TGIF!! And OMG - I hope you are all staying warm - our school has been cancelled for the day on account of the fact that it's just too flippin' cold to be outside - we are just north of Indianapolis and I know those of you even further north and into Minnesota are REALLY feeling all of this - so PLEASE be careful in this arctic air - it's scary how fast frostbite can set in out in this. So we are bundled up inside today - my kiddos are having fun with new birthday toys and I was able to do some stamping this morning. There is the most fun limited supplies challenge on SCS today - it's such an adorable challenge - you can check it out here - but basically it's to make one of those little cheesy valentines we used to get in school when we were little - and it has to be simple enough to mass produce - so limit layers, embellies, etc. I modeled mine after those little valentines we use to get where you could slide the suckers into them, remember those? Well - this one is definitely NOT appropriate for a child's valentine - but how fun would it be to pass out to our friends, co-workers, etc.!! Hee hee...a little cheesy grown-up valentine...LOL!! I used the new "Backyard Dwellers" set from Hanna Stamps - I am LOVING this set by the way - I am started to really understand the fascination with insect sets - they are fun and versatile to boot. I stamped some white bugs from the set all over the black panel using Moonlight White Brilliance ink. I didn't have one of those heart lollipops - so I had to make my own using heart nesties and a candy stick. The mosquito is from the Hanna set as well - I stamped him and then just added a hint of shading with my Copics. The sentiment was done using Doodlebugs Simply Sweet rub-ons - but had I been mass producing these - I would have printed them out using my computer. To finish off my funny valentine - I added some ribbon to the bottom and cut some slits so I could slide my "sucker" thru. Thanks so much for stopping by - STAY WARM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!