Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines and Last Chance to Win PTI!

This post is everything valentines. But first up, the last chance to win something from PTI!! Man, I've entered every contest but no luck so far. However, with the numbers of folks entering there is no wonder. Nichole and the team has really whirrled us up into a frenzie for tonight's release party. Can't wait!!
So, today Nichole wanted us to use one of Dawn McVey's great color combinations on a card. I decided to go with Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, and Dark Chocolate. I did end up adding a bit of white in there too because this is the only bit of Raspberry Fizz I own...yet!!
This is my new favorite size of cardlet to make. It is 1 1/4" by 4 1/4". Saw it on the Hero Arts site by Shari Carroll - and I just love it! I added some scallops and a button tied with some linen thread a la Dawn!!
Supplies: Stamps-Garden of Life (Papertrey Ink); Ink-Chocolate Chip; Paper-sample of Raspberry Fizz designer paper, Dark Chocolate, Kraft (all Papertrey Ink); Other-thin twill (maybe PTI will think about carrying this stuff for nice size variety..it would look great layered!!), scallop scissors (Provo Craft), linen thread (SU!), button (from great grandma Mary's stash).
Now, on to Valentines day. It is true, I have THE most awesomest and best husband in the world. He could have bought me pretty flowers that would have died in a few weeks. He could have bought me chocolates that would add pounds to my waist line (because they would have been eaten in a few hours). But instead, he decided to suprise us with a wonderful Valentine breakfast!!! Look at this:
Strawberry crepes with strawberry coulis, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. As well some orange juice and champagne!!
And even very nicely decorated plates...note the chocolate shaped heart in there :D He is a trained chef so I am alway lucky to have a guy who can whip up such wonderful surprises!! It was delicious and very appreciated!! He told me that making cards is my way of showing how much I love and care about someone and he makes fancy food as his crafty was of showing how much he loves and cares for someone!! It was so sweet!! I love him so much !!
Here is what I got for him. A pretty box decorated with some pretty paper and ribbon!!
And inside, some chocolate covered espresso beans. He works night shifts and I thought he might like a jolt in the middle of the night!!
The frame and card were made for my parents! Granny and Grampy live very far away and don't get to see their grandson very often so I made a frame and included a current photo for them. I hope they like it!
Supplies: Basic Grey and Heidi Swapp papers, Heart and butterfly punch by Marths stewart, Wedding Day stamp set and Favor it Weddings stamp set by Papertrey Ink.
Okay, I'm off to enjoy more orange juice and champagne in the hot tub with my sweeties!! Have a wonderful Valentine's day. See you tonight at the release party.

15 comments:

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Donelda, your card is darling! Love the subtle scalloped edge and your button/bow! *wink!* And you know I love the Raspberry Fizz!

Thanks for playing along!

care-in said...

I absolutely love your card!

Lea L. said...

Such a pretty card!! Love this color combo!

~Lea

jencaputo said...

so pretty! I really love that button on the ribbon knot!

Scrapping Julie said...

I totally love this card!

Kerry J. said...

So pretty! Love your card!

Claire Brennan said...

These are fabulous Donelda - and the pancakes look fab too!!

catt871 said...

YUMMMYY!!!!! Your hubby is awesome!!!! I got Tim some smelts for fishing & a cactus plant - romantic eh?? lmao
He got me some chocolates and a new WII game!!!!

Your card is very pretty too!!!

Dana said...

Way cute little card! I'll have to give that size a go myself.

Deanna said...

Love it!

Wendy said...

Love this card, the shape is wicked, I need to change mine more often. But I love the crepes!! YUMMY!

Regan said...

love what you did Donelda and that breakfast looks yummy!

Tracey said...

Love your card - and love your hubby too!! ;) Looks like you had a great Valentine's day! Good luck!

Jessica G. said...

Wonderful Valentines gifts! The frame is perfect in the Basic Grey cherubs and I would love, LOVE to received chocolate-covered espresso beans in that adorable heart. Ooh, I like the idea of strawberry crepes, too!! Fun PTI card -- once again, clean and elegant!

Deb said...

your valentines breakfast looks divine and I love your own valentine creations!
Hope you are having a great weekend! Debx