Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Letterpress Valentine

I am going to a tea in February. Yep, tea. I am not sure how much I share about my tea experiences with you all so I thought I would give you a little inside to another dorky thing that I do.

My mom and bunch of her friends have a tea group. They did this LONG before the red hatters, and at one point they joined… now they are just tea goers. I have met some pretty awesome women in this group. They are from all over; friends of friends, relatives, you name it. I think there are about 20 something in our group. I am of course the youngest. But I really enjoy going.

Being that I am back in Minnesota, I am able to go to teas again. Our valentine’s tea is coming up  and we had to make a valentine to exchange. I thought I would make one sooner than later so I wasn’t so rushed.

Again, I used my letterpress… the new love of my life.


I added some glam rocks and ribbon. The way the light is hitting this card helps so the feel of the paper. Check out this next close up.


It feels so good. I love this paper!! I used the Posy Printing Plates from Lifestyle Crafts on this card. I also used their Hot Pink ink. I could make cards all day using this. I really need to scrapbook some stuff too. I will have to figure out how to incorporate letterpress in a layout.

I also want to figure out how to use illustrator so I can create my own printing plates. Anyone take any online classes on using this program? I would love to know what my options are and if anyone has feedback of classes I should take!

Oh! Before I forget, did you see the new badge I posted on the left that says Blogging In Minnesota? Did you know you can get your own?? I want to give a shout out to Brooke from A New View 365. Super cute and you can pick one up for your state too! I even asked her if she could create one for Hawaii, where I am moving to this summer, as if I haven’t mentioned that enough, and she did! So I am super excited, and this it is so neat!

I hope you all have a great day, I am off to the gym to see my personal trainer, and then Zumba tonight!

Also, yes more alsos, I need to give a shout out to Haven’s Haven for giving me the Liebster Award. I got this award a while back and passed it on then, but I want to Thank you for giving me the award again!  I am so close to 200 I can almost taste it… I might just have to have another giveaway once I get there.


Beckie said...

Super cool. My husband got me a letterpress set for our ann'y, but I haven't gotten to use it yet. Thanks for the inspiration. This card is gorgeous. And thanks a million for the blinkee tip....gonna have to grab one. YAY!!

Be blessed, Beckie

Annabelle said...

You are making a lot of great cards with your letterpress and this one is no exception - love it!

Rez P. said...

Hey Cherie,

Love this letterpress. I need try this! The glam rock adds a nice touch too. WOW! Kaneohe. U need to check out Bellows Field Beach Park. A lot of military families enjoy going there since it is a Air stations. Just watch for jellyfishes. Hehe.. I will be visiting hm in the summer so if your there I will def hit u up..

Karezma Kreations

Rez P. said...

Aloha Cherie,

Thanks again for posting my candy on your side bar. Oh, if your a fan of seafood. Don't forget to stop by Giovanni's Shrimp Truck. OMG! The shrimps are so good. LOL, my son name is Giovanni so you know why hehe... I can't wait to go home and my first stop will def be Sanoya Ramen. One of the best local place to eat. Not to fancy but I love their Mabo tofu ramen and shrimp donburi. we usually go there after we had a nice relax day at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Karezma Kreations