Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I Got Crafty, Cute Valentine Projects, My 12 x 12" Printer and Vicki’s New Accucut Die

Hi Everyone,  

I have some adorable projects to share including a little Baby Onesie I just finished, a peek at Vicki's New Recipe Accucut Die, a report on my new Cannon large format printer, great samples and some cool things you can use Dropbox
for!  It's a free program that we have been using to store large files like our  Valentine Download Kit. Jan 2013 Update: Our Vintage Valentine Digital Kit is available now for immediate download in our www.craftyvintagegirl.com Store!  Plus see Be Mine Valentine Digi Stamps!

Why do I love Dropbox so much?  It’s free and I can store and back up large files, organize photos, music, videos, digital images and projects in themes, but you can also link it to all your computers, ipad, most cell phones, etc.  You can make a shopping list or add your travel documents and then see them while out later on your phone and even add items to your list. It’s also secure and has a memory so you can retrieve files if you accidentally delete them.  You can also share individual folders such as a photo album with relatives and it won’t take up space on their computer because the files are actually stored securely on Dropbox. 


I bought this pink onesie at Dollar Tree and used our Valentine Kit to create an iron on transfer by opening up the page of 'Red Card Back Sides" with Paint (a free program on many computers) or you can get the newer free version of Paint.net HERE. I clicked on the little eraser tool and removed the To and From and then used the Text tool to spell JANE for our friends grand daughter. Don't forget to flip or mirror the image before printing it on heat transfer paper. I cut out the heart and ironed it on and viola - a cute gift.

Here is a cute card Jan Hennings created using the same image and other pieces from the kit. You can see another sweet card and jar on Jan's Blog. 


I got my Cannon IX6520 Printer hooked up that I wrote about here and I love it. It took longer than planned as I had to add a router hub so Cindy and I can share it.   

The Pros: It will print up to 13" x 19".  Nice sleek design.  The colors printed good and my other Canon compatible inexpensive ink from the Ink Farm will work in this printer. Vicki also switched to this ink and said she hardly noticed a difference.

The Cons: I wish it had a scanner and copier but geeez - it was under $200, so I just saved my other printer for copying. The price keeps changing and now it's just over $200. I would have been nice if the manual was printed rather than online but I can print it. You also need to be careful what size it's set on as it reverted back from my Photoshop Elements size. Test on scrap paper before printing on the good stuff.

Here is the Table of Contents for the Instructions Manuel


I need to play with the settings to make it print a 12 x 12" borderless page but I thought this turned out great, especially as it's just a digital page that Viola emailed me from Singapore and I printed it on the back side of an old piece of thick scrapbook paper. She used paper and images from CD # 2, Creating With Vintage Illustrations. Also, check out the beautiful love card Viola made!


I couldn't find any sheets of plain vellum here but I printed Jane's Heart (at top) on transfer paper and this photo of me on a piece of canvas and the colors were great. Note: I used our  Flourish Clear Art Set to stamp some red flourishes across the top and the 2 red designs to the right of the door. I had Scott take this photo of me in Mexico and I took one of him as I fell in love with this funky building and the cat, tree and doors! I'm going to staple them on 2 wood canvas frames I bought at a Dollarama Store here in Canada.


I'm excited for DT Leader Vicki Chrisman who designed couple of new Die Designs that AccuCut just released and one cuts everything for a great Recipe Album, or you can use the designs to create other kitchey cards and crafts.  See the other Recipe Book on Vicki's Blog.
This card uses her new spoon with papers from our CD #1 and image from our Farm Fresh Scraps.


I also have a very pretty card that DT member Pam Hooten created here using our new Vintage Valentine $5.00 Download Kit.Look how she stitched the polka-dot hearts.


Lastly, I want to share these photos of our dog Otis that my youngest daughter Chelsea sent me. Otis has been living at her place for the last few weeks and I miss them both since she moved away. He is 12 yrs old, blind and diabetic but he looks like a puppy here and seems so cozy I bet he never wants to come home!



  I almost forgot - I'm going to give away a Valentine Kit each day this week! Just post fun ideas here or on our Facebook page on what you have done to make Valentines more fun at your house, at work, for those people you care about.  I've added red food coloring to make pink mashed potatoes and cut all sorts of food into heart shapes. Otis was pink one year. I'm making cute packaging with our kit for little gifts to give to my daughters & friends.  I also need to surprise my honey. Did you see my List of 32 Creative Ways to Say I Love You?


Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn
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96 comments:

Tarnished Rose said...

