Valentine’s Day Banner

Hi all,

Deborah here with a Valentine’s Day share. I know Valentine’s is over, but our Theme for this month is Love/Sweets so I made a banner for Valentine’s Day and thought I would share.

For my banner I used an old tag that I traced on Kraft cardstock and then cut out. I placed eyelets at the top of the tags and ran lace through each one.
Supplies I used:
Embossing folder – dots
Paper – Blue Fern – Blush
Martha Stewart Punches
Prima – frames that I sprayed with color bloom sprays – cotton candy
Buttons from Buttons Galore
From my stash – lace, white pearls, feathers are from Joanns, wooden bird,
Vellum Valentine’s Day from Quick Quotes
Reneabouquets – butterflies (just gorgeous) & Chunky Glitter Glass – Sand & Glass Microbeads – Gold
Tim Holtz – Remnant Rubs – Botanical & Apothecary and Sizzix Thinlits/TH Celebrate – sentiments die “happy”
I shaded around each tag with PowderPuff – Very Berry.

I sprayed the frame with Color Bloom – Cotton Candy to give a little pink affect. 
I placed glue around the inside of the frame and then 
used Reneabouquet glass microbeads – Gold and let it dry. Also used the
TH Remnant Rubs “LOVE”inside the frame. Added a feathers and a button.
 Here I added a wooden bird I colored with a brown marker and added 
gold stickles to the wings. I also added sentiments from the TH
Remnant Rubs and drew a heart. The white butterfly is from Reneabouquets.
I used a Prima frame and added some pink paint on the from and added some 
Reneabouquet Chunky Glitter Glass – Sand on top of the pink areas. 
 Again I added TH Remnant Rubs female silhouette. A little pink flower
I had in my stash.
 On the first tag I used Sizzix Thinlits/TH Celebrate – sentiments die “happy” 
and a Vellum sentiment from Quick Quotes. 
There is a heart shaped button and a little pink flower from my stash. 
2nd Tag – has some feathers and heart shaped  button from Buttons Galore. 

Well I hope you found some inspiration today. With Easter coming up I think this might be a great idea to use as well, don’t you think?

Thanks for joining me today and for stopping by. Please poke around our site to see some other wonderful creations my teamies made, you definitely will get inspired.

Have a great crafty day, 
Deborah

CHA day 1

And Welcome from our first day at CHA. My friend (and co-conspirator in the Creations by Crafty Card Gallery Magazine) and I flew down this morning and got to CHA around 2. After a quick lunch at a food truck outside we went in.

If you’ve never been CHA is the Craft and Hobby Association trade show it is like crafting heaven!  This is the show that had every craft manufacturer and product you could ever think of – and then some. It is HUGE!

So we started at row 2900 and only made it to row 2700 – the first row is 300!  We have a lot to cover over the next few days. So here are a few highlights:

Landmarks knit from yarn

A gorgeous jeweled mixer

Ok now on to the stuff you’re here for – CARDS!!!

Simple stories had some super cute paper and new products for pocket Scrapbooking and cards…  

And mini albums…

Check out these super cool chalkboard stickers from Paper House

And Georgous cards with beautiful embellishments from Zva creative

Super cute embellishments from chic tags

Super cool inks and neat holographic paper from imagine crafts

Beatiful card kits from hunky dory

This ring was made with DUCK tape – can you believe it???

How cute is the inside of this card from art impressions?

And our last stop – one of our FAVORITES!!!  lawn fawn!  We loved all of their stuff!!!

We met up with some friends and them went to dinner at Tangerine Grill…  18 ladies – we gave the waiter a workout!
And then after dinner a fireworks show at Disneyland as we walked back to the hotel.  Looking forward to some classes tomorrow!  See you tomorrow night!