Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What a week!!!

And it's only Tuesday.... You may know that I'm retired from the work world. It's been a bit over a year now, and I'm wondering how I managed to get everything done here at home plus at my workplace. I've been busy making Valentine cards for the little ones, and needed to get them mailed in time. Here are a few that I made, not all of them fit in the photo...



Carter loves frogs and toads, Grant plays piano, Drew is a 3-year-old boy, Kelly's into puppies, and the little girls all love girly things. The "S" is for Samantha. There were six more....

Naturally, there were other things happening besides making Valentines. DH has a stomach virus, and you know what that means....Right now he's "resting" in the recliner. I've got some wonderful homemade chicken noodle soup for his dinner, and when I was grocery shopping this morning, I saw that they had small tenderloins on super special. So guess what I'M having for dinner???... I'm so bad...heeheehee.

There really is a point to this post. PTI is celebrating their 7th Anniversary, and they've got a birthday bash going on. Pop over there to see the previews of the new releases set to come out in their store on Saturday, the 15th. But don't just drool over these fabby stamps and dies, play along with today's challenge -- "Stripes". Love stripes. Oh yeah...


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Knew right where I was going with this one...



In order to enter this challenge, one must use at least one PTI product. The wreath and sentiment are both from their Tag-Its #3 set, as is the Ripe Avocado ink. I shadowed it a bit, but it's difficult to see here. The dp is a 12x12 Simple Stories. I die cut some felt for the flower and popped a pink rhinestone for its center. The leaves are from W plus 9. Neenah white frame and base. And there you have it. Happy dances everyone.


14 comments:

PiecesByEmily said...

Such a sweet card, Bev! And i love all your Valentine cards. So cute!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I'm sure all the grandchildren treasure handmade cards from Grandma - I'm feeling nostalgic for grandparents this week as my FIL is really not well and soon my kids will likely be without a grandfather. Hope John recovers quickly and that you enjoy your treat for dinner!

Anita in France said...

Sweet, sweet Valentine's for the kidlets, Bev ... love that you personalised them so beautifully! Spectacular stripes in perfect pink with a pretty pop of posy! Chicken noodle soup for DH sounds yummy ... but your tenderloin ... mmmmm ... want to share?? Anita :)

Shannon J said...

Awwwww, such sweet valentine's for the grandkiddos! All your efforts are well worth it - I can tell you that I still have SO many of the cards my grandparents gave to me in my special memory box, and they mean the world to me. AND they're not even hand made!! The kids will cherish these forever and always. And your PTI card, total swoon! I LOVE the stripes!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is gorgeous, Bevie! So striking! And, hey - so BOLD! Won't this work for the new CASology word, bold? I think so!! I hope John feels better soon. Hugs, Darnell

Kylie said...

Poor hubby! Hope he feels better soon. Hope you stay well!

The cards for the grandchildren are delightful. They will love them. As for the PTI card - gorgeous! Love the striped background and the sweet sentiment in the centre finishes it off so well. hugs!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev your grandchildren will LOVE these homemade with love Valentines! They will remember these always! Adore the striped card too. Hope your husband feels better soon!

maria f. said...

There you go proving yourself Bestest Cardmaking Grandmother of the Year! All so cute and all so specially made with the recipient in mind, I'm sure. Just LOVE this pink striped beaut. Perfect for the PTI celebration graphic.

cm said...

Oh, to live closer and we could have crafted our various Valentine cards together! Your grandkids will treasure these, and we know each one is infused with a hearty helping of Grandma's love! Darling, adorable and simply stupendous *grin* (borrowing from you...). Sorry to hear John isn't feeling well; your home-made soup sounds like the perfect remedy! I'm not much for soup (long story...), so I'll join with Anita in asking "wanna share?" Your card: most lovely! Beautiful and bold (Darnell mentioned CASology, so do scope it out; your card totally works! And maybe even Case This Sketch!!). Hugs~c

Marybeth said...

Bev.....these look store bought! Oh my gosh these are all so adorable and personalized .... Love the hearts coming out do the dump truck and the piano wow......love your pink striped card too. You rock grandma!

Deepti said...

awww Bev these kidoo cards are so very adorable, I am sure they would love them :) and PTI card is simply stunning

Geri said...

The valentine cards are adorable! And how special that each one is 'special made' by grandma! I would love to see pics of the others :)

The striped card - MY ABSOLUTE #1 FAVORITE BEV CARD EVER!!! The colors, the simple design, and the felt flower are all amazing, but the white border around the striped panel totally steals the show!!!

Hannelie said...

I LOVE the cards you made for the little ones... they must feel so special!
And that striped beauty!!! WOW! Great job!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...these are all just fabulous and fun! I have to agree with Carol, wish I lived closer too, so much fun to have crafty friends that live close by and be creative with them. Your grandchildren will be over the moon with your sweet cards.