Thursday, February 14, 2013


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 tape, holla!
 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.
I 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.
I 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!


  1. That bag of leather samples was a score! Love the embossing idea and your graphics! Thank you very much for sharing this and visiting my blog : )

    1. Thank you, Cathe! The graphics are rubber stamps, so I can't really take credit for them. Also, I love your blog and learn something from it every single time I visit it! I'm so tickled you stopped by mine.


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