I hope this counts. On one of the NING groups I'm a member of, everyone wanted to do a Valentine ATCs swap but no one would host. I stepped up, hosted the swap, and everyone has had a great time! They are all loving the fact that someone made their wish come true.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Becky Green said...

I LOVE Valentines day! At different times I have done the following for Valentines: Of course, I decorate for Valentines! I made a jar of "Why I Love You!" for my husband. Taking little strips of different colored paper & writing the reason I love him! Some even written in our own "code language!" I've made fabric bags to hang on the back of the dinning chairs filled with candies, I've made hidden message ATC's, I've made a SPECIAL VALENTINES TEA! I sent my girl friends a gift package with a Valentine, a SPECIAL Valentine Ornment I make, the fabric bag with candies & a Valentine Hurdy-Gurdie! Another year, I made bags with a Valentine Iron on I made, embroidering the top edges & filled the bags with Homemade Dog & Kitty treats & homemade toys. From our pets to theirs!:) I LOVE VALENTINES!

rush said...

we will be making valentines for the grandchildren this weekend.

Sharon said...

I just got back from a crafting weekend with my friend who lives two hours away.We made valentine cards,and had valentine chocolate kisses by Herseys to snack on. It was great fun with a stamping friend!
Sharon

Bonnie Williamson said...

I have had a Valentine's Day teaparty where all of the food was pink or heart shaped. Of course we all wore red or pink.

Scrappy Rat said...

I make valentines with pics of my animals on them so friends and family can see that they remain happy and, especially, silly! :) I try to use some of their goofiest pics to make the recipients smile.

Bev said...

Adding special Valentine notes in swap packages. Thanks for the giveaway!

Suzette said...

I just got some valentine heart doilies and added them as background to a frame.

Teresa said...

Valentine crafts. What fun!! Tnanks for the inspiration.

Lori de la Rosa said...

My favorite Valentine's project is painting wood blocks and decoupaging vintage Vday images. I make about a dozen and place in a large bowl and give them out as gifts!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Lori

Donna H. said...

I am going to make Valentines tomorrow at a Assisted Living group. Then help them sign the cards and send them to their loved ones. I love to work with the elderly.

Sarah said...

I have made a dozen Valentines,and will be using my CD I bought from Crafty Secrets.

Michelle H. said...

All of the projects are so creative & gorgeous!!!
We love Valentines day in our house too!
We probably are rather traditional when it comes to things we do! LOL!
My daughter and I who is 7 each year since she was two we decorate something with icing and sprinkles!
This year we are making heart shaped brownie and we write little messages on them now that she can spell bigger word it will be a fun time this year!!
For your husband maybe get some vinyl or lipstick or glass paint an leave a message for him on the window of his car or mirror in one of the bathrooms he sees when he wakes up, something fun & different!
Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Taryn Cornelius said...

Every time I look at the CS site I am inspired by the beautiful graphics and creative ideas. This new Valentine graphic is wonderful and I have some great ideas for my cards! Thanks Sandy!
Taryn

Pambi7 said...

I love Valentines and your designs are perfect. All of the samples are beautiful. However, OTIS is the scene stealer:) I have already
purchased the kit. If I win I will give it to my daughter. Thank you again for all your kindness and willing to share your products.

Bernadette said...

I have been working on Valentine Boxes and cards for two weeks. Almost finished. Lots of glitter, lace and vintage pictures. Oh! I love to decorate for Valentine's Day!

Carol said...

Love Otis!

Every year I make a 7 day coupon book for my loved one. Works for any age!

Happy Valentine's Day.
Carol

nettie said...

I am a quilter and of course I have lots of fabric scraps, SO I have been on a "mug rug" kick lately! For Valentine's gifts I will be making these 10x10 inch quilted little mats out of red, pink and valentine prints. They are so cute and perfect for a cup of coffee and a goodie! Everyone who receives one has commented on how unique they are.
Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Thanks!
Nettie

Sunfairy said...

I love the projects that Vicki has been making with this kit! I hope to win one so I can try making some of them!
I had a dozen red roses delivered to my hubby at work one year...he was teased by his co-workers but he loved it! I drew a big red lipstick heart on our mirror for him to find and notes in his lunch. Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to go all out :)

missmacymay said...

I am going to make a valentine's day mail box. I saw the idea on Artful Affirmations' blog and it is so cute, I can really crafty secret it up!! All you need to make one is a long box, valentine themed papers and all kinds of images from Crafty Secrets CD.

Cherylle in CA said...

