Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Another Valentine

Here is the valentine I made for my husband. He prefers simple, so I thought this would be perfect for him. the Cardstock is Real Red. I cut the heart shape in Whisper White and stamped the square scalloped image (from SUs Sweet Dreams set) in Real Red and also sponged the edge of the heart. The Love image (from SUs Love Matters set). I used the stained glass technique to color the Love image with my water color pencils. The Ribbon is from Target's $1 spot. I have been wanting to use the Sweet Dreams set and I'm glad I finally got to use it!

I am the type of person that doesn't like to throw things away, that I recieve. Birthday cards, holiday cards, etc. Well last year was my daughters first year in daycare and she recieved Valentines from all the kids. These Valentines have been in a bag and hanging in her room since last Valentine's day because I didn't want to throw them away and I didn't know what to do with them. Finally the idea came for me to scrapbook them. Duh! I don't know why it took me a year to figure that out! I just placed all the Valentines on the page, they actually all fit on one page. Which is cool. Now I can put that in her scrapbook. I didn't spend a lot of time embellishing or anything, I did cut out a double heart using my Creative Memories cutter and put a little journaling on that. I didn't think it really needed anything else.




7 comments:

AnnMarie said...

Hiya Crissy! Your hubby's Valentine card is adorable! You did a really nice job! I also LOVE your Valentine scrapbook page idea! AWESOME!! It is so cute! : ) I am a terrible packrat too! I am off to look for things to make my own custom scrapbook page backgrounds now! Have a great day! : )

Cathrine StClair said...

Cute valentine - bet your husband loved it. The ribbon is a great touch.

I really like the scrapbook page idea too. It will be fun 10 years from now to see if everyone can remember all those charactors.

Mel M. M. M. said...

What a sweet card and brilliant idea for your scrapbook page. It is SO much fun! :0) Mel

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Great card! You know what, your scrapbook page is a FANTASTIC idea . . . why didn't I think of that about 8 years ago BEFORE I threw away a bunch of Valentine's from school? I really like this idea because it will give a glimpse back to what was popular when your daughter was young! Great job!

Bee said...

That's a great idea, I don't know what to do with those either...usually they just sit there in a box till the year after when they are thrown away and replaced with the new ones!....
Right now I feel it doesn't quite matter anyway because they don't really write something personal, all the kids in the class get the same thing.... Once it getspersonal we'll sure save them...
But every 4 of us in our family have a box with our name on it where we keep the cards we receive for b-days and such...

Flossie's Follies said...

What a beautiful card your made for your husband, love the scapbook page

~Michelle~ said...

fun idea to scrap the valentines...it'll be a sweet memory for her!