Saturday, February 4, 2017

Valentines for Little Valentines

Hello!!  Still cold here and no sun here today!  We had a couple days of brightness but its back to gloomy skies while we wait for some sort of rain to move in.  Maybe even a dusting of snow if it gets cold enough.   To help me through all this gloom I've been working on sunny and bright.  With all the reds, pinks, and whites of Valentines it sure has been bright!  I had worked on cards for the older grandkids and grand nieces and nephews earlier.  They are posted under A Scenic Valentine.  But I have some pretty youngsters too and they would probably just tear apart those cards so something simpler was in order for them.

A friend of mine just bought a new card die from Stephanie Barnard.  Actually not new to the line of Stephanie but new to my friend!  LOL its the Square Stand Up card.  My goodness that set comes with a lot and I mean ALOT of tiny pieces!!  The whole set has a total of 28 pieces. 
 Thank goodness I only wanted to use the 3 big ones because surely I would lose at least ONE
 (yeah probably more😉)  You can find her die HEREl
I simplified it into Valentines for the little ones that their siblings would enjoy showing them.  
Not my best work but by far the quickest.  Die cut everything then glue, glue, glue.  And you know what a little one is going to do the minute the not too much older sibling shows it to them.....wrinkle, tear, possibly eat if not caught fast enough!  LOL
Ooops..........did you catch my boo boo in my cards?  I think I'll not mention and see if any of you notice.  If so please leave a comment.  I won't be offended.  In fact I'm laughing at my own stupidity!😉😉😉
Now to start working on some adult Valentines....I need one for the Hubby and I suppose my Son and his wife since they will be here for dinner that night. to the craft room!  I have some idea's to work on.
Til next time................



Hello!!  What a sunny day we have here and boy we had been missing the sunshine!  We actually only had 7 days in the entire month of January that had peeks of Sun!  That is horrible!😞😞 Our first 3 days of February have been SUNNY!  Yay....but really cold!  Guess you can't have everything.
So last night I got together with 2 of my carding Gals to a fun night of crafting.  Originally one of them had planned a Christmas card, and I brought things to make a few more Valentines and the other had some Christmas cards too.  OK well she had partial Christmas cards.  She brought bases and the 1st layer of DSP. For 5 different cards for each of us!  It kind of felt like I was on the cooking show "Chopped"!  "Here's you card base in green and a piece of DSP....your time starts........ "Now"!  LOL!  I had to do this 5 different times and using items not in my craft room but in someone else's with supplies they have.  Well I did the best I could and this is what we all ended up with.

As you can see everything is basically in the same color family.  I'm not sure what is cherry cobbler and what is real red or what is jellybean green.  I am not Stampin Up educated.  I never really learned the names of the colors so I can't really help you decipher what color is on what card....sorry.  I think any red or any green will work just fine.  Go for colors you like.  Go for simplicity.  Less is more in some cases and with these cards there will be no extra postage needed and that's a big plus!

Well that's all for now....check back later for some New Valentines.  Some for the kids and some Shabby Chic!  My fave!

Til next time