I have my third graders make Love You Coupons for their families. They get so excited, and it is very expensive!

Sleepy Stamper said...

I just love Valentine's day decorations and cards. This year I'm making heart shaped pin cushions!

Anitra

Noreen said...

We always do a little Valentine gift for each other.

Kathy Ethington said...

I'm decorating my dear friend's apartment who is 87 years young. She loves to make cards, so I haul half my studio up to see her about once a week. Sometimes we just sit and chat, and sometimes, we make dozens of cards. It mainly depends on how she's feeling. I think of her as my second mother!! I love her dearly.

Arleen said...

Love all of your vintage products! Everything is so cute!!!

Arleen Jellinek

Cynde said...

On Valentines Day I called our favorite Pizza Shop and had them make my Husbands Favorite Pizza in a Heart shape. (They thought I was nuts) My husband loved it. I started this about 8 years ago when we didn't have money for a fancy dinner out. Every year since. my pizza shop always asks me, "are you going to get one this year?" They now offer them to the public every Valentines Day. My husband still adores Pizza to a fancy dinner.

Crabtree-Creations said...

I received my Valentine download today and I just wanted to say how nice the images are! There are 25 pages of images! I love them!
And only $5.00

Wowsa!

ReNae in KS

eyes2theocean said...
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eyes2theocean said...

I like to make origami Valentines day cards. When you unfold them they are in the shape of a heart and the middle inside has a heart in it as well in which you can write a message on. I also scrapped a little box and I'm going to pull all of the little papers out of a bag of Hershey's kisses place them inside the box and use them as kiss coupons. Maybe even some Hershey's hugs as well. lol In years past I placed those little glow in the dark stars over our bath tub and drew my husband a nice bath with champagne, candles etc. I filled a box one year with little slips of paper that said I love you in different languages, as signed it to him. And also made him go on a scavenger hunt in our house for his Valentines gift. lolol sigh I love holidays. :) Happy Valentines Day everyone! :)

Gwenn said...

I teach fourth grade and I'm always surprised when the "too cool" kids make their Valentine boxes. The imagination they have when they decorate them with colored paper and paper doilies always makes me smile. Kids can still be kids when they are given the time to explore and unplug for awhile.

Dawn said...

I can't wait to get one of those printers, love the ideas. I am going to fill clear glass jars with pink and red m&m's and add a cute tag, your kit would make many perfect tags!

LeAnne said...

The projects are wonderful! This year I am going to put paint on my granddaughter's hands and make a handprint Valentine for her mommy!

rebecca said...

Valentine's is the best-especially vintage. I don't know why my mom would have saved these-or why I got them, but it's a package of vintage stickers! The best.
Thanks!
Becky

Nancy said...

Love all the projects and cards by the DT's! Last year I made a dozen roses by dipping strawberries into melted chocolate and sticking a sucker stick into the bottom of each strawberry. Set on wax paper to harden. Then I took all 12 and tied a red ribbon around them and wrapped in clear plastic wrap. Delicious!

Pamela said...

Love Valentine's Day! This year I am making heart shaped bath fizzies for my granddaughters. They will be presented in heart shaped boxes decorated with Vintage Valentine items and lots of "bling" and lace. Hope everyone enjoys their "lovely" day!

debbiek said...

My two nephews are both away at college. I cut out funny dog images from newspaper ads and add them to my Valentines Day cards I send them. They Love it. It makes their day and mine too!
- DebbieK

Primitive Seasons said...

Would love to win the valentine package. Love all things Crafty Secrets so I know I'd love it! Thanks for the opportunity.

Mary

Anonymous said...

Love the Valentines kit. Anything vintage is for me!!

Anonymous said...

I very much enjoy decorating papier mache boxes so I appreciated the photo showing the ones decorated for Valentines Day. It gives me lots of ideas for this year's boxes. My youngest son and I had a great time decorating a tree with purchased and hand made Valentines using some of the stamps I've gotten from you.

Cindy B. said...

I plan to work with Crafty Secrets products this year for Valentine's Day until my "HEART" is content!!

very merry vintage style said...

Love that pretty doily valentine! stop by and link up if you have time.Mary

Beth Anna said...

I love working with doilies of all sizes tiny ones to larger ones and I can see using them with this kit.

Scrap Krazed said...

I love your images and everything you make. I am a traditional girl, so I love your vintage designs!!!!!

Ruthie said...

