Saturday, January 30, 2010

Raise the Bar & Polka Doodles Challenge

Well after my last card that was so disappointing I challenged myself to take time and do it right.  I did and really love this unconventional Valentines Card.   I do not have anyone to give this to myself so I am going to give it to my cousin so she can give it to her boyfriend


I have to tell you a quick story and give Kudos to Fiskars.  A couple weeks back I was doing what I love to do.  I had a circle punch, got my paper.. cut the circle.. got ready and BAM!  Pushed on the handle and it popped off..  Just snapped right off.  I thought crap.. those aren't cheep and isn't this what they are made for?  I will make this short I see myself starting to ramble.  I got on the website.. called the toll free #.  A sweet rep. said take a picture of it, email it to them and they will replace it.  Long story short.. I received a credit for the amount to pick anything out for that price.  You are looking at the corner/border punch I choose.  It's called Lace & Lattice.  Within 5 days of choosing it I had it in my hands.  A BIG KUDOS TO FISKARS.  Big Mamma gives them a big 10!
The stamp I used is one I have had forever and never used.  It was really big (there is a bottom half that I cut off) and just could not figure it out, but I think this is a very good way.  It is Stamps Happens - Blue Cafe.  The metal notion, who the heck knows how long I have had that.. it was in a big jar of embli that I saw and thought perfect. 

Well I am off with my daughter.. Have a great day today everyone.. I know I will.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh WOW ... this is just AWESOME!!! LOVE the silhouettes and your layout is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar!

brenda said...

Hi Mary

Just beautiful, love the dotty DP and soft colours.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles this week.

B x

Sparkle said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for playing with Raise the Bar!

Nettie said...

Really lovely card. Fantastic take on the non traditional valentine's card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.x

katesacraftybugger said...

this is gorgeous , i love your take on our challeThanks for joining in the fun at Polkadoodles this week
Hugs Kate

Dolly said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours, so original. :)xx

Kerry said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the image. It's just fantastic. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles in our non-traditional colours valentine challenge! A beautiful card. Cheers Claire x

Tip Top said...

Wonderful and I do like!! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card and great image.
Thanks for joining the Polka Doodle challenge and hope to see you again next time.
Know what you mean about the stamping as I've been doing it for almost 14 years and it really has changed a lot in that time!
Fliss x