Saturday, January 31, 2015

Miss You/Love Card Using Cricut Artbooking, CTMH Heartstrings Paper and DS4J Pocket Love Digi

DT Project for Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 109 - Valentines/Love

Hello friends.  I hope you aren't in that area with all the heavy snow on the East coast. What a mess!  We have had cloudy skies here in Sunny CA; but at least it isn't cold.  

My mother is still in the nursing home; but she seems to be doing better.  I think she still has a couple more months to stay there. She said she was ready to go home; but she still can't take care of herself.  I feel so bad that she has to be in the nursing home at all; but I know that is where she needs to be until she can walk by herself again.  I sent my mother this card. I have been creating a lot of cards for her lately and hope they cheer her up.  She just received my elephant card today; and she loved it.  I try to send two or three cards at a time to my sister; who lives one town over from the nursing home.  She gives her one a week for me.  

It is time for another fabulous monthly challenge - DS4J Challenge 109 - Valentines/Love. I have chosen this adorable image; which I love.  It is called DS4J Pocket Love.  I know how much my mother loves animals; even though she may not like mice.  I hope she will accept them on a card; but not in person.  LOL!  I don't know if you can see the "Miss You" on front.  I kind of missed the mark on the placement; but I thought it turned out really cute. I used CTMH Heartstrings paper for this card.  I have purchased several packs of this one; as I think it can be used all year long.  It is only available through March 31, 2015.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame on front and inside - Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
Inside Sentiment small frame - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge; pg. 77, #M3E921
Heart border inside and small hearts - Martha Stewart
Hearts on top of border - Cricut Artiste Cartridge: pg. 51, #M3D76C

Paper - CTMH Heartstrings
Cardstock - CTMH Hollyhock and White Daisy
Image - DS4J Pocket Love
Sentiment Outside - CTMH Timely Tidings M1045
Sentiment Inside - CTMH Typed Note S1504
Ink - CTMH Lagoon
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hearts - R83, R85
Mice - C1, C2
Bows - BG15, R85
Nose, Ears - RV10
Envelope & Eyes - BG11

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge - Valentine's (1 of 1) (Monday)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts (No limit)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Valentine (No limit)
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes With Handmade Bow (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - Hearts (1 of 3)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Monday Morning Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 4)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
Squigglefly - Put A Little Love In Your Heart (No limit)
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Love, Valentine Day's Challenge (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Loves Rubberstamps - Pink & Girly (No limit)
Sweet Seven Challenge - New (Digi/Ribbon new) (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Creations -Something Old/New (Cardstock/Digi/Ribbon) (1 of 2) (Wed)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Mod Squad Challenge - Animals (No limit)
Paper Shelter Challenge - Lots of Layers (1 of 2)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesday's - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Thursday)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Valentine or Love Sentiment (1 of 2)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Valentine's Day/Love (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 daily)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Brown Sugar - 3 Different Embellishments (corners/hearts/bow) (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digitally Sweet Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Fairy Tale - Something With A Heart (No limit)
QKR Stampede - Hearts (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
A Gem of a Challenge - Lots of Layers (No limit) (Saturday)
Di's Digis Designs - Include a Heart (No limit)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (1 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes (No limit)

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  1. What a gorgeous card Gloria - it is hard when we have older parents who are becoming frail, and I am sure your mother is appreciating your cards.

  2. it's a gorgeous card Gloria.

    Gr Karin


    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  3. Gorgeous card Gloria and I sure you mum will love it. its so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy and hope you will join us again soon. Don't reproach yourself about your mum, she is in the best place to get her back on her feet and I sure she will be back home very soon. Jennifer DT member

  4. Fabulous card!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Greetings Gudrun

  5. I'm sure that your mother will love this card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Eureka Stamps. Mary DT

  6. These are all just fabulous, your moms card is amazing, it will brighten her spirits!

  7. Beautiful card! Love the cute image and the dies you used! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! Rebecca

  8. cute card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  9. Hi Gloria, Glad to hear your mother is doing better. I'll bet she is lovin' all the cards you are sending. This one is a beautiful one as well.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

  10. Fabulous work Gloria, love your design
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  11. Great card. Love the colors and all the paper. Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge.

  12. Lovely Valentine with such a sweet image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter this week. hugs, Pat K xx

  13. Aw, cute pair of mice, with a nice layout. Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap.

  14. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  15. Adorable card! Love the sweet little V-Day mice. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

  16. Gorgeous card Gloria thank you for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x DT

  17. I'm sure your Mum will love to receive this card... and to know that you're thinking of her so often :-) Thanks for "Including a heart" in our challenge at Di's Digi Designs :-)

    Hope to see you in our next challenge too Donna ♥

  18. Beautiful, Gloria!! I can attest to how beautiful your cards are as you have sent me so many and I love each and every one!! I'm sure your mom loves the cards too!! That is such a special thing to do for her!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Through the Craft Room Door! Hugs

  19. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet 7 Designs

  20. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  21. Love the colors you have used here !
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challengeblog and good luck with the challenge,

  22. Fabulous card & one I know your mother will adore! These mice are so cute I'm sure she will love them! Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge.

  23. Oh these are so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  24. What a supercute card!

    Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

    Eva Gro
    The Paper Shelter DT

  25. Gorgeous, beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  26. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at c.r.a.f.t. Challenge. Marlene DT

  27. Lovely card, so cute and beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.
    Karal DT

  28. Awesome job love the dies you used, that image is so cute. Great that you did the inside as well. Way to go! Thanks for playing our ATG Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    4 Crafty Chicks

  29. great card :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

  30. This is gorgeous, a beautiful image and I love the colours.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx

  31. Super sweet valentine. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  32. Beautiful card .Thanks for joining us at Sweet 7 Designs

  33. Adorable, both inside and out, Gloria! Thank you so much for joining our Valentine's challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  34. Great card great layout. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  35. A very sweet card Gloria. Love the layers and such a cute image!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Monday Morning challenge!
    xEllie from "My Creative Moments"

  36. Aw! what a cutie. A great layout and design.


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