Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day to you!!! I volunteered to make a card and alter a mailbox for our youngest son to give to his girlfriend today. I was going to make them last night but I had such a horrible headache I couldn't get creative!! Ugh. So this morning was crunch time!! LOL!! I wanted to follow Taylor's sketch from yesterday and I checked out the Basic Grey challenge, to use one of their products and a heart. Yea!! I really liked Taylor's sketch but for some reason I have such a hard time with different size pieces for some reason, I must practice more!! When I saw Taylor's sketch, I knew right away I wanted to use my new set Roses & Chocolate from There She Goes. This is such a great set!!! I colored the images using my Copic markers and cut it out to add to the circle. The base card is Very Vanilla with a layer of Raspberry Fizz and then added the different papers from my Bittersweet paper pad.

Here is a picture of the card and mailbox I altered. I used 2 of the same papers that I used in the card and wrapped them around. Where the seams meet I added retired ribbon from Stampin
Up! I traced around the front of the mailbox as a template and added Happy Valentines Day from the Roses & Chocolate set, along with the hearts on the flag. Finally I tied ribbon in knots on the flag.
Sorry for the bad picture, I should have taken one of the mailbox separate, but not knowing when she was coming over, I was kind of in a hurry and not thinking straight I guess!! LOL!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping!!!!


  1. Fabulous card and altered Mail Box - love it!
    hugs Bev x

  2. A stunning set Lori, I bet your Son's girlfriend loved them. Hope you're feeling better today, headaches are the worst. Fantastic papers for the BasicGrey challenge and perfect for your wonderful creations. Chris :)

  3. Love the mailbox! I bought one of those in the Target $1 bins...but have YET to do anything with it, LOL!

    Great job, Lori!

  4. Awesome job on the mailbox!! Card is great too!

  5. Fantastic mailbox and card and wonderful use of the papers. Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey.
    hugs Heather xx

  6. WOW what a brilliant idea wit the mail box. I wish I was more adventurous when it came to altering things.

    Great card and love that image.

  7. WOW gorgeous card and I ♥ that mailbox! Great job!

  8. Both are just gorgeous! I love that stamp set you used-the box of candy is great! Thanks for playing at Basic Grey Challenges this week!

  9. Gorgeous card and fantastic mailboz, Great creations Lori!!! Thanks for joining us this week with the Basic Grey Challenge, HuGs Kim :D


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