Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

Good morning peeps, looks like it's getting to be about Valentine's Day.  I love making little gift holders or just something little to put little candies in.  Just recently I picked up the matchbox steel rule die at a LSS (as local as it gets around here anyway, which is 50 miles down the road in Ft. Collins, CO).  Anyway, I was dying to give it a try so I grabbed a piece of cardstock that was just laying on my craftroom table, it happened to be red, and I die cut the matchbox and assembled it.  So dang cute.

 I had also been cutting out some hearts for some cards and so I had the movers and shapers hearts laying out.  Inside the matchbox die is a little square magnetic piece that can be removed so I took it out and added the smallest heart and cut another one with pink this time.  OMG, did it turn out so dang cute.

I also found in my stash a piece of like mauve vellum so I covered the heart from the inside with that and it made the cutest little box.  See what you think........

I added a little bow and a small sticky heart and I am going to fill them with pink M & M's.  I'll pick some up at the store next time I'm there.  Aren't they adorable???

I also made a card too.....

 I started with a black base and found some cream/black paisley cardstock in my stash so I put that down next after inking the edges, of course.  Then I cut out some pink hearts and inked them with black on the outside edges too. I wrapped a dark pink ribbon around the paisley cardstock before I glued it down.  Then I added the big heart first and then the smaller heart with a pop dot to give it some dimension.  I had some different ribbon that had words on it so I cut out one and glued it to the dark pink ribbon.  Then I made a little bow out of some sheer pink ribbon and added it to the small heart.

On the inside I glued a black heart that had been embossed with pink words (from a project a few years back) to a pink heart that I had traced around the scalloped heart spellbinders die and just cut it straight instead of cutting the scallops.  Then I die cut the 'hugs & kisses' from one of Tim's decorative strip dies and inked the edges black as well.  I found some pink bling in my stash as well so I added that to the bottom. Not sure I liked that but by that time it was stuck, lol.  I then used a small pink heart with which to sign my name.

Well I have a few more cards to make so better get started.  I am pretty on top of it this year so I may come up with some others before it's over.  Hope you all have a great day and thanks for checking me out.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Winner, winner, winner..............

YEA, I won!

My tag for December 2015 won over on Tim's blog. WooHoo.  Soooooooooo excited to see what special prize they will send me.

Here's another look at the tag.............

Thank you Tim for selecting my tag and Thank you Mario for seeing that my prize gets put in the mail (most importantly, lol).  AND Thank all of YOU for looking at my tag and for all the great comments, just love hearing from you. Looks like 2016 is off to a grrrreat start.