Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Family Valentines

You might be glad that Valentine's Day is over, so you don't have to see anymore of my cards, but I have four more to show you, and then that is it until next year...well, except for Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 monthly challenge Valentine tag, but that is for next week!!! These four tags are the ones I made for my own family this year (thought you might like to see the fam), and simultaneously for Our Creative Corner's color challenge theme of "black and white with a splash of another color", hosted by Tui Nathan. Through your hat in, and create something that follows the color challenge and link up. You can visit the other OCC designer's gorgeous creations as well, and drop them a comment. They would so appreciate that.
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
I am also submitting this to Grungy Monday's challenge of "a Tim style Valentine", and the Sunday Stamper's challenge of "love".
This is Hubby's.
The black tag was first misted with Perfect Pearls, and then stamped with Tim's Love Definition image in Silver StazOn. The sentiment was also stamped with the silver. Red velvet fabric is backing the sentiment, and then backed again with a white doily.  Flourishes, rhinestones, an accoutrement button, lace (paper and foil), and wire adorn the tag.
These are the kid's Valentines. I love these stickers from Tim's Seasonal Salvage Sticker Book. The initials are backed by a white doily that I cut out and misted with Forever Red Perfect Pearl Mist.
Wilton: doily
32 Degrees North: Dresden Foil Lace
The Paper Studio: Spare Parts Metal Sticker Letters
From My Stash: red velvet material, wire, rhinestone hearts, metal scrap, white cardstock

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. What. Beautiful family. Thanks so much for sharing you beautiful Valentine tags. Beautifully designed. Have. Gret weekend. Yvonne

  2. These are wonderful Anita, you do those colours better than anyone else! I loved seeing the photo of you and your lovely family too!

  3. Anita, your tags are darling. So vintage and you can tell they were made with LOVE! :) <3 Candy

  4. It is hard to get out of the "Love" mode, when they keep pulling us back in! Love the family photo and all of your tags are as sweet as can be. Enjoy the weekend!

  5. Anita, these are darling and such a touch of nostalgia for me-- love Tim's paper with valentines that I received in elementary school! Great job with these!

  6. The are fabulous, Anita! And your family is beautiful!! Have a fab weekend!!

  7. Stunning design and gorgeous tags. It's a beautiful colours combination.
    Have a great day.

  8. Te quedaron muy bonitos!!! estan super trabajado me gustan mucho...

  9. Hello Anita
    First what a beautiful family you have, I can see you are very proud of them.
    Now to your little Tags, Hubby's is just gorgeous, I like the subtleness of the Black, and your Scroll is an element that always looks so effective on Tags.
    Your mini ones are just delightful, putting the initial on each one makes it their own, is this a tradition in your House? I hope they are all saved as they are special and would be wonderful keepsakes to look at in years to come.

  10. What a lovely family, Anita! And your tags are just fab. Love all the tags, especially Hubby's giant one!

  11. Wow, these are all lovely! Beautiful job, Anita! :)

  12. Oh I love these retro style Valentines - it's so wonderful how how make them for your children. And the one for your DH is wonderful -great b/w with a pop piece!! Love that Tim stamp and the cute heart rhinestones. Super work on this week's OCC challenge and so cool that you shared your family photo and tradition with us.

    Hope you'l be over the crud soon!


  13. what a great collection of Valentines tags! Love them! How unique and very personal.

  14. What a wonderful array of Valentines ... love your detailing and your styling is super!

  15. beautiful family. Your tags are beautiful as always.

    susan s.

  16. Wowzers, Anita! This is one fabulous shwcase of tags, indeed! I always enjoy all of the details you add to your projects. I wish I was better at vintage style...I'm taking notes on your work, though. Maybe one day...

    Have a great day! Big hugs! :)


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