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:
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.