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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Scramble time and another Valentine done!

Well, it was a rough Scramble 102 for me over on the Hero Arts Flickr Group with things going wonky all over my crafty space!  But I still managed to make and upload a card within 60 minutes (we have 90 but - hey - I like to be quick!).  The challenge from Betty was to use one or both of the inspiration photos she offered and create a Valentine.  Here are her inspiration photos:


Just loved both of these chairs with pillows.  The striking color combos and patterns really inspired me.  I used a combo of the two - black and white with the pop of red ribbon and, of course, a heart.  Here's my card:


I used the Hero Arts Heart Background (from the Basic Grey True Love collection) and a white embossed black heart using a stamp from Untitled Hearts.  The sentiment "love" is from a fun set called XO.  This will go to a couple of married friends.

And speaking of Valentines, I heard from my friend Heather saying she received the ones I sent her.  Here is the pair for Heather and her hubby:

Mini Valentines pair 1

These are 3x3 minis - the left one uses a fun Valentine set from Hero Arts called So Sweet.  The cup for the card on the right was stamped from another great Hero Arts set called Need Caffeine.  When I went to visit last May, Philip made me lattes from a mix - they being mostly tea drinkers.  But Philip gamely tried one and I think he's probably still drinking up that mix!

Here's another pair of minis:

Mini Valentine pair 2

On left - a fun set from Lawn Fawn (it was an exclusive for the old Archiver's).  On the right  - a great Operation Write Home set called Dude from Hero Arts.  These went to a friend in California and to one of Heather's sons, respectively.  Heather's other son received the doggie mini I made for a previous Scramble; see it here.

O.K. - let me tell you all the wonky fun for the Scramble.  First I pulled out my beautiful seam binder style ribbon from May Arts - it's hopelessly wrinkled (no surprise, if you know how I store it in a crumple heap).  I get out the ironing board and iron, add water for steam and wait while it heats.  Quickly iron my ribbon.  Then when I was white embossing a sentiment (not the love - I tried a different one first), I realized I had mixed some clear ep with my white when I jarred it last night  - ugh.  So I dumped out as much as I thought I'd added to the jar but to be on the safe side, pulled out a new jar (don't ask where my handy plastic bin, with spoon included, went - it's around here somewhere...).  Had a terrible time getting the wrapping off the second jar!  My patterned paper was ruined and I didn't have any more of that pattern so had to pick a different paper.  The rest of the creating and assembling went smoothly.  I took my photo with a camera but couldn't get the camera to process the download.  Back to take an iPhone photo and finally got it uploaded.  Whew - by then I was exhausted.  But I had a great time and thanks to Betty for hosting!

Hope you're having a crafty day too!!


Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous Linda. A very elegant card. Well worth the effort it took to get it done

Heather Maria said...

Wow Linda, that was one eventful scramble for you but you did produce such a gorgeous card in the end! Lol yes Philip still drinks the mix and so does Mammy and Gillian:) We all LOVE the cards you sent to us - many thanks again for them:):):):) Aw that mailbox Valentine is so sweet and fun!