Valentine's projects

Monster Hugs

Yes, it is time to start gearing up for Valentine's Day!  I think these little monsters are so cute!

Monster Hugs

As cute as she is from the front, check her out from the back!


This is a kit from the Whole Lotta Love promotion and you get 18 of these girl monsters.  The kit includes everything except for the candy and the large heart.  There is also a boy monster and he is just as cute.  I added the large heart to cover the candy.  The heart is from the Language of Love set in the Occasions catalog.

Are you wondering just where in the heck do I find these cute little monsters?  Click HERE to see the flyer or click on the link below each monster and it will take you to where the product is located in my online store.



Monster Hugs Boy

These adorable monsters are available until January 27 or while supplies last so don't delay and order your set today!

CPC Love Banner Frame, Love Notes, and a little Bonus

Today I get to share the project I designed for Craft Project Central.  Valentine’s Day is near and a perfect time to showcase the ones you love.  This Love Banner frame is perfect to display pictures of those special people in your life. We will also make a quick and easy holder for some little love notes and a couple of little cards to put in your holder.  There is also a little bonus project that will come in handy when you want to pretty up a gift card.  This would be a fun project to do in a class and it would make a wonderful gift.

Love Banner Frame, Love Notes & Bonus

When you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of January you will receive this tutorial and 9 others!   I have seen half of the projects and you will be happy you subscribed!  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe today!

Oh, Hello and Cupid's Arrow

Just wanted to drop by for a quick post.  I have been wanting to do this ever since I laid my eyes on the Oh, Hello stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  

Oh Hello heart arrow

The fletching (are you impressed by my knowledge of the anatomy of an arrow?  Don't be I totally Googled "parts of an arrow" and learned it was called a fletching and not the feathery thing at the end of the arrow)) is the chevron patterned stamp from the Oh, Hello stamp set.  I used markers to color the different sections and then cut it out.  The point is fron the  Hearts a Flutter stamp set.  I though it would be cute to carry on the chevron theme.   The large Real Red hearts were cut from the Hearts Collection Framelits and the sentiment is from the Seasonal Sayings stamp set.  The Seasonal Sayings stamp set was originally featured in the Holiday Catalog but has been carried over and can still be ordered.  You can check out all the stamp sets and products that have been carried over on page 36 of the Occasions catalog.  

That is it for now.  I am running behind schedule and need to get some paper cut and projects prepared.   I am planning to post again later in the day but to be sure you do not miss any posts become a susbcriber of my blog and you will be notified when I post.  It is easy, just go to the left hand side of the blog and fill in your email address iright below the sign up block for my mailing list. Super simple!

Hope to stamp with you soon!


Word Play Be My Valentine

Today's card mixes a little something new, chevron image from the Oh, Hello stamp set and the great sentiment from the Word Play set.  

You mean the world card
Stamps: Oh, Hello, Word Play, Delightful Dozen
Ink:  Black and Old Olive Stampin Write marker
Paper: Basic Gray, Real Red,  Very Vanilla ,  More Amore DSP, Red Shimmer paper
Punches: Owl Builder, Small Heart punch
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot folder, Needlepoint Border folder
 Extras: Basic Gray/Basic Black Two-Tone ribbon 

You mean the world card inside

Have a creatively wonderful weekend  and remember it is Sale-A-Bration time!  I will be back to share a fun little project featuring some of the fabulous and fun Sale-A-Bration products.  

Button Buddies Cherry Hearts

Today we are mixing a little old, Button Buddies stamp set and a little new, Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits and I am pretty tickled with the results.  There is only one problem.  I could not decide on  which layot I liked best so i am going to show you all three.

Button buddies cherry hearts1

Here we have a little side banner action.  Don't you  love the cherry hearts?  Both of the hearts were stamped in Real Red ink and the images are from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set.  The cherry stem was colored in with Gumball Green and Soft Suede Stampin Write Markers.

Button Buddies cherry hearts 2

Here the banner was placed in middle with the cherries layered on the Real Red Polka Dots from the Polka Dot Parade DSP.

Button Buddies cherry hearts 3

So, right about now you are wondering why didn't I just make all three cards.   Here's the sad truth....I only had that one little strip left of the Real Red Polka Dot Parade DSP!   I have two open packs of Polka Dot Parade DSP and just that one little strip of the Real Red.  I guess it is plain to see what colors I like to work with.  I am going to try and exercise some willpower and not order more of the Polka Dot Parade DSP until I use up some of the other colors.  We shall see how long I can stand it.  

