Yes, folks, 2015 Valentine Production was in full swing today and we had all the makings of an excellent crafty day. Craft supplies were abundant and the table was spilling over with paper, paper punches, rubber stamps, ink, adhesive, embellishments, scissors, embossing powder, ribbon and washi tape.
It was the first time for me to craft with Maria and her daughters Margaret and Elizabeth.
Here is Margaret, already an expert with the bone folder, scoring hearts to fold and staple for a Fluttering Hearts Valentine. We also made Paper-Strip-Heart Valentines.
When she wasn’t using the heat tool to emboss greetings, Elizabeth was using the microwave for a Brownie-in-a-Mug for each of us.
As far as I’m concerned, chocolate is one of the important supplies for a great day of crafting.
A scoop of local Three Twins vanilla ice cream was the perfect topping for the brownies.
Maria, who had already baked a batch of cookies and had pot roast in the slow cooker by the time I arrived at 10 am, worked to keep the paper and other supplies from completing taking over the table, put out a platter of sandwich makings and created a fabulous Valentine garland from recycled materials, craft paper, bakers twine and double-sided tape, but I’m afraid yours truly didn’t get any good pictures of it. All that and she also made some Valentine’s.
Garland supplies included packaging from a box of cereal, a box of tissues, some old calendar pages, and a few other items.
The lighting was challenging – it was much cuter and more colorful than it looks in this photo.
Some of the finished creations.
We decorated envelopes too.
We even had the assistance (or at least the company) of Flora the kitty. Pip Squeak the Guinea Pig seemed neutral about the whole operation. Kitty #2, Fauna, made a very brief appearance. She wasn’t interested in any level of participation.
The Roomba cleaned up the floor after we were done. A good time was had by all (except maybe Fauna).
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