Sheltering Tree Card

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  I sure did!  Hubby gave me tuplis (my fave!) and a beautiful card.  We shared a lovely dinner with live music Friday night and then a wonderful lunch with a little shopping in Nashville Saturday.  The best part?  Spending the whole day with HIM!

Now, I whip up a card like no one's business ... need one in 2 hours ... done!  But when it comes to Hubby's cards, I tend to research, study, sketch, and ponder for days until it finally comes to me.  Same thing happened this time until inspiration finally hit at the right time!  Here it is! 

I have seen many versions of this card on Pinterest.  Here's what I used ...

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I also used a small heart punch, red glitter paper, and red/white bakers twine I already had in my stash.

I'm not going to show you the inside as there are somethings that are not meant to be shared.  But I will tell you I continued the Sheltering Tree theme in my message to Hubby.  HE LOVED IT!!  This was our 11th Valentine's Day together so I placed 11 hearts on the tree.  He caught it! 

Thanks for looking!


Thoughts & Prayers

Good afternoon all ...

Today I am sharing a card I made last night for a sweet lady whose mother recently passed away.  I was not able to attend the visitation nor the service, but I wanted her to know I was thinking of her and the family.

This card came together so fast.  The Thoughts & Prayers stamp set provided the perfect sentiment I was looking to convey ... simple but heartfelt.

Here are the SU! items used:

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Thanks for looking.



Valentine's Day Treats

Happy Monday, everyone!  It has been a busy two weeks for me.  We had a 3 day crop 2 weeks ago to benefit the Salvation Army Angel Tree Toy Shop and this past weekend was my monthly crop.  Let's not even mention my regular job and family time.  Whew!  But I am super charged with Valentines Day this Saturday.  This Friday I will be giving out these treats to co-workers, nurses and anyone else who I may bump into.  It holds 2 Hershey Nuggets perfectly!

Jill Coleman over at JillStamps.com (direct link) has an excellent tutorial!  Check it out.  We made about 120 on Saturday for the girls in my family to give to co-workers and friends.  We are big on production line assembly.  :)   Isn't that the cutest fox? 

Here are the dimensions for the holder (from Jill's blog):
  • start with 2" x 6" piece of cardstock
  • Punch each end with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Score at 1 1/8", 2 3/8", 3 3/8" and 4 5/8"
Below is a list of SU! items used.  I also used my Copics to color the tag, a score board, and some ribbon I had in my stash.

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Thanks for looking!