Two more Valentine’s

Feeling Sketchy got me started on this first Valentine. I knew I wanted to use a combination of hearts and flowers so I started with my pink scrap drawer and found this great background along with hot pink ticket stubs for the border. I got into my container of leaves and picked 3 in dark green. I added little flowers with bling in the center and punched three pink hearts. The butterfly took awhile to find, some were to big or small or too pink and then I remembered these colored sequin ones in my stash. I chose silver to add some shine. The effect is a fun collage that I think my older daughter in her twenties will enjoy. Along with the chocolate I need to buy and get in the mail this week!

I lost a sweet stamping friend to cancer this year, and this second Valentine will be for her husband. He gave me almost all her craft supplies, and I found this page completed in one of her coloring books. I die cut the heart out and put it on a Victorian background (since that’s what she adored) and added a sweet little cherub and a little sparkle to the middle. Holiday’s must be hard, and I’m hoping this will be like a little hug from above.

Entered in The Paper Players Challenge: Love is in the Air

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Hello! I'm a 50 something wife and mother of two girls ~ I started Blogging in March of 2011 on Blogger and just converted to WordPress in Dec 2019. I started paper crafting in 1995 when I first tried embossing with powder, I was so excited and couldn't believe it was so easy to make something so beautiful. Creativeseconds was started as a way of selling secondhand craft supplies and cards on Ebay and Etsy. You will find creative cards, tags, and paper crafting projects here as well as craft room organizational ideas. Follow along with me and comments are welcomed and appreciated.

9 thoughts on “Two more Valentine’s

  1. Karen, this is such a pretty Valentine! SO many details and love the shades of pink. Your little rhinestones are perfect for you flower centers and the butterfly! Thank you for joining my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX


  2. Your cards look beautiful and gorgeous. I like the colours and the layout so much.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)


  3. Wonderful cards. The card you submitted for our Hearts and Flowers challenge is perfect, so delicate and feminine. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our February challenge of Hearts and Flowers.


  4. Karen, it’s so touching that you made the heart Valentine for your friend’s husband, no doubt he will cherish it as it contains a bit of her as well as you being a dear friend. Love the Victorian background, it’s a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players!


  5. Beautiful cards, Karen! The story behind the heart Valentine is so touching. I know your friend’s husband will appreciate the thoughtfulness. I am so glad you shared with The Paper Players!


  6. What a great card! I love your interpretation of our sketch! Thanks for sharing your work with Feeling Sketchy. I hope you’ll be inspired by our future sketches too!
    Maja DT at Feeling Sketchy


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