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January 28, 2010

ABC Toys-sweet Valentines

Happy Thursday! Today is my day to host the ABC Toys & Craft design blog! I wanted to do a little something different today! I took one heart stamp (Inkakinkadoo/fancy heart) and used it for two different styles...

For my first card, I was inspired to use the colors of this cute ribbon. I masked one image so they could 'cuddle' for this Valentine! The sentiment is from Hero Arts Clings/Happy Valentine's Day set!
For my second card, I used some textured paper and some scraps. The heart is embossed in brown. I used my fav MS trefoil heart punch to add a bit of interest to the bottom. I also added a little faux zig zag stitching...can you see it?

I love that we are only limited by our imaginations!!!

Ok, here are the challenges....

1st card
Little Red Wagon~hearts.
Color Chef~colors.
Crafty Catz~love/hearts.
One Stop Craft~love/kisses.
Lexi's Creations~valentine.
Crazy 4 Challenges~pink theme.
ABC challenge~M for masking.
Creative Belli~hearts.

2nd card
Magical Crafts~Valentine.
Pixie Cottage~pink & red.
Idli Co Creative chall~colors.
Crafty Cardmakers~hearts/romance.
Humble Pie~love/colors/hearts.
Ooh la la~distressing.
Kewl Stamps~colors.
Creative Card Crew~punch it.
Creative Belli~hearts.

Well, I hope you liked my little heart cards today! Thank you for stopping by! Abundant Blessings to you!!!

49 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

These are fab, Maria! Love 'em!

Avril Ann said...

These are stunning Maria, love them both, good luck with your challenges. Hugs Avril xxx

Suzanne said...

Both are lovely! Very elegant!

Alanna said...

These are both so fabulous. I love how you masked the hearts on the first one. If you hadn't put both cards together and said something, you might think that that's how the stamp came. Great job.

chercroppin said...

Wow Maria, they're both absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the colors you used for both...awesome ribbons, and I especially like that border you used on the second one!

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

You did an awesome job with both cards.... Thank you for including Easy Breezy Kewl in your list of challenges:-)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Maria
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Anne said...

Both fabulous cards Maria, love the simplicity of them. Glad you could join us at OLL this time. Hugs x

Donna said...

Hi hun, oh I love the little cuddling hearts and what a lovely name for that technique, they look gorgeous and the second card is just as beautiful with that stunning bow! Hope your keeping well, I'm still hanging in there and your little support messages mean so much, your like a little ray of sunshine. Hugs Donna x

lalkygirl said...

what fab elegant cards,just beautiful thanks for joining us at lexis creations and good luck in the challenges
lalkygirl x

carol said...

hi, both cards are lovely, thanks for playing along with craftycatz, x carol

Angel said...

Both cards are adorable, but the second one for Magical Crafts Challenge, is just so elegant.
Thanks for joing us.
Good Luck
Hugs Angel

Michelle said...

Simply Elegant!

Joan said...

I really like that heart image Maria! It's so intricate and pretty. Love the ribbon on the first card too.

the crafty duck said...

Two beautiful cards Maria, love the heart and the punched edge of the 2nd, thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

Sharon said...

Fabulous cards Maria! I love the way the same image looks so different on each of them. Your designs are immaculate.
Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge,
Sharon xx

jackiescrafts said...

Both your cards are great but the second one for Magical crafts is so elegant, thank you for joining in with us

Jackie x

Wendi said...

Really beautiful cards Maria and lovely to see your name come up have missed your lovely creations
Thank you for joining us this week
Wendi Ooh La La

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are beautiful!! Love your colors!! The punched border is so elegant. What a great way to use that heart. Gorgeous creations!
hugs and blessings my friend,
Chris

Terry Oulboub said...

You're such a joy Maria, so creative; love the hearts and great job masking there! Love the paper on the second with the beautiful bow - both are just gorgeous! ;D

Tina said...

what a great card Maria - this is so versatile and looks so elegant - thanks for the inspiration.

xo
tina
mommyscrapsalot

Samantha said...

lovely job! Thanks for joining us on the ABC challenge this time Samantha :0)

gina g said...

These are both beautiful cards i love the hearts, very elegant. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

sugar n spice said...

Hi Maria, Two gorgeous card, I love the simplicity of them. So very elegant. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. It's been lovely visiting with you.
Hugs Suzi x

Shelly said...

Beautiful cards, Maria! I like to see more than one way to use a stamp.

Jenny said...

Very beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at ICCC.

Alex said...

wonderful stamp - like your cards!
Hugs, Alex

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations with your beautiful work! Good luck!

Saskia :)

Lexi said...

These are all beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Carol said...

Simply divine Maria. You are so talented in your eye for color and design!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
chocolatecraftsandbears

Heather the MooseLover said...

Very elegant! I love how you stacked on the challenges.

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Maria! Your detailing is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!
hugs
Risa:)

Elena said...

Both of the cards are amazing! Love the gentle colors of the first one! Faux stitching on a second card is so creative!

CreaRenata said...

This is very chic! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

SHELL'S SHED said...

Very elegant cards and a great idea to mask an area off to make your hearts cuddle. Both are stunning - thanks for joining us at MCFC xx

Allison said...

They are both lovely. That first one is my fav!

maxine said...

Two beautiful cards Maria, I hope you have a lovely weekend take care Maxine x

Georgie said...

Beautiful card
Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations

Kelly Jo said...

those are great cards! So glad you played along with the Color Chef Challenge!

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful Valentine cards that Heart punch is gorgeous I have not seen one like it before, the ribbon on the pink one is gorgeous too! Thanks for playing at MCFC.
Carol Ann xx

judie said...

Yes, i can see the stitching and its perfect !!! This is a truely beautiful card hun, thanks for playing with us at crafty cardmakers x

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WHOA girl! HOW pretty!! and so elegant!!

Justine said...

Wow Maria, they are both so beautiful

Rosanne said...

These are beautiful!Thanks for playing along at LRW!

Anne said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

CJ said...

Hi, what an awesome card, i have become a follower, i would love it if you would join mine
hugs
stamp'en with cj
http://stampenwithcj.blogspot.com/

Jack said...

Two fabulous cards but I must admit your entry for our Challenge is the one I like best.
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

Tammy said...

Both of these card are absolutely gorgeous, Maria!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again!! Good Luck!

Shelly said...

Hey Maria! Love all your cards to the core!! U r extremely creative!!! Keep it up! Love, Shelly. :)