Will You Be Mine?

January 6, 2011

Happy Thursday everyone!! I hope this morning finds you all well and having a good week so far.  Mine has been a week of cleaning, purging, throwing away junk, and boxing items for a garage sale this spring and then donation of whatever we don't sell.  Right now....parts of my house are actually complete disasters, but I know that the end result is going to be fabulous!  Before I get completely going on my post, I answered a little survey for Kelly, and it is up on the Lawn Fawn blog!  Be sure to head over and check it out if you want to know a little bit more about me!  Scrapbook & Cards Today also featured a winter card that I created awhile back on their blog post today!  Another thing to check out if you like! 

I chuckled a little as I typed my post title this morning.  For some reason, it made me think of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and the song he sang..."Would you be mine?  Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor?"  I loved that show when I was a kid.  And to go even further into the inner workings of my mind...I chuckled even more when the circle of stamped "I love you's" made me think of the scene in Elf when Buddy first meets his dad and his dad thinks he is a singing telegram.  "So I'm here now...and I love you, I love you, I LOVE YOU!!!!".  Tee hee hee!  Love that movie. 

Anyways, obviously my post is not actually about Mr. Roger's Neighborhood or Elf.  It is about a valentine's day card that I made for CPS Sketch 199!  We were sponsored by The {Stamps} of Life this week, and I used both of their recent Valentine releases. Here is my card!
"Will You Be Mine?" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (brown) & The Paper Company (cream)
Paper: Bo Bunny (Crazy Love 6x6 pad: Have a Heart & Stripe)
Stamps: The {Stamps} of Life (hearts2love & Love2Hug sets)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: pink, cranberry, chestnut)
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Flowers: Recollections
Chipboard (wings): Maya Road
Paint: Making Memories
Glitter: DecoArt
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Storybook (scalloped circle, circle) by Provo Craft
 Instructions:  Fold brown cardstock in half to make card base.  Round the corners and sand the edges of a heart paper block, and adhere to the front.  Cut a scalloped circle from striped paper at 3" using the Cricut Expression and Storybook cartridge.  Sand the edges of it, and adhere to the front.  Cut circles from cream cardstock at 2.5" and 1".  On the larger one, stamp a circle of hearts and a circle of text, then adhere to the middle of the scalloped circle. Paint the chipboard wings and then cover in glitter.  Stamp the bordered heart to the smaller heart, and adhere it to the top of the wings.  Adhere the entire accent to the middle of the circle.  Accent the top and the bottom of the larger circle with brown pearls.  Stamp the sentiment to a cream cardstock block, and adhere to the lower right corner of the circles.  Tie a bow from brown dotted ribbon, and adhere over top of where they meet.  Accent the top of the bow with a brown and pink paper flower.

I also wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for the wonderful congratulatory comments, and for the recent influx of followers to my blog!  I do not take any of it for granted, and I feel truly blessed and honored that you would want to spend any part of your time at my blog.  I hope that as you visit, you enjoy your time reading and checking out my latest projects.  I try my hardest to answer questions, so be sure to leave them in the comments if you have them!  Speaking of....I got a couple of questions in my last post and I wanted to answer them.  Here are the questions: 
Thanks for the question, Christy & Kris!  I am using a free reading plan from www.youversion.com.  All you do is create a free account with them, and then sign up for the reading plan you want.  They have apps for pretty much any phone as well, and that is how I am doing it...on my phone.  They have multiple plans, and in the plans section, the third one down is called "Chronological".  That is the one we are reading.  I hope this helps, and if you start the plan...enjoy it!  I know that in the short time I have been doing it, I have really enjoyed it. 

Well, I better get going for now!  I hope that you have a wonderful day, and be sure to check back tomorrow for Taylored Expression release day! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.


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