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!

16 comments:

lovely gd Cee said...

Julie K. i had to peak after you mentioning you were going to post them. honestly, these are adorable- i'm not just saying because it sounds nice. truly these are cute and i love them!

mochamama said...

Oh Julie, these are adorable!!!!! I am blown out of the water with how many cards have come in!! I mean WOW how exciting is that!!!!!

retiredheather said...

Great cards all of them but I really like the giraffe. What a cutie. Congrats to all who helped out your Mom.
Hugs
Heather

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

These are adorable! I tried to get this set at the garage sale, but it was already sold out!

Norine said...

these cards are adorable love that puppy
Hugs
Norine

Tracey said...

These are absolutely adorable Julie!! I have made a couple so far but hope to put in a few more before I pop them in the mail!

jules p said...

this set is so cute. and your cards are adorable. you did a great job making the cards.

The Rubber Maid said...

How sweet those are, I love them and I know any child would love them too. Sweet little images and of course your coloring is the best. Mom

Lesli said...

I love those little cards Julie - I sent mine out today! Thanks for sharing this with us - I had a great time doing the cards 4 kids!

Amy said...

my gosh, the giraffe is my favorite! It must be the most adorable thing I've ever seen. Fabulous job Julie!

Nancy said...

These are really cute little cards! What a great response to this project! I'll be sending in my 34 that I just finished posting, and hopefully adding more. Have had a great response so far to the blog candy I'm offering too. This is fun!
Something for you on my blog.

Kimberly said...

Great minds do think alike-your mom is getting some Valentines from me with those stamps too!! :)

I LOVE yours, the pp is just perfect!!!!!

Julia Aston said...

I just love the valentines you made with Heather's set! the sparkles add just the right touch! I'm so glad the cards are coming in - I sent her 20 a week ago!

Elena said...

S o glad that so many wonderful bloggers sent the cards to help your mom!
Your cards are so cute, Julie!

dianets7 said...

I hope she got my cards!

Thanks for the update. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Heather said...

O-O-OOOOOO-My Gosh! I am sooooooo in love! You have made me so jealous and if I didn't already have this stamp (ok, already created this stamp! LOL)...I would SOOOOOOOOO go out in purchase it! LOL. Could you email me instructions on how to send cards?

Thanks and many hugs!

Heather