Vintage Valentine

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Valentine Vintage

*So I’m late posting this to the blog as I made it in Feb 2019.

I bought this paper at Hobby Lobby thinking it would be good for some customers. Well decided to make one for one of my bosses to give his wife. I have been making Valentine and Mother’s Day cards for her for the past 6 years (maybe longer). When she saw me she told me that she told her husband he was never allowed to buy a store bought card again for her!! I hope she likes this one….a little different than my normal style.

I used a sketch from last month’s January Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus sketch. Original sketch was Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog #211.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy)
Patterned Paper: Vintage Valentine by The Paper Studio
Accents/Tools: pearls, cutter bee scissors, lace, 1/16 EK Success Pop dots

Hooked On You


Hooked on You

So I saw a digital image of a two hooks made into a heart. So I thought I bet that would look cool to actually use real fishing hooks….and this is the outcome. I have a couple ladies that like fishing themed love cards so I sent the ideal to them and they said go for it! So hopefully they like the outcome.

1) Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #250 – use the sketch as your inspiration. Well I couldn’t work in the strings so I left them off.
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ – theme – Love. This will be a Valentine’s or Anniversary card.

Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing – trolling)
Accents/Tools: fishing hooks from Walmart, glue dots

Sending You Love

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Panda Love pink

So I almost forgot to check out the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs. I’m so glad I checked with a few days left because it was this adorable panda. So I pulled out some new Queen & Co paper I bought and asked my husband to color it up in photoshop to match. My printer prints darker and not always the color on the screen so the first print was more green (see 2nd version) then the color in the striped paper. So after several attempts we got the color to match the papers and that is this version! I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248 as my inspiration.

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248.

Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon, Rain, SeaSalt)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Queen & Co epoxy dots – Teal

Panda Love green

I didn’t want to waste the first print out so I found paper that matched it and made this version. Well good thing I did because a lady bought one of each for her nieces!

Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Lagoon)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Epoxy dots

Kissy Fish

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So I had been trying to think how to make the “baby and momma valentine card” into one that could be given to a husband from a wife only. So I came up with this Kissing Fish version! I used water color design paper from Michael’s to make the fish and the background. Love paper that lets me cheat cause I can’t make my own water color paper…doesn’t turn out as good! I used the same Tuesday Morning Sketch #388 as my inspiration.

Feb Card Inspiration Challenge @ – theme category – Love.

4 Crafty Chicks #337 – Love

Digital Image: Kissy Fish @ Crooked Little Studio
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bahama)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Color Splash 6 x 6 paper pad)
Technique: printed the digital image on colored paper and cut them out
Accents/Tools: Twine, computer, Xyron X, heart punch


Happy Valentine’s Day from momma and baby fish



nside: Our baby boy and I love you so much! Happy Valentine’s Day.

So a coworker is pregnant with their first baby. She asked for a card to give to her husband for Valentine’s that would be from her and their baby boy on the way. So went looking for pregnant woman images and then looked for mommy and baby animal images. This is an image from Coloring Pages For Kids. It was perfect as he is a fishermen. My husband colored it in Photoshop and then I cut them out so I could position them how I needed them on the card. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #388 for my inspiration.

1. Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Love.

Digital Image: Mother and Child Fish Color Page @ Coloring Pages for Kids.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: pre-colored in Photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: twine, small heart punch, Cricut dots embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X


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Rawr Valentine

This is my husband’s Valentine card. I didn’t know what I wanted to make him so while I was creating cards today I was thinking about it. He just got me some items off my internet wish lists for my birthday so I thought it would be cool to use something he bought me. Well my husband is also good at pushing my creativity and helping me try new things. I have been wanting to do more misting to get better at it and figure it out. So he bought be some ink powder…which I didn’t know existed. So when I was looking through my scraps I saw paper with dinosaurs on it and remembered this saying. I thought it might match the orange powder he got me. So here is my attempt at spritzing. I put some in a bottle with water to make orange but it really didn’t turn out. So then I sprinkled the powder on the paper and spritzed water on it. The other way is to spritz water on paper and sprinkle powder in it. Depending on how much water mixed with the powder seem to decide what color came out…red, orange, yellow. I got the color palette from the dinosaur paper.

I used the sketch from Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – sketch category…finally got it pretty close to the original!

1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ – sketch category. Original sketch Can you case it #102.

Image: cut from Paper Studio patterned paper
Cardstock: Bazzill (Admiral, Bazzill White, African Daisy)
Ink: Ken Oliver Crafts (Color Burst Orange), Darice Embossing Folder (dot background), Cricut, Cricut Cartridge Cuttin Up, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, scor-tape, xyron X sticker maker,

Happy Heart Day

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Happy Heart Day

We made this Saturday at the Retirement Home for our monthly craft. It is an 8 x 8 sign made out of chipboard that they can hang on their front door/window. They love decorating their door/window area of their apartment. I used images from Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer in business), a doily from Hobby Lobby, Martha Stewart Heart punch and my cricut.


1) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #211 – Anything Goes


Digital Image: Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer in business)

Cardstock and Patterned Paper: Hobby Lobby

Inks: pre-colored digital images printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: Cricut, doily, Martha Stewart heart border punch, ribbon,

I Love Us



I made this card for my husband for Valentine’s Day. I wanted it to be masculine and didn’t want pink on the card (the bow doesn’t count!!). It didn’t turn out as super cute as I had in my head but I think he will like it.

1) Jan Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #5 – originally Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #149

2) Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #109 – This is a Man’s World – make a masculine card

3) Alphabet Challenge Blog – A for Always and Forever

Digital Image: Penguin Pals by Lisa Lara (no longer available) (Pre-colored image)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Xyron X,


Doggy love mail


Doggy mail Valentine

One of the guys at work is like us and only has a fur baby and our dog people. So I like making cards for him to give to his wife that are dog related. When I saw this stamp – Puppy Love – Envelope at Bugaboo I knew it would be perfect! Plus it is on sale right now so I totally SCORED! I paper pieced it with cardstock but I think I might try to color this one some time.  Okay does anyone even remember this paper or paper company?? Man I have some serious paper stash!! The watermark says 2005….just 9 years old!!


1) Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #206 (SSSC206)– Use the sketch provided as inspiration

2) Catch The Bug Challenge – February – Love


Digital Stamp – Puppy Love – Envelope @ Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Sweetwater (Love Me paper collection)

Accent/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, Xyron X,


For my Sweet Friend


Sweet Friend

Inside: May today bring you Sweet everythings!  Which was inspired by a card on this blog here.

A friend of mine needing a Birthday card for her friend whose birthday is on Valentine’s Day. She wanted it to be a Birthday card with a Valentine feel to it. This is what I came up with. She loved it so I guess I did it right!

Sketch – Sketch Saturday #295


1) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #43  (DPDC43) – Any Digi goes BUT  entries using a Doodle Pantry illustration receive the featured product for free

2) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Birthday goes or use the topping Chevrons. I did anything Birthday!


Digital Stamp: Chocolate Box @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Doodle Bug

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots

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