Sunday, February 13, 2011

My sweet Valentine

Hi, all - thanks for stopping by!

My wish for each of you this week is to have a very sweet, happy Valentine's Day with your loved one(s).

My hubby and I celebrated it early. We had a Groupon coupon (if you haven't joined or Living Social, you absolutely have to try it! What savings!) to a local restaurant we hadn't tried for some time. We had a delicious meal and a very nice time just spending time together. Then, we had watched one of our twins granddaughters yesterday, and her mom invited us to dinner. Very nice time with her family, too. And, I actually sent probably the first adult Valentine to my eldest daughter (the first one I've handmade for her since she was a child) and her hubby and hope to spend some wonderful time with them next Sunday. Very nice times!

Just wanted to share the card I made for my best friend, my husband of 39 years, but whom I've known since kindergarten. I believe God sends people into our lives that he knows we will need along our journey, and I am extremely blessed every day for my guy. He loves God, loves me and makes me laugh, and those are the most important qualities of a good man and a lasting marriage. My parents held hands and smooched all the time until my dad passed and, after, she always knew he was with her constantly. That was the type of marriage I always wanted and, fortunately, God's blessed me with that same type of relationship. I pray that you, too, will have such a relationship in your life!

I actually cased this very neat card from Amber Hight (AmberDawn on SCS):
(Thanks for sharing and inspiring, Amber!) I'm submitting my version to Crazy 4 Challenges C4C74.

I loved the image and that simple, yet meaningful, sentiment from My Favorite Things. Now, I love all things vintage, so this was a little stretch for me, but I think it turned out well - made my hubby smile, so that's good! SU Riding Hood Red and Basic Black were used for the cs. The striped paper was from a digital collection from ScrapGirls. I embossed the hearts from the stamp set with SU silver dp. The red heart was cut and embossed with the Swirls Cuttlebug ef.

I am fairly new to Copics, so I followed Amber's excellent coloring idea (and hope I did her artwork justice!). Stickles were used to give the flapper dress a bit of glitz, as well as the button on the collar of the guy. Finally, rhinestone brads from SU were placed on each corner for a slight bit more bling.

Hope you all have a wonderful, fill-your-heart-with-love kind of Valentine's Day!


Know the love of Christ ... so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.--Ephesians 3:19

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful Valentine's Day card! I'm sure your hubby loved it!