Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Owl Always Love You...

John and I met online over a decade ago (as near as we can figure we chatted off and on for about a year or so casually before we actually met).  Tomorrow is groundhog day and the 10th anniversary of us meeting in person. 

My life has changed a lot in the years since we met and I have so much to thank him for.  He's my soul mate in every sense of the word.  We've been through a lot and just keep getting closer.  He makes me laugh, comforts me when I'm down and keeps me grounded.  He's a wonderful step dad to my kidlets and has spent so much time helping them to become the awesome people that they are and will be.

This is my Valentine card to him.  I did base the design off of  this card on Laurie Gibson's Blog but changed it up a bit to make it mine.

I used the Cuttlebug hearts folder to emboss the cherry cobbler card stock and layered that panel on basic black on the white card base.  Punched the owls in basic black with the 2 step owl punch from SU!  The branches and wing are punched in bb with the SU! bird punch.  I used a circle nestie to cut out the moon, which is sprayed with Smooch spritz to give it a bit of a shimmer.  Too bad that part doesn't show too well in the photo.  I highlighted the branches and wing with a clear glitter spica pen and put red stickles on the lovey hearts above their heads.   The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set in cherry cobbler ink and punched with the word window punch over modern label mat.  I love that these three pieces work so well together.  The fluffy red bow was made with ribbon from my stash, probably off of a pair of Christmas pj's that I saved.  It matched like it was made for that color family. 

I am very pleased with how this turned out and hope he likes it too.  :) 

Have a great day and take the time to give your loved ones a big hug today.  They deserve it.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Mel..... I LOVE this card. You did a fantastic job. If John doesn't like this I'll have to give him a kick in the behind. You really put a lot of time and effort into all the details. It looks great. :)