Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Few Early Valentines

One of my crafy resolutions this year is to send cards to OWH. I always meant to last year, but would miss deadlines and then just not get to the post office. Lame excuses, I know, when the troops are doing so much for us! The deadline for Valentine cards is Friday, January 7 and I am proud to say that I sent out a small batch of them! Here are a few.

They both use Kraft for a base. The first one is stamped with the French Script backgrounder in Crumb Cake. The hearts are punched from red and pink scraps and the last one on the right is popped up and scribbled with a Spica glitter pen.
This second card is one of my favorites. I used a new Bramble Wreath stamp and added a tiny red bow and some punched hearts. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red and again the base is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder (I think from Love Language?).

Carter is waking up, so I'd better go get him. I'm trying to adjust him to just one nap a day, and it's a tough transition. Now keeping him busy till bedtime is going to be rough. I also started trying to leave him in the child care center at the gym. Let's say the first day didn't go so well. He cried almost the whole 1/2 hour I worked out and yes, that was me they were paging to come and get him. Today I just left him for about 15 minutes and they said he would play if they held him. Luckily there were not many other kids there and they could give him the attention he needed. Let's hope he gets used to it soon!!

Thanks for looking!


Rhonda Miller said...

These are great. TFS.

Cindy Vernon said...

Love the cards, especially the embossing folder. I think that I need one! Poor Carter. I had the opposite problem - I could never get Lily to take a nap!

whoistracy said...

These are so cute Melissa! Love the embossing on the second one. I need to start working on some v-day cards. I didn't realize how quickly it's approaching!

Joan B said...

absolutely love love love both these cards.