Monday, February 14, 2011

The Best Thing About Me...

Happy Valentines Day!!

By the title, it sounds as if I was going to talk about myself! LOL!!  Nope! But my card will explain it.

I hope you all have some wonderful plans in place to give and receive lots of love today!! For me, this  holiday usually will take place after because of the schedule dh holds, it never can happen on the actual holiday! LOL!  But after 11 years, I am used to it! We actually have a wonderful weekend planned and my mother  is coming in to watch the kids!  This should be fun as we rarely get to escape for a weekend!

Today I want to share with you the card I made for my hubby.  We had some family photos taken right after he returned from Iraq this past October and I wanted to use a photo that I really like of us that really shows who we are.  We are always laughing and having fun. I was gearing for a normal shot of us on the beach, when at the last minute dh threw me down and tackled me! But it came out good!

So, as you can see, the title is my card! DH really is the best thing about me! I wanted to keep this card pretty subtle and not too frilly.  Masculine... I used SU! Kraft cs, some fun American Crafts dp, and red corrugated paper. (remember that?!) I then took some chipboard I had for the frame and covered it with some K&Co self adhesive mat paper and sanded off the remaining using my Basic Grey files.  I then added some SU! CC twill ribbon across the middle and a chipboard heart which I colored with my Copic marker and covered it with some Ranger Glossy Accents. I distressed the edges added some Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tea Dye.  The sentiment is a Gina K set called Love Notes which I stamped and cut apart and also distress with some ink and popped up.  I finished the inside to match.

I would have shared with you my Valentines for the kids, but I didn't realize until I went to transfer the photo that that file was corrupt. So, since I have already sealed the envie for them,  I will retake the photo when they wake up and open the card and share with you tomorrow.  I have always made Valentines for my kids since probably Pre-K, and they really look forward to them every year. (Either that or they just look forward to the treat that goes along with it! LOL!)  I will never forget when they were in Pre-K and at a stage where lunchboxes fascinated them. They would fill it with all sorts of "trinkets" and carry it to school.  One day, months later after Valentines, I opened it up to be sure no frogs or insects were in them, and I found my Valentines.  They continued to carry that heart Valentine until almost the next year!  I guess you can say it was a proud Mamma moment!  : )  This years Valentine is non-traditional with Robots.  I hope they like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek and hearing my story! Have a loving Valentines Day!!


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the idea of using a photo.

  2. Happy Valentine's Day! Gorgeous card!

  3. Just love this!! It looks like it should be framed. Love the corrugated paper and how you used the photo!

  4. Darn comment has not posted 3 times now... gggrr... Okay
    LOVE this Deb. Totally cool Valentine! I hope you had a great evening. Hugs.


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