January 29, 2012

{SSSC151} Sweet Sunday Valentine!

If you haven't already figured it out, the Sweet Sunday Sketch is one of my favorite challenges!  Perhaps it's because I usually find time to stamp on the weekends.  ♥   Today, I've made another Valentine for you and embellished it with a big heart button, red twill tape and bakers twine.  I found these buttons last week in the Valentine crafts aisle at Hobby Lobby.   The stamp is an oldie from my collection.  (E-2471 PSX 1999)

Don't you think this would be an OK "guy card" with the distressing and all? 
I might put it in my Etsy Shop or it just might be hubby's Valentine! ;)

Now I have to share a photo of the newest *love* of my life. . .
my precious granddaughter. . .

Emery Jude
7 months old today!

I miss her *so* much, but I have my next trip booked for the end of February.  Can't wait!

Thanks for blogging by and have a great week!

~ Quote for Today ~

January 28, 2012

{cQc #121} I'm here for you . . .

Woo Hoo!  We've made it to another weekend and time to stamp it up!  Today's card was created using the terrific colors in the Colour Q Challenge . . .

The base is kraft (crumbcake) cardstock that I stamped with the Stampin' Up! Linen background stamp.  I found a designer paper in my stash that reminded me of the inspiration photo in the cQc challenge photo.  Then I distressed, layered and stitched this to a piece of old olive.   The flower was created using the Stampin' Up 5 petal flower punch and more mustard cardstock.  The leaves were stamped and cut out of old olive.   I didn't have any riding hood red carstock but found some designer paper that was a close match to use instead.   This red strip is punched with the Stampin' Up mini heart border punch.   The sentiments are from the Stampin' Up! set Occasional Quotes.

That's all for today!  Wishing you all a nice relaxing weekend with time to do as you please!

~ Quote for Today ~

January 23, 2012

Another Pure Innocence Valentine 4 U

Today's Valentine was created just for fun using one of my favorite Pure Innocence digital images by Heather Ellis.  She has several in her Etsy Shop if you want to check it out.  They are on sale for only $1.65 each!

This is a standard size 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card using Poppy Parade red as the base.  It coordinated perfectly with the designer paper I picked up recently at Michaels ... in the $1 bin, of course!  :)   It's an 8 x 8" pack of 12 sheets, called Melodies & Lace.   I've colored the little sweetie pie with Copic markers and added a little "love" on the side.


I hope your week is off to a great start!  Hugs & Smiles ~

~ Quote for Today ~

January 22, 2012

Happy 60th Birthday!

Thankfully, it's not my 60th Birthday...yet!  ;)  This week we celebrated my hubby's 60th and one of our dear friend's 60th birthday too!   So, today I'm sharing the "custom" cards I made for each of them using my Cricut machine and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. 

This one is Jim's (aka Mr Wonderful).  I used Kraft cardstock and a rustic striped designer paper. On top of this I layered on a piece of brown cardstock embossed with the woodgrain folder.   The numbers 6-0 were cut out with the Cricut and embellished a little.


 Here's me and the "Birthday Boy" . . .

Now, I want to show you the 60th birthday card I made for my special friend . . .

You can't go wrong with black and white, can you?   I've used black and white baker's twine, rhinestones and a white pearl button to embellish this one.  The numbers are popped up with dimensionals to add depth.   The "celebrate" sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set All About U.  I stamped it in Versafine black and clear embossed.  It just gives it a nice shiney look!


Phew, that was a LOT of photos! 

As always, I'm so happy you stopped by
and your comments mean so much to me too!  ♥

Have a wonderful week! 

~ Quote for Today ~
from Pinterest

January 21, 2012

{cQc #120} Hello, My Friends!

Today's card is a clean and simple design that was easy to create.  The focus is on the designer paper with a large button to make it pop.   I really *love* this week's Colour Q Color Challenge colors!  I don't have the new Stampin' Up "In Colors" Wisteria Wonder and Island Indigo so I tried to find a designer paper in these same shades.    I distressed the dp a bit and stamped the sentiment in Bravo Burgandy.


 The sentiment stamp is from my $1 M's collection.  I can never pass those up! :)  The designer paper is from a mat pad by K & Company ~ Abrianna.

It's been a fun and busy week for us ...  hubby celebrated his 60th birthday so we went out to eat a couple times with family and friends.   Today we took our little dachshund in for a grooming and went shopping for wood flooring for our living room.  We've still got the same carpet we put in 20+ years ago so it's really time for an update!  

Tomorrow, I'll be back to show the 60th birthday card I made for MW using my Cricut machine.  Stay tuned. . .


Quote for Today ~  (from Pinterest)

January 17, 2012

{SSSC150} Sending my Love!

Creating Valentines is just *so* fun! ... especially when you have a terrific sketch for inspiration and a cute little image to work with!   This is a Pure Innocence digital stamp by DigiStampCharacters on Etsy.  The sketch is by Karen Giron at The Sweetest Thing for her Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

I've used an assortment of Valentine prints from my stash of designer papers.  One of my favorites is the postage theme paper under the button.  It's from a mat pad by Martha Stewart Crafts ~ In Key and Heart.  The little girls dress is paper pieced with the same polka dot paper as in the background.  Since this is a digital stamp, I simply printed an extra image directly on the dp, cut it out and adhered to the main image, which has been colored with Copic markers.


It wasn't until I was all done, that I realized I had the layers a little mixed up from the sketch, but it's close! ;)    I'm glad you stopped by and hope you're having a wonderful week so far! 


Quote for Today ~
There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters... I could be their leader. ~Charlie Brown

January 15, 2012

RAWR Means I Love You! ♥

Doesn't this Valentine just make you *smile* ?!  :)  It is one of my new stamp sets from My Favorite Things ~ Little Loveosaurus.  Cute name, huh?   See below for more on how I acquired this adorable stamp set.  Lucky me! 

Can you see that I've paper pieced the loveosaurus?  I know they are rather funky colors, but he does coordinate with the polka dot background paper.

Can you see the little boy peeking out from inside the costume?  ;)  hee hee  I've stamped the olive green dinosaur using a tiny heart background stamp and Versamark ink for a subtle pattern.

 Now, I know you're anxious to hear how I "acquired" this cute set... I WON it!  Seriously? Yes!  I left a comment on Megan Lock's blog ~ Megan Lock Designs a couple months ago when she announced her *exciting* BABY news.   I still cannot believe ALL the GOODIES she sent me!  Oh. My. Stamping. Goodness!!!   Check it out . . . 

and the *awesome* card handmade by Megan herself! . . .

I've been wanting to share this with you and I'm happy you stopped by! : ) This weekend, I've been busy around the house and also creating VALENTINE cards for an *extra* special ETSY customer.   Stay tuned and I'll be sharing them with you this week, ok?   Now, I better scoot and get something done!   Have a *wonderful* day!

Quote for Today ~