I haven't shown you many pictures of me & my family...I try to keep the blog to mostly stamping stuff. But since today is Valentine's day, I thought I'd show you a picture of me and my husband from our trip (just last week!). One is from a buggy ride we took into the desert in Cabo San Lucas. We had an awesome tour guide named Adam from Dallas Texas. He was a sweetheart. Made it his goal to make sure everyone had a really great time and he succeeded!!! The second picture is from one of the formal dinner nights on the ship. We don't have a lot of occasions to get really dressed up, so it was fun to have the opportunity to do that. Okay...back to the card. Not only did I use one of my favorite stamp sets...love, love, love that Wild about You set! I've used it for baby cards, valentines projects, birthdays, you name it! I also got to try out some new Designer Papers from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog! Check it out...here are the Summer Picnic Papers:
Aren't those just the best??!!! So bright and fun. Just in time for Spring and Summer. They'll be available to be ordered, beginning March 1st! I also got to try out some of the SAB Rub-ons. Boy are those ever fun. Until this week, I really hadn't played with them a whole lot, but once you get started, you just find all kinds of ways to use them. I used ru-ons for the heart on the circle and for the 3 flowers on the bottom of the card. SAB continues until March 17th, so if you haven't taken advantage of the freebies, there's still plenty of time!! Click HERE to see the SAB catalog and all the free goodies you can earn = ) !
Last thing I wanted to say today is this ~ I know Valentine's day can be a fun day for a lot of folks, but a hard day for others...especially those who might not have that special someone in their life. Maybe it's because of the years that I spent as a single parent...I remember how days like today tended to magnified the lonliness. I want to remind you that that you're never alone...the God who created you, loves you with an everlasting, unconditional love. Psalm 117:2 reminds us ~ For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. And for those of us who will enjoy the love of family and friends today, let's remember to look around us for those who might need a little extra touch of love today. I remember how much it meant to me when friends remembered me with a special card, flower or phone call on Valentine's day...it made all the difference in the world = ) !!! Click HERE to hear one of my favorite songs by Matt Redman that describes God's amazing love that never lets go!
Supplies for my card:
Stamps: Wild about You
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DP
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Word Window Punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" circle punches, ticket corner punch, Love & Happiness (SAB) rub-ons, Silver Brads, Red & White striped 5/8" gg ribbon