Friday, February 20, 2015

You are Loved

Here's a super cute image from Sweet Pea Artist Sandra Caldwell.  This wonderful image is called Old Lady Love Letter.    I used a combo of red and greens on her so I translated that onto the card itself.  I hope I managed to do that without it looking anything like Christmas.  I added a simple sentiment from Cosmo Cricket "You are Loved."

Here's a close up of the image, currently available in Digi Stamp format at the Sweet Pea store!
 
Here's a fun secret (well, guess it's not much of a secret now, is it?)--Sandra Caldwell drew me a stamp just for my 5th anniversary!!  Can you believe that?  How sweet is that!!  She made me the cutest image to celebrate my 5 years of seizure free life.  I have already made a wonderful card from it and I will be sharing it with you all on the 28th!!
 
 
What is your favorite card size?  I seem to be migrating more to the 6x6 size, but I often find it hard to get envelopes.  Or, the envelopes are exactly 6x6, so anything bulky won't go in the envie.  It often makes me trim down a 6x6 card a 1/4 or so to ensure it's going to fit in the envelope when finished.
 
Have you checked the winner list?  there's lots of goodies and I haven't heard from all the winners on there, if you name is in BOLD letters, I haven't gotten an email, drop me a line with either your email or your address. When I get your info, I change your name into blue.

63 comments:

Jean Bullock said...

Cute card. I don't think it looks Christmasy. My favorite card size is A2, followed by A4. I generally make rectangular cards. The largest I have ever made was 8.5 by 10". I made it for a friend who has vision problems, so I made everything giant so she could see it.

Marjeta said...

My cards are of different sizes , depending on the images of that use . But mostly doing 11x17cm large cards , namely because of the size of the envelopes .

Marjeta

KarinsArtScrap said...

lovely card Holley.
Gr Karin

Melody Strahan said...

My favorite size is 2.5x3.5 inches. I make a TON of ATCs! I make whatever I feel like for greeting cards though. A friend gave me a huge box of blank envelopes and they are all different sizes and shapes. I did recycle the largest ones though as I didn't have paper big enough to fit them. lol

I really like this little lady in today's image. She's cute. I don't think the card is Chrismas-y either. It is pretty cute though!

vinita jain said...

Beautiful creation, lovely image with beautiful coloring and love to see the gift image on 28th!
My cards are almost of various sizes, depending on my need and creativity and hand delivered to all my friends and relatives in a plastic pouch, so need of envelop:)

stamping sue said...

Oh, she is such a sweet old lady sad sack! love it!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

stamping sue said...

oooops! forgot to tell you my favorite/go to size for cards --- note card size --- a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card folded in half.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Holly Young said...

oh this is so cute Holley! I love the little banner, and your coloring is great. I can't wait to see the image Sandra drew for your anniversary. How very nice of her, and such a special gift! You should check out my video on envelopes for your hard to fit cards! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnw_DxA4bkU

lora said...

Oh, the image is cute! Your colouring is gentle so much! Love the papers you used here - all is fine!
As for me I love the card sized 4x6 imches - not too big thou.

Larisa said...

Oh, the image is so funny. I love your colouring..
The cards are always so good, and my favourite size is 6x6..

riliska said...

What a sweet image! And I adore all the amazing texture you've used!

cebelica said...

Beautiful card. And even though you used red and green colour combination it doesn't look Christmassy. :)
I usually make 6x6 cards as well. But mine are always bulky, because I like to used lots of flowers and ofther embellishments. They never fit in a regular envelope. I either have to get a big(ger) padded envelope or a box to mail them out.
Have a great day!

Dar Bassie-Cripps said...

How lovely that someone drew a stamp just for you. Its so nice when someone thinks of you, isn't it? Both the stamp and the card are lovely! I am still too new at making cards to know what my favorite size is.

L. Kent said...

I do A2, don't think I've ever tried making a 6 X 6! Sometimes the size depends on the cutting file I make and the size of the paper.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, how fabulous that Sandra made you your own stamp - can't wait to see it! Your card today is lovely - such a sweet image! As for my favourite card size, I use A2 for my CAS cards and 6x6 for my embellished cards. Wishing you a joyful day!

Conie Fong said...

This is just way to adorable! And I can't wait to see the card you made using the image Sandra created for you!!!

Glennis said...

Aren't you lucky to have your own stamp - what an honour.
I like making 6x6, but mostly do a2

Linda Simpson said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the cute image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

barbara macaskill said...

How cute!! I love this image!! I would use it to send my BFF who is always there for me a card! My favorite size cards to make are A2, 5 x 7 and 6 x 6. Although, often I will make different size cards and then make my own envelopes so they fit. Can't wait to see the image that was made just for you!

Gail Behrle said...

Great card. Love the colors and the embellishments. How exciting to have your own stamp! Congratulations. I can't wait to see it. What a great honor. I usually make 6x6 or A2 cards. I have a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Maker so I can make envelopes to fit any size card - fat or thin.

VIRGINIA MONTAGNA said...

Nice card. Love the image. My favorite card size is A2.
Virginia Montagna

Lucie H said...

Your card is very sweet. My favorite full size card is 4x5.5. I love making ATCs too.

Laine said...

I love this Holley. The image is so endearing.
Laine
xx

Vickie Kertz said...

I usually do 4 1/4 x 5 1\2. I really need to get out of my rut. I have an envelope board punch so making an envelope can make any size card work.

Kathy said...

Love the card! I like larger card sizes. I bought a bunch of David Tutera card blanks on close out that are 5.5x5.5. They fit great in a 6 inch square envelope. I've also been using a lot of 5x7 and 6x6 cards.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I usually stick to either A2 or A4. Anything else makes it hard to find envelopes. This is another adorable card. TFS

Avril Ann said...

