Starting off, I've gathered up some ribbon....Papertrey spools in delightful colors, clothespins with delicious finds all tucked into a tin measuring cup and a new package of Making Memories vintage-like ribbon.
Stamps......check out some of the new Karen Lockhart cuties, those heart peas are cute huh? And of course some Papertrey sets like Heart Prints and Sentiments that coordinate with the two heart punches.
Look at these! I found stacks of these at my latest antique store venture in Paxico, Kansas. I should have bought them ALL! They're vintage tin molds for jellos, cakes,etc. I have ideas for these brewing but I can't tell you....it's a secret.....and I don't have it all planned yet. I found the little set of tin measuring spoons at the local Salvation Army for .69 cents. I'm using them as scoops for buttons and embellishments. The black and white goodies are epoxy tags from Making Memories, my latest find at Archivers.
More fun stuff like Martha Stewart glitter in pinks and reds, Stampin' Up! large heart eyelets, some pink sequin heart stickers....all goes into a tin drinking up.
And buttons.....oh yes, love the buttons. I also found some Prima flower sequin embellishments at my local scrapbook store. I've been finding cute salt and pepper shakes to store little stuff in. These square glass ones with metal screw on lids came from an antique store in Osage City, Kansas. There's hundreds of salt and pepper shakers out there, you just have to be picky and find *just* the right ones. I like ones that are clear, see through and that have metal lids. And there's my cute baby food chopper jar with the pink metal lid. It's one of my favorite finds ever from a thrift store in Hillsboro, Kansas.
Patterned papers from My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey and Papertrey and more....my new rule for patterned paper is to only purchase one sheet of each (two if really that good) and use it up. There will be more next year, trust me. Don't be a hoarder!
Now. All of these goodies have to have a place, they can't just be sitting out collecting dust. I used to put my stuff on a shelf but I've now grown fond of old wooden drawers. This particular one has removable dividers, it probably came out of some old desk. I neatly tuck all my supplies in there and it sits on my craft table. It inspires me every time I look at it.
Here's the front of the drawer, looks like an oak finish...and it has a metal label holder and a neat handle........perfect to hold my measuring spoons that I dolled up with Papertrey Sweet Blush ribbon and a polka dot epoxy tag from Making Memories. It's fun to make a Valentine Inspiration Station.....so get to it girls......and be sure to post a link!
I was going through some Valentine photos and found my teacher gifts from last year. They're covered Hershey nuggets, tucked into clear sacks with a little tag added to the top. Fun! Can't wait to work on this year's goodies.
And here were Jordan's Valentines for her classmates. A wrapped Hershey nugget along with store bought (*gasp*) Valentines.
I hope you enjoyed my post today and that I inspire you to create some fun Valentine cards and treats. I'm in full Valentine mode so stay tuned for more!! I just love you guys!
Bonus: You've all wanted to know what that new font is that I'm using (like on my blog topper). It's called Pharmacy and it's my new FAVORITE font. You'll be seeing it's lot more.