Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Sweetie

As promised, a quick second post today. This is the last of my Valentine's Day cards and this one I made for my DH. Hope he likes it cause it took me a long time to come up with this into the wee hours of the morning. I always feel that darned pressure when I'm making cards for family and friends as I have this 'perfection' thing going on in my head. Anyone else feel like that - lol?

Now I've never made a card as wide as this one before but I kinda like it - different. I'm really loving these Pink Cat Studio images. The rubber is an excellent quality and deeply etched which makes it oh so much easier to stamp.

I could have done a better job on the colouring and almost started over again but what the heck, love isn't perfect either and time is of the essence today. You know normally I'd never put purple and red together but I like the combo on this card. I found this lace ribbon at my LSS and ended up pulling the red ribbon through the holes. I'm wishing I had bought more of the lace when I had the chance. Oh well, inspiration isn't present 24/7 especially when I'm trying to justify what I'm buying and keeping to that budget I set for myself - wink.

Since it's Valentine's I thought I'd add one of the roses DH got me near the card. DH got all his girls roses in their favourite colours to celebrate. I got red, Isabelle got blue and Juliette got orange. Wow and I complain he doesn't listen. I wish I'd taken a pic of their excitement when they unwrapped the paper.

Hope you have a marvelous Valentine's Day. To my fellow Canadians, have a great long weekend and enjoy Family Day on Monday.

Hugs and Smooches,


Janna said...

Maria, this is just adorable!!! I loved the color combo and the hearts!! So, so cute!!! I am sure your husband loved it and be sure to send a photo to Melissa at Pink Cat so she can put it in the gallery! Ohhh, how sweet of your husband to get you guys roses. Happy V. day!


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh your card is adorable Maria and love the design. Love the colour combination. The lace looks so pretty running along with the gorgeous punched edge. My hubbie didn't get me flowers but don't feel sorry for me ;-) He did get me the new Miss Anya stamp set so I am a happy Bunny. Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Nikki x

Cathy said...

This is so cute!! Love Lily and Billy!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I really love this layout. Its very artistic and draws our attention to the stamped image right away. Way to go!