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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Post-Valentine Blues - with Green on the Horizon!

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's day is over - boo hoo hoo.
I love Valentine's day. We had a great day this week with lots of love shared around the family. I made a giant Coca-Cola valentine's box out of an oatmeal container for my 7-year old, heart shaped ham sandwiches for my 2 year old's preschool party and t-shirts with a heart doily stencil for a teen mom friend of mine's two daughters. My hubby got me a box of Godiva's and some beautiful flowers. What more could a mom want? So, now that the romance is over - what's a crafty dreamer to do? Go hunting on craft blogs for ideas to celebrate St. Patty's day, of course ;)

My husband is of Irish descent and I am of Scottish descent - so it's fun to celebrate our European heritage with the kids. Last year I made a leprechaun trap out of an oatmeal container for my older son - it looked like a top hat with lots of shiny coins on top. I'll be trying to "top" that (pardon the pun) this year!

Time to put the kettle on for some tea and inspiration...


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Singin' in the Rain

I found a cute rubber stamp of a young couple under an umbrella on eBay. It reminded me of the wonderful feminine dresses worn by the characters on Mad Men - my latest TV show addiction.

I decided to use the stamp as the focal point for a valentine card after seeing a similar one on another craft blog. At Michael's (my version of the candy store), there were adorable coordinating paper packs in the dollar section, so I snatched up a red and black pack with plaids, floral patterns and sheet music. I also picked up some coordinating ribbon and heart embellishments. I happened to have some plain white cards from a previous project and used a tape runner to adhere the paper and ribbon to the card. For extra punch, I used a red twistable crayon to color in the umbrella stripes and the flowered skirt and pumps. (Every girl should have a pair of red pumps! Unfortunately, I don't.) Voila! Singing in the Rain - a valentine for my hubby. On the inside, I will write "Come rain or come shine - you'll always be my valentine!" (By the way, the L-O-V-E blocks on my mantel came from Hobby Lobby last year.)