Playing in Paradise: Love Hopes card

Hi friends!  Don’t be too jealous of me because today I’m in Las Vegas! Way last October, I bought tickets for my husband’s Christmas present. He has always wanted to have stadium seating at the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas and it was so fun to surprise him on Christmas morning with tickets to Vegas for just the two of us! It’s the first time I’ve successfully surprised him with a gift he actually likes. Double points for me because this is also his birthday present; he’ll be turning thirty-five tomorrow. Just five years older than Gravedigger!

While most of our fun will involve motors – he has a visit to So-Cal Speed Shop on his itinerary, a tour of the car show at the Imperial Palace and an afternoon at the Las Vegas Speedway – I do get to have fun too! Tonight we are taking in Phantom of the Opera, just for me! Yes, opposites DO attract, why do you ask?

Even though we’ll be away, I couldn’t miss a challenge at Scrapbooker’s Paradise. Won’t you play along this week as we share some meaningful quotes?

I love Bible verse stamps – they make cards so meaningful – so I had to use one of my favourites on this card. I also used another favourite – my Spellbinders dies! The little girl was stamped and coloured over a year ago; it’s about time I used her on a project don’t you think?
I think that was also the first time I used my Copic markers!

Isn’t this paper beautiful? I am in LOVE with the newest patterns from My Mind’s Eye and ordered all of them from Scrapbooker’s Paradise. I’ll be using the 6×6 pads in my April card class! (Email me for details and dates!)

The problem with stamping on patterned paper is that you can lose some detail in the pattern. Since I used a red ink, the words that overlapped with the red flowers got kind of “lost.” So I just emphasized some words by stamping on white cardstock, cutting them out and adhering them in their place. I think it works!

I wouldn’t mind treating myself to a Spiral Blossom die or two, but until I do, I cut and roll my own after die cutting a circle or a scallop circle. For these little roses I used a die from the Blossom Stackers set. And I used two different dies for the border strip. I overlapped them a little, a la Becca Feeken!

So that’s my project for the Playing in Paradise challenge this week. Won’t you join us and play along? Visit the blog here to check out the rest of the design team’s inspiration projects and get the details on how to participate. And have a fantastic weekend (though not as fantastic as me)! :)


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