Friday, February 26, 2010

Masculine Sympathy

I am sharing today a card I made for a friend, a guy friend. Actually, other than the choice of scrapbook papers I used, this card could be for anyone, guy or girl. My friend is someone I knew from my old church so I was able to add a cross image, giving the whole card a really nice feel. This layout was cased from one of the blogs I frequent. Love it! As you know, my favorite embellishments are some kind of rhinestones, or baubles. I usually finish the card and then decide on these embellishments. This time I just didn't seem to have the right color baubles. In the end, I went with tiny bright silver ones. I am pretty surprised how much I like the look, since there is no silver in the paper at all! What do you think?


Papers - Daisy D's Cool Me Down 8 x 8 Pad, Cardstock Brown and Celery
Stamps - Impression Obsession clear set, $1 Studio G clear set - cross
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia, JudiKins Clear embossing powder (Note - cross was stamped on pattern paper and did not seem to dry so I put clear powder on top and heated it.)
Die Cuts, Punches - Nestibilites Scallop circle and circle dies, Martha Stewart border punch
Other - Silver Baubles - unknown source

Have a great weekend! Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

You Hoo!

Hello! I have some really cool pictures to share with you that I took on our property a few days ago. My husband and I could see from our porch something inside one of the bird houses, but was surprised by what we found after a closer look. An owl! And with a little Internet research, I believe it is an eastern screech owl. It said they often nest in man made nest boxes in wooded areas. Which is exactly correct in this case. I was inspired to create my card today from this find. But first, here are the pictures of "our" owl!

I have decided I like working with the sketch challenges from various blogs. On Monday, the Mojo Monday blog posted their new weekly challenge. This time you could create a round or a square card, your choice. Follow this link to see the sketch -
I decided to go with the round sketch and use my owl pics as my inspiration. Here is my card ...

How do you like my little owl peeking out? A couple of things to talk about with this card. When you are making a shaped card using the nestibilites, you aline your foldover crease just inside the shape before sending it through the die cut machine. When it comes out, however, it has a straight top where the crease was, so to alleviate this look, I used the same color cardstock and ran it thru with the same size die and glued that over the top of the card so from the front it looks like a full scalloped circle. I hope that makes sense. The ribbons gave me a little bit of a hard time, even though you really can't tell it from the picture. I guess because I was attaching them behind a circle shape instead of a square one. It was a fun card to create! Hope you enjoyed it!


Paper - Basic Grey Indian Summer, Cardstock Dark Brown & Pink
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia
Stamps - Hero Arts wood backround stamp, Hero Arts Mini Clear Owl set
Die Cuts, Punches - Nestibilites Scallop Circle, Circles, Square, Stampin Up Word Punch for sentiment.
Other - Cuttlebug folder (leaf and branches - used on pink panel but doesn't show up very well), Creative Impressions ribbon, Hero Arts Rinestones

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Two Cards Sent!

Hello! As promised, I have two cards to share with you today. The first one is a layout I created last week on the 16th. In other words, I cased myself! You will have to go back and look at the other card and see how just changing the papers and colors can really change the look of your card! All of the cards I have been making and putting on the blog for you, I am storing in a box, hoping to pick from them when a card is needed. But, sometimes, for a particular friend you need something different. I felt like I needed something with colors that were richer, more earthy tones. I love the way it came out!


Papers - DaisyD's Brighten My Day 8x8 Pad, Cardstock - teal and deep orange
Stamps - Happy Birthday by Stampendous
Ink - Versafine Black
Punches, Die Cuts - Spellbinders Labels 4, Spellbinders Circle (solid behind the flower), Martha Stewart border punch, Sizzix Flowers & Vines 2 (just the swirls), Sizzix Flowers, Wild (just the flower)
Other - Silver Circle Brad by Basic Grey, Teal Rhinestones by Hero Arts

The next card is for my niece and her family for the loss of the family dog. I actually made two cards just alike to send one to my niece, who is away at graduate school, and one to her parents. I had an unmounted stamp with what I knew would be a perfect sentiment. I kept the card very simple with the sentiment being the main focus for the card. Here it is ...

It appears the sentiment came out a little blurry in the picture. So here it is - "Your pet friend my have left all too soon. But their footprints will gently dance in our hearts forever."


