Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day.

Happy Valentines Day everyone.

My daughter Ashley wanted some help in making something for her boyfriend Tyler.
Now you can't get to girly and frilly with a boy, so here is what we came up with.
We ran to Michael's last night (yup she is a great procrastinator like me ;) and picked up this white tin, and this pretty polka dot ribbon. She loves polka dots.
We wrapped the ribbon around the tin twice as it was shear.
I made this bow for it, I liked it better with the tails, that she cut off.
She put some cookies and sprinkled heart shaped candies inside.
I cut the heart out with my Cricut (see I'm using that sucker for more than just letters, teehee).
Punched the border with a heart border punch. I was thinking of inking around the border, but liked the clean look of this.
Adhered the ribbon behind the cut out heart and then backed it with red card stock. Like I said the ribbon was shear. Here is the inside of the card. Stamped and then heat embossed the sentiment. Punched the corners and backed it with red card stock.
Ashley said the inside was pretty enough to have that as the front of the card. Onto My Day:

Hubby and I went out for lunch at Montana's. We aren't into the whole crazy Valentines day dinner thing. To busy for us.
I was so bad I didn't do any crafty things for my girls for this day. I did buy some chocolates and candy though ;)
I have been spending a lot of the day on the laptop replying to everyone who has entered my YouTube give away.
Spending the rest of the evening watching my shows. House is in the house tonight :)

Here is a double page layout I did in 2004. Wow that was a long time ago. My girls are so young. This is when I still did 8.5 x 11 sized layouts.I remember a local craft store had a compitition on the best layout. I won 1st place on this baby :)

Hope you and your significant other enjoyed your Valentines day today. If you don't have a significant other then I hope you did something special for yourself today.

Hope your Monday was a creative one.



  1. Great guy valentine! Glad to see I wasn't the only one who waited 'til the last minute. :) Great find with that tin!

  2. Very cute! I'm sure your DD's BF liked his gift! Ya can't go wrong with a guy gift if there's food involved, lol. Nice card too!

  3. We don't do a whole lot for V-Day around here since my birthday is isn't too far off. I love what you came up with for Tyler, very nice! I started with 81/2x11 scrapbook pages too :0) Nice job winning 1st place. It's a great layout!

  4. Awww, her gift came out so cute. As I was reading I kept thinking - hope they put cookies inside...LOL. Your layout is adorable and very creative!

  5. Pretty cards and a beautiful layout! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

  6. you did a great job on the card! and you layout is so pretty!

    hope you had a wonderful valentine's day!

  7. What a great idea for a guy gift. I love the layout too.
    Since you won first place, I think you need to do layouts more often

  8. Great valentine's day card! We went out to Smokey Bones for our Valentine's Day dinner.

  9. Cute tin and card Tracy, that Heart from the Cricut looks very familier heheh, hope you had a great V day with your husband and girls.

  10. Awww I love the card and tin! Such a cute idea and you guys did a great job!!!
    Isn't it fun looking at layouts from years ago? I love pages have definitely gotten better as time as gone on LOL :)

  11. Very cute card! Nice of you to help her. I had to help my dd, too.

  12. Hope that the boyfried liked it! It looked great! Valentines day is a family holiday for us...a tradition passed down from my parents who were married on Valentine's Day. We had heart pancakes for dinner and strawberry soda floats! Eating at home is definately a valentine DO!

  13. I love that ribbon! We had great night at home with the girls :) We let them decorate cupcakes and boy did they make a mess all over the place!!!

  14. Sounds like a perfect V-day. I have a Montana's less than 5 minutes from here but we rarely make it out for a meal there (a bit pricey for all 6 of us). Love their salads.
    Great project! I love the ribbon that you found and the clean look of the red and white!

  15. Fantastic project for your daughter's boyfriend...and super cute layouts from way back when, too.

    I haven't been to a Montana's in quite some time. (Unfortunately, last time I went, it was a horrible experience, and I'm kinda scared off now!)

  16. How cool that you brought out the old punches! I used the same border punch for my daughter's candy bar wrap. Nothing like an oldie but goody!!

  17. That card is so cute! Boys can get frilly stuff, at LEAST on v-day.


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