Friday, January 25, 2008

My Funny Valentine

Hello there! Hope everyone is doing well! I swear I really need to get better at posting regularly! Sometimes I just don't have the time to type it up. That's my biggest problem. I think I need a program that will type what I say. I'm sure they are out there and I know how lazy that sounds on my part, but I can fold laundry and talk at the same time.

Joe had to go to the dentist to have 2 teeth pulled on Monday and he was alright when he got home. However, that quickly changed. He started feeling dizzy and sick to his stomach so I started him a bath and told him to go relax. He was in there for almost 2 hours and I was just walking out of the kids' room from putting them to bed when he called my name. He was sitting in the middle of the stairs (our bathroom is right at the top of the stairs) telling me he thought he was going to get sick. So, in true mom fashion I ran and got a cold washcloth and a bag so I wouldn't have to clean puke off my stairs. I held the washcloth on his head for a minute or two and he said he just wanted to make it to the couch to lay down. "Take it slow" I say as he is sliding down the stairs on his butt so he doesn't have to get up. Well, he makes it a few steps until he PASSES OUT! Yep, falls straight forward onto me, trying to catch him. He is twice my size but somehow I managed to catch him and avoid him hitting his head on the doorway. He was only out about 5 seconds but that was long enough to scare the crap out of me. I laid with him on the floor for a while until he got enough energy to get to the couch. When he got to the couch, I slept on the coffee table pushed up against the couch so he could be close to me. Although I would do anything for him, my left hip was screaming never again! LOL Anyway, his mom had told me before he never did well with loosing blood and he would always pass out which made me realize that up until now I had never seen him loose any! He really didn't bleed all that much but it was enough for him! He is doing just fine now and feels a lot better now that his wisdom tooth is pulled. Well, that is until he has to get the other 2 cut out by an oral surgeon. Yow!

I would like to move on now and get to my Valentine's that I have been making lately. I am going to share them all right now because I have several other cards that I haven't even shared yet so I really need to catch up. Plus, I just got some new stamps to play with from Starving Artistamps so I will be working on those too.

My first 2 are Doodle Factory ones {which I completely *love*}.

I used Blox the piggy to make this non traditional colored Valentine. I was trying to think of a cute sentiment when this popped into my head. I love it! Valenswine, LOL.

  • STAMPS- Blox (Doodle Factory), Small Alpha (Starving Artistamps)
  • PAPER- It's old paper but I think it's Chatterbox, possibly Making Memories
  • INK- Palette Hybrid Noir, Colorbox Chestnut Roan
  • OTHER- Sakura white Souffle pen (for dots on brads), Copic markers, ribbon, scalloped edge scissors, brads, push pin, pop dots

This one was done using the DF Valentine set. It's hard to tell by the picture but I have a black mat under the white card and it's even all the way around.

  • STAMPS- Doodle Factory Valentine set (found at Starving Artistamps)
  • PAPER- black CS
  • INK- Stazon jet black, Colorbox Warm Red
  • OTHER- pink Copic marker, ribbon, sponge, stickles

When Nicole Heady released her new set called 'Out on a Limb' I fell in love with it but thought I should try to do more with the Take a Bough one that I already have. This is what I came up with. I had to look through my whole stamp collection to find a heart that fit well with it and finally ended up using one from my Inque Botique stash.

  • STAMPS- Take a Bough and Paper Tray (Paper Trey Ink), Mini Calendar *heart* (Inque Botique)
  • PAPER- Paper Trey white
  • INK- Colorbox Chestnut Roan and Warm Red
  • OTHER- ribbon

And lastly (and least impressive), my take on Julee Tillman's Mojo Monday sketch from last week. Never got a chance to enter it though. I'm pretty iffy on this card. I don't think I should have added the stickles to the black CS.

  • STAMPS- Awesome (Inque Botique)
  • PAPER- Only Orange CS, black CS, KI Memories DP
  • INK- Versamark
  • OTHER- pink chalk, rhinestones, eyelets, stickles, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Well, I'm off to the grocery now! I don't really want to go out in this cold but I avoided it yesterday because of the 12 degree temp, but how long can you last without bread and milk, really? Hmmmm, I just checked the temp right now and it's 8. Maybe I'll wait a few more hours! Have a great day!


Allison said...

Great creations Heidi!

Julie Masse said...

Good to see you back Heidi! Cute Cute cards!! :)

Rose Ann said...

I love all of these, and have a soft spot for Blox. ;) Wonderful cards!!

Joe is lucky to have such a strong woman backing him up. Wow, you are a toughie. Glad he's doing better!

Amy said...

Hey Heidi!
I'm glad Joe is feeling better! Wow, I bet that freaked you out, huh?

Your cards are adorable. I especially like your Valenswine card...too cute!

Liz and I actually sat down and stamped today, so I'm hoping to update my blog later tonight. Chat with you soon!

Amy S.