Paper - Pink Paislee Bullseye Cupid Collection, Cardstock - seafoam and coral
Stamps - Pet sentiment by O'Leary's out of Wichita, KS, Paw Print by Stamps by Judith
Ink - Versafine Black, Versamark and JudiKins black embossing powder (paw print)
Punches, Die cuts - Spellbinders Labels 4, Nestiblities Heart & Heart scallop
Other - May Arts Ribbon, Button

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Blessed Birthday!

Sorry I did not get a card posted yesterday. No stamping by me over the weekend. Saturday night I attended my high school bash for our birthdays because you see this is the year we all turning the big 5-0! It was alot of fun and I enjoyed seeing everyone. Now let's get to today's card. Going through all the blogs I look at, I found a different sketch challenge than the one I have done before. This one is at and it is called Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I decided to try it. Here is the sketch ...

I loved it right away because of the multiple strips of paper. I hope you are not getting tired of me using the mat pad from My Minds Eye. I know this is the third card I have used it on, but I just had to use it for this one because all the colors blend so well! Can you read the sweet sentiment? It says "A life richly blessed is one encircled by true friends." On the actual stamp, the sentiment is stamped twice making it a full circle, but because I was layering the birthday stamp on top, I masked off the second one and only stamped the one at the top. I don't think I have ever stamped a sentiment on top of another like I did for this card. But I really like the look. In the sketch, it shows a circle, but I used the dahlia shape for added interest. Enjoy ...


Paper- My Minds Eye Home Collection, Cardstock peach and cream
Stamps - A life richly Morning Star, Happy Birthday by Stampendous (found on a clear set. One note - the happy birthday was in a straight line, I cut the two words apart so that I could stamp it vertically)
Ink - Versafine Black
Punches, Die Cuts - Nestibilities Dahlia dies 2 sizes, Nestibilities Circle dies 2 sizes
Other - Hero Arts light green pearls

I will have two cards for you tomorrow - see you then!
Happy Stamping! Tina

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Day!

Today's card came out oh so pretty! I cased this card off one of the blogs. Not sure exactly which one because when I first started printing off the cards I like from the various blogs, I used to not make note of which blog it came from. I have since change that, so now I can be more accurate in giving credit where credit is due. I used two different colors papers with the same design from the mat pack I recently purchased. With buttons in hand, or in actuality in my newly purchased bucket (LOL), I used buttons as the main embellishment for my card. The ribbon I had was a perfect color but it had dots on it which I didn't think gave the card the correct feel, so I flipped the ribbon over! That is an advantage of not having the same pattern on both sides. I think this is the first time I have ever flipped a ribbon and used the back side. Hope you enjoy today's creation ...


Stamps - Flower by Hero Arts, Happy Day Sentiment by Morning Star
Inks -Tombow Markers, Water spritzer
Paper -Mat Pack from My Minds Eye-Home line
Punches/Dies - Martha Stewart Border Punch. Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle dies
Other - Ribbon from Creative Impressions, Buttons, Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Happy Stamping! Tina

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Butterfly Wishes!

For today's card, I wanted to go with some softer colors than I have the past couple of days. I found this very pretty yellow scrapbook paper and decided it would make a good choice for the day. This layout is a repeat of the Mojo Monday layout I used last week. But, it goes to show you that you can use the exact same layout but change the papers, the colors and the embellishments and it will look totally different. Scroll down to February the 11th if you need to refresh your memory of the card I am speaking of. I am not sure that in scanning the card, it shows how the two butterflies are stacked in the center circle. One is adhered to the card and the second is popped up over the first. The antenna is drawn with a pen on the white circle. Something else you probably can't see is that to make each butterfly it was actually a 4 step process. First, I stamped an open design with just the outline onto white cardstock. Next, a solid butterfly was stamped in yellow over the outline. The butterfly was then cut out, and last the swirl design was stamped on top. Here is my card ...


Stamps - Butterfly by Papertrey Ink, Birthday Wishes by DeNami Designs

Paper - Imaginisce - For Peeps Sake line

Punches, Die Cuts, etc. - Spellbinders Circle, Scallop Circle, and Fancy Labels & Martha Stewart border punch

Ink - Versafine Black, and Marvy Matchable Yellow

Other - Swirl Ribbon from Creative Impressions

Thanks for stopping by ... see ya tomorrow! Happy Stamping! Tina

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Smiling Flowers!

