Saturday, February 16, 2013

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You Card

I have the most amazing husband who showers me with love, kindness, and gifts. This week I surprised him with a reservation to a quaint restaurant for a romantic dinner. We don't eat out often because I have serious food allergies. We also live in the country which makes a long day for him if he drives home to get me and then back to the city. We found this restaurant in Excelsior Springs which is only 11 miles from us. The Ventana has a nice menu and a pianist who serenaded us with love songs. I knew this would be a treat for him as well as for me. He surprised me with a rose and four large storage organizers for paper crafters. I made this card for him to share my love and appreciation.

I used this lovely sketch from Designed to Delight's I Heart Sketches #5:

I tried two new things, mixing masculine and feminine papers to represent the two of us and tying two buttons together with one bow. Just a little subtle symbolism. I also wanted the card to be Clean And Simple in style. I wanted to keep the CAS design of this card on the inside, as well.

I loved the pattern of the pink Chantilly paper and repeated it with an embossing folder just the right size for a paper strip. (I've always loved the fact that my hubby isn't prejudiced against pink.) The stamps, ink, papers (Chantilly & Roxy) , red button, and waxy flax are all from Close To My Heart. Spellbinder's made the heart circle die and the embossing folder that matches my pink paper is from Cuttlebug.

Thank you for visiting and may God bless your life with loving friends and family.

2 Sisters Challenge #131 - Love or Valentine
Amusing Challenge - use the word "You" and no digi
Aud Sentiments - show the inside sentiment
A Gem of a Challenge #67 - Dies or Punches
Crafty Calendar Challenge (February) - Love and Marriage
Designed to Delight's I Heart Sketches #5 - sketch
Fab 'n' Funky #158 - What's Inside? (decorate the inside)
Heart2Heart - Love is in the air with Close To My Heart products
Little Claire's Designs - Love and Romance



Calypso's Crafts said...

Oh this is such a wonderful card!! Love the mix of colors. Thank you for joining us this week at Delightful Inspiration Sketch #5.

Pat said...

Lovely card, great doily and heart, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Paige Dolecki said...

Any husband who surprises his wife with a rose AND scrapbook storage containers knows her well and deserves a dinner out! I hope you both had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Thanks for sharing this terrific card with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week! I really like the color combination - adding a dash of Sweet Leaf really spiced it up!

Paige - DT

Jennifer said...

This is so very lovely! Wonderful heart with the buttons! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart]!

Shirley Ross said...

Chantilly and Roxie love it!! Great card thank you for joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges.

Shirley - DT

Beccy said...

Ohh love that doily - thanks for sharing with fab n funky.

Beccy x

Chris said...

Thank you so much for playing along with my Amusing Challenges all about "you" last week! Love your card, it's beautiful! Have a great week!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely layout. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
Debbie x