Friday, February 03, 2012

makin' Valentines and I can't stop . . .

When we were young, my mom would get out doilies, lace,
construction paper, stickers, ribbons--you know, the
good stuff--and let us have at it to make Valentines.

Well, I may be the mom now, but that doesn't mean I
can't still get out the good stuff and make some
Valentines, right?

I want to be able to actually mail these, so they're minus
the bulkier embellishments that can be so beguiling . . .



This fine young fellow is Rose Boy from
Lost Coast Designs, available at Blockheads.




He's my favorite stamp du jour, as you can see.



Isn't he a sweetie?



And offering up those roses, he's perfect for
Valentine's Day!



These two are for Word Art Wednesday--every week they
post a verse or inspirational quote you can use in your
art for a challenge (it doesn't have to be a card).



Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go make some more
Valentines . . .

:)

Oooooh, look, challenges!
Artistic Stampers--hearts
Crafty Ann's--love is in the air
Crafty Catz--pink and white
Delicious Doodles--all loved up
Fairy Tale Challenge--love, love, love
Stempelsonn Challenges--Valentines
Always Something Creative--Valentines
Really Reasonable Ribbon--red and pink with ribbon(grosgrain)
Little Miss Muffet--love and Valentines
Belli Challenge--hearts/Valentine

Here's a little update--Fliss posted a pretty piece using
this same stamp, you can go see HERE!

46 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I've made a card with him that I haven't blogged yet - he's one of my fave images. Lovely stuff. We don't send Valentines in the UK, other than to our one special love, so it seems weird to me to be making so many, lol. That's what I love about Blogland - seeing the differences in cultures.

trisha too said...

Really? We send them to relatives, give them to our children, to friends--anyone we love, so it's not just a romantic thing!

:)

Frea said...

Hi there, I just love these Valentine cards! Here in the Netherlands valentine really isn´t a big thing unfortunately. Thanks for sharing you creations at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again soon.
Frea
DT Member Little Miss Muffet Challenges

Gerri Herbst said...

Just adore your variation on a theme. 1 and 4 are my favs. Some lucky people sure will get a pretty treat! take care, gerri

Jodi said...

These are just adorable - love that image. Thanks for sharing it with us at Delicous Doodles!
Take care,
Jodi

This Art That Heals said...

oooo Trisha these are great! That image is adorable!! Thank you for sharing these at my Word Art Wednesday challenge and using the Word art. I love the bottom one, that pink is so pretty with that splash of red.

Have a great day!

Carol said...

All of your cards are so adorable!

Shar said...

Don't stop! These are all fabulous!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Trisha! This is so super adorable, and I just love it. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Word Art Wednesday. We are always blessed by your beautiful work. Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Karen

Lesley said...

He is adorable Trisha. Love your Valentines. I made a few as well but they are still sitting here. LOl
Have fun creating
Lesley ♥

Stacey Dunning - Blockheads Paper Arts said...

Fun card series. He is so adorable :)

Sharon said...

Wow so many cards!!! I'm in Australia and it's the same as what Cath said - you would only give a valentine to your "partner/spouse" so I really don't make many Valentine things either!! But I love looking at what everyone makes!!! Love all your cards - they are amazing!!

Becky said...

What beautiful cards done with this image. Thank you for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday.

1CardCreator said...

Don't stop, they are all too cute!

Tina said...

Sehr schön geworden. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der
Stempelsonnenchallenge.
LG Tina

Sandy said...

Oh Trish these are the cutest.
So lovely stamp and so different styles. Awesome work.

Have a lovely weekend my dear. xoxo

Dreja said...

Wundervoll!

Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Dawn said...

All great! and the stamp is really good. Love all the colours and individual cards. Dxx

ike said...

FABULOUS - so many different looks. I love these. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles this time. xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

I love all your cards Trisha, thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

karlinchen50 said...

Hello
a beautiful card.
Great design and a cute image.
Your card like it very much.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
* Karla

Bianca said...

That´s such a cute card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Claire said...

Wow what gorgeous cards, you're on a roll! thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Becky said...

these are really cute cards! thanks for joining us at fairy tale challenge!

hugs, becky

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Trish

Fabulous cards thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz

Hugs Dianne xx

CraftyCatz DT

Artyjen said...

Really loving your grungy Valentine cards...I can see why he is your favourite at the minute :)
Thanks for sharing at The Artistic Stamper this month and good luck.
xoxo Sioux

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Trisha and great to see the same image and theme interpreted different ways. xoxox

buglvr2010 said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, so many variations! Love all you've done with the cute fella image.

Mynnette said...

These are gorgeous! Good luck making more--I'm sure they'll be amazing! :)

Schnipsel und mehr...die Papierwerkstatt said...

What a work *omg*, each of this cards is so cute, thanks for sharing on ASC.
hugs Clarissa

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the Valentine's! Love all the different backgrounds! Too sweet!

Seija said...

Oh, so many wonderful Valentine cards ... they are all beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonnenchallenge.
XOXO Michi

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful cards- I love all of the different layouts and the great image you used! I did not get my Christmas cards out to everyone...., so made alot of Valentines cards to send out instead.....

trisha too said...

Shelly, I am ashamed to say that I did not send out one single Christmas card this year. That's happened before, but then I send AFTER Christmas cards, but it's so late in the game now, you've got the right idea--I'm sending everyone Valentines!!!

:)

Michele said...

love how you used that same image so mnay glorious ways! valentines are good for all the ones you love. hope yours will be fabulous. xo

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh these bring back fond memories of making Valentines as a child.
The best part is without those bulky embellishments they don't cost as much to mail and their Darling!!!
That's using your head girl!
Hugs Lynn

Shelly Schmidt said...

Trish- do you need my address...LOL I forgot to say....Thanks for joining the Belli Challenge!

Curlybear said...

Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation , lovely design and great use of the challenge colours

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Pink and White Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Bonnie said...

Great cards! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Fliss said...

I popped over to say hi as I noticed that you'd made a card with the same stamp as I have and got a big surprise to see so many - so varied too.
They all look really gorgeous Trisha.
Fliss x

trisha too said...

Oh, fun, I'm going to come see, Fliss!

:)

Teri said...

Cute creations hun!
Thanks for playing with the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time, and good luck with the draw.
Hugs,
Teri x

Arabella said...

Lovely cards Trisha! This is an adorable stamp!

Thank you for joining us for the Valentine's challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

Arabella

Fliss said...

Just popped by to thank you for your very kind mention Trish.
Have a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Trina said...

What a wonderful set of Valentine's Day cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!