Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Heart to Heart


Hi friends! Wow...it's been an entire week since I've posted anything! I've been taking kind of a break and spending some more time with family. I've stepped down from half of my design teams as I just didn't have enough time between working 10 hours per day and crafting for so many teams to spend enough family time.  So I'm taking a break for a while. They've all been so fabulous and understanding of the situation, and I love them all dearly! With that being said,  it's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and this weeks challenge is Heart to Heart and we're sponsored by the fabulous Katharina over at Whiff of Joy!!  


For my card today, I used an adorable Magnolia stamp and I don't even know what her name is. She hasn't been released yet, but I thought she was so cute and I love her sitting on the window sill of #532 Romantic Window from the You Are So Special collection at Magnolia-licious.  Oh my gosh, this window is a "must have"!!!!!  The stamps are colored with Copic Sketch markers.  Papers are from Nitwit Collections and cardstock is Bazzill. The ribbon is May Arts silk ribbon from Stamp and Create, and the flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts. Punches used are Martha Stewart lacy heart border punch and branch punch, and then I also used heart and scalloped heart Nesties. Added some machine stitching along with some faux stitching and I called this one finished.


One of my New Years Resolutions was to finish the inside of my cards before I put it down and moved on to the next project. Believe it or not, I have been doing it and it's February already! I'm so proud of myself! LOL! I was tired of having about 100 cards sitting here without the inside of them finished. And I would never send out a card that wasn't finished on the inside. So needless to say, I've even sent out more cards already this year too! How bout that??!!! Can you see this huge smile plastered across my face?? LOL! So anyway, please be sure and visit Papertake Weekly to see the other fabulous eye candy that was created for you by the rest of the DT, then we hope you grab your paper and glue and play along with us in the challenge! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

27 comments :

Christina C. said...

Oh, Sharon, this is too precious for words...love, love it!!!!!!
Good for you....time with family is more important! Keep cardmaking a hobby!!! Love ya, Sharon!!!

Sheri said...

She's adorable! I don't know how you do or did it all. I work 8 sometime 9 hours a day and have trouble! And I don't cook dinner as dh works swing shift. You are amazing, my friend!

charlene said...

Hey my friend...this is just to cute I love this window gotta get that one for sure ! Adorable everything about this card and glad you are getting more family time there is nothing more important
Hugs♥

DeeDee said...

OMG! I love that window, so cute! What a sweet Mags too, but aren't they all? LOL! Love your stuff girlie! HUGS!

Vivi Casale said...

WOW Sharon... stunning card you made!! I love it!!
xxx

Deeanna said...

Stunning.Another fab card :} Dee

Shazza said...

such a cute card, well done on finishing the insides of them, not something I can say I do
x

Lisa aka Myran said...

Sharon, this is beautiful! I love the bright fun colors :)
Lisa xx

Sandy said...

Here she is folks - our new pinup girl of the week! Presenting Miss Magnolia-licious in all her glory.
What fun is this Sharon Caudle - absolutely marvelous - such a happy card bursting forth with joy!!!!
Great coloring too - sigh, sigh ..
Hugs - sandy

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Absolutely stunning card, your masking is amazing and your colouring perfection! Beautiful.

Hugs,

Jo x

Angela said...

Love this fun scene, Sharon! What a great Tilda image to put sitting in the window! The pink and green color combo is so pretty and your coloring is fabulous! Such a happy scene!

Enjoy your family Sharon, time is precious and they are the most important! big hugs, Angela

Mimi said...

Fabulous card Sharon! The color combo is one of my favorites, and the card scene is too cute!! Glad to hear you are taking some time for yourself and your family! ;)

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Sharon, I really like the green and pink color scheme. I remember those were our colors for our grade school dance eons ago! Seafoam Green and i can't remember what shade of pink but it was similar to what you have chosen. Just beautiful!

Hugs,

Jackie

Suzan L said...

Hi Sharon, Tilda is so cute sitting in the window and she is colored so beautifully as always!! I love the hearts going down the side and the cute DP's that you used!! What a gorgeous card!!
Hugs,
Suzan Laverty

Lorraine A said...

SHARON !!!! :-) ,,, do you remember me !!! lol ,,, sorry I didn't pop by earlier me darlin xx
Fantastic card as always ,, you always do everything perfectly !! I am SOOO glad you didn't drop the PTW in your quitting spree :-) I understand the need to offload some tho, sometimes blogging can just take over eh !!
I had a fab time in LA and I just MIGHT be there next year !! so make sure you go too,,, I am saving up already ,,,,, !!! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Norma said...

Oh Sharon, I DO like your card! And what’s more…woo hoo…I have those 2 stamps. Now I know how I will use them together…oh joy! Thanks. Awesome colouration as always—love the pink and green colour scheme. The triple hearts look terrific. Another fabulous work.

Hugs.
Norma

Rosie said...

Sharon, this is fabulous!! I love that cutie patootie and the window stamp is awesome!! Great card and scene....love it! Hugs, Rosemary

Marlene said...

Aww...how precious! So cute, and so beautifully colored!! I can't even say anything snarky about this....she's too sweet!!!

Psst....check my blog tomorrow if you're interested in a freebie sentiment! (But you didn't hear it from me.)

Sheri said...

Oh my goodness woman! This just tickles my funny bone and brings a big smile to my face! I love how you added your Tilda to the window! Genius!

Candy said...

Hi Sharon,
So proud of you to put family first. It sure is easy to have too much stuff sneak up on us when we aren't looking...
I adore your card - it put a big smile on my face right away to see Tilda sitting on the window sill!
Goodness another new stamp :o)
You have coloured your card so wonderfully. I always love your signature ribbon and those hearts down the side are adorable!
Big hugs, Candy

Janiel/ janny said...

OH SHARON, this is adorable dear friend!! Your coloring is fab!!! Love the images together dear... Hugs, Janiel

Jill said...

gorgeous card Sharon love the image and your colouring is to die for, re your question about the frame around my image, I've punched out the martha stewart heart about 12 times and layered it around the back of the image to make a frame, I'm more than happy to punch some out for you and post them just let me know hugs Jill xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Well, I hear ya, girl! Sometimes a break is definitely needed. Enjoy your time. This is adorable Sharon! WOW is that image spectacular and the way you've colored her and dressed her out is fabulous! LOVe the doodling on those Nestie hearts, too. xxD

Nancy said...

So so cute and that window is on my Wish List! Wonderful card, as always

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh my Sharon!! This is the sweetest ever!! I just love your coloring of that ADORABLE image and your layout with the hearts. Stunning GF! Miss you!
hugs,
Chris

PeggyLovesVintage said...

OMG! She's precious! I love the window scene and the coloring is awesome! Congrats on keeping up with your resolutions sis! I'm so PROUD of you! I'm falling a little short on mine... but hope to catch up..lol

Love yah!

Iulia said...

Oh, my ! This is gorgeous! I wouldn't have thought of placing this Tilda on a window:)). But she looks great! You have a fantastic coloring and a talent for a great construction of a card!
Gorgeous work!
Hugs, Iulia