The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hey, Cookie!!

And a Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!! I wanted to share a little DeNami goodness with you today on this sweetest of days and show you the Valentine card I made for my 13YO daughter:

I ADORE DeNami's Large Sugar Heart stamp. To me, it looks just like a decorated sugar cookie (a favorite around this house!), so I added a little computer-generated "Hey, Cookie!" sentiment tag. My daughter will love the play on words :). The patterned paper is from Doodlebug's Sweet Cakes Essentials Kit, which I was lucky enough to win last month. I couldn't resist dressing up the paper a bit with a stamped frame I created with DeNami's Love Script stamp--my favorite way to use this elegant stamp!

I stamped the heart on watercolor paper in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and heat-embossed it using clear embossing powder, then watercolor painted it using dye inks. Embossing an image helps keep the watercolors from bleeding into areas where you don't want them! I added some Stickles glitter glue to make the cookie's sprinkles look all sugary and yummy. :) I'm going to enter this in the Love is in the Air Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and the Love Challenge at Paper and Such.

Both of my kids were so excited about today being Valentine's Day! Over the past few days, my daughter and I have been discussing how much we like Valentine's Day. Some of her 7th-grade classmates think it's "too mushy" or "dumb." I know that a lot of adults think it is over-rated--too much of a "Hallmark" holiday--and never bother with Valentine's Day. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, so that's fine! But my daughter and I agreed that we love Valentine's Day as a way to let all the special people in our lives {and not just the ones you may be "in love" with} know how much we love and appreciate them. I love to send Valentines to friends and family just to spread a little cheer, let them know how much they mean to me, and to wish them a fun day with their loved ones. I don't expect anything in return. It's just a fun thing to do :).

Hey, before I go, I wanted to let you know about a chance for you to get some DeNami goodness of your very own! DeNami Design is hosting TWO giveaways on the Paper Crafts Facebook page. Look at the lovely spring giveaway package (pansy stamps and matching cardstock colors) that you could win:


Be sure to head over to the PC FB page and leave a comment to enter for a chance to win one of two prize packs!

Well, that does it for today. I'm off to bake a homemade cherry pie for my hubby as a little Valentine treat!! You know, to show him just how much I love and appreciate him :D.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Valentine's Day,
Emily

24 comments:

Marisa said...

Now you have me wanting to eat a sugar cookie LOL! Love the comp. sentiment - perfect for the card. Happy Valentine's Day to you (((hugs)))

Pam said...

Your Daughter will love it! Glad you two 'love' Valentines day!! Have a good one!

Auntie Em said...

Your daughter will be so excited with this sweet card! The twine and little tag are perfect.
Hope the pie turned out yummy. Sounds like a lovely special dessert!
Happy Valentine's Day, Emily! :)

onecraftymama said...

Using the 'love' script as a frame is such a clever touch - it's those teensy details that make your cards pop :) I love the sentiment, and the cookie, and the layered buttons...and that you guys love Valentine's Day :)
I hope it's a lovely one!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness is this every yummy and full of love in one neat little card! How super sweet for the littles!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Your card looks yummy enough to eat! Gorgeous card! ;o)

nwilliams6 said...

Cherry pie for hubby? Yum, Yum. I made my DH a heart shaped piece of saugage this morning - he is still laughing about it. Your cookie card is adorable. I agree that Valentine's is a wonderful day that few people take advantage of - it isn't about chocolate and diamonds. It is all about letting others know about how much you care. Hugz to you Emzi my sweet friend!!

yyam said...

Awww...so sweet and yummy! :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Adorable card!!! Love sugar cookies :) I bet your daughter loved it!! And I hope you enjoyed some pie :) Happy Valentine's Day!!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Aw, this card is so yummy and adorable. Love the sentiment, you are so creative. Love the image so much. Your daughter will surely love it. Happy Valentine's Day too, my dear Emily!!

Glenda J said...

Delicious card! Love the buttons & twine. The lined paper is the perfect background.

Lisa said...

Love this sweet cookie card Emily! It looks like I could just pluck it off the page and have a yummy bite ~hee!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Yum!

~amy~ said...

delish!

Bonnie said...

That cookies looks yummy and the script love makes a perfect frame for it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a sweet cookie card! THe cookie stamp looks very realistic, and three dimensional.

I think it's wonderful that you send Valentines to folks who you care about. We all need to remind one another that we're special to someone. :) I'm glad to be one of your recipients!

THanks for your help on the phone today. ;)

Anita said...

Beautiful card Emily and I'm sure your daughter will love it. Now, that pie sounds fabulous too :)

Marlena M. said...

Yummy card, Emily! Hope you had a great Valentines.
Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog-you're super cool. ;)

Linda R said...

Such a yummy card my friend. I bet your daughter just loved it..

Hugs, Linda

Lisa Arana said...

Super yummy! Love this idea! Cherry pie sounds fab too... Your hubs is super lucky.

MindyYoung said...

Super cute card! I just love that cookie heart image! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Benzi said...

That really does look like a sugar cookie and made a very special card for your daughter. Sweet sentiment!!

Kary said...

This is a Gorgeous card, Emily!! Love the sweet Sugar Heart image.
It's wonderful to celebrate the day with your kids. They sound so adorable, Emily.
I don't quite fancy the commercialised Valentine stuff but I think it's wonderful to set aside a day to celebrate our appreciation for our loved ones. Have a wonderful weekend!! {hugs}

Lisa Petrella said...

Mmmmm....cherry pie is my favorite!!! And sugar cookies would rank a close second, so this post is making me SOOO HUNGRY!!!! HA! Super duper cute cookie card! And I love the punny sentiment you created too! So clever!