Much Love Card

Much Love Card

What Did I Create This Week?

Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends! February has arrived, which means it’s the season of Romance, Valentine’s and Love across the blogosphere and at Create With Joy!

I knew that the Challenge Blogs would be all a-flutter with creative challenges designed to make Cupid’s arrow soar – challenges inviting you to create projects in your prettiest pink and red papers – projects filled with hearts and sweet sentiments – challenges designed to spark love and romance – and I couldn’t wait to delve in!

I started by digging through the paper stash and fell in love with this happy, colorful and shabby textured paper from Sassafras’s Serendipidty line called Flying Dutchwoman.

Much Love Card - Supplies

Here are a few of the supplies I used to make this card. – including one of my favorite heart stamps, a few of my oldest inks and a never before used tool that I fell in love with – perfect for this week’s creative challenges!

Next I went digging through my stamps to find the perfect hearts and sentiments. I ended up incorporating 2 sets of stamps and coordinating inks from Close To My Heart.

I chose everything on this card – the stamps, the flowers, the grosgrain and patterned ribbons – and the distressing and sponging techniques – to play up the textured aspects of the patterned paper. I added black cardstock and ribbon to tone down the pattern a bit, and black brads and black and red gems for a little extra pop.

During the midst of this card-making session, Magellan – one of my crafty Maine Coon cats – came tearing across my workspace, eager to help out in any way he could.

Much Love - Magellan 1

Of course, Magellan was a tad more enthusiastic about playing with the ribbons – sampling the flowers – and gluing down embellishments than I would have liked – and not quite as helpful as he thought!

Thankfully , Tsunami is a more peaceful counterpart. To see what he’s up to, visit today’s Wordless Wednesday party!

Do you have a crafty companion by your side? Is he more like Magellan or Tsunami in your workspace?

Now it’s your turn to inspire us with your creativity! What’s inspiring you this week? What have you created? Be sure to share your latest creations with us at one of our weekly parties!

Inspire Me Monday

Friendship Friday

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to see what’s on my work desk this week!


Creative Art Challenges

Are you ready to jump-start your creativity? Here’s this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges to inspire you (organized alphabetically by Theme or Anything Goes!)

Theme Challenges

Muse Card Club Photo

Pinspirational Challenge

The Pink Elephant Challenge

Shabby Tea Room 145 - I Heart You

Monday Mood Board 7

Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges

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  1. Eliza says:

    He is one handsome boy Magellan and what a great collection of goodies to play with you are going to get some wonderful Valentines creations from this lot. Happy WOYWW

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 21

  2. I enjoyed your card and loved your stories about your furbabies. Our Oreo is peaceful and enthusiastic at different times! Your cats are so gorgeous!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@3

  3. Jeanne Kupsh says:

    Sadly, I don’t have a cat-sistant to help out in my stamp room! *sad face* But they are such rascals when you do!! Lovely Valentine card! Have a great week and God bless!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #9

  4. ~Jo~ says:

    What a gorgeous card!!! I love the beautiful shabby distressed hearts… and I love the overall design of the card. You did a fantastic job and I’m so happy that you got to play with your sponge for the first time on this project, and more so, that you loved it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo’s Funday Friday challenges!
    ♥ Jo’s Scrap Shack ♥

  5. Dewi says:

    All a beautiful! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Lots of Layers

  6. Carmen says:

    What a gorgeous kitty. I think I would put up with any chaos for such a handsome crafty companion 🙂 Mine is my 2 year old boy – talk about whirlwind – stuff just flies everywhere when he is about!

    I have never seen that tool before – I am intrigued now – what do you do with it? Is that a sponge on the end?

    Carmen x #53

  7. Pauline says:

    This is a gorgeous card, such a fabulous design – I love your little helper!
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator’s Crafts.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look –

  8. Great fun, help and hindrance going on there today.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  9. Diane Hover says:

    Beautiful card…love the designs, the colors, all of it…and also your “crafty” kitty…I have one of those myself! Thank you for joining us at “The Shabby Tea Room” for our “I {heart} you” challenge!
    Diane TSTR DT

  10. Sharyn Polesel says:

    Very pretty card! Love those wonderful hearts and your fun paper. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  11. Esther says:

    Love your creation and the colours used are simply striking and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays 🙂 -Esther

  12. Lena says:

    Your card is lovely. Fun layout and vibrant colours – perfect for Valentine 🙂
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT
    Lena’s Creations

  13. bev says:

    stunning card Thanks for joining in with our flower power challenge over at Polkadoodles

  14. Mary Marsh says:

    pretty card – I am your blog neighbor on Party Time Tuesdays

  15. Nikka Geers says:

    What a great card. I love those old Close To My Heart stamps. I wish i had them. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  16. trisha too says:

    Magellan looks very helpful, indeed–I’ve had to banish our Daisy from the art room, she’s a little TOO helpful at times, and thinks all the things are hers . . .

    #67 this week
    with the finished chair and a chalkboard

  17. Virginia L. says:

    What a YUMMY and SWEET post! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  18. Mary Gourley says:

    gorgeous card – so funny that your cat tried to help you – our doggie tries that sometimes too – thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girls February Card Challenge – best of luck! Mary x

  19. Rachel Parys says:

    You are all set for Valentine’s Day!! Love all of your projects on here!!! Thanks for joining 7 Kids College Fund!!

