The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #2

Welcome back to the Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #2: Ribbons and/or Lace

There’s always something fun going on at The Crafter’s Cafe.

This month, the theme is is to use ribbons and/or lace on your project.

I fell in love with this adorable ladybug digi called, “Love You Lara,” by Digital Delights, partly because she’s just so darn cute and partly because my nickname is Globug. I coloured her with my Copics, added stitching to the heart box with my white gel pen and embellished her with some sparkle and ribbon. As I have been doing with all my cards this year, I finished the two inside panels and the back with the same designer paper. The sentiment, “I totally love you,” is generic enough to use for Valentine’s Day or any time you just want to say, “I love you.”

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Valentine’s Day Cards…yep, two more!

Two little pocket mice all cuddled up, together. That's me and my husband--we're a cuddly twosome!

I guess I just don’t want Valentine’s Day to be over.

It’s so nice to have a day when people are reminded and encouraged to do acts of love and kindness. Every day should be Valentine’s Day!! Anyway, here are my last two Valentine cards.

I chose to make my husband’s card in a non-traditional blue, because my husband likes blue and also, because I didn’t want to make him a card that was too pinky frou-frou.

I coloured it with my Copic markers, and used my new Copic Atyou Spica  makers to give the little mice a furry look.

The inside verse on my husband's Valentine's card...and a sweet plaid heart.

My mother, also affectionately known within the family circle as, “Nan” and “The Warden,” is a feisty, always-going-a-hundred-miles-an-hour, going concern…but, I guess that’s what keeps her young, even at 82.

A Valentine's Day card for my mom...a busy, busy lady.

The inside verse on my mom's card. I included an "Admit One Valentine" ticket, just for fun!

Thanks, so much, for dropping by! I still have one more Valentine’s Day card to come, but can’t post it until next week after it goes up at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog, for which I am a proud member of the design team. I hope you will drop by, again!!

My Funny Valentines

When I came home from delivering Valentine's Day treats and cards to our children, I was surprised with these beautiful roses from my wonderful husband. As always, he picked out a card with the kind of message that makes me feel very very loved. To make the day even more special, he ticked a couple of things off his "Honey-Do-List," without even being asked!! I am blessed!!

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for “lovers,” it’s for everyone who loves anyone!

For me, making Valentine’s Day cards this year was almost as delightful as finding out that chocolate has no calories (wouldn’t THAT be grand). I’ve only been making cards since last spring, so every special occasion has been another wonderful opportunity for me to try my hand at making something pretty for people I love.

Here are a few photos of my first Valentine’s Day cards and treat bags. Each treat bag was made to match the Valentine card, which I put inside, to keep things together.

As you can see, I just used paper lunch bags, with a piece of cardstock folded over the top. I punched two holes at the top and put a piece of coordinating ribbon through the holes.

I tied the ribbon into bows to help embellish the package and to keep it closed.

I added a little tag with each person’s name on it.

Valentine Treat Bags for Neil and Jenn, Angie and Ashleigh

Valentine Treat Bags for Steve, Lindsay and Austin

A card for my son Neil and my daughter-in-law, Jenn.

A card for my granddaughter, Ashleigh...who just happens to have a brown rabbit named Star!

A card for my grandson, Austin.

A card for my granddaughter, Lindsay.

A card for my daughter, Angie.

A card for my husband, Peter.

And last, but not least, a card for my mom.

P.S. I delivered my little treat bags and cards, today, and I think they were a hit…not in the same way that a new car  or an all-expenses-paid vacation would have been a hit, but they did put smiles on a few faces.  “And, that,” as Martha Stewart says, “is a good thing.”