Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hello 2011! and an apology.

Hello from sunny Florida...the family and I are in Miami.  The kids are relaxing (read: fighting all day long) while I try to relax (read: ignore their fighting) and hubby hangs around relaxing (read: he's actually relaxing) LOL!  We'll be home late on Friday and will spend the weekend getting back into the swing of things.  Then, it's back to the grind.  I am so not looking forward to returning to Northern Ontario weather. :)

We've been here for a week and I figured it was probably time to check out my blog and how surprised was I to see that the post that I scheduled for last Tuesday..the day we left town...well, it didn't post.  After some investigation, I guess in my pre-Christmas stupor, I scheduled it for December 28 2011...a year from now!  Oh my!  So, here it is...a week late, but better late than never.

When I sat down to do my last card as a Guest Designer for Sweet N Sassy Stamps, I had the Christmas Carols playing...I was singing along...and the urge to do Valentine's struck! Bam! Just like that I packed up all the Christmas papers and pulled out the pinks and reds. I know that we're going to have a few "special" valentines to give away and who doesn't know a soccer fan? Cocoa Loves Soccer is such a perfect image to personalize an otherwise generic valentines card.I used my Cuttlebug to cut the hearts out in a sparkly felt that I found at my local craft store. This card came together very quickly, and I plan on making a few more and using different images like Cocoa Loves Football and Spot The Dog.

A special thanks to Jeanette who asked me to be a Guest Designer and to everyone over at Sweet N Sassy for making this such a wonderful experience. With images as wonderful as these, it made my job a whole lot easier!
Stamps: Cocoa Loves Soccer
Paper: Bo Bunny Crush Collection
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Spellbinders Nested Hearts, Bella Drops in Red, Letter U cut by my Cricut., Sparkly red felt from the craft store.

So, since my post some great things have been happening over at Sweet N Sassy that I wanted to give you a quick "heads up" about.  Korin is now offering coloured digis!  And the January release is fantastic!  So head over there and check them out.
I hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday and I can't wait to get home and start creating with the new goodies that I got for Christmas.  See you in a few weeks.


Monique said...

AWwWE... This is such a sweet Valentine card...Love the heart with the single letter U at the bottom....:)

snappy scrappy said...

Cute card...glad to hear your having a good time on vacation. What's a family vacation without a little fighting? Ear plugs work like a can still slightly hear them going at it...but you just don't care.

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wonderful card, Danielle! That is a perfect Valentine's card. Oh, I dream about Florida... or any place warm at this time of year! lol Grab some sun for me!

Lindsey said...

Hello and a very Happy New Year to you and the family! I hope you survived you Christmas house invasion!
I hope you are having a fantastic jealous? Well ok just a bit! We are planning a fly-drive to the west coast in a couple of years so I can re-visit some old haunts (very old, I was 6 when I lived in San Diego!)
Your card is lovely, really striking and very, very cute!
Linds x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Super CA-UTE card!! Love how you did the felt hearts and popped the "u" up with the bling!!

Glad your enjoying your vacation!!!

Sparkle said...

This is so cute!

Crystal said...

Glad you are finding time to relax & are having a great vacation away from the snow! Happy New Year to you! Great card, love theDP & those hearts!

I left a blog award for you on my blog, check it out when you have time :)

BananaStamper said...

Such a cute valentine! Looking forward to catching up later on!