Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine - or Not?

Howdy to all my stamping friends! I'm finally home waiting for my personal chef, the fabulous Mark, to put our yummy pot roast on the table. It's been in the crock pot all day long and it smells so, so good. It's making my mouth water! We've had a crazy couple of days here - I'll be sharing what happened to our skating rink in another post, but suffice it to say that it's been interesting at best trying to get Emma to another rink to practice on.
As I write this post, it's snowing like crazy again outside and the weather folks are telling us we are going to get between 10 and 20 more inches before it's all through tomorrow evening. Yeah, really.....

So, this morning, I forced myself to go into the studio and CREATE something before we headed out for the day. Considering that I'd only had one cup of coffee, I'm not sure its a FABULOUS card, but it's cute in it's own way and I thought, what the hay, I'll share it with you anyways. You'll have to let me know what you think, ok? And if you read all the way to the end of this post, you can find out how you might just get it in the mail yourself!

I actually started with a piece of that fab DSP called Sending Love. Each piece has glitter on one side of it - stunning! I had a scrap from something and decided to play off the pink in it first, so I layered it on a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock. I thought it needed 'grounding' so I then added Basic Black cardstock. That led me to use Basic Black for the card base (I put a piece of Very Vanilla inside to write on.) This was layered with more Pretty in Pink and then a piece of Very Vanilla that was embossed with my Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots folder.

Now, what to do for a greeting and embellishment? Hmmm...


I had a tough time getting my mojo going further, maybe my coffee hadn't kicked in yet, but whatever, I plowed onward. I had a Real Red piece of cardstock that was leftover from a card I'd done with the Movers and Shapers Die and my Big Shot, so I decided to get out my Vintage Label SAB stamp set and stamp a label frame in Real Red on Very Vanilla cardstock. This was punched out with the Curly Label punch which is just a wee bit smaller than my red piece - perfect layer! The greeting was added with Basic Black ink and I added a flower from With All My Heart stamp set, in Real Red ink stamped off twice.
After adhering it to the dsp layers, I mounted it to the embossed vanilla piece and added the Real Red Epoxy Brad below it. I actually punched the brad hole through both the vanilla and the pink layers so it wouldn't show through from the back. This was then all added to the Basic Black card base.

It still needed 'something' though, so I pulled out my amazing Real Red Satin ribbon and tied the double knot around the dsp layers. It seemed to be just enough to finish the card and I like the tailored, but whimsical look of the whole thing. I think someone will like it, so who should I send it to? Should I send it to you? Let me know by leaving a comment on this post and I'll draw someone from the list on Friday morning to mail it to!
Have a great evening everyone - stay warm and dry!
~~Robin

30 comments:

  1. Love that paper and all your layering. You card is awesome!

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  2. Oh my goodness this is so sweet. It ia simple and yet has that awww factor. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love you card. I'm moving to your area soon and I'm not liking all this snow you guys have been getting. I hope it ends soon for your area.

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  4. Yes! Please send the card to ME!!! So sweet.
    Judi Carpenter

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  5. I would LOVE to get your card Robin....pick me, pick me..see my arms waving:)

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  6. Hi Robin. If that's your mojo BEFORE the coffee kicked in, I can't wait to see your mojo AFTER the coffee is coursing through your veins, lol! It's gorgeous.

    Kristi

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  7. We must assure Mindy that this snow doesn't happen every year. Great card Robin. Love the layers. Glad to know you got back safely from the rink.

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  8. Very pretty and what a nice thing to do. Thank you for sharing.

    Nana Jo

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  9. Very nice card. Like the paper!

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  10. Hey girlfriend!!! You know I LOVE Robin mail anyday so of course I want this one in my mailbox along with lots others!!!! This is beautiful and I don't know what you mean when you say your mojo hadn't started yet!!

    Keep warm and keep us updated on how you guys are doing!! I can't believe you even went out in that mess today!!!

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  11. I LOVE your creations and this card is so sweet. I would be thrilled to win.
    God bless and thanks for sharing with us.

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  12. I love the layers and the colors. I also like the brad and the silky ribbon ^-^.

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  13. Hey Robin! You guys are having a heck of a winter. When I heard the forecast for the DC area, I immediately thought of you and Nancy!!!

    Well, your card is gorgeous!!!! No mojo missing in my eyes, but you know I would have to see it in person to make my final decision!!! LOL!!!

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  14. Your card is just great. You don't even need your coffe to make it fantastic. I would love to win this.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy
    pedstamper at sbc global dot net

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  15. Me, me, pick me! lol! I think it's gor-gee-O-so! Love the layout and the pinks and reds together. Great mojo, really!!
    Stay safe in all that mess! I can't even imagine how much snow that is!

    Margaret

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  16. Your are very creative and your card is wonderful!

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  17. Well Michigan got 10 inches last night and the wind is to pick up today, I am waiting for the plow to go to my full time job, darn not SU....Yet....
    the card is beautiful
    Jan Shaw Michigan

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  18. Robin,
    I guess layering is the key... my cards sometimes seem unfinished so more layers it is!! Thanks for your wonderful designs!
    Dawn

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  19. Very pretty Robin! I love those yummy brads! You did a great job!

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  20. So pretty Robin!! If that's your card on one cup of coffee...phew, watch out when she's fully caffeinated...Love it! We're getting the storm you just had today...I'll be feeling your pain soon enough!!

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  21. Perfectly designed Robin!! Great card for blog candy; anybody would love to receive this in the mail. Thank you for offering.

    I would really like to know about the skating pond -- I will be back!!
    Sandi Dailey
    gdailey@concentric.net

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  22. Wow! Love this card...it's one of those 'feel good' kind. Great job, especially for only having one cup of coffee! I'd love to add it to my basket of samples!

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  23. I love everything you make and this one is just as wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  24. This is a darling card. I would SO love to win it. Glad you forced yourself to be creative this a.m. kit_marie@hotmail.com

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  25. That is really cute and inspiring, Robin! I'd love to add it to my collection of lovely Robin cards!

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  26. I love your card it doesn't really say valentine's day which I love. I especially like the texture you added to the background. Hugs and happy stamping Lori Watson

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  27. Robin did I understand your description of the card that the red piece was from the movers and shakers (label) and the white from our curvy punch? Well just another wonderful tip! TY

    Of course I love the card because of the DSP, the brad and the ribbon! Oh yes the designer came up with this beauty without more than one cup of coffee? Geez....

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  28. As usual, Robin, a beautiful card! Sorry to hear of all your snow -so far today, we just have a dusting in Northern Mass!

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  29. Robin,
    Absolutely love that card. It sure would look great in my hands.
    My prayers are with you and your skating families during this devastating loss of your rink. God will find a way to replace it with a better structure for your enjoyment.
    Pat Wilkinson
    460 Forest Road
    Taylorsville, NC 28681

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