Monday, December 31, 2012


I'm bacccccck! It has been quite a while with the renovations and Christmas. Glad to be here.

I'm glad to get back to stamping so I can honor Sabrina aka Cook22 as Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers. I am on a DT with Sabrina and I see her awesome creations every week. She has over 2000 cards in her gallery so I had no trouble finding something to case. I chose her Baroque Christmas and loved it. I decided it is time to make a few Valentine cards so this is what I came up with.

I embossed my image with silver powder and punched out a heart to hang.

I'm entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Anything Goes

 Hope everyone is looking forward to a special New Year's Eve. My hubby went out of town today and I'm hoping he returns in time to celebrate with a dinner out. Have a fabulous 2013.

Stamps-BasicGrey Insignia Stamps, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Love Remains (sentiment)
Paper-Stampin'Up! cherry cobbler and Kraft cardstock, black cs from Hobby Lobby, DP is Bo-Bunny back to back basics/Love Letters Air Mail
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Martha Stewart lace scallop heart punch, VersaMark Dazzle, Zing opaque finish silver embossing powder, Mark Richards silver metal brad


Theresa's Studio said...

Lovely card! Love the design. Happy New Year!

Carol L said...

This is so pretty! I just love the postage stamp background along with this pretty red heart and silver flourish! A great case!
Happy New Year my friend!!

Hussena said...

What a lovely card Benzi!..I love the way you have embossed the flourish & the pretty heart at the end of it..:)

Wishing you & your family a very "Happy New Year" :)

Marisa said...

Yeah, a Benzi card :) LOve the heart and the flourish. Happy New Year's Eve to you!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card as always and Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

Sonia said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous embossed stamped:)
I wish you a fantastic 2013 my dearest friend:)
Big big hug,

Time to be creativ said...

Hallo Brenda,
schön, das du wieder da bist. Deine Herzkarte zu Vanlentinstag sieht wunderschön aus, ein tolles modernes Design.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Bonnie said...

So good to see you back creating! Love this heart. It's one of the prettiest!

JD/ Jill said...

Sweet card! Thank you for the nice comments on my blog, and Happy New Year to you...too...Blessings, Jill

Colleen Dietrich said...

Good to see you back, Benzi! Bet it felt good to get crafty again. Love the 'whooshing' heart.

NanaConnie said...

Welcome back, my friend! I love that heart punch -- one of my favorites. The sentiment is just wonderful. So nice to see you posting again. :-D

Maria said...

So good to see you back with lovely creations! I love the design of this card! Fabulous embossing with great interest flowing to the lovely heart! I believe I have that heart punch, also. I must get it out for Valentine cards!:-) Take care and have a wonderful week, hugs!

Julie said...

Welcome back Brenda! This Valentine card is beautiful! Love the embossing and background pattern! My husband just finished renovating my craft space. Hopefully I'll get some time to stamp soon!

Audrey Hiltke said...

Yes - you are back and I'm a bit late to the party LOL!!! Still, you knew I'd show up :). This card is a gorgeous creation Benzi - I love LOVE it.

Lynne in NI said...

Valentine's Day will be here before we know it! Gorgeous card, that's a fabulous swirly image, looks great with your heart. Hope DH made it back in time to take you out!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh I am trying to get in the swing and caught up myself! Been sick so my makes fortunately were already done! Sorry for my delay in stoping by!

I love this this heart! I finally found it after a year of searching. Gorgeous embossing!