Daily Archives: February 9, 2014

My Squirrely Valentine




  • Die – Memory Box “Secret Squirrel”
  • Die – Memory Box “Mini Heart Collection”
  • Die – Simon Says Stamp “Medium Tags”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “Tag Sayings”
  • Patterned paper – SEI “With All My Heart”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Heart Rain Dots – Cloud 9 Design
  • Paper String – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
  • Glitter pen – Sakura Gelly Roll – Clear Star
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

It is always good to incorporate a squirrel into any card! This Valentine is for my son, who is rather fond of these furry creatures. This design, which I made up as I went, is pretty fun with some of the elements extending over the edge of the card base. CAS-ual Friday Challenge #127 this week is to do just that. It also is a perfect card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart. I pulled a number of different supplies out of my stash for this. There was glitter and shine in the paper, stickers, and faux stitching that I drew around the edges with glitter pen. The only thing that I hadn’t used before was the patterned paper and the squirrel die. Since I was pretty much snowed-in, I had to use my stash, right? So I guess this is appropriate to post for the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #137: Love Me Tender. Thanks for visiting today.



Freshly Made Sketches #122 – The bunny theme continues


  • Stamp – Unknown (Someone stamped this for me and I can’t remember the details!)
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye Collectable papers: Unforgettable “You Are” Charm Paper and Remarkable “Beautiful” Grace Paper
  • Border punch – Martha Stewart Embossed Zig Zag Edger
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I am in a bunny phase now. I’m making a number of Operation Write Home cards featuring bunnies. Not necessarily Easter cards, because that limits their use to just that holiday. But bunnies are Spring-y and cute and I guess I have a fair number in my stash. Today I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, which is Sketch #122. I unearthed a couple of these bunnies stamped off for me. I don’t know the origin of this stamp, so if anyone can enlighten me, I’d appreciate it. I colored him and his carrot with Copic markers and layered him so he’d stand out. I chose some hexagon patterned paper for a backdrop and will add him to the OWH Midweek Throwdown Hexagon Challenge from last week. Thanks for stopping by.