Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Honey and Me!

The photo I used for this card is actually of me and my hubby several years ago at a wedding. One of my daughters was sitting across from us and took the picture...after I stealthily indicated what I planned to do! My poor husband does not particularly like "public displays of affection"! But he really is a good sport. Even after all these years (36 now) he still chuckles and gets that "what did I get myself into?" look on his face.
My true Valentine!


One of the challenges I'm putting this card in has a photo for inspiration of a little girl kissing a little boy on the cheek....SO similar to my old photo! I just HAD to do this one!
Not real happy with how the colors are showing in the photo above...the zigzag printed cs is black and off-white...not brown! Not sure why it looks brown?? And can you tell that the little "love" birds are silver embossed just like the hearts and sentiment? They are.
Oh well.
Here is my list of ingredients:
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo "Love & Friendship", Stampin Up "I Love You"
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Circles Lg", "Exquisite Circles",
little birds ??? (got them on Ebay)
Cardstock: K&Company "Julianne", American Crafts "Soho Garden"
Embossing: TH Distress "Embossing Ink", PSE "Silver Glitter"
Embellishments: Ribbon, sequins, rhinestone flowers, rhinestones...all from my gigantic stash!

Challenges:
wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #119 "Anything Goes"
inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - #50 "Designer's Choice" (flowers, ribbon, bling)
shoppingourstash.blogspot.com - #138 "Oh, Shiny"
craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com - #70 "Show Us Some Romance"
trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com - #155 "Sketch + twist: hearts & flowers"
pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com - #94 "Photo inspiration"
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982009296475/

17 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Yes to the embossing. Check to see if your setting is WARM or it might be too light. It doesn't seem sensible but the card is BEAUTIFUL as is. Gloria,
Very vibrant and colorful. Thank you for sharing this lovey art with us, I really enjoy seeing your unique styles. Blessings, Carole Word Art Wednesday DT
Five of your family friendly cards, tags or projects are welcomed each week.

jimlynn said...

These are the absolute best kind of cards since they bring back so many wonderful memories! Plus - it's gorgeous! And yes, I love that colors on it! So many details and just beautiful.
Lynn

Sarah said...

Beautiful card! I think it's a great idea to use a photo of yourselves on your card, makes it extra special.
Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning card with a great story. Love that you added the photo and those colors are beautiful together. I love everything about this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

M said...

Ah yes, you and your husband could be the two children, grown up. Perfect for our challenge! And a lovely project, beautifully embellished. Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges. Come back next week!
Marina

Barbara Godden said...

Everything about this is gorgeous, love the photo, love the sketch and the embossing, it's the whole package congrats on 36 years. thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Oh Shiny challenge.

Karen Letchworth said...

SO pretty, Sandie. I love the picture and how you showcased it. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge this week, and please stop by again soon. It's always greatly appreciated.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card, love the photo and all the silver mbossing.
Thanks for joining in at the LCI challenge this fortnight.

Kath x

Lyndsey Turner said...

Fabulous card, love the personal touch with the photo. Thanks for joining us at LCI this challenge Lyndsey xx

Donna said...

Love it! Your photo is a great take on the inspiration photo! I love the colours and all the layers...just gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping our Stash for the "Oh Shiny" challenge this week.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Your card is just gorgeous & perfect for our Show Some Romance Challenge!
Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Brilliant card love the photo. Thanks for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison x

Emily said...

So perfect for our Pinspirational challenge this week. What a very sweet picture and story. Love it!

Hayley Kew said...

Awww shucks this is cute :) Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, we hope to see you again soon!!!

Rose said...

this is awesome and so sweet :) So glad you joined us on Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week!

Nonni said...

What a great project! I love the silver embossing and the colors -really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Yvonne Garner said...

Well done! Precious. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!