The one thing I can say about today's card is it is very bright! The papers I used are colors I love. But, in the end, I almost thought the combination of colors added to the card feeling just a little too busy. I decided to go ahead and post it and let you be the judge. The layout was found on one of the blogs I follow. I think this layout might work better if the card was larger than an A-2. I might try that sometime in the future. Here my card ...

Stamps - Flowers by Penny Black, Sentiment by Hero Arts
Papers - K & Co. Halloween Green Swirl Glitter Paper, The Paper Co. Butterflies & Daisy Stripe
Punches, Dies, etc. - Martha Stewart Border Punch, Spellbinders Circle, Scallop Circle, and Oval Petite Scallop
Ink, Markers, etc. - Versafine Black, Tombow Markers
Other - Prima Flowers. May Arts ribbon

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stamping! Tina

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Enjoy the Moments!

Hello! Sorry I am little late in posting today's card. I have been in the habit of making my card one day ahead and posting before I go to bed so that it is on the blog when you get up. But, last night between The Bachelor (yes, I know, I am a tv reality show junkie) and the Olympics, I did not get time to post today's card. Yesterday, I spent the first hour in my "craft shack" just putting away all the supplies that I have had out while working on my Valentine cards. Then, after that I thought, well, what should I make? I didn't have a particular stamp image in mind so I decided to just use my die cut nestiblilities and sizzix to come up with a card. This card is the first time I have ever used a button on a card. I see buttons used on blogs all the time, and so, I recently purchased a big tub of various colors from one of the chain stores so if one was needed, I would have buttons to use. And, a while back, I saw a tip on one of the blogs about using a small strip of paper to thread thru so it matches your card. That is what I did on this one. I love how it came out! I often see on other blogs that after they show their cards, they post a recipe of what was used. I am going to start doing that. Hope it helps.


Paper - My Minds Eye - Abbey Road Collection

Punches, Die Cuts - Spellbinders Labels 4, Spellbinders Circle (solid behind the flower), EK Success Swirls Border Punch, Sizzix Flowers & Vines 2 (just the swirls), Sizzix Flowers, Wild (just the flower)

Stamp - Hero Arts

Other - May Arts Ribbon, Rhinestones, Button

That's it for today. Happy Stamping! Tina

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Special Friend!

I made this card for a special friend as a thank you card. We spent time together, hitting a couple of the chain stores and I wanted to use the items I purchased. So, that is why I believe the card came out a little busy! And, I am still not quite sure about the balance of the card. The flower almost out does the little stamp. I do like it. I would love to hear your thoughts! The flowers are from Prima. The large one in the rear, is from a set they had clearanced for $1. I normally don't buy the great big ones because I really feel they are made for scrapbook pages and not cards, but I couldn't resist with that price! And I had to use it! The stamp is a wood mounted from Hampton Arts. I colored on the stamp with Tombow markers and then spritzed with a little bit of water before I stamped it. The sentiment, a special friend, is from a Hero Arts clear set. The papers are from one mat pad from My Minds Eye. I think it is called Home. I loved all the coordinating colors! I had fun using three different shaped die cuts to make this layout. Oh, I also used a newly purchased EK Success border punch. I debated whether this punch would be o.k. for cardmaking because of it having such large scallops but I am so glad I got it because it does great on the horizontal side of a card. Enjoy...

One note, I don't know if you have noticed but on two or three of the last cards I have posted, I have added a light blue background behind the image. This is a tip I received from the same special friend! Thanks Eileen! After you have stamped and colored your image, and have die cut out the image into a shape, leave the die cut attached and sponge in your background color. When the die cut is removed, the background color is there and it almost looks like an added layer. Too cool! For my blue color, I used the distressed ink, Broken China and for the sponge, I used one of the stamp handles with cut n dry attached. This is a Tim Holtz product. Until next time ...

