Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Here's a fun Valentine for you.  Actually, it could be used for an occasion other than a Valentine too.

The Less is More challenge this week is to make a ONE LAYER CARD using STRIPES.

I love these striped hot air balloons!

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Up, Up and Away
Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black, SU Markers (Basic Black, Real Red, Sahara Sand)
Paper:  Whisper White

And here's something else I'd like to share.

My friend and neighbor, Macie, shared these stamps with me.  I believe she said her aunt got them in the 30's.      I had fun playing with them and made a Valentine for her with them.  Don't you love the expression on that "Betty Boop" face?  (I straightened the sentiment before I gave it to her. Oops!)  Luke just asked me if that was me and Pop?

The frame was cut with the new Labels Framelits Dies in the Occasions Mini Catalog and the colors are Cherry Cobbler and white.

I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day full of love and smiles.

Thanks for stopping in.



Angelnorth said...

Love those stripey balloons and the red and white scheme looks great with them!

Kathleen said...

Two great cards, love the hot air balloons with the stripes. Was a bit shocked when I read the challenge at first but found it amaizing what people have come up with.

Kath x

Mandi said...

How cool Bonnie!
Super card, love the stripes and the sentiment
Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Cynthia said...

Great cards--I LOVE those 30's stamps! Those faces are just adorable!!

jimlynn said...

These are wonderful! Love that first one and can't think of a better one layer card with stripes like that! Too cute.
Your second card is super! WOW, can't believe those stamps were that old and yet just as cute as can be!
Great cards.

Emily Keaton said...

Such a great design for the balloon card. Those red stripes pop right off the page and make it so fun!! And speaking of fun, those vintage stamps you used on the second one are AWESOME!! How special that you got a chance to use them. :)

Chrissie said...

Super stripes Bonnie and a great card!
Those balloons look such fun.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Scrapmate said...

The red & white looks so fresh on the balloons.

Aileen said...

The stripey balloons are just fab as is the sentiment. How cute are those faces? and i love the new framelits dies. x

Kim S said...

I can't believe you got to stamp with 80-year old stamps...how cool is that?!

I love your card...it's such a simple layout but has such impact!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great way to use stripes for the LIM challenge, Bonnie! And those stamps from the 30s are so interesting, and really show how different the stamps are all these years later. The faces remind me of sweet story books I'd read to my girls.

Margaret said...

Brilliant cards Bonnie
Margaret x

Faith A said...

LOVELY cards, both of them

Jan said...

Fabulous cards Bonnie xx jan

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, Beautiful stripy baloons, I also love the clean white card they sit in, great design! Lucky you getting vintage stamps, they are very cute, xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Those stripy balloons are gorgeous Bonnie! I love those 30s stamps too.

Benzi said...

Love those striped balloons...what a great card! Oh, a stamp from the 30's..how super is that and it made such a cute card. Funny what your grandson said. Kids, they're great!

Susan said...

Love your stripey hot air balloons!! Perfect for this challenge....and the stamps from the 30s...WOW! I didn't even know they made stamps then! LOL!

Lisa A. said...

What a wonderful card, Bonnie:)!! LOVE your balloons..great colors and great way to use stripes:)!!!