1.17.2011

A Shimmery Valentine on a Monday Morning

Well, it is Monday and it is currently about 16 degrees (F) outside. Ummm...that's nuts. And sadly, I know that isn't the lowest we will see for the winter. Someone remind me why I live here, again? Hmmmm...

Well, I did finally get around to visiting my local Big Lots yesterday. I know...fancy shopping, eh? HA! Well, the thing of it is, they often have supplies for great prices and I picked up a few little things that I'm super excited about including some GREAT grey yarn that will be PERFECT for hair for my dolls, some Basic Grey stickers and embellishments (they had paper and stamps, too, but I decided not to get them), and a couple of Creative Imaginaations embellishments, too. I was excited! All for about $5. YAY!

Oh...and I dyed my hair blue.

Yes. For reals.

No. Not all of it.

We just put in some streaks. I. LOVE. IT. For reals, you guys, I can't even tell you!!!! NO. Really. Love it. Photos will come sometime when it isn't 5 something in the morning. Just Say'n.

Blue.

In my hair. For reals. SO EXCITED!!!!!

So, yeah. Well, here is the card I wanted to share with you today. I pulled my inspiration from the Moxie Fab Metallics Color Challenge. The colors are Gold Leaf Metallic, Satin Wedding White, and Pinkini (Bazzill names).


And here is my card using those gorgeous colors! I love the softness of it. I just wish you could see the shimmer really well, because it is STUNNING in real life. That paper is a shimmer, giving a true gold and satin look. Beautiful.

Love


The stamp is a tiny little sneak peek of a soon-to-be-released Skipping Stones Design set. I love it! The perfect font for this card! Stamped in Clearsnap gold ink. The ribbon is Close To My Heart and the brad is from Making Memories. That adorable tiny tag is Jolee's By You (EK Success).

Love (corner detail)


Love (flat)


So, it is a shimmery happy Valentine! And a simple one, at that, but you know...sometimes I think you gotta let the paper shine! I mean, really, if it is already willing to do the work, let's let it do it. Just Say'n!

I hope you have a fabulous Monday! I hope some of you get to spend the day off due to the holiday today. The Hubbums' gets to stay home, but, alas, I am off to work. At least it will be somewhat interesting as I'm showing up with blue hair! HA! Have a super fabulous day!!!

29 comments:

  1. Very pretty and the soft white bow and little heart brad are so sweet!

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  2. ~blue...wow...i can't wait to see it!!! good for you for doing as you wish...this here card is gorgeous in its simplicity...i hope you warm up a bit and have a wonderful monday ahead...much love light and blessings be with you and yours~

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  3. This is jsust gorgeous love the soft color palette!!

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  4. beautiful little creation, dahlink! and DUDE! i wanna see the blue! you know i'm all about the hair colour! what does the hubbums think?

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  5. What a lovely card, and the colours are fab, too. I am waiting to see your blue hair!!!

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  6. So cute! I love the heart brad in the center of the sheer bow! I'm going to steal that idea!

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  7. Oooooo...I LOVE those colors!!

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  8. You are DEFINITELY the Card Queen! I love the softness of this one. I think if there were such a thing as Girly-Girls Anonymous, I'd HAVE to go to meetings! "Hello. My name is Kai and I'm a Girly-Girl." So your newest card wins MY heart! And the blue in your hair? WAAAAAY COOOOL! We wanna SEE! Of course, knowing you & I share a love of one particular color, my FIRST reaction was, "WHAT? Not RED?" LOL! But I guess red hair is so YESTERDAY! Okay! 'Nuff being silly on your blog. HUGS!

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  9. Beautiful card and I bet the blue looks great! Can't wait to see it.

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  10. Beauty of a card...simple yet elegant!! WOW...I had no idea that Big Lots sold craft supplies..might have to google and see if we have one here..HA! As far as the blue hair chickie...that's one thing I love about you..always so dang entertaining!!!

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  11. fab colour palette love it alma x

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  12. ohh loving all your cards! there awesome!

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  13. I can't wait to see the pictures of your hair! Color is so fun! Love the new card. ~Val

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  14. Your card is so pretty.
    Blue hair..I thought you had to be over 65 to put the blue in your hair, teehee, just kidding.
    Can;t wait to see the pics.

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  15. Cute!! And can't wait to see your new blue doo!

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  16. Very pretty and I LOVE BLUE HAIR!! I had a pt come in with a shock of blue hair the other day and it made me want to do the same. But I am not allowed to at my company..sadly.

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  17. Terrific card, so sweet and delicate. Annette x

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  18. I love it!! Thanks so much for posting on FB!!! Your the best!

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  19. oh hello, I must see the hair! ps. i totally have had blue streaks (like facebook blue) and red streaks too. but this was ten million years ago. okay like 14 years ago. but i can't wait to see your tresses! :)

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  20. Lovely! I happen to find wonderful supplies at the fancy fancy Big Lots/Odd Lots. Stamps, papers, embellishments, buttons and so forth! Have a great week kiddo! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  21. Post a pic of your blue hair! I gotta see this! I love your card. Your cards are always so lovely! TFS!

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  22. Such a cute card!
    Thanks for popping by my blog :)

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  23. I can't wait to see your hair! I'll be it looks super cute. :) Your Valentine card is so lovely - very elegant. Stay warm! Theresa

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  24. Beautiful card! I'll have to stop by my local Big Lots....I never thought of them carrying crafty stuff there! Nice. :) Mary

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  25. Fab card! So, do we get to see the blue hair?

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  26. le! Thanks for entering the Metallics Challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun, you blue-haired girl, you! :)

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