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    Cards & Crops

    Red Hearts and Ribbon Valentine Card

    I’m leaning toward love with this Valentine card for this week’s Mojo Monday challenge. When I first saw the sketch, I immediately thought of red hearts and ribbon. . . and this is how it all turned out. Yep, red hearts and ribbon. I love black backgrounds on my Valentine cards, because it makes the reds really pop. I’ve had this paper for quite some time and really couldn’t even begin to tell you the make or model, but I really wish I had some more. Unfortunately I’m working with scraps here, folks. The small center heart is an embossed stamp, the large red heart was my own design and…

  • Life as I Know It

    My Perfectly Not-So-Romantic Valentine’s Day

    Well, I can’t say it was the most romantic Valentine’s Day ever, but it definitely was a good one because I got a little boy time, a little girl time and even a little just-me time. I woke to Valentine wishes from my husband and son and the aroma of blooming paper whites and tulips before I  barely wiped the sleep from my eyes. I received two pots of flowers, two wonderful cards and one mega-fast portable phone charger. Utilitarian? Yes. Needed? Definitely! After all, I only gave my husband two mini boxes of candy and a folded slip of paper tucked inside a card. Okay, the paper had a big ol’ bass…

  • Saturday Sparks

    Saturday Sparks – Love is in the Air

    With just two weeks counting down to what is considered one of the most romantic days of the year, today’s inspiration is all about Valentines. If decorating for this day is something you do, then you’ll enjoy some of these fun décor ideas with touches of hearts, love and hugs and kisses.