Friday, January 26, 2007

Who loves mail?





Nitty.Gritty. Valentine's cards. I love mail, remember? Actually, I love handmade or thoughtful mail- especially for no special reason. Since I haven't had to be out snowblowing my driveway in the past two days, I've had a few free minutes to whip up some cards. I know some scrappers read this blog, and one of the things scrappers love is when people share their ideas.
So, here you are. The hearts on my cards are pieces of fabric that I cut out, freehand. Then I stapled them and tucked some stuffing in them for dimension and just because it's fun to make puffy hearts. =) As you can see, I've gone with some non-traditional colors for this holiday. That's half the fun- doing something a little unexpected.
I will probably add some text to the front of one or both of these cards. I have a few other fabrics that I am going to play with as well...and use up some of the cute ribbon I have laying around.
And just to add some more fun to my life, leave a comment here telling me your favorite saying from a conversation heart (or make up a saying) and I will draw a couple of names from the list of comments left here by Sunday night, and then I will send you one of these Nitty.Gritty. cards. How's that sound! Note: If you are my relative or close friend, you can take a chance here, skip leaving a comment, and cross your fingers that you're on my Valentine's mailing list already. =)
Okay. Get ready, set go! I'll start...my favorite conversation heart is 'DIG YOU'.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

If I could make up a conversation heart it would be..."You Rock My World". My 9 year old son says You rock constantly and would love this on a heart.
Jill from Omaha

You are so talented. I love your scrapbooking and card making ideas. As a very weak scrapbooker you give me some ideas.

Kathy said...

Cute cards Jody!!

My favorite saying on a conversation heart would have to be "Love You".

Kathy

Anonymous said...

CUTE CARDS! I picked up your blog from CKMB andread the entire thing...what a journey of faith you share. I cannot begin to imagine. Thanks for sharing.

My conversation heart favorite is
BE MINE.

Gay Stricklin
gaystricklin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

"email me"
or "text me"
ebugler@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I {heart} you!

Anonymous said...

I looked on the Oriental Trading Co website, and I think my favorite conversation heart is "baby doll". Maybe because with 4 sons I don't have any of these in my house!

Amy L

Kim Hacking said...

Cutie Pie

Anonymous said...

Love your cards, the non-traditional colors are perfect, a pleasant Holiday change. :)

Anonymous said...

Another "Love You" fan!

Anonymous said...

Conversation hearts...reminding me of when I was young =) My fave was always "Be Mine"
Melita =)

Anonymous said...

"Kiss Me".

Linh
chinlai@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Just good old Be Mine!!

Love your cards!

Holly

tammy said...

Hiya Jody~
I think my favorite saying on a heart is "Yes Dear"...you know, those two magic words that we all love to hear our hubbys say! =) Love your cards just like I love your scrap pages. You're so darn creative! Thanks for all the ideas that you share..Lord knows I need them! =)
God Bless~
~Tammy in Michigan~

Anonymous said...

my favorite is "Baby Doll" - it's what my husband called me when we started dating...and occasionally does now!
(i don't even care if i do win...it's just such a joy to read your blog every day!)

Anonymous said...

jody--thanks for your candid entries!! i appreciate your perspective.

tommiea said...

Those are so cute....I love reading, you really do brighten my day!

crystal matushek said...

Last year my 1st grade class had a good time with "marry me" and "kiss me". They thought they were so funny. I love your cards. They make me smile.

Becky R.T. said...

My favorite is "I Hope"

Christal said...

I think the candy heart people should come up with some new ones, I love the traditional ones though! They need to make some like, Your beautiful, My sunshine, Love... me ! I love those.. Could also make one saying
Your Nitty.Gritty! I love Valentines day, my son is a cupid baby ( 3 this year) Christal :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards...off to seal your idea this weekend...so sweet. Favorite heart saying: Love is Sweet

Anonymous said...

I would put 'Friends 4 ever' if I could create my own..

love yours and I am addicted to Nitty, Gritty. Thanks for being there when I need a 'fix'.
hugs~

Anonymous said...

"Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever."

Anonymous said...

if i could put something on a conversation heart it would be NITTY GRITTY
:)

sara b said...

I don't know what happened to my post. So here it is again. Hopefully this does not make a double post!! My favorite is...
I {heart} you.

Thanks so much Jody, how FUN!
Sara
brownell98@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Jody,
The valentines are so fun! My favorite conversation heart is "U R 2 Cute"
Jennie

Anonymous said...

I just like the simple "be mine".

I made some orange/pink and black/yellow/red valentines this year. I was a little worried about the non-traditional colors, but I am in good company :)

halfbakedscrapartist said...

I like the simple "U 4 ME" and "ME 4 YOU"

Nicole

Danielle said...

I like 'sweet talk'. I love your cards-thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Cute cards Jody! I would LOVE a heart to say "honey bunny"! That's what my honey used to call me back in the day - he slips up occasionally and says it now - but now nearly often enough. If I had a heart that said that - I would keep it forever! I call Cole 'Honey Bunny' all the time now and he calls his rabbit the same!

Camille said...

I love your cards. You are so amazing. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

My favorite saying would be:

"I Lul Loo" as said by my soon to be two year old, Julia

Camille :)

jen said...

I like U R Hot......Those are adorable cards!! be mine is another fav. Thanks!

Jackie Hughes said...

Hi Jody, Love your cards. I made some Valentine's yesterday, too. So much fun. I made mine from cardstock, patterned paper and red vellum. We could exchange Valentine's--love to send you one if you give me your address info.

Fav conversation heart: U R Cute

Thanks for sharing, Jackie

Anonymous said...

My vote would be U R the best
But would that fit on a heart????
Okay.. well I guess I'll have to go with SUPERMOM!
~Sarah
talojs@aol.com

Ally P said...

Mine would have to be "HUGS" because sometimes a really good hug can say more than any words.

Ally P.
tjaksv@yahoo.com

Jody M said...

My favorite is "Be mine"
U R 2 cute with these cards!! Love them!

Claire said...

You really can't go past 'Be Mine'.

:)

House of Big Cheese said...

You are a talented lady. Love the cards!

You have inspired me to actually scrap today ;O

My Fav conversation heart would be " #1 Fan"

Amy Nabors said...

So cute!!Love the puffy heart!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jody!
If I found a conversation heart it would say "you have just won the lottery!" and I would have, of course!
I love the cupcake card, by the way, very cute!
Katie M. (one of the Scrap Etc. girls)

Anonymous said...

BE MINE

oldie but goodie, last year had to laugh when I was digging through and found YOU ROCK!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Love the cupcake card...
Yes--Isn't real mail (sendind or receiving)the best?