Thursday, February 12, 2009

Vanlentine and news

Happy Thursday you all!!! I hope you had a great day yesterday. I had a wonderful day. My younger sister made me an Aunt for the um...5th time over. She is my best friend (next to my husband) and there isn't anything I wouldn't do for her. That is why I feel so horrible that I wasn't there when she had any of her kids. I did get to go visit shortly after she had her second child but other than that no.
I was so overcome with emotions that I started crying while on the phone with her. Isn't that horrible? She was concerned for me but really it truly was because I was just so happy. I sit her typing this getting tears in my eyes again.
Let's get on with the card, shall we? This way maybe I can put my emotions in check :) I finally sat down to make a card for my husband for Valentine's Day. We have no special plans but taking our boys to Sea World. Now it has been raining off and on for quite a while now and it may rain on Saturday while we are there but we are hoping it won't be too bad. Besides, how many people will really go to Sea World while it is raining?
When I woke up this morning I had an idea in my head. Mainly because I got some PTI goodies in the mail yesterday. I love getting mail. I was going to use spring rain, vintage cream and true black. But this morning I starting rummaging through blogs and noticed some people had used ocean tides. I have it but I don't think I had every used it. So I substituted spring rain for ocean tides.
I used guide lines, polka dot basics and my new stamp set I got yesterday (the very first stamp set by PTI) Paper Tray. I actually also used Gina K.'s stamp set Whimsical Autumn.
I also took some more faux stitching (rub-ons) and a bunch of buttons from a bag I bought at wal-mart (I think). The cardboard flower is from Michael's dollar stash and the paper flower is either from Michael's or Joann's.
I really should find a way to write this stuff down so I can be sure I am not lying to you. Or at least know what I am talking about so in case you guys want to know I can tell you for sure.
Well, that is it. It isn't the card I had in my head when I woke up this morning but it is the card I ended up with. I am pleased with it.
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Lorie said...

This is so pretty! I think you did a great job! Congrats on being an aunt again, too! :o)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

What a great card! Love the softness of the colors! And congrats Auntie x5!!