Sunday, February 5, 2017

Plain Old Vanilla

Confession time...I love ice cream and my go to is vanilla, especially with my Mom's homemade hot fudge sauce.  You can add any toppings you like to it and it goes with just about everything.  Don't get me wrong  I have other favorites  - like caramel cashew, cinnamon and peaches, chocolate,...I could go on and on.

Inspired by my love for ice cream I have put together a cute ice cream card.
I think my favorite part was the spoon accent with the bow. 

Stamps : Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso, Tasty Treats DSP, Real Red, Pear Pizazz.
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach
Accessories - Stitched Framelits, Frozen Treats Framelits, Cutie Pie Thinlits, Bakers Twine.

So I think it is time that I go indulge in a little cherry chocolate amaretto ice cream.  Maybe that will make me feel better after the Falcons gave away the superbowl....


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

We Create Love Blog Hop

It seems if I can just get through January then spring is only around the corner.  I sooo look forward to the spring once the Christmas season is over. To add to my winter doldrums, Salt Lake City currently has the worst air quality in the nation. Stay in and try not to breathe ..Right?!

I am not a big fan of Valentines Day.  I appreciate that it gives an opportunity to you and your loved ones to declare your love for them. I actually hope that you do that everyday.  What I don't like is the advertising and the forced obligation of expressing ones love with everything the jewelers, florists, chocolatiers, stuffed toy makers tell you that you need.  I also hate how it makes those feel that don't have a said Valentine to share gifts with.

I always tell my husband that I know he loves me and that I don't want him spending exorbitant prices on flowers that soon die.  I would rather have his undivided attention for an evening.  I do love the homemade or well thought out gifts that are given. 

Now that my ranting is done, I do love a good Valentines Card.
I didn't do a Step UP - honestly I have a hard time doing that.  I usually start with an end product in mind.  The middle steps are the hardest.

I used Sunshine Sayings with the coordinating dies from the main catalog.  I also used the Sending Love DSP and ribbon from the Occasions catalog.  I added the metallic enamel shapes at the end.  I hope this inspires you in your Valentine creations.

Head on over to Lynns blog to see what she is sharing with us!