Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Reasons to Stamp in February

 
Perhaps you were expecting a Valentine, LOL??  Okay, so we've all probably got a few reasons to stamp in February already, but how about going a little unconventional?  Gingersnap Creations has posted a whole list of Reasons to Stamp in the shortest month of the year.  I love February 9th's claim to fame .... Read in the Bathtub Day!  I'm thinking I'll be celebrating that one!  It will be fun to send a little card, with a bookmark inside, to remind a friend or loved one to take a little R&R for herself (or himself!).  This great image is from Cornish Heritage Farms' Common Cold set from the Saturday Evening Post line.  The background is stamped with the Vintage Text Scrapblock, with some ancient vellum bubble stickers from my stash randomly dispersed throughout.  I also added a little scrap of washcloth to add a tactile experience, LOL!

Now, let's face it, not everyone loves Valentine's Day every year.  While I'm happily married to my hubby of almost 18 years, I'm sure we all know a few people who cringe at the thought of all this romance happening at a time when maybe they just want to forgeddaboutit for a while.  So how about a little un-Valentine?  February 11th is Satistified Staying Single Day!  A card for that.....
  
The image and the "there are times when....." sentiment for this one are from Cornish Heritage Farms' Domestic Love set from the ATC Collection.  I computer-generated the "Satisfied Staying Single Day!" since that particular sentiment does not appear to be mainstream enough to warrant a stamp set, LOL!!  The paper frame is from my Melody Ross Homespun Chic winnings of a few days ago.

Check out Gingersnap Creations for lots more reasons to stamp, AND some really great contests and posts.  The Artistic Stamper has generously agreed to be our sponsor this month, so there will be blog candy to be had!  AND, Shar and Ali have beautifully organized all of the Gingersnap tutorials and projects into a clickable list on THIS POST.  Lots of inspiration, I tell ya!  Oh, and Gingersnaps is having an Art Exchange, too!  Way too much for me to talk about... you'll just have to blurf on over and check it all out for yourself.

I've gotten waaaay behind on my crafting.  Even though, in my opinion, our "major storm" was a bit of a bust (about 4 inches of snow, sleet, and freezing rain), it was enough to cancel EVERYTHING here, including school and work.  My daughter sprained her knuckle sledding, so we had to have that taken care of (nothing serious, thank goodness!).  And the family is still all at home, which is not conducive to my crafting!  I'm just going to have to sneak away up to my little craft room......  shhhhhhh ;)

4 comments:

Julie said...

Great cards, Jean! Love your "anti" Valentines' card! I'm feeling behind in my crafting, too...oh,well! We'll catch up! Have fun with your kids!

LeAnne said...

OH MY! That second card is hysterical. I could have used that card a FEW TIMES in my life!!! Love it!!! The first one is cute too! Actually, that looks just like my toes peeking out above the tub!

Julia from findingbeauty@home and BellePapier said...

Ackkk! THis is darling! I love how you did the "picture" and then tore it! You rock!

Shar said...

Totally fab and fun!