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Share the Love…

Posted by Catherine on February 8, 2009

…The Mister and I aren’t really Valentine’s Day kind of people, (going out and spending money on fancy dinners when I’d rather be using it to buy COPICs, lighting candles and staring all googly-eyed at each other making romantic conversation always feels a bit awkward and forced to me – but hey, to each their own, right?), we’re more of the rent a movie, pop lots of popcorn, snuggle under covers and be silly kind of folk. Plus, along with making my own cards, I kind of feel like NOT getting each other flowers, chocolates, etc., etc., is my own subtle dig at the corporate shenanigans that try to make us believe that people should only be doing these things for each other ONE day a year and not any time at all! HA! Take that Hallmark! I will not fall for your marketing scams! *breathes* Okay, moving on…

ANYWHO…despite the fact that I don’t really get into Valentine’s Day, I’m still that much of a girly-girl that I really like all things red, pink and white and frilly and pretty and cute! So when I got the news that Marti’s next prize challenge is to get out those Studio G clear stamps that you’ve all been hoarding (oh, I know you are because I totally am and don’t all great minds think alike?) and actually USE them – not just let them be all nicely organized in binders/packaging to never feel the juiciness of ink!

So here’s the dealy-o: Make ATC-sized (2.5 in x 3.5 in) valentine’s using your Studio G’s and anything else you feel like (and it may even kill multiple birds with one stone if you’ve got kids who will be handing out valentine’s this year!) Post them up on your blogs or albums or galleries and leave Marti the link >> HERE <<! Easy peasy, I tell you! The winner gets three brilliance ink dew drops (oh the yumminess!) of their choice! And even if you don’t feel like making valentines and just want some dew drops, just a reminder to all that everything, including these drops, is 15% – 25% off to make way for the new goodies coming in! Also, leave me a link of your valentines too! There’s no prize for it, I’m just nosy and want to see what everyone makes! *LOL*

What a coinky-dink! Speaking of new goodies coming in…$1 STUDIO G CHALKS are COMING! Straight from CHA, Studio G is releasing CHALKS! They come in 6 sets of four different colours. So that’s 24 different colours for $6! w00t! Oh the craft gods are happy with us!

All in all, it’s been a *lovey dovey* crafty kind of weekend! Here’s a couple of my valentine’s so far!

Awww…don’t you wish you could be my Valentine? *LOL*

And in the spirit of giving and receiving, I received this wonderful blog award from Marti yesterday!

A beautiful blog award for me! Which is so nice because as some people have already commented to me, my blog looks kind of plain and maybe I’d like to get it fancied out a bit. I kindly thanked them for the advice, but explained that my blog has to look as plain as possible so that I can look at it while I’m at work! *LOL* Notice I didn’t say j/k…

The rules of the award says that I have to give it to five other bloggers, but this will require further thinking and researching as most of the bloggers that immediately come to mind have already received it! 🙂 Thanks Marti for the fab award!

All products and materials are from Pez-a-Doodle Designs (hyperlinked) unless otherwise stated

DP: Bo Bunny
Stamps: Studio G of course!
Ink: Adirondack Dye Ink (Brown) and Ranger Distress Ink (Fired Brick), Studio G pigment ink (Pink)
Embellishments/Tools: Adirondack Dimensional Pearls, MS Doily Lacy edge punch (Michaels), pink flat-back pearls (LSS), ribbon (Dollarama), Flower Soft and foam hearts (Dollarama)
Techniques: For the paper hearts, I cut out two hearts using the age-old kindergarten method of folding paper together and cutting out half a heart. I taped them down on scrap paper and inked them up all over using my Studio G ink. I next used my Studio G stamps to stamp on my sentiments all over. The next technique was taking the heat gun to my lovely foam-y hearts and heating them until they were nice and soft and pressing my Studio G stamp into it until it cooled, leaving a nice impression.



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