Monday, January 19, 2009

Ultimate Valentine Update!

Hi all! I cannot tell you just how this past month has warmed my heart. When I put up the news about my mom's Ultimate Valentine Challenge, I have literally heard from all corners of the world! It's been marvelous! My mom now has in hand roughly 1,600 Valentines! If you have no idea what I am talking about---you can read up -- HERE. Today is the last day for my blog candy so click on the link HERE and, if you want to take part -- I'll pick a name tonight at 10 PM M.S.T. and announce a winner sometime on the 21st. The clock is ticking! Melanie Muenchinger is also offering up candy HERE. And, so is Carolina Buchting HERE!

If you would like to help with this project -- keep in mind, this ministry is ongoing and my mom is also is in need of birthday, thinking of you, get well soon, and sympathy cards!

Well, with the February deadline approaching, I realized that I can't procrastinate-- my mom would know if I didn't make this deadline! :-) So, I spent the day making some quick and cute Valentines for the kiddos at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

I managed to pick up THIS darling set from H and M when Heather had her garage sale. It was an offer that was too good to pass up and I just knew these images would be perfect for my mom's Valentine's challenge!


I wanted to make the design pretty simple so that I could mass produce them in an afternoon. So, I used my classic hearts and scalloped hearts Nestabilities dies for the main image and my large and small oval punches for my sentiments. My images were all colored with Copic markers and then I added a little razzle dazzle with some Stickles and rhinestones.

Here's the giraffee....
Here's the owl... I love the way this one turned out! I actually ended up layering my owl and the heart for some extra pop...

Here's a close up!

And... last but not least -- the puppy! I just think that little dog is such a cute image!!!
Well friends, that's it for now! I hope you have a fabulous week! See you back here soon!
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