I love crafting for my family, and I decided to go big and frilly and
gaudy this year on their valentine cards. Since I didn’t have to mail
them I added lots of embellishments like the big felt hearts, the
paper flowers tied with baker’s twine and the pillow-y paper doilies I colored
and sprayed with a shimmery spray. I even dived into my supply of Washi
I made a little pouch inside for a place to tuck the bookmarks I
crafted, made from leather samples I picked up at a thrift shop.
embossed each one with silver embossing powder, a successful experiment!
(Yay cause I have a bag of those samples!) They came with a ready-made
hole on one side, so I slipped in some ribbon.
Hubby got the glasses,
Dawn the typewriter and Valerie the elephant. The elephant is my
favorite; the leather gives the embossing the perfect hide affect.
love discovering new techniques like this and can’t wait to make more.
Chocolate and Craft Fodder...Heaven!
Deni gave me the coolest box of chocolates, ever, and a beautiful card. My daughters gave me Memento Ink and a ink resist pad. The combination of chocolate and crafting supplies is the way to my heart. Thank you, Deni, Dawn and Valerie! I love you more!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I post things I craft or make in the kitchen and sometimes talk about my family. I'm the mom of identical twin daughters who are all grown up now, and I've been married for well over 30 years. My life isn't very exciting, but I like it that way. Whether you are a subscriber or not, I hope I've shared something you can relate to and feel at home here in my little house out back.