Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I got some Inkspirations & JUGS!

The challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters this week is, of course, in celebration of an upcoming day known in our household as the commercial holiday. In other households, it's Valentine's Day. =) That's not to say we don't embrace it a little, but by little, I mean very little. We exchange cards. That's about it. We go out for supper the weekend before or after - but that's nothing special since we usually have a nice supper out once a week. I just can't believe the way that the cost of flowers gets hiked up so badly. I guess I'm just too cheap. LOL
Plus I don't see why there should only be one day when we spoil each other!

Regardless, I did want to participate with my Sisters in this challenge and get my card made for MrP. I found the JUGS70 sketch on Andrea's blog and the Inkspirations Color Challenge #56 from Marisa's blog, so thanks to my friends, I was inspired to create this simple card that gets the message across =)
I inked up my Verve Text Objects and grabbed my Nesties Labels Fourteen, but this card made me realize something that I'm desperately lacking - the heart nesties that Marisa always is rocking. I've since resolved this issue and ordered them up from Peggy, my local 'dealer' who feeds my good for her, bad for me nesties addiction!

The color combination was perfect for a MrP card - not too girly - and I think he'll like it just fine.

Get over to the Sisterhood and show us your Valentines creations!

Also submitting for A Spoon Full of Sugar's Challenge 138 - Let's See Some Love.

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Half Pearls


  1. This is just FABULOUS Tanny!! What a great idea to use the text for the background and LOVE the hearts in the corner! Simply FABULOUS! Thanks ALWAYS for inspiration!

  2. This card is darling, Tanis, and a perfect use of the sketch and this week's Inkspiration colours. I just got Text Objects from Maureen for my b-day and have a card coming with it on Friday. Love ho you used the sentiment on the large panel and your two hearts are darling. Think MrP will love it.

    I'm with you on the Valentine's Day bash. I tell hubby not to get me flowers or eat out too so I'll join you in your cheap seat ;) Lots of love to give all year round, I agree.

    Sorry to have enabled you on the heart nesties...but know you'll love them!! Have a fabulous day ((hugs))

  3. oh love it Tanis. Simply classic & beautiful.

  4. I totally agree about all the hoopla for one day...I can't believe people buy into it...kinda like New Years. Love should be celebrated everyday with little surprises throughout the year. I think Mr. P will love this...I figure they can deal with a little pink for one day ;)

  5. You're right alot of hoopla for this day! But a card is just right I think! Your card is simly perfect Tanis!

    Thanks so much for getting sketchy with JUGS this week!

  6. What an awesome sentiment stamp! Love :) How did you manage to make your text look so good? I swear mine always comes out crooked. The only thing worse than Valentine's Day is Sweetest Day. Do you have that up north? It's like in mid October and literally invented by a card company. PUH-LEEZE...I want to gag. We are pretty much card only people too, even saving the dinner for a less crowded!

  7. First of all - YAY Packers!!!! What a great game!

    Secondly, YAY Tanny!!! I am SOOOOO glad you got to play along with JUGS this week!!! I love this card girl!!! LOVE IT!!!! You need to play along more! (In all of your spare time, right :)). You rocked the sketch, rocked it good! Thanks for playing along with JUGS!!!

  8. I love the sentiment. It's so very sincere! I love the design and the hearts are super cute! Thanks for playing at Inkspirations!

  9. THIS is such a cute card and super USE of the Just Us Girls Sketch! I love your use of color and materials - this card makes me feel like getting some craft ONNNNNN! Terrific share: thanks for the fun inspiration! Yee Haw!

  10. What a heart felt sentiment for your pretty card. I love how the subtle embellies let your love shine through! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!


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