Hi friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I have been a busy crafter lately and it feels great to be getting some projects done. However, I do feel a little out of sync with what season it is...in the last two weeks I have created a Christmas layout, a Halloween layout, and two Valentine cards! :) Before we get too far away from Valentine's Day, I thought I would share my cards with you. I submitted these to the Paper Crafts call but they didn't get picked up. That's okay though...I'm already working on some new submissions! I try to look at submissions as inspiration since there is usually a theme or sketch to work with and since there is a deadline it helps me to focus on making time to create and finish a project. So, even if I don't get a project picked up for publication, I feel good that I made creative time for myself and have some great projects to show for it!
When I saw these adorable Valentine's Day pins at Michaels, I just had to pick up a bunch. I'm thinking that I will use them for my son's preschool Valentines next year because they had some fun boy pins too. These cards use My Mind's Eye, American Crafts, and My Little Shoebox products. For the butterfly card, I fan folded the rose ribbon on each edge to make it extra puffy. And for the frog card I used the flower sticker to help keep the tulle fanned out.
I'm off to get ready for the day...spending time with family and working on my photography. And tonight I'm hoping to get another layout completed. Tomorrow I am going to focus on my one little word, nurture, and workout in the morning followed by a nice outing with my mom. Enjoy your day!