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Friday, February 10, 2012

Announcing: Paper Whimsy 5 Days of Valentines


I entered into a fabulous Mail Art swap with Paper Whimsy where we each created 11 Valentines and sent them to each other.  It was just like being in grade school again, and I recieved so many beautiful Valentines! These are the Valentines that I created for the Whimsy ladies.   I started with a dress template and embellished it with some of my favorite scrapbook papers.  The "Embrace Life" paper strip at the bottom of the dress was actually from a bag of confetti I purchased years ago at Pier One.  I used the sweet little ladies from collage images on the PW site.  And finally, I wrapped the dress in pattern paper and finished it off with a flower and some ribbon. 

If you stay tuned for my 5 days of Valentines, you will see the lovely pieces that I recieved from the wonderfully creative ladies who participated.  I hope you enjoy them!

And, a very happy Pink Saturday to all of the wonderful visitors that have made their way here from Beverly's lovely link party!

27 comments:

Jeanie said...

These are treasures, Marti. I love the colors; just perfect.

susiejefferson said...

These are wonderful - I've been in swaps in the past, and received some horrors (so much so, that I don't do swaps any more). Fabulous colours too. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day.

Lorraine said...

These are so sweet, Marti. That second one is mine! I love the presentation of them as well.
Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh those cards are so much prettier than mine, now I am embrassed that I mailed my friends such a simple cards

I need to make some and get ready for next year LOL


Happy valentines Day from Pink Saturday

Kay Ellen said...

Precious Art!
Happy Pink Saturday!!
Love sharing in artful swaps:))

Kay Ellen

kitty said...

Oh, what pretty cards!! Happy PS.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Marti Sweetie...
Oh my gosh are your Valentine's ever gorgeous. They are so romantic and straight from the heart. I love how you used a dress and put the little girls in front. Maybe they are dreaming of their love for dresses, grown up. How pretty they are. You are so creative. What lucky recepients. I know they were screaming when they opened them.

Have a glorious weekend sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love them Marti, Thanks for stopping by, Lorraine asked me the same thing. I'll have to look for them, have any ideas where? Hugs and HPS, Marilou

Linda M. said...

Hi Marti. Your Valentines are so cute. I love the little dresses. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's day. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Too too cute! You're so creative!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Love all your Valentines - beautiful work and I was admiring your living room. Aqua is my favorite color and your room looks great. :) Nancy

Cat & Cricket said...

HPS Marti! These are beautiful... and I love the 'embrace life"
Have a wonderful weekend..
Smiles~
Cricket

Ira said...

These are amazingly beautiful Marti, such a fantastic swap! Enoy your weekend, Ira

Mari said...

Hi Marti~these are soooo beautiful.....

Smiles~
Mari

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! So glad I saw you at Beverly's Pink Saturday. ~Diane (I am #16)

lynne said...

Marti, Happy Pink Saturday
Adore your artwork anyway but these are so precious.
Wishes
Lynne

chubskulit said...

Fabulous post for Valentine's day. I love your pink!

Flamingo Love is my one of my pink this week. Have a great weekend.

JoAnne said...

Beautiful Marti! I so wish I had the time to be part of that swap. Can't wait to see them all!

podso said...

What wonderful art work on your cards and those of your friends. I enjoy making those --what I called --altered cards. but really an altered card is one that exists aready and you reuse it. Sometimes the same type of look comes across. Also enjoyed looking at your living room re-do and do love the colors! Your name intrigues me as I went to McClure Jr HS!!

Marcia said...

Marti, this is so gorgeous. WOW!! I can't think of a better word. You'll probably read quite a few of my comments with the same word. ;) Your gift is amazing and I'm so glad you share it with us.
Thank you for stopping by and I am honored by your words about my mom. I hope my parents' love story inspires many hearts.
HPS and a lovely weekend to you too.

Pat said...

Your paper dolls are adorable!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Marti, Each one of these is a little work of art...just beautiful!!

poppilinnstudios said...

Marti, your Valentine's Day cards are beautiful! So creative. Happy Pink Saturday!
-Lynn

Denise said...

Hi Marti,

The Valentines you made are amazing! They really are very unique and they look so vintage. The card share is a great idea, and it does remind us of grade school days, doesn't it? :)

Thanks so much for your visit and for your kind comments. I love the Valentine wreath, too. Happy Pink Saturday!

Denise at Forest Manor

Daniella said...

Those are such cute Valentines!!!
HPS!!
xxDaniella

NanE said...

Your Valentines are beautiful! I love the texture and tender feel you created. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Happy PINK Saturday, Nan

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Marti,

What a fabulous idea of making and sending out these wonderful cards! I'm sure you ladies enjoyed receiving them in the mail...I remember when it was so much fun to get little Valentine's goodies from your classmates at school. :) Happy Pink Saturday and wishing you all a good one!

Hugs,
Jessie