Sunday, February 3, 2008

True Love and a Giveaway!!!!


I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! I went shopping yesterday for the express purpose of buying some Valentine's decorations. For some reason, my stash of Valentine Decor is seriously lacking. I found a few great things which I bought, but decided that I could make some great stuff, too. So...check back in the next day or two for a fun Valentine's Home Decor project that I am working on. In the mean time, I will share a Valentine that I made a while back that I haven't posted here or on SCS. I love using Chipboard, but find that I don't reach for it often. I need to start using my stash better. Anyway, this card uses one of the large SU! chipboard pieces which I mooshed real red craft ink onto, then heat set with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I then added the sentiment stamp from the stamp set Sweet Thing. I colored it with Markers so that some of the words would become more of a focus. I also used the Tres Chic Background stamp, which I totally love.
*****LEAVE A COMMENT ON YOUR FAVE VALENTINE TRADITION AND I WILL RANDOMLY DRAW A NAME FOR A VALENTINE SURPRISE THAT WILL BE SENT YOUR WAY MONDAY!!!!!!!
One of the Valentine's Traditions that we had growing up was that we wouldn't just take a Valentine to a friend, but we would do it by leaving it on the doorstep and then ringing the doorbell and running away. It was a complete surprise. Did anyone else do this, or was I the only one?

41 comments:

stmpnut33 said...

I just love this card - thanks for sharing!
Where do I find the info on your Valentine giveaway???

Justansa said...

I love this card...very clean and simple and I love the colors red,black and white together.

Valentine tradition....
I have 5 brothers and one sister, usually 2 days before VD, my Mom would sit us all down at the dining room table and we write our names on all the cards for our class. Then on VD my Mom made cherry jello with whipped creme.

Amy said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing!

I am *ahemm* rather addicted to red hots. I love when they start showing up on store shelves for Valentine's Day :-)

Sometime around Valentine's Day, I always make Red Hot Applesauce...

4 granny smith apples
1/2 c orange juice
1 c whole cranberries
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
3 Tbsp red hot candies
1 tsp vanilla

Peel and core apples. Cut into 1/4 inch dice. Bring OJ to a boil and add apples, cranberries, sugars and red hots. Cook covered for 8 to 10 minutes until cranberries have popped and apples are soft. Blend in vanilla.

So warm and cozy...

Kerry J. said...

Love your card and can't wait to see your home decor projects!! My ds and I always make heart shaped sugar cookies and we ice and decorate them and give them away. Super fun!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is such a beautiful Valentine card, Kelly! I loved taking pink-frosted cupcakes, covered with pink, red, and white sprinkles to my children's school classes at Valentine. Can't do that anymore! It all has to be healthy food! There should be some exceptions, right??

Shelli724 said...

The only one I recall is eating yourself silly with all the chocolate----mom alwasy gave us chocolate of some kind! Oh, now I remember abother....jello jigglers! Heart shaped jello jigglers! Yum!

Libby said...

This is so cute - love how that chipboard heart looks with the shimmery EP. Sadly I don't really have any Vday traditions. Other than hoping to find some chocolate to eat...!

ikkinlala said...

Very pretty card!

I don't have any Valentine's traditions other than eating the fudge that my grandma always sends. For a few years when I was a little kid I made Valentines for my classmates, but I don't remember ever really enjoying that - I put a lot of effort in and then got teased because I didn't have store-bought cards.

Christina Fischer said...

Kelly,

I just discovered your blog -- I'm so glad you have one! I'm a BIG fan of your work!!! :)

This is a fantastic Valentine card! Love the ribbon and the sparkle on that heart!

For Valentine's Day we like to give a little gift to each of our kids that morning -- just to let them know how much we love them!

Thanks for sharing your talent -- I'll be back to see more! :)

Christina (cmf1216)

Tankgrl said...

beautiful card and LOVE the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.. Valentines Day has always been special to me... When I was small, My Dad would take my sister and I to Fannymay candies and pick out something for my Mom. We loved to go because they would always have samples for us to try. It was really hard not to tell my Mom what was up.. Now that my Dad has passed, I take my boys to Fannymay to get something for Grandma. The excitement has not changed at all. They have a hard time not letting Grandma know whats up. They can hardly wait until the 14th.

marcie said...

Your card is gorgeous - I love that big, bold sparkly heart! Our tradition seems boring compared to yours ... we each got a box of conversation hearts and mocked each other about the "mushy" ones.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Valentine card!!! Love the big red heart!!!

In grade school we used to cover shoeboxes with construction paper and cut-out hearts and anything we could find Valentiney-- I used to LOVE making my box every year. We had mail slots cut into the lid and used them on Valentine's Day as mailboxes in our classrooms.

DeborahLynneS

typup said...

I don't really have any Valentine traditions other than wearing red. And I never remember Valentine's really being a big deal growing up.
My sister has a tradition that I really love. She gets up early and makes a special breakfast for her family and even colors the milk pink! They really seem to love it.

Denise

schmoopie said...

We don't have Valentine's day traditions, it was always just my Dad's birthday. But with my DD I am going to start making candies for her teachers, sounds like a yummy tradition to me!

Linda said...

My favorite tradition is to make valentines for our grandchildren and mail them so they actually get their own mail.
Thanks for sharing your valentine. It is beautiful!
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

stampin_melissa said...

Growing up we ALWAYS received a hollow chocolate easter bunny in our baskets along with other candies, but the chocolate bunny was a sure thing. I decided to carry on this tradition with my own DS. To add to this tradition, I always include an Easter book in his basket.

