Thursday, February 14, 2008

*Happy Valentine's Day!*

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Cupid has already paid a visit to our house (or so my youngest tells me). I couldn't wait any longer to give my husband his iHome clock radio. The clock radio he's been using is finally dying... he got it as a Christmas gift from his parents in 1978!!! Yup, it's 29 years old! We got our oldest son the iHome for Christmas and I thought Bruce would like one as well as he likes to listen to his iPod as he drifts off to sleep. It's a great contraption with some good sound.

Cupid also brought the kids a little goodie... a chocolate heart with Rolo candies in it. They don't need anything big, just something chocolate!

I don't know if other parents get a little something for their kids for Valentine's Day, but I always have. Much like my Grama always gave my sisters and I a plastic heart shaped container filled with cinnamon hearts. I don't get the boyz anything big, but there's always a little something for them too.

I don't have a true Valentine's card to share with you this year. I don't really like making cards for Bruce.... the card is never "just right". I put too much pressure on myself to make the perfect card for him, and it never works out.

So today you get another store sample.... had I changed the sentiment, it could have been a Valentine.

I created the background on the black cardstock using some Perfect Pearls (gold powder) in a spritzer with some water. It creates a great shimmer spray much like the Radiant Mist spray by LuminArt.

The store (The Scrapbook Pantry in Calgary) just got in the Radiant Mist and Twinkling H20s so I decided to come home and play a bit with my H20s that I haven't had out in ages.

Items Used:
*Cardstock: Bazzil Black and White
*Images: sentiment unknown; flower Rhonna Farrer by Autumn Leaves
*Ink: Brilliance Black; Brilliance Gold
*Tools: Twinkling H20s; Perfect Pearls; Mini Mister


Flossie's Follies said...

Happy Valentine's Day

Jennifer R said...

Very pretty! Sounds like you are a great Mom too!Hope you have a great Valentines Day!

Deborah said...

Great card! SOunds like the store is coming alog with lots of goodies! Have a really sweet day! Deb

Daz said...

So pretty! I love the background for your blog!

Stampmouse said...

beautiful card. sounds like a great valentines day

Danyelle Kessler said...

Nancy, this card is fabulous. Twinkling H2o's is a cool technique. I love it!

Lesly said...

Gorgeous Card!

Joy T. said...

Popping over quickly to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! And even though one child is out on her own now and the other two are older teenagers, I still give them a little bit of chocolate for Valentine's Day.

Sue at StampnDaly said...

Very pretty!!!

Corie said...

This is just beautiful -- the flowers look so life-like