Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hearts and Flowers Sneak Peek


Welcome to day one of Flourishes January Sneak Peeks. I have a few projects I would like to share with you today. In hopping through the DT blogs today we are going to be showing you the set called Hearts and Flowers. My first creation is a Tissue Cover tutorial that is over on SCS. The daisies in this set are always a pick me up for when someone is feeling down I think. I stamped 4 rows of the hearts all connected all the way across a sheet of Classic White cardstock. Colored the hearts with Copic collections Buttercup, Flesh Tones 1 and 2. Then I cut out each row of hearts and wrapped them around the tissue box. They are popped up on dimensionals and I only ended up using about 2 rows. So you will see later the cards I made with the extra hearts. ha ha Can't let all that coloring go to waste. :0)

This placemat and napkin ring has a story behind it. Before I get to the story I will give you the details. I used the Grand Caliber to make the placemat with Grand labels One. I sponged the white mat a bit which is why it looks darker than the rest. I added a few jewels and the sentiment. The napkin ring is using the heart of roses in the set. I wrapped it with a black band and ran the paper napkin through the loop.



Every Valentines day that DH and I have been together we always went to dinner or somewhere special. This is one of my favorite holidays. When the boys were born we were not really comfortable leaving the twins with anyone and we also wanted to share it with them. So I started to make a special dinner at home for all us. Mind you the first year with the boys was milk.. ha ha moving on... Then when the boys started getting older they started helping me in making the menu and table setting. There idea of a menu well has been interesting over the years, infact one year it was mac and cheese with chocolate pudding and sparkling cider. yep we ate it and made a big deal of how special it was. :0) However it has become one of our most cherished times together because we make valentines for each other open and share them at the dinner. I am hoping that when they get older and start to have girlfriends that they put as much thought into this day as we have over the years. It will surely win the hearts of any girl they date. Now if you are still awake after all that be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the DT:
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34 comments:

petra,s cards said...

whow stacy this is soooo gorgeous!!!
xx petra

Debbie said...

Love the tissue box... perfect pick me up for someone who has a cold... beautiful job..

Emily Keaton said...

Awesome projects, Stacy! I loved hearing about your special Valentine's Day meals. Especially loved the mac & cheese one!!

Dawn B. said...

I LOVE these projects. The tissue box is perfect. I would have never thought of that. The second project is precious..aww.. I am sure the boys will always remember this special time. What a great idea. A great family tradition. :)

Cammie said...

Oh my gosh, the tissue box is so darn cute! What a cheery little gift for someone under the weather!
I think it is wonderful that your family celebrates Valentine's Day so specially.

Cindy Haffner said...

FAB FAB FABULOUS!!!!!!

NancyK said...

What a great idea! Love the tissue box!

Queen Mary said...

Cute, cute, cute! Way to dress up a tissue box and make it fit for a hostess gift! Now, if I could just get someone to invite me over! Bwahahahaha

Allison Cope said...

Friggin' AWESOME Stacy! Love the way you wrapped the rose bouquets around your tissue box! Clever idea for the napkin wrap! AWESOME girl!

Holly said...

Fabulous projects! Love the napkin ring and the tissue box!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Stacy... how incredibly cute! (the story). We did that one year at our house and we made a menu and Cal was our "server" -- it was hysterical and was a Valentine's Day I'll never forget. I love both projects but the creativity in the placemat and napkin ring holder wins my vote as favorite!

Yogi said...

what a nice way to decorate a tissue box. Beautiful and good idea.

Jackie said...

What a lovely project and I love the story too. Thanks for sharing.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

FAbulous! Love the tissue holder with the daisy hearts! Lovely place setting too...you are so out of the box creative girly!

True :) said...

Stunning creations Stacy! Love those stamps! ;)
I also love your Valentine tradition...too sweet!
Hugs,
True :D

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ooooo, I can't wait to get my hands on these stamps!! Lovely projects Stacy. Where do you find the time??!!

Linda

Audria Torian said...

I love these ideas! With teachers always asking for tissues at school, this would be nice just for her desk! Great idea for Valentine's as well!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wonderful colouring/shading on these beautiful new images. I love how you created a border with them, WOW!

Ravengirl said...

What a great story! Love your project today!

Marisa said...

I had so much fun making one of those kleenex covers for Christmas. This one is fabulous as well.

Just LOVE your family tradition for Valentine's Day :) Good for you for letting the kids in on choosing the menu too. Those will be memories they never forget and hopefully carry over into their families when they have them. You're a great mom :)

Leslie Miller said...

Stacy, as always, you amaze me! You've always got some great ideas emerging when it comes to the new releases. This is the cutest and most cheerful tissue box! It would be such a bright spot in someone's sniffle-filled day. And perfect use of the hearts in the place setting. Wonderful stuff!

dpkennedy said...

Girl, your projects rock! The tissue box is so pretty! I love how you connected all of the hearts together! And that napkin ring is so pretty for a romantic table setting! Fantastic!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh your sweet boys are blessed to share some Valentine's Day love with you both. What wonderful memories your are creating for them Stacy!

I LOVE both of your projects! The daisies on the tissue box are so cheerful and crisp and lovely....

and I love the sweet napkin holders and place setting. It will make it even more special this year!

Crystal said...

Oh my girl these are fun fun and beautiful projects sweetie!!!! THanks for the great inspiration!!

Heather Jensen said...

These are so cute and crafty! What a fabulous idea. :)
Hugs

Makiko Jones said...

Oh wow!! Fantastic 3D projects Stacy!! The tissue box is super fabulous! Thanks you for sharing!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Your tissue holder is too pretty to use!! Love it! What a special Valentine tradition. Your sons' girlfriends will thank you later!!

Monique said...

Love your tissue box Stacy... Great idea :) and love the cheerful colors !!

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful projects! I love that daisy stamp or should I say "blackeyed susan" in this case! I love that yellow!

Cheryl O said...

Great projects, so very creative, and loved your story to go along with it even more! Thank you for sharing those with us....family is so special.

Lenoria said...

This is such a sweet tradition you have started and I hope the boys keep it up through the years and make the day special for whoever they are with - and I know they will always have happy memories of the valentine days they share with you!

Kerri said...

That tissue box is GORGEOUS!!! WOW, girl! So super pretty! What a fun story about your family. We usually spend Valentine's at home too and this woud be a really fun thing to incorporate! Thanks for sharing:)

Joanne (jojot) said...

what wonderful traditions you are creating for your children AND those that come after.....so very special these moments are

oh, and by the way...your creations are fab as well

Dee Jackson said...

Wow! Stacy this is beautiful. I love the row of hearts and all the added details. I've made several of these tissue boxes they are so fun and easy:)
I'm sure your boys will be perfect boyfriends.You are teaching them all the special things about family, family time, and special sweet memories. Please remember to teach them how to cook!!HA Ha!! (wink)