Thursday, February 3, 2011

{romaine roses....}

heartfelt valentines

easy as 1..2..3
1.cut off bottom bit of your romaine lettuce
2. using the lettuce piece as your stamp.. press into an ink pad
and then onto a plain card/paper
3. *sigh* pretty roses everywhere
{I made Valentine cards and wrapping paper}
perfect for Friday Pretties
{for more pretties visit sweet joyce at I love pretty things}
may your weekend be filled with love & roses


Pamela said...

How very clever of you Koralee!!

Trisha said...

So clever and so pretty!!


Candylei said...

Cabbage roses! So cute. I love these.

Missy said...

That is such a cute idea! thank you for sharing! I will be doing that for Vday.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Koralee Sweetie...
How beautiful these are. Inexpensive for a stamp as well. I thank you SO much for sharing with me. I can't wait to give these a try.

Have a beautiful Friday sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Blessed Serendipity said...


Everlasting Blooms said...

Can you please stop being so creative?? {of course I'm joking...} but really? I LOVE that! what a great idea, I never would have thought of that! Lettuce of all things :)

~ Happy Friday to you Koralee!

birdie blue said...

so pretty, koralee. i wouldn't have guessed romaine lettuce...

i hope your friday is wonderful, my friend.


Carousel Dreams said...

Oh sweet!

Maria said...

Koralee, Koralee!
You are so amazing!
This is extraordinarily clever ~

We had romaine tonight... I'm going to go check to see what we left behind in the veggie drawer {hoping the whole bottom is still there}
...then, bringing it to school tomorrow to show and tell.
We're all so blessed to have you in our lives

♥ hearts to you,

I am thrilled to be in the path of your creative energies!

{hugs} and {smiles}

Unknown said...

GOOD Golly that is JUST Beautiful!!! wow oxo

Sue Pinner said...

Wonderful idea...thanks for sharing love it
Hugs x

i.ikeda said...

So cute. Who knew lettuce could be so versatile? I might incorporate this idea into a valentine candy bag project that I'm trying to finish. I'll def post some pictures if I do. xoxo

Lynn said...

That is very creative! Great use of color and texture. I've joined the "Friday Pretties" link list this week. Have a great weekend!

Simple Home said...

What an adorable idea Koralee!!
Have a wonderful weekend ♥

Miles Of Style said...

what an incredibly cute DIY...just perfect for valentine's day. think i'll give it a shot today. thanks for sharing Koralee!


Maaike said...

What a great idea Koralee! Well done, that must have turned out beautiful. Have a happy weekend,
love Maaike

Rosie said...

WOW! That is CrAzY! Lovin' this can I use this at the shop?
Thanks dear one. Have a wonderful weekend...full of LOVE...xoxo...Rosie

Unknown said...

What a cute idea, Dee ;-) x

Anonymous said...

Koralee, that is so lovely. I would never have guessed they were from a romaine lettuce. LOL when I saw the first photo I actually thought "wow those roses do look like romaine lettuce"....took me a couple of seconds to twig. I love it.

Lisa x

Unknown said...

How cute is THAT? I LOVE! Gotta give that a shot! Thanks Koralee you crafty girl, you!

Farmgirl Hugs!
Heather :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea Koralee!
Have a nice weekend dear.

lilybets said...

..ihhhh genial!!.But the base of my romaine lettuce doesn't want to go in the pink colour ....
..come in my blog, there is a Candy!!!.Enjoy your week end!.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a very neat idea, Koralee...I am going to try it!


Anonymous said...

This is so sweet ^_^
Thankoo for the lovely comment on my blog, I am now following you as your blog is also adorable!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Koralee,
That is genius....what a wonderful effect that you can get with that idea.
....and, many, many thanks for your lovely comment and birthday wishes....they mean so much.....and, I'm still celebrating !!!!
Have a beautiful and rosy weekend.

Martina said...

It makes me happy to see all these pretty roses and hearts here - pure lovliness and joy! What a cute idea for a print, must try this! Friday hugs :)

It's me said...

O and roses !! life is filled with that !!!.....happy friday pretties love love

Sem Nome said...

wordless I a bright idea, sweet Koralee! I might try this!
Love!! Bela

methartzielvansil said...

Colours are perfect
Like art.
Very well done.
Have a good weekend.
Love with heart and soul fom Sil.

erin's art and gardens said...

omg...i adore this idea!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW!!! I am going out TODAY to find me some romaine! Koralee, you are truly a creative educator! The kids could make these! My, are a gift from above in so many is Friday dearest....are you excited? Are you dancing? LET'S GO AND ATTACK!!! In love, of course!!!

BISES! Anita

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

your are so creative!

