Thursday, January 27, 2022

Girl's Valentines

 Today's it is granddaughter's valentines. So much easier than what to do for grandson's. The paper's I used are called  Sweet Talk from SU.

I made a pocket card.  Find a video here on The Paper Pixie blog. Inside is a pull out card with a sentiment from SU (retired) I die cut a big heart, popped it up with foam tape and added a rhinestone bling.

I will add a Starbuck's gift card for a little sweet treat.

Here are 2 more.

These are for Make the Card Challenge 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Valentine for Grandson

I have sent Valentines and treats to the grandkids since they were born--the oldest is now almost 18. The girls are easy but I am really struggling with what to do for Valentines for my 2 teenage grandsons. Maybe they are getting too old for Valentine's? They probably just want the candy anyway.

One of the grandsons had a particularly nasty bike wreck a few months ago.  He is fine and all has healed well. Hopefully he will see the significance and humor in this card. Poor frog trying to ride a unicycle and juggle his hearts. Looks like he fumbled a couple.

The frog is a retired SU stamp, colored with SU Blends. The red/white strips are leftovers from some Christmas paper.  The stitched label is from Pink and Main. And of course every frog needs googly eyes.

I am entering this in the challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz  "Something Beginning with P". In my case it is pedal.

Also entering at Global Design Project theme challenge

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


 Time for a Valentine for my husband with a new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches, actually an old sketch as they are revisiting their favorites from last year. 

I used 2 pieces of paper from the stash. The sentiment is a combo of computer and an old SU stamp. The image is a digital from Whimsy Stamps, colored with SU Blends and popped up with foam tape. The 2 hearts are punched out and coated with Wink of Stella.

I am totally CASEing this beautiful card from design team member Andrea. I hope she doesn't mind.

Here is the sketch 

And for Cardz 4 Guys #287 Stripes and or Spots

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Recovered Fail?

I recently saw on  Brian King's blog about dropping ink on card stock and blowing it around with a straw. I thought that sounded like fun. I used 2 blues and 2 greens because I wanted a water effect.  I don't know. I think I just made a mess but decided I could probably cover it some way. I tore 4 strips of colored textured vellum (retired from Stampin" UP!) to make a wave effect.. I attached  them diagonally. Then added a turtle and sentiment from Technique Tuesday. 

 Then while I was blog surfing, I found that I had used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Isn't it great how those things work out?

Also adding this to Darnell's NBUS page as the turtle and sentiment are making their debut.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Kid's Valentines

 Sharing 3 Valentine's for Send A Smile 4 Kids new challenge of Love/Valentine's Cards 4 Kids.

This one's patterned paper is actually Christmas paper from SU!. After I am finished with Christmas cards, I go through my papers and pull out ones that can be used for other occasions. The image is a pre-colored digi from Doodle Pantry. I did the sentiment on the computer.

This next one also has paper from SU! but is retired. The image is a digi from Whimsey Stamps and colored with SU Blends. The sentiment is via computer.
Lastly, I stamped "Wally Whale" from Stampendos and colored him with SU Blends, and have him spouting little red hears. Another computer sentiment.