VALENTINE PENGUIN

I had fun with a penguin and Valentine theme today.

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/02/hearts-challenge.html
https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2022/02/sos463-my-heart-beets-for-you.html https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-2022.html

This penguin is from Gerda Steiner Designs Valentine Penguin along with the greeting. The letters are stamped from The Stamps of Life lovebugs2stamp. I embossed the bottom of the card with a folder from Stampin’Up, retired. I added the red hearts across the card with a border die from Sizzix, also retired. The small hearts were punched with the Owl Builder Punch from SU.

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/3070834?&cat=all&what=keywords&si=SC891

I used the above sketch in creating this card. I group the hearts and letters as one unit and the penguin a unit, so that makes the three units down the left side. It has been quite a while since I used one of the sketches and this was a joy to work with.

There are red heart on the Double D Challenge mood board, so I am adding it to that challenge. The Shopping Our Stash challenge is to use hearts or vegetables. I chose to use hearts. Another challenge was brought to my attention, Colorful Options. February’s challenge is to use the color red.

VALENTINE BEAR

Continuing on with Valentine Cards for the Assisted Living Center, I made a bear card this week.

https://makethecardschallenge.com/make-the-cards-challenge-47/ https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-91/

The bear is stamped from a Paper Pumpkin kit, Dec 2020. He is holding a heart from Lawn Fawn, scent with you add-on, as well as the greeting. I used a stencil from Colorbox. The bear turned out cute and I know a resident will enjoy the card.

valentine chicken

Odd title?–stayed tuned.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/valentines-day-card/
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/01/wwc333-dawns-challenge-all-about.html

The chicken is from SU Birds of a Feather set as well as the greeting. I found heart stamps in other sets from Gina K Designs, but can’t remember which set I grabbed the hearts from. The row of hearts border is from a Sizzix set designed by Stephanie Bernard that has a lot of hearts on it, but again, don’t have the name handy.

I saw this idea on Pinterest where it had the chicken at the top and red gingham at the bottom. I changed her idea from ribbon to the heart border. My background was so plain, so the hearts were added. I made 5 of these cards total. They will be going to an assisted living center.

This card is also being added to Watercooler Wednesday All About Occasions Challenge. I have been watching this challenge for quite some time, but have never entered or it has been quite a while.

Up and Away

I have been stamping with Lift Me Up by Stampin’Up! and created several cards.

Birthday

I saw the above idea on Split Coast Stampers. It has a smaller card base so the hot air balloon could go off of the page and fit in a standard A2 envelope.

Love in the Air!

This was created with Do Stamping with Dawn, using her layout on her blog. I will keep this and send it for someone’s anniversary or save for Valentine’s Day.

One Layer with Dimension

This was placed in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog in the One Layer Card challenge. This particular view has a balloon that is popped up with foam squares. The photo on Mod Squad is all flat with no popped up images. I saw this idea on Pinterest. The inks used are mostly Lawn Fawn and one Stampin Up ink pad.