Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Loving Prettie Wednesday

Guess what I"m doing this morning?? I'm FINALLY going to meet fellow Prettie Girl and San Jose resident Jackie P!!! I can't believe I've been living in San Jose for 6 months and we still haven't managed to meet up in person yet - shame on me! But today, we finally will! Guess I ought to bring my camera, huh? I suppose a Barista will be happy to take our photo! ;-)

On to this week's project. 2 weeks ago Jillian challenged us all to make a project that we love. We've changed things up a bit with our prettie challenge creations, and now some of them get sent to other prettie girls, some get sent to charities seeking cards, and others we get to keep for our own use. Since this was a week we get to keep for our own use, I decided to use this as an opportunity to get working on Julia's valentine.

I'll start off by telling you that my mom used to stay up all hours of the night before Valentine's day making valentines for myself, brother, sister and dad. She would use posterboard (like 11 by 14 or so sometimes!) and then cut things out of magazines and using construction paper and doilies etc. make these amazing Valentine's for us. They were truly works of heart...and I so wish I still had one of them today. Unfortunately, I wasn't as sentimental (or pack ratty) back then. But I do know how much I loved getting those Valentines.

Today, I have far more resources paper crafting wise than my mom had 30 or so years ago (OMG - 30! did I really say that?!?!) I started with this Colorbok (you'd think I would have figured out the keystroke for an oomlot by now but NOOooo, I'm too lazy!) heart shaped chipboard book from Mike's 1$ bins (I only bought 5 of them...wasn't I good?!) I covered it with paper from the Bella Rose collection (yup, still hooked on that paper!) sanding the edges and then sponging them with Bravo Burgundy ink. Next, I stamped flutter by Sophia onto some white cardstock and colored her in with my SU! markers. I stamped her again on the opposite side of the dsp used to cover the heart and paper pieced her dress. After coloring the flower and her jewelry with my Spica glitter pens, I cut her out and adhered her to the heart. Then, I stamped the word LOVE from an old retired SU! set, and hand wrote the rest to read "Things I LOVE about you!"

Now, on all the pages to follow I will include different things that I love about my little girl. I have managed to finish one of them, and it says "you make me smile" and includes a photo of me smiling. Now to finish the rest of the pages before Saturday...hmmm...I see a few late nights coming up myself!

Be sure to check out the amazing creations of the other Prettie Girls, and then go make something special for the people that YOU love!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Flutter By by Paper Pretties
, retired SU! sets
CS: Pure Luxury White, SU! Bella Rose DSP
, Bravo Burgundy
Black, Bravo Burgundy, SU! markers
Acc: chipboard book, nesties, ribbon, spica glitter pens



  1. This is adorable, Jana! Love it! Give Jackie an extra hug for me! :)

  2. Very very sweet Jana!! Have fun meeting Jackie - tell her Hi from all of us!! :)

  3. Can't wait to meet you!! This is ADORABLE!!

  4. This is just too cute! I just 'LOVE' it! Have fun meeting Jackie, I know you ladies will have a blast!

  5. HOW AWESOME that you guys got to meet! Prettie hugs from all of us! That is SO cool! Very cute project, Jana...LOVE it :)

  6. LOVE this Jana! What an awesome project! Hey...give Officer J a hug from me too!!!

  7. Totally cute!! Hope you girls had fun!!

  8. Super! I wish I could find more of those books...I have only found one!

  9. Hey girl! How was your meet with Jackie? Isn't she sweet? Fabulous project! I'm so glad I stopped by to see Linda the other day. It's been too long since I saw her last. We had a lot to catch up on. It was fun seeing you on campus and having you let me into my "old room". LOL! See you soon! Happy Valentines Day!!

  10. Oh I LOVE this card - might have to make a few myself :o)


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