Thursday, February 21, 2013

February Card Kit Club!

So excited to share my creations from this month's Card Kit Club at Scrappin' Mojo! My lovely and talented friend Beth put our kit together this month and it was chock full of red, pink, hearts and all sorts of sweet little goodies. She took the time to die cut pieces for each of us and hand stamp sentiments. Take a peek at what she made up for the 9 of us girls playing along; adorable huh?

I added a little bit of pastel mint green and very pale pink card stock to my designs and love the different look it gave the brighter pinks and reds. The heart doily die cut Beth sent us is so precious; love how it creates such a focal point for this square card.

A simple little love banner card for someone special...

I wanted to make a little Valentine box and used a small heart box that has been hiding in my stash for a couple years. I covered it with the striped paper and added the red heart doily. Beaded trim and bitty flowers make this so sweet; love little details...

This little gift box contains a little Valentine ribbon bookmark. Made especially for my Mama.

And lastly, I took some 4"square coasters and made a very small mini book for my parents. Small picture of Desi, Cole and Ellie make up the pages. Desi added her little notes to grandma and grandpa.

Such a sweet and lovely kit! thank you Bethie for putting it together for all of us! For more inspiration, take a peek at  what the other girls made with their kits; so many fun ideas for you to tak in!


Enjoy, Nik

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Still In Valentine Mode...

I do hope your Valentine's Day was filled with lots of love, hugs and kisses. It certainly was here in our little home in Minnesota. Even though Pat had to work the late shift at work, he surprised the kids and I by doing the grocery shopping on his way home and picking up an elaborate box of chocolates for his little love bugs to wake up to. Ahhh.... love........

I attended Cole's Valentine party at preschool and had so much fun watching cute as can be 4 year olds making heart bird feeders, Valentine headbands, and eating a yummy Valentine float with ice cream and Hawaiian Punch - so frothy, pink and cute! I made all of Cole's Valentines this year with the help of my Cricut and Papertrey Ink's Tremendous Treats Valentine stamp set. I LOVE this little set - so sweet and cute for the little ones. I stamped and colored each image with watercolor pencils and then attached the little tags to these cute library style pockets cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

The little pockets were just the perfect size to fit a heart lollipop and a mini set of watercolor paints. Perfect combination for artsy 4-year olds. Cole has a very small preschool class; only 9 little ones which is great for him because of all the attention he gets! Of the 9 only two are girls. I felt like they needed a little extra special on love day and made their pockets slightly bigger to accommodate a couple Hello Kitty bracelets as well as the paints and lollipops.

For these I added lace and pom-pom fringe to the pockets, heart doilies and a little tag with their name. The adorable retro Valentine images come from the Crafty Secrets Vintage Valentine Kit. This is one of my go to things when it comes to Valentine's Day projects. These are the sweetest images, both retro style and vintage, complete with papers. You will love this one and use it year after year!

Off to spend some time with my Valentines. Happy Sunday All!