Friday, February 11, 2011

To My Valentine


Today's post is yet another short and sweet one ~ Here is the Valentine I am planning on giving to my hubby on Monday(at least, as of right now that is :) ).  I'm thinking, since we both have to work on Monday - like everyone else, I may just pack it in his lunchbox so he may find it whilst at work. . .


How I Made it:
Red Cardstock, silver sparkled cardstock, rosey wire edged ribbon, & stampendous Changito stamps

Thanks for tuning in!
Until next time,

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Yummy Hearts Challenge

Happy Superbowl Sunday!

Today's post features another Valentine's Day themed card I just finished. I've really been digging the Valentine theme this year! (I have a feeling I will be sad once the 14th comes and passes.) Anywho, I hadn't originally conceived this card to go towards a challenge, but have found that it will fit perfectly with The Paper Variety's challenge, which is,
Yummy Hearts!

I've been working on the layering concept of patterns/colors/stamping/etc. and while I have seen A LOT of fabulous cards around featuring the technique, I find myself still a bit overwhelmed when I try it on my own - though I am getting there! So as busy as it could be, I did my best to keep the card simple and on track with my Valentine theme.

Here's the Pictures:

How I made it:
Michaels dollar bin stamp in red on white cardstock
Bright red strip at bottom

For the red with hearts banner I used a glitter red paper and Recollections border punch (both from Michaels)
"Sweetheart" sentiment and hearts are Studio G clear stamps on a thin white cardstock strip

Hope you have enjoyed this sweet & simple card, would love to hear your thoughts on it too!

Until next time!


Also entering into: Paper Playtime: CH #37 "Use Cupid, or hearts"

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Go Wings!

  Today's post is just a simple one.  I decided that since I am proud my husband has found a sport he thoroughly enjoys(finally! ;) ), that I would make something for the occasion.  Since we are near Hockeytown, I made the Red Wing's playoff's mascot, "Al" the octopus.  My version of course is a very friendly looking one though; See:

I used the Mini Monsters cart to make him, and then duplicated the cut to create and modify the jersey.  I used a gel pen for the white parts of the jersey, and drew on the Wing's logo.  I'm still deciding whether or not I want to add more detail to Al as far as tentacles and shadows... We shall see.

Hope you've enjoyed this post & I'll catch you next time!