Things are settling down a bit after Thanksgiving and my birthday. Many, many thanks for all the good wishes in comments, emails, and cards! It was indeed a good birthday and holiday, and I hope all of you enjoyed Thanksgiving too, even if it was just an unofficial lower-case thanksgiving.
Shouldn't we make every day a thanksgiving? I sure think so.
And to cap it all off, I found out today that I had four cards published in the Winter issue of Take Ten magazine!
I submitted the cards for this issue's design challenge, which seemed a little too layered for my taste and therefore a real challenge for this CAS stamper to pull off. I used the layout with just two layers of card stock, some ink, and a few rhinestones. Since I made four cards with one old, old Hero Arts set, they published them in the Variations on a Theme section of the magazine.
I'm so honored!
Eeeeep, I say again!
And now onto today's card, which made me punch happy.
Operation Write Home needs Valentine's Day and general love cards, so I tried to use Papertrey's Heart Prints set with a sentiment from Simply Jane, also by Papertrey. The quotation is from Darcy's declaration of love to Elizabeth Bennett.
Did you know that when I took the "What Jane Austen Character Are You?" quiz on Facebook, I was Eliza Bennett?
Anyway, I tried all those patterned hearts in Heart Prints, and it looked a jumbled mess. So I flexed to solid hearts in a bunch of different shades of pink and red. That seemed to work so much better for me.
Eliza's such a solid character, not silly like Lydia.
I'm so relieved I wasn't Lydia.
paper: PTI white
accessories: heart punches, heart-shaped rhinestone, dimensionals