Always on my Mind

Happy hot Thursday!  Just as toasty today as it was yesterday...not fun...
It's hard to put a card together when things slip out of your sweaty hands...or all the little paper frays stick to you...ugh...
But I muscled through it all...walked away a few times but came back to finish my card :)
This is my first time ever using Kraft cardstock!  I've never had any in my stock so I always just skipped over that option.  Well, I was rummaging through some of the garage sale goodies I got recently and what do you know!  Kraft!  I wasn't totally sure if I would like using it on my card...but it's so fabulous!  I love the brown and pink together!
I brought back my beloved Saturated Canary images for this card.  It's been so long since I used one!  Ok not really...maybe a week or so :)  But I was having withdrawals!
This is the sweet Canary Love image.  I've colored her in with my colored pencils and added lots and lots of glitter to everything!  I printed the birdie twice and cut one of them out so I could mount it with dimensional tape so it stuck out on the page.  Love it!
The roses are cut from the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  I love making these roses!  Rolling them up, watching them bloom, bending and softening the petals, adding glitter...a gem in the much fun!  Paper roses are about the only flowers I get to enjoy right now in my little apartment, so I get a little more joy out of making them than I probably should :)
See those sweet little hearts under the roses?  That's what I have been doing with a lot of my paper scraps!  I figure, I'm hanging onto these itty bitty pieces of paper...I should have a plan for them :)  So I have been using my little heart punch and punching out as many as I can from the scraps, then adding about 4 layers of plain white or black cardstock.  It makes them super durable and almost button-like.  So fun!

The cute sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Seriously love the sentiments they come up with.  There is always a perfect one to go with every card! 

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Sweet Sunday Sketch #161
    Bitten by the Bug 2-Rose Challenge
    Little Red Wagon #138-Get Krafty
    Paper Crafting Journey-Feeling Krafty
    Stampin Sisters in Christ #144-Create Something that Reflects You (I think this whole card reflects me.  I love glitter, birds are always so sweet and remind me of my mom (massive bird lover there!), I explained my love for roses above, and I always have everyone I love on my mind.  Being so far away from my family and all the wonderful friends I made living in Seattle, and rarely hearing from them has been tough but I always have them on my mind and love them just the same.)

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  1. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  2. Lovely card. Great image. Your roses are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  3. this is such a darling little card, and your roses are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at BBTB2.

  4. Super cute layout and I adore Saturated Canary images. Fabulous job on the roses. thanks for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

  5. What a super cute card! I love the Saturated Camary image, so cute she is. Love that you pop dotted the bird, love the dimension. Your roses are just grand and love the little hearts. I also love the color combo of your card and yay for you in using Kraft card stock. Thanks for joining the rose challenge at BBTB2 ;-)

  6. sweet sweet card, great image, thanks so much for joining the BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

  7. Sweet and very well done...thanks for joining us at BBTB2

  8. Emily

    What a great card! I'm with you, I love Krista Smith's images. They are so much fun and she is adding more all the time! I've never made paper roses (if I make a flower it's with ribbon) but your are so sweet and I love how you used your paper scraps to make the hearts. I'll need to use some of my scraps that way! Thanks for joining us this week at SSiC.

  9. Such a pretty combination of this gorgeous digis and the beautiful roses. Everything is so pretty together. Great touch to add the little doily corners. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  10. Very pretty! Love the sweet image! Your roses are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  11. Beautiful card,love the image and your pretty roses.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  12. Great layout! Cute image! And I LOVE those roses! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at SSiC!

  13. So glad you entered our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ and so glad I was able to stop by. I love roses too! :) And your card is gorgeous and a masterpiece! Thanks for coming alongside us this week in our challenge!

  14. This is so lovely! I love how your incorporated the roses with your sweet image. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!


  15. What a super-pretty card! I love your roses and all of your details. Thank you for sharing with us at BBTB2.


  16. Great first time using kraft cardstock! Love how you tied in the kraft color with the ribbon and in your image. And the handmade flowers are a perfect accent! =) Thanks for joining us for our Feeling Krafty challenge at PCJ! ~Christy

  17. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  18. Thank you for entering our Kraft challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

    I have some Blog Candy on my blog if you are interested!