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January 12, 2011


Well, I said I really didn't want a snow day and here I am... having a snow day!  I was able to clean the kitchen and bedroom, and hopefully I'll get some post-lunch crafting in!  =)

I'm so excited, because my OTHER favorite card-realted holiday is right around the corner --> Valentine's Day!!!  I have always believed that Valentine's Day is NOT just about couples, but about telling everyone in your life how much you love them!  Because of that, I've been sending out LOTS of valentines for many many years!

Along with my own valentines this year, I'm making lots to send to the Cards St. Jude's card drive that the lovely Winter is putting together!  This is especially a special cause for me because I am a survivor of childhood cancer.  Six years ago, I was diagnosed with and treated for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  I'm 100% healthy now, and it is extremely important to me to be able to do something for other children with cancer.  To give cards to this drive, click here:
Here's a pair of cards that I created for the card drive:
I just love Lawn Fawn's new set, My Silly Valentine!  I think these cards could make just about any little kid smile!  And of course I had to add buttons, because buttons are just so much fun!  =D

These cards were also inspired by the Etsy Inspired Challenge 121 - LaPomme.  Here's the picture that inspired me:
Pear and Apple lavender-scented plush toys
I also made another valentine that will probably go to someone in my family!  I'm really happy with the turnout:
Don't you just love these little flat heart cards from Paper Source?  I buy them every year to make very old-fashioned looking valentines!  I also just bought some stamp die-cuts and so I was really excited to try them out!  This card was inspired by three different challenges:
1. Off the Wall Craftiness Color Challenge #40:
2. Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge #38: Use Twine on your Project
3. Tuesday Throwdown 31: Background Stamping

St. Jude's Button Cards: 
* Recollections Cardstock
Stamps and Ink: 
* Memento Tuxedo Black
* Lawn Fawn - My Silly Valentine
* Buttons
* Cream Grosgrain Ribbon
Heart Shaped Valentine:
* Paper Source 4 Bar Red Heart
* Neenah and Recollections Cardstock
Stamps and Ink: 
* Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen and Barn Door
* Versamark Watermark Ink
* Whispers Snow White Embossing Powder
* Lawn Fawn - Teeny Tiny Backdrops, My Silly Valentine, Sophie's Sentiments
* Red and White Baker's Twine from AR Creations Etsy Shop
* Red Pearl
* FloraDoodles from Petaloo


  1. Cute - I really like how you wrapped that twine in a pattern around the bottom. Thanks for joining us at OTWC...oh and yea for recovering from Hodgkins!

  2. Very pretty Valentine's card. We both combined these challenges together, they worked well. So thankful you are 100% healthy now. I am going to make some cards to send to Winter... thanks for posting.

  3. Oh, these are totally fabulous. Those fruity valentines are sure to make little cancer patients smile!! Great job on ALL of the challenges. (We had a snow day here today, too!)

  4. Love those little pears on your card Kristy. Thanks for joining us at Etsy Inspired. :)

  5. I agree with Jackie I like how you wrapped the twine around the bottom of your heart card! Great way to add texture. Thanks for joining us this week at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

  6. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

  7. Such sweet cards! I'm a BIG fan of Lawn Fawn and funnily enough hadn't seen that image of the apples until it was too late for my challenge card! Fab job! Thanks for playing along with us at the EIC this week!

  8. Gorgeous and cute cards! Love them all!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  9. Kristy- thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! I love your cards, especially the Lawn Fawn valentines!
    I noticed that you're a teacher. I am too, and I also had a snow day yesterday, and a 2 hr delay today. Missing days messes up my lesson planning, but I love the extra craft time!

  10. LOVE how you've wrapped that heart in twine, Kristy! Great cards! Thanks so much for playing along in Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

  11. What a great bunch of cards you created. I love all of them. They are fantastic. Congratulations on being a cancer survivor. That is awesome. Praise the Lord.

  12. All 3 of your Valentines are ADORABLE!!!! I especially LOVE the CAS style of the first two and those adorable fruit images & fun sentiments!!! Congratulations on being a cancer survivor!!!! You are such an AWESOME person and I'm so glad to have you as a blog friend!