Creative Jumpstart 2021

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Monday, February 9

Valentine's Day is closing in on us!!

I can't believe it's been so long since my last much has happened...well not really but it sounded good! I started today saying I was not going to let another day go by without a blog here I am! Sorry I spaced on you guys last week, starting with Saturday, January 31st I was sick. What started out with a bad headache on Saturday quickly progressed into the full blown flu on Sunday. I spent two whole days in bed....only getting up to go to the bathroom, I barely ate at all. I didn't leave the house until last Friday, and that was because it I had to!! Last week was awful, but now I'm better. Now my husband is sick and on the couch!

I did manage to make a few Valentine Cards on Friday night. The two pictures below are one of them, I just love that stamp from Stampington, don't you? For this card, I stamped the image using Staz On on regular white cardstock, then painted it using a combination of watercolor paints and Rose Glimmermist. When it was dry I cut it out, and added it to the top of this little collage. A little fancy stitching using my sewing machien and pink thread added a lot of texture to it. Instead of sewing the button on I used my Hot glue gun. This one has a little tab at the top so it can be hung after VDay.

That's all for now, I've got a lot of assignments that I need to get caught up on this week! I'll leave you with these lovely cupcake bite Valentine treats I plan on making for my Little V to take to school on Thursday. Let's hope I get all my assignments done in time so I can!


  1. catherine,
    so glad to hear from you. the card is tooo adorable, just in case you wanted to know... i have someplace to hang it!! ;)

    sorry to hear that you had been sick and now your husband... i hope that he recovers quickly.

    the valentine treats are adorable. i LOVE bakerella!! i made some of the red velvet cake truffles this christmas for a dear friend and she loves them, i have sent them to her again since christmas.

    might have to get me that candy mold and make some of these for my family {and for my friend!!}

    looking forward to hearing from you again. enjoy your day 'catching up' on assignments!!

  2. Catherine,
    Sorry to hear you have been sick. Your card is awesome as usual. Did you buy the white scalloped part or is it a die cut?

  3. Everyone needs to feel better over there! Sending hugs .. and feel better wishes!
    Lvoe your Valentine... Mine is sittng right here! I love it!

  4. I hope you are feeling better Sweets!!!! Your card is so amazing!!!! So loving it!

  5. Hi Catherine!

    Hope you are feeling better. Love your Cards
    With friendship Sarah xx

  6. Oh C,love the card so pretty,sorry to hear you got the bug,it is awful and I do hope you feel better soon and the rest of the family recover quickly to
    Oh now really,did you have to send us over to look at the cakes,wow I can feel my waistline expanding by just looking!!

  7. Beautiful as always!
    Trully you have the Art of the sewing machine, mine needs major servicing! Sxx

  8. Found your link on the New England Bloggers list and really enjoyed visiting your space today.

    Such darling creative things you share with everyone.

  9. Hi Catherine....I have been to your blog many times but I don't think I have ever left a comment for your wonderful artwork. I love your style and this card you made is gorgeous. I absolutley loved your article 'Textured Scenes' in the recent Sew Somerset. Gorgeous!...especially the piece with the little boy. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pieces. Can't wait to see what you do next. Have a great weekend :)


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