We had one of the "rare" weekends where my husband wasn't travelling, but he still had to to work at biathlon competitions - tomorrow too - up at our lovely Nordic Center. After a hearty breakfast of coffee and cereal, he headed off into the cold (-28C/-18.4F...) and I went straight to "work", too, trying to make more of a dent in the oodles of Valentine cards I've been asked to make. I puttered and putzed for a few hours, made a couple cards, then bundled up and hoofed my way up to the biathlon building to help Andy get ready for tomorrow's events. My task: putting little number stickers on chip timers (the strap-to-the-ankle type); easy, but time consuming, so lending a hand helped speed things up for Andy. At one point, he started to give me instructions on how to place the stickers on the chips, making sure they were lined up...pressed down...then it dawned on him that if anyone knew how to stick stickers correctly, if would likely be me. He quit with the talking (I think I was giving him the 'are you seriously kidding me look,' too), went back to dealing with his summit timers and other biathlon gizmos, and left me to my own devices...
Because you've been so, so, so patient - and incredibly warm, supportive and encouraging in your comments - with my on-going mini Valentine marathon, I've decided to share three cards in this post. Your time is precious, and I truly don't want to bore you unbearably (gahh...hope I haven't pushed you to that point yet) while I explore as many ways as I can to make cards for little 'uns. I'm well aware that most of them (1 1/2 - 2 years old - my nephew's cohort) won't even know a Valentine card from..whatever...but their moms and dads will. I want to make a good impression on them...and the teachers...and especially, my amazing sister-in-law.
Okay...first up are two cards for teachers, and since I already made 6 (shared earlier) using the envelope die, I'm sticking with that shape/size.
The first is heading to Seize the Sketch #12 and although I tried to keep the bones of the sketch, a few, umm...adjustments...happened.
The second is heading to Fusion #3, the sketch only:
Meet my new Nuts About You stamp and die set from CB...isn't that squirrel darling? And his leaves and acorns? He'll be coming out to play again before these Valentines are done.
Finally, another 3X3 card, featuring a mini (as in very mini) 'interpretation' of Freshly Made Sketches #131
Off to grate cheese, dice tomatoes, chop basil...
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