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Scrapping our Stash: Practical Scrappers Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop where we are Scrapping our Stash.

This month we are focusing on scrapping our Valentine’s stash, or at least stash that has to do with love.  We are thrilled to once again have Kiwi Lane Designs sponsoring this month! Kiwi Lane Designs creates templates that help take the frustration out of scrapbooking!  And one lucky winner today will get a border set and an accessory set from Kiwi Lane. Details on how you can win this prize can be found here!

You should have arrived here from Jennifer Haggerty‘s blog. Today’s list of blogs to visit is quite long so I thank you for choosing to visit mine today.

Okay, on to my project. Continue reading »


Valentine’s Day Treats

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Some eye candy for you and some real candy for my girls! Check it out …

So the little buckets were purchased at Dollarama and then I filled them with candy hearts.

To get the hearts to stand up in the tins I attached a clothes pin to the bottom and hid it among the candies.

Here’s how I made the Valentines: using the Hearts Framelits Dies, I cut out a piece of Melon Mambo card stock with the largest size heart and started layering. First is a piece of Very Vanilla Card stock (which I inked around the edges with Melon Mambo ink) then a Dollar Store doily spritzed with Smooch Spritz in Blushing Bride. On top of that I put a piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP (once again, inked around the edge) and finally a monogram.
The monogram was made with the Alphabet Soup On Board letters that I inked in Melon Mambo then covered in Dazzling Details. (Note to self – 3 hours is not quite enough drying time!)

For the back I stamped some images and sentiments from P.S. I Love You onto another Very Vanilla heart inked around the edges with Melon Mambo ink. To get the different colours on the strawberry I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Garden Green. It’s very easy to use these markers on Stampin’ Up stamps to create custom coloured stamped images. Just colour the stamp, huff on it to re-moisten the ink and stamp as normal. Voila! Custom coloured images!
And the husband wasn’t left out of the hand made card parade. He received this lovely card that I made at an Upline meeting a couple weeks ago. Thanks to Kristina for the cute make-and-takes!!

This card also uses the P.S. I Love You stamp set and what I really love (and a great reason to go to my meetings so I can learn tricks like this to teach my customers!) is the one heart we covered in Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. A simple thing but what an impact!

A few last pictures showing the fun my girls had making Valentine’s for their class mates. I offered this as a class but had no takers so my girls got to go nuts!

Even little Christine got in on the action!

These are the ones I made for their teachers. The biggest heart is cut from a piece of Beau Chateau DSP.

Here are Christine’s finished ones. In all honesty, I think she had more fun handing them out to her little friends than she had making them!
Okay, that’s all I’ve got for you today. I hope your Valentine’s Day was a love filled as mine was!


Valentine’s for Mom and Me

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Are you tired of sending out the same old store-bought cheesy Valentine’s to your kids’ classmates?
Would you like to send out homemade Valentine’s but don’t have the supplies or the ideas?
Do your kids hound you (speaking from personal experience here!) for paper, glue and scissors and then leave a mess expecting you to clean it up?

I have the solution!

Come to my house next Saturday and I’ll clean up after your kids!

Here’s a look at what I’ve got gathered – so far – for you and your child(ren) to work with.

If there aren’t enough hearts here to inspire some lovely Valentine’s for your child’s classmates then I’m not sure what else to do!!  

Choose your background heart colour, add a doily, stamp away and glue on some hearts. 

Easy peasy?

You will also have access to some Smooch Spritz in red (or clear) that would look really cute on those doilies!!
If you are interested, please leave a comment here (or on Facebook if that’s where you’re reading this) or email me using the link in the side bar. Cost is $25/child with each additional child being $15. Your child will be able to make a Valentine for each member of their class and one (larger one) for their teacher. 
Mom’s if your child is a bit older and doesn’t require your help, feel free to bring your own projects to work on. For a $5 drop-in fee you can have access to all my stamps, inks, punches and Big Shot dies. All I ask is that you bring your own project supplies, scissors and adhesive. I will also have some card kits for you to purchase and make here or at home.
When you ask? Saturday Feb 11th at either 2:00 – 4:00PM or 7:00 – 9:00PM. Just let me know which time slot you’d like. Ladies, if you’re coming to the later time slot feel free to BYOB!!
Thanks, hope to see you there.
Oh, and since it is Sale-a-Bration right now, any purchases over $60 qualify for a free item from the Sale-a-Bration list. I may even have a few extras on-hand for you to take home right away if you place a qualifying order!