Saturday, February 6, 2010

Curious Cupid

I'm getting ready for our Curious Cupid celebration at school. It's just like Secret Santa, but between the craziness of the December holidays and the fact that not all the staff celebrate Christmas, many moons ago folks decided to liven up February with Curious Cupid. I have to say it is wonderful! We deliver little gifts, with or without a hint, for three days prior to Valentine's Day (or this year right before vacation week) and then have a big Reveal Breakfast before school. You have never seen so much red, white, and pink in one place! All the big reveal final gifts are passed out and there are many hugs. :)
This card was made using Memory Box cards, Marvy heart punches, StazOn saddle brown ink, flourish stamps and a french/latin? stamp for the patterning. I used stickles to ad bling to the hearts and the paper with flourishes is a poor man's polished stone technique. I call it that 'cause I didn't use true glossy paper. It was some scrap paper that had enough thickness to handle the Adirondack inks and enough shine to give a little polish effect.
I really enjoy our Curious Cupid tradition. At my church growing up we used to bake cookies and put them into decorated coffee cans to deliver to shut-ins. Some of the classrooms write letters to folks at the senior center or sent care packages to soldiers. Do you have any Valentine traditions? I'd love to hear about them, so please share them. Your tradition may be an inspiration to someone else. :)

Here's to hoping your week is filled with joy, love, and happy surprises!

39 comments:

  1. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo.

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  2. What a sweet card in such wonderful colors. It almost matches your blog! Love the hearts and all the details, the inked edges are perfect for that soft effect. Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

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  3. Our valentine tradition at home is heart shaped waffles for breakfast,the kids love it :)

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  4. Oh what a wonderful way to enjoy Valentine's Day TFS. Your card is very elegant and is just perfect for the I Love You..."Sweetheart" Challenge at ABC Toys & Crafts.

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  5. Beautiful card!! I love the lovely design and distressing!! Thanks for playing along with us at DCRU this week!!
    Sheri~DCRU DT

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  6. Moriah your card is a real stunner! Like the inking, the flourishes and your muted tones. Very pretty...thanks for sharing this with the DCRU Team.

    Smiles!
    Gwen DT@DCRU

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  7. Beautiful card i love the colours you've used, Curious Cupid celebration sounds fab. Thanks for joining the Sophisticats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

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  8. Moriah, just gorgeous! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at DCRU this week!!
    Cara DCRU DT

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  9. This card is so pretty! I love the stickles you added to the hearts!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at La-La Land Crafts!

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  10. Very pretty! Love the way you used ♥HEARTS♥ on this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at LaLa Land Crafts!

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  11. Beautiful! Love the sweet Curious Cupid tradition - must add that to my list of traditions, too!

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  12. Hi Moriah,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment on my card.
    Glad to hear that my little list of challenges proved useful to you.

    I also found a challenge I hadn't come across before here on your blog; Sparkle Creations- will check it out. I just recently found a Christmas Card Challenge Blog myself: "Winter Wonderland" http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

    I love this card; it's so elegant. Also your Valentine's Boquet Card is gorgeous and very eye catching.

    Take care,

    Sandy

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  13. So sweet and lovely.
    Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge at Stamp Something.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

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  14. What a fab Idea, your school must be a fun place to be...great card, love it, thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

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  15. what a lovely card and such yummy colours! Thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations

    Hugs Lexi xxx

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  16. Very elegant and vintage. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnaps.

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  17. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations with your LOVELY work!

    Saskia :)

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  18. Gorgeous card

    Thanks for taking part in my challenge and joining us over at Sophisticats this week.

    Jan x

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  19. Stunning work
    Thanks for playing along at lexis Creations

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  20. Moriah what a beautiful cupid card! I hope you have a fun time with the Curious Cupid..that sounds like so much fun! Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog and leave such a sweet comment! :)
    Hugs~ Kim

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  21. Stunning card!!! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!!

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  22. Hi Moriah, this is just gorgeous - so pretty and feminine! Love the dreamy photography too, really goes well with this gem of a card! Jo x

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  23. Very beautiful card!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T!
    Hugs,
    Eiglas
    x

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  24. What an elegant card! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week in our Valentine/love challenge! Cheers Claire x

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  25. This is so adorable!! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar ... we do hope you'll come back next week!!

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  26. Love the softness of your card!!! Great job Moriah!!! Thanks for playing this week at DCRU!!!

    Sammye Jo
    DCRU DT

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  27. Great card - thanks for playing along with Paperplay this week.

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  28. a very sweet and classic love card! thanks for playing with the Makeup 4 the Weekend Challenge!

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  29. beautiful card, thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

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  30. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Makeup 4 the weekend!

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  31. What a cute card, Moriah - and a great tradition - I like the sound of "Curious Cupid"!!! Have fun!!!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

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  32. A Gorgeous card, love the hearts and the colouring. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Suzi x

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  33. Just lovely. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    hugs,Tanja

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  34. Such a sweet, classy card! Thanks for sharing with us at our hop at TPE!

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  35. The colours and vintage feel of this card are great, really like what you've done! Thanks for joining in at SFTW :o) Kate

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  36. Such an elegant card :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend.

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  37. This has such a rich feel to it with this colour combo I love it and the touches of sparkle are beautiful :D
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

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  38. beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!