Monday, January 23, 2012

things i love ...

There's nothing left now of the snow that fell on Friday.  Three inches of accumulation drew me out the door to shovel the driveway.  Now, the rain last night and the nearly 50 degree weather today will wash it all away.  I'm sad to see it go ... the cleanliness of a pure white blanket.  There will be no ice fishing for my two Boy Scouts this month.

Another card created Saturday with friends was a mix of deep reds and soft pinks.  The checked paper is from my scrap drawer while the cameos and polka dots are found in the Timeless Portrait collection.  Each sheet is gorgeous and since all of our papers are double sided there are many wonderful ways to mix and match.    

While browsing through a local craft store (there to find the right shade of green yarn - something you'll see in the future), I happen across a roll of red felt hearts.  I was thrilled!  Funny how it's the simple things that bring such joy.  Stitched on my card front gives a "cottage" feel to my project.

My bow is hand dyed pink seam binding.  I added a few embellishments such as a velvet leaf, decorative pin, and the sweetest little pink flower.  I love the fullness created with seam binding.  Misting with a mixture of alcohol and Shimmer Paint makes the "ribbon" stiff and easier to shape.

I'm sharing with the uber-talented ladies over at Just Us Girls where they are celebrating these romantic colors.

Before I go, I wanted to show you this adorable photo of felt hearts found on Tiny White Daisies ... love them!

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you for stopping by to visit!


  1. This is beautiful Joanne. I love the big pink fluffy bow.
    I woke up to ice yesterday and snow on top today. :)

  2. Another stunning card ... How I look forward to seeing your creations ... and what a great find in those hearts too ... hope you have a lovely day

  3. That portrait paper is lovely. I love the way you used it on this card. And your felt hearts, ahhh. Its always 'great to be here; your cards are always gorgeous and you have such a gorgeous and elegant style!

  4. i love your many different textures...GORGEOUS!
    those felt hearts are adorable...wish i could find me some :D

  5. I see why you were excited over the roll of felt hearts...sweet! This card is lovely Joanne. Did I get someone else hooked on the Tiny White Daisies site ~LOL~ love the stuff posted over there!!!

  6. What a lovely card. And I just adore those felt hearts on your card and also the ones from Tiny white daisies. I am the same way in a craft store.. Just love it when I find a bargain..

    Hope you are enjoying your day!

    Hugs, Linda

  7. Yep, as usual, I love your card Joanne. Fabulous mix of lots of different elements.

  8. JoAnne, this is just gorgeous! I LOVE the felt hearts and how you've used the "Things I Love" stamp. TFS!

  9. Just beautiful, Joanne. You have such a knack for putting beautiful papers together. The row of hearts is so sweet, stitched across your card like that. And that gorgeous bow! Your bows always make me smile.