Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Be Mine..Valentines for the Grandchildren

Hello my crafty friends, Christmas is over and put away. Our son has left and went back to their homes with the grands and we are finally getting back to our somewhat new "normal". I say our new normal because of hubby's chemo treatment every other week. That will be part of our normal for 6 month, so our "new" normal. Hubby is working this week part time so that gives me some normal time with him being gone and it give him some normal time because it is something that he had done for over 30 years. The week of treatment he does not work, the cold sensitivity is too much since he works in the cold most of the time holding cold tools and such. So now that we are back to our new normal, I got some extra crafty time in my room. I had colored some images that I stamped and thought I would make them into some Valentine cards for the grands. I think these stamps were Penny Lane stamps, not sure but they were blog candy that I had won some time ago and this is the first time I've used them. I plan on stamping the other stamps in this set as well. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color these little cuties and cut them along with a red base with SB dies as well as embossed the white layer. Then I used the Mojo Monday sketch #327, love sketches as I don't have to think! lol  I popped my little cuties up on SU dimensional"s. My sentiments came from My Creative Time Lots of Love stamp set, my hearts came from My Creative Time Stitched Heart Layering dies, the cute little edge design on the girl card is My Creative Time the Stitched Mini Frame and Arrow die, and on the boy's card I used My Creative Time Stitched Fun Ticket dies. The inks I used are Hero Shadow inks in Pale Tomato and Cup of Joe. Love, love this inks! All papers are scraps from my scrap bin, or snippets as my sweet Momma Mary calls them, except my card bases. Both cards are the same on the inside.  Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me. I hope you enjoyed yourself, I know I enjoy having you here! Crafty hugs, Brenda

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13 comments:

Vickie said...

Love the cards. I really like the boy and girl stamp....


Hugs my friend

The Queen (Laura) said...

So adorable! I love the stamps and how you've colored them. The patterned papers look great behind them. Your grandkids will love them.
Lots of Hugs,
Laura

MaryH said...

You really got busy with these cuties. I love both of 'em, and really liking that stitching on the hearts. Great coloring too. Liked the sketch & your interpretation of it. You should submit these over at http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2014/01/pixies-snippets-playground-week-107.html since you've got snippets on them. Might win a nice prize! Glad you were able to get back in your craftroom and have a little "Me" time. I can just guess how much you enjoyed it. These are really cute stamps and you've done a marvelous job with each one! TFS & Hugs

MaryH said...

Just saw your fab cards over at the Playground. Good show, You! Good luck with winning that pressie.

Caroline said...

These valentines are just adorable. You did such a phenomenal job on coloring the cute stamps!!!

Di said...

Oh such sweet cards Brenda! Beautifully made.

Good to see you in the Playground again - it's cold and wet out there so I hope your brought your wellies!

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Sweet little images that you have made up into sweet little cards.

Will keep your family in my thoughts...my DH went through 3 years of treatment for cancer about 30 years ago...I remember those days all too well.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Brenda, your snippets Valentines are precious and your execution is flawless!!

You and your DH are so inspiring in your calm approach to what's happening and in dealing with it as the "new normal." I'm sending lots of positive energy your way!

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment on your last visit. I appreciate it very much!! Big hugs, Darnell

SARN said...

Very cute indeed. x

Beebeebabs said...

Cute cute cute thanks for sharing!!!

Carol L said...

These images are just darling for your grandchildren! I love the hearts, tags and great coloring too!

Greta said...

These are so darling!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh this is just so lovely Brenda, thank you so very much for popping over to my blog and saying hi..
I have joined your blog too :D hope to see you again, really love this cards stitched hearts.
oh so much nice stash but don't use what I have!! :D Shaz in oz.x