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2/03/2015

DeeDee's Digis - My Heart is Yours

Good evening & thanks for joining me. First let me welcome 3 lovely new followers:

Vickie of Stamp Smiles
Pauline (Cotnob) of Crafting with Cotnob

Thanks so much for becoming new followers & it's always such a pleasure to meet new friends. I hope some of my blog buddies will give a look-see at each of these blogs. I've seen these bloggers at so many other blogs that I visit, and it's quite an honor to have them come join me! Check 'em out, folks!

Now, to share a picture of the Heirloom Stamp Convention we attended this past Saturday.

 
 
My sweet blog friend, Sheila H. (lalacrafts) and I met up once again. You may remember that 2 years ago, we met each other by chance at this convention --- recognized each other by our blog pictures. This time it was an arranged meeting, and oh, we both had fun. (I'm the left green shirt, and Sweet Sheila is on the right. Had just gotten a haircut and boy did I get clipped! Well, it will grow). Sheila was there with her friend Patty, and it was a treat meeting another friendly card maker. Enjoyed some great old family stories about our grandparents and the life styles lived in their era. The dies that came home were entered into the database this afternoon, and only had one duplicate (at least that I found!). Managed to pick up 2 of the same Impression Obsession heart die.
 
Now, on with today's card, which is a really cute pre-colored DeeDee's Digi My Heart is Yours. and this set is so reasonably priced at $2.25. This was another 'easy' card and since I have several more Valentines to get done, you can bet you will be seeing more of these DeeDee's Digis .
 
 
 
 
 - DeeDee's Digi My Heart is Yours precolored image, die cut with an oval;sky & grass sponged with ink pads & daubers. Scribbles of copics added grass texture and shading done on bears and hearts. WoS on the red hearts.
 
- Recollection Valentine paper pack (Michaels on sale - bottom dp) and Paper Studio design paper- top dp.
 
- Avery Elle Elle-Ments angle die. Same die used to cut a white snippet that was colored with a red copic and adhered to hide the paper join. QuickKutz Sweethearts EF embossed the strip.
 
- DeeDee's sentiment is part of the My Heart is Yours set. Used a fishtail die to trace the shape and hand cut.
 
- Glossy heart was punched from a snippet of red paper, then 2 coats of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) was applied. Red rhinestone trim. Told ya it was easy!
 
I'm so happy to report all the blog candy winners have received their candy, and I think everyone was pleased with what I selected. Now will be working towards the next milestone!!
 
Ya'll stay warm, and come back when you can stay a spell. Hugs.


33 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a great day you must have had - I have only had the pleasure of meeting one of my blog followers... Love your card and that angles cut s fabulous.
Blessings
Maxine

Barbara (C) said...

Hi Mary - what cute characters. Although pre-coloured I love how you have introduced other techniques into your card. Great idea to die cut the digi image too.

Barbara (C) said...

What a great image - I like the way that you have introduced other techniques into your card too. Die cutting the image is a good way to make it stand out..

Sue said...

It's always now to meet up with other bloggers.

Love the card. The bear is so cute.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #37

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a lovely "catch up" Mary. I had a giggle at the "duplicate", I think we all do that!! Love your pretty card, perfect papers to match xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous bear image Mary and lovely papers making a fab card all round.
Lorraine

Sammy said...

Utterly adorable! Such a super sweet image, and I loooove that heart paper! x

Donna Hanley said...

I love this image and was planning on using it for Valentine's cards I need to get making. Love the layout of your card and the paper choices you made. Have a fun day.

Wynn Walton said...

Hi Mary lovely to catch up with you again. Thank you for visiting my blog. Don't know where the days go. Looks look a fun day visiting your crafty friend. I've no chance of doing that living so far away from my online buddies. But I always say if you're visiting my island you'd be welcome anytime for a crafy catch up. Happy New Year to you and your family . Wynn x

Carol said...

Sounds like a fun day Mary...always nice to meet up with crafty friends! Glad I'm not the only one who duplicates their stash! Love your card, the image is so cute. Carol x

Hazel said...

Mary so glad you had a lovely meet up with your blog friend. Your card is lovely, the Bears are so cute. Hazel x

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun card Mary! Love the sweet, little image. Very clever idea with the envelope as the background. Nicely done.

Pippa said...

Great card Mary. You are more organised than me, I still have my Valentine's Day card to do.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation here today Mary, love the image and all those gorgeous colours, just adore this...Your photo is lovely .xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Pat said...

