Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Polka Dotted Love

2012 Faves

I loved this Mojo Sketch but didn't have time to play along before Christmas with the business of the season.  So, I'm picking it up now, a month or so late, but a good sketch is a good sketch and just has to be used :)   

The circle was tempting me horribly to use Verve's U die again, but since I've made three cards using it recently, I figured you needed a break and I needed to change things up a bit (though the call is still strong so I may very well go back and make another card using the U die with this sketch...I know, I'm hopelessly addicted LOL!).

This card was full of things I love:  polka dots, hearts, lacy circle nesties, crimping, and a wonderful, bold colour combo that is always fun to use.   Needless to say, I had great fun making this card :)   May have to give it a while using pink instead of the red for a softer version.

Snow is all gone and it is rather strange seeing green grass again!  Good news is soccer practices and games are back on and we are doing a happy dance as a family as it is an essential (at least in our eyes LOL) energy burner for my son who was bouncing off the walls for the past two weeks without it.  He was a two speed baby - go and sleep - and is still that way to this day.  Yeah for soccer LOL! 

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Rubber Soul 
Paper: Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Back to Basics (Bo Bunny), Real Red, Black 
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  Lacy Circle and Circlel Nesties, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Marvy Heart Punch, Crimper, 5/8" Sheer Black Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

23 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this is awsome. I love that polka dotted red paper (I am going to do a wall in my craft room like that soon). What yummy colors and elements. I am loving this one. Hugz.

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous! Love that big heart!!!
Glad your snow is gone! Ours is melting too! It's 6C at 5 am this morning....LOVE it!

TannyP said...

Love these polka dots - and you're right - a fabulous sketch that you've used perfectly. You're a master with that "U" so don't ever worry about overuse =)

Glad to hear you're getting some great weather again - we're in the same boat in Alberta!

Barb in Ontario said...

Great card! I love all of the patterns and colours you have chosen!

Emily Keaton said...

Lots o' dots, Marisa!! A truly dotty beauty! Love this classy card. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nothing beats r, w, & b! Just gorgeous~

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Seriously...this is spectacular! GORGEOUS Marisa!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh! So pretty in polka dots! Love the crisp feeling of this. Hugs!

Susan (rainy) said...

A polka dot delight!! This is such a wonderful card, Marisa. Love the bold graphic design.

Katina said...

Wow! This card is full of things I love too! xx

Christina said...

This is fantastic, Marisa! I'm loving the way you skewed the sentiment banner--how daring! ;) Hope your son gets some of his energy burned off. Those boys sure know how to run us ragged!

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOwwwwwww! My favorite colors! and CAS. Beautiful!
Cheryl McAskill
c.mcaskill@verizon.net

LeAnne said...

This is so sweet....love the clean lines and all the polka dots!

Vickie Z said...

Did I miss this....guess so!!! Love these colors and heart with sentiment is wonderful!!! Glad you enjoyed the snow while it lasted!!!

Benzi said...

Wowzer! Marisa, you know I'm bonkers over this one. Dots everywhere and that is one of my favorite color combos. Your mojo juices were really flowing as you made this one.

I know about a wide-open son...had one. :-)

callyannc said...

I freakin love this! Too cute! TFS Callyann

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Marisa. Love the polka-dot papers, the pretty heart with the banner... great job with the sketch. :o)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

I think this card is just so sweet. I think what hits my creative side of the brain is the way you tied that honey of a bow. I love that!

Betty Wright said...

Love the colors and the layered hearts with the sentiment. Beautiful, Marisa!

Laurie said...

Marisa, I love your card! The layers are always so amazing! So CAS and still so many fun details! I love it!

Dawn B. said...

We haven't even had a snowflake here. I miss the snow so much. It seems to cleanse the earth for spring. This card is beautiful. I really like the black and red..:)

Kristina said...

You know I love me some polka dots! Such a cute card!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, wow...you are going to have quite an aresenal of beautiful Valentine's cards...hope the hubby appreciates love-themed craftiness! I certainly do...that pop of red against the black and white is fantastic!~