I'm back, with a challenge

I am baaaaccckkkk!  With a valentine, my first of the season.  And, I am ready for a challenge.  I have had some of my fun new toys from Stampin' Up! for a couple weeks now, but I have been too run down from the flu to even think of stamping.  Yesterday, I finally took down the Christmas tree, and today I got almost all the decorations packed away.  Then I headed to the craft room, where I needed to do some heavy cleaning so that I could find a surface to work on.  I had managed to get the room cleaned up before Christmas, but so many things got piled on the table, for lack of places to put them away.  I have not done a lick of stamping since my last post in December, when I finished the craft sales.  So, I packed away the Christmas stamps today, and sorted out the paper, and packed it away.  I put away the paper and stamps from the Fall & Winter catalog, and made room for the new goodies.  Yeah!!  I am ready to stamp.  Only I needed some inspiration, so I headed to the computer to do some blogging, and to find some challenges, to get me back on track again.  I love going blog hopping to see what everybody else has been doing with their new Stampin' Up toys.  So, tonight I finally hit the table stamping at about 8:00, and managed to make a couple things. 
This card was my favorite using the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and the matching Framelits.  I used a layout from Mojo Monday Challenge 276, and the color combination from The Pink Elephant Challenge to use red, pink and white, and Just Add Ink had a challenge to use my Big Shot, so those are my inspirations for my card.  By the way, Just Add Ink is having a Big Shot Blog Hop, and that kept me busy for quite a while.  All of the blogs have such terrific design teams, and I am amazed at all the fun ideas I found.  I think I got my stampin Mojo back :)  Hope you like my card, and I promise to share more tomorrow.
Mary Alice


  1. so pretty! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

  2. Mary, that is a GORGEOUS card!!
    So glad you are feeling better. The flu has been awful this year!

  3. This is just lovely, Mary Alice! You've obviously had a lot of fun playing with your new toys. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. Love seeing the new Stampin Up products in use and you have used them beautifully! Such a pretty colour combination and layout.
    Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  5. Fabulous - I love the colours and all the shapes and textures in this card. I like the way you have layered it up and the frillyness of it too. Chantell JAI

  6. I like how you have layered your heart feature. Thanks for joining in our Blog Hop this week at Just Add Ink.

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