Monday, January 25, 2010

Heartily Yours Blog Hop!

Hello, my lava-lies!!! Welcome to the "Heartily Yours" hop!
Today's card was inspired by a gift from my roommate in college, she bought me a lava lamp for my birthday freshman year! Well, that was a huge deal because we'd just met and I sure couldn't afford to buy anyone a lava lamp as a student, plus it was just so darn cool!! (Needless to say, we are still friends after all these years.) :) Since she has a birthday near Valentine's day every year it's fun to send her a birthday card with a heart theme. I colored this one the same as my real lamp except for the one little red heart, then die cut some nestabilities hearts from Ocean Mist to match, sponging them with a little aqua ink while the die as still in place really makes them pop and adds lots of dimension like those lava blobs bubbling up! I used this funky undulating pattern DP from Basic Grey Offbeat, and a notebook print from Cosmo Cricket's Boyfriend pack, I love this for stamping a greeting on (so I've just been using it in strips to get more mileage out it!!) plus stamped a few little hearts below to look like doodles. Other cardstock is Black Onyx, Lipstick Red, and Glossy White. For a finishing touch, my card needed something but I wasn't really feelin' any of my embellishments or ribbons with this theme, so I used a skinny strip of black I trimmed off my mat, curled it around a pencil and then attached to my lamp as a cord. I likey! :)


Now, it's your turn! Please hop over to Gina's blog to add the direct link to your blog post showcasing Nina's Heartily Yours and Heartily Yours Additions stamp sets in the Mister Linky Box. Gina will have a special prize for the one link that she chooses out of all the participating bloggers - check out her blog for the details.


Nina is offering a FREE download on her blog. However, she is asking for donations, if you would like to contribute, to help the earthquake victims of Haiti. All proceeds will go towards a worthwhile charity, The Children's Hunger Fund. More info can be found on her blog.

Have a lava-ly day!!!!!!!!!!

14 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh now this is totally LAVA-LY AND GROOVY!!!!! I love the notebook paper design!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, this is so cool! Love that you showed the versatility of the set by making a birthday card!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Such a cute layout! Love the cord!

Giovana said...

Love your card Melanie!

joy said...

What a REALLY, REALLY fun card! I sure your roomie will love it! I love the colors!

Randi said...

I was working on a card that has this image and that cord is just too stinkin' cute!!

Betty Neville said...

Great card Melanie! Love your "cord"
idea! I too, had a lamp like this when I was young - turquoise as well!

NinaB said...

That paper goes so well with the lava lamp and sentiments. Groovy card!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

That card is TOTALLY groovy, man! :)

Donna said...

What a laval-ly card! I used this image to send a Valentine to my son. He's really into retro things. Thanks for the inspiration!

EileenMV said...

Very cute card!

Donna said...

How fun! Good memories - love the ledger paper!

Jessica said...

How perfect, Melanie! I LOVE this Lava lamp and your take on it is perfect!!

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