Janet xox

andrea creates said...

such a cool idea! and no 2 are ever alike :)

Ingrid said...

Hello Koralee what a great idea!love the pictures!!!have a lovely weekend x

Sue said...

I would never have even dreamed of this one. How perfect!

Unknown said...

I Love this!!! How clever! and so environmentally thinking!
reuse recycle ReLive!!!

malia said...

Ok this is so wonderful... lovely idea!!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This is one lovely idea, my friend. I did know about the potato stamp but this looks so much better. Will try this for sure.
I like Maria's words very much
'I am thrilled to be in the path of your creative energies!'
I do too!
Lots of love for a loveliest of weekends xxxx Our weather is very stormy so we will probably be around the fireplace most of the time xxxx

Shabbygal said...

Awesome Koralee! That is so swooney pretty for valentines day or just any ole day! Traci

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea, Koralee! Have a fantastic weekend! Hope you're able to catch a few relaxing moments.

aafke7 said...

Lovely! I will try it for sure!

Heidi said...

How do you do it...that is so cool!
Unbelievable! Happy Day friend.

Carol said...

Fabulous..."Lettuce" roses....instead of Cabbage roses!! You amaze me. I love the effect.
Happy Friday!! See you soon xo

FrenchBlue said...

Only you can wave your magic wand and make lettuce into beautiful roses~ I love them! Have a fun weekend my darling darling friend~~

Privet and Holly said...

Wow, who'd have
thought? Well,
Koralee, of course : )!
Happy weekend,
kind, creative friend!
xx Suzanne

Anonymous said...

well you know
what some of
my Valentines
are going to
look like now
don't you!!!
this is so
you for sharing
and have a
wonderful weekend

Anonymous said...

this is such a great idea....usually the best ideas are simple and sweet!

here's another thought for you!

if you wanted to decorate a plate of veggies with this could, instead of using an ink pad....dip your vegetable in beet juice! it would stain it and still be edible, or safe to be on or near your veggie platter!

sometimes my daughter and I stain our mashed potatoes with beet juices..and it is all Pink and Pretty!

have a good one...stop in for coffee today!

ciao bella


Sarah Knight said...

Oh, that is too cool!
What a fun stamping project : )

Marilyn Miller said...

Definitely clever and I just love the idea. For sure now I will be looking at my lettuce differently and other fruits & veggies too.

Unknown said...!!!! i am so going to do this! that is the cutest idea koralee! i LoVe it! and your pictures are perfect! xoxo

The Red Umbrella said...

Too clever for words. Except these.

Gloria said...

Gorgeous, dear Koralee,,,as always!!! :)

I love your heart apple on your sidebar too... very cute!!!! :)

Have a sweet weekend full of joy!!

Gloria xoxo

Elizabeth said...

How clever is that! You are good! :]
Have a wonderful day!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Finally - use for those romaine bits that I hate to throw out!! Wish I'd seen this before I went grocery shopping today because I would have picked up some romaine just so I could try this!

fernandflora said...

Oh my goodness. This is brilliant - and so so pretty! You never fail to amaze you creative, crafty woman!

paperbird said...

love LOVE this dear Koralee.
I can't wait to try this.
You always amaze me by the beauty you find to share with each of us.
Have a beautiful weekend sweet girl,
I am going to brave the heart cake next week!

Megan Coyle said...

I LOVE this :) so clever! thank you for sharing

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening my dear. Did the Advil help? Are your pretty blue eyes working overtime, focused on your work? I am done for the week and I left a couple of spelling tests to grade on my desk. Monday is another day. Meetings galore and more standard testing, but Sat. and Sunday belong to US! I am painting a table and a church pew and Ruben is building his closet organizer. Things are humming along and no snow....ahhhh! Peace to you and a blessed rest. Tomorrow is a new day, Anita

Shell said...

That is ingenious, my friend. Love it. Have a wonderful weekend.

Julie said...

That is so cool, I must try it. Darn I already went to the store today. Will there is always tomorrow!!!

francis said...

OH YES you make my day Koralee.
What a wonderful idea and amazing result !
Traveling blogs I smeel a theme .... Roses all around . Roses are in the air ..... in the blogs ... In my house the grape hyacinths are smelling and smelling and smelling ......
Roses not yet ...
Happy weekend Koralee

Decor To Adore said...

Oh so pretty!

I am hosting a Valentine giveaway on my blog and I hope you will stop by and enter.

Have a lovely weekend.

Rizzi said...


Monica said...

Wow, this is really a great idea!! Thanks for sharing it.

By the Bluegrass said...

Adore! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

soooo cute! thank you will definitely make one of these :)

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