Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spread Love Wherever You Go

Do you experience a calming effect when you hand-color images like I do? Last night we had tornado warnings. The television broadcast of severe weather goes on all evening when this happens, so I decided to stamp , color, and fussy cut to calm my nerves. I managed to keep that up for about an hour until our electricity went off and my phone was broadcasting the alarm for take cover for our area. We stayed in the dark basement (which is only used for storage) for 45 minutes while they kept extending the warning time. We were blessed by having nothing more than strong winds and no real damage, but nearby areas on three sides of us had damage, especially Oak Grove, which  had 483 homes damaged or destroyed.

Once we had electricity again, I decided to cut out some Cricut Artbooking frames with hearts because today neighbors are helping neighbors to clean up the damage. I love the sentiment that came with this stamp set: "Spread love everywhere you go." I wanted the frames to express this idea.

I used the Dreamin' Big paper pack and colors for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week. The first one I made is more CAS (Clean and Simple). The stamps came from last year's Lovely Garden. I colored them with a couple of ShinHan Touch Twin alcohol markers and several Copic markers.

This second one uses a 4" x 3" pml card from the paper pack.

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:
Color Inspiration Monday - anything goes with image colored
Heart 2 Heart - Dreamin' Big
The Paper Players #334 - Theme: die cuts, punches, fussy cutting
Word Art Wednesday #272-273 - anything goes family friendly


Anonymous said...

Love both versions of your cards.

Sue Reynolds said...

Love both of your cards using the Dreamin' Big paperpack...adorable image. I'll have to borrow this stamp set from my daughter, great for spring cards. Thanks for sharing this with us at Heart2Heart and please join us for several of the March challenges for perfect attendance badge.

Claire Broadwater said...

Vickie, this is adorable! I love both cards, but the one with the twine bow is my favorite. This little girl is so sweet spreading her love! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Angela White said...

I love both cards! They are so adorable! Thanks for sharing with with us at Heart2Heart!

Jen Benner said...

Love both o the cards!!! Thank you for joining us at Heart2Heart Challenge Blog ~ DT Jen

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh my! These are SO sweet!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players.

Brandi said...

I love both versions! The colouring and the watering can are both great! Thank you for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

Brandi R.
H2H DT member

Melissa Robinson said...

These cards are absolutely darling! Thank you for joining us for the H2H challenge!

Lauren said...

Such adorable cards- I really like the CAS one! The colouring of the girl is fantastic too. Thanks for joining us at H2H Challenges.