OK, so I know that I totally missed Valentine's Day (where has February gone??), but I couldn't resist showing you this photo, albeit a little late...This is our little dog Coco, dressed up by the kids for Valentine's Day (actually it says "Valentimes", because that's what Jacob (7) insists on calling it). He is just the sweetest dog, and puts up with anything!
I used the Heart from "Simply Said" and 'kissed' it onto my Paisley Background stamp in Tempting Turquoise ink. So, now you're probably wondering why I was kissing stamps and not my husband .... Kissing is a technique where you ink up a Background stamp, and press another uninked stamp onto it, and then stamp onto your cardstock. I stamped the little word 'love' from Everyday flexible Phrases in Chocolate Chip ink on the heart. Next I stamped a label from 'Label Classics' (retiring set *sob!*) in Chocolate Chip and cut it out. Then I wanted some patterned paper in Tempting Turquoise and I couldn't find a thing that worked. So I used Teneale's genius idea of Brayering my Au Chocolat paper (that girl is sooo clever, I tell ya!) in Tempting Turquoise. There's lots of corner rounding going on with this card (another retiring product *double sob!*), and a piece of Tempting Turquoise ribbon (can you believe how much ribbon is retiring?? *triple sob!*)