Sunday, February 15, 2009

Things I Love About You

I saw this Dove chocolate tin at the store and decided it would make a really great altered item for my hubby for Valentine's Day. The first thing I did was took out the chocolates and disposed of telling where they went! ;o) This tin measures about 12" across and cost $8 with the chocolates in it.

Next, I traced the bottom of the tin onto some retired Stampin' Up! Rose Red designer paper. I used the bottom since it is smaller than the top and would leave a bit of a border of metal around the edge of the paper after I adhered it to the top of the tin. I used red line tape to stick the paper to the metal tin.

Next I used my Cricut to cut out a bunch of hearts and shadows of heart using Very Vanilla and more of the Rose Red Designer Paper. I used solid Rose Red Cardstock for the wording shadowed with Very Vanilla. The word LOVE is cut out of Purely Pomegranate cardstock.

I wanted to make something really nice for my hubby for Valentine's day. I knew that if I made this tin, it would be something he would keep and cherish, and also something I could add to year after year. The top of the tin says, "Things I LOVE About You". Inside are lots of small hearts for "confetti", and about 20 larger hearts with space to write on. On each of the larger hearts, I wrote something I love about him. I put all of the hearts inside the tin and added some wrapped Dove chocolates (having been forced to dispose of the unwrapped ones that came with the tin). LOL

Each year, I plan to add to his collection. He's such a great husband and Dad and gives so much of himself to the church, friends, and family. He has such a generous heart and is really an amazing person. We just celebrated our 19th anniversary last month. We were HS sweethearts and were together for 4 years before we got married. He's a keeper!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

CC204 Bold & Brightly Go!

I'm finally back to stamping after getting out of the groove during the holidays. We sure had a lot of snow and I had so much work to catch up on that I sort of lost my mojo. I took up other fun things, and I've been knitting like a madman. To see what I'm up to, check out my other blog!

I stamped this card for the color challenge at SCS today. I wanted to use these fun colors to the best advantage, so I used long strips of all of them. All of the brads are from our store and match the colors nicely.

Materials Used:
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, and Lovely Lilac, all from Stampin' Up!
  • Prima flowers
  • Prismacolor Pencils, stumps, and gamsol
  • Stamps: Imeldabella and Papertrey Green Thumb
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Brads from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts in Turquoise, Light Lime, and Hot Pink
I'm glad the challenge was to use such bright colors, it makes it feel like Spring!