Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Galentine's Day Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the Galentine’s Day Blog Hop!  You may have came from Jayma's blog, but this blog hop is a circle so hop on through. Today we are sharing Galentine's Day projects.  Do you celebrate Galentine's Day?!?  Me neither...Lol!  But, I do love the show Park's and Recreation, and I love the idea of celebrating a day with my girlfriends...if only they didn't all live so far away!  In my real world, we are already so busy with celebrations.  Today is my birthday!  Also, my anniversary was January 17th, so between my birthday and Valentine's Day...My kids have coined it ValenBirthdayVersary and we will be celebrating this weekend!  And WHEW, I am going to need lots of wine!  ;)  

I would love to start celebrating Galentine's Day, as a way to celebrate with my crafty friends!  Most of which I have met online and never get to see, but they still mean so much to me.  Since I hurt my arm awhile back, I was out of commission for awhile...and then, winter...even though it has not been very cold here in North Carolina.  I'm just a big baby with all the gray days.  I have a few crafty friends that have sent me cards and gifts, and I am really behind and returning the love.  This will be the perfect way to send cards and gifts back!  

If I have any chance of doing this, it has to be a quick and easy card.  I always have the best of intentions, but no joke, I have palettes of watercolors somewhere lost in my craft room...that had been drying and waiting to send with the *perfect* card, etc.  With this quick card, I can easily make multiples, and quit waiting to find said palette.

 If you saw my recent YouTube Video for Rainbow Valentine Card, you now know what the otter was for!  ;)  I thought I could easily turn that card into a Galentine's Day card as well.   To make the Galentine's Day card, first I stamped out the MFT Valentine Wishes.  I simply masked off the V in Valentine with scotch tape.  Then inked it up with Versafine ink, and used my MISTI to stamp it onto several cards.  Then lined up the G from MFT Handwritten Holiday where the V was, while masking everything but the G off.  Then stamped it with Versafine ink as well.  I heat embossed it all the stamping with gold embossing powder.  Then I stamped the otter from Otterly Love You with Gina K Amalgam black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I added the otter to the inside of the card.  I will add bunnies or coffee stamped images, to personalize the inside of each card according to the taste of the recipient.

Next on the hop is the super talented Amie Kiger!  So hop on over to her blog for more fun ideas on celebrating your best girlfriends, crafty or otherwise!

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  1. LOVE the sentiment on the front...and LOVE that gold! Soooo PRETTY!

  2. Your masking is brilliant!!!! Love the card and that adorable otter.

  3. You did such an amazing job lining up your "g" to make "galentines" I thought it was how the stamp came. Great card...and that otter is adorable!