Saturday, February 18, 2012

missing day - - - but on to the special Chez Sissy Saturday date night

Dinner was so sweet.  Michelle made homemade spaghetti for her love - and we served them dinner.  Salad, spaghetti and Cheesecake!  YUM!  What is more romantic than a candle-lit dinner!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Young Love

Michelle wanted to make Valentine's special for her fiance.  SOOOO she followed in her mommy's footsteps a bit and created the week before Valentine's Day for him.  Each day she did something cute and fun for him to show him how much she loved him.

Her first attempt was sort of a fail as she didn't realize that even though it is only in the 70's outside, in her car it is MUCH hotter - and she lost her Kisses for the plan.  SO.. she had to adjust. Day one was to give him a HEART ATTACK.......

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day 10

Another Big Shot project.  This one doesn't appear to be one however.  It is not obvious!  This was demo'd at Stampin' Up! Leadership conference.  I saw a sample of it on Angie Kennedy Juda's blog.  SO, I copied it!  THANKS go out to all of the creative geniuses out there who save me tons of time!

STAMPS: P.S. I Love You
COLORS: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Scallop Square die, small heart punch, 1" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day 9

I seem to be having problems with Blogger - I have tried 3 times to post this.  Let's see if THIS one works!

Saturday was a busy day - Stamp Club in the morning, shopping in the afternoon to get ready for the evening Michelle had planned for her fiance.  She was going to have a surprise candle-lit dinner and we were helping serve.  (side note, she has been doing a weeks worth of Valentines too for him!)

So, this day had to be quick and easy too!  ENTER the Big Shot.  He is really my hero I think.  It makes fun boxes and gift giving fun and simple.  If you don't have one.. YOU NEED IT!

STAMPS: none
COLORS: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red
ACCESSORIES: Heart Framelets, Big Shot, Petal Card Die (retired)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines - Day 8

Friday was a late day - we headed to get our taxes done and returned home after stopping for delish pizza and great entertainment at Organ Stop Pizza. I had made some Valentine's Chex Mix - found on Betty Crocker

STAMPS; Pretty Postage
COLORS: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Fancy Favor die, Scallop Trim border punch, 1" square punch, Postage Stamp punch

The Big Shot makes bags and boxes a snap!  Quick to make and simple to embellish!  VOILA - 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

OOPs.... what a whirlwind week! Valentines, Day 5..... and 6, and 7, and 8????

So, this week was Book Fair at school and I am over my head busy.  I completely apologize for not getting these posted earlier.  BUT better late than never.

I will post a couple per day to get them caught up.

STAMPS: Candy Conversations, P.S. I Love You
COLORS: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz
ACCESSORIES:  Modern Label punch, Small Heart punch, Full Heart punch, Word Window punch

STAMPS:Sprinkled Expressions, P.S. I Love You, It's a Wrap Holidays
COLORS: Riding Hood Red
ACCESSORIES: Word Window Punch, Modern Label punch, 5/8" organza ribbon

STAMPS: Up, Up and Away
COLORS: Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler
ACCESSORIES: Wide Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Scallop border punch, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon

STAMPS: Sprinkled Expressions, Fabulous Phrases
COLORS: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Lace border punch, Pretty in Pink 5/8" satin ribbon, Pearl Jewels

I have to give credit to some other Stampin' Up! artists for some help on some of these projects.  The first card was inspired by one I saw on a blog.  The last card, the pink one, was one I completely CASEd except changed the color.  Diane at Joyful Stampin made a great RED one.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day 4

Today was a card of thanks day.  I think we tend forget to thank our sweeties for the many things they do for us each day.  Men are very different than women and I think many times we think that they don't love us because they don't show us they love us in the way WE want.  I know I am that way. But, when I stop to think of all the ways that I am shown love, I realize how much my honey loves me.  Today was a day when I realized how much he loves me through his actions - he subs for paper routes and this takes away sleep.  I told you all in my last post that I have a cold or the flu and I frankly feel super icky!

He stepped up today on his day off ---  he picked up our basket from Bountiful Baskets, got papers ready for him to throw tomorrow, came home and started washing laundry (5 loads all day), went shopping with me, took me to lunch, pulled weeds for 3 hours while I took a quick nap, then finished up the laundry when we came home!  He needed a nap and got a very short 30 minute one or so - but definitely pampered me today!  THANK YOU SWEETIE - I love you ALWAYS!

STAMPS: Always Elegant, Four Frames
COLORS: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
ACCESSORIES:  I {Love} Love jumbo wheel, decorator label punch, Adorning Accents Edgelets dies, Fashionable Hearts embosslets die, White Bakers Twine

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Valentines - Day 3

This was the Valentine of the day for Friday - but I gave it to my hubby today.  I am coming down with the flu or a cold and was just not up to norm.  I fell asleep instead.  I gave it to him on Saturday with day 4... watch for that one tomorrow!!

I used the 1" x 8" cello bags from Stampin' Up! and filled it with Twizzlers.  The stamp is from the set Love You Much and I added a little punched flower to add something extra.  

STAMPS: Love You Much
COLORS: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist
ACCESSORIES: white brad

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Valentines- day 2 -AND BLOG HOP!

Thanks for hopping onto my little place on the web!  You probably came from Nichole's blog.  I am happy to have you stop by.  As my followers know, I am just starting my Days to Valentines gifts - I give my sweetie a treat or card every day leading up to Valentines, and you happen to have caught us on DAY 2.  Sign up to get updates or follow me to see the next 12 days!

Our blog hop theme is Anything BUT a Card - so it was perfect that the 2nd day for my honey was a 3D box complete with a CUPCAKE!  I used the FREE set from Sale-a-bration - Outlined Occasions.  You can get this set free when you spend $50 (before taxes).  I added a quick-made cupcake pick using the new embosslits die - Fashionable Hearts and used a couple of dots to hold them to the toothpick.  You can't really see the sparkle, but I used some Dazzling details to the word LOVE to spice it up a bit!

I used very little supplies for this one and it came together very quickly.

STAMPS: I {Heart} Heart, Outlined Occasions 
COLORS: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, 1/8" basic black taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Details, Fashionable Hearts embosslits die

Thank you for stopping by - you can head on to the next stop on our hop at Peggy's   I have included the entire blog line up if you get lost - ENJOY and HAPPY HOPPING!

Stampin' Dragon
Scrappy Stamps and Ink
Life Is...
The Love of Stamping

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Valentine's - Day 1

Some of you may remember last year I decided to give my sweetie a Valentine a Day leading up to Valentine's day - so I thought I should do it again. Wednesday snuck up on me and I had already made a bunch up.  I will share them all with you - just as Mike is getting them - ONE AT A TIME!

So for the 1st of February - just a card telling him how much I love him!

The details are:
STAMPS:  It's a Wrap Holidays, I {Heart} Hearts
COLORS: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Regal Rose
ACCESSORIES: 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon, scallop squares duo die, corner rounder punch

Watch tomorrow for a fun project with a delicious yummy!!!

AND BLOG HOP tomorrow also!  FUN DAY for all!