u hold my {heart}

I’m back today with a card that is Just for Fun! Every so often, I get together with my JiFFy friends, Michele, Carole, Julie and Alli (and sometimes a guest – this month, my fabulous friend, Sherrie!) for a fun little post where someone has picked a pattered paper, and someone has picked a stamp image. It all gets secretly shuffled across North America, and when the stars align, we all post a card on the same day.

I always love this challenge because sometimes the papers don’t really match the image (or so you think at first glance!), and it … well, challenges me. But, I always try to play by the rules: JiFFy paper and coordinating solids, only. It just so happens that this month, I already had my images from Michele (Stamping Bella’s Little Peep’s Heart), and then the very same day I received my paper from Alli, I received the new Brighton catalog in the mail.

Look at the cover of this catalog. Tell me that this turquoise blue hearted card wasn’t meant to be!

My little peep image was colored with Copics (BG000, BG10, E31, YR30 & YR31) and then paper pieced with the patterned paper. My card is put together with several dies from MFT (Double Scallop Border and Notched Tag Die & Stamp Set). I loved the sentiment and little bitty heart die that says, ‘u hold my {heart}’. I did cut the notch off of the top of the tag. It’s all stitched up and tied with seam ribbon that was dyed with a Copic marker (most likely BG75 – it was a gift from my dear friend, Sharon, and I’m about 95% sure of the color: BG75!)

I’m going to do a little blog hopping and see what the other girls came up. That’s always the best part of the challenge, IMO! I hope you have time to check them out:

I’m planning a follow up post to my fabulous birthday yesterday. So many sweet wishes and beautiful cards. I was overwhelmed! I’ve got a few deadlines this week, so it might be a week or so before I get back to that. It was such a special day for me, so I didn’t want to skip over and not mention it here this morning. I’m blessed beyond measure. 🙂


19 responses to “u hold my {heart}

  1. Love the inspiration you used for your card Lori! Super cute layout too.

  2. This is just adorable! I love the paper piecing! ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

  3. Ooooh, yes. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

  4. Love the tag and the kraft with the turquoise is amazing! Great work and happy belated birthday!

  5. Love your cute little tag on this Lori…how precious….Thanks for letting me play along with the coolest chicks in town!

  6. ACK! Lori! This could NOT possibly be any cuter! LOVE LOVE LOVE the addition of the notched tag and heart! Like…LOVE!
    And yes girlie…I am ABSOLUTELY meeting up with you and Jenn in NYC! WOOT!

  7. Wow this is adorable and so fun! – This of course is one of my favorite challenges. I love when the Jiffy Girls post.
    Such a sweet image and the papers you used are wonderful (so was that necklace).

    Sorry I missed wishing you a Happy BDay yesterday. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. Sending you belated wishes for many more happy birthdays to come!

  8. Happy belated birthday; hope your day was extra special!!!

    Sooooo disappointed you will be in Wichita (where I live) but during the week. 🙁 I JUST started a new job and cannot take off to attend the class. Can I pay you to stay afterwards and teach me one-on-one? Whew-ee; THAT would cost a pretty penny. I could stalk Debbie and you! 😀

    Maybe soon I can make it to a class; it’s on my bucket list!!

    Thanks for all your amazing inspiration; again hope your birthday was truly blessed!

  9. I saw on Paperfections that it was your birthday, so happy birthday, a day late! May the coming year bring you many blessings and joys!

  10. So glad to hear you had a great birthday. What a sweet card. I am a big fan of Bella images. The stitching on this card is so cool. Take care.

  11. Lori I LOVE this! The colors are just fabulous together, and that little tag is just SO cute!

    Happy Belated lady 🙂

  12. Absolutely adorable! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your stitching!!!

  13. Awwwww….seriously, how could anyone not love this card!!! Totally Gorgeous!!!

  14. This is so great, Lori! (Just now getting a momento to comment… sheesh!) I love the white inked craft, your fun & funky stitching, and that you so readily found inspiration in the mail. I swear, that same catalog would come to me and I wouldn’t ‘see’ it, if you know what I mean… I’m kinda hopeless that way! By the time I figure out what car someone drives, it’s about time for them to trade in for a new one… I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, SWEET Lori! 🙂

  15. This is so adorable, Miss Lori! I love the little love tag that you created & I can’t believe how much your card looks like your inspiration piece! Very, very cool!

  16. Love it Lori. the Jiffy girls did it again. All the cards are so amazing!

  17. Lori, this card is so darling…I saved it in my fave’s so I can basically copy it…now I don’t have that stamp but somehow someway I will have this card!!! LOL Amazing work!

  18. Good work! Ii would look forword your article.maybe you can come to my website to search what you need~

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