Wednesday, March 1, 2017

guest designing at the heart desires #10

I had a blast the past couple months, creating entries for the beautiful challenges over at The Heart Desires. This month, for Challenge #10, I get to join the talented gals over there as guest designer. "Be still my heart" I thought when I saw all this lovely map goodness. I can seriously lose myself for hours in maps...

Which immediately brought to mind a card I'd created a long time ago for my hubby. Isn't it cool to personalize a card to include a special spot on this earth? I love this design for wedding or anniversary or plain ol' love cards. I went ultra CAS for today's card which also features a heart die cut from a map.

I die cut the letters using PTI Headline Alpha and adhered them. Die cut the hearts with Amuse Heart Trio die. And added a wooden arrow I painted with gold nail polish. A strip of washi adds a little punch at the bottom, bringing in the black dots of the cities on the map.

Thanks to the THD team for having me and I can't wait to see their projects!

On a personal note - as I write up this post I am waiting to depart for MI. My wonderful Mom is having serious health problems and I don't know what to expect or when I will be returning. So it'll be quiet around here for awhile. FYI. Positive thoughts are appreciated :)


  1. This is such a cool design Maria. LOVE the idea of personalizing a special place on a map. You are always so creative.

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Have a safe trip and I'm sending positive vibes across the miles to her and to you. xx

  2. Super cool CAS card ! Loved it to the bits..

    Wishing your Mom a good health.

  3. CAS perfection and love this unique card x

  4. Super trendy, modern COOL, FUN and inspiring!!! I can see this in a card magazine!!!! (SO TRUE!!!) Congrats on winning the challenge and guest designing Maria! (Prayers your way too)...LOVE this card design so VERY VERY much - Hugs Kimberly

  5. Love incorporating maps into crafts (and home decor) and your card is awesome!
    Thinking of you and your family!

  6. Yep, I have a crush for maps (and ledger papers) too. Wonderful card, Maria... that's what one can always expect from you!
    Wishing and praying for a speedy recovery and sending positive vibes!

  7. Sweet card! Prayers for safe travels for you and health for your mom!

  8. Wonderful card, Maria! The thought of personalizing with a map is so special! Safe travels, and prayers for your mom's health and wisdom and strength for you!

  9. Deliciously CAS and so sweet, Maria ... a delight! Prayers and good thoughts for you all still. Hugs, Anita :)


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