Friday, January 24, 2014

WooHooo Valentine (or two)...Paper Smooches SPARKS: Anything Goes, Unscripted Sketches #240, Simon Wednesday: Let's Have A Laugh

Hello, and Happy Friday.  Whirlwind week, once again…

I’m vibrating with joy and anticipation with our upcoming trip to visit my family, which we *should* be embarking on in about two hours.   My husband will be working at biathlon competitions over the weekend, leaving me to spend time visiting – niece and nephew #1 on that list – shopping, more visiting, more shopping… He’ll be back at my folks in the evening, ready to see the fruits of my labours.  I’ve discovered a new-to-me card-making outlet in the city and that will be a first destination on the shopping front.  Fingers crossed there will be goodies to be had.

Coming along for the ride will be the Valentine cards I’ve made so far (I've made about 15 so far, aiming for a total of 51) for my niece and nephew’s day-care classmates and teachers. You’ve seen two with ‘kisses‘, as well as a herd of Holsteins in previous posts.  Thank you so much for your sweet comments as  I indulge in this journey of whimsy and cutesy-ness; at least that’s what I’m striving for).


Joining the kisses ‘n cows are another crew; one I hope you’ll get a little ‘hoot’ out of.   This group is heading to Paper Smooches SPARKS: Anything Goes,




 Simon Says WednesdayChallenge: Let's Have a Laugh (if my little guys don't fit, please let me know. Maybe I'm the only one who thinks they're kind of funny-ish...), and Unscripted Sketches #240, turned upside down and 'slightly' modified.

 (Side note:  check out Shannon’s awesome baby card for US here…darling, charming, fabulous!! ).  On stage are my PS Quote Tag die, heart dies, Chubby Chum stamps and dies, and the Scalloped tag, which I embossed with my 'birch tree' folder, to create a bit of a 'tree' background for my dudes...

First two...

Second two...

 The crew...


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!!

I'm hoping to spend some time catching up on the wonderful delights appearing in blogland in the next couple of days, too.  If I haven't commented recently...be warned *grin*

22 comments:

  1. OMG on SO many levels!!! Okay, first, um, telepathy!! I just sent you a little note about your weekend with your fam and used the exact same words to describe how you must be feeling - joy and anticipation! We are kindred spirits FOR SURE!! Second OMG, thank you SO much for the shout out! Eeeek, I'm blushing!!! You are way too kind :) WAY!!! And third, but by far most important OMG, these are sooooooooooooo sweet! Mine doesn't even hold a flame beside these sweeties pies!! Just look at your colouring!!! Oh, and the row of hearts placed perfectly above the pretty scalloped border, oh and the hearts hovering over the sweet owl's head, in colours that could not be any more perfect! Oh, and the sweet, sweet patterned paper and the lovely twine tied gently to the tag. Oh oh oh!!!!! ADORABLE!! And you're at 51 already...you are amazing!!!

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  2. Totally adorable, Carol ... cute owls, sweet heart border, even sweeter scattering of hearts and perfect colours ... your SIL will be without words! Have a safe and wonderful trip! Anita :)

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  3. Whoooo Whooooo made these adorable cards?

    Sappy, I know! But that was the only 'owl' thing I could think of! The scalloped DP looks awesome with the the 'scalloped feathers'. You must be having a ball making these little cards! Coloring, cutting, pasting - isn't it fun to regress to grade school activities? Totally therapeutic and totally cutie patootie! Awesome job Carol!

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  4. These are darling!! So adorable!! I love how you colored the owls!! I can;t believe how many valentines you are doing!! Amazing! Have fun with your family!!

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  5. Darling mix of papers - they are sure to be a hit :) Enjoy your time visiting and shopping :)

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  6. Oh...so FUN, love those cute adorable owl tags! Have fun with your family and of course shopping :)

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  7. Oh, I so am jelly of your craftiness!!! I wish I could so as many as you have! I was inspired too by Paper smooches anything goes, and THAT same paper.... AND what a laugh too....You and Jen W, totally got me inspired!!! I am done, though I still need to link it. Then I saw in my side bar you posted, so had to drop everything come take a lookey see. Wonderful owls, smitten with them, and you picked the cutest papers!!!

    Great take on Unscripted Sketches, thanks for playing along you are so GREAT!!!

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  8. Hi Carol--Have a wonderful trip & hope that store turns out to be a winner! These are totally adorable--the kids will love them! Hugs, Greta

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  9. Super, super cute. Great details throughout. I think the moms will be stealing these from the kids... :)
    Thanks for playing along and sharing your work at Unscripted Sketches!

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  10. I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family right now as I type!! Your cards are beyond adorable! I love the embossed birch in the background for the little owls to be in front of and the little heart border for the feeties is perfect!! Love love!!

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  11. They are funny and adorable tag cards, Carol! (You are becoming the Queen of Tags, you know that, don't you?!) Safe travels and enjoy the heck out of those two munchkins!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. You are amazing....your Valentine's Day cards are about as cute as they come sweetie! I love all the amazing details and your coloring is amazing. Wishing you a fun trip with you hubby too!

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  13. I'm not so sure if they are funny but whooo cares! They are so cute! So nice of you to work on so many! Thank You for playing with us at Unscripted Sketches this week! I hope you will join us next week!

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  14. I bet you're having a wonderful weekend, eh?
    These are super SWEET...love what you've done!

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  15. Carol,these are SOOO cute!!! How sweet!! I just love the tag shape of these cards and the papers and colors!! Perfect my sweet friend!!!

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  16. Sa-wheet!!!! Sure hope you're having a blast visiting with your family. These little taggy cards are just darling. I'm guessing that the recipients will adore them. You are the most thoughtful sil/auntie ever. Amazing. Bev

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  17. These are a HOOT! Tee-hee...see what I did there? LOL! VERY cute tags! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  18. Isn't every week just a whirlwind these days?! I am just coming to the end of my week with the family as you are beginning yours - I hope you have a lovely time seeing them all :)

    You really are powering through your valentines commission - I am impressed! And, if I'm not mistaken, they are getting cuter and cuter! Children and adults alike are gonna love them, I know I do!! :)

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  19. These owlie Valentines are such a HOOT! I love the sweet valentine color palette and the tons of hearts! adorable!

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  20. Some adorable feathered friends this time round. hugs Mrs A.

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  21. Awww, these are precious Carol! I'm excited for you...hope you had fun!

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  22. Oh Carol, your blog is just a feast for the imagination. So clever, so colourful, so happy and inspiring! I've missed checking out your news and creations. These gorgeous Valentines are, well, happy and colourful and gorgeous! Have fun with the family! big hugs!

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