Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!! 
I hope you are all having a wonderful day today.  I wanted to share a few projects that I did.  I made a layout for the Sketches4all February Sketch Valentine LO Challenge and I am just now getting around to sharing it with you.  This challenge lasts the whole month of February and ends on the 29th.  There is a great RAK for the winner.  So you should go check it out and join in!!

I was required to use a Valentine/Love theme and this fab sketch from Liz Qualman:
I worked with a lot of chipboard and painted it silver.  I used glimmer mist to spray the heck out of that big flower which was white to start with.  My fingers were red for a couple of days afterwards.  It was kind of funny because everyone kept asking what happened to my hand.  They thought I was injured. lol  The struggles we artists go through....lol 

My friend Mike took this photo of my hubby and I when we were visiting him and his wife a couple of months ago.  I immediately wanted to scrap it.  Mike made us this gorgeous roasted red pepper and goat cheese bruscetta and served us lovely champagne as a little appetizer before making us an awesome gourmet dinner.  It was just a wonderful evening. 

I also want to show you a project that I made for Crafter's Companion too.  It is a sneak peak at a new stamp line we will be getting next week called Anthony and Burt.  Anthony and Burt are a frog and a fly.  They are super cute and funny.  I decided to use the Party Amphibian Stamp Set and make a birthday card.

I tried to keep the focus on the image and the festive star pattern paper which I think gives the whole thing a "party" feel.  I made the accordion flower and thought I would share with you how I did it.

First I grabbed one of my Martha Stewart punches and punched a 12" x 1 1/2 inch piece of patterned paper down one side.

Next I pulled out my trusty Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool and scored it about every 1/4".  I had to eyeball it a bit.  I scored in the middle of each scallop and I scored between each scallop. 

Next is to accordion fold the scored paper back and forth until you get to the end.

Once you reach the end you just need to put adhesive on the end and attach it to the other end of the folded piece forming a circle.

I punched a circle out of card stock next and put adhesive on it.

Gently push the accordion flower down onto the sticky circle forming a flat flower shape. 

I fussy cut a star out of my pattern paper and added it to the top of the flower and crowned the whole thing with a button with noted bakers twine on it.   I think it adds just that little something extra to the card.   I also decorated the inside of the card too.

Remember you still have time to go enter your name to try to win the new Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion -Lilac stamp set we are giving away over on the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog.  Giveaway ends on Thursday the 16th at 8pm PST. 

The month is fast rushing by so get busy on those February Something Sweet projects for the February Challenge at Crafter's Companion USA Blog!!!  Hurry for Pete's sake!!  LOL I'm dying to see what you come up with.  There is a wonderful prize and you know you want to win it!! lol

Have a fabulous Valentines Day!! 

xoxo Stacy


  1. Hi Stacy, and a happy valentine's day to you too! Love your gorgeous projects of today, great lay out and such a cute card!! And thanks for that wonderful tutorial on the rosette. I'm part of a blog hop today, a joined venture between Whimsey Stamps, Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet stamps. There are loads of prizes to win so pop on over and join in on the fun! Hugs, Frea

  2. hoi stacy
    een fijne valentijnsdag en je LO en ook je kaart zien er prachtig uit en een erg leuke stempel!
    groetjes van corry

  3. Your layout is just gorgeous!!!! I also love that frog card-that frog is adorable! Hope you are feeling better!!!

  4. Love the layout and especially the flowers,yes I am a flower girl for sure...your dinner sounded yummy love bruschetta
    Great way to share the steps to make your card embellishment,it turned out adorable

  5. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Love the angle of the photo on that LO and that rosette!

    You're doing a great job growing the number of challenge entries :) There are 7 already! Woohoo!

  6. Pretty LO!!
    Love that picture of you and your dh!!
    Love that new stamp so adorbale & so fun!!
    You rocked that card!! Love it!!
    Amazing flower!!
    What would we do with out punches!!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

  7. Love your layout. Havent had time to scrap in a while, but going to a crop in March, so can have some fun there. Your card is gorgeous. I'm loving the new stamps and collections offered by Crafter's Companion this year! Now to save my pennines for a few of my faves!

  8. Your lay-out is gorgeous! Love the beautiful flowers! Such a cutie card too! Love the rosette!

  9. oh wow that is one stunning layout,and just love those rosettes,they are just perfect hugs Cherylxxxx