Category Archives: Valentines

I Adore You.

I seem to have love on the mind lately. Of Course Valentine’s Day is coming up, in addition to that I will be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary on February 9th. Before that my baby boy will be turning 16 on February 5th. Lot’s of love in my heart right now. Gratitude. Joy. Love.

Today’s card is pulled from a color challenge that is right up my ally. Kinda odd. Just like me. ๐Ÿ™‚
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It started with a kiss, stamp that is. lol. I picked up this little image from the local crafts store for $1.50. It is just the perfect lipstick kiss. For the card I stamped the “swishes” one at a time, then the lips. I used my Misti again to get tons of color saturation. The little heart and twine give the card a little “umph”. The twine was black and white originally, I ran it over a yellow stamp pad to color the white portion yellow.
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Next I placed the greeting, but before I stamped the image I matched the curve of the swish that It sits atop of. Again the Clear Wink of Stella is brushed across the lips to add some sparkle.
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Happy creating my friends!

Celebrate Love.

oh the challenges… this sketch has so many possibilities. Once I stared at it for a while with a few of my MFT stamps close by the layers started to unfold. First came the woodgrain, next the word CELEBRATE. Of course I had to shadow it with some gray ink before stamping it in black. Then the greeting below. I actually sampled quite a few different choices, finally landing on a die cut word LOVE. The hearts mirror the tiny dots on the sketch, complimented by a swish or two with my Wink of Stella pen. Done. Happy with it? yes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, almost. I cut around the letters of the word that came off the edges of the woodgrain before I mounded it on the card front with foam tape. Done now? Yes. For sure.

Celebrate Love

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Try your hand at theย My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #265, leave a link in my comments so I can come by and see what you made.



_B9A3721 _B9A3710-2 Teen-tiny valentinesSome teeny-tiny valentines here.

What is more precious than a valentine? a little-itty-bitty one of course! Last night I sat at my desk with a new stamp set with a coordinating die from Recollections. How could I resist making these cards and envelopes, I am going to make a stack and send them out to all my nieces and nephews to let them know I’m thinking of them. Why go big when you can go small, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Lil’ Inker February Hop, Day two –
Lot’s of fun going on here, especially if you are
joining the entire hop.
If so, you’ve made your way here from Laura’s blog,
& next you’ll head on over to Alyssa’s little creative haven.

Honestly, I had a ball working with this new product.
Between the stamps and the die images, I can’t seem to go wrong!

Today I made a tag, super simple again:

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Here’s the new product I used on this gift tag:
It's Today Right

ย I am dying over these stick figures, and the font is so fresh.

Stitched Hearts
Anytime Tags SetDon’t forget to leave some lovin’ comments on each blog,
perhaps you’ll be the winner this month!

ย Happy creating!



FebruAry Hop: Some Lil’ Inker Lovin’.

Here we are hoppin’ again… you’ve made you way from Laura’s blog,
Next you’ll head to Alyssa’s blog for some stunning inspiration.

Valentine’s Day always sneaks up on me.
It’s like I’m still recovering from Christmas, my birthday & New Years.
Then there was a family vacation to Disneyland & L.A. last week.
Wednesday is my son’s 14th birthday, Saturday is my 23rd wedding Anniversary.
Let’s just say that blessings come one right after another as of late. ๐Ÿ™‚

Because of my lack of time…. I’m SOOOO glad for Lil’ Inker’s mad skilz….
& our frequent hops involving darling new product.
February Blog Hop Graphic Laura has come up with some supa’-darling dies and stamps
that make card making so easy. I mean really easy.

This card involves three card stocks, two dies, one stamp and two inks.
The ease of creation and balance lies in the fact that I repeated the colors:

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Check out this months releases that I used on my card:
Cloudy Sky Die-2Stitched HeartsStay Beautiful StampsBe sure to comment on each blog in the hop for a
chance atย a prize for the Lil’ Inker store!

Happy creating!

Our home is filled with Christmas spirit,
and here I am with a chipper V-Day card.
Go figure.

You’ve made your way here from Laura’s Blog if you are following hop order.

My cute card:

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It’s a simple card, I let Lil’ Inker stamps and dies do the work for me.
Oh, and a little glitter. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I used the little hearts that popped out from the die.
They are shaped just like the little hearts in the stamps.
Excellent coordination factor.

LIDHopDec2013LoveCard (3 of 3)
New Product Used:
LoveThingsStampย FloatingHeartsDie
Grab some of these goodies before they are gone!
Next is Alyssa’s blog to see what’s next.

Happy Creating!