Friday, February 25, 2011

Simple, but Sweet.

Happy Friday! February always goes by so quickly. It’s such a pretty retail month. I love all the hearts and fluffy stuff. Anywho… I have a few more Valentine’s to share today. These are the cards I made for my girls. I used a Fiskars texture plate to create the heart background. The plates run beautifully through the Cuttlebug. I am so pleased that I retrieved them from my pile of discards, giving them ‘one more chance’ to be used. I found ‘the sandwich’ for using them on YouTube. The cards are simple, but sweet. I used Stickles and my shimmer spray to give them a bit of sparkle. All materials used are from Papertrey Ink, with the exception of the ribbon.

According to our weather reports, we are in for some rain for the next few days. I am glad it’s the weekend. We don’t have any big plans; I just like being home when it rains. I hope to spend time in my studio and I am thinking about deep cleaning the kitchen. I’ve organized all of my cupboards, my baking island and the pantry already. Now it’s time to tackle the oven and the cook top. I abhor! We have a double oven. The top oven is self-cleaning, the bottom oven is not…who’s idea was that?! So it needs to be cleaned the old-fashioned way. It’s my baking oven, so it’s not real bad. Speaking of baking…I have been baking again…cupcakes. And now I am searching for the BEST tasting strawberry frosting recipe EVER! If you have one and are willing to share it, please e-mail it to me.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!



Jeanne said...

I did not know you could use those plates in the Cuttlebug! Thanks for the tip. I'll have to find the sandwich for sure. I do have some plates (at least I think I still have them)!

The cards are lovely with those delicate looking hearts and the subtle texture. I'm sure your girls loved them.

Hopefully, you get the hard work done quickly this weekend so you have more time to play in your studio. I'm no help on the frosting though. I use stuff out of a can. LOL Good luck with your hunt, too.


Kim Burmeister said...

Barb, these cards are adorable!

I love rain! We were supposed to get 1-3 inches of snow last night and we didn't get any...YAY! We are ready for spring, since we got to 70 the other week.

You have been busy organizing. I hate, hate, hate to clean my oven and it shows. Ugh! Hopefully, it will go faster than you plan. Have a great weekend.


Sheila H said...

Sweet cards! Good luck with the house cleaning.