Valentine Brownies

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope you receive some special Valentine’s treat today, whether it be chocolate, flowers, a sweet card, or to just hear the words, “I love you.”

Here are the treats I made for my children, husband, and a favorite teacher.

Valentine Brownies -- group

I didn’t want to put too much effort into them, as I know my children will tear into them without spending much time examining the packaging.  However, I still wanted them to be special.

Valentine Brownie

I used some glassine bags that I had on hand.  And what’s inside the bags, you might be asking?  Well, I think the title of my post gave it away, but I put heart-shaped brownies inside.


Hmmm… they don’t look too appetizing in this picture, but they really are good.  I think I need to practice my photography of food.  I’m not very experienced at that.  🙂

I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  That’s the Ticket
Ink:  Pool Party
Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Amore Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Ticket Duo Builder punch, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon and Baker’s Twine, Tea Lace Paper Doilies

A Clustered Valentine

Doily Lacy Valentine

I’ve got another Valentine’s card for you today.    I used some of the Core-dinations cards stock on this one.  It’s my first time to try it out.   I decided I really like it for two reasons.  The first is that its texture on one side reminds me of the textured card stock Stampin’ Up used to offer (I miss that stuff!).  The other reason is that when you sand an embossed image, it really shows up.  Very fun!

I clustered some of my favorite elements on this one — I adore the scalloped heart in the Hearts a Flutter stamp set, the flower trim, pearls, and tickets.  Here’s a closer look:

Doily Lacy Valentine close-up

Thank you to all of you who left comments yesterday with ideas for how I could use yesterday’s card.  Y’all had so many good ideas that now I think I need to make more of this card!

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, That’s the Ticket
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Versamark
Paper:  Pool Party, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Pool Party Core-dinations, More Amore Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  5/8″ Flower Trim, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Delicate Designs Folders, Pearl Basic Jewels, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon

A Valentine with a Little of This and a Little of That

Loaded ValentineHere’s another Valentine’s card for you with lots of pretty new products in the Spring catalog.  I can’t decide if my favorite new product is the flower trim or the honeycomb embossing folder, but I’m pretty sure it is one of the two (at least today).  🙂  Do you have a favorite new product?

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, That’s the Ticket
Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party, Primrose Petals
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, More Amore Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  5/8″ Flower Trim, Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Ticket Duo Builder’s punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Finishing Touches edgelits, Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Sycamore Street buttons (available Jan. 22 with Sale-a-Bration)

Phone Booth

thanks in a phone booth

Here’s a sneak peek of a stamp set that will be included in the Sale-a-Bration offerings starting January 22nd.  This set includes three detailed vintage-style images and a sentiment, and I love them all.

When my husband peeked in on me as I was finishing this one up, he told me he “didn’t get it.”  He didn’t understand what the “thanks” ticket, two cent stamp, ruler and phone booth had to do with each other.  Hmmm….  I told him that they were all things that I like — simple as that.  Maybe I won’t be sending this one out in the mail.  🙂

Have a great Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (available Jan. 22), That’s the Ticket, Postage Due, Fabulous Phrases, Measuring Stick
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (sponging)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Fan Fair dsp
Embellishments:  Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die, Postage Stamp punch, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Naturals Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim, Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon

A Fluttering Heart

Fluttering Heart

The new products from the Spring catalog will be available in just one short week.  I played with some of the new goodies for this card.  I used a new stamp set called “Hearts a Flutter” as well as some fun new embellishments and designer paper.  I used the sketch from the Retro Sketches site.  I hadn’t used my Top Note die in such a long time, and I used to use it all the time.

I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, That’s the Ticket (both available Jan. 3)
Ink:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Versamark
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Real Red, More Amore Specialty dsp (available Jan. 3)
Embellishments:  Artisan Embellishments Kit (available Jan. 3), Hearts a Flutter Framelits dies (available Jan. 3), Designer Builder Brads (available Jan. 3), In Color Dahlias, 5/8″ Flower Trim (available Jan. 3), Ticket Duo Builder punch, 1/2″ Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Top Note Bigz die