It is a day of love...anxiety...sadness..
Or all the above. I think you either hate the day or love it madly!
My son (single) calls it National Single Awareness Day!
I guess it is for some, but I have ALWAYS been the hopeless romantic!
No matter how we feel about it, it is a day filled with excitement for the paper crafter! Another opportunity to create something to show our heart. I miss the days when the kids were small and we would sit around the table, deciding who would get this card or that one! Making a fun box to house the treasures your classmates brought you.....eating more chocolate than should be legal!!
How it changes us so! My husband and I are never real mushy at Valentine's Day... last year I recalled the most memorable of our Valentine's Day together. You can read it here if you would like. (you have to get past the blog hop info...be ready for a good laugh!)
A trip to Chucky Cheese with our grandson Ethan was the highlight of this holiday last year. Love sure has many faces.
I have created my yearly mushy card for a challenge in a forum I belong to. Following this sketch from "Page Maps",
we were to choose from several different techniques to create a card. I really enjoyed making it and I know Steve will love receiving it. I used a plain white card base that I distressed with Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Walnut Stain & Pumice stone (which mellow down the colors a bit.) I took a chocolate brown scrap of Coredination Cardstock, ran it through my BigShot with a Notebook Paper Embossing Folder. The resulting embossed image showed the pink through the front....awesome. I made the flower and mat paper from Echo Park's "Yours Truly" collection. The little stamp was from a kit by Stampin'Up and I popped it up on foam dots. Some bling, stickles and a piece of white tulle that I stained with Spun Sugar Distress stain and I have a card to give my beloved, that I am kinda proud of!
Have Valentine's Day, my Creative Diva Friends