Sunday, January 30, 2011

~ Love Lives Here ~ four cards in a set


I am so excited to break out my new, new PTI stamps... yesterday they came... how awesome! :) yes, I got several new stamp sets and dies... but the very first set I reached for was this one: Love Lives Here ... yup, Melis is the one who has inspired me from the very start. And I am *not really* ashamed to say that I sometimes, besides learning from her, lift from her work. but anyway, the only way children ever learn to grow up is from watching the adults. (she's an adult, and I am a child, for sure. Lol)

so... anyway, here is what came within the next two hours of receiving my stamp sets.....

 a little neighbor-hood of houses in a row.

And the adorable hand-over-heart image reminded me of gardening gloves, so I arranged them that way (the dies are perfect for reversing images, especially when you use felt) and I made this little card for my mumsy. she's a garden-girl, always puttering around her plants and making sure they grow.

in case you like to pick up a set of the pretty patterned paper I used for this card set, you can find them in this etsy store. oh I am going to have to be better at answering the questions left in the comments. for those of you who asked about the doughnut recipe that day... I'm going to tell you that it is EXTREMELY difficult to make. and the only reason I think so is because I didn't do a thing haha. My sister did it.

I saved the fuzzy little heart from the center of the hand die-cut, and it found a new place in the middle of the scalloped circle.

... another little heart nestled with the butterfly die, stitched together.

Snipped up doilies.

Here are the four in their cuteness.
thank you Melissa... your stamp set is as sweet as you are.

have a happy weekend... I'm off to celebrate two big sisters' birthdays. I'll show you what I did for their gifts a little later. Just to let you know, they are both nuts about red. red, red, red... red shoes, red watches. *roll eyes* ... ok, but their red gifts were something different this time.

talk later!
~ vi


  1. each of these is just beautiful!! so soft and gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

  2. Vio
    These are absolutely magnificent. You are such a talented lady. Its cold and snowy in my part of the US and these make me smil.
    Thanks for the link for the paper.

  3. Oh my - these are pure sweetness. The soft colors have me lovin' them. You have the romantic style that I love and these are just gorgeous. I always find inspiration here, my friend!

  4. These are stunning!!! I love your work! I have tried so much to make my cards this kind of shabby chic but they always end up differently. I really admire people who can whip up gorgeous and soft works like this. Absolutely beautiful!

  5. beautiful cards Vio! How efficient you are! 4 cards in one go! Love them!

  6. Oooo, these turned out so nice!! So glad you got your new sets...I know you were especially looking forward to this one!! And you have made it look so pretty!! I have had that paper pad for quite some is a good-ie!! One I keep going back to!! LOVE these!! (Thanks for your last sweet comment!)

  7. oh viola, your cards are just so luscious and gorgeous! i need to learn from you :)! love the colors, papers, stitching, and embellishments. just perfect. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! have fun celebrating your big sisters' birthdays! *hugs* steph :)

  8. Viola, your cards are very very cozy and sweet!
    I fell just the same about Melissa's work and herself. She is pure ... ehmmmm... angel, i guess...
    I learn from her as well. To create and to love.
    I'm just waiting when i'll have enough finance to shop in PTI again. Because i just can't get only one set! There must be dies, buttons and felt as well... And this stamp set is the one than pushing me to shop again!

  9. Viola, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery--I am sure Melis feels that way! She does beautiful work and so do you!

  10. Ah how lovely and beautiful your projects are! Love Melissa too and all the PTI gals! They are all so inspirational! You are as well my dear! Fab stuff!

  11. Just the sweetest things ever Vio...I adore each of them.
    Thank you, thank you for sharing them.

  12. If I could make cards as pretty I would scraplift them too. I love how you used the dies. Going to sell one of those cards?

  13. gorgeous projects, Viola! I especially love birthday wishes! love the quartered doily!

  14. Viola they're totally sweet. Melis is one of my favourties me some shabby chic lol.

  15. Well everyone has to start from somewhere!! And u chose an amazing crafter!! I love all ur cards & how shabby-vintage they look, u r just way too talented :)

  16. Beautiful Viola. I am regretting not getting this set now. I seriously contemplated when I placed my last order. You mad some true beauties here. Melissa it the reason I started blogging. She is a wonderful inspiration to many. :)

  17. Such gorgeous designs, and you used the set so beautifully. I have to say this is my favourite set of all times...Such wonderful inspiration Viola, you are a very talented young woman.

  18. Absolutely fabulous; each and everyone of them. I'm smitten....

  19. each of this just simply gorgeous! i love it all!!! :) thanks for the inspiration

  20. which papers are these. I can not find them


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