Sunday, January 20, 2013

Valentine Cards for Cards From the Heart Valentine Drive!

Hello my Crafty Friends!  I wanted to start this post off with a big thank you for all your kind comments left on my Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop Post!  Wow I've treasured each and every comment!  :>  Big thank you!

Hope you are having a terrific weekend!  We've had a lovely one.  On Friday after school we went to the Children's Museum (we have annual passes great Christmas gift!) Than for dinner at Spaghetti factory!  What a fabulous family night!  Yesterday Ariel had a birthday party and Chad's friend brought him to the first NHL hockey game of the season!  Carter and I enjoyed a nice quiet afternoon at home!  Today we went to church and are enjoying a nice relaxing Sunday!  Only sad point is that Ariel isn't feeling all that well.  :<

I wanted to pop in and share some cards I made for my friend's Winter Sim's Cards From the Heart Card Drive!  She mentioned recently that she hasn't gotten too many cards in yet!  Please consider making some cards and sending them in!  Since I am in Canada I am going to send mine in airmail so they make it there in time!  Please click here to read more, she has lots of sponsors giving away prizes too!

I decided to play with Lawn Fawn's My Silly Valentine since it's new to me (got it a few months ago) and I can't find my other heart set and my new Valentine Stamps haven't made it to me yet!  I used My Mind's Eye's Lucky in Love's paper!







I went with one design but made 4 with the different stamps in the set!  A flat design with no embelishments as Winter asks that you don't use any buttons or anything that could be pulled off (no chocking hazard!)  I used all Hero Arts ink on this, I am truly loving the mid tone Tide Pool ink, it's my perfect aqua blue!  I also used the black, and mid tones red and bubble gum pink!  :>  I stamped onto cardstock than colored part of the stamp in, cheating coloring and cheating paper piecing!  :>

Since this is a love post I thought I would share about the love between my children.  My goodness do those two ever love each other!  It's truly mutual!  They do have there moments where they fight, and Ariel says things like why do I have a little brother and they kick each other or hit!  But for more often they love each other!  It never stops amazing me and I never just walk by when I "catch" them cuddling each other I always stop and smile or call Chad to come and see.  I try to catch a photo of it but I think they are tired of me taking so many photos of them!  Today already I've seen them cuddling 4 times!  And they play so well together!  Here are some photos:

Carter sitting in Ariel's lap at the Jet's hockey practice last week:


Playing together under the sink:


Caught them in bed cuddling and giggling when they were supposed to be going to sleep:

The other day I found Ariel reading to Carter after bath:

And just now I turned around from blogging this to find them cuddling like this (which inspired this whole post about it)

Well that's it from me!  Hope you have a terrific rest of the weekend!  I am going to join my kids and cuddle on the couch with them!  :>

13 comments:

Disp6194 said...

Thanks for the reminder Anita! I'll get started right away (dang craft drought!) your cards and kids are both completely adorable :)

joy said...

Such cute cards, Anita! And I love all the photos of your adorable kids. Especially the one where Ariel is reading to her brother! So sweet!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Lovely collection of cards Anita! So cute seeing your kids so affectionate and loving towards each other too - my brother and I are really close now but when we were kids we fought like cat and dog!!

Elin Larsson said...

These are soo gorgeous too. All of them of course ;)

Barb said...

Such an adorable set of cards, Anita! And I love the pics of your kids - so darn sweet! Love their matching jammies! :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Hi Anita - darling Valentines! I hadn't seen that Lawn Fawn set - so adorable! I just read about the Card Drive on Jenn's blog and will check it out. So sweet to see Carter and Ariel cuddle. Stay warm!!

Trinh said...

Cute cards, Anita! Thanks for the reminder about Winter's card drive.

And your kids are the cutest and sweetest! What a special bond they share.

Maureen Morton said...

What a cute set, Anita! And for such a good cause. These cards are just dear, and so are you. And the kids are great - I always fought with my little brother. Still do - ha!

Katie said...

Very cute cards. Kids tend to mirror what they see, so there must be much love in the house. I love the one under the sink, but the sweetest one is Arielle reading to him.

Dawn Turley said...

what super cute cards Anita. I love that your children get on so well together. Their childhood memories are going to be awesome.

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable! Love those sweet LF images and I love all that sweet sibling time too!

Robin K. said...

Awwwwww! I think it's a tie! Both your set of cards and pics of the kids are so darn adorable!!! I just picked up that Lawn Fawn set- thanks for the inspiration:)

Wida said...

cute kids, cute card, cute post :)

 

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