Posts Tagged With: Love You Card

Stampin’ Up! Gift of Love You Lots!

Happy Hawmmp Day!  Do I spell that different each week…?  Hmm…  maybe.

Maybe you know – or don’t – my hubs and I have been married for….26 years!   Yup – 26 years last April.  And we were together for a few before that.  Crazy, huh?  Yes, I married him when I was 14 – it’s the only possible way this could have happened! 😉

Or not.

Anyway – I miss him!  I miss our routine.  And knowing what he’s going to do or say before he does or says it. Even though sometimes that drives me nutso when I’m home! 😉

So – I decided to send him a card.  And I used a fun little Host-Exclusive set, called Lots of Love.  Now, this is a stamp set that it took me a while to decide I needed.  I mean…turtles?  Hedgehogs?  Elephant?  What the heck was I going to do with those?

Well – I still haven’t done anything with them – but this card uses the image that was the final deciding factor:

Gift of Love You Lots 8 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Seriously?  Just about as cute as it gets.  The set didn’t have the exact sentiments I wanted – but another of the Host sets: Gift of Love did. (didja notice how clever I was with the title of this blog post??  Go ahead and take another look – I’ll wait….)

So I used them both.  Take a look-see:

Gift of Love You Lots 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
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Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Heart Forever

Good 50th-Super-Bowl-morning!  I’ll make the assumption that you’re prepping your Game Day goodies for all the fans in your house.  I mean – isn’t that what everyone is doing?  I don’t watch a lot of football, it’s true.  But I almost never miss the Super Bowl.  I admit to liking the commercials – but I also enjoy the game itself.  I seldom care much one way or the other who wins – although I’ve always picked someone to root for by half-time! – but this year, with the Broncos playing, I feel a familial obligation to root for the them.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like Tom Brady, though.  They’re both really super QB’s – so I’m thinkin’ it’s gonna to be a rockin’ game! 🙂

This is a quick card – it looks harder by far than it is.  And aren’t those the very best kind?  It uses the gorgeous new Bloomin’ Heart Bundle, a couple of sentiments from the First Sight stamp set and some cardstock.  Easy.  Take a look-see:

Bloomin' Heart Forever 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Love You, Sew Let’s Paint the Town!

Good Friday, to you all!  Today, I have a cautionary tale to share with you.  It’s a story about a girl.  Okay – a semi-old woman.  A story about a semi-old woman, with an age-old problem.  I call it….The Day Mary Had Get-The-Card-Done-itis!

A little background info is in order.  In the world of aviation, those who fly airplanes (AKA pilots), if they do so long enough, will – one day or another – encounter a situation that is 1) beyond their limits as pilots to deal with, 2) exceeds the capabilities of their aircraft or 3) is just too dangerous to go thru/over/around.  Now most of the time (I’d even say 99.9% of the time!), the prudent pilot will return from whence they came or land immediately.  Choosing to become one of the “old pilots” (perhaps you’ve heard the saying….there are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots?).

But sometimes, and it happens to all of us….we make a bad decision.  The kid’s birthday party is tonight.  It’s my anniversary and the wife/husband is going to be sooooo mad if I don’t get there.  We’re leaving on vacation tomorrow and I have to pack the car.  We decide that we “must” get home, no matter what.


If we’re lucky – or the Big Guy is flying right seat – we make it thru in spite of ourselves.  If not…well….you know.

Now – what I experienced today had zero, zilch, nada by way of potentially fatal outcomes.  Which is good.  Cuz I was seriously afflicted with the “-itis”.  The Must-Get-the-Card-Done-itis “-itis”.  Pile on to that the fact that I’m tired and…well.

And, just to be completely clear – I didn’t need this card to be done today.  I already have two cards ready to go in the line-up, so today (Friday) was covered.  Just sayin’.

So in this post, I’m going to share some tips, and some “off-ramps” – so perhaps you’ll recognize when you’ve been afflicted with the “-itis” and will turn back and land.

I’d had an idea in my head for a bit about a card using the fun paintbrush stamp in the Love You Sew Hostess Set from the Annual Catalog.  So when I saw the CAS(E) This Sketch #158, I knew that it was time to implement my plan!

CTS 158 Sketch

I woke up a little later than my norm – the late nights are starting to tell on me!  Talked with Wayne on the phone for a bit, watched a little tv to get fully awake.  Thought I’d leave a little early and make a quick run to Target for some groceries and stuff.  You know – domestic Goddess stuff! Then I thought – hey, I’ve got an hour, I’ll just knock out a card. 🙂  Here’s where the ensuing twisty road got me.  Take a look-see:

Love You Sew Let's Paint the Town 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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