  20. Your kitty looks quite comfy on your desk…mine lies on a blankie next to me on the floor. He slides off my lap as my knees have to be below my hips and therefore my lap slants…#56

  21. Sandy says:

    I love your card! The layers and hearts are fabulous! Love your kitty too! Looks like a great helper. Ha, ha.

    I’d Love for you to Visit My Blog

    • Create With Joy
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      One of Magellan’s favorite tricks is to come running with his toys right in the middle of my projects and to send everything scattering – you really have to craft with one eye watching for him!

      You sort of expect this when they are little – but he’s now over a year with no signs of slowing down (and a lot more “hulk” to send the supplies flying!)

  22. I love your card! Everything about it is well chosen and perfect for it with all the different patterns and textures. It is too much fun. Your furry helper, Magellan, is a sweetie. It is far more fun to chew on the ribbons and knock pieces of the card onto the floor than it is to glue them down nicely. Judy #79

    • Create With Joy
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      Thanks Judy! Usually Magellan watches but today he was FASCINATED by everything I was doing – particularly the cutting out of those little stamped hearts! I took several shots of him and those photos may actually be the focus of next week’s Wordless Wednesday – so if they are, you gals have gotten a preview! 🙂

  23. Sandie says:

    Wonderful selection of stamps and patterened. Thanks for joinimg us at Time out

  24. karin says:

    it’s a beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  25. Wendy Batchen says:

    Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  26. Wendy Batchen says:

    Oops, sorry I meant Sisters of Craft l0l

  27. Debbie B says:

    Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin’, your card is so lovely. Debbiex

  28. Lou Sims says:

    Fantastic romantic card which fits in perfectly with the “Romance” theme over at We Do Doobadoo Challenges . Lou (DT)

  29. nini says:

    wow , like it
    Thanks for playing with digistamp4joy card Fanny (DS4J DT)

  30. Nancy L. says:

    Love your card! I really love the paper and flower! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls this week…please come back again soon!

  31. Sarah T says:

    What a beautiful card!! Looks like you had some help making it. =) Love the added black with all the red. Great job! Thanks so much for joining us over at the 2 Cute Ink Valentines/Love challenge. Good luck in all the challenges. I hope you will come back and share your creativity with us!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  32. ~ginny says:

    I’m pleased you shared this project with us at Aud Sentiments! I really like what you have done with the black and red in your design. The real and visual texture is very interesting – the distressed look and the newsprint hearts anchored with the black brads is a really nice touch!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#124 – Valentine/Love Sentiment]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  33. Ardyth says:

    I love how you’ve taken inspiration from multiple sources to make this beautifully rich and meaningful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

  34. Lillian A says:

    Nice “love” card and perfect for our theme on Love To Scrap – thank you for entering.

  35. Cheri Weston says:

    Fantastic card! Love your “helper”…I have a “helper” too…much like Magellan.

  36. Denice B. says:

    A wonderfully thought out card…so glad you had a helper thru the process. Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps and good luck!

  37. Beth P says:

    I love your Maine Coon Cats! Magellan seems to be quite the rascal. I would love to have a Maine Coon Cat but DH can’t handle long hair cats with his allergies. So, I did the next best thing, I got a brown tiger cat, same coloring just short hair! 😀
    Your card is lovely, I especially like those hearts! Can you believe it is almost Valentine’s day already? It was just Christmas… time does fly when you are having fun 😀
    Beth P
    #76 WOYWW

  38. Allie says:

    Beautiful card, Joy! I love your hearts. Thanks for playing along with us at Heart2Heart!

  39. Sherri Dean says:

    Adorable card! Love the papers & the great design as well. Your cats are gorgeous! Mine usually leaves my workspace alone….unless I have the ribbon out & then all bets are off! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  40. Alexandra says:

    What a lovely Valentine card you made. So sweet and lovely. Beautiful stamps and such as well. Love your page. 🙂

  41. Mynn xx says:

    This is wonderful! LOVE the Valentine colors and that fun use of washi tape! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions & House of Cards! Hope you join us again soon! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  42. Majo says:

    This is such a lovely card! Love the Kitty! Thanks so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff!


  43. Annie says:

    Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday and for you lovely comments.
    I think we all love to have a furbaby in our crafting space. Mine is at my feet as I’m typing now 🙂
    Annie x # 15

  44. I really love those hearts! Amazing how you were able to combine ALL of those challenges and did it beautifully. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  45. Kim M. says:

    Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! 🙂

  46. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I love your Card! And, thanks for sharing all of the wonderful Challenges!

  47. Sue says:

    Wonderful card, I really like they heart stamps. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue – HIMCR DT

  48. Jackie C says:

    Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  49. Lori S says:

    Beautiful card and beautiful cat! We have a Maine Coon cat, but she is an outside kitty.

  50. Susan Stacey says:

    Lovely card and it looks like your cat is having lots of fun too.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts ‘Flower Power’ challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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