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Love is in the Air

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Probably many of you have purchased various stamp sets and used them once and never touched them again. I know that I have! And because of that I wanted to try to use an autumn themed set that I have, in a whole new way. In November I shared some Thanksgiving cards I made using the adorable Harvest Mouse stamp set from My Favorite Things creator, Birdie Brown. And then in February I challenged myself to use the set again but, to create Valentine’s Day scenes.

MFT Harvest MouseHarvest Mouse MFT Stamps

MFT Stamps Harvest Mouse



Making these little mice into messengers of love was pretty easy. All I did was use a razor knife to create a slit on either side of the mouse’s arm and then I inserted a Valentine greeting in his grip. I did the same thing to the basket and of course I just glued some hearts around the mouse who was in a leaf pile in the original set. Viola, Autumn mice become mice of love! (You can also see that I doodled stripes and checks on their sweaters and vests and I gave one of the mice an elbow patch on his sweater too.)

Happy Stamping,


Key to My Heart

key to my heart


My card was inspired by a song by Jessica Jarrell called Key to My Heart. The song was featured in the Jennifer Lopez movie The Back Up Plan.

My son James asked me to make a card for him to give his girlfriend. He bought her chocolates, flowers and a Beta fish, so I guess he was trying to conserve funds by getting a card for free. His only stipulation is that it not be too mushy because, Maya is not a mushy card kind of girl.

The heart is colored with Tim Holtz distress inks, (Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey) and I ran it through my Big Shot in an embossing folder from The Paper Studio. I knew that I wanted to have a keyhole in the middle of my heart. Although I shopped around, I couldn’t find a keyhole punch anywhere, so created a keyhole using a small circle punch and my craft knife.

For the background paper I used the envelope from a Tiffany’s catalog that I got in the mail a few weeks ago. The catalog is filled with this gorgeous paper that has a celestial theme featuring soft blues, golden clouds, stars and zodiac symbols in gold. I am going to put that catalog to good use! I added a final touch to the Tiffany’s paper by spraying it with my blue spritz.

I will be entering this card into the Cas-ual Fridays: Love Song Challenge and I will be sharing it on the blog too.



Happy Stamping,


Heavenly Hearts

Hot Air Balloon Card


I created a clean and simple Valentine on a long and tall card. My favorite part of this card is the red, white and black theme! It’s such a class look for Valentine’s Day. One little heart got a bit smudged but, I hope it isn’t too noticeable.

For the balloon and sentiment I used my Inspirational Lift  set by Inkadinkado. For the little heart I used a set that I no longer know the name of because I switched it out of it’s original packaging and into a Ziploc baggie about a year ago. The set  has dozens of individual words and a few shapes too but I never seem to pull it out much anymore.

I am entering this card into the Casual Friday’s Long and Short Challenge  and also into the  A Blog Named Hero Golden Oldie challenge too.



Happy Stamping,


Valentine Bear by Birdie Brown

There is just over a week left to visit Birdie Brown’s blog to get a copy of her Valentine Bear and to enter a chance to win 3 of her adorable digital stamps! This is the card that I am entering into her January Freebie Challenge.

Teddy Bear Valentine


I used a teddy bear digital image from Birdie Brown called, Amigurumi Bear to create this card. I printed the image out onto Solar White cardstock and colored it with Prisma Color Pencils and Copic Markers. The background is  created using Washi Tape.

I will be entering this card into Birdie’s January Freebie Challenge. Grab a copy and play along.

Happy Stamping,


How to Make Love (cards)

It has been weeks since my last post. Between the Christmas Holiday and getting a horrendous cold the day after Christmas, I had not been in the mood to post anything. However, I had been playing around in my craft room.

I put together a picture by picture view of a Valentine’s Day card that I made. Hopefully you will find it interesting to see how I put my cards together to make the final project. One of these days I might even learn how to make a video tutorial and then I can show you step by step.

Valentine's Day Cardstock

I used a hugs and kisses stamp over and over again to create the background for my card.

Valentine's Day cardstock

Next I added some hearts in a darker color.

.The Paper Studio Embossing Folder

At this point the background for my card was still pretty bland. So I used an embossing folder to jazz it up.

Embossed Valentine

See what a difference that small change made? I think this looks much more interesting and romantic.

Handmade Valentine

Finally I added my image to my base to finish the card. In retrospect it might have been nice if I showed you the steps for  creating the focal point of the card. So sorry about that but, I really will be looking into upgraded my account to allow me to include videos and then I can create more detailed tutorials.

Happy Stamping,


I Heart This Holiday!

What can you get for a dollar nowadays. Lots of love from the impulse buys isle at Target. That’s what. I got these really cute papers for only a buck the other day.

Value Valentines

I cut up the page that had the Valentine’s Day sentiments on it to create some individual cards. Simon Says Stamp had a similar look in one of the cards Kristina Werner made and that was all the inspiration I needed.



I love Valentine’s Day! The cutesy hearts, the flowers and the quest of romantic love.  In another week or so I will be hanging up my valentine window clings and putting my red, pink and white candy corn in my decorative vases. Maybe my husband and I will even go out on a date this year. The possibilities are wide open and I’m ready for them!








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