February 14, 2009

Vintage Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Yesterday, I was in the big city to do some shopping, get a new cell phone, get a hair cut and have a fun lunch with Eric. Well, Friday the 13th reared it's ugly head and on our way to the restaurant, Eric rear ended another lady's car!! It was kind of ugly as I witnessed it all about three cars behind. Everyone was okay, but not the vehicles. Eric's ribs are a little sore today from the seat belt restraint. We didn't get to have our nice dinner though so we'll have to have a rain check on that. Soooo today, we're just going to take it easy, go to a few basketball games, watch the KU/K-State BB game on tv and then watch some movies that the girls wanted to rent. I have a Pecan Strawberry Cake that I'm going to make later. We'll invite my folks over for dessert and call it a day.

I have a few vintage Valentines to show you. I had the circle embellishments made from a while back so all I had to do was prepare the card bases. I wanted my Valentines to be a little smaller than a regular A2 size card so I pared them down to a 3-1/2" x 4-1/4" card. I threw all these together in less than an hour one day before I headed out to sub. I utilized a lot of supplies from my Valentine Inspiration Station, including fun ribbon from Archivers, plus My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey Valentine paper.
My circular embellishments use hearts from Papertrey's Heart Prints. The sentiment is also from Heart Prints, my go to set for Valentines. The base cards are cut from Kraft cardstock and the edges are inked with Fresh Snow ink.
These were FUN to make because they came together so quickly and used such fun colors. They look fresh but also vintage to me. I passed these out to friends and family and also stuck a few in the mail...probably late but that's the way it goes sometimes. Hope you all have a LOVELY day!!

31 comments:

Michelle said...

OMGosh - that is a bad Friday the 13th for sure. So glad no one was seriously injured.
OK these cards are fantastic - love the Vintage look and less than an hour?? You are a machine!!
And you are totally sharing that pecan strawberry cake recipe - ohhhh momma that sounds YUM!
Hope your today is better than your yesterday! :)

Anonymous said...

These are awesome! I made your stationary sets for the kids teachers as a Valentine treat! They loved them. Spotted your black and white stationary on the pti gallery. Sweet! A little different look for your Mish...but again right in style! Happy V! Heidi Quick

Dottie K. said...

Hope your husband feels better soon and glad no one was seriously hurt. Wow so many beautiful cards. I also get so much inspiration from your work. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Valentine's Day with your hubby and family. Oh that cake sounds yummy! :)

Karen said...

So sorry to hear about the fender-bender. Glad he is OK. The Valentines are spectacular. Happy Valentines Day to you and your family.

Rosanne said...

These are gorgeous, love them all!
Glad all are Ok!

Amy said...

these are wicked cute! good job :) i absolutely love making mini cards... and BASIC GREY! :) i spose you could call me obsessed LOL! have a good Vday! p.s. i got my hair done yesterday too! :)

Gabriela said...

Poor Eric! I'm so sorry to hear about his accident and the sore ribs. And how awful for you to have witnessed no less! On the bright side, your Valentines are adorable! I love them!

KATY826 said...

That is a bad Friday the 13th! Glad to hear that everyone is okay, though! :) I got a new phone yesterday, too. :) Hope you and your family have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Cindy H. said...

Sweet cards!! So sorry about your DH's mishap - glad everyone's okay.

wandykj said...

What a day! Here in Iowa we ended up with 3-5" of new snow-YUK!!! And there was lots of car wrecks too. Hope DH is ok & heals quickly!

These cards are very vintage, I love them. Thanks for all your inspiration. Keep those ideas comin'.

Happy Valentine's Day,
Wanda

Barb said...

You made some really beautiful valentine day cards.

resmith said...

Oh, that was a bad Friday the 13th for your husband. Glad to hear that no one was seriously hurt.
These are cute Valentine's cards.
Have a great day!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

These are ALL so cute Mish!!! Hope your hubby is feeling better, hugs to you and your family! Happy V-Day!

Kathy V. said...

So sorry about the accident, but instead of thinking of it as bad Friday the 13th vibes--think about how lucky he was it wasn't worse! Hey, just trying to help here! LOL

Mish, I love these cards. I don't know where you get your seemingly endless creativity, but would you send me the link so I can order some too?

Happy V-day!

Elaine said...

Glad your Eric is ok and no one was badly hurt! I think you do the cutest cards and make them all look so very special in their own magical way. Your recipients must be pleased to have little treasures like these! :)

Shirlann said...

Absolutely fab-u-lous! And in my dictionary it means..."past the limits of belief; incredible." I have enjoyed your inspirations as a Paper Trey Ink designer and have my wish list ready for tonight! Hope you have better days!

Kirsten said...

These are gorgeous, I love the colours. Hope Eric is not in too much pain. Kirsten.

Chelle said...

the cards are gorgeous! happy valentine's day to you! i hope eric is feeling better quickly,what a yucky thing to go through...sorry!
thanks for sharing more of your beautiful creations and thanks for the daily inspiration!
chelle

patriciad said...

Sorry about the little vehicle mishap, and hope the hubster is better soon. Love the cute lil cards...but then again, what's new?!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

These are so cute! Love them!

I'm glad nobody got hurt yesterday!

Julia said...

Wow! That must've been so scary to watch! I'm glad that he wasn't hurt too badly. Wish him well for me.
Your cards are beautiful! I love you style of stamping...it is so me! I preordered a bunch of stuff at PTI yesterday so I could get the new release tonight and not have to waste time shopping for all the other stuff I wanted. LOL! I wanted to make sure that I didn't lose out and everything would be gone by the time I got there! Thanks for all the inspiration!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous batch of card, love the colours!
Clairexx

createdbywendy said...

SO glad your husband is okay. I love your Valentines. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful work!

Jana said...

There are so cool!

Neabear said...

What a day for you! I am glad your hubby is ok. Hope he is feeling better. I also hope the rest of your weekend has gone better than it started out.

Chelsea said...

cute cute cards .... love the look with the Kraft paper.

Theresa Forseth said...

Fabulous valentines!! I really loved the ribbons you used too! Who am I kidding... I love all your work!!

BethieJ said...

I am sorry to hear about your friday!
I just wanted to say THANKS for the beautiful inspiration the last 2 weeks! it has been fun peeking at all the blogs!

Jo said...

These are the cutest cards....Gotta go make some NOW!!Since it's a bit too late for Valentine's, they will still make great friendship or thinking of you cards. Love your work!

DeeDee said...

Oh I love these....such sweet little cards Mish! You rock girlie! HUGS!

Sarah said...

Hi Mish! Ummm.. you did this in less than an hour? Did I read that correctly?! :-O

But on a serious note... did you wrap your ribbon on these cards all the way around the card? I always find myself debating about doing that or tucking and hiding it somewhere.... Your thoughts?

mrs.sarahmparker@gmail.com

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