Saturday, February 9, 2013

MFT Kid's Valentine Project

Every year is different and this year I was able to make some Valentine gifts for our 9 year old's classmates. I covered 8 x 5 scratch pads from Office Depot with cardstock and decorated them with this fun plane and cloud from MFT. The pilot is the school mascot which is made with a SU! punch.

 When I made my initial draft it looked a little bland and I thought what can I do to liven up the background? Then I remembered this pack of 24 acetate sheets (12 x 12) I purchased at one of those bargain outlets. Now when I bought them did I know what I was going to do with 24? Heaven's no - but I thought I can't pass this up because it was only $2.99 for the whole pack! Well the Lord knew and almost a year later they had found a home and to think I almost gave them away two weeks before when I started to clean out my supplies.

When I showed our son he gave it his stamp of approval and added this sweet little tag note  "Mom it needs a suitcase in the back." In my heart I couldn't agree more but I thought 24 more pieces to stamp and cut out??? 
Well I guess you can see how things turned out! As you can tell I'm not one to think with my head when it comes to things like this but isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about?
Thanks for stopping by and may your heart be touched with love today!

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                      Simon Says Stamp Have A Heart

Monday, February 4, 2013

Thinking of You on a Snowy Day

Last week we saw our first snowfall  of the season!  It inspired me to make a quick set of note cards. I took one of the 12 x 12 papers from Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas Papers and 

printed it out as a 6 x 6. Then I folded it in half to create a sweet 3 x 6 card. What I love about this project is the rest of the snowy field created a beautiful back and there was no need to mount it on cardstock.  I just added some fine glitter, Flower Soft, and ribbon trim and I was done. In an hour or less I made six cards. This card fits nicely in one of those fun 3.5 x 6.5 envelopes. I was on a mission to send out some "Thinking of You" cards and this paper was  perfect for getting the job  done!

I told you this was our first snowfall of the season and it might be our only one so when our little guy came home from school he headed straight outside for some trampoline fun! We ended up with 3- 4 inches which was exciting for the kids. The only bad thing was the snow started after school on a Friday so  no snow day from school! I know those of you who are north of the Mason Dixon Line are probably laughing, but it is what it is : ) 
Thanks for stopping by and may you enjoy the moments you are given!

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