Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Almost Valentines Day!

 I am so excited for Valentine's day to be here... I have some cute Valentines to give my youngest kids and I have had so much fun making valentines for friends too!  Have you???  Made Valentines???

So hopefully these Valentine's will inspire you!  My first one is the first one I sent... to my bff Brandy when she was having a bad week.
 Would you like to see a vid on how to make a 3D object for a card... I have played with this technique a lot and think I have it down now... pick out a paper you like that isn't too light but not too heavy either... I laid it all flat and it mailed with just 1 postage stamp!  Yay!
Next up is a card me and my daughter made for my mom and dad....
 The large polka dot print is popped up on the card and the sentiment is on the card base... I was inspired by a card that used this technique on a blog I can't remember now but loved the inspiration it gave me to make a lovely card for my mom and dad... I used my 6 x 6 doodlebug paper to make it and embellished it with them too!

For the inside.....
 My dd Brandi colored in the tree limbs after she drew them out and added this cute bluebird from Doodlebug stickers that I got when I bought the paper pad...
She used washi tape I had gotten when Pick your Plum had a sale on it... she likes the washi tape!!!  And adorned it with a cute valentine envelope from mini love notes by doodlebug and added her own sentiment!  So nice!

Finally in the Valentine department is a Valentine I made for one of my doctors.... and am showing it on ABC Challenges :)
 I popped up the border and sentiment on this one and had hearts exploding from the cute mini envelope.... added my sentiment and left the inside blank for her to pass on to a Valentine of her own!  Love those kind of gifts you can regift so easily!

Below you can see the dimension better on the card... totally worth making it... and I used mainly leftover pieces to put it together!  Score!!!
Now onto our current home improvements... my honey has been busy... working on
THE FOYER that looked like this....
 You can see a few boxes of the new tile we will be installing... once the old floor is gone...
And the craigslist table we found that matches our Casa Del Loro theme with a big parrot on it!
Here is the floor about 2/3 gone but concrete left still to chip up little bits at a time....
We had a gold and glass chandelier in the room and changed it out to brushed nickel and frosted glass... goes more with the ceiling fan in the living room and the look we are trying to attain in the house as we update it.

When he isn't chipping away at the flooring in the foyer he is working out back... focus is on 2 areas... first is a low spot in the ground where he will plant the flowers against the florida room

So stay tuned for more Valentines and more home reno as we make this house our home forever :)

Happy crafting and have a blessed day!

Hope you found some inspiration in this rather lengthy blog post!

Kathi






14 comments:

  1. How beautiful! I love each of your projects. That 3D one is really cool. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Exploring Cricut this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  2. Great set of Valentines. I love the pop out heart. Thanks for playing with Die Cuttin Divas

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  3. Love your cards and thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

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  4. Great cards! Love the 3d one. Great that it mails with just one stamp. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

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  5. Wow- you have been busy making so many valentine cards. they are all so pretty. TFS with us at DCD this week.

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  6. These cards are so adorable and very creative!! You are really doing great work!

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  7. great cards thanks for joining us at abc challenges

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  8. Love them all - that 3-D card is so awesome!

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  9. thank you for stopping by my blog and pinning by love blocks! (I'm a little late at following up.) :-)

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  10. All your valentine cards are soo pretty. Love theme all! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  11. So beautiful. I love the 3D hearts. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our Color challenge.
    Anita
    http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca

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  12. I am in LOVE with your 3D hearts!! Fantastic job and super creative!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog too, have a great weekend!

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  13. All of the cards are SUPER cute! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Blog Challenge this week

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  14. Gorgeous card, love the chevron pink hearts and the cute envelope. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges!

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Thanks for taking time to comment. Have a blessed day!