Happy Stamping! Tina

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have one more official Valentine card for you today. I say official because I believe you might see more hearts in the weeks ahead but in birthday or thinking of you cards. Today's card I made for my hubby, Gary. I had already made one frog card, which I considered giving him. But, in the end, I decided he should have one made just for him! Looking through my frog stamps (why frogs? Not sure exactly. We kid about the frog, prince thing with each other and frogs are green and that is his favorite color. I guess that is why!) Anyway, in my frog stamps, I find this one from a stamp company long gone called Toad Hall/Rubber Anarchy. Just to give you an idea about how long I have had this stamp...when I first opened my store in 1995, I decided to give each stamp a letter and a number on their sticker. I thought there was no way possible that I would ever carry more than 26 stamp companies! Duh! That proved, of course, to be very wrong. Not only did I carry more than 26 companies, but many went away, and many new ones were begun. So, this stamp still has a label on it with T12. I believe this endeavor of giving out alphabet letters was discontinured by me after about 6 months! O.k. back to my card. The red heart paper is from a $1 pack I purchased in Target's dollar bin. And the green is scrapbook paper by Bo Bunny. I used a border of silver scalloped stickers from Stampendous and added Hero Arts red heart embellishments to the sticker holes. Plus, a little ribbon accent by May Arts. As far as the sentiment stamps, My Sweetie is from The Cats Pajamas, and the Always & Forever is from one of the $1 Studio G clear sets. I love the way it came out!

I also want to show you the inside because of the inside sentiment. This is not a stamp. I saw this sentiment somewhere like almost a year ago and I wrote it down and stuck the paper in my wallet. Found it again in my wallet a while back. Thought of it last night again when I was making my card. When I pulled it out this morning, I thought. wow, that goes so well with the card I made! So, I printed it out on the computer and added it to the inside papers. Sorry I scanned it crooked. Don't you love the sentiment below?

Have a great day! Happy Stamping! Tina

Friday, February 12, 2010

Will You Be Mine?

For today's Valentine, I used the bear from a clear set I own from The Cat's Pajamas. Yes, I stamped a bear! For those you have stamped with me a long time know that "bears" signify to me cute, cute, cute! But then again, I am back to making cute cards, so I figured why not? Adding the pattern paper on his body came from one of my favorite bloggers, Susan Liles. (susiestampalot) On her blog a few days ago, she used a similar bear and paper pieced his body. I thought is was so cute that I decided to copy it and make a card doing the same thing! Thanks Susie! My card is layed out differently. The scrapbook paper I used is from My Minds Eye from their line called Love Me Do. The "will you be mine" sentiment is from one of the $1 Studio G stamps and I couldn't resist adding some Stampendous heart stickers to embellish. Enjoy ...

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Rose!

Today's creation serves three purposes! First, it is another Valentine for you, second I used a sketch from the Mojo Monday's challenge, and third, it is a perfect card to give to my mother for Valentines's Day because I used a lot of "pink"! My mom loves pink, as do I! Last week, I joined in one of the online sketch challenges for the first time! I really wasn't planning to do another so soon. But, on Monday when the new sketch came out, I thought about the rose I was wanting to use for my mom's card and decide it would work really well with this layout. My design is slightly different as they show a circle shape where I put the heart shape, but I believe there is room for interpretation. I often see on the blogs where they have minor changes but still keep the layout the same. That is what I have done. You can go to Mojo Monday's blog to see the sketch and also all the creations made from the sketch. Here is the link. Here is my creation ...

The rose stamp is by Heartfelt Creations. This stamp was one of my purchases from the rubber stamp convention last month. They had a sample with this rose where they had stamped the rose three times and cut out portions to make the rose appear 3-D. I loved the sample so much, I bought the stamp, even though I surely must have some rose stamps. But I didn't have "this" rose stamp! I stamped and cut the rose out the same way they did and I love it. I added some crystal glitter with a glue pen to give it some sparkle. The pink dot paper is from Best Creations, Inc. and the Black paper with the glittered swirls is from Reminisce. The ribbon is from AMuse. I used my heart nestiblities and labels 8. The sentiment is from one of the $1 Studio G sets.

That is it for today! Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Black & White

Today's card is one I made and sent on Monday to a friend. I decided to go with the Black & White color theme with the dash of red because that is a reflection of how she furnishes her home. So to me it looked like her. I use my nestiblities all the time, almost every time I make a card but I have never used the blossom dies as the actual flower layers. But, a while back I saw someone do this very thing with the Dahlia dies on their blog. I first had two different pattern papers for the layers, but I soon found out it made it look too busy to do it that way. I ended up adding black cardstock for the in between layers and that really made it pop! All pattern paper shown is from one 12 x12 from Daisy Bucket. I think it's from their little black dress line. I remembered I had just the one sheet, I got from...who knows. Lucky me I actually was able to find it in my stash to use for this black and white card! For the leaves I used a great stamp from Magenta. The Thank You is a Hero Arts stamp. The border punch is a new one from the Martha Stewart line. How do you like my black and white with a little red card?

