on it but will add to my next order.

Dec 15, 2011 - 05:12:00

I didn't recognize that stamped image until I read your post. Love the way you inked it up and used it. Very pretty card!

Dec 15, 2011 - 09:12:47
Barb in Ontario said:

Great card! Thanks for sharing. I am a new demonstrator looking for ideas! This is a keeper!

Dec 16, 2011 - 01:12:31

Your card is just gorgeous – and I, too, missed that stamp set!  I hope it gets carried over for some kind of special!  You did a fabulous job with it (as always!)

Jan 17, 2012 - 08:01:21
Jodi said:

I could not resist this set in the last mini.  Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.  I love the patterns & colors you used on this one.  So pretty, but yet not that complicated to put together.