Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I had a great time earlier this month creating Valentine's Day cards. I decided it was time to look at the materials in the BPC Cooking Up Cards self-paced class that has been sitting in my account for several months. This class has four card "recipes" with examples of each from four different "chefs".

I used Kim Kesti's Signature Card "recipe" to create these first three cards. I have a box of blank cards, so I started with those and used a variety of paper scraps, heart brads, a CTMH sentiment stamp, and some very old stickers to finish them.

I pulled a tag and some die cut hearts (that I received in a swap over 3 years ago) from my stash for this next card. I even embellished the inside of the card & the envelope. So excited to be using up some old stash.



Robbie and I have never really had a traditional Valentine's Day celebration (I'm hoping to create a layout about that soon!) and today was no exception as Robbie had surgery to remove his gall bladder! (He is doing well; we're home already and he is resting.)

Did you do something special for Valentine's Day this year or do you have a yearly tradition to commerate this day each February?

14 comments:

Amy said...

My wishes to Robbie for a speedy recovery!

Tammy said...

Best wishes to Robbie! Hope he's on the mend and back to 100% soon. Love your cards. I really like that first card design with the circle and the sentiment on the banner. Cute!! :)

Rebekah said...

Hope he has a quick recovery. I posted today with all my themed things. Love to bake and cook up a storm for fun days like this!

Ginger said...

Get well soon Robbie!

Love your new photo on your blog banner - it sure is uplifting:)

I just posted a card on my blog and we don`t do much for Valentine`s - we plan to go out for dinner on Friday :)

Alison said...

Hope Robbie makes a speedy recovery..love your Valentine projects-I love that our American cousins include family and friends in this holiday- in the UK it's very much just for couples!
Alison xx

scrappyjacky said...

Best wishes to Robbie.
Lovely projects.

Jane said...

so glad all went well xx

Sian said...

Wow, I hope he is soon feeling much better! I'm guessing he has been feeling bad for a while with that, sorry to hear that. Best wishes for a speedy recovery

Beverly said...

Lifting healing prayers for Robbie. The Chosen One and I delivered goodies to our college homegrowns on Saturday and I sent goodies into work with him (which he admitted to hitting heavily on the drive to work)Our evening was very low key bec I am under the weather.

Danielle Hunter said...

Lovely cards! Glad to hear that Robbie is doing well.

Karen said...

My brother just had the same surgery a month or so ago. I hope Robbie recovers as quickly as he did! Great valentines!

Sue Althouse said...

Best wishes to Robbie for a quick and full recovery. My husband had his gall bladder removed a few years ago, on the day after Christmas! Your cards are so lovely!

Nathalie said...

Your cards are lovely and I hope that you had a wonderful "regular" february 14th :) We typically don't do anything either except maybe a card...

cate said...

wishing Robbie a speedy recovery! I love the colour combination of the top cards!