It just goes to show you, even the simplest colors can make a handmade card special! See ya tomorrow! Happy Stamping! Tina

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Be My Love Monkey!

Here is my Valentine as promised! In a couple of days, when I am sure my friends have received their thank you's I made, I will show you those cards! I bought the heart shaped nestiblillites at least a year ago, but I rarely use them. With Valentine's day approaching, I wanted to get them out and make an actual shaped card out of the dies. I had to play with it a little to get it placed correctly so that there was enough of the curve of the heart at the top to make it still look like a heart but still have a folded heart card. I believe the picture below shows where the cardstock was folded and where the die was placed. You see the die comes just slightly above the fold of the red cardstock.

As for the rest of my card, I decided to go with my new DeNami stamps of the monkey, the vine and the banana bunch. Behind the red foldover I added a larger scalloped die in white and tiny red embellishments on each scallop curve. And then the smaller scallop heart in front of the red base. I had planned to cut the monkey's arms out of another stamped piece, and glue them on top to really make it look like he was holding the heart. But, I just couldn't make it look right, so I decided to just pop the heart up on top with some foam tape. It works. I added stickles glitter glue to the leaves and the bananas. And, a little clear glitter to the outline of the heart. The inside stamp "be my love monkey" is a stamp from The Cat's Pajamas. Enjoy ...

That's it for today! Tomorrow I will have the first of the two thank you cards I made and sent this week. Happy Stamping! Tina

With Sympathy

I am a little behind this week because I was out of town over the weekend. The last couple of days I have been stamping like crazy to get caught up. I wanted to make you another Valentine but I also needed to make two thank you cards for friends, make one birthday card into a belated birthday card, and one sympathy card. Shannon Teubner, a very talented stamper, who was a previous customer and also has a blog I follow, lost her husband this week. I am very saddened by her loss. The card I created and sent to her is a simple one but very elegant. I used a sizzix die of a cross and die cut it with chipboard and scrapbook paper. I love the pearl embellishments. If there is anyone that needs her address to send her a card, contact me.

Here is my card...

I am putting the Valentine card in another post. Look for it tonight! Happy Stamping!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Over the Hill!

Today I am taking another break from Valentine's. My friend that I have known since 7th grade is having a birthday. Not just any birthday. It is her 50th! Which means, just like every year, her birthday is in February and just 3 short months from now is my 50th! I can hardly believe it! I figured I should play up the over the hill thing. Yes, I know there will be paybacks ... I am o.k. with that! I looked online for humorous birthday quotes and found several that I liked. So, that lead me to a dilemma of which to pick for the inside of my card. I got to thinking maybe I cold make a specialty type card so I could have a place for more funny quotes. I decided to go with a Tri-Shutter card. I have never made one of these but I have always wanted to. It was super simple especially after I looked at a tutorial on YouTube. Hopefully, this link will take you there! My one main image is from Art Impressions. She is a great old lady with her walker. My favorite is the socks she is wearing. Remember the ones with the pom poms on the heel? I haven't seen any of those in a while!She was such a large image, I had to use my very largest oval shaped nestibillites. Because of that, there was not a larger one to layer behind. I added a color oval in the same size, leaving just a peek of the color on the left hand side. Each panel I layered a color cardstock piece and then another black cardstock piece. On all the black cardstock pieces, I clear embossed a candle image from Penny Black. (Versamark ink and Clear Embossing Powder) I printed 4 funny sayings onto cardstock. I used one sticker and 3 stamps. I want to share the pics of my card first. But be sure to scroll down and I will tell you the funny sayings that were included!
Above is the front of the card. And below shows the opened card.

Above shows the middle panel with two of the three stamps I used. And below is a close up of the embossed candles.

Now for the over the hill sayings ...

You're somewhere between the Young and the Restless and the Old and the Senseless.

Do you know what they call People of your Age? OLD!

Looking 50 is great - if you are 60!

You know you are OLD when you can laugh, cough, sneeze, and pee all at the same time!

