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!





Sunday, January 1, 2017

Vintage Valentine's Day Treat Boxes



 Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!   I have to say Christmas was pretty wonderful.

The Highs of Christmas:

1.  New Grandbaby

2.  Christmas Goose

 Christmas with Louisa was so awesome, singing Christmas Carols and reading Christmas books.  We cooked our first goose for Christmas dinner.  Well, I should say that Lauren and her daddy cooked Christmas Goose while I played with Louisa.  Worked for me!



Here's what sweet Louisa looked like when she picked us up for our visit.  Her mommy took the picture right before they left the house.  So sweet!

The Lows of After Christmas:

1.  Computer Hard Drive Crash (still working on getting it all back together!)
2.  Flu
3.  Strep


Seriously, BOTH! 

 Dennis came down with flu while we were there.  So far we can say Louisa doesn't have it, thank goodness!  But I was diagnosed yesterday with flu and strep! Yuck!  Needless to say, we didn't go out for New Year's Eve...



But, I am smiling over these cute valentine treat boxes!  They are both ready to print and create.  You can choose (or why don't you just make both) a kitten or a puppy, pink or teal.  Each one comes with a sentiment wrap.



The  boxes are super easy to put together and the kitten and puppy will make you smile, too!



Just a couple of tips to make it even easier.




Download the Kitty Valentine HERE.
Download the Dog Valentine HERE.
Download the Pink Treat Box HERE.
Download the Teal Treat Box 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.

Okay, I'm back to coughing and sleeping if I can.  Happy New Year's!


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