I'm so happy that the time for hearts, glitter, pink gum drops, cinnamon lips, ruby red, chocolate, and cupids is getting closer. I love creating for Valentine's Day and all of the sweet things that come along with it. I have a thing for ruby red...I love the delicious splash of happiness it carries with it. I have painted rooms in my house this color and have happy, warm, red accents in just about every room. I love rubies period as my birthstone is a ruby and I vividly remember my sweet Grandma Anna's hands and the mother's ring she wore with a ruby gracing it. I tell my little girl about her hands from time to time. They were the softest hands I have ever known...beautifully wrinkled with lines that each told a story. I remember her gently holding my face and bringing it down to hers so she could have a kiss. Rubies always remind me of her and must be why I love the color so much. I have always wanted to name a baby girl Ruby Anna after her. I will hold that name in my heart instead.
Today I have a few cards for you that I created for Emma's Paperie. Our spotlight was on Hambly Studios products. They have such a fun, unique, trendy, whimsical, and inspiring line of products.
For a complete supply list visit Emma's Paperie.
Next up...a little more ruby red love. I recently contributed a few things to Paper Crafts magazine's newest special issue called Cool Tools. This was such a fun assignment and pushed me into trying new things using tools I have had on hand for years and a few new tools. You'll love this issue...as I looked through it I found so many things I wanted to try. I am so amazed by the creativity that others have.
For this project I created my own buttons using the Button Studio Tool. I loved making coordinating buttons in my favorite patterns.
Lastly, I have really missed posting a color photo challenge for myself and any of you who enjoyed the challenge in the past. So...from time to time, when I need a little pick me up in the creativity area and run across something that I love and that immediately inspires me, I will be posting it. Feel free to play along and let the photos tempt you as well. I couldn't let the next couple of photos slip by without creating something inspired by them...you'll see why!
Both photos are from Mandylynne.com...she is AMAZING! I love discovering new and beautiful places and people....that will be a fun, fun part of our challenges together as well. Be sure to visit her sweet etsy shop filled with her photos.
I especially love this one:
(photo from skippydesigns.etsy.com)
Enjoy your day and thanks for your visit!