Hello SCT friends!  Thank you for joining us on this fabulous Thursday.  You must have known love is in the air today!  Love for the sun that's shining here in Ontario, love for the beautiful spring issue our team is putting together and love for the fact that Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away.  Whether you celebrate this day devoted to love or not, in the papercraft world we LOVE seeing all the beautiful projects and cards created for it!

Today our friends at Paper Smooches are joining us to share some sweet cards they created with the new Valentine's themed products owner Kim Hughes created!

Kalyn Kepner-LoveCherish-Dies





"Valentine's theme products are always a blast to conceptualize and draw.  I love hearts and loving sentiments, so I thought it would be fun to create whimsical stamps and dies to make a bold statement on Valentine's day and all year around." Kim Hughes, Owner, Paper Smooches

How do you celebrate Valentines?  I would love to hear your best Valentine's story too!  I'll go first…  

I'll never forget one of our first Valentine's that we were married, my husband sweetly ordered a very overpriced dozen long stemmed roses to be delivered on that day to me at work.  By the time we were heading to bed that evening he seemed irritated at me.  When I asked if anything was wrong he said "didn't you like the flowers I sent you?"  I answered "I didn't receive any flowers today."   The next day he contacted the florist and they finally arrived three days later.  And, as they must have been sitting in a warehouse, died the very next day!  We decided after that no more overpriced Valentines flowers but that we would write a short note to each other on that day.  I appreciate those sweet notes far more than the flowers!

Your turn!!!  Would love to hear a sweet or funny story about your Valentines Day celebrations or traditions!

Join us tomorrow as there just might be more Paper Smooches love in the air!  A special thank you for the crazy talented Paper Smooches team for joining us too!  Beautiful work ladies!

~  Catherine

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today