When I Followed My Heart

I had a little bit of time to pull a card together for the 2 Sketches 4 You Challenge this week.  Guess who the sponsor is?  Yep, JustRite Stampers.  It’s an excellent sketch and the challenge runs until Saturday, January 30th.  I hope you’ll join in and submit a card.  Psst. . . . I heard the winner will be the envy of all because word is they’ll win the whole Botanicals stamps set with wood blocks.   Just sayin’!   Be sure to stop by the 2 Sketches 4 You site for all the rules.
I decided to make another valentines card; I love the punch of red and white.  From JustRite Stamps I pulled two newly released sets, JB09060 Decorative 2" Square Borders and JB-09720 Romantic Sentiments.  The sketch called for a squarish panel so I decided to use the AllDeco Punch again.  (Yikes, I got lots of emails about this last time and I have looked for the ordering information and am coming up empty handed.  Several have found references to AllDeco just by googling.)  On top of my punched out rounded square I used Spellbinders™ Classic Squares LG #4 and Spellbinders™ Classic Squares SM #4.   For the sentiment I used two EK Success punches, 1.5" and 1.25".   On the bottom of the card I used Spellbinders™ Jumbo Scalloped Borderabilities Petite.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite – JB09060 Decorative 2" Square Borders, JB-09720 Romantic Sentiments
Paper:  The Paper Company
Ink:  Colorbox Pigment – Cranberry
Accessories:  Spellbinders Jumbo Scalloped Borderabilities Petite, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG #4, Spellbinders Classic Squares SM #4, EK Success Papershapers 1 1/2" Punch, EK Success Papershapers 1 1/4" Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, AllDeco Elegant Spring Punch, Pearls, Buttons, Ribbon, Lace, Martha Stewart Heart and Heart Border Punch

On the inside I used a Martha Stewart Heart Punch and Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch.  The heart sits on top of a Spellbinders™ Classic Circles LG and Spellbinders™ Classic Circles SM.

Fun sketch, I hope you’ll try too.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  • Sharon (notimetostamp)January 27, 2010 - 10:27 am

    So pretty, Becca! That red and white and your layers are so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.January 27, 2010 - 10:42 am

    As usual, absolutely gorgeous!! I found the AllDeco punch at craftownhobbylandUSA.com. I purchased a holder and one cartridge and received it without any problems, although I must confess I have not used it yet! Perhaps your wonderful creation will inspire me to get it out and create something with it!!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene GabrielJanuary 27, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Becca, this so so gorgeous. I love all the details you put into your creations. The red and white is so striking. I just love the hearts on the inside too. TFSReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJanuary 27, 2010 - 10:55 am

    This is just stunning, and love that punch.ReplyCancel

  • americaJanuary 27, 2010 - 11:08 am

    BE STILL MY HEART!!! WOW!!!! Lovin’ this creation too, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenJanuary 27, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Becca –

    This is just so lovely and I adore the sentiment. Wonderful project.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • SabineJanuary 27, 2010 - 11:38 am

    This is an awesome card,Becca! I still would like to purchase this punch, but I think they don’t ship to Canada!I tried before….
    I have never seen this punch or brand in Canada.
    Have a lovely dayReplyCancel

  • KimJanuary 27, 2010 - 11:46 am

    Love this card, its beautiful

    Alldeco punches can be found at craft town hobby land. I purchased mine and the punch came in the mail very quick.ReplyCancel

  • Diane JaquayJanuary 27, 2010 - 11:56 am

    Stunningly beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • FemyJanuary 27, 2010 - 12:39 pm

    Becca, another amazing creation as always.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey SchaferJanuary 27, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    wowzers…so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon HarnistJanuary 27, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, Becca — love the red & white color theme!ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsJanuary 27, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Your card is absolutely beautiful :o)
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • DoniJanuary 27, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Wow that’s gorgeous! Beautiful job Becca! Have a wonderful week!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 27, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Such a pretty card. Love the red and white.
    You’re ROCKIN’ those spellbinders. LOVE IT!!!!!

    Hope all is well,

  • Laura DavisJanuary 27, 2010 - 2:51 pm

    Stunning! & again you bow is divine :D
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  • Jane TJanuary 27, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    You amaze me! I have never seen anything but the most beautiful art from you. Wish you lived near me so I could watch you create your art. You are truly an artist.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy MartinJanuary 27, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    Wow! Beautiful! Love both your cards! Happy you could join us at 2S4Y! :) KathyReplyCancel

  • sanaraJanuary 27, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    Becca…this is just beautiful. I really enjoy your ribbon treatments…the frill/lace you often put with a ribbon. Becca, do you use a ribbon tying accessory (forks, bowdabra etc>?)ReplyCancel

  • Lea LawsonJanuary 27, 2010 - 6:26 pm

    This is simply gorgeous! That velvet bow is so fabulous….love it! Great job with Laura’s sketch!


  • Sue (Australia)January 27, 2010 - 6:56 pm


  • Tracy McAlisterJanuary 27, 2010 - 7:29 pm

    The sentiment is just beautiful along with the creation of you card. Fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 28, 2010 - 4:32 am

    Another beautiful card Becca. Thank goodness for decorative punches, they always add a elegant touch. Love that sentiment. TFS!!! :DReplyCancel

  • BirdJanuary 28, 2010 - 5:06 am

    Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • AnneJanuary 28, 2010 - 5:39 am

    Becca! Another stunner! You never cease to amaze!

    Love the red and white.

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • WhiteRacoonJanuary 28, 2010 - 6:53 am

    Simply gorgeous! No color-splashes, no needless flowers, nothing wrong! Just two lovely colors and so many wonderful details!
    The velvet bow is terrific! I love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJanuary 28, 2010 - 11:07 am

    Simply gorgeous! No other words. :o)ReplyCancel

  • EmilyJanuary 28, 2010 - 11:39 am

    How elegant! Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJanuary 28, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    LOVE THE CARD wish i could find those punches. i really like them, you did a real good job with the layout.

  • SylviaJanuary 28, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    You just leave me speechless. This is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be this creative. Thanks so very much for sharing all your great talents.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)January 28, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    Absolutely Stunning Becca!


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • cherylnJanuary 29, 2010 - 10:05 am

    Absolutely stunning in every way!! You are extraordinarily talented!!!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 30, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    so very pretty, that punch is so pretty, love your layering and the lace with the velvet ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • LatishaFebruary 5, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Hi there!!
    Love this…
    sigh, red and white is just a perfect color combination