Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fancy Friday - Valentine's Blues

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back with some NEW fancy friends too! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! Then a few of us had to take a break so we invited some new FANCY friends to join us and make the blog hop a little longer for your enjoyment! These are a group of past and current Stampin' UP Artisans that have become fast friends thru the Stampin' UP Artisan journey.
 Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color,sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month we are getting fancy with an all new challenge! How about a NO Red and Pink Valentine's Challenge? Oh man! Seriously? THIS is going to be a challenge for sure! Don't miss what everyone came up with!!!

I went right to thinking about "Blue Valentine" or the "Valentine Blues". I started searching thru my stamp collection and found a new set that I have not used since November at the big Stampin' UP Onstage event in Tampa. It is called Happy Home and you can find it in the new Occasions Catalog on page 21. One stamp image and greeting from this set in particular conveys the "blues" so it worked perfectly for my non-pink or red but blue and sad Valentine's. 
Some of my favorite things on this card:
*The Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on Pool Party cardstock.
*Punched hearts of the Everyday Chic DSP placed all over in the heart embossed areas.
*Ink and Blender Pen on the stamped image for the watercolor effect.
*The Calypso Coral heart balloon instead of the kite.
*That Basic Black 3/8" Satin Striped Ribbon!

So what do you think about my non-Red or Pink Valentine?
I will be sending this card to a love one that I have not seen in quite awhile. I do miss them!

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!
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Tanya said...

I LOVE this card!!! I'm debating getting this set next! ;)

Allison Okamitsu said...

Super adorable Cindy! I love your little polka dot hearts sprinkled in the background.

~Erica~ said...

Swoon!! Straight in to the CASE file!

Carol V said...

I'm going to case. Great card for my daughters and grandchildren.........

MarvA1ix said...

So cute with all the hearts all over it. Really steals the show! Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Love this card...simple yet extra special.

Cathy Caines said...

This is so beautiful - so nice. Love it!