Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, February 8, 2010

Good morning! I hope you all had a good weekend and survived the Super Bowl.  I watched up until half time and then had to get to work on todays card.  I had an unexpected long weekend being off on Friday and still only made it into my scraproom last night.

Jordan was home sick on Friday which means I had to call in.  Greg & I take turns and, thankfully, it doesn't happen often.  Poor little guy inherited my sinus problems.  I spent all day reading my latest book purchase and finished it Saturday morning.  The book was The Help and if you haven't read it I strongly recommend it.  That was the first time in a very long time that I spent the entire day curled up with a book and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it!  Saturday afternoon I went to a Stampin Up card party and I will be back tomorrow with my make & takes- we made 10 cards- 2 of each design.

Ok on to todays card which is for Sunshine Monday.  I have made another Valentine card, this one for Jordan to send to Nana & Papa and used the image Love Soars

I must say I really love this little image and is perfect for Nana & Papa!  My cardstock is Stampin Up and my dp is from Reminisce- it is double side- with the stripes and phrases. I used my nestie for the scalloped circle and my cricut for my heart charm and tag- it's from the Fabulous Finds cartridge.  I used pink flocks on my heart and brown embossing power on the heart outline and accented with a half pearl.  I found a wonderful tutorial somewhere on how to create clouds on your paper and it worked so easily!!  I found it on someone's blog but can't remember whose but I know you can probably find it on You Tube.
Jordan has the card all ready for me to mail and included a print out of a picture of a toy he wants for his birthday- it's on the 18th.  Children are so subtle, haha. If Greg knew he would be disgusted but my mother, I am sure, will be amused.

There is still time to get this image or any of the other Valentine images offered- that's one of the beauties of digital- just head on over to Sunshine & Giggles.  We currently have blog candy being offered too! It's open to ALL bloggers and is in honor of the One World One Heart bloghop.  If you are not familiar with OWOH you can find all the details there.  It is so much fun- so far I have visited 200 of the over 1000 blogs that have entered and the talent out there is just incredible- talent from every genre imaginable.

Ok- this is getting quite lengthy- now I need to cover the challenges
Sketch Saturday - provided the awesome sketch for my card
Stamp Something- Love Somethings
Stampin for the Weekend- Valentine Themed

Be sure to check out the Sunshine & Giggles design team to see their wonderful creations.


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i just love the colors with this image! and your plane looks sooooo real!

hugs :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card Janice!!!

*Vicki* said...

Such a darling creation!! Love the pretty colors and image!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!! :)

Erin... said...

so fun!!! wonderful little image! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card, Janice:O) Love that fab image, and your colouring is awesome! Great design.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

crafty amy said...

Oh no I hope Jordan is all better.
This card is great I love the way you have coloured the sky it looks so real :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Sonia said...

wow! i looove this card! I think your valentine stampsare your best yet!