Hearts are what this little raccoon has on his mind today.
I'm trying to get a head start on my Valentine cards. Are you? When I saw this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I decided to use it to create another one using it. I don't know why but I started looking through the Designer Series Paper Stack, A Little Foxy, and low and behold there was this sheet of cute gray hearts. Yippee! That little raccoon is so cute and so easy to stamp with the Foxy Friends stamp set. I used Smoky Slate and Basic Gray inks to stamp him. Adding Real Red card stock and ink was the perfect addition for a Valentine card.
Inside the card I added a miniature panel and a sentiment using Layered Alphabet and Sunshine Sayings.
Here's the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches that started this card.
I have to tell you a funny story about another raccoon card I made. I wrote each of my daughter's three boys a thank you note for some birthday gifts they made me. Each of them had a different animal from Foxy Friends. I sent Will, the youngest who's 5, the one with the raccoon on it. I went up a couple of weeks after sending the cards to babysit and noticed that the older two boys had their cards on display. So I asked Will where his card was and the other two boys quickly volunteered the information that Will didn't like his card and tried to give it away to a friend. He said he doesn't like raccoons. I'm tempted to send him this one for Valentine's! :) But I won't!!
It's the weekend! I'm taking a class at a quilt store tomorrow on how to use the many rulers that are out there since I first learned to quilt 35 years ago. It's kind of a "try it before you buy it" type class so I'll see how that goes! I hope you have something fun planned this weekend. - Dawn
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