It has been almost a year since I have posted to my Blog. Wow, I knew it was a long time but I didn't realize it was 11 months. Time slips away. A lot happening around here. I am now working full time ( over 40 hours a week) along with planning my oldest daughter's wedding, tending to the Bullies ( they're almost 3 yrs old but still chew and seek to destroy everything), my husband continues to work out of state ( its been 8+ mos.). I just haven't found much time to fit in the crafting/ blogging as I would like. I made some time last weekend to actually do some crafting- Gosh did I need that. I cut, colored, and glued until 4 am. I had a great time watching movies, a glass of wine and crafting in quiet.
I made a lovely Love themed Shadow Box Frame- photo ready. Just the perfect special gift for a loved one. Would look adorable on a fireplace mantle with photo of the kids, nieces, nephews, or even the pets.
I used the SU! die cut and rolled some mini paper roses to place in the red glass bottles I found at Target. I think they turned out very cute. I also made mini Valentine cards and placed inside the mini mailboxes.
I colored and placed some images I traded for many years ago. I used the SU! heart and new Bow punches to add the adorable details.
I used the SU! Blendabilities Markers to color most the images- Loving these markers! I now own all the SU! colors. I also own 100+ Copics, 50+ Spectrum Noir, 50+ Prisma Markers, and Ranger's (Tim Holtz) markers. I have used all these for years but, feel the SU! are so simple and more user friendly compared to other alcohol inks.
The gift pails are filled with Lavender lotion, purse size nail files, nail polish, purse size notebooks with matching images, a couple pencils, and candy. The perfect little Valentine gift for a friend, co worker, teacher, or the teenager in your life.
The heart shaped candy box images (above) are colored with Copics. The image another swapped image from years ago ( I used to do a lot of paper, image, card swaps). These little 3"x 3" cards are my favorite. The perfect little card to add to a special Valentine Gift.