Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a day that reminds you just how much you're loved!! This is a card I made for my sweetie, Bogue. I made him a card last month, but he ended up seeing it, so I decided to surprise him with a brand new card that he'd never seen today. I used the awesome sketch from Jen's, ihearttostamp, blog. I don't know about you, but sometimes, I sit down to stamp and it seems like every drop of creativity has run dry. That happened to me earlier this week. I think it happens to all of us from time to time. When that happens for me, there are two things that really help to get those creative juices flowing again. First of all, if I have someone in mind that I'm making the card for, that helps me a ton...I have that person in mind as I'm creating and it helps to give me purpose and direction. The second thing that helps me is a sketch challenge. Nothing like a good sketch to give you a little creative jumpstart!

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

I'm WILD about every one of you...thanks for stopping by !!!



13 comments:

Tonya said...

Nancy....I love the card!! It's great and such a mixture of color!! Not just the normal Valentine colors, very cute!! Also...the new designer paper is amazing....I want 3 packs of just that! =)

Flossie's Follies said...

this is such a great card, thanks for sharing your picture of the cruise.

Jenn D said...

This card is fabulous! I love the layout and colors.

You are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your family photos.

Marisa said...

Just found your blog :) Love your style and I'm enjoying looking at the archives. Great little card :) Just love the Wild about You set.

Also, wonderful words re: reaching out to others too -- nothing better than being able to be God's hands and feet and a physical extension of a small part of how much He loves and cares for us (others through us). Love Matt's song too.

Haylie said...

Awesome card..I love it!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW, Nancy! I LOVED this post! First of all, the card is fabulous (as always). Second, you and DH are a GORGEOUS couple (and so-o-o young)! I so enjoyed seeing these photos! ... and Third, in true Nancy Morgan fashion, you are thinking of others today who may not be as fortunate as yourself. YOU are a beautiful person, inside and out! Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!

Christina Fischer said...

Hi, Nancy! Love this card -- it's so bright and fun! Your photos are terrific -- what a handsome couple you are!!! How sweet you are to think of others on Valentine's Day -- thanks for the gentle reminder! :)

Sara in WI said...

Thank you for the lovely loving thoughts today.....

nitestamper said...

what a cute couple you two make !!!! very lovely pic
the card is super fabo. the colors are so cheery
tfs. love the yummy DSP . got some myself

Alexandra said...

Very cute card, I love all the bright colors SU! has now!! So cheerful, it makes ya smile!!!

Thanks for sharing the pics, they are awesome! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jo said...

What a wonderful card..the colours are fantastic! Great to see your photos...it's nice to put faces to the blogs :) and that paper is wonderful!

Jackie Pedro said...

Nancy, you and your hubby are quite the handsome couple!!! This card is so adorable!!!

Regina said...

GORGEOUS stuff!!!!! I LOVE your style!