A teaspoon of valentines

A teaspoon of valentines

I was actually kind of tired of making valentines cards, but still needed to make a couple of more. What’s a girl to do? Fresh inspiration comes from the strangest places. I was helping my nephew make his class valentines and all of a sudden I got the kick I needed to do this card. In fact I used a couple of his ‘scrap’ pieces of papers to cup out my images. The funny thing is in making his it wasn’t until assembling them that I realized last year I made similar ones for my kids (nieces and nephews), talk about reinventing the wheel, I could have just used those dimensions and cut files.

A cup with heart

A cup with heart

I have wanted to use this die and just haven’t. I guess I was just waiting for the perfect sketch to come along and it finally did. I think it is weird how sometimes I will put off using a stamp or die and I keep thinking to myself “What are you waiting for?” I think most of the time I just get busy and it just isn’t the right fit for the project in front of me.

Valentines hogs & kisses

Valentines hogs & kisses

Isn’t this little guy just the cutest? My nephew was commenting on him and I told him that his name was “PigWit” which he thought was a good name. Then he said but the saying is wrong. Hogs have tusks, and if his name is PigWit he isn’t a hog. Leave it to the nine year old that I have worked so hard on teaching the value of vocabulary and zoology to point out how my card isn’t correct. How can a moment both make you so proud and just all of a sudden realize that your hours of hard work are really strangely disappointing? I thought the saying was cute? It’s just a card…

Kitty love

Kitty love

I made both a kitty and a puppy version of this card. I know some people are cat people and some are dog people, I am an animal person when it comes down to it. I am not a fan of rodents, but other than that… Right now we have a dog and a gecko. Our nephew thinks the next pet needs to be a turtle. I am honestly having a horrible case of puppy-itis right now.

Puppy love

Puppy love

Oh my gosh! Yesterday I all of a sudden realized how close Valentines Day is! Yikes! It’s only a week away. Well, I guess my cards are going to go out a bit late this year. The calendar I use to alert me to these things apparently still needs to be set up for the year, I thought it did it automatically. Isn’t there normally a bit more time between Super Bowl and Valentines? Well, I shall file this under it’s the thought that counts and get them out as soon as I can?

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