I just love the vintage look and do so enjoy working with it. I'm a romantic old fashioned kind of gal. So this year for Valentine's Day for our grand children I did some things from our youth. First and foremost,home made cards,then the little heart candy with words on them, a Charlie Brown Valentine movie,some real fun Foster Grants(sun glasses)just for kids! All put in pretty gift bags with heart shaped Mardi Gras beads tied to the handles. Thanks for a chance to win!! Loves, Ruthie

Carole said...

I have a Valentine this year and have gone crazy - banner of hearts hanging on my china cabinet, homemade cards, LOVE the idea of pink mashed potatoes( will do that for sure ) , heart balloons ordered to have sent to his work, an I love you coupon book !!!

Love your vintage images - thanks for the chance to win !!

Marlene said...

Hi Sandy, I absolutely love the valentine samples you and your staff made. sure warms the heart !!!

cjgusloff57 said...

Valentines are so sweet and fun! This year I made a Heart flag for my small flag stand that I use outside. I used a simple large red heart and then some red sparkle rick rack to help set it off. I was happy with the way it turned out. I always make my husband a card and his is done but have a few more to do for the rest of my family and friends. He also makes a card for me and one year he did a "candy heart" theme with small wooden hearts and printed the words on them... cute, love etc. He also gave me a jar filled with the "real" candy hearts.

Pamela said...

I am loving all this Vallytiny stuff you have been designing! Keep it up!

Erin Glee said...

I have a heart shaped cake pan and love to make a Valentine's Day cake for my family. Sweet fun!

PaisleyPeacock said...

Oh pretty please with Cherries on Top....:) I love Crafty Secrets

sunnysue said...

One year for all my co-workers, I used the die cut box that closes with 2 hearts on top on (red valentine card stock). I folded all the boxes, left the top hearts open, stuffed with various valentine tissue paper (left edges sticking out the top), and put in a little snack size baggie of mixed jelly bellies. They all loved the colorful boxes left on their desks and enjoyed guessing what flavor jelly belly they were eating!

Janice said...

I love to make Valentines, and especially Vintage ones. This year I am using paper doilies & airbrushing them in ecru, pink and red, then embellishing them with glitter hearts I found at Walmart. Fun!

Anonymous said...

I sometimes use wrappers from fancy bar soap to use as backgrounds on cards and then placing a cut out heart in the middle. I ink and sometimes distress the heart and tie a cute little bow on or above the heart. It can really dress up a card.

Anonymous said...

Cupcakes, definitely cupcakes for my Valentine's Day gifts. They always get pink icing and red sprinkles or jelly hearts on top. Love your new Valentine's downloads!
Jan B.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awww...what a sweet baby and such beautiful projects!

Kat Gomez said...

we love the holidays and try to get into each theme.. so we decorate the house and make mostly sweets,cookies cupcakes those kinds of things.. last year I made a valentines banner and now this is its second year up.. thanks for the chance to win.. tu amiga Kat..

NanaBeth said...

This kit is adorable.I make cards for my grandchildren and treat sacks for the mailman and my neighbor's young children.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

I'm also posting these winners on our Facebook page.

Wow – thanks to everyone who has posted! There have been some great ideas posted here and on Facebook. For the Wed Giveaway I picked Donna who is making valentines with an assisted living group. I also loved Cynde’s heart shaped pizza she orders every year from her hubby’s fav pizza place. Carla’s 7 Day Coupon Book, Kathy who does card making days with her 87 yr old friend, and Becky’s Why I Love You Jar.

The winner for Thurs, Feb 2 and it’s Nanny Ruth Greene who makes Valentines for her 9 grandkids and wins our Valentine Download Kit Giveaway and a special sheet of Digi Stamps. I loved all the great ideas here and on the blog post like Nancy’s idea for strawberries dipped in chocolate for a sucker bouquet, or the scavenger hunt and glow in the dark stars around the bathtub.

I will post another winner on Fri, Sat and Sunday!
Sandy

Gale said...

I lost my first one so will try again. Valentine's Day is very special to us as it brought us together. We have been now married 42+ years.
I have always made heart biscuits and put them in my Hubby's lunch box and also made these for the children.
Our Daughter is the only one who lives close by and she still expects her biscuits.
Now she has twins and I am the babysitter and so this year Hubby and I will babysit together but will take the twins with us for our special dinner. They are now 2In the past I have also decorated the house with hearts too. Last year I made lollipops into flowers using a heart punch for the petals.
Always enjoy your creativity.
Thank you for this opportunity for telling my story.
Gale

Doreen said...

