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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine's Cards Coming!

Good morning everyone!! I hope everyone is well!! And I hope you are staying warm! :)  Let's see.. what have I been up to? Well... I made it a goal this year to work on my Etsy shop... to REALLY work on my Etsy shop. That is exactly what I have been doing. I have been trying to network and really get myself out there. I spend a bit of time on it each day and we will see how it goes! I've sold my first item.. yay!! :)  And I'm hoping that if I stick with it I will have a successful store.

We have started up the Open-Minded Challenges again, so that is another thing I've been working on. I've gotten all of the posts ready for the year for the most part. We just have to fill in a bit here and there. The team is amazing! It has been a joy to see everyone joining back in and the new members that have found us!

Next, I've been working on crafting! I have a handful of cards finished, but I took my time getting photos done. Last night I managed to do that and I'm going to post my first Valentine's make today. I've made a nice set of five mini cards. I've made three sets of those. I'll post them one at a time :)

It has been a roller coaster of weather here in Georgia. We got some sleet yesterday afternoon; no snow here. My oldest daughter is more north and she did get some snow up in the mountains. We are supposed to get another round of it on Friday afternoon I guess. I would LOVE to have some snow! I love snow and I love the cold! Although... if you live in Georgia the whole city comes to a standstill with just a 1/4 of a 1/4 of an inch of snow LOL  Really, the problem is that everything freezes here and you not only have snow, but you end up with a thick layer of ice on everything and ice is just treacherous. We don't have the equipment to handle it and people definitely don't know how to drive on anything cold down here... not snow, now even rain and certainly not ice LOL

Here is my first Valentine's card!!







This is my first little 3 x 3 Valentine Card! I've used "I Chews You!" from Drawn With Character. I've colored this awesome image with my Copic Markers. I've done a small amount of layering on it. I covered the gumballs with some clear Wink of Stella to give them a bit of a shine. On top of those I've covered the glass part with Diamond Glaze. That piece is also layered up a level and curved to give it a dimensional look to it. I've done a bit of dry embossing on the red card stock inside and out. I've  also distressed the edges of the pattered paper. I "Chews" You! was printed and I used a die cut to cut it out. I inked the edges of the white with red ink. I've added a couple of gems as well. This is the first card in my set of five. There are five different cards in the set and I've made three sets. I hope you like!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • I'll be back later to put this in! I left my list at home
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38 comments:

Neva Zver said...

Beautiful card! Sweet and simple. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Barb said...

Beautiful card Susan and I love your gumball machine. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, hope to see you again. Barb

Bunny said...

Fabulous card, Susan. Love the glitter on the gum balls and the diamond glaze is beautiful as is the coloring. I long for the days I used to could chew a piece of gum and blow bubbles and not have my jaw hurt. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Marisa Alvarez said...

What a fun card Susan.

Lisa Dümig said...

I like your Card!
What a cute Image.:))
Thank´s for showing us by SFC Challenge.
Hope to see you back!

Greetings

Lisa :O)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is such a fun card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 25 theme Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

Angela Radford said...

Hi lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at That Craft Place and good luck with the challenge, Angela DT x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun gum ball machine - I like his smile :) Thanks for joining in at Mod Squad

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous image and card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
Aud Sentiments
My Blog As I do Rodos

Elaine Stark said...

A fun card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Luna Star said...

what a great sentiment and such a fun card , thank you for joining us at the Oddball Art Co Blog Challenge ;)

Wendy L said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for sharing your fun card with the 'Anything Goes' challenge over at CRAFTY FRIENDS... your card is so lovely and the image is fab.. good luck in the draw and hope to see you again.
Diane Louise (DT) xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous fun image and great play on words sentiment----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Judy Woodland said...

Such a cute and whimsical card. That little face on the gumball machine just makes me smile. Wonderful design and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at
Mod Squad Challenge

Tammi Cremeans said...

Awesome. Thank you for joining us over at TTCRD challenge. Look forward to
seeing you next week. hugs

Tammi, TTCRD DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

Lori T said...

Thank you for joining us at Oddball Art, hope to see you again soon. Lori xx

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Embossing” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Christy Designs said...

Cute gumball machine image and happy color.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.

lulucker said...

Such an adorable card, love the sentiment too! thank you for joining us at TCP, Lu DT x

Veronica Tovar said...

Great card. the candy machine is so cute. great job, perfect for our challenge at Eureka stamp: Pile it on!. Thank you for joining us and good luck.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great fun card!
Thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Pippa said...

Lovely fun card Susan. I liked your comments on what prosperity means to you. Thank you for joining us at The Path of Positivity. Pippa DT PoP

adziamar said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations challenge

craftybunny said...

What a cute,fun image,Susan.Love the clever layering of sparkle and shine.Great design and paper choices on this delightful card.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.
Janis, DT Member
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PDE Linky Party , Owner & DT Member

Annette said...

What a fun card! Love it with the sentiment!
Thanks for sharing and joining us at The Paper Shelter!
Hugs Annette

cass said...

Fun card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Doudou said...

Very fun card!Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#68
Alexandra Dt

Lena said...

Fun and creative card!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Tps ths week! Good Luck! Hug lena

Helen said...

Great card - a really cute image.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Claire Rhodes-Brandon said...

LOL, this is so cute :) Thanks for joining in at WTHI, Claire xXx

Tracy Welham said...

Awesome! Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
Carol DT x

Natalie said...

such a sweet card :)
Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.
Hugs,
Natalie
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Bettina L. said...

Wow this is fab. Love the distressed look and colours.Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

Sari / Granne said...

Such a happy card, loving your sentiment and sparkling balls. Thank you for joining Oddball Art's "Love" -challenge, hope to see you back for our new challenge, that starts tomorrow.