Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentines Day - Part 1

Hi everyone!

I have to confess....  I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day.  To me it's always been about "forced romance." I've always said that I'd rather get flowers or candy on any other day of the year because it means my husband did it purely because he wanted to - not because the calendar said he had to.  However, as a crafter, I find Valentine's Day secretly fun. I mean all those hearts and pinks and reds!! What's not to love?

So.....why aren't they any pinks or reds in my Valentine's card?  Well, that brings me to the challenge part of this post. I found a couple of challenges that I thought worked well together and wanted to see what I could come up with. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

HIMCR #31- Valentine's Day Project. The goal of this challenge is to make a non-traditional valentine project.  You can read all about it here at Hiding In My Craft Room

Challenge #41 - Bringing Out the Old.  The goal of this challenge is to make a project using something old (old supplies or tools not used in a long time).  You can read all about this one here at Whimsical Designs

Supplies Used:  Scraps!! (Love using those scraps!), ribbon from Offray, Cuttlebug folders (script and hearts). The green and brown hearts are cut from Gypsy Wanderings.

What's old?  The stickers!  The "candy hearts", "chocolate candy" and sentiment came from an old sticker sheet I bought a long time ago and never used.  It's from Flair Designs, 2004. I think you could also classify the ribbon as old because it's been in my collection for at least two years and I never opened it. (The scraps may or may not be way of knowing how long they've been in the scrap bin!)


Kim G.


  1. What a great card! I love the candies and embossed hearts. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  2. Oooh, this is so sweet! I love the non-traditional colors, the gorgeous embossing, and those sweet candies! Excellent work! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

    Hugs and blessings!

  3. love your card the candy sticker looks real and i like the embossed hearts. im with ya on the whole valentines thing but i do love making the romantic heart filled cards :) thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

  4. Very cute! I love all the texture and layers! Thanks for joining the Hiding in My Craft Room challenge!