I just love it all, I love making Valentines for everyone I love, and Love all your products :)

Erin Glee said...

I love to make cupcakes for my kids' Valentine parties at school. I have used red food coloring in the past, but studies have shown food colors are not good for kids, especially if they have ADD. I read that beet juice is a healthy substitute, so I will use that this year. If I win, it would be fun to make little pick "toppers" with the digital kit for the cupcakes! (My husband will need help me with the printing : )

Appalachian Treasures said...

I posted on Friday but I don't see the post. I would love a chance to win the valentine download, such great ideas for valentines. I always enjoyed valentines day as a child esp. making valentines for classmates and putting in the mailbox at school and receiving them as well. I ususally make valentines cookies or brownies and box them up in bakery boxes and decorate for the grandchildren. I love making the treats and they love receiving them. Thank you for a chance to win the giveaway. Barbara.

cjgusloff57 said...

Don't know if we are supposed to try again or not! I am making vintage valentines for some girl friends. Also making a box for chocolates to give to my great lady mail carrier.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi ladies, I was out very late last night so I'm just posting the Sat Giveaway Winner now and will announce a new winner later tonight here and on our Facebook page. Thanks for posting all the great ideas!

Congratulations to Gale who met her husband 42 years ago and still makes him & her family heart shaped biscuts every year. Also loved her idea to punch green hearts to make leaves for lollipop flowers

Janice Gates said...

I really like the kit. I'm enjoying seeing vintage products and pictures. I grew up in a time when they were very popular, and love to see them again.

hapyfaces2 said...

I think I posted my comment in the wrong spot. But I did a hunt with my kids and their cousins. The had to find the pieces to a handmade heart shaped puzzle. Put the pieces together to reveal where the treasure was. They found a game and we all got to play. I also tinted our milk one time. My son thought it was an unnatural color and wouldn't drink it. lol

Erin Glee said...

A big HEARTfelt congtats to Donna, Nanny Ruth and Gale on winning the Valentine Download Kit!
This year I bought my kids their own set of Prismacolor pencils at a GREAT price on ebay. I am going to make them each a card that says "You color my world!" in rainbow letters. I can't imagine life without them and my husband~ I love them SO MUCH!

Susan said...

I liked to buy all of my fabric after the holiday in clearance for the next season. Then you have the fabric on hand and it was very inexpensive. I then like to make little draw string cloth bags using a red ribbon for the draw string for valentines candy or tokens of Love for all my loved ones. They can then use the bag later, just add sweet smelling lavender and add to your dresser drawer

danaP said...

you post the neatest pics when you're on vacay!! love the pic of the BC parliament lit up at night and the little doggy bed ~ i want one!!
thanks vicki,

dana paliotta

lavendarrose29 said...

I have a huge mirror I put vinyl hearts on an lights in my window with a pair of light up lips. The kids like it!

Lynn said...

Hello,
I have been heart garlands that say Love and Be Mine. I bought cheap party hats at the dollar tree and made a template and covered each hat in Valentine's theme paper. I added vintage Valentine's to the front of some and used images from a Rusty Pickle vintage valentine paper on the others. I also made Valentine gift cones this way. Just turned the party hats upside down and filled them with red and pink shredded paper. I plan on filling them with candy and favors for friends and family. I have decorated our home with vintage valentines. prim style hearts, I joined two Valentine swaps hosted by others and also did a few swaps with online friends where we send each other a box full of handmade and store bought Valentine goodies. I love all the wonderful ideals that you share all the time. I have been a customer of Crafty Secrets since 2004 and a design team I was on sent me a box of Craft Secrets products to use with her Mermaid Tears supplies. I love all things vintage and Crafty Secrets products make it easy for me to make altered items and decorative items to display in my primitive/vintage theme home.
Have a wonderful week and I would be honored to win.
Hugs,
Lynn

Kelly Reuter said...

My husband and I met just before Valentines Day 1974, so I made him a heart-shaped fudge cake with a face on it - a silly smile and big heart-shaped eyes. The next time I got the mail,I was surprised with a giant Valentine from him...and we've been eating and making cake-eyes ever since...now with three kids and six grandkids!

Sunfairy said...

