Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine gift Bags and Art Group Day

Have you seen the new Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage "Be My Valentine" Digital Art Stamps yet? Oh ..they are so pretty.  I used them on these little gift bags below.  I love that they print in red and in black both.  The sweet little polka dot paper is from the Vintage Valentine Kit
I actually cut those little dove tail ends from with my new bow die. VC106LC

Here they are so you can see the digital stamp images up close. 

Sandy has a great FREE download on the Heartwarming Vintage Blog as a gift right now.. so be sure to pop over.


Yesterday was January Art group Gathering, and Paula hosted it at her house.   We decided to make books similar to the one I created here in this post a while back.  But each of us created our books for a different reason and put our won spill on it.   Below is my sister Jans book. She did hers to hold Christmas card photos but it's totally different from mine.  It's so fun to see how everyone creates with their own style.  It's such a beautiful book, and she has lots of photos to fill it.

I'm bummed that this photo turned out blurry..but you can see a better photo of Debs book up close down below.
Deb created a book to be able to add photos of her three darling little granddaughters.  So fun to be able to set out on an end table to share :)

Paula is doing really detailed pretty pages in her book with photos of her family.  It's gorgeous!

Stephanie was a busy little beaver. I loved her first book SO much... then she sold my heart with...
a book for photos of her DOGS!     Man.. I should have thought of that!  And she had the perfect dog book to start with. It was awesome.

As always, I was doing my chatting than creating. lol  ( I do much better locked in my room by myself with no distractions) hahah        I decided to work on a very simple book for my  new mission I've been talking about lately... "Everyday Life" photos.

I'll share with you as I add my photos along the way.

Okay...... enjoy your day my friends!!



Dee in N.H. said...

Those books all look great!!

Jane Wetzel said...

these are awesome books :) love what u r doing!

Ali said...

That looked like so much fun! What gorgeous, creative books! :) Loved the giftie bgs, too, Vicki! :)

Susie said...

How wonderful to get the chance to create together Vicki! I love how differently everyone put their personal touches on the books. I'm thinking of doing something like this. I'll have to add it to my "I wanna do this" list.
Thank you for sharing, and for the inspiration!

Jean said...

Love these books!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oooo....I love your art group posts. You ladies always come up with so many fun ideas. The altered books are fabulous! I loooooove them. And your little goodie bags are so precious. You just have that magic touch, Vic!

Thanh Vo said...

You ladies always make me so envious of your crafty days!

harrahx2 said...

Love the books. I have all I can do to create cards and you are making canvas art and books and adorable Valentine gifts. Clever and industrious. Good to hear you chat more than create when with friends....I have a distraction issue too. LOL!

Pearl Maple said...

So many cool and interesting books to look at and appreciate

Debbie K. said...

Looks like everyone had a great day! Thanks for sharing, Ms. Vicki:)