Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Almost Valentine's Day

It has been a busy, busy couple of days getting ready for Valentine's Day.

Ainsley attended a party at the Grange for homeschooled children that was tons of fun.  And you know we can't just bring regular, store bought valentines.  How about these.   

These were a cute little download on Jessica Sprague's website.  Lots of different candy wrappers.  Added a bit of stickles, and a little flower...so cute.

And of course she had to have a mailbox to receive Valentines.

Well, the photos from the party are on another camera, so I will have to come back and show you those later.  Let's just say Ainsley had a great time and wishes she could spend more time with her friends, and less time on her studies.

The big sale is still going on over at the Flamingo Scraps store... and I wanted to play so, with some inspiration From Lisa Pace's book, Delight in the Details, I came up with this.
 
Lots of Marks Paper Company, platinum stickles (my new fave), some Prima flowers and butterflies (cut from a vine) and bits of this and that.  I am off to look for a stand later today to hang it from.  If you, like me, love vintage and shabby, I highly recommend her book.  Beautiful.

One more project.  
 
This one was inspired by Danielle Flanders and the beautiful rose balls she made for the Melissa Frances booth at CHA.  She had a tutorial on her blog how to make the roses out of crepe paper.  Well, I don't have crepe paper.  But you know what I do have?  Lots of leftover crepe paper ribbon from my children's birthday parties.  I added a few beads and pearls and came up with a cute little wall hanging.  Of course, the girls are fighting over it.  lol

Well, Phil has gone rock climbing for the weekend, so I gotta run.  Yep, abandoned me on Valentine's Day.  lol  But he was nice enough to have these delivered yesterday so maybe I wouldn't miss him quite as much.
 
 It's not working, but at least they are pretty and smell nice.

Hope you are with the ones you love this weekend.
 
Hugs.
 
Nancy

5 comments:

Michelle said...

This you need to make another crepe paper heart to eleviate the fighting!! LOL Those roses are beautiful!! I love the card as well. Don't feel bad, Greg is working all day tomorrow.. so he won't be around and by the time he gets home will be too tired to do anything.

Danielle said...

Love how you made them into a shape of a heart! That is so gorgeous!
Danielle

Mrs. Tristan said...

Those valentines's are gorgeous! I can not believe that your hubby left for valentine's day!! Ugh! Brat! ;o) But those roses are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i loveeee that mailbox you made for your DD. That's also beautiful!

Angela V. said...

The card you created is beautiful, and that paper rose heart too!

Heather Landry said...

The Valentine's you made are amazing! I love the crepe paper heart. You should totally make another one so they won't fight. Your roses are so beautiful girlie. Happy Valentine's Day... (again!)