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I am wife to my wonderful husband, mother to two adult children and Nana to one special granddaughter. I also share my heart and my home with several furbabies. Being creative doesn't come easily to me, but I love to try.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

~Happy Valentine's Day!~

I have a couple of projects and a card to share today.  First up are the valentines that Tacoah and I made for her kindergarten class.  Store bought cards were NOT acceptable according to her.  She chose the characters to use for the boys (monkeys), girls (kitties) and teacher/aid (koalas) and helped me put these together.  Interesting that, as it turns out, these were the ONLY handmade valentines in the class.

Our next project was a mailbox to hold all the valentines!  I cut this at 6 inches.  I cut each piece twice, once with very sturdy white cardstock and then again with pretty patterned paper, adhering the two together.  I started out using tacky tape to put it together, but ended up gluing most of the joints for stablity. I wanted to bling it up some more, but did this late in the day and just ran out of time.  There's always next year!

 And finally, a Valentine card for the love of my life!  This was inspired by an ad in the Joanne circular a couple of weeks ago.  The only cricut cut was a heart from Create a Critter 2 (the monkey I think).  He loved it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

~A Valentine Gift & Card ~

My BFF has been feeling under the weather for a couple of weeks, so I decided to cheer her up with a little gift.  It wasn't originally intended for Valentine's Day, but that's the next holiday and lord knows I have plenty of pretty pink paper, so......

For the card, I used a 2" heart punch and cut three hearts with three different patterned papers.  I cut all three apart the same way and then pieced them back together in a patchwork.  Added some rub on stitching and buttons and then layered the heart 3 times, hand trimming each layer.  I printed the sentiment on the computer.

The gift was a Dimensions 5 x 7 embroidery kit that I completed and framed for her.  I thought it would cheer her up a little.  She really liked it.  I found these kits in the back of Michael's.  There are some really cute ones and some are even designed to be pillow covers.  They really don't take long to do and use basic embroidery stitches.  I may have to do one for my own wall!  Thanks for stopping by!