Thursday, December 19, 2013

My FAVE Mo Card of 2013!

Hey there, my lovelies! Welcome, once again, to my little corner of Blogland!! I'd like to take a moment to thank you all for visiting my blog this past year . . . and for sharing a little piece of yourself with me! I am delighted that I've had the opportunity to meet and get to know so many of you . . . "virtually" as well as in real life!!!

Guess what? There's another super fun challenge happening over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! Sooooo . . . here's the deal . . . our challenge for the next TWO WEEKS is for each of us to take a look at all the projects we've created in 2013 using one (or more) of Mo Manning's images . . . and then select a FAVORITE!! Whoa . . . choose just ONE? What?!! I love each and every one of my Mo projects!! This card, though, is one of my faves! You may remember seeing it. This is the Valentine I gave my sweet hubby this year.

The following post first appeared here on my blog on 1/17/13. Enjoy!
Isn't this the cutest image EVER?! OK . . . so, here's the story . . . (after all, it's always about the story, right?) . . . this is (can ya guess?) a Valentine!! Yep! Good guessing!! I made it for my sweet husband for a couple of reasons . . . one, he's kinda almost blind without his glasses! And two, when we first met, he sent me a little stuffed Hedgehog (which I still cherish)!! So, how perfect for his Valentine card, right? This image is called "You're kinda cute" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. Here's an extreme close-up of this little darlin' . . .
It cracks me up that this nearsighted little hedgehog is so "smitten" with a pincushion! LOL!! Here's a side view of my card . . .
As I said . . . I used both wet and dry embossing. I used a little "heart" embossing folder from "Crafts-Too" . . . and then I embossed the metal filigree corner with black embossing powder and then heated it (I applied two coats). Here's a closer look at my embossing efforts . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
White & black cardstock
Digi DPs: "Love Dreams" by Bearly Mine (I think)
 Oval & Scalloped Oval dies: Spellbinders
Heart & Scalloped Heart dies: Spellbinders
"Cherish" heart border die: Memory Box
Front sentiment: Penny Black
Ribbon, rhinestones, doily, & pearls: My stash
Embossing folder: Crafts-Too
Metal filigree corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Inside sentiment: Craft Smart
Copic Sketch markers & colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .
And . . . last but not least . . .
So . . . now it's your turn. But first . . . please head on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the fabulous 2013 cards made by my talented DT sistahs! Then, please join us! Just upload a fave Mo card or 3-D project that you created in 2013.

Oh, oh, oh . . . and don't forget, Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

Okey dokey . . . that's it for me! Sending much love and joy to you and yours this holiday season! And . . . here's to a very safe and prosperous New Year for us all!! Warm hugs . . . until next year!