Love is in the air

and all over my office/craft room. I love Christmas- and Valentine’s Day-themed papers the most of all patterned papers. All of that red, all of that sparkle. And hearts! Can’t get enough of hearts! From Arthur Court heart-shaped bowls (you have to have a pretty place to put that jewelry you take off!) and stuff from Target’s current holiday offerings (glittered heart topiaries? Be still my heart!) to pretty stamps like the one I used on today’s card. . . I love it all.


I also loved Beate’s sketch for this week! You can find it here, and find mucho inspiration by visiting Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, and Sharon, too! I am always excited to see how everyone has put their own touches on the sketch, how about y’all? Check out the gallery, too!

Click for details and sources if you’re interested. Have a wonderful Friday and a happy weekend!


Stamps: Stampendous Ornate Heart.

Ink: Real Red from SU!

Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip (card base + layers), Poison Ivory for heart and sentiment. Scrap Works “Love in Bloom” in Sketches (swirly flowers and leaves reverse to solid red and Stripe (reverse to solid dusty pink) were both picked up at my local scrapbook store, a must-stop-by every Saturday morning.

Accessories: I used the ticket corner punch is from SU! and Fiskars small scalloped scissors as well as Making Memories “Love Story” chipboard shapes, rubons, brads from either online or my LSS (I don’t remember where, just that I had to have it ALL!). Cinnamon Stickles (could my line be more lumpy?), adhesive-backed pearls from ePaperie. Ribbon is satin SU! and May Arts dotted sheer ribbon from Cindy. I also used a ton of dimensionals.

ALSO:  If you have emailed me about stuff you’d like from the For Sale page and I have not replied, please send the email again. I deleted a *ton* of spam emails from my inbox, and know for sure that I deleted two emails that I had been waiting for. Thank you for your patience. It’s been a really busy week at the Balcer house this week (making these invites and then making and framing six enlargements of the invites and designing (then printing! gasp!) full-color trifold brochures for a happening-at-10-am-today ribbon cutting), and I hate to think I’ve missed something or kept someone waiting!

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  1. Posted January 25, 2008 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Are you kidding me??? When did you find time to crank this gorgeous card out? You are AMAZING!! Love all the sparkly details and the frilly romance of this…Absolutely astounded!

  2. Posted January 25, 2008 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    THUD!!!!!!!!!! This is gorgeous…I mean REALLY REALLY Gorgeous!!!! Wow!

  3. Posted January 25, 2008 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Oh how gorgeous, Jenn! WOW! Love the sparkle and the frill, just beautiful!

  4. Posted January 25, 2008 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Wow! What a beautiful card!!! I love the papers, the chipboard accents, the sparkle, the ribbon. There is so much to see and it all goes perfectly together. You are one amazing woman! Stamper Extraordinaire, incredible Mom and wife, wonderful daughter, fantastic friend!

  5. Posted January 25, 2008 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    HOLY BALCER BALLS!! Dang Jenn. You knock my socks off… and like Lori, I have no idea how you squeeze it all in. This is totally beautimous!!!

  6. Posted January 25, 2008 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    oh my word, this is beautiful! I just bought that beautiful heart stamp myself! Gorgeous!

  7. Posted January 25, 2008 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    This is so pretty, love the mix of colors and papers.

  8. Posted January 25, 2008 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Jenn, you totally rock! This is the most beautiful Valentine I’ve ever seen! The epitome of romantic!

  9. Posted January 25, 2008 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    FUN!! Love the layers and the ribbon!

  10. Posted January 25, 2008 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    This is gorgeous!

  11. Posted January 25, 2008 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    OMW…My eyes can’t stop staring at your card. So many details, sparkle, and dimension that I’m takin in and becoming mesmerized by its beauty. Love is in the air with this one. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece with all of us.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Debra
    Posted January 25, 2008 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Love the ribbon around the heart. Fabulous.

  13. Posted January 25, 2008 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Wow! This card is stunning – you always rock Beate’s sketch, but this one is truly amazing, I love everything about it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  14. Posted January 25, 2008 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Holy Moley, Jenn!! This is GORGEOUS! I love that wide satin ribbon around the heart! Great touch!

  15. twinks
    Posted January 25, 2008 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Oh my word; love this! I love how you did the ribbon. This card, for me, is both pretty and delicious at the same time. TFS

  16. Posted January 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    This is really gorgeous!

  17. Posted January 25, 2008 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    WOW!!!! Absolutely gorgeous Jenn!!!!!

  18. Posted January 25, 2008 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Hmmmm, I came back again…to oogle this beautiful, beautiful card.

  19. Posted January 25, 2008 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous card!

  20. Posted January 25, 2008 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Wow this is just gorgeous! I love the colors, the sparkle, the ribbon – everything!

  21. Posted January 25, 2008 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  22. Posted January 26, 2008 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    Wow….stunning creation, Jenn!! I love it all!!

  23. Kat
    Posted January 26, 2008 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    what size is this card? it’s great…

  24. Charlene Austin (SCS - Willow01)
    Posted January 27, 2008 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I am in LOVE with your card!!

  25. Posted January 28, 2008 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    This is sooo beautiful! I love it! Beautiful! TFS. Take care, 🙂

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