Friday, January 14, 2011

My Favorite Things


I was working on a card for my stamp club swap when I was challenged to produce a card showing my favorite things.  I thought about all of the things I love to use and then I looked back at a lot of my latest cards to see what I was using.  I have so many things I love but there are certain things I "really" love.  In fact, they are used on almost all of my cards.  Then I looked at the card I was working on and realized they were on this card, too.  So here are some of my favorite things:



Embossing Folders - I think I own most of them that are out there.  Sometimes I can hardly decide which one to use because I have so many wonderful ones.  Sometimes I desperately want to use a certain one and then realize it doesn't really work with my card and have to take a tour of all the others to make a new choice.

Die Cuts - Ok, I resisted these at first, then after getting a Cricut, felt guilty buying these if I thought I could do the same thing on my Cricut.  However, my Cricut does not travel with me (I already haul too much stuff around) and my Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, and Nellie Snellen dies do.  I have slowly added to my stack and now am desperately trying to find the right way to store these that meets my needs and storage area.  On this card I used a Cuttlebug embossing/cut folder that does it all.


Martha Stewart Punches - If you have read very many of my posts, you already know this.  She has got to stop coming out with new ones.  I can't stop buying them.  She has 3 new ones coming out and I already ordered these.  Are there any groups out there call Martha Stewart Anonymous?  On this card I used one of her new Valentine punches.  I knew I had to have it the minute I saw it.  Apparently others felt the same way because everyone was trying to take it from me last weekend when we had our fun time at Scrapbook Creations.

Bling - I love to add a little something extra by using pearls, jewels, or glitter.  On this one I used red Stickles to bring out the heart shape in the middle of my punched shape.  Love it!!

Ok, these are just a few of my favorite things.  I will save the rest for another time or we might be here all day.

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday’s 100th Challenge Celebration Blog Hop (FTTC100)! - All About Favorites
AiFactory Challenge #064 - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug Challenge - Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #37 - Red and a Die Cut
The Creative Cottage Challenge #30 - Something New (new punch)
Creative Craft World Challenge - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 76 - Go Dotty
Lexi's Creations Challenge #31 - Say It With Love
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - No Designer Paper

Stamp Something Challenge - Anything Goes
The Cuttlebug Spot - Inspired By a Song (Lost In Love by Air Supply)

35 comments:

Mini said...

Such lovely embossing. Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Crsft World.
Sue x

Grace said...

Oh what a pretty valentine!!! Beautifully done!

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY Valentine!!

Allison Cope said...

Cute card Marie!

Vee said...

I love the simplicity of this card.. Thanks for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
xx Vee

Kay said...

Lovely card!
I have to ask, if you don't mind, what part of South Carolina do you live in? I ask because we recently relocated to SC, and I'm looking for someone nearby to create with...

Alaine said...

Very very pretty!

Nikki said...

Very Elegant :)Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
Hug Nikki and the rest of the DT

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful card and fab embossing!

Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week :)

Carol x

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful card, lovely embossing and pretty heart!
smiles,Deena

Ravengirl said...

What a pretty card! I have to admit that I love embossing folders as well and have quite a collection! Well played!

gillyflower said...

thank you so much for taking part in the challenge at the crafty cardmaker blog love the card and that punch is gorgeous like you i seem to have this adiction lol
good luck
gill

Emily Keaton said...

A lovely CAS design. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

So sweet and pretty Marie! The embossing is awesome and I also like the heart! Thank you so much for celebrating our special day with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Rosemary said...

a lovely valentine!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh hearts and pink and red...just lovely!

Brook said...

Great card. Love the embossing and you're right about Martha's punches...they are wonderful. I hadn't seen this one yet. Definitely a must have!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This card is just beautiful, I love the embossing folder you used! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Heike said...

Wow, wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.

Hugs Heike ♥

Suzie McFloozy said...

Gorgeous card - love a bit of sparkle x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Debgem said...

Such a beautiful card - I do like that stunning heart!

Janet said...

Very pretty--I'm like you. I think I have most of those embossing folders too.

Donna said...

Gorgeous! I think you and I have lots of common favorites! Love that embossing folder!

Cammie said...

Very pretty!

Wendy Colledge said...

Stunning card darling!!
Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Barbara said...

So cute! Thanks for playing the FTTC100 challenge!

PaulaM said...

What a simple card. I love the way you have done this. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Dani said...

Lovely!!

Lexi said...

Such a pretty card :D Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Makiko Jones said...

Simply wonderful card!! I love the pretty heart! Thank you for playing the FTTC 100 Blog Hop with us.

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic, E. Marie! The die cut details with the textures and sparkle are right on! Lovely card! Thanks so much for celebrating Flourishes FTTC100 with us!

Samantha said...

so pretty, Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday, hugs Samantha :0)

Linda Carson said...

Such a lovely CAS design!

FibreJunky said...

If there's a Martha Stewart's Anonymous, there probably out to be a Spellbinders' Anonymous, too. I bet there would be a whole lot of us in there!! Pretty, pretty card!

Paddington fan said...

Very stylish - I love it! Thanks for joining us at Lexis for our 'say it with love challenge' .Good luck love Jacky x