Thursday, January 7

Valentine Tag

Today snow has blanked Chicago and it is gorgeous.
All this white makes everything look so clean and fresh.
Spoken like a true unemployed gal.
If I had to drive out in this mess, that would be a whole different story.

I've been in a bit of a slump lately.

Got a serious case of the blahs and just not feeling like doing much lately at all.
I've been cooking and cleaning and caring for the family but other than that, I am just blah.
So, in an attempt to get back in my groove, I made a super huge list yesterday of challenges, pub calls and project ideas.
And I put a call out to my 301 friends on Facebook to see if people wanted to swap some stamped images with me and luckily, 4 friends agreed.
Sometimes new stuff is just the push ya need, kwim?

One of the first things that I saw in my blog surfing was my buddy, Louise's tag challenge.
This week was polka dots and stripes.
Her vintage valentine tag is so cute and I thought that attempting to make something Valentine like would really be a challenge since it is my least favorite holiday.
My stripes are a loose interpretation but I had them in my scrap stash so I must get points for that.

I love these colors together.
And that stamp is one of my favorites.
I know just the man who deserves this and about 100 more.

Anyone else making anything Valentine? And who do you make them for?

Card details: PP is Stampin'Up, Stamp is Pink Paislee, Ink is Versacolor embossed, Ribbon is May Arts, Button and Ribbon is Stampin'Up


Jessica Diedrich said...

This is WICKED cute!!! LOVE the colors too and the felt "u" adds so much! Adorable!

Normally I do not make Valentines but there is SO much cute paper this year I'm making 'em for everyone, LOL!

Michele Kovack said...

Super cute!!! And so totally you!!!

Crafty Connie said...

Love the color combo. Working on getting you some new images. Making sure they can be colored (if you choose to do so) and something that you may not have. Should go out by Monday at the latest.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Oh, very cute, Simone! Love the pink, brown and turquoise combo. And I especially love your polka dots and the stripes-in-the-heart take on the theme.
You should leave a link to your tag on my challenge post. People who play along have been known to win valuable (wink) RAK's!
Either way, glad you played along!

Rose said...


It's been forever since I posted to my blog and I could use the inspiration as well! Let me know if you're still up for trading images!


Unknown said...

What a great Tag! Love the colors Who thought a skull and cross bones could be called cute.

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Lovin the Valentine Tag - and nooo - haven't started my Valentines yet - still trying to do the Christmas stuff I never got to, just to say I crossed something off my list, including 2009 - yep, sucked for me too.

Lynn Stevens said...

Looks like you came out of the blahs and found your mojo, What a fun tag! Welcome back!