Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

A Sweet Treat

Looking for a quick way to make an elegant Valentine treat?  Well, look no further.  Stampin’ Up!’s Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are perfect!  (You get 16 boxes for only $7.50!!!)  I love them because you can see what’s inside and they’re just the right size for cute little treat. I decided to fill my box with silver chocolates and stick with a white and silver color scheme. The first thing… Read More »

Sent With Love

I’m working on finishing up the Valentine care packages that I’m going to send to my kids at college.  They love getting these packages, especially all the little “Mom” crafty things I put inside that make them realize I’m thinking of them while they’re away.  (I’m sure all the chocolate goes a long way too!) This little gift bag is a variation on one I made for my Stamp Club… Read More »

Challenging Myself

First off, I want to give a big shout out to my mom who’s celebrating her birthday today!  Happy Birthday Mom and I love you!!!! Now on to my card.  Last week, there was an amazing Artisan Blog Hop featuring the Sent With Love stamp set and Love Notes Framelits.  If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you might have noticed that I really like that bundle of products and… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration Love!

Sale-A-Bration is so much fun!  You can earn free products each time you spend $50!!! Today, I’m featuring a card I made with the Delicate Details Sale-A-Bration stamp set (page 9.)  This is such a fun stamp set.  I’m a girly girl and love lace, so this stamp set is right up my alley. To create the background, I started with a sheet of Shimmery White Paper and watercolored a… Read More »

Hostess Gift With Love

Yesterday, I got together with the gals for Stamp Club.  We gather together once a month to create four projects.  It’s so much fun; I really enjoy all of these ladies. Each time we get together, I have a drawing for a door prize.  The box below was this month’s prize. I created the bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board.  This is a great tool, because you can use… Read More »

Watercolored Valentine’s

Is love in the air? It’s getting to be that time of year.  Valentine’s Day is only a month away.  When I looked through the new Occasions Catalog, I totally fell in love with the Sending Love Suite of products.  The stamps are so cute, and there are so many sayings that they should just about cover every possible Valentine wish you’d like to send out.  But, what I really fell… Read More »

Alternative Paper Pumpkin

Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed your holidays and are looking forward to a happy and prosperous 2017.  I had a super busy holiday.  This was the first time in years that I’ve been working full time during the holidays.  Plus, we had both kids home from college.  What a difference that makes!!!  Just the laundry … I got so use to doing just a couple loads once or twice… Read More »

Bear Hugs

Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday.  I had a fun day.  My daughter and I watched Moulin Rouge together.  She’s currently taking a film class, and it’s very interesting to hear all the symbolism in that movie.  I watched it with a totally different perspective.  Later, my husband cooked our favorite dinner (I’m so lucky to be married to such a great cook!), and we cracked open the… Read More »

Weekly News

Hope you’re having a great week.  If you live in the Stockton, California area, I’m having a Stamp Club meeting this week.  We’re looking for new members, as well as welcoming one-time guests.  It’s a great night of paper crafting and fun.  To learn more or sign up, leave me a comment below. Paper Pumpkin: Just as a reminder, today at midnight (MST) is the deadline to sign up for… Read More »

Embellishments Galore

The Love Blossom Embellishment Kit is packed full of fun items to use on your handmade projects.  I love it when Stampin’ Up! puts together kits like this, because you can really do no wrong.  Everything coordinates and looks great. This particular kit coordinates with the Love Blossoms suite of products, including the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack that I used on my card… Read More »

Watercolor Effects

For Technique Thursday this week, I thought I’d try something different with watercoloring.  Instead of watercoloring underneath my Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit die cut, I decided to watercolor right on top of it!  I thought this might be a pretty variation, and I love the way it turned out. My sister-in-law and I were working with this beautiful heart die cut earlier this week.  She came over to my house to… Read More »

Weekly News

Happy February!  Hope the month is starting out right. I just finished a busy weekend in San Jose with my daughter.  She attended her first dance convention and competition of the year.  Her team debuted new dance routines, and she also performed her new solo for the first time!  It was all very exciting.  All the girls did well and were pleased with their performances.  You can’t ask for much… Read More »

Valentine Match Box

I have such a fun project to share today!  It’s a match box that you can make yourself using your choice of cardstock and designer series paper. I decided to make a Valentine Match Box to fill with candies.  I got the instructions from The Creative Team, via my up-line Kimberly Van Diepen.  I updated them and made a few of my own improvements and have a link to the… Read More »

Weekly News

Can you believe that it’s the last week of January already?  Wow, has this month flown by! I’m currently working on my Valentine cards.  Today, I made one for my son who’s living away at college at CSU East Bay.  I’m getting a package all ready to mail to him.  I decided to use some more of my January 2016 Paper Pumpkin supplies, as well as some limited edition Sale-A-Bration… Read More »

Alternative Paper Pumpkin Card

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is full of supplies to make Valentine treat pockets and even a decorative banner.  In fact, there are so many supplies that I have a few left over.  I decided to use some of my leftovers to make a Valentine card for my son. OK, I know what you’re thinking, YOUR SON?  But, this card is ultra feminine with pinks and hearts and sequins!!!  Well,… Read More »

January Paper Pumpkin

It’s here, my January Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!  Paper Pumpkin is so fun, because it’s always a surprise.  It’s a monthly subscription to get “fun in a box” delivered straight to your mail box.  Each kit includes everything you need to make the basic projects, except adhesive.  Sometimes the kit includes supplies to make cards and sometimes, it’s something else… I had a feeling that this month’s kit would be full… Read More »

Valentine Watercolor

Today, I have a watercolored Valentine’s Day card using the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies.  I’m totally in love with this bundle of products as they are so ultra feminine and delicate.  And, the best thing is that when you buy them in a bundle, you can save 15%! I love watercolor wash backgrounds.  It’s definitely my favorite style.  This one was so easy to make. … Read More »

Weekly News

Sale-A-Bration continues through March 31, 2016.  It’s the perfect time to SHOP for stamps and supplies, because each time you spend $50 you qualify to earn a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  It’s also the perfect time to HOST a workshop, because you can earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards when party sales reach $250.  Finally, it’s the perfect time to JOIN Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, because you… Read More »

Love Blossoms

Hope you’re having a great start to your three-day weekend! Last week, I had a Stamp Club workshop featuring a lot of the new products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  We had a great time.  One thing I always do at my classes is have a drawing for a door prize.  And of course, I NEED to make it look super pretty:) I hid a Wink Of Stella Glitter… Read More »

Crazy About You Valentine

Before I get to my card for today, I wanted to remind you that MDS Monday is currently celebrating it’s 100th challenge over a two week time period.  That means there’s still one more week to enter your design for a chance to win PRIZES!!!  The top two winners will each receive a free download of their choice valued up to $9.95, and three runners up will each receive a… Read More »