Valentine’s Day is coming this week.  For years this has been a family event for us – we have a special dinner and a scavenger hunt for the boys.  Well this year we are doing that tonight – having our Valentine’s Dinner.   Why so early – well Kyle is moving to California tomorrow morning – it will be our last night all together.  I guess is works out with a special dinner.

I have a little valentine to share with you today using the Banner Blast stamp wet from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.


I love this cute little card.  This was an idea that Shelli shared on stage at the Stampin’ up! Leadership conference.  Her version was a birthday card – using the flower image and hi banner instead.  Here are the details of this card.

  • Crumb Cake base
  • Banner Blast stamp set (Sale-A-Bration free option)
  • Classic Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit
  • Banner Punch (Sale-A-Bration free option)
  • stamp and punch the banner pieces – attach them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Linen Thread – tie around the card front – tuck one strand under the top edge of the banners
  • cut out the little heart by hand – add a tiny rhinestone
  • Express Yourself stamp set (Hostess set in annual catalog)

Really an easy card when you have the banner punch – much quicker than cutting out the banners by hands.

I live in Georgia and yes we have another winter storm  coming – actually they say 2 back to back.  Our county is already under a warning and has a state of emergency – although nothing has happened yet.  I went to the grocery store this morning and the gas station.  Both were packed with people. The eggs were gone, bananas gone, I got the last pack of strawberries (they happened to be the long stemmed ones – so we’ll have chocolate covered strawberries for dessert tonight).  And lobster tales were $5 each!  So I’m planning to have the boys do some minute to win it games tonight after we have our Lobster dinner.   I need to set the table and get some other things done.

Oh and with the storm coming in I’m going to go ahead and drive Kyle to Atlanta tonight after dinner and let him stay with a friend.  Then he can ride Marta to the airport.  It is likely we will have ice here by morning and then snow.  So one less night of having Kyle at home – but it will be safer that way.  Tomorrow he will start a new chapter of his life in California.

Thanks for stopping by today!