Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is here again, well tomorrow. The kiddos are getting ready to exchange with classmates. I give them the option of printable, purchasing, or making their own. This year both Domonik and Bella decided to make bookmarks. I helped with some stamping, supervising, and tassel making. Since they used paper from my scrap bin there was minimal cutting required. Domonik being older, he was allowed to use the Big Shot to die-cut a portion of his.

Remember the Care Bear twins? The babies who hung out with Gran, doing crafts and reading stories. Anywho, They had a rainy day and made crayon resist water paintings. This is essentially how Bella made her bookmarks. She glued her painted papers to Bazzill Bling cardstock, stamped with a MSE word stamp, and added a yarn tassel/pom.

Domonik likes looking on Pinterest with me. I showed him the paint chip bookmarks, and he did his own take on them. First we cut the long chips in two, ran them through the Big Shot (Tim Holtz heart mover and shaper). He decided to stamp a Tim Holtz heart and MSE verse in Archival ink. The paint chip was then glued to Worldwin double-mates cardstock, and the heart die cut added to the front in a contrasting color. The colorful tassels added last.

I decided to participate in Little Yellow Bicycle's facebook sketch challenge this month as well. There is still time left, get yours in!

Supplies used: LYB  products; Webster's Pages letter stickers; Bazzill Basics cardstock; CTMH ink; Ranger Distress marker.
Deadline is the 25th of February. What are you waiting for?
Supplies used: DCWV card base; Tim Holtz Distress inks, stains, markers, stickles (Ranger),tissue tape, stamp, and woodgrain texture plate; Authentique letter stickers; Ranger Archival ink, Glossy Accents; Provo Craft embossing folder.
The WINNER, chosen in a random number guessing game with Bella, is Amanda Daybyday! Please email to claim your prize.
I have created a facebook page, and found the good photos I took for the blog of Bella's party AFTER the post went live. Oh well. stop by and check out the new photos on the fb page :)


  1. Ok, I am love, love, loving those paint chip book marks...what a wonderful idea. Bella's bookmarks are just adorable as is your layout! You (and your kiddies) ROCK!

  2. These are amazing little bookmarks. Your children are so sweet making them together and making something that perhaps the kids will use again. Love them!


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