I have been working on Valentine projects for weeks now. I was involved in two swaps, the first
I've written about here and the second one we were asked not to post until Valentines Day.
There have also been Valentines to make for family and friends near and far.
Two weeks ago I had an appointment with my dental hygienist, Mindy, for a cleaning (twice a year...like clockwork!) and I decided to bake some brownies for her. I wrapped them up and then thought I should make a tag. I had an image, from a digital collage sheet, of a woman that I had been wanting to use for a long time. I came up with this design using a copy of a ledger sheet as a background and some stamped red hearts. The Valentine phrase, "Be my Valentine...or else!", just fit the picture somehow, don't you think?
I wanted to make Valentines for all of my workmates, 11 of them, but knew it would take me forever to do all that layering so I decided to scan the orignal card and then resize and print them out as digital cards.
They are the size of an ATC or playing card. I then made goodie bags for each of them
with some sweets and added the card. Unfortunately, the snow kept me home from work this week
so they won't actually get these until next Tuesday when I go back to the office.
The people who know me well, know that I will always choose a funny, silly card
over a sentimental one. I always go for the laughs! It's who I am.
On the other hand, this year I decided to go for a more tender card for my husband, David.
I wanted to use the two little children featured in my blog header. After playing around
with the image for a while, I decided to use the blog header itself.
I sized it, added just 2 words and cut it out and
mounted it on a kraft cardstock 6X6-inch card.
Did you make Valentine cards this year? I used to be one of Hallmark cards best
customers. Now they send me coupons all the time for free stuff...I think they miss me!
I have two more Valentine collages to show you but
I want to make sure they have reached their destinations first.
I'll be back soon.