Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sending Love

Without hearts and Valentines and all things Love-ly, February would just be another cold month between Christmas and Spring. So, of course, for our first February challenge, Catered Crop wants to give you every opportunity to share you heart.
Our featured ingredient for our next challenge is Hearts!
Pure Innocence

I chose this adorable Pure Innocence image to send to my daughter.  I colored with copics and added lots of hearts.  I also created a little gift for her to fit inside the mailbox.  I saw this idea on Pinterest (of course) and stitched up some little gift holders. One has a pair of earrings and the other has some chocolate.  Just take your wax paper and cut out 2 hearts.  Stitch them together leaving a little hole if you need to and add your goodies.  For the earrings I just put them on the inside first and stitched around.  I think I needed to change my needle but I love this idea.  


Playing along is easy as A-B-C, 1-2-3, baby you and me.
  • Just use a heart somewhere in your project.
  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or just add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, February 18.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.
Need some ideas? Here's a whole gallery of creative ways to use hearts in your projects. You can click on the inspiration board below to go to a Pinterest board with the sources of these pictures and more gorgeous ideas and brilliant tutorials.

You can find Heather's digital stamps at her Etsy store, here. And, for those who prefer to get ink on their fingers, you can get any of more than 120 clear stamps of her image over at My Favorite Things, here.
The randomly chosen winner at the end of our Hearts challenge will get to choose three Heather Ellis digital stamp characters from her Etsy shop.

I will be announcing the winners of my blog candy tomorrow night.  SO sorry for the delay.  I have had the stomach flu and need an extra day to recuperate.  There is still time to join in on the give away.  Check it out here:

Seeds of Friendship
You can win the Flourishes' set Sweet Days of Summer by leaving a comment HERE. 

Sadie Applesauce

You can win your very own Lang Recipe Cardholder and a Mo's Digital Pencil image by leaving a comment HERE.

I am also giving away a sweet little snowman that I created...HERE 


  1. Darling project, Dawn. So sorry to hear you are under the weather. Two sick kids and a sick mom here :( Thankfully mainly colds and some sort of a flu but no throwing up or fevers. Feel better soon (((hugs)))

  2. you are right what is Valentines day without hearts.
    Your card is so cute Dawn.

  3. wauw your card is fabulous always love your colours ans details!!!
    have a great weekend!
    xx petra

  4. Eeek! You have the flu?! That's terrible, Dawn :( Your project is simply adorable, and I'm sure your daughter will love it. Pinterest is so amazing. . .the wax paper sewn hearts are brilliant! Hugs!

  5. Oh Dawn, sorry to hear you're under the weather. Your little bluebird certainly caught my eye. How adorable. I'm so glad you shared those little heart pouches. I've been trying to come up with a flat but pretty way to send something to my daughter and this is perfect. Once again your inspiration has been so appreciated. Feel better!

  6. Sorry to read that you haven't been well. Hope you are now on the mend Dawn and able to enjoy your food again. Love your card, your daughter will love it, and those stitched hearts look brilliant. They definitely don't look like wax paper. Have a lovely weekend.

  7. Oh, no, I hope you are over your bout with the flu! It's going around here as well. Your daughter's card is just delightful! And the stitched hearts are beautiful. I know she will be thrilled with them. I still give my daughter valentine's too!

  8. This Pure Innocence card is really adorable, Dawn! Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well AND on your birthday. Ugh!

  9. I love Pure Innocence stamps, and your card is adorable, Dawn!! Your gift is the sweetest, too! I am sorry you have the tummy flu...and your card is a bit late as I have had a rough and very busy week...but hope you got to celebrate your special day in a big way!! Hugs, friend.

  10. Such a cute card! I love all the hearts. It seems as if everyone is on Pinterest lately. I haven't jumped on board yet, I don't need another website distraction! LOL!

  11. Cute as can be Dawn! Love the heart wax paper packaging for your DD's gifts! She'll love them! So sorry to hear you got the stomach bug! Hope it's not that long winded one!!! Feel better real soon! Hope you were able to have a good birthday before this began!!!

  12. Lovely! I really like the embossing.

  13. Lovely colours again! Such a pretty card and I love your heart shaped gift bags. Fabulous! Hugs,Lesley


Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..