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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Feeling the LOVE...

It's November so it must be time to be making Valentine's cards - right?  Well it is if you make them for Operation Write Home to send to deployed soliders so they can write home to loved ones with them.

I have a bunch to share but will be starting with the one done for this weeks sketch challenge at OWH Stars & Stamps blog.  I used one of my favorite stamps from Unity Stamp Co - So & So Loves is perfect for anytime but I really like to use it for Valentine's as it allows the giver to 'carve' their & their loved ones initials in the trees.  I stamped it using Tuxedo Black from Memento and then colored it with Prisma markers (PM-1, PM-19, PM-79).  I also barely skimmed the edge wanting to give just a bit of definition but not to distract from the image.   I had this scrap of black paper with the metallic pink hearts in my stash that was just waiting for the perfect card to come along and the base is from my stash as well and I believe it was from a cardstock pack I picked up several years ago.

Below are a pile of the othe Valentine's cards we made this weekend and a few from last when I was at a crop.

Now my favorite - which surprised me just a bit... I'm not a huge black and white flower person nor am I all that keen about ribbon but I love this. 

Sometimes you find a patterned paper that stands alone and for those times a little something in the card is all that is needed.  I uses such a paper this weekend - Sugar Rush from Basic Grey - and I put the love birds inside for interest.

I then did up some birthday/general use cards as the images I had didn't really fit with the whole Valentine's day thing.

I plan on being back a couple of times a week at least and tomorrow will be sharing some photos promised long ago and some of what else I was up to this weekend. I hope you enjoyed the visit as much as I enjoyed being back blogging :)


  1. Wow, you got a lot done! Like how the bird stands out in those trees.