Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Are you planning something romantic tonight to celebrate? I hope that you will get to spend some special time with those you important it is that we take the time to tell and show what we feel!

Valentine's Day is a special day to me for more than one reason! It was my due-date when I was pregnant with Matthew! We were so very excited for him to's hard to believe he'll be fifteen years old in a few more days!

I think it is appropriate to use an i {heart} papers stamp set today! Not long ago I made a card with a similarly shaped heart motif on it. The idea was inspired by some decorative wood Christmas decorations that I've had for ages. I liked the heart's squared-off edges so much that I decided to CASE myself! Today's card uses the Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder and some sponging to bring some subtle color (Blush Blossom) to the white cardstock in the background. The designer paper is forever old, and provides a terrific splash of traditional red to an otherwise muted yet dramatic color scheme. I stamped the small heart image from Hero Arts' Many Hearts on a piece of heart-shaped cardstock, then again on a scrap to cut out and pop up. In the close-up you can see the sparkle that a Spica glitter pen adds to the design. All the edges are inked lightly and distressed heavily. I just love that look.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day...remember how special your loved ones are, and that you are special too! And don't forget to check out the i {heart} papers ads at Split Coast Stampers! Sale is on through Sunday!


  1. Hi Deb! I totally love your card! My husband has to work V-Day night so we are grilling steaks (in 30 degree weather...brr!) and having ice cream cake as a late lunch early dinner. I'm looking forward to it. I hope you enjoy your day! :o)

  2. What a lovely Valentine for today...I get to share not only Valentine's Day, but also his birthday with my fabulous husband! this dau is super special to me! Have a wonderful day...enjoy it together!!

  3. This card is adorable!! Deb I PM's you at SCS. I'm Melisa from Jax! I was so excited to see your response to my "jax group" post!

  4. WOW! That heart is so gorgeous!! Love it!! :) TFS!!

  5. Hi Deb!
    They let me leave a message!
    Love this card alot. It's modern and fun! You are so creative. You NEED to sell your cards to unimaginative creatively challenged people like myself. (hint)