Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's a winner!

Close To My Heart has an ongoing, monthly contest for consultants to enter the projects they make. They award first through fourth prizes and two runners-up. I entered for the first time in January and found out today that my card (pictured here!) won third place! I am very, very excited!!!

The card is based on Mojo Monday sketch 121 (another card and the sketch are found here) and is a standard-sized card. I altered the sketch a bit to make a flap that lifts to reveal a message underneath. The main image is a stamp from the set that comes with the Workshop on the Go kit. The stamp has a stitched look, so I took it up a level and hand-stitched all the lines using chocolate embroidery floss. The center of the flower is one of the new Colonial White Designer Brads. I added a rub-on to continue the spiral pattern. My faithful Nestabilities and Cuttlebug provided the scalloped circle. Everythis is edged with chocolate ink.

The front flap lifts to reveal a special message!

Items used:
C1366 - My Acrylix® Fringed Phrases
D1387 - My Acrylix® Made with Love
G1005 - Topstitch Workshop Basic Kit (includes Topstitch Level 2 Paper Packet and stamp set)
Z1274 - Colonial White Designer Brads
Z1219 - Brads Essential Assortment
Z1097 - Nature’s Ambiance Rub-Ons
Z1096 - Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment
Z2111 - Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2102 - Baby Pink Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2126 - Heavenly Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2157 - Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks® Pad

PS. I just found out I was one of the winners of the Mojo Monday February Mojo Madness 124 contest with my Valentine's Countdown - Day 2 card! It has been a GREAT day!


  1. A great big CONGRATS to you. Your cards are truly beautiful. What an honour to be picked as a winner. I was wondering how you made the scallop circle, you explained and funnily enough, I have that very nestability. I have to lift how you did this. I'm following you now and would love to see your creativity in layouts.

  2. Oh, and one other thing....thank you for your Valentine Day card countdown. I really enjoyed seeing all your cards every day.

  3. Very, very cool! I am so happy for you - you do deserve mega praise, you are so talented!!


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