Your card is so lovely, thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! Love that glittery heart.

Valentine's is a big deal around here. Every year, we decorate the house in all kinds of pinks and reds. Hearts everywhere! We have a red themed dinner. All the food and drinks are red. We light red candles in my crystal candlesticks. The kids think it is so special! Then right before dessert, we exchange our Valentine's. The kids usually get some candy and a little gift. After the kids go to bed, DH and I pop in a girlie movie and snuggle on the couch. I *heart* Valentine's day!

Michelle
www.stampworkshop.com

Anonymous said...

One of our traditions when I was younger (very much younger) was that my father would stop at the store after work on Valentine's day and buy each of his kids and my mother a heart shaped box of chocolate candy. Then after dinner we would all sit together and pick at everyone's candy.

Joanne (tojoco)

Lovetostamp6 said...

Sweet card, LOVE the design Kelly!

My favorite Valentine memory was making our Valentine boxes for our Valentines. I would decorate a shoe box with all kinds of fun paper and embellished hearts. Thanks for digging out such fun memories, Jennifer :)

Kathy H said...

Me and my husband don't really have any real traditions. Our first Valntines Day together he went all out and had many surprises, including a limo and special flowers delivered ahead of time to our table at the dinner and a movie. So since then it has been plain. Go out to eat. Nothing super spendy. Thanks Kathy Hering...

SmilynStef said...

We don't really have any Valentine's traditions other than not going to the gym ... when we were first married, we went to the gym on Valentine's Day, and I managed to dislocate my knee in step aerobics class ... the orthopedic surgeon suggested that we try something else on Valentine's Day from here on ... so we never go to the gym on Valentine's Day.

Sunnymommie said...

We don't really have any Valentine's traditions...but I would like start ideas for Valentine's tradition..
thanks! Katey

scfranson said...

Our favorite tradition is having a nice family dinner and before everyone sits down at the table I put a little gift on everyone's plate.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Emm said...

I always love seeing the little valentines they have in stores for kids to take to school. Of course, I would rather make valentines. We like going out to eat and then I make a new "fancy" dessert (as in not or standard cookies or brownies). Love your card!

Mercy said...

what a beauty!

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NicoleL said...

Beautiful card!! Valentines tradition....usually my husband and I go out for a nice dinner and exchange lil' gifts.
Nicole L.

denise said...

love the card. TFS. We have a valentine party and each of my daughters invite a friend or two. We have a "fancy" set table, crystal and all, fancy cake and food. Then we do a craft or two.... we also make our invites. Tons of fun!

Linda SS said...

Your valentine is so pretty. I don't think we really have traditions other than usually going out to dinner to celebrate.

Cathy M said...

Your card is so pretty! We always tried to think of a creative idea to decorate our Valentine box for school. It was always a contest and you could win some goodies, which was usually candy!!!
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

tyrymom29 said...

WOW , WHat a beautiful card !!! Love everything about it !!!

Angel W said...

WOW... so pretty. I am getting my chipboard out today. You have inspired me.
I just love sending out valentines. They are my absolute fav card to make!

JenMarie said...

Hi! Gorgeous card!
Just found your blog...it will so go into my favs...I love your SCS gallery.
Hmmm, no tradition really. We usually go out to dinner.

Anonymous said...

The only tradition I've ever had for V-day is, my mom always buys me something and now I always buy my 2 boys a little something! I like that idea of leaving your present and running thou, that would be fun.
mandyslack@eastlink.ca

Pat said...

I always buy my kids a red/or heart themed item and a box of conversation hearts that are waiting for them when they wake up on Valentine's Day. We also, bake a heart shaped cake to enjoy after a wonderful Valentine dinner. Cute card! Thanks for sharing.

Pat

Anonymous said...

As kids we would just make lots of Valentine's to give away for friends and relatives!!! Thanks for sharing!!! :o)

Cindy Coffman
cac1957@hotmail.com

Vicky said...

Very stunning card! We didn't really have a tradition growing up but now mine is to always make some yummy peanut butter balls to share! So glad I found your blog.
TFS!

stmpnut33 said...

When I was little, (ages ago!!), my Mom would buy those conversation hearts and leave them in different places that only I would find them... Now I do that with my two!! They love them!

susanwood said...

Nice card!!!...we also as children would leave valentines on the doorstep..ring the doorbell and run back home...those were the days...

Crystal said...

I hope this is appropriate:

Our daughter Emma died inuetero at 36 weeks the day after Valentines Day (7 years ago) and so I spend part of Valentines Day thinking of her, going through the scrapbook I made for her and thanking God for the fact that my dh and I were able to make it through such a time in our lives to be a healthier couple. Through her death we discovered Jesus and each of us were baptized within 3 months. I refuse to let Valentines Day be a depressing time, revisiting an otherwise hard time in our lives, and instead we spend it reflecting on the way our little girl impacted our lives, she brought Jesus to us and our other 3 children!

jamie said...

i take a picture with my little boys to scrapbook for february pages. i wear pink and they wear red or white. it gives me one chance to scrapbook pink pages in the boys' scrapbooks. :) the pictures turn out better by ourselves with timer than when dad takes the pictures, for some reason. :)

Bluemoon said...

Wonderful card. We used to tape a paper bag to our desk in public school, put all our heads down - no peeking, and 1 by 1 we could go around and put Valentines in whichever persons bag you wanted to or liked. They were the fun rip apart kind of many years ago, we'd write who they were too and who from. At the end of the class you got to open your paper bag and take them home. :) visual verification is not working, yikes! bluemoonbynite@yahoo.com