Archive for February, 2013


Friday, February 15th, 2013

I am a very lucky woman. I have had Brian, my wonderful husband, best friend & soul mate by my side for 18 years. He was sent to me at a time in my life when I truly had decided to never get married “ever again”. I thought that if there was a “good man, best friend, soul mate” out there for me and the “love angels” stuck him to a door and sprayed a big red heart around him, I would still miss him. This is when Brian re-entered my life. I remember being courted …I mean really courted. He spoiled me rotten, flowers, candy, wine, peanut butter (I love peanut butter) … he was on a mission, he wanted me and I wanted him “right back”. Although I had known him most of my life, for we actually went to the same schools and the same church but we were “just friends”. I am so blest that our friendship grew into love and “that” amazing love has been all around me these past 18 years. We have been thru thick & thin, good times and bad times. Brian has supported, comforted, simply loved me and I am so grateful to God, the angels and all that is good for bringing into my life. I will never cease to be amazed that he is mine. With that, here is his card that I created for him for “this” year’s Valentine’s Day …. I love you honey … YOU are STILL THE ONE !

Of course the card … every part of the card (except the fibers) started out as pieces of my white “Superstock” that you can buy thru Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. It is still my favorite cardstock. 130lb white, matte cardstock that will take all I can throw at it and then some. Amazing for just about everything I create with my rubber stamps.

I used two sets of wonderful text from “Impression Obsession”. The text on the front of the card is from CL433, “Love you, MIss you” and for the inside I added images from CL425, “Truly, Madly, Deeply”.

I choose to use the pigment line of ink from Clearsnap, dune & black¬†(I also used cranberry but forgot to put it in the photo) and of course clear, Top Boss for my images for I know that this card will go on the hutch of Brian’s desk and will remain there for a long time. His Christmas card is still up there and so is his birthday card from last year. I love that he appreciates and enjoys the cards that I make for him but I do worry that in just a couple more “special days” that you won’t be able to see “his hutch” for cards (lol)! By the way … that dune stamp pad is at least 10 years old or older … BUT I have the reinker so this stamp pad will probably be in my collection and good to go for another 10 years & more.

The frame for our photo was started with a “Superstock” white panel that was covered with “Be Creative” tape … the best two-sided, thin tape in the industry for holding glitter and never letting go. It is available in widths from 1/8″ to 12″ wide and in sheets too. It was perfect for my base layer of the frame that was “Glitter Ritz’s”, micro fine glitter in “regal red” from “In the Making”.¬†Call Haroldine at “Be Creative” or Deanna Pannell from “In the Making” THEY ARE the originators of that burnished velvet technique that we have all loved here in Canada for so many years. Since developing that they have created so many more techniques with the glitter, dies and more. You WANT TO take a class from these ladies … they are simply “the best” at “everything that shimmers because of glitter” and they always, always have new ideas. ENJOY!