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Vintage Valentine and GIVEAWAY

Finally I was able to spend 45 min in my craft room.  I have been cooking a baking a lot for my family over the past few weeks which has cut into my crafty time.  Honestly, after all the holiday crafting I just needed something else to focus on.

I got some new goodies and wanted to play.  I picked up Tim Holtz "Umbrella Man" die and a vintage stamp set with amusement park images.  I really like this die.  I'm not too sure why I do, it just feels so retro UK to me.  It's one of those dies I look at and think how much I like the look of it.  So I grabbed it. 

This vintage stamp set is by Glitz called Afternoon Muse.  I stamped the corner stamp at opposite corners in versamark and then clear embossed to create a resist.  This inks are all TH Distress inks, layered for this pretty Valentine look.  I attached a vintage lock to a hook clip as an added layer.

The Umbrella Man is cut 3 times.  I cut him first with a cereal box, then layered pattern paper and touched him off with a cork Umbrella.  I usually see him in black.  Every time I saw this die all I could think of was using pattern paper. 

Save everything...I have been holding onto these blue "TICKET" since December!  I cool am I!  The "LUCKY IN LOVE" ticket is stamped from my new SMS Crazy for You stamp set, just in time for Valentines.  I attached the Tickets with my Tiny this tool!

Use Diamond Glaze and coat your gear for a glossy look.

I distressed some TH Gears, metal clip and the definition of "LOVE AFFAIR". Here's a TIP, if you haven't already thought of it. Use a dictionary and cut out the word and definition to add a unique layer to your project.

YEP, I made this one!  It's been almost 2 weeks since I was in my craft room.  I guess everyone needs a wee break now and then!  HEY, GUESS WHAT!  I'm going out of town this weekend....NO KIDS!  Seriously, that never happens.  My husband has a work function and the rest of the time we'll be slumming it in a fancy A$$ Spa!

***It's my BIRTHDAY next week.***

  As a little Birthday gift I'd like to giveaway the Cricut Cartridge Paisley!  It's a pretty little Spring like cart...and it's OLD SCHOOL!  Meaning it's been around a bit.  Just leave me a comment and tell me your FAVORITE BIRTHDAY memory!

You'll have until Thursday February 2nd to comment. 


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