Thursday, January 17, 2013

Distressed Tropical Valentine

Here is another for the Waltzingmouse First Blog Waltz of 2013.

The theme is love and hearts.

I don't live in Hawaii anymore...but as my dad says...

you can take the girl from the islands but you can't take the island from the girl.

I used most of the sentiments in My Island-because I CAN. ;)

I love them all!

I also used the cut files that Claire has for sale-to coordinate with this set.

I am TERRIBLE about sending cards out to my family
(um, I DO see the irony here...being a cardmaker and all)...

but this is designed for my dear parents.

It might be the first they've ever received from me for Valentine's Day.

I stink~


New Year, NEW ME~

for now. ;)

stamps: Waltzingmouse My Island
ink: Memento Ink Pear Tart,Papertrey Ink True Black
paper: Authentique Lively,Bazzill, and Georgia Pacific white
other: staples,distress tool,Waltzingmouse My Island Cut Files


  1. Another really pretty card Marlena!

  2. Another lovely tropical theme card! And here I sit in MA with 30 degrees and snow yesterday!

  3. Oooh! Hawaiian theme! I miss Hawaii! It's one of the best vacations we ever had. Great card Marlena! :)

  4. I like how you said ..because I can.... :) love your card and all the sentiments. Yes ...send this one and all the others out to friends and family ,they will love them.

  5. It's absolutely fabulous!!! I really like the sentiments in this set and the backing paper is lovely too!

    I would so like to be somewhere warm today - it's freezing here (below 0C) but it is at least sunny!

  6. I love the easy going feel and the way you created a jigsaw with all the sentiments. Your parents are going to love this card, Marlena. (Thanks for your touching words on my blog.) Blessings!

  7. Clever use of this non-traditional valentine's set.

  8. What a warm and beautiful card! I love the pop of green with the neutral colors! Makes me want to head out on an island vacation right now!

  9. I can so totally relate to your project and how much you love all the images on your card...especially when it's so cold here in the Midwest! Just looking at your wonderful creation, I get a warmer feeling. Great job with this Blog Party project. =)

  10. How delightful, Marlena! I love how that pretty heart is peeking out from behind those fabulous palm trees. Love it!

  11. You are such a tease ... but love your island cards anyway : ) So fun! And I must laugh at your confession ... I am horrible at sending cards out too! I thought I was the only one : )

  12. oh I do love the collage style of the sentiments Marlena, super cool! Cracking card! Fabby to see two entries! the more the merrier!

  13. Wonderful Island card. I love how you stamped all the different sentiments and words. Great job.

  14. Fab card Marlena, I love the sentiments together, and the fab palm trees!

  15. What a sweet gesture for your parents, and who wouldn't love to receive this awesome card? Great colors.

  16. Marlena - I like that you mix it up and use the palm tree with the Valentine theme - keeps it fun and interesting! I never seem to mail mine either! We have to do better this year!

  17. Marlena, I love your card!! It's beautiful and I love the stamps you used. What a wonderful design!!


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