Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine Sampler--Take Two

It is bitterly cold here--8 degrees (F) this morning! We still have snow on the ground because it's too cold to melt. The wind drives the cold right through you!  

This was a super busy day! It seems like I hit the floor running at 6:00 this morning and didn't stop until just a few minutes ago! For this retired lady that's pretty rare because most days for me are quiet and calm!

Do you ever think you have a great idea and then in the middle of it BAM! you realize it wasn't such a good idea after all? Well, that was me today! I decided to offer my customers a paper/ribbon share and had 5 people interested! This is a great way for customers to get a sampling of what's available without having to purchase a full package of each item. Great idea, right?!!! Well, it took me THREE HOURS to cut and package everything for FOUR people--not cost effective...for me. So, lesson learned! 

I promised to show you my finished Valentine Sampler...

Please forgive the shadow in the bottom right corner:(
Isn't it fun to see how all the squares came together?! What is more fun is to see how each person put theirs together; all so different. The little ladybug square at the top helped me decide on my background color--Pool Party. 

Remember, I was trying to decide whether to make two more squares or fill in the spaces with something else. So, I used the flags from Banner Blast, one of the items available for free during Sale-a-bration when you order $50! I also used the new Petite Petal Punch from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog with the Pansy Punch! 

This month Margarita's swap is for Spring Sampler Squares. It's fun to get the squares in the mail and see the creativity of the talented paper crafters.

Till tomorrow!



  1. It's a lovely pattern!

    This time of year, it's best to dress in layers, drink something hot like tea or hot chocolate, and eat good comfort food.

    1. We have warmed up considerably again but looks like cold again this weekend but nothing like what you have in Ottawa! I do love comfort food:) I think my favorite is Potato Corn Chowder!