Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I don't do Valentines

January's {From the Heart Stamps} Inspiration Stamp of the Month challenge, Kitten and Heart tells me I have to make a Valentine. Now, I don't make valentines. I'll buy a cute stuffed animal, buy some candy, buy a valentine or maybe take you to dinner, but please don't ask me to make a valentine. That makes using this month's digi a real challenge.

Many of you know that I like a challenge and often use cards that I'm swaping for the Free digi of the month Challenge.

Pearls are the mystery item for the Mystery card swap in January. Perfect! I'm only in two card swaps this month and the Color of the Month colors; Black, White and Silver, didn't lend themselves to Valentines. But Kittens, Hearts and Pearls do.

That's my Valentine. I'm not really happy with it and it does look better in person, but that's what I came away with. I have now used some of my stash of pink papers, my Sizzix heart embossing folder and the pearls. Yaaaa!

My other swap, COTM, well, I made several before I decided on this one. When I check on who my partner was, the cards I had made just didn't seem right. I had just ordered the SU People like you stamp and it was down at my SU Enabler's house. Knowing my swap partner liked this stamp, I picked it up and made this card... hope she likes it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Take Care

PS: I replaced the missing pearl on the Valentine card.