Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

January 31, 2009

Wow -do you know what today is? It's January 31st, and you know what that means? It's almost February! This was the 1st thing my 5 yr old said to me this morning. You see his birthday is in February- not until the 18th mind you, but he is counting the days!

Yes it's January 31st and I'm proud to say I finished my valentine project prior to the Feb. 5th deadline!! Yippee! My 15 yr old step-daughter Brittanie is in one of the high school choirs (there are 4) and they are doing their annual fundraiser, which is a silent auction. Their job was to acquire, through donations from local businesses, items to auction at their next performance. Well it just happens to be on Feb. 12 so we put together a Valenting gift "basket". I'm calling it a "Husband's Valentine Survival Kit", lol. We have included everything for a great evening- a restaurant gift certificate, movie passes, whimsical little heart shaped candles, a darling little mug filled with candy kisses, and a long stemmed red rose (candy), and gift certificates to Harry & David, and last but not least a valentine card!

My little project meets the criteria for this weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday, which was to show your valentine creations. I will start with my card- I saw this card in Paper Creations magazine and loved the style. I carried the same color theme throughout my project-red & black-one of my favorite color combos.

The Mother Teresa quote stamp is from Stampabilities and I love it! The cardstock is Stampin Up and the dp is Doodlebug Designs, and of course a prima flower.
Now onto my "basket", which is actually a wooden crate with a slide out lid. I purchased several of these crates after Christmas and love them!! I painted the crate with acryllic paint in lipstick red and accented with black cardstock and dp. The black/white paisley paper is by Flair Design but I have no idea who the musical notes paper is by but had to include it since the whole project was inspired by the choir. (think love songs)

The hearts on the top of box are felt fusion by Queen & Co. I love all their felt!
So with that done I am off to clean house, ughh. It will be a quick job -I have Saturdays sketch challenge to get to, lol.


Deb said...

Wow, that is amazing, so beautiful, a very special gift!
Hope you are having a great weekend, thank you for joining in the CCT challenge!

Bev said...

What a fabulous gift! It's fantastic!
hugs Bev x