Monday, January 7, 2013

Thank You, Baby

Good Morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Guess what I did?  I picked up a crochet needle again.  I have been wanting to make a baby blanket for (another) friend at work and I got it in my head.  Then I thought, there's no way I can endure the pain, but I just couldn't bring myself to do anything else for her.  So I did it.  I had a great coupon for yarn.  I bought a pattern book, which ultimately proved to be too difficult for me, so I found an easy, free pattern on the internet and I actually am doing it.  My wrist and shoulder are sore, but I'll live.

Anyway, so now that I don't have quite as many design teams on my plate, I also had time to whip up this card last night in about 15 minutes - if that.  It was easy by following the challenges at Just Us Girls (sketch) and CAS-ual Fridays (thank you).

Now, although you'll see make a few Valentines Cards, this is not my preference.  And why I did this one, I'll never know - but hey, it's not for Valentine's Day - it's a thank you card!

Have a terrific Monday and we'll see you tomorrow for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Stamps:  Die-Namics Umbrella & stamps (MFT), Loads of Love (Raisin Boat)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud (Memento)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Red (Recollections), Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Tools:  Scor-Pal, Cuttlebug, Floral Fantasy embossing folder, heart punch, Die-namics Sentiment Strips (MFT)

12 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jessi Fogan said...

You know, I'm not big on Valentines either....never thought about it much! I love the way you did the hearts - the pink/red ombre look rocks, and so does the way you did the embossing!
That sucks that your body is hurting after crocheting - I wonder if that's what has been bothering my shoulder? I have a bad feeling that it is :(

Debbie said...

This is pretty! I've only given Valentine cards (and just to my family) since I started making cards and so many challenges ask for them!

I really like the hearts embossed with the BG!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Melissa, this is beautifully! I am a little sweet on Valentine's Day because it's my birthday, but if it wasn't I am not sure I would be either! Ha! I love all your pretty hearts!

I have always wanted to crochet! I bet your blanket will be gorgeous when finished! What a special gift!

Judy said...

Hey Melissa,

Beautiful, beautiful card hun. I love CAS, esp. when it looks this awesome.


Shirley said...

I like the color gradient of the hearts!

Cheryl said...

What a fab card! Love the ombre look with those hearts, and embossing them with the bg was a genius idea. This is such a great card, and it could be adapted easily for just about any occasion. I'll be CASEing this, for sure. ;) Have fun crocheting that blanket. I get the bug for that every now and then. I'm thinking of crocheting flowers for my cards... eventually. ~Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun use of embossing also~ Thanks for joining in with JUGS~

Lynn said...

Oh how cool. The embossing on this is perfection. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Marisa said...

Glad you were able to crochet again :) Nice touch with the EF. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week :)

Andrea M said...

This is so GORGEOUS! Love the embossing! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet Melissa :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls :)

Deb said...

Love the embossing on your card. I think your hearts are a fabulous way to say thank you to someone. Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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