It’s the Sweetest Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I wanted to let you in on a little of what happened in my life preparing for Valentine’s Day!

This is my grandma’s rolling pin, it’s been missing a handle for as long as I can remember.  I think it makes my hubby a little nervous that someday it might come up missing both handles.  I combined it with my mom’s sugar cookie recipe to spread a little love.  I took some to two of the guys my hubby has coffee with daily – one’s a widow and one’s single!  I’m pretty sure they liked them.  I also took a couple to my son along with 3 dozen chocolate chip cookies to share with his work buddies.  They were definitely a hit!

 

This is the Valentine that I made for my son…it’s a quick 3X3 using the Emojis set.  Super cute in my opinion with the fundamentals heart paper perfect for someone that cares much more about the cookies than the card 🙂  I get it!

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This card for my boss is stamped using a retired stamp set.  I even think she’ll like the punny Valentine wish.

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This card is going to my sweet co-worker.  She is definitely the sprinkles on my ice-cream!  I topped the cute cone with some of the coordinating Sugar Rush Dots, you can barely see them in the photo.  That little row of hearts at the bottom of the white panel is the Sugar Rush Washi tape…sweet huh?  LOVE this Sugar Rush paper, I’m on my second pack already!!!

One of my favorite things about card making is being able to customize my cards.  This last Valentine is going to my sweetheart.  He is the best Valentine a girl could ask for.  If you see me in person ask about our first Valentine’s Day Date – I knew up front what I was cut out for and decided he was a KEEPER!!!  This stamp set is from My Favorite Things a new to me company (like I needed another stamp company in my life).  I fell in love with this girl and her dog and knew I needed to get it to make my Valentine card for him.  The papers are from the Close to My Heart Fundamental line mixed with a little black cardstock, everything was colored with the Shin Han markers.  I hid it on his dash board so he found it on his way to work this morning.  LOVE that guy!

I just got notice that Close to My Heart is having a surprise SWEET SALE this afternoon – it’s start at 2:00 PST so hop on my OBA and see what you can find.  You can click this link or visit my page at www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.  Don’t forget my personal promotion this month – for every $50 order you will be entered into a drawing for a free complements pack.  It’s a great time to stock up on card bases and envelopes and check out the amazing discounts on our clearance page.

Thanks for stopping by…I wish you a very fabulous Valentine’s Day filled with lots of love!

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More Ice Cream Dreams

I told you this was one of my favorite stamp of the month sets!

Today I’m sharing a fun card that has a fun gate-fold opening.  It is tied together using a piece of thick Pixi twine.  I again used the Wanderful paper, but just because it was still sitting on my desk.  I started with a base of Kraft card stock which I embossed with the Diamond Embossing Folder (it reminds me of a sugar cone).  I random stamped the Popcicle from the set onto a piece of Crystal Blue C/S and then mounted a fussy cut and Shin Han Marker colored Ice Cream Truck.  Do you see the fun addition of buttons as tires?

  

On the inside I took the long sentiment and cut it apart (after it was stamped – I’m still not brave enough to cut apart my stamps, but I know lots of people do.)

I appreciate you stopping by to take another look at my art.  I’d love it if you joined the “Royal Court” and followed my blog by clicking on the follow blog.  From June 1st – June 30th anyone that follows my blog will be entered into a random to win an incentive stamp set all of their own.

Ice Cream Dream – June SOTM

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring June’s SOTM, which is Ice Cream Dream.  If you have come here from the Stampologist Paige Dolecki , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

This month we have 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using June’s  SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Blog hopping is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Let’s get started!

I have been waiting patiently for June to arrive.  This is by far my favorite Stamp of the Month Set.  It brings back fond childhood memories of getting quarters from my mom’s boyfriend (whom later became my step-dad for 40 years of my life) so that I could run out and meet the ice-cream truck.  I wanted to do a banner, but wasn’t sure what I wanted it to say so I settled on “sweet”, I’m going to hang this in my new craft room once it’s finished.


  

I put both the Cricut Art Philosophy and Artfully Sent cartridges to work on this banner.  I used Crystal Blue C/S and the blue dots is from the Wanderful Collection.  The letters were cut in Gypsy C/S.  I pre-cut each piece in White Daisy and then decided to go back and do some layering.  The large banner is layered once and the Dot B&T has two pieces of white layered to give it thickness without using foam tape.  I then sponged all the edges, added a few pieces of bling to each banner piece and tied it all together with White Ribbon (which is actually from CTMH although it’s long retired) – who remembers the ribbon rounds?  I really had fun putting this all together, although I didn’t think I was ever going to get the glue and ink from my fingers.

Now “hop” on over to Michelle Loncar’s blog where you’ll find some more sweet artwork!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until 30th of June!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Ice Cream Dream – Sneak Peek

It’s HOT today…at least by Western Washington standards!  I grew up in Eastern Washington where it hits a 100 degrees for weeks at a time, so 80 should just be considered warm I suppose.  It’s not Texas or Oklahoma hot, I’ve been there in July now that’s HOT!

My favorite treat when it’s hot (or cold for that matter) is ice cream and the upcoming June Stamp of the Month features just that!  Ice cream cones, sundaes, popcicles and even an ice cream truck are just a few of the cute images to choose from.

Today I’m sharing a card using some of my leftovers from the Hopscotch Paper packet that recently retired (Hopscotch and Ice cream just sounded like they belonged together).  I cut a piece of Flaxen cardstock in a scallop card base using the Art Philosophy cartridge layered on some papers loosely using a pattern from the Wishes pattern book, colored in my peach ice cream with strawberry syrup sundae with my Shin Han markers and here’s the pièce de résistance I brushed Wink of Stella on the topping and along the colored in words on the inside of the card.

  

I follow Wendy’s Stamping Rules blog and she is always going on about Wink of Stella this, Wink of Stella that and she creates the cutest darn artwork so I decided I needed some Wink of Stella in my life.  Oh yeah, this stuff is fun.  I jumped right in by buying three colors (gold, silver and clear) from Amazon…it put the happy right on my face!

I guess the inside should read, You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and Wink of Stella & that’s the same kind of thing!

Thanks for stopping by…what’s your favorite flavor?