Sunday, January 30, 2011

Glittery Valentine Love...

Happy Valentine's Month...almost! : ) I really love Valentine's Day. The hearts, the pinks, the reds, the glitter, the love....it's just a fun holiday! Yesterday I went in my stamp room to start working on my club projects for the month.

Well...side note...my stamp room is a DISASTER these days. Not the normal disaster I make while creating...but a new kind. We have had some water leakage and...long story short cause I know you don't really care...a huge portion on the biggest wall in my stamp room is now down to studs. So EVERYTHING in my room is piled in the center of my room. Just boxes and boxes piled on top of each other. I could not work in there at all...didn't have any kind of path to even walk...until my hubby just cleared a space for me to at least move and work a bit. (Just have to dig through boxes to find anything.) Anyway...so was going to go work on my club projects (since I have club this week)...and got a bit distracted. I walked by this vase I had sitting on top of something and thought...hmmmm...I could make something fun with that. Well I LOVE when projects start out without any previous thought actually work out. :) I feel like this one did. I had NO idea what I was going to do...one thing lead to another...and here we go...

A bouquet of glittery hearts. I used that FABULOUS red glitter paper (if you haven't used this yet...you MUST! Seriously amazing stuff!!!), my Big Shot with the hearts and brackets die, and my heart punches to make the hearts. Then I attached them to strips of window sheets (both the thick and the medium weight...depending on the size of the heart), cut, crimped, and crumpled strips of cardstock...and VOILA! You have this project! :) Here is a close-up of the hearts (and I tried to get a good shot so you could see the window sheets as well since you normally don't see them well when it's just sitting there)...
And then I needed to add a bit more to it so used my Big Shot, Scallop #2 die, Hearts and Brackets die, Polka Dot embossing folder, and my Simple Alphabet letters and made this...
Again...LOVE that glitter paper! I tied it onto the Real Red striped ribbon bow tied around the vase with some Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon (LOVE that stuff too!!!). Oh...there is a large eyelet on the tag as well. And here is a side view so you can see the crumpled, crimped paper strips that are holding the heart strips in...
I had SO MUCH FUN making this! And now I have some more fun Valentine Decor to add to my house. (I actually have really loved making home decor lately...I NEVER seem to find things I love in stores and I am so thankful that I can just go to my stamp room and make things I love with my paper crafting supplies!!!) :) I hope you have enjoyed too! Thanks for visiting! Feel free to let me know what you think!

3 comments:

Pam said...

I LOVE this gorgeous creation. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.
Beautiful, beautiful!!

Sherri said...

This turned out really cute!! Love it!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love this Ashley!!!! Just wanted to let you know that this project will be featured on My Crafty Picks #2 this Sunday, 2-6-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

It was awesome to see you and your belly at Leadership!! I have the perfect picture for you and need to email it to you!! I will soon!! Take care and let me know when the little one arrives!!