Monday, February 20, 2017

Sweet Girl Silhouettes + A (Small) Giveaway!



The term silhouette is derived from a french finance minister named Etienne de Silhouette, who had to impose strict economic sanctions in 1759 because of war.  His name became synonymous with cheap.  Silhouettes, either painted or cut out, were way cheaper than a portrait painting!  I think silhouettes are beautiful.  Especially sweet little girls!  

(You'll have to imagine that the sequin at the top of the card is bright gold.  Could not get it to photograph correctly!)  

I'm giving away a stamp set that includes this sweet girl silhouette.  You can see the entire set at the bottom of this post.


This silhouette is one of my favorites and I've used it before.  She is adorable and I love the scene with the kitty at attention and the doll.  You can download this Sweet Silhouette below.

Check out those pretty papers.  I discovered a store called The Simple Surface.  Seriously, they have created some beautiful digital papers.



You can download the sweet silhouette image 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.




Here's a quick peek at my sweet girls in the early morning during my last visit.  We'll have to have a silhouette of Louisa done someday!


Above is the stamp set I'm giving away.  It looks a little yellow here and there.  My set looks that way, too.  I'm thinking they use a slightly different formula in the UK to make their clear stamps.  They don't look as clear as we are used to, but it doesn't affect performance. 
 Along with the stamp set, I'm also sending along a couple of surprises.  

I love this stamp set.  All the silhouettes are sweet girls and I like both frames and the bows.  
One commenter (you can email me, too), will be randomly selected.  Just let me know in your comment that you would like the stamps.  

Have a lovely week!



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sending Hedgehugs to You!



Sending you hedgeHUGs.  That's just adorable!  My son-in-law, Paul, had hedgehogs as pets when he was little.  He seems to think they are pretty awesome.  The closest I've been to one is sweet Hedgie in Jan Brett's books.  I have to say he is pretty awesome!  

The hedgehogs in this treat set are super cute   I got the stamps first and then came across the darling paper for the treat bag.

Here's a closer look at the card:



I already had the card made before I saw the hedgehog paper - it couldn't have been more perfect!



Love the shape of this treat bag as well.  I made it just a little squat-y.  Seems to make it cuter somehow!  Check out the video below showing how to make it:



Hopefully, you'll have a lttle something to package that would be a perfect fit for this little bag. 

Anyway, here's sending a couple of hedgeHUGs, just for you!  

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

U R the 1 4 Me!


I've always loved figuring out sayings like "U R the 1 4 me".  When I was a kid Highlights magazine always had little puzzles like this.   Some people have car tags with numbers instead of words that are fun to figure out and annoying when you can't!  I'm not sure if this is a numeronym or not.  K9 for canine is an example of a numeronym.  Whatever this is - it's fun!



The kids on this vintage valentine remind of Louisa when she's trying to talk.  Something about the chubby cheeks and the open mouth, I guess.  I've got these cuties ready to download below, if you have someone you'd like to give it to who is the 1 4 U!



Aren't these the sweetest kids?  I just got this stamp set from Close To My Heart.  One of the sentiments is "This card is a paper hug."  Cute, huh?  Had lots of fun coloring these cuties with Copics.



You can download the Vintage Kids 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.

Here's a hope that U will C a way 2 cre8 with this 2day!


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