Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Unity Stamp Company Panda Balloon stamp is very cute.  A wanted the little panda to hold a heart shape balloon for today's holiday, so I covered up the tiny panda balloon with a die cut heart.  The heart is covered with a little bit of shiny glitter glaze, can you see it?  It's hard to photograph.  I'm hoping it finds some love on the Unity Stamp blog Friday Friends with Flair since I've missed having a time to create or post much until this week.

I'm really lovin' Stampin Up! Word Bubbles dies & matching stamp set, Just Sayin' and the Bo-Bunny patterned paper I had in my stash made it super easy to make a relatively quick Valentine.... kinda sorta... I'm still crafting late, late, late at night.... It's hard to say how quickly I'm working when I get super tired, but MUST carry on crafting... I must!  :)

Have a loving, fun, chocolate filled day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cute Little Snow Monsters

My little Yeti couple comes courtesy of stamps from Lawn Fawn with just tiny colored and drawn in alterations to customize the cute little monster image into a girl and boy holding hands on my card.  It's been a super cold and snowy winter so far, so a snow lovin' couple makes a great pair to decorate a Valentine greeting this year.  A few punched shapes carefully glued in place were quick and easy ways to embellish my card.  Hope you're having fun preparing Valentines for your loved ones whatever the weather may be.

Pretty Doily makes for a Pretty Valentine

I'm not a very girlie girl, but I cannot resist playing with doilies on some of my traditional Valentines this year.  I wrote an article about some of the prettiest examplesI've seen on many trendy projects for Paper Crafter's Library this week and just had to create a project of my own to share with you.  

For my card above, I pulled out a pre-made doily.  What I have on hand is just some ones I found at the grocery store that are really intended for food, but on a card, I think that's just fine, too!   The penguin from Purple Onion Designs is super cute... and the new Stampin' Up Word Bubbles dies and matching sentiment set pulled it all together.

I made another version of this card that is just slightly less girlie... No doily and with a blue color scheme.  Not intended, but I guess seeing the two together, I have a his & hers set!  For the blue version I couldn't resist a few sequins...check it out:

Have a very Happy Valentines Day and hope to see your projects posted soon, too!

Sunday, February 2, 2014


I am not the only one that thinks that this has been a very long winter, already, am I?
We made it through January at least... and we haven't run out of hot cocoa (a must have this time of year)!
I needed to make a few pick-me-up cards lately, so the winter weather inspired me to make this one using a cute snowman from Paper Smooches and sentiment from Lawn Fawn.

Easy, peasy card with just a little color on the snowman, and a quick snowflake punch embellishment.  Stampin' Up! DSP and cardstock, in cheerful colors, island indigo and tangerine tango, help make this winter greeting a little brighter than the grey skies I see out my window...

Stay warm and enjoy some indoor crafting time.

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!