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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Awwww...Valentine's Day. 

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!
So, no matter if you have a hundred boyfriends, one very special person, children, grandchildren and/or some scrappy friends that mean the world to you...love is an emotion that we need to share with each other.  Not just today, but every day.  Tell someone what you love about them before the day is over...it could change your world.

Have Valentine's Day, my Creative Diva Friends

Pammie Kay


Beckie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the distressing.

Be blessed, Beckie

Karen L said...

Really beautiful card...love the dramatic colors and shabby chic look. And your Valentine "mushy love" story from last year's hop just had me laughing!!! Just goes to prove that it's not the big romantic gestures...but the enduring commitment that counts!

Michelle Sanchez said...

I just loved your mushy love story! LOL! That is funny! Love and laughter is what keeps the love fun and exciting! I really love your card here and how the pink showed through after embossing it! Great card Pam!

Jessica said...

Pam, this is absolutely Stunning!!!