Tuesday, February 8, 2011

~* With Love *~


Hi Everyone!

Hope you're having a wonderful week! I've been busy. Celebrated my birthday with a fabulous seafood dinner this week...I {heart} crab and shrimp, hehe. Here's a pix of the crab I ate...nummy!

Here's a card I made for several challenges...
1. City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #43 ~ All That Glitters: We are to use Gold AND Silver in our projects. I used gold Stickles on the fancy flourished heart and used some pretty silver buttons.

2. The Shabby Tea Room Week #48 - 'Sweet Hearts': There was a wonderful inspiration photo. We are to create a project using HEARTS and any additional inspiration from the photo -- colors pink, green, brown & neutral, doilies, polka dots, flowers, lace, ribbons...OR ALL! I used heart stamps, pink, neutral (inked the edges), flowers (baby roses), and layered two difference lace trims.

3. Flourishes - Bring Back Beautiful...with LOVE! I used the Flourishes stamp set called Fanciful Flourishes to create my stamped background.
I also added a Maya Road heart stickpin that I added pearls to.

I would like to thank Miss Ira for the lovely award she gave to me. I really appreciate it, she is such a sweet and dear friend to me. Sorry so late in posting...my mind has been everywhere! I would love to pass this award to all my sweet blogging friends. Your words of support and encouragement make my heart smile. Thank you :)!
Thanks for stopping by and sticking out this looong post ;p'. Have a wonderful day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

25 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OK, 2 big issues here, first, this is such a beautiful card, love those embossing, they are all glittery and very elegant too!
2nd issues is, I got so mad (LOL just kidding) when you post those delicious pic of crabs, the last time you did, I had to search all night to find a good place for crab in Vegas, and I found two, now that you post it again, but I am leaving for LA tomorrow, will have to wait till I come back to Vegas again to attend to my crave. : (
LOL - keep those crab pic coming!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OOps, forgot to say, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! (my head is full of crab now!) LOL!

Ira said...

Ah Steph, I'm so sorry I didn't know it was your birthday last week!! So here's a BIG and HUGE birthday hug from me to you!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday dear friend!! You really deserve the award, so you're more than welcome to it :-) And last but not least: your romantic card is perfect for Valentine's day or any day come to that :-) Have a great day, oh, and your food looks delicious, wish I hadn't had breakfast already, LOL!! Hugs, Ira xox

Juls said...

beautiful, romantic and elegant!!! absolutley love it!!! Hugs Juls

Lean said...

congrats with your birthday and award to.
Your card is so beautiful again ..love it.
Byebye,lean

cbuswell said...

Such a pretty card! Food looks delicious!! I love seafood!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, happy, happy birthday, Steph!! And many happy returns to you. May this year be your best ever.
Your card is so beautiful! Really elegant and classy. Love the stamping and the embossing and love those layered trims. You did a fabulous job on all those challenges. :)

Ros said...

Aloha!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!( belated) Oooo I love crab too and this looked like it was delicious! ... Love your pretty elegant card ... Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB

Debbie said...

So soft, sweet and pretty!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card!! Love that stick pin!! Thank you so much for joining us this week in The Tea Room! :)

Hugs...
Melissa
TSTR Designer

Linda R. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I just love everything about it..

And Yummy crab.. That looks so good!! One of my favorites also!!

Happy Birthday!!

Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!!!

Hugs, Linda

Ginny said...

What a lovely card. Very soft and elegant and romantic. I love all the embellishments-especially that stick pin.

Stella said...

Steph first of all; HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! ( although a bit belated....) I wish you everything you'd wish for and of course...health and happiness. I love crab and shrimps and my husband just started cooking for our dinner; my oh my this makes me hungry :)

And your card? Gorgeous! I love that lace border and you heart is out of this world beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Stella

Tracy said...

Happy belated birthday Steph! it's kind of funny cause i was just thinking that I needed to collect my bloggie buddy birthdays. You'll have to let me know what day it is. Your card is just lovely. All that pretty lace, great embossing and that cute little heart stick pin. Pretty! Hugs!

Kristina said...

Happy Birthday Steph!! This card is very pretty, love the flowers and the stick pin!!

Lori said...

Happy, happy birthday! Love the background you created and that beautiful embossed heart - gorgeous card!

Friday said...

Gorgeous card, Steph... as always. Happy belated birthday!! Love crab and shrimp too. Hugs, Friday

Terry said...

First of all, "Happy Birthday." I don't have to ask you if you enjoyed your day, because after seeing that delicious plate of crab, I know you did! In fact, I almost forgot why I stopped by! Beautiful card! Love that delightful heart! Have a great day!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a beautiful, soft Valentine's card!!! Thanks so much for playing the Bring Back Beautiful challenge!!! And, happy birthday to you - looks like you had a wonderful day!!

~amy~ said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Such a pretty card and I love crab...hate the mess but love it:)

Can you send me your snail mail?

BabyBokChoy said...

drool pool over your crabs!!!!! and your card is so beautiful!

Nicole said...

Great card - nice soft colors together! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Steph! The embossed flourish heart looks so pretty and I love your custom stamped BG! The food looks scrumptious!

lauren bergold said...

happy♥HAPPY♥happy birthday to you miss steph! i hope you had the loveliest day imaginable (looks like a nice feast there!) and that it will be just the start of your best, happiest, craftiest and most FAB♥U♥LOUS year ever!

and, if i may borrow a phrase?! much aloha to *YOU* dearie!!! ♥♥♥

Cheryl Nelson said...

Hope you had the happiest birthday EVER!! LOVE your gorgeous card!! That heart is divine!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!