Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Is........

Thought that might get your attention.  Valentine's Day is.....what is your answer?  For many years Valentine's Day to me was a made up commercial day that had florists and chocolate manufacturers jumping for joy.   It was a day where there was romance everywhere you looked.  The expectations I put on myself and others NEVER lived up to the image in my head. It was NEVER perfect. But for me this year, I am choosing to put a positive spin on things.  I am choosing to celebrate the people in my life with all of their imperfections.  I am choosing to spend tomorrow being happy, not grumpy because things weren't as planned (or lack of plans in most cases that disappointed me!) I chose to make and send Valentine's cards to my grandchildren which you can see HERE.  I am choosing on Monday to have the card up that I made for my hubby as part of a creative blog hop.  And it will be after Valentine's Day because I am blessed with a wonderful husband who is part of my creative support system, that is, he reads this blog.  I am choosing to make treats with my Mom and spending time laughing as we get it right.  I am choosing joy.

I do have a creative project to share with you today.  It is a Valentine's card that I made for an on-line friend whom I have never met as part of a swap.  My hobby has given me a chance to meet some incredibly talented people and I am so glad I get to be a part of the paper crafting world on line.  One goal for this grow that connection.

Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Doodlebug Lovebugs
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Lacey Ovals
~ Nestabilities Classic Ovals (LG)
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Sentiments ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin
~ My Creative Time "Just A Note to Say"
Ink~ Memento Rosebud
Stickles ~ Xmas Red
Canvas Heart ~ Recollections
Glossy Accents
Flowers, Bling ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of Hannah:

Copics Used:  E00, E01, E11, E13, E25, E29, E35, E49, R11, R12, R14, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, W1, W3, W5, W7

I am glad you could come by.  And to all who are celebrating tomorrow, I wish you a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!  And to those of you who are not enamored with the day like me,  I wish you joy.  

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

P.S.  I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Through the Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #46 ~ Anything Goes


  1. Lovely card thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

  2. Love it​!​ Fabulous card!​ Thanks for sharing ​your talent​ with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!

  3. gorgeous card, Thanks for joining us at CFAS Hugs Tina (DT) x


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