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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day.....do I feel clever?....

YES I DO!!!!
So the high point for me this Valentines Day has been these clever Valentines Day cards! My friend Jen (who should have a blog but doesn't and therefore is still weak!!) sent me an IM a few weeks ago stating "I want to do this" with a link (I didn't save the link in my excitement apparently). Clicking on the link I was like heck yeah we can do this!
I practiced with depth of field first so we would know where to place the hand in order to hold the sucker just right with enough room top and bottom of the picture. Then I tested it on G first. I love sharp colors and the sharp antique wash seemed to fit just right for this occassion. I also added some great elements from Diginirvana(my new favorite digital scrap book place!)When it was Little One's turn for her picture she threw in her own touch of the fancy jeweled crown! Jen and Audrey stopped by Saturday and we took her picture too and antiqued it, added the elements and they were good to go!
The slicing of the slits for the sucker was a bit time consuming but when I had the brilliant flash to use my scrapbook paper cutter it went much faster. After the suckers were inserted the girls thought they were hilarious (in a good way!) Even my dad was suitably impressed when he saw them this morning and asked to take two home.
Hats off to Jen for helping her pathetic friend out by picking up the suckers and envelopes! And she had a fun idea to add flowers in there (little fake stems) for the grandparents which looked adorable and you could actually do a card like that for other occassions like Mothers Day or Birthdays and put the little flower in.
So thanks for the rockin' idea Jen and allowing me to use some of my much wasted creativity on such an awesome project!

And now on with Valentines!
Since Bri knew he was going to be out of town I was surprised to have this fantastic package arrive yesterday! So bright and fun for the day when snow was gusting outside. The little monkey's heart lights up arond the edges and beats wild drums. The girls LOVED it.
He is such a sweet Valentine and it made me miss him even more :)


Blogger Annemarie said...

Cute idea! What a good man you have! Flowers are an easy way to make me happy!

February 14, 2008 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Oh! Those valentines are BRILLIANT! I am totally stealing this idea... hope you don't mind:)

Happy late Valentines day!

February 15, 2008 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Lindz said...

I am SO doing that next year!! Or should I say...I am SO paying you to do those for me next year!!

February 15, 2008 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Dandelions & Daisies Photography said...

Heck yeah I'll do them for you next year!! :)

February 16, 2008 at 12:16 PM  

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