From the Heart – Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.”  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My project was made “From the Heart” for my dear Aunt Jan.  Jan was in a tragic accident about 2 weeks before Christmas and suffered multiple, traumatic injuries.  I made this card for her using elements that came straight from my heart to hers!

hearts & butterflies

I started the card with a piece of “Perfectly Artistic” designer series paper (free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration now thru Feb. 15) in a pale shade of blue using the soft watercolor side glued to a Whisper White card base.  Aunt Jan loves to paint so I thought this would be the perfect backdrop.    Since my Bloomin’ Heart thinlits die was begging to be used, I cut a heart from the now retired Painted Blossoms designer series paper.  Aunt Jan LOVES to garden; she plants literally hundreds of flowers each year on her huge property.  I just had to use flowers as a nod to her love of gardening.  (I’m glad I stocked up on this paper before it retired because those beautiful blooms will never go out of style!)  A banner cropped from the pink paper shows off a silver foil banner and grounds the heart to the base.

Next I cropped a Lost Lagoon butterfly and layered that with the intricately-cut butterfly that coordinates with it cropped from Whisper White.  Jan is also a big animal lover: her horses, cats & dogs attest to that, as do the numerous bird feeders in her yard.  With all the flowers, butterflies are always welcome too!  But a subtle message too, that this accident may be a life-changing event, but like a butterfly, she will come out stronger and more beautiful on the other side!

Lastly, a little heart punched out using the Sweetheart punch, and the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum (free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration) is the final layer topped off with a Iced Rhinestone – a subtle message that Jan is a shining jewel!  The silver bevel of the rhinestone, the silver foil banner in the background and the silver metallic cording are also hints that Jan is a precious metal in my eyes!  (and precious in the eyes of the Lord God, too!).

The sentiment is from “Thoughts & Prayers”.

hearts & butterflies

This card was offered with many prayers from my heart, and God is good!  He is answering our prayers and Jan is recovering; although it seems with two steps forward and one step back at times, but overall she has amazed us with her determination and strength!  I would, however, covet your prayers for my Aunt Jan.  She still has a long road ahead of her.

I hope that she will see each element of my card, and the meaning behind each one, and know that it was made right From My Heart!

Thanks for visiting My Stampin’ Space and listening to my story.  Please feel free to leave me a comment below.  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  5. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  6. Michelle Gleeson at
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  10. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE! —
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

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6 thoughts on “From the Heart – Pals Blog Hop

  1. Nancy, I know that she will love your gift of card from your heart. So many lovely details. You can tell that it is specially made for her!

  2. This is so beautiful! I love all of the fussy layering. You really have a great style and eye for making beautiful cards!

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