My two little peanuts...they mean the world to me and make me so happy! I haven't shared pics of them in awhile, so here are a couple. I don't seem to take as many pics in the winter time. Kati is always happy, always loving and makes me smile with the cute things she says everyday!Taylor is doing awesome in school and is getting all A's and B's this year! She's such a beautiful, strong and happy girl. She was thrilled to recently get her braces off after 8 months! Their teeth move so fast when they are young. I just hope her teeth stay where they are supposed to now after all that hard work.
I can't wait to spoil them for Valentine's Day. The girls at CMK had some great ideas for fun things they do for their kids to make the day special! What kinds of things do you do? I'd love to hear your ideas.
In scrappy news, the next challenge is up at Card-a-licious! The challenge is to create a thank you card with something pink, felt and stitching. I misread the challenge and didn't see that it was supposed to be a thank you card...oops! But I think this would work anyhow.
Papers are October Afternoon Norm's News (houndstooth) and Making Memories Kraft Pillow Ticking Love Notes (stripe). Felt is Fancy Pants, rub ons are Doodlebug and cardstock scallops are Bazzill Strips.
This next set was done for Dream Street with their Hugs-n-Kisses line. The card base for the "Will You Be My Valentine?" card is actually a little envelope/postcard that you cut out from the patterned paper. The Dream Street chipboard letters were inked with black StazOn ink and the heart brad was previously gold, but also inked with StazOn to update it a bit. I sewed right onto the chipboard heart. You can use a regular sewing needle, but I recommend using one that is specifically made for jeans and heavy material, that way it will prevent breakage of your thread while stitching on chipboard.
This is the chipboard that I used and cut just a portion of it on the Love Ya! card, and then I painted it white and wrapped ribbon around it.
A quick pic of the postcard paper that I used for the Will You Be My Valentine card, isn't it cute?
To open this card, you would just slide the ribbon off of the top. The large heart is only adhered on one side, so the card isn't adhered shut. But you could make it into a pocket and put goodies inside as well. The chipboard heart is Cosmo Cricket and I backed it with some of the Hugs-n-Kisses paper. The rub on saying is Melissa Frances.
Phew! If you are still reading, thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon with preview pics of the next card kit at CMK.