Sunday, January 22, 2017

Purrfect Valentines



Granny.  Grandma.   A guy at work keeps calling me granny - hoping to get a rise out of me, I think.   Everyone keeps asking me "What do you want to be called?"  Well, I don't have a problem with Granny or Grandma.  I really don't need a name that makes me seem younger.  I'm happy to be a grandma!  I guess I'll just let Louisa decide.  After all, whatever she calls me will be PURRFECT!



This was a fun card to put together.  I tested out my new chameleon pens on the two kitties.  I'm not sure about the markers yet.  There is a bit of a learning curve and while they are cool, they can't quite do what Copics do.  

I built the shaker on the back of the front panel of the card.  



It's finished off with a scallop die cut to hide the pieces of the shaker.



And oh, my gosh I think this sweet kitty is purrfect!  If you think she's purrfect for one of your valentines, you can download her below.  



The sentiment is part of the download, too.




Download Sweet Kitty Valentine and Sentiment HERE.


Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.

So, if you're a grandma, what are you called?  I'm sure whatever your sweet grandchild calls you, it's purrfect!




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sending All My Love


Close your eyes and I'll kiss you.
  Tomorrow, I'll miss you.
  Remember, I'll always be true.
 While I'm away, I'll write home every day - sending all my loving to you.

You probably recognize those lyrics from the Beatles.  Or maybe you're too young?

I just got back from Denver late last night and I'm already missing Louisa today and sending her all my loving.   I can't believe she's already 10 weeks old!  

I've got a couple of fun mail related Valentine projects to share today.


Isn't this mailman adorable?  He's perfect for sending a little love to your Valentine!  

He's all ready for you to download and print below.  

The background heart is sponged with Distress Inks to mimic the original card.
Here's how:




My template is a diecut frame.  But you could certainly create your own by just cutting some scallops or by using a scallop border die.  The heart is die cut from 140lb watercolor paper and sponged on the smooth side.


Part of the download is this sweet sentiment with another cute bluebird.  The bluebird is on the inside of the original card, which is actually a birthday card for a grandson.  But I thought these images were perfect for Valentine's Day.


Have you seen these cute mini mailboxes?  This one is the perfect size to hold two Hershey Nuggets.  So easy to make with the die.  Gotta love that sweet mouse, too!


Here's an end view.  Another great way to send some love!



Download the sweet postman and sentiment HERE.

Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.


So glad you stopped by!  Who are you sending your love to this Valentines?  




Sunday, January 8, 2017

Scotty Valentines + Heart Ornaments


Do you make New Year's Resolutions?  I never have, but I think it might be time.  I'm overrun by crafting goodies and I need to do something about it.  So my New Year's Resolution is to:


USE MY (OLD) STUFF!

So, what's old stuff here?  The red polka and gingham papers, white sack, the deco-look frame and the project life card.  I'm pretty sure I've had those little black and silver gems for about 5 years!



The scotty valentine was picked up on one of my fun antiquing trips with Dennis and Lauren.



I've got him ready for you to create a fun valentine.  You can download him below.



You've probably seen lots of these heart ornaments.  





I can't stand to see the staples or the ends of the hanger glued to the outside of one of the hearts.  It doesn't take much more time to follow the tips above and you don't have anything unsightly ruining the cuteness of the ornaments!






Download the Scotty Valentine HERE.

Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.

Thank you so much for all your well wishes!  Dennis and I are both feeling better, but I swear it seems as if this cough is never going away!  I've got plane tickets this week to visit baby Louisa so I have to be better!

So, I'm off to make good on my New Year's Resolution.  Looking through my stash...
How are you doing with your New Year's Resolutions?  

Have a wonderful week!





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