Hi friends! Happy FRIDAAAYYYYYYY! And, it's Valentine's Day weekend, and President's Day weekend! Lots going on and lots to celebrate right?! It was 78 degrees here the other day and the daffodils in our front yard are blooming. So pretty. The hubs and I got invited to a Valentine dessert party on Sunday night! How sweet! I haven't been to a Valentine party since I was a child. Totally looking forward to that - and being with other couples and generally having some good fun. I think we are going to go out for a little dinner tonight together. Even after 23 years I'm still so happy he is my sweet heart. I have loads of crafting to do this weekend too. So much good stuff coming up. Sunday is the launch of the March Simon Says Stamp Card Kit! Woot. You're gonna squeee with delight when you see the stamp set. Then, on Wednesday there is the new Spring product release called "Reason to Smile." So, be sure to stop by every day next week. Do you have fun plans for this weekend?
Today's card was made with all supplies from one of my favorite companies - Papertrey Ink. This stamp set with the bicycle is called Pedal Pusher and it is sooooo dang adorable! It's been a long time since I inked up this set, and I thought I could make it into a cute Valentine card. My layout was inspired by one of my very favorite crafters: Betsy Veldman. Do you love her? I do! CLICK HERE to see her card that inspired me! Read to the bottom to see what else inspired this card today! It's very special to me!
These adorable cloud dies are the very first thing I bought from PTI many years ago. I stamped the clouds and then die cut them out. I like that there is no edge of white around this particular die. Then I went back with a white gel pen and added small accents to make them look puffy! The sentiment is from another stamp set from PTI.
I couldn't resist adding a couple of little tiny red hearts!
Gingham paper makes everything better! I added a little strip of red/white gingham behind my fence dies. The bicycle is mounted to my card with foam tape, as are the clouds. How adorable is that tiny basket filled with flowers?!
We were married in Chatham, on Cape Cod. We were married in the Fall, and then we went on a two week trip around New England! I took 37 rolls of FILM on that trip! (Remember film!?) Does anyone else miss the anticipation of waiting to pick up your photos from the photo place? Sigh. The photo below is one of the pictures I took on our honeymoon and it brings back many happy memories. Sorry for the bad quality scan....but you get the idea!
Happy Valentine's Day! See you Monday!