Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine, Valentine, here are some more Valentines

I'm back with three more Valentines to share.  I like Valentine's Day. It's a no pressure holiday for me.  No crazy events to plan, no long list of gifts to get, no copious amounts of food to fix, just fun with the kids. 

My first Valentine to share is all black and red on kraft.  Kraft is like my new white.  Seriously, I look at a color and think "how would that pair up with kraft?" I have used more kraft paper this year than white or black.  I just love the stuff.

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My second Valentine uses some more krafty eye candy. I used the black and red color combo again. I'm a little partial. Those were my school colors.

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The last card I have is a little off the reservation for me but a lot of fun.

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I'm not normally a cutesy card maker or one to use animal print but this card was just asking to be made.  I'm sure it will go to a kid who will appreciate it.
Paper: Canvas Corp (black dots, black damask, red hearts, pink zebra, gold, silver)Papertrey Ink (black, pure poppy)
Dies: Accucut (hippo) Sizzix (Tim Holtz tiny tags and tabs, Hardware, Popup Heart)
Other: Fiskers (border punch) Marvy (heart punch)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dead beat Blogger shares Deadbeat Designs Valentines

Yes, I am a dead beat blogger. I am finally back to crafting and blogging some now that the trauma of the holidays is over. The weather is more spring-like than winter here in Austin and I find it much easier to feel refreshed.

I dug around my stamps and stash to come up with a few Valentines. Today I want to share the ones using Deadbeat Designs stamps. I love these stamps and I used my two favorites on these cards.

First up is my tree of love.

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I used the Tree for All Reasons and the heart cluster. Of course I had to throw a little kraft paper, twine and some flower soft. I finished off with two little tags from Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs and Tags die.

The second card I have to share with you today uses my all time favorite hot air balloon. I adore this stamp. I bought it with the assumption it would sit nice and pretty in the box of other stamps I adore and never be kissed with ink. However I have used this little guy enough times that I think I'm going to go back and get the other hot air balloons from Felicia's Scrapbooks.
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I finished this card off with the heart cluster again. I also used my color pencils to fill in the parts of the balloon that I didn't use patterned paper on. I feel like everyone is tooting the Copic horn right now but I still love my colored pencils. They are so much more forgiving than markers(not to mention cheaper)and for me, easier to blend.

Hopefully the crafty bug will hang around and I'll have some more goodies to share soon.

Supplies: Paper: Papertrey Ink (kraft, sweet blush) Unknown (dots)
Stamps: Deadbeat Designs (Tree for all reasons, Large Balloon, hearts)
Ink: Ranger (archival black, distress ink fired brick)
Tools: Sizzix (Tim Holtz Tiny tabs and tags)
Other: Flowersoft (mix by Felicia's stop in and get some!) Stickles (Christmas Red) Unknown (dark twine) Prismacolor (colored pencils)