9 Jan 2008

Hots for You!!

I love Valentine's Day! and not because I ever get anything good......or anything for that matter....but just because I love all the chocolate and candy and flowers and roses!! I LOVE pink roses!!

We have two beautiful rose bushes out in front of our barn - yep - the barn. They have been there for years.

Hubby's dad planted them and kept them so nice. I am not that gifted when it comes to roses - well, any plant :) but my FIL was fantastic with these roses. Every year he would trim and prune and pluck and bring me a pink roses off of that rosebush.

Now, surprisingly, hubby has kept up the roses. I suppose in his father's memory - they worked together for years on the farm. There are still two of the original six rose bushes alive and kicking, and every year I still get two or three roses from hubby. He's the best!

Now what does that have to do with anything? Well - Valentine's Day and hearts of course!!

Look at this cute little teapot stamp!! It is from Pink Cat Studio, the tea and coffee set, and it is perfect for Valentine's day, or Mother's Day or even for a friend day!! haha! They have a great site! and SO MANY STAMPS!! They are all unmounted, but they sell the EZ mount and it is so easy to work with!!

I made up a Valentine's Day card for hubby. Hot for you!! He'll love it - geez - I hope not too much.....LOL!!

I stamped the teapot in black staz-on and colored it with copics, shading along the left edge more for a shadow effect. Stickles Fruit punch was dabbed on the heart and the lid of the teapot. I love the glimmer and shimmer of stickles!!

I stamped the Autumn Leaves flourish on the image paper first then placed the image where I wanted it and carefully moved it away and stamped another flourish behind it on the checkered background.

Stamping Up's slot punch was used on the edges of the image and I ran the black checkered ribbon and the colored ribbon through the back together.

I stamped the "for you" from Papertrey Ink's "My Punny Valentine" set on first. It is actually a full saying "Nuts for you" but I just stamped part of it. I love how all stamp sets are so versatile and you can change them up and use them all together if you want!

"Hot" is from Art Impressions and it was from a grab bag of seconds that I bought from them a couple of years ago.

Kind of a cute card......with a bit of a different color!!

I think I will go and plunk down in front of the television tonight.

Yes I am.

Oh wait.

MFT stamps are having their release party tonight over at Splitcoast Stampers.....maybe I better check that out first!!



  1. This is so cute, Bonnie! Love that teapot and your story about the roses. I am a rose lover too! I think it's cool that your DH still tends to them.
    I had 10 rose bushes when I lived in Washington but sadly had to leave them when we came South.
    SBS2 Becky

  2. Oh wow, what a lovely card!! I think this is my favourite card ever with the teapot stamp, great job! Please send it to me for my gallery, pretty please :)

  3. I'm feelin' steamy over this card! teehee. Seriously, it is unbelievably gorgeous. I LOVE orange and the layout is so cool with all of your hot tricks. I sooooo have to use your slot punch trick and I needa make a card that takes the flourish off of the image (has always scared me to try it, but it looks so... well, HOT!) Think I needa a cuppa after writing this essay, ;0) Mel

  4. you did a FAB job with that tea pot this card is lovely!

  5. Awesome card! Love how you used the Pink Cat Studio tea pot...too cute!

    Inky Hugs,


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