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I {Heart} you!

Well, Fat Tuesday is coming to a close. 
Did you celebrate it up in style?
We went all crazy here and had brownie ice cream sundaes for dessert!
Yes, we are wild people here, I know :o)

Tonight I have a layout that took forever to make.
And my fingers are still sore.
I am using the challenges from
Frosted Designs - brads / eyelets
Bird Is The Word - The word "Heart"

My papers are Basic Grey. I used my Cricut to cut the heart. Then I spent FOREVER putting all those 
little brads around the edge of it. Everything else on this LO came from my embellie drawer. 
It is all stuff I have had forever, little odds and ends left over from other projects.
I am determined to use up the stuff I have on hand!!
The only new items on the page is the little white clothes pin on the edge of the photo,
and the K&Co die cut that is under the line of embellishments!

Want to see how many brads that took???
Well, this is how many brads I started with

The Fabulous Friday Challenge over at Frosted Designs is all about using up what you have.
So I got out all my white brads and dumped them on the plate. 
I even sorted the white ones out of all those red/white/blue combos packs I have had for a while.
I used all but about 20 of these brads!!

Please be sure to stop by Bird is the word and Frosted Designs 
to check out the fun challenges going on.
Have a great week!


  1. Great job. Love all the flowers and the brads and buttons on the heart!

  2. WOW! I need to know how long it took you do put all those brads on this layout! This is FABULOUS! I love your design and all the elements. I have to say it again....WOW!

  3. Wow Anita!!!! I love what you've done with those brads!!! I know the time involved to do something like that and its well worth it! So glad to see you playing along with the challenges and looking forward to working with you on Frosted Designs!

  4. Holy Anita!! I LOOVE The heart made out of brads! I can't imagine how long that must've taken!! It's a gorgeous layout!!

  5. Such a wonderful project, I love the use of embellishments on it.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week with our challenge of brads/eyelets, I hope you come back and play again!!

    Erin Reed

  6. Hello!
    I see your layout on FD... Wow! a lot of brads, lovely colors, you did an amazing creation. GREAT job!

  7. Awesome. Love the background and the heart just pops. Perfect for this challenge. Thanks for joining in at BITW.

  8. such a lovely lo. and I really like your blog setup which allows for nice large photos

  9. I really like this!! its so cool!! thanks for joining us at BITW

  10. Anita - this is exquisitely beautiful work!!!