PHEW! After weeks of working on my daughter's wedding invitations, they have finally been posted and I can breathe a sigh of relief for the moment. I swear, there is some sort of DNA within me that compels me to take on monumental tasks like this because I always do and then I end up shedding tears of frustration along the way. Every year after I've made all of my Christmas cards, I tell my husband to not let me do it again...and every year I make them. I can't help myself! So while making the invitations, as a bit of "therapy", I would take little breaks and work on something of my own and so I made this Valentine.
This is Tilda With Dot Bow, floating on a cloud and daydreaming about her wonderful husband who has been her rock and her best friend for 24 years. ♥
I've colored her up with my Copics and pretty much everything has been inked at the edges with Distress Inks.
I made the little sign holder with pins and pearls from my bucket o' jewelry findings. I just brought that bucket in from the garage the other day and forgot how much stuff I accumulated when I taught jewelry classes at the craft store. So much of it has never been opened. I'm thinking that I might have a blog candy soon and give some of it to someone who could make use of it, as I rarely wear jewelry myself. What do you think?
Anyway, the detailed list of what I used on my card is at the bottom of this post. Thank you so much for visiting! Your comments are always welcome and appreciated. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
♥ Laura C.
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes/Valentine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Stitching
Crafting For All Seasons Romance
Flourishes Red & Love
Jellypark Friends Lots Of Love
Loves Rubber Stamps Anything goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Have A Heart
Stamp and Create Love Is In The Air
Stempeleinmaleins Sketch w/optional Love
The Ribbon Girl Hearts
Lovely Haenglar & Sweet Magnolia Pearls & Lace
Magnolia Down Under Facebook Valentines
Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania Hearts
Marvelous Magnolia Seeing Red
Stamp and Create with Magnolia Add Some Red
Time For A Magnolia Challenge Be My Valentine
Totally Tilda Pink & Red
Images: Magnolia (Tilda With Dot Bow, Flower Cloud), Hero Arts (Old Script), The Paper Studio (Everyday Expressions, Studio G (February 14 Postage)
Inks: Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento
Papers: MMI (hearts), Recollections (Kraft), Bazzill (cardstock) Georgia Pacific (white)
Dies & Punches: Spellbinders (Rose Creations, Labels Eighteen), Sizzix (Bird Branch, Branch w/Leaves), QuicKutz (Heart Doily), Family Treasures (tiny oval)
Misc: Embossing powders, half pearls, lace, deep red twine, wooden "Love", Stickles, Copic Opaque White