My favourite size at the moment is the 7 x 7 inch square card, not too big, nor too little...loving you card hun, as always you add such fabulous detail xxx

jackie preval said...

a lovely card esp the heartborder. look forward to seeing your celebration stamp and I do most sizes but A6 mainly
jackiep

Anonymous said...

Hello Holley, what an adorable card, love the image. Love the heart and the bunting looks fabulous my favorite card size would be A2 as well.

Chrissy xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Sweet card, love the bunting! Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Holley this is a gorgeous card. My favourite card size is 8" x 8" there is so much room to be crafty. Hugs Jackie

Andree said...

A fabulous card Holley and not at all Christmassy. The image is adorable and I love the hearts and the bunting.
You are so lucky to have your own image designed by Sandra, I can't wait for the reveal.
I love using square cards, anything from 6" to 8". I always cut them down slightly so I can add dimension and they will still fit in the envelope. I often put the envelope underneath when I'm laying out my card to make sure everything will fit x

Susan T. said...

Great idea to use green. I wouldn't have thought of that for a heart, but it looks great. Still a traditionalist- I like to use the 4 1/4x5 1/2 - probably because the envelopes are readily available.

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card Holley x

the Purple One said...

Haha...omgosh she is cute! I like the green too!

Susan Slomski said...

She is very cute and no, it don't look like Christmas. My favorite size card is A2.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Super cute card. Both the embossed heart and the banner looks cool. I am so excited to see your card using the new stamp. I usually go for 5 "x 5" and 4 1/2 x 6.

SHartl said...

This card just makes me giggle! As for card size, I make mostly A2 cards so they can fit into regular envelopes. Not too big or too small!

Angelicnwa said...

Cute Card! I am a A2 size card person. I like that I can make the most cards out of a piece of card-stock since I do so many.

Angelicnwa said...

Cute Card! I am a A2 size card person. I like that I can make the most cards out of a piece of card-stock since I do so many.

LChippy76 said...

The LOVE Letter is Soooo S W E E T !!! Colors & Embellishments are Great !!! Size 5" x 7" for Me.
Anxious to see your Card from your NEW Stamp!!!

Kaye Greening said...

love Granny.. as far as card sized I use an A5 card folded in half. 10cm x 15cm. if the card is too big for the envelopes I have, then I make one.

kaye G

Carol Ann Freed said...

Oh How Sweet, she must have been thinking of me, when she made that image! Felt the need to make you all smile! I make mostly A2's. Unless I'm in a swap and they request another size. Blessing

L. Tagg said...

This little bee is so cute! My favorite card size is 5" x 7"...I don't know why. ..it just seems like it is just the right size for me

L. Tagg said...

This little bee is so cute! My favorite card size is 5" x 7"...I don't know why. ..it just seems like it is just the right size for me

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a cute Image. this is so cute. I love that you have a stamp made just for you. That is just too cool. And I can wait to see it. I usually stay in the 4X6 area... But really I do move around it because sometimes it depends on the stamp or other things you want to use on the card.

Karenladd said...

Oooh, love that pretty heart doily and this adorable stamp! I also can't wait to see your personalized stamp and project!! I generally make A2 cards but also sometimes make square ones or long cards. Don't usually make really large cards though...too hard to mail!

jane stillman said...

Love this card. Fab heart and image and nothing like Christmas at all!! lol xx

Tracy Welham said...

Cute card! Love the colours. My cards tend to grow as I make them, I have an idea of size in my head but they always end up bigger! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Kate M said...

Love this sweet little lady - great colour combination - lovely design!
xx

Natalie said...

lovely card, Holley.
i make more and more square cards, the will fit into a 6x6 envelope, so the card is 5,5x5,5 (less or more).
my standard card size is still DIN A5 folded, So the folded card is appr. 6x4. It's a standard size and goes through the mail without problems and quite cheap.
square cards through german mail cost more than double.

Shelley said...

I adore that little woman! I usually pick an envelope out of my envelope drawer and then make the card to fit. I have all sizes of envys. Hint - Go to any card shop after any major holiday (Xmas, Easter, Valentines etc) and ask if they have any envys to give away and you may just walk away with a sizeable box full. They send back the unsold cards, but not the envelopes. I have two large dresser drawers full of multi colored, multi sized envelopes.

Janie Boots said...

How cool is that!!! I actually don't have a favourite size it happens to be whatever strikes my fancy at the time. 😊

Pat said...

Love Sandra's images. I won a 5x7 framed art colored by her of a long time ago. Have it in my craft room to inspire me.
I like to make 6x6 cards, unless I'm mailing them out-too much postage! So I usually end up making the 4-1/4x5-1/2 standard note card size.

Audrey R in Austin said...

Hi Holley - I still use the standard A2 size. But now with envelope makers, you can make any size envelope, so you shouldn't feel limited if you want to use the 6x6 size. You can make the envelopes if they are hard to find.

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card Holley... nice image... I do not have any specific size... Till now, I do not frequently send the cards that I make,.... So I have no idea about the envelopes.. or the cards that I have sent, I've used the bubble mailer...

ionabunny said...

Card size usually depends on the image I am using. I do like making square cards. I have a lot of 14cm square envelopes so that's always a favourite choice. Hugz

Stacy H-W said...

This card is adorable Holley!! That is such a crazy sweet image! Regarding card size, I tend to lean towards A2 currently.

Laila B. said...

Hi Holley...I tend to do 6x6 cards!!! ;)

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely. I tend to stick to the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size.

DJ said...

Most of mine are 51/2 x 41/4

Lyn Christian said...

Fun coloring...looks like I feel today.

bissecat said...

Wow what colors i like ant crazy image.I like .I like do cards big usually 6x6 sekä greater majority 25cm by 25 cm.I kike big.