What wonderful ideas from everyone! Mine is pretty simple. My daughter and I will be helping my two year old granddaughter decorate cupcakes and then the three of us will walk around her cul-de-sac to pass them out to her neighbors. A new and fun tradition for us :)
Ann Marie

Tina said...

lets see I have 4 kids and a husband I adore and this year I plan on making them some handmade valentines & heart shaped pancakes - and send them off with kisses to another day of school & work.

xo
tina

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice post, great ideas~ I printed out an 8.5 x 11" paper with a small font and the words "how do I love thee, let me count the ways..." in pale ink. Then, in a larger bolder font I printed BE MINE over it. I placed the sheet in a vintage typewriter and set it on an end table in the formal living room!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

One year I printed out old b/w photos of show girls into two rolls that looked like film, then I stapled them together into a heart shape. I added red ribbon and gave it to my son as Valentine ornament.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I like to make gift packages-usually fill with the persons favorite treats...love to use embellishment holders.
Here is a link to one I made a while back http://www.dawnscraft.com/2010/02/valentine-treats-for-sweet.html

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Congrats to Dawn the last person to post here Sat and the winner of our Digital Download Vintage Valentine $5.00 Kit. Loved your survival kit idea.
Everyone that posts here today (Sun Feb 5) will be entered to win and I will post a winner Sun night

Linda said...

Thanks for chance to win a wonderful giveaway!! Valentine's Day is always special decorating time in our household. My granddaughter is ready to decorate right after Christmas. She has made some really cute cards for her parents. She is only eight but has been crafting already for several years now. Definately has that creativity gene in her!!! Love all of your products, I am working on a heirtage 8x11 cookbook. I have tried to document the origins, history, and cherished memories of each recipe. I have used a lot of your products on this very special heritage cookbook. Thanks so much for all you do.

kymi-vi said...

going to make memory boxes with 15 single moms on valentines day. would like to give them each an inspirational gift. so could use these downloads for them... wonderful work you all do here. brightest blessings to all

Becky Green said...

SWEET DOGGY!!!!!!!!!! I like to do a Valentines Tea! Decorate the chairs, the house, & have LOADS of yummy treats!!!!!!!! Pulling out the china & crystal! Make it a BIG FANCY DEAL!!!!!!! Of course, making my own place card holders etc for the table!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I didn't make anything but I did buy a huge box of chocolate to put in my Mom's room at the nursing home. Mom couldn't eat them but enjoyed having the nurses and caregivers stop in during the day for a short "Hi" and bit of candy. Mary W

Pat V. said...

I like to send Valentines to friends I haven't seen in a while. It's an unexpected lift to their day!

Louise Dahlgren said...

I made cards and sent hard candy overseas to the troops. I was fortunate to get an address from another blog. I made sure there were cards for children, as well.

Deb said...

For me as a child Valentine's Day meant a card from my dear Dad. Mom got her special one too from Dad. This memory is especially bitter sweet this year as my Dad recently passed away.

Sarah Stainback said...

Thanks for the chance to win. ForValentine's Day I have made them for all my great grandchildren and pen pals. And have sold quite a few, so need to make more. Most of you are not old enough to remember this Valentine custom. (I'm 92!) We would wait until night, and drop the Valentines on the porch, ring the bell or knock, and then run and hide to see what their reaction is when they come to the door. It was FUN!

Kate said...

For valentines day my parents used to get me a necklace. I have saved them all and they are so special to me.

Janice said...

I plan to decorate my house with vintage Valentines handed down to me from my mil. Also, hubby is taking me out this Friday to celebrate.

Marlene said...

What a giveaway! thanks Sandy and have a nice Valentine's Day with your husband and family.

Mel said...

Thanks for the giveaway contest Vicki!

Cindy Holshouser said...

We did make & takes at our superbowl party today. The girls went into my craft room and made small packages to hold a chocolate.(we had the game on in there). Each guest left with a small treat that they can give to a loved one. And, my son and I made heart shaped sugar cubes last week in pink and white:)

ladie_39 said...

i am going to make white cupcakes with pink cake hearts inside, i make these for my honey and the seniors that i care for in my Long Term Care Facility here in Victoria...these cupcakes are fairly labor intensive but well worth every hour it takes...

Louise Dahlgren said...

I just received this e-mail regarding the giveaway. It is probably too late to enter but I am going to go for it. I mailed a box of valentines for the troops to send to love ones and their children.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE your stamps sets, they are so original and detailed and thank you so much for all of the inspiration and beautiful ideas that you post - you're a truly talented team!

Kat Theus said...

I absolutely LOVE your stamps sets, they are so original and detailed and thank you so much for all of the inspiration and beautiful ideas that you post - you're a truly talented team!

February 22, 2012 9:25 PM

Marlene said...

I absolutely love the stamp sets! What a giveaway.