February is always a fun month for me… a return to a normal routine after the holidays and the anticipation of the summer (as a school teacher, February always is an encouragement…that I may actually survive until the end of the school year). And, I’ve always enjoyed Valentines from a crafting standpoint. There’s no pressure around the holiday like Christmas brings, and it’s opportunity to do something cute, simple and fun!
This February is no exception. The 2017 Occasions catalog had this stamp set, Yummy in my Tummy and the minute I saw it I KNEW this lovable beast needed to be in my calendar. (Sorry, the set is now retired… I know, so sad)
Such a super simple, easy image. And you can color, or no need… And, he’s just a little friendly smile to see as you change the months on the calendar.
Hope you enjoy your February! Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you today!
Happy February! As we turn the page to this month, love is in the air!! I love these little lady bugs. So cute. Reminds me of those I love in my own life…
This month is so simple, but cute. And, it was super fast to make… The stamp set is Love You Lots (obviously….) and did a quick marker color and that is that! This would also make a cute little 3×3 card too for your valentine!
Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!!
I realized Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but I want to share a little of the decor I made for the house. Actually, I made 13 of these… sent to family on the mainland for Valentine’s!! What a wonderful piece of HAPPY mail!
Even though I made it pink and hearts, I really tried to keep it from being TOO Valentine-y just cause I wanted people to be able to leave it up past the holiday. Just cause it is very cheery…
Love the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper. It’s fabulous. I actually thought it would be too pink for my liking, but when it came, I was wonderfully surprised. It seems to go well with everything.
I cut the banners out on the big shot… cut out the dsp and photos alike. The big shot makes the easiest banners… (and many other things.)
Our little heart punch lines up very well with the Hearts TIEF… The glimmer cut outs glued in real well.. (oops, looks like one of my hearts is a little crooked…)
I had a very hard time getting pictures without glare…
One of my favorite card sites (for making digital cards) is Pear Tree Greetings. I saw the idea of sending a Valentine’s Banner on their site. But, it was about $3 EACH. To order! And, I figure, with this banner, I spent less than a dollar! And, it came together in minutes! You could modify for any occasion!
Ok. Homework: Go make some spring banners. And send me some pics!! I wanna see. They are so much fun!!
Valentine’s is coming. And if you are like me, it’s one of those holidays that just kind of sneaks up on you (confession: they all sneak up on me). But I’m trying to do my due diligence and send out fair warning. VALENTINE’S IS TOMORROW. Ladies. Feel free to forward this to your husbands as well. Valentine’s. Day. Tomorrow.
Anyway, I enjoy this holiday cause it’s not as stressful as Christmas. And its a fun holiday cause chocolate is generally the food of choice when celebrating it. Which is fine by me.
So, in prepararion, Isaac needed some treats for his classmates. And so we made some.
Isaac was my sprinkle-putter-on-er. Yes. That is the official title. These are those wafer cookies, strawberry flavored, of course. Dipped in almond bark. And heart sprinkled. And when I ran out of cookies, we switched to grahams. Both of which are delicious when covered in sugar and then more sugar.
And here is what they look like all packaged up:
Its hard to see the candy. But they’re in a fry box and the tag is made with the super cute cheerful critters stamp set. Blendabilities makes coloring this super easy…
And here are some more fast, easy valentines that you can get together before tomorrow:
Both are from the You Plus Me Stamp set.
If making them isn’t an option at this point, and you live on Maui… Then head over to Perfection Bra Fitting. In Wailuku… On Central. See Terri. She has some of my hand made valentines in her store. And all you will have to do is sign the insides. Super easy. And if you are interested in her services (her incredible brafitting services) let me know. I have a coupon for you to get $5 off your purchase (for first time customers). Fittings are free. And she is amazing.
So. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.
Here’s another card I made for a swap… This one is from the Spring Occasions mini catalog… “You Plus Me” stamp set.. It’s a fun little stamp set. And I love the coordinating paper and washi…. But anyway…. This card has the new chalk board paper on it. It’s a nice paper and with the chalk ink pad… Works very well…
This is a black card base with the white layer… That is hard to tell in the photo… But I love that little stapler. And I seem to be using it on everything!!
Check back on Monday! I’m going to be part of a Creative Blog Hop… I’ll have some exciting projects for you!
Happy February!! (can you believe it is already FEBRUARY???… 2014 is already 1/12 over…omg.)
Anyway, if you’ve been following along, you know that a couple of the Maui Stampers and I are doing a little mini-blog-hop that features our little yearly calendars. It’s fun, cause you can see each of our take on each month!!
Well, here’s mine. It uses the Monster Maniacs stamp set. And, I love it… They are so goofy. They are perfect for Valentines. And just plain cute.
And, here is a closer look….
Well, hope you have a lovely February!! We will be back in March with the latest in the calendar series!!
Check out the other Maui Stampers’ Calendars!!
Anne Matasci: mauistamper.wordpress.com
Cheryl Hamilton: createwithcheryl.me
Hello!! I have a quick little treat bag to share with you today. I must say, this latest catalog and subsequent releases from SU have really incorporated packaging and gifting into their line-up. And I LOVE IT. And, you will too.
These are the Sweetheart Treat Bags (#134610). These treat bags come 12 in a set…Bags, large striped tag, and twine. AND… the best part is… IT’S ONLY 4.95!! For 12!!
I added the two little banners from the Banner Blast stamp set (it’s an SAB set, and won’t be available until tomorrow) and punched them out with the coordinating punch (again, SAB item and not available till tomorrow–with qualifying purchase.)
Here it is with some of silver tissue that I folded and used the ‘grass scissors’ from the Spring Occasions catalog to cut the little fringe on the top…
And, of course, what is a Valentine’s treat bag without a TREAT??
These bags are only available until MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN TIME today. This means order by 8:00 tonight Hawaii Time to be safe… You can order through my online store if you so desire. And, they also have cute kiddie valentines and other valentine cards if you need something quick and easy…
It’s not too early to start on Valentines… It’s only a couple weeks away…