Valentine’s Day

❤️❤️❤️  Happy Valentine’s Day  ❤️❤️❤️  

I love Valentine’s Day because it is a day to show the ones you love, that you love them and are thinking about them. You don’t have to buy presents for each other on this day.  All you need to do is to send a card.  What is even better is to send them a homemade card.  It shows you spent a little ahead of time thinking about them and wanting to let them know.  Each card you make is different even if you use the same design.  Each card you make is for a specific person whom you care about.  What more could you ask for?  I love each and every Valentine I receive in the mail because of this.  I think we should start a #BRINGVALENTINESBACK day!

I made this card using the stamp set called Heart Happiness.  I know you have seen me use it a lot but I think it is very cute.  I stamped each heart and then cut them out using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies.  The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

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Party Pandas Valentines

My granddaughter, Madelyn, is two years old and goes to a pre-school/daycare that is awesome.  It is attached to a nursing home so the children and the elderly adults get together every now and then.  The adults love the interaction with the kids and the kids learn to interact with elderly people.  It is a win-win situation.

Tara, Madelyn’s Mom, asked me to make her some Valentines to share with her classmates.  I decided to use the Sale-a-bration stamp set called Party Pandas.  This is one of the sets you can get for free with a qualifying order and is perfect for a two year old.  I also used the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes.  These cards are 2.5″ x 4.5″ which is the perfect size for Valentines.  They are in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  You get 20 cards and envelopes in the pack for $8.00.

The “Be Mine” sentiment is from the stamp set called Blooming’ Love.  I first stamped it on Pink Pirouette cardstock and then cut them out using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  I love that there are two different shaped hearts in this set that are meant to layer with each other.  I put the hearts over the balloon that comes with the Panda stamp using a Dimensional.

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Heart Happiness

In case you have been living in a cave recently and not looked at a calendar I thought I should warn you that Valentine’s Day is coming soon (soon meaning a couple of weeks).  You were probably wondering why you saw so many cards with hearts on them.  Oh wait, you were in a cave so you probably didn’t notice.  In any case, you need to start thinking about those Valentines.

If you are a little late to the game, the easiest way to make a bunch of cute Valentines is to use the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes that are in the 2018 Catalog.  I love these note cards.  There are 20 to a pack and they include 20 envelopes.  As a side note, apparently the package says 40 on it.  There are only 20 cards so don’t get confused.

To make this very simple care I inked the heart stamp from Heart Happiness with Sweet Sugarplum ink right onto the notecard.  Then I stamped the small heart on Whisper White cardstock with Sahara and and cut it out using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits and adhered it to the card with a Dimensional.  The sentiment is from Bloomin’ Love.  I thought it needed a little something more so I brushed Clear Wink of Stella on the small heart and added three Glitter Expoxy Shapes.  Here is a close up of the shapes:

I know they are hard to see even with the close up but they have a little glitter in them to add a little sparkle to your card.

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One For The Guys Challenge

It’s Friday and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we needed to make a masculine card.

These are always the hardest because men would probably rather have a funny card.  You know.  Many men would rather have one that has a monkey on it with some crazy (but funny) saying.  The first card Rob ever gave  me had a picture of King Kong on it.  The inside said “Razzmatazz.  Rooty toot toot.  I want to see you in your birthday suit”!  I do have to say that my boys seem to like my cards (at least they say they do) but I know they would probably rather have a funny one too.

I think the trick to making a good masculine card is to keep it simple.  This is exactly what I did for my card.

I used a new stamp set called Sorry For Everything.  You know how I love big sentiments and the word “Sorry” is super big.  Then the set has 9 other stamps that go with sorry such as “for your loss”, “I missed your birthday” and “for the loss of your furry friend”.  In this case I chose the simple one “I’m so very”.  That covers everything!

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Pick A Pattern.  It has these crazy funky designs on one side and great patterns on the other.

Let’s all go see what amazing creations Buffy and Jackie made!

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Something For Baby Emory

If you read my blog you already know that I just had another granddaughter named Emory.  A couple of weeks ago we went down to meet her.  As a grandmother, can I just say, she is one of the cutest babies.  When I was there she was sleeping pretty well so that her parents got a few hours sleep in between feedings.  After I left, Emory started giving her parents a hard time.  Of course, I think it is because she misses me.  Her parents just roll their eyes.

I made this card with Emory in mind.  Her parents decorated her room in coral colors so I thought it was appropriate to make a card using Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride.  I used the stamp set called Something For Baby.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Baby’s First.  This is one of those sets that you will keep forever.  Babies are always being born and it will never go out of style.

It is Sale-a-bration time for another two weeks! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $104)!!  Better hurry before you miss it!

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