Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Monday....

Happy MLK Day Bloggers!

While I do enjoy getting the day off, I also am very proud of this holiday because I am proud of how far we've come as a country in terms of civil rights and civil liberties.  We're not 100% finished with what Dr King and so many others started, but we've definitely come a long way.

Monday also brings a new Challenge over at Paper Therapy.
Shape ~ a ~ licious!!
This week the challenge is to make a shape card.
Anything other than rectangle or square.
How you do it is up to you!!

Please have your project posted by
Saturday 1/22.
This one was another tough one for me - I'm so used to doing simple, rectangular cards - easy to send, easy to find envelopes....not so much this week, but I loved it once it was all done!

That brad in the middle of the flower is actually holding the front and back of the card together.  The lucky recipient of this fun and smooshy message will have to swing the heart up to read what's underneath.

The heart and lacy accent is part of the Lacy Label Cricut Solutions Cart.  The note card is actually a die cut from Making Memories "Notheworthy" diecuts and the vintage valentine cut-out is from Daisy D's valentine patterned paper 2008.  The "loving you more each day" sentiment is from a set of Basic Grey Stamps a snagged on Scrappy Steals - love that site so much.  I keep looking a this card, thinking it needs some lace or ribbon or flowers, but every time I tried to add something, it just didn't I think I'll leave it alone.

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Basics - Chili Cardstock
Daisy D's 8x8 Cardstock Pad - Maybe Baby
Making Memories - Noteworthy Die-Cut
Creative Memories - Brown Chalk Ink - to chalk papers
Cricut - Lacy Labels Solutions Cartridge
Pearlized Brad - source unknown
Stamp - Basic Grey
Colorbox - Dark Brown (to stamp sentiment)

In other exciting Paper Craft news, I am participating in my first ever blog hop next weekend! 

I can't wait for you to join us starting January 21 - 23 for lots of fun, inspiration, and the opportunity to win some yummy blog candy.  Please stay tuned for more details.

I hope you all have wonderful weeks, get inspired and create some beautiful things memories and projects!  Don't forget to check out the other DT's Blogs for their fun challenge cards this week!  Go ahead - leave 'em some love.

Happy Monday!


  1. I just love this heart shaped card. Beautiful Jessi!

  2. This card turned out fabulous! I love how you swing to open it. So clever!! Looking forward to the blog hop.

  3. This is super! I love the heart shape and the flourish accent! Great idea to make the card swing open!

  4. I totally LOVE this card!! The heart shape is perfect for Valentines day!! I love the pretty scroll work and the fun little vintage image!! Great work!

  5. I think you did a wonderful job with this! I love that it's a swing card. The colors make this a great masculine Valentine.