It's Tuesday and time for a new cue word over at CASology!  This week, we're trying to keep it together! I created a super simple valentine.  The heart is a piece of red cardstock die cut with a heart die from A Muse Studio and dry embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  The little pops of white occurred naturally when I embossed the cardstock.  It's not seen in the photo, but I added a light layer of sparkle to the raised portions of the heart with a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  This was popped up on the card base with foam adhesive to add a little dimension.  The card base was die cut using a stitched rectangle die from A Muse.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink on the main panel and is from an older Mama Elephant set.  That's it! I hope you'll take a little time to swing by the guest designer and design team members' blogs this week!  They'd love to hear from you!
Melissa Chipperfield (You are here.)
  Don't forget to link up your own CAS creation on the challenge blog by Monday at 9:00 AM (CST)!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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A Little Love

It seems like my mind is turning to Valentine's Day cards even though the new year hasn't even arrived yet!   I wonder what that is all about? All I know is that when inspiration strikes, it's best just to go with it!

Today's card was created when one such wave of inspiration hit me last week!

Sentiment:  The Stamps of Life
I used a piece of leftover embossed cardstock from another project and added a simple red, punched heart.  I stamped a very simple sentiment and added two tiny red gemstones (just because I have a thing for gemstones).  After looking at the card for a moment, I decided to round one of the lower corners before calling it good!

I hope you had a great weekend!  We had a very lazy one for a change.  On Saturday, DH took DS1 to look at and purchase a used mountain bike.  This one has gears, so I'm figuring they are getting a bit more serious about the whole mountain biking thing.  I just haven't quite figured out the "mountain" part yet.  This is the Midwest we're talking about!

Have a magnificent Monday!

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