Friday, February 17, 2012

Valentine Recap

It's been a fun and busy week.  Here is a little sample of what's been going on here recently...

Supplies: card base (Yours Truly), papers (Authentique), chipboard (DCWV), alphabet stickers (Authentique), flowers (Marianne Designs), inks (Color Box), book page (vintage Bobbsey Twins book).



My husband and I had a nice lunch date on Valentine's Day.  I gave him his card, so I can finally show it here on my blog.  You see it in the photos above. 


In addition to the Valentine card and gift I received from my husband, I also got a nice Valentine surprise when I checked Blogger on February 14...I discovered that my layout "Simplicity" (pictured above) was one of the winners in the first Scrap Africa challenge.  I am honored and delighted!



My son had a nice Valentine party with his classmates on February 14.  I helped him make a Valentine mailbox from an old plastic container (first photo above), and he decorated it with pictures of dinosaurs...because nothing says "Valentines Day" like fierce beasts, right?  :)  He brought home cards and trinkets from all his classmates.  I was particularly delighted with a heart-shaped recycled rainbow crayon that one of his buddies gave him--you can see it in the photo above.  Also pictured above are some wool hearts that our neighbors gave us.  I liked them so much that my neighbor taught me how to make my own today.


The one I made is in the photo above.  It was fun to make...much easier than I expected, and actually rather addicting.  :)  I have not yet decided what to make with it.  A hanging ornament?  A page accent?  A coaster?  What do you think?

Supplies: card base (Yours Truly), pink cardstock (Cosmo Cricket), glitter paint (Stickles by Ranger), sticker backing--used as stencils (Cosmo Cricket), pen (Creative Memories).

I've been busy making other projects lately as well.  Above you see a card that I made recently.  It's a friendship card, not a Valentine, but clearly I was influenced by the season.  :)  Ever since I made my glittery office decoration, I've been wanting to try more stenciling with Stickles, so that's what I did when I made this card.  I really love this technique..I'm sure I'll be using it again soon.

Supplies: Graphic 45 paper (both green patterns), Jillibean Soup paper (dark brown woodgrain), Creative Imaginations paper (light brown woodgrain), American Crafts papers (all orange and yellow prints), Graphic 45 die-cut circles--used as banner pieces, October Afternoon buttons, Reminisce brown alphabet stickers, Bella Blvd orange alpha stickers and mini alphas, Petaloo flower and rhinestones, vintage twine.

The last project I want to share with you today is a layout called "The Wall*E Dance" that I entered in the current CSI challenge.  You see it in the photo above.  "Put on you Sunday clothes, there's lots of world out there!"...can't you just hear the music that my son is dancing to in those photos?  :)

That's it for this week.  Hope that you've had a great week too!  Thanks for stopping by.  



9 comments:

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Congratulations on the feature, Denise!

jeanie g said...

Wow Denise you have been busy, great post and some great projects too. Congratulations on your Scrap Africa feature too.

Patricia said...

Denise.. what a beautiful work... Congrats to the feature!

Lu - Babalu said...

Beautiful designs, Denise!
This lilac card was divine! I loved the colors and layout and especially the book page.
The page of the wall and dance was very cute. The glitter card was super creative and format flag with butterflies and hearts was pretty cool! Speaking of hearts, really cool this heart that you've learned! It will be beautiful as ornament cards and layouts!
Oh, congratulations to the feature!
Kisses!

Helen Tilbury said...

Hi Denise! Great projects this week!! Congrats on your feature over at Scrap Africa! I saw that & smiled for you :) Love the felt heart you made - would be a lovely page or card accent...

Elizna said...

Denise, thanks for visiting my blog! Congrats to you too with the Scrap Africa layout..;-) Wall the Wall E layout...it is soooooo cute!

scrapbookertink said...

Gorgeous creations and congrats on your layout, loving those wool hearts so sweet, take care, Doreen x

Svetlana Austin said...

wow, all in all you had a great day! :-))) I am so inspired by your Wallie dance LO - now I want my boys to do the dance and then i can scrap the pics :-)))

Denise Price said...

Thanks, Svetlana! I mentioned your comment to my son, and he smiled and felt proud. :)