Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Yesterday was Valentines Day, and I managed to get cards made and mailed even though I've been deathly sick for like forever. I can't begin to tell you how many boxes of tissues I've gone through.

Last Saturday, I was feeling pretty decent, and went over to my friend Judi's to do some stamping. I got the cards made for the kids. My three nieces - Hannah, Sydney and Sarah - and my parents got the heart card. The base in Chocolate chip. The hearts were stamped with white ink on Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, and Riding Hood Red and then cut out. The heart stamp was Judi's, so I don't know what set it is from. The Be Mine greeting from Have a Heart was stamped on vanilla and a Pink Pirouette scallop border was added.

The two boys, Dylan and nephew Matthew got the truck card. The base in Riding Hood Red. And the other colors are Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze. Nothing girly for the boys, even if the big pile of hearts in the back of the truck might be mushy.

Yesterday morning was the first time I had any energy to make cards for Tim and my friend Judi ( I can't send her a card that I made at her kitchen table). Thankfully Tim slept in long enough for me to be creative.I used a So Saffron base with Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red. The stamp set is Just B, which I had to mount, which took more time. The card looks kinda flat in the picture, but along the bottom of the Chocolate Chip layer I punched a line of holes - to match the dots along the letter B and the bee's trail. The little bee is cut out and mounted with a pop dot. For Christmas, my SIL Kirsten gave me a little mini heart muffin tin. So Thursday night I made Tim these little chocolate chip cheesecakes. They turned out delicious, but the whole effort was exhausting and I won't be messing with tiny, fussy, little cheesecakes for a long time. Tim's best Valentine present to me was cooking and cleaning and taking such great care of me while I've been sick - thank you honey.


Melissa Clifford said...

Wonderful cards!! Love the heart card! I so want to make that...neato. The cheesecakes are adorable!

Timestep said...

The cheesecakes looked nice. I really wanted to run and get that pan yesterday for the meatloaves. Instead I had to free hand it.

The girls loved their cards!

Donna said...

Awesome cards Melanie! Those heart cheesecakes look delicious!