Are you wondering which layout I decided to commit to with my last little bit of Real Red Polka Dots?  Which one do you like best?  I am posting the finished card to my Facebook page.  I am working on posting more often to my page so click on over and see the finished card and let me know if I made the right choice.

More Valentine Treat Bundle

Ready for another idea using the Valentine Treat Bundle?  This one doesn't use the treat bags just the cute stamp!

HVD vial & stand

Stamps: Valentine Treat Bundle stamp
Ink:  Primrose Petal
Paper: Primrose Petal,  Pink Pirouette, More Amore DSP
Punches: 3/4" circle, Full Heart , Corner Rounder
Extras: Pink Pirouette Taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Details

HVD vial out & stand

Have a sweet day and remember you only have until January 21 to order the Valentine Treat Bundle or the My Little Valentine stamp set.    You can call, email me, or order through my online store!

Valentine Treat Bundle and the Petite Pocket

Have you gotten your Valentine bundles yet?  No?   You have only until January 21 to order them so don't delay!  

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Here's a project  using the Valentine Treat bundle.  The bundle comes with a cute heart stamp and    1" x8" cellophane treat bags and best of all it is only $5.95! 

Heart Bundle pocket

Stamps:  Valentine Treat BundleHearts a Flutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red, Melon Mambo
Paper: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack. Red Glimmer paper
Punches: 1-1/4" circle, small heart punch 
Big Shot: Petite Pocket die. Hearts a Flutter Framelits die,  Adorning Accents folder
Ribbon: Melon Mambo 3/8" Striped Organdy ribbon 

Petite pocket valentineout

Now you can see the cute Happy Valentine's Day stamp from the Valentine Treat Bundle and the treat bags that come with the bundle.  I  cut down the bag so it would fit in the pocket.  I love it when I can find candy that coordinates with my projects!

If you want to see another project that uses the Valentine Treat bundle stamp, check out my Facebook page.   More ideas coming so please stop by again soon or better yet subscribe to this blog's feed and you will be notified every time  I post.   To subscribe  to this blog's feed all you need to do is fill out the box on the left  hand side of the blog.    Hope to stamp with you soon!

Boxed In with the Valentine Treat Bundle

Have you purchased your Valentine Treat bundle yet?  It is a great stamp amd on top of that you also get some 1" x 8" cellophane bags all for just $5.95.   The bundle is only available until January 21 so hurry and order yours.   Today's project is a redo of a project I shared after going to the Tacoma Regional back in October.

HVD box

If you would like to make a box of your own here is a link. to a quick tutorial.   

HVD boxback

Stamps: Happy Valentine Heart Single stamp, Hearts a Flutter
Ink: Real Red, Platinum Shimmer Paint
Paper: Real Red, Vellum Card Stock, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer paper
Punch: Full Heart
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection, Scalloped Heart Embosslit, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Perfect Polka Dot folder
Ribbon: Whisper White Organdy 

This is a quick and easy way to wrap up a treat for your sweetheart.  You only have until January 21st to order this bundle so be sure to call or go to my online store and order it!


Googly Ghouls Valentine card?

I know, I can feel your eyes rolling at the very idea of Valentine's Day!  The only reason I even dare mention this is in case you are on the fence about purchasing the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  If you are like me I am always thinking about how I can use the stamps I have for other occasions.  I wanted the Googly Ghouls set and so I needed to figure out ways to use it other than  just for Halloween.   After some brainstorming this is one of the ideas I came up with.  Hope you like it!

Googly Ghouls valentines
Here's the sentiment on the inside of the card.

Googly Ghouls valentines

Stamps: Googly Ghouls, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Red Glimmer paper
Punches: Owl Builder (small heart),  Small Heart
Big Shot: Heart Collection Framelits,Perfect Polka Dot folder
Extras: Googlies

What other occasions can you see using the Googly Ghouls stamp set for?  Anyone for Happy Mummy's Day?  I would love to have more ideas to show that  Googly Ghouls is not just for Halloween!   To order your own set go to my online store and be sure to share with me all the fun and creative ways you come up with using this set!