Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Another lovey holiday has come upon us. It's kind of been a crappy day actually. I did get flowers yesterday and today too. That was nice. But...I woke up nauseous from the new "crotch cancer fightin' pills" they gave me. It made me late for work which started the whole day off wrong. It was a super busy day which I suppose made the day go by fast, but I was still sitting there lonely for sheer fact of the holiday waving it's big stupid cupid baby in my face. And to make the holiday even more fantastic is the fact that my beau just happened to bring up how he dislikes the holiday due to something concerning his ex who's been on his mind, and now he's not sure if he's even into being in a relationship right now. Would it be okay if I just cry for a second? Oops, too late to ask for permission. Here it comes... Arg! Soldiers are supposed to be able to control this. Okay. Okay. It's over. We're trained to suppress things. LOL! Why am I always rebound girl? Anyway, HAPPY Valentine's Day! Here's what I did: I used the Scenic Route Loveland collection for this card because I super duper LOVE IT! I love all their paper. Anyhow, I cut the pink circle with my Circle Scissor using mark 150 which made the card slightly smaller than 6" across. I wanted it to fit in a 6x6 envelope so this worked out well. I made sure to leave the top edge uncut, so I would still have a card that opens. I then took the Scrap Strip (my favorite) and cut the strips into 3/4" wide pieces and adhered them with a tape runner. I then used Basic Black from SU! to faux stitch the edges. The polka dot heart blended in too much with the top strip also being white-based so I inked the edges of the heart in Lipstick Red ColorBox chalk ink. The 'X' and 'O' are self adhesive pieces of chipboard from Basicgrey. I used the same chalk ink to tint them to match before adhering. The green gingham ribbon is from American Crafts and the tiny little rhinestones are adhered with Stickles for double glitz. And...that's it!

18 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Happy Valentine's Day

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Hey...where's your recipe????...This is SUPER CUTE!!!!....is it for me????teehee..teehee!!HapbeeeeeValentines Day, my BFF!...check out my blog & see what Gary did for me!...who needs Cracker Barrel?!!!

Kathy W said...

Very cute valentine, Laura. Love the pink and green. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Scrapbook Mama said...

OHH my darling I send you a warm warm even though its late Valentine day hug!! ((HUG)):)
I do love your card I have a sweet spot for round cards too.

-Ellie

Alexandra said...

Very cute Laura, I love it! And tell Debbie, no, it's not for her - LOL!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Shannon said...

Hugs to you ... men do suck sometimes .... even husbands!

I just wanted to let you know I emailed you tonight with my address but I did also email you last Friday when you posted the winners. Perhaps I am going into your hotmail junk.

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

oh laura!! i just want to come and give you a big hug (with no compliments to the lady--GROSS!!!), but you have just been through the dating wringer here lately!!! here's hoping you meet someone super nice whose been looking for someone just like you forever!!

Deb said...

Hi Laura,
Great card, Love it! :-)
Your Mr Big /Mr Right should come soon! xxxx Keep smiling :-)

Lesli said...

That is beautiful - thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

Laura,

I want to cry for you. That is so sad,your day only got worse instead of better. I do love the card. I sure hope things are looking up for you. Take care baby doll.
Later, Marceline

Sandy said...

Oh my....so sorry it was a yucko day! Goodness. Men! The card is altogether so sweet though, looks like your mojo is in love at least! :) Hugs to you!
Sandy

Pauline said...

I just came across your blog this morning. You are soooo creative! I was a Soldier for 30 years, but now I'm retired. Stay safe!

Leanne said...

You Have Some Great Work Hun.. Loving The Card..

Keep Up The Good Work and Keep Blogging.
Ill Be Back Soon To See More Of Your Lovely Work.

Love Leanne
x

JenMarie said...

Oooo, LOVE this! FABULOUS!!

jayne said...

Where are you??????? We're waiting........ Hey Lilly- get her up and going OK?

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Laura! It's been a while since I visited. I've been trying to put home, family, sleep, etc. ahead of blog stuff lately. Add to that the fact that my blogroll has grown to the point where I lose track of who I've visited recently...sigh... I'm glad I finally made it over here! I know it's been a while since you posted but you sure have some cute Valentine projects! Your dating escapades have been more fun to read than they were to experience, I'm sure. I hope everything's okay with you now. Hang in there, girl!

Mary said...

Oh my, I love this card! Great job!

lindsalita said...

love the stitching and all together color in your pieces of artwork!!