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A Valentine for my new doctor :)

It has been a few days and I have several things to share… and lots of pics to inspire… so grab a cup of something yummy and take a little break!  You deserve it 🙂

I meet a new doctor today… part of moving to a new state is getting a new doctor… so I got crafty and made them a Valentine!  lol  I didn’t sign it and I hope it will get passed along to someone who needs it.  My inspiration for this card came from Lori on her post here.  She made this card!

So I pulled out my gypsy and my cute Doodlebug paper and started to create a similar card!

I used a 12 x 12 page to design my card… the bottom half of the layout is for the card… as well as the hearts.  The framed looking piece on the top right is for a future card but I like to use up all my mat when I lay things out… The top right is the decorative paper… I pulled it so only the part I wanted cut is cut instead of wasting paper or needing a larger piece of paper… I used cardstock for the card itself and Doodlebug Lovebirds collection for the rest!  LOVE this paper… I did turn my pressure down from max to high but my blade depth remained on 6 and all but one edge of the frame cut out PERFECT!
So here is my page laid out on my mat.

And here is my final card!

 I was inspired also by a challenge going on at ABC challenges…. for conversation hearts as an inspiration!  So I will be posting this card there….  Here you can see the fold better….

 it is called an “s-fold” card and is found on the Artiste cart by CTMH!  Here is the inside….

 And not to be left out… as I showed you the scraps of paper I started with my honey used this bunch of scrap wood left over from the fence we had installed and the door we took out of the kitchen/dining room….

 He nailed it and screwed it…

 What will it be????  It has a purpose!  I promise 🙂

 To hold his toolboxes… on rollers too!  Everything to make is was reclaimed… from this house or projects we have done that didn’t turn out as planned… to make this terrific storage and it is very sturdy and won’t tip over.
The toolbox was a craigslist find a while ago in Tennessee and it was free!  My honey sanded and finished it to keep the original patina but all the drawers and lid work well… even his little toolbox that holds odd tools fits on the bottom!  SCORE!!!
What are you making with reclaimed stuff?  I am using a paper pack that I bought but all else was from my stash and as I have made over 10 cards already with it… that paper could now be considered free to use!  What do you think?
Hope you have a fun day finding something to inspire you!
Kathi

A day with my bff!

Do you have a bff.. that you are NOT married to?  lol

I am lucky enough to have 3.  I used to live close to 1, now I live close to another… and my 3rd bff lives far, far away 😉  I love them each as much but each differently… today I wanna share a little time I got to spend with my bff Pam!

We got together for our first ever “crafting day” to make Valentines 😉  We had a blast visiting and crafting and creating and having fun heat embossing too!

Here she is with the front of a LOVE pop up card from the Artiste cart that I cut out and she put together and decorated…

She made the heart with an arrow on her cricut then embellished it with bling and now it is the front of a sexy card to her hubby of 30 years!  They are still madly in love with each other and I love that role model for me as I am now engaged 🙂  I was a widow almost 5 years ago now and never thought I would be here… but here I am!  lol

And isn’t this little I love you card and little envelope DARLING!!!  This cute 9 envelope set is part of my BLOG CANDY!!!!  I can tell you where you can buy it though NEXT!  Find out more about how to win my blog candy by responding to a post here.

You see I had some valentine sets of cards and a frame I am working on all set out… sorry no pics of our set up… will try to remember next time we do this… because there will be a next time 🙂  But no true valentiney things had arrived in the mail yet… and I had ordered them a week ago so they would be here!  Shame on me for ordering with only a week to go… then my honey walks in with a box that was delivered by the mailman… our valentine goodies… we took some quick pics for you and we were off playing in goodies 😉

Stay tuned for a post on my haul from a new to me online scrapbooking company with EXCELLENT customer service 😉  And another card set I completed.

Meanwhile my honey is still scraping wallpaper but not one box is in the house… they are all now in the garage.

We are planning a shopping day in the garage for the family to dig through boxes and pull out last minute things they want then me and my honey will go through it all.. sort it to keep, give away, trash and whallah… we should be BOX FREE soon!!!!!

Have a blessed day… more posts coming 😉

Kathi