Hilarious! I hope you had fun and enjoyed my card creation! Happy Stamping! Tina

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hello from the Heart!

Today's card is not exactly a Valentine, but I did use a Hero Arts word stamp that includes the "heart" word and there is one strip of pattern paper with hearts, it could be for Valentine's Day. I did this card today for another purpose! For a while now, I have been thinking of joining one of the online sketch challenges. That is where on various sites they post a sketch in gray tones and you create a card with that particular layout. Every Monday, a new weekly sketch gets posted from I decided to just jump in and take the challenge! So, today's card will get submitted to their site! I like my card. I always hope you like my card. Now I hope they do! Here it is...

A little about the card... The paper is by My Minds Eye and it is called Be Loved. It really isn't the colors I usually pick out when looking at papers but I love papers that coordinate with each other in the same color theme and these papers had stripes, swirls, and hearts. It just dosen't get any better than that! My main image is Flowahbella. who before today had never been inked! She is too fun not to get stamped! In my paper flower collection at home, I have mostly bright colors, which makes sense, since I tend to use bright colors alot. But in this case, I needed flowers that were more muted. The two layered flowers are actually stickers from Martha Stewart's line. Stickers are something I rarely use, but I love the added effect this gives the whole card! The baubles are light green pearls from Hero Arts.

That is it for today. Happy Stamping! Tina

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Toadily Happy In Love!

For today's Valentine card, I used a clear set from Penny Black. I love the little frog fishing for "love"! The scrapbook paper used is a 12 x 12 from Bo Bunny. The lime green hearts were on one side and the pink design on the other side. This card layout was a simple one. Under the horizontal strip, I repeatedly stamped the word love. This was a mini border stamp from one of the $1 Studio G clear stamp sets. O.k., now let me tell you about my "happy mistake"! I intended to put down in the far right corner a trio of baubles. In trying to decide which ones might go the best, I layed a 1/2" round one down and then decided oh oh I don't like that. The problem is it got stuck and brought the green paper up with it when I tried to remove it! So, I either I had to totally redo the card or find someway to fix it. Do you see the small red heart in the corner ... it is covering my boo boo! In trying to find the fix, I decided to add the Stampendous corner stickers. Wow, that just made the whole card pop! Hence my "happy mistake"! Love the result ... don't you?

Happy Stamping! Tina

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Love Grows!

Today's card is all about rinestones! Last year, when I still had the store, I ordered this blooming heart stamp for Outlines. It is from their Jewel It line where the images have small open circles where each rinestone is supposed to be placed. There are so many circles on this one image! But I guess it is a selling tactic for them because they sell the rinestones too and the more you need the more you'll have to buy! You could just put color in the circles but I decided to go for the full effect and see how it looks. It definitely has major bling! The white panel sticking out from behind is the Spellbinders Labels 8. I also used my Cuttlebug hearts folder on the panel. The Love Grows sentiment is a stamp from American Art Stamp. First let me show you what the stamp looks like stamped without any embellishments.

And now for the finished card ...
It is a little hard to tell but there are 18 rinestones in just the stems and leaves not counting the 50 in the hearts!

Happy Stamping! Tina

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine Skunk!

February is here so I have decided from now until Valentine's Day, I will be making valentine cards for you! (and me!) Today's card is using a clear set from The Cat's Pajamas. The layout combines a couple of ideas I have seen on the blogs. I love the idea of laying the heart nestibillites sideways to house the central image. In this case, the skunk. The blog I saw this on had made a square card and used the larger heart dies, but I would rather make the A-2 size cards, if possible. I had fun looking through my stamps trying to figure out what would "sit" in the open heart space. I think the skunk is perfect, especially since it came with the words " Just sitting here stinking!" "About You!" I stamped out a small Hero Arts heart and cut it out for my skunk to hold. Oh, one more thing ... do you see how I was able to stamp my sentiment to just fit the shape of the heart? I was able to do that because these stamps were from a clear polymer set. So, I shaped the words on the acrylic block before I stamped them. Cool! I hope you enjoy my first Valentine card for you....

See ya tommorow with another Valentine! Happy Stamping!


P.S. In last Thursday's post, I told you that I would be moving my mom to a new nursing home ... I just wanted to let you know the move went good. And she seems to be adjusting well. Thanks for all your prayers.

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