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!!!!

10 comments:

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

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  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 :)

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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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