Sunday, February 8, 2015

I {big pink puffy heart} Valentine's Day crafting

I look forward to Valentine's Day...
it is such a charming reason for a celebration!
All love and hearts and lace and flowers and pink!
Rebecca and I took an afternoon out for creating at our friend Amy's store, The Pink Attic Cat.
Her store has always been a favorite, but now has a new location...
on Rapp Street, still in Littleton, Colorado.  It was my first visit to the new digs!
Here's Amy with the talented Isa, in the new shop.  It's bigger -- with more room for everything!
So, Amy held a Valentine craft day at The Pink Attic Cat; look at all the wonderful stuff she gave us to start with in our kits!
All yummy and truly vintage!
And then we had ALL these extras to choose from...
and snacks!  We were spoiled.
Of course there was plenty of wonderful stuff for sale all over the shop -- there always is.
 Here are some peeks at Valentine-y vignettes...

so much inspiration!
Here's Rebecca hard at work!
It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday; I think it's obvious that we were having a wonderfully relaxing, fun time!
 
 I made all this!
 First, using the bottom of a Valentine heart candy box, I did a Parisian vignette.
There's an Eifel Tower, a plane and a ticket within a heart.  I jokingly said, do you think my husband will take the hint?
 Here's the back; it can hang on the wall from a bit of lacy trim.
 Amy had this fabulous vintage doily placemat which I used over red paper for the card on the left; I especially love the Rocky Mountain Dairy milk cap!
The one on the right is layered with vintage elements, die cuts, and a really wonderful stamp!  I may be adding some glitter and shading to it later.
 A vintage juvenile valentine, lined with eyelets and hanging from a crepe paper handle.
I couldn't resist the blues when I was putting this one together.  That black strip across the bottom is a blade from a vintage fan that Amy salvaged! 

There was all kinds of fabulous creating going on there!
Oh, I brought this little tag as a gift for Amy -- I had so much fun with the vixen theme, and incorporated a garter clip and a piece of vintage slip strap into the design!  The heart is vintage wallpaper.  And of course -- it's all pink!
I hope you enjoy your hearts and flowers week!

9 comments :

jacque4u2c said...

Adorable tags!

Linda Sue said...

that is an afternoon that I would love! I do get a little overwhelmed with pink and red and , in the end, want to make brown hearts...

The Junque Seeker said...

What a great day! Friends, shopping, creating - lovely. I love everything you made!

Marrianna said...

These photos are very inspiring. I created some simple valentine cards but I realize now that I need to add RED to them. I'm sure I can find somethig red in my stash of papers. I want to send Valentine thank you cards to all the friends who have helped me during this time of confinement. Other people would get out and about. If I had a regular job, I'm sure I would get out more than I do now. But I've taken this time to heal and relax and reflect. Reading blog posts like this one today helps me a lot. One more week before I can hobble around on the walking boot and I can turn in the knee scooter. In the meantime, I'm getting back to those Valentine cards and dolling them up with red and sparkles.

Abby / Linda said...

the vixen tag made me laugh! Love it!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun place! Love all your Valentine pretties.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What wonderful pictures of everything!! Looks like such a fun day of creating! Love all the beautiful things you made, so pretty!! I especially love the first and second pictures, are those all sewn down for a table topper or runner!?! So lovely!! Wishing you a beautiful day! xo Holly

Amber at Sequin Stitches x said...

Gorgeous creations! Love the eiffel tower heart x

Patty Antle said...

What a fun shop! Wish it was near me! Love all of your projects! The inspiration kit she supplied was wonderful!