Saturday, February 13, 2016

Love You Bunches

Hi Friends,

My second post of the day...rare for me indeed. Three day weekends help a lot. I feel like I can get it all done if you know what I mean.

For some reason I created quite a few Valentine's Day cards this year. Perhaps I am missing my husband whom I lost three years ago. He truly blessed me in so many ways. I have sweet memories including Valentine's Day.

Here's a card that I made using new and current Stampin' Up dsp. I am absolutely over the moon with their dsp collections this year. That rarely happens for me. Did you know there is a smart way to take advantage of getting a sample of all their papers? Several of their demos do product shares when the new catalogs become available.  They invite anyone to join in whether or not you are their customer. You get a 6x6 sample of each dsp paper usually for around $30.00
I've seen ribbon shares as well. If anyone visiting would like a link to the demo I use, just leave your request in the comments section and I will be happy to give you a link to the one I am most familiar with.

Thought I'd give this a go at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.

The heart is a stamp and die  from Michael Strong that I embossed with platinum embossing powder from Rangetr and the punch is Martha Stewart. Ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is from Jillibean Soup, "Handwritten Sentiments." A few sequins round it out. This is a standard A2 card base with some pink used for a base for the dsp.

I have one more card to share that's a bit more whimsical...gotta get a pic.

Happy Valentine's Day.


I'm Late to My Own Party

Hi Friends,

At Simply Create Too, we have our challenge 102 mid-post entries going on right now. Oddly, I forgot that I am now in group #1, so my inspiration entry was posted on our challenge blog, bot not here. So, hence, my blog title.

So no need to go on and on, we all err now and then right. The key is not to do the exact same thing again.

Here's a close-up of my card. This is a bit fussy for me, but I enjoyed making it.

Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day. I've already begun to be good to myself with a bit of on-line shopping. And, you do still have until the 19th to post a card for our challenge. Be good to yourself and do some crafting this weekend.