Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine and Stripes

It warmed up to 20 degrees today and I figured it was a good day to take Sissy dog for a walk on the Crevasse Moraine Trail system not far from home. The trails are groomed in the winter for cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing and hiking. The trail map has shows the trails measured in meters and I have yet to calculate how many meters we walked to convert to miles. The steep (yet small) hill climbs kept me warm from the inside out but the backs of my legs ached from the cold as it cooled off with the coming dusk/darkness. I had lightweight long johns on under my jeans, but no snowpants over them. Other than that it was a good walk, for both of us! Especially since the days are getting longer, it didn't get dark until after 5, wooohoooo!

Anyway...I finished up the last 2 cards for the January swaps I had committed to.
The Valentine.

Not having a large heart stamp or template (yet), I used the Mini Round Envelope punch, then cut off 2 of the curved tabs leaving a heart shape! The 2 tabs could also have been folded in making a heart shaped partial envelope. I've done this on a few cards in the past but since I was placing it in the upper corner of the card, I didn't see the need to keep it as an envelope here.

Stamp: Love-Katie & Co ($1 stamp from Michaels); Ink: Classic Rose Red-Stampin'Up!; Paper: DCWV Text Prints matstack, Cardstock; Fiskars edge scissors, hole punch; Punches: Ek Success small heart, McGill Craftivity Mini Round Envelope, Offray ribbon

Any theme with Stripes Background

This stamp of flowers is one of my favorites. I used to use Mom's until I found my own : ) I really like the colors and the fine stripes on the paper. You can't tell from the pic but those "dots" between the stripes are really heart shaped! I couldn't pick any one color to highlight here so went with both brights, I don't think they clash too bad. I slightly folded each petal of the punched flowers in half to help them stand out, then topped off the centers with some glitter glue.

Stamps: Milkcan with flowers-Great Impressions, Thinking of You-unsure; Ink: Vintage Sepia-Versafine; Paper: Loverly Strip-pebbles inc., cardstock; Tools: Flower punch-EK Success, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval & Lrg Scallop, Stickles glitter glue

1 comment:

  1. wow- so glad u commented on my blog- cuz now I have found yours! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pics here! Enjoyed reading here too! Noticed you had not posted since Jan- hope u continue! blessings to you! jane :)


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