Monday, December 26, 2011



Hello all :)  Managed to squeeze in a little card making time and it sure felt good even though the old mojo was moving in slow gear.

We had a delightful Christmas.  Hubby cooked a prime rib roast on the BBQ to perfection (I'm drooling just thinking about how good it was) and complimented it with Yorkshire pudding, a huge assortment of veggies and side dishes and my mom provided dessert in the form of apricot crapes and some of her home baking.  Hmmmm hmmmm good!!  I have also satisfied my puzzle making bug for yet another year.  Five puzzles down and one on the go to wrap up the season.  Being able to poke my nose into two books (finished The Help - great book - and am working on Ken Follet's latest book Land of Giants) and have thoroughly enjoyed staying up late and reading in bed (sometimes far too late!).

Since this is round or square week over at the Mojo Monday blog and since I just love making round cards, I figured it was the perfect launching pad back into the stamping world :)  With Christmas behind us, it's time to move on to Valentine's Day cards.  I looooove hearts, so this is one of my favorite types of cards to make.  Be forewarned,  you may get sick of seeing them over the next month or so!

It's hard to believe this year is drawing to a close, but I must admit I am glad to see it go.  It has been a tough year in many ways, so I am looking forward to a much better 2012.

What's In It?
Stamps:  Love Notes (Verve)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Romance, Silver, SU DSP
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  Lacy Circle, Circle, Scalloped Heart Nesties, Hearts Embossing Folder, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Marvy Heart Punch, Button, Silver Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Anonymous said...

Hi Marisa, so glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas and aren't you lucky to have a husband that can cook, lol!! Your lunch sounds delicious!

A beautiful card to end the year. I love your round cards and this is just perfect.

Wishing you a very happy new year,

Maureen said...

ah, looking forward to hearts and snowflakes :) What a lovely collection you have of them ;) Am home now and feel good after the gym and pedicure...just made some coffee and now some inky time :) You are going to love the new release!! Hugs!

Emily Keaton said...

How lovely to see a Marisa circle card today!! The pink, brown, and silver combo looks scrumptious. I'm so glad that you are having a fabulous holiday. Your Christmas meal sounded mouthwateringly good!! Happy New Year, my friend!

Vicki Burdick said...

super sweet Marisa, love the colors on this!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful card - I love the colrs and the ribbon! I need to get busy on my Valentines Day cards too! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! You and I both did round cards for Valentine's Day and posted today ;)
GMTA? I think so!

Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2012!!!

TannyP said...

Every time I see the round sketches, I know you're going to rock them....this is no exception =) Gorgeous pairing of ribbon and the did this sketch up right as always!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful round card. Love the colors and the pretty bow. TFS
Have a safe, healthy, and Happy New Year.

Benzi said...

So, we're in a sweetheart mood, are we? Looks like it is time for Valentines. Your card is sooooo pretty and I like hearts, too.

Glad you had a great Christmas and have gotten in plenty of reading and puzzle working. I love to do puzzles, too. It's hard to find time, though.

Debbie Carriere said...

Wonderful card, Marisa!! Love the silver heart. Your Christmas meal sounded divine - lucky girl!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, is it already time for Valentines? Life moves much more quickly as I get older, too fast, in fact. I want time to savor Christmas cards just a little bit longer!

Great combo of hearts and pink and laciness on this Valentine!