Friday, February 14, 2014

A Butterfly Hello on Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  Before I get to today's card I wanted to share these cute hand knit monkeys my mom whipped up for my son to pass out to his classmates...

 Thank goodness my husband volunteered to put together all the goodie pails for both kids.  He was once told by his family that he "wraps better than Santa's elves."  I agree because he made them look so festive!

And here's the reason for these festive pails...

Sibling love!

Now on to my card...

Hero Arts Butterflies CG130, Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil, Gelatos, Avery Elle Bottle It Up, Sizzix Embossing Folder, We R Memory Keepers washi tape, Kraft cardstock, Hero Arts India Ink Black

I was inspired by the next Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Get Krafty and the photo and sketch on Fusion Card Challenge

Here's a closeup...

I also wanted to enter the next Moxie Fab Challenge: Happy for Hexagons but could you believe I do not own one hexagon stamp or die?!  I kept thinking I could use my e-clips to cut some hexagons, but found this cool washi tape in my stash.  Hoping it counts ;o)!!

So that's it!  I'm totally excited to have a 3 day weekend!!!  Mahalo for stopping by.


  1. Your photos are fabulous! LOVING those monkeys!!!! And your card is gorgeous!! I love love love love the butterflies!!!!

  2. OMG how sweet for grams to make all those monkeys! They are keepers, so darn cute. Love the card, very pretty butterflies... Happy heart day to you and your family!

  3. Whoa...your mom is seriously amazing! And what a helpful hubby! I wish I could be in one of your kids' classes! Beautiful butterfly card too-- love all the visual texture on the card!

  4. Pretty, pretty! love the stamped and embossed backgrounds - and what fun monkeys - your mum just 'whipped' them up??!! It would take me forever to make something like that - never mind a bunch of them - what sweet treats you put together for your kiddies friends! thanks for playing with Fusion this week! and Happy Valentine's Day (I hope you kept one of those sweet monkeys!)

  5. Talent sure runs in the family. Love those little monkeys and goodie pails. Bet the kiddies were ALL SMILES to receive the treats. Your card is is gorgeous and I really like the embossing folder. Happy Valentine's Day.

  6. This is a great post! Your mom's monkeys are amazing. Your husband did a fab job of wrapping. Your take on the sketch is a winner and the kids are adorable!

  7. aww what a sweet post.. your kids are adorable and i love your card.. Glad you had a great Valentines Day..

  8. Thanks for sharing all the fun photos! I love the card too, the embossing on the bottom panel adds great texture!

  9. Your kids are adorable and those monkeys, wow! that's a lot of knitting ;-) Beautiful card, the embossing is stunning!! xx

  10. so very sweet and I love just the touch of color. That is a sweet butterfly image. Thank you for joining us at Fusion!

  11. Niki , I love the two varied BG that you created and those butterflies over the stamped background look beautiful, so glad u joined the fun with is at Fusion!

  12. Fabulous combo of challenges - love that hexagon washi tape!

  13. Those monkeys are just way too sweet Niki your Mom is Amazing! Your is just as Sweet Love it!!!

  14. Niki,
    Of course, it counts! :)
    It makes my day to see your name on the list... and to pay a visit to your blog!



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