I love the mix of papers with the glossy hearts and DeeDee's prettily coloured image Mary for this cute valentine card, and the angled die works so well with it too. I love the photo of you and your blogging friend at the crafting event, and you look as though you had a wonderful time, and you obviously came home with lots of new goodies which is always fun! x

Benzi said...

Mary, how awesome you could meet your friend at the craft show. I am sure you two had a lot of catching up to do.

Glad you only had one duplicate..it is hard to keep up when we have so many goodies.

Your card is just adorable with that cute, cute image. I think I recognize that dp at the top....almost sure I have it.

Enjoy all your new crafting items.

KT Fit Kitty said...

What fun to go to a stamping convention! So nice that you got to meet up with a crafting buddy! I love your card - so cute! This DD image is adorable! The angle die looks amazing! Gorgeous papers too!

Jacee said...

Super card Mary, and a great photo, bet you had a ball! always good to meet up with fellow crafters
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lori said...

Ack! Mary..where was this heirloom convention? I have so wanted to go to a convention, but they stopped having the Greenville convention in September. When I was working, I went every year. Please send me an e-mail @ pepperirish@yahoo.com. Also, your phone # as I can't find it since our move. Hugs Lori

Faith A said...

Hi Mary,how lovely to meet up with like minded people and be able to share your hobby.

I love your Deedee image and the layout of the card, great papers too. A great card. Deedee will be thrilled with this, I'm sure.

Sorry to have been AWOL!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for sharing that awesome photo of you and Sheila, Mary!! I would have had you give her another hug just from me! Your teddy bear snippet card is so sweet and wonderfully designed!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

What a beautiful picture of you and Sheila!! The convention sounds like so much fun!!

Your card is absolutely adorable!! Those little bears are so sweet!! I love the pretty papers!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

Thank you for the welcome Mary, it's a pleasure to join you.
It looks like you had a lovely day meeting your friend at the convention.
Your card is gorgeous, such an adorable image and pretty papers - a super make.
Pauline
x

Donna Ellis said...

your blog looks so nice, Mary. Great photo of you three! and I really like your card design - the floating hearts especially look whimsical! hugs, de

Brenda said...

Awww, look at that sweet picture of you and Sheila!! Such pretty ladies you both are! I'm a little jealous, but not in a bad way. Just hope one day it will be me meeting my Momma Mary in person. I'm really glad you ladies got to meet up once again and had fun! I love, love your sweet Valentine! Those little bears are just adorable. I love the fun papers you used too. Hugs, Brenda

Redanne said...

That is a great photo of you and Sheila and how lovely to be able to meet up again. It is always great to meet blog friends (I am doing the same this Friday - meeting the lovely Rachel who you also know) and really looking forward to it.

Your card is beautiful too! Hugs, Anne xx

jimlynn said...

Oh, I wish I'd been sitting with y'all at that stamp show! How fun and exciting to meet up with fellow bloggers too!
Love this cute card Mary and that design is a "keeper"! Love it.
Lynn

Bonnie said...

This is my favorite Valentine image so far! Love how you've shaded the bears! Great papers too! It was nice and warm this afternoon.

Petra Swart said...

You make the cutest valentine's cards, Mary!!! Love your cute bunnies and all the hearts!!! Lovely lo of the different elements!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Brenda in IN said...

Isn't it great to recognize another stamper from her picture. I did that once too and it was at Heirloom. Turns out she lives five minutes away from me! Your card is so cute. I love that basket of hearts and those sweet bears. Your plain hearts are so pretty.

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card but I love your photo of you and Sheila, how fun to meet up other bloggers that we love. Just so sweet.

Irish Cherokee said...

Hello Mary. As usual I managed to get here in time to be way down the list. My ears popped twice before reaching the bottom. LOL. Love the card you created as always. Happy to see you had a great time at the stamp convention. - Jim

JD/ Jill said...

This is such a cute image...you've made an adorable card with it.

Isn't it fun when you get to meet people in real life.

I've been blogging for about 5 yrs now. I remember during my first year of blogging... I asked Jim if we could go meet 9 "STRANGERS" that I been commenting on their blogs...
well, at the end of the day...they weren't strangers anymore, and what a fun day we had.
We did meet these people in a very busy, crowded public spot...but the funny thing about it is...For the most part...I only knew what ONE person looked like...Jim was doubting that we could find these people...but we did. That ONE person I recognized arrived at the same time we did...They were traveling a half hour from their home...us an hour...the odds of us meeting at the same minute, and me recognizing her right away...well, I still can't believe that happened! I guess it was meant to be. (we did exchange cell phone numbers in case we couldn't find each other...but never had to use them