Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy almost Valentines Day!

Sometimes I just think that everyday should be Valentines Day. Why should only one day be dedicated to love and friendship? Shouldn't this be incorporated into every day and everything we do? I love getting flowers, candy and cards...but why only for this special occasion? How about on just Mondays or long weekends or rainy days? There should be a special day everyday, just to show those in our lives how much we love and appreciate them!

So, as a result of the upcoming Valentines Day, I made this card for my ever wonderful, loving, supportive, funny and snuggly husband of mine. Hope he doesn't read this before Monday! I used some leftover Prima Paper the I absolutley love, some brown hemp string, flag stickers from Jenni Bowlin, some cotton Lace and twill from Fabric Land and the "be mine" sentiment is from Pink Paislee. I also sewed around the edge of the card...seems to be the only way I get to use my sewing machine these days - on paper!

And here are some LO's I did over the weekend at a private crop that I organize. Two LO's in about 8 hrs...not bad for me!!! The first one here is of an old car...I took the photo at our Cousin Jesse's wedding in Winnipeg last summer. I just loved how it turned out - one of my favorites for sure! I used the Crate Paper Restoration line - love all the old/vintage looking stuff that came with it. I used some Tattered Angels glimmer mist on the background and the doily - after I embossed it with a Tim Holtz texture folder. I made the flower out of old sewing patterns, topping it off with a Paper Crate fabric brad. The butterfly is from old book pages, die cut from a Stampin Up die...I then sewed down the middle of the three butterflies to make it a bit dimensional. I also used some Rangers Ink alcohol ink to create the Tim Holtz acrylic square at the bottom right side of the flowers and the Heidi Swap clear heart. Love that stuff too!

This is a photo of my favorite nephew and his mother so amazingly rubbing noses! I took this photo again at Cousin Jesse's wedding in Winnipeg Manitoba. He was the ring bearer wearing the cutest Converse shoes, dress shirt and tie. I used the Circa line from Cosmo Cricket and then added some extra stuff in the mix. I created a little envelope to the left of the photo and stuck some cute little pieces inside. I tried using some bubble wrap and black paint as the background dotts....didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. I also painted the flower was a teal blue, but that didn't work so well. Who knew that you could paint the flowers?!! Man have I been missing out!

Thanks for looking everyone...have a great weekend!



  1. AMAZING! Like usual Jody. Love the card...Dustan is one lucky guy! The picture of the old car is also one of my favorite. I would love a copy framed for my place....hint hint hint! LOL

    I also agree with you about every day should have some special meaning...and when you have love in your life from your friends and family...every day IS special!!

    Forever your loving sister....J

  2. Jody so great to be working with you on the Creative Scrappers CT!!! Your work is awesome!

  3. Hi Jody! Congrats on the Creative Scrappers team! Excited to get to know ya!!!

  4. Congrats on making the Creative scrappers DT! Can't wait to get to know you better and get scrappy with the sketches! Love your style!

  5. Congrats on the Creative Scrappers CT! I´m sooooo looking forward to work with you!

  6. Amazing LO wow!!! Congrats on Creative Scrappers, can't wait to start working with you!

  7. Great page! Looking forward to seeing your takes on the sketches!

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