Friday, January 18, 2013

My Heart is Yours...

Hi there!
TGIF!  Aren't you glad it's Friday?!  It's been a hectic
week for me emotionally and physically.  Some things
going on in my personal life, which I won't go into, but
my card therapy certainly helps to distract me!:-)  This
shall pass too.  I must trust in the Lord for His under-
standing and plan and not mine.  Oh, but isn't it difficult
at times?
Anyways, I whipped up this little Valentine card for
my husband.  I just love the Valentine paper from
Reminisce.  It reminds me of when I was a school
girl long long!  I couldn't resist putting
on some glitterly hearts and ribbon.  I tried the
ever popular chalkboard technique by BetsyVeldman.
I could have been more precise, but maybe by my
next try at this fun technique it'll be better.  I'm
entering this card over at Word Art Wednesday.
The theme this week for the challenge is anything
goes.  Easy peasy, huh?!
OK...I just might be back with another card before
the weekend is done.  You take care and enjoy
your crafting!  Thanks for dropping by, hugs!
Paper:  Reminisce, Recollections
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  versamagic
Gems:  Paper Studio
Hearts, Pearl Cotton, Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Buttons: Blumenthall
Colored Pencil:  SU


  1. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Maria. I love the sweet vintage feel to it, and the chalkboard look is SO darling. Thank you for sharing this with us in our challenge, and please know you've already got me excited to see your next creation!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Yes, it is difficult. Hope you have peace soon.
    I love your valentine and I see what you mean about the paper. Reminds me of valentines we used to swap at school. I suppose some schools don't that anymore. Your chalkboard looks like a lot of fun. I've never tried it.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Oh my goodness Maria - this is gorgeous- it could not be more perfect and I am sure your husband will rally LOVE it (as well as you)!

  4. Maria, I am sorry that you too are having some difficulties right now. It sounds like me! You are right, this too shall pass, and it is hard to go through the troubling times. I hope things ease for you soon.

    Absolutely beautiful chalkboard card!

  5. He will love it!!! It's adorable Maria!!! I love the so cute!!!! Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

  6. This is adorable, Maria. I've never seen the chalkboard technique before. I hope things work out for you soon. I do find crafting as a wonderful form of therapy!

  7. Love it Maria! Great card and your chalkboard technique is so cute! Hope things go better for you soon.I'm sure they will!


  8. Sending hugs and hopes that this difficult time will pass quickly! Adorable card for your sweetie! Love the glittery hearts and love your take on the chalkboard technique.

  9. THIS is FANTASTIC, Maria! LOVE the chalkboard effect and those hearts! LOVE that paper, too! Your husband will LOVE this!

  10. That's a really beautiful vintage design, and it reminds me of when I exchanged Valentines with my friends in elementary school. I know it's hard sometimes, but we just have to Believe in Him, and not be afraid. He is in control.

  11. What a sweet valentines card Maria! I love that chalk board effect!

  12. Wild thing, you make my heart sing.......
    What a frisky sweet happy card.
    Like you making something is such a time of relaxation and refreshment. Looking at your card made me happy, I'm still smiling. So I thank you for that. I to am learning how to trust God more each day for His will in my life.
    Please come back and share more of you creations with us.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  13. This is so sweet! My hobby started as a creative outlet. It sure helps! I am sorry to hear of your difficulties. May brighter days be upon you real soon! I am adoring the vintage homespun vibe to this Valentine!

  14. I just love the chalkboard technique...yours is fabulous! Love the pretty gingham ribbon and glittery hearts!
    Hope your troubles go away! I hope it's not your back pain again! Sending you big hugs!!!

  15. Such a stunning card! beautiful design! love your works.