Sweet 16 Birthday!

Our sweet daughter is 16 today!  I wanted to make her a very special card.  I knew I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer Stamp set.  In fact, I might have bought this set knowing I needed the very cute “Sweet” for her Sweet 16 Birthday card! Do you ever buy a stamp set for a certain word or image you know you need to have?  Hopefully I’m not the only one.

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The Happy Birthday inside the card also came from the same set.  I used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut out the “ABBY.”  Blendabilities were used for all the coloring.  You might have noticed I used the medium Coastal Cabana Blendabilites marker, but it matches the Bermuda Bay cardstock.

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I hope Abby doesn’t see this card on Facebook before she gets home from school, because I haven’t given it to her yet.  Abby- stay off Facebook at school!  Dad and I love you so much and hope you have a wonderful birthday.  Yes, this does mean it’s time to get your driver’s license!

Abby requested Pulled Pork for her birthday dinner.  My Pulled Pork recipe takes about 48 hours, but is oh so good.  Let me know if you’d like the recipe.  It’s actually very easy, just many hours of soaking in a brine and many hours to bake.  My house smells heavenly today.  When Keegan got up this morning he said, “I hope whatever it is you’re making is for us.”  I guess he’s used to some food being made to go out the door for other people or events.  LOL

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Here’s Abby’s card with the matching envelope.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Do you think my husband was thinking, “I hope I get a Stampin’ Up! Curvy Keepsake Box filled with Dove Dark Chocolate for Valentine’s Day!”  Well if that’s what he was thinking, he hit the jackpot today!

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I made a special box just for him.  He’s also the only one who got a tag saying, ” You plus Me equals Love”  I’m sure that’s the part he liked the best.  My husband and I met when we were twelve and have been married for almost 29 years.  Come to think of it,  I feel like I hit the jackpot being married to Steve for 29 years.  Happy Valentine’s Day Honey!

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Heart Box

Who knew Stampin’ Up! had a gift box for Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts?  My kid’s favorite treat to receive for any holiday is Reese’s Peanut Butter ________!  You know…Hearts, Eggs, Pumpkins, Christmas Trees etc.  Does Reese’s make a Peanut Butter Turkey?  They would like that too.  Anyway, I was wishing there was a cute box for which to gift my Valentine Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts.  I started trying to figure out what size box I needed, when I noticed that Stampin’ Up! has a 1.75 x 1.75 x 3.25 box size on the Gift Box Punch Board.  This is a great box to put one, or even two Reese’s Peanut Butter treats.

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It is a very cute and easy box.  So I made more boxes since I have more kids. 🙂

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Then I decided I needed a cute card and matching envelope to go with the box.

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I got to see my college son last night at a concert, so here’s what I gave him for Valentine’s Day.

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The only paper I used for this project was Real Red Cardstock and the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  I still had the paper sitting out on my desk, when my husband went in my stamping office this morning and created a couple cards on his own.  Here’s the one he made for me.  He also made one for our sweet daughter.  He wrote a note to our youngest son on a post it note.  I guess he decided our son didn’t need another card.

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Isn’t he sweet!  You can tell he agrees with my philosophy of making cute and quick cards and gifts.  If you haven’t finished your Valentines, I suggest making a  Reese’s Peanut Butter treat box.

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