Sunday, February 14, 2010

7th Annual Valentine Rakarama

It's time again for the valentine rakarama. This year I was pondering what to make and having no ideas. I was in Joann's at the beginning of January - and they had little trees with hearts on them. Ding! I remembered i had a very cute Purple Onion Designs tree branch stamp as well as some hearts from POD - a card is born.
I set about making my card background from paper i had around (i believe that's some old basic grey you see on the left side of the card) - some plain cardstock on the bottom right and the top right was made using the beauteous Purple Onion damask stamp.
I stitched all the backgrounds and got a little sidetracked - thinking wouldn't this be a pretty quilt?
I decided I'd dress up that largest heart by decorating it with a sparkly pen. As far as the little lines i drew for the hearts to "hang" from - well who knew it would be so hard to draw a straight line? well, i did.... but i did it anyway. some were more successful than others. I cut the circles with my nestabilities and finished off the card with a hand written sentiment and a bow. Here's a pic of them all done - wow that's a lotta little bows huh?
So what else have I been doing - besides making valentines? Working, shoveling, watching some Project Runway and the Bachelor (great accompaniment when you're decorating wee hearts and tying bows). Friday night we drove to see my daughter perform in a play. Long drive there and back but it was totally worth it! She was amazing (but i knew that already...)
Happy Valentine's Day kids!


Babsarella said...

So glad you continued the tradition. You make the most lovely valentine cards and I always look forward to seeing what magical creation you will make!! All the details are so wonderful, and your handwriting is so amazing. Wish mine looked even half that good. Thanks so much for sending one to me!

redplaid3 said...

Thank you so much. It is so beautiful! I don't have your current email to tell you.


Lydia said...

Beautiful!! great cards!!

Sue McGettigan said...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Thanks for the super adorable Valentine, I still have it up, it's way too cute to take down :)

June Houck said...

Holy Moly I can't believe you made all of these. You are fabulous!!!