Well with Christmas being over (still can’t believe it), its time to focus on the next holiday-Valentines Day.

I have not stamped at all in like a week or so. I have a cold, and feel like crap! LOL! So I really hope to get some stuff done today. I’m still in the holiday hangover.

Now that the holidays are over, I hope you all will remember to continue the loving, and giving spirit of the holiday season. I have a link below I’d LOVE for you to watch-it cost YOU nothing, but raises money towards awareness, each time its viewed!

So for this week’s Blogger’s Challenge, we were to get inspired by something. A pattern on a rug, or paper-whatever we wanted.

This is what I came up with

re-done-hearts-of-colors-mytime-la.jpg Colorful Heart of Love

If you can’t tell WHAT my inspiration was, then I will tell you-it was the patterned paper at the top of my card. Its by Me & MY Big Ideas. I got it at Michael’s.

When I saw it, I instantly thought about this detailed heart from Heart To Heart. I just used my SU! markers to color each layer, like my paper.

To continue the “circle” theme, I stamped the heart on the white layer base, then cut the circle patterned paper layer out. I popped out a circle with my punch, and attached a metal rim. So the heart is under the raised circle layer.  I LOVE doing that lately!

The ribbon was by Martha Stewart. A simple, yet detailed card. Love it!!!

I added a border, and fuzzed the bkgd with my software. Just playing around, having fun!

Hope you likey.

Now I also want to share a link to a video.

I always like to do things that raise awareness, and I think so MANY people are affected by Autisim. I have many friends with Autistic children. I was recently forwarded a video, done by parent, of a daughter with Autism.

Its am amazing video. Get a tissue!!! It really spoke to me. I would love to be able to help any child with a disabliltiy.

The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to
Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed. The funding
goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a
moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass
it along to your friends and family.

They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them
to surpass this goal.

Click here: Five for Fighting



As always, thanks for reading.

I hope you take something away from here each time you visit. Be it art related or otherwise 😀

Till tomorrow-

Its Saturday sketch time!!!