Now that I’m Awake…Some Valentines Day Love

Posted by on Feb 14, 2007 in Uncategorized | 24 comments

Now that I’m Awake…Some Valentines Day Love

I’m Awake… I’m Awake…

Sorry I’ve been such a mia loser lately! I seriously did think I might be pregnant already (mostly because I’m totally neurotic) – but no such luck this month – seems like it was just an exceptionally tiring bout of pms – on a good note though – I’m finally up like full days at a time, so that is good :)

Now that I’m not asleep, I’m trying to make up for lost time, and working extra hard on a fun project with Lauren Grier over at SSD- I’ve also been trying to get really consistent in general, about keeping the house manageable and to boot I REALLY REALLY want to release at least one new thing weekly on Sweet Shoppe Saturdays – my goal is, to be consistent enough that I think I can afford to PAY someone else to come in and scrub the toilets and the floors and stuff, since goodness knows I’d rather be creating than scrubbing!

Well today is Valentines day, and I’m really excited, g and I have a decided officially to stop trying to go out of Valentines day because I swear every year our plans get ruined because of the kids being sick, or the sitter being unavailable, so for the past few years, we’ve just been home bodies, we get curbside and eat a yummy dinner at home – I’m really looking forward to our “date”.

Also, Gareth and I had a TON of fun designing/making his valentines this year! We found this idea online to make pencil toppers with a pipe cleaner and a foam heart, so we sort of modified ours just a bit and together we designed some valentines in Photoshop (he was adorable helping me pick stuff out from dani’s Crazy love kit and a paper heart I made – he insisted we throw my heart in there – “since you’re famous mom” he said :))

Here are our marvelous creations!


Note they all say “you’re cool” well after lots of discussion Gareth decided that was a safe thing to say, as to not give any girls the wrong idea… Seriously, already thinking of their feelings, so very thoughtful!

Okay so, I am trying to finish this post up so I can get back to what I really should be doing, but first, a few little treats:
If you go to MY STORE you can pick up my All You Need Is Love brushes totally for free today only ;).

ALSO, because I love my bloggy readers so much, and because last week I was so tired that I couldn’t finish anything I started, here is a set of grungy solids and 1 fun patterned paper that was going to be the beginning of a valentines kit – but of course, valentines kits don’t get made in ones sleep – so my utter laziness is your gain -


I’ll probably just keep this up like today and tomorrow, so spread the word if you’d like, and you can download it HERE, the grunge is a bit intense on the solids, but that is how I personally love it, so you’ll have to let me know what you think.

Oh, and while I’m blogging, don’t miss my newest doodles up at SSD:

I made them as brushes and stamps, and also as grungy paper doodles, so you can take your pick they are over in the Shoppe at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Okay well that is all for me – i need to get busy on mom stuff and designing stuff – plus, i absolutely have to take a shower! :)

Have a really really awesome valentines day everyone!

(PSST – leave me some love!)


  1. Why what in the world would you need a shower for? I wonder if Bob, Theresa or Jill have any ideas…. ;)

  2. Thank you Shawna. Great papers & great stamps at your site. Happy Valentines Day!!

  3. Thanks for the goodie! Can’t wait to see what you & Lauren are up to! Just grabbed your Fantasy kit today at SSD! Man oh man, I just LOVE that kit!

  4. Thanks for the goodie!!!! Love the colors!!!! Have a fantastic Valentine’s Day!

  5. First Happy Valentine’s Day! We don’t go out on the 14th either, it’s too crazy at the restaurants and just not fun. Love the valentines you guys made – and I think Gareth’s right – You’re cool is just the perfect thing to say. Thanks for the cute papers! :)

  6. Shawna you rock :)

  7. Thanks for the goodies Shawna! I hope you & G have nice quiet Valentine’s Day @ home! That’s exactly what we do now too, its too much hassle to go out with everyone else!

  8. Happy VDay!!! Thanks, girl! :)

  9. LOVE (see, I left ya some love)
    And WHAT is G hinting around about? Did you take a shower b4 or after the dinner?
    Better tell G to kick it up a notch. We need to make a baby this year!
    I wanna have a girl~
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you All.

  10. PS. I will absolutely HAVE to get those grungy paper doodles to add to my collection…as soon as I have some time.

  11. sometimes you just need more rest- glad you were able to get the extra you needed.
    thanks for the yummy goodies!

  12. Happy Valentine’s Day, Shawna!!!!

    Thank you for the awesome goodies! :)

  13. thanks for the papers! and those valentine pencil thingies looks so cute. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  14. Those Valentine’s are adorable!! And thank you a bunch for the paper pack as well!! It’s so sweet of you to share it with us all!!

  15. Thank you!!!

  16. OMG! I LOVE those Sweet Heart Paper Doodles!!! So cute!

    Hope you’re having a great Valentine’s Day!!

  17. Love the heart doodles!!

    Thanks for the gift! I was just looking for some “not-flat” black paper!!

  18. what a nice kit! TFS!

  19. Thanks Shawna! :)

  20. Thanks for the little kit-it’s very cute!!

  21. Love the grunge, Shawna! Fab freebie!

  22. Those solids are very cool, thanks for sharing! Hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!

  23. So glad to see you awake! ;) I’m sorry you aren’t pregnant yet tho! :( I love the papers, thanks so much! I’ve been trying to decide which heart doodles I want for a few days now, I guess I’ll just have to get both! ;)

  24. Thanks so much Shawna, I love grunge so this is cool

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