Favorite Things Challenge: Love-Inspired Nails

We are already on Day 8 of the favorite things challenge - it's going by so fast! Today's challenge is Hearts/Love. Okay, I have to level with you. This mani turned out to be far more time-consuming than it should have been considering how simple it was supposed to be. I decided to just show  the original mani as it was intended to be instead of the overdone disaster it turned into. It's simply too hideous and I like you all too much to subject your eyes to such a thing. Let me just say that...it got away from me. I am one of those people who struggles with leaving well enough alone. Right after these photos were taken I had the brilliant idea to take out my dotting tool...it was bad. Oh, well. Best laid plans and all that jazz... For this design I used Nails, Inc. Gatwick, a really pretty tomato red matte cream. For the "Love" stamp I used BM plate 09.