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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Love hurts, don't it?

Lemme' splain.... Hubby's leaving again for another trip (he travels a lot) tomorrow. He's traveled before we even got married and still does. He's the lead mechanic for a World Challenge race team. So, every trip for as long as either of us can remember, I've made a card and slipped it in his luggage. It started as a total surprise to him and  over the years there have been a time here or there I forgot to do it, or he left the card here at home and he's actually gotten sad once he's at the hotel and realizes what's happened. It's rather sweet I think. So, since he's leaving in the morning I sat down and created a card for this trip. It's a spin on a get well card I saw some time ago.

 
Sadly, I didn't have a stamp that said "love hurts". I didn't even have stamps that I could've cannibalized to create a stamp that said that! And I wish I had prettier handwriting, but I don't. Should've been a doctor! Those are suppose to be Band-Aids, hope they came across that way. It's on lime green cardstock. Al the supplies for this card came from Stampin Up. Except for the sentiment which I wrote using a Sharpie Marker.
 
I also created a card for Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Due Date. "This week whether the words make you think of a new baby or school assignment, the library or perhaps something past due...." And easy peasy lemon squeezy - Tuesday Throwdown # 241 "Up In The Air" (Things That Fly) challenge. At the end of graduation, the grads throw their caps into the air. And I thought about my little girl - not so little anymore. She graduated from high school this past January and will "walk" this May. I'm so very happy. So, this is what I created. Again, all the supplies are from Stampin' Up.
 
 
I created the cap from my punches and the tassel I made using my embroidery thread. I can't wait to send this to her (you may already know she's living with family friends going to college in Virginia Beach, Va. I thought the Sizzix keys embossing folder was a nice subtle background. Now she has the keys to move forward in  life - =)  Silly maybe, but I dig it. I'm off to do me some laundry - Oh my fav!! tee hee
 
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8 comments:

  1. You won't mind if I CASE this lovely card Thanks for sharing at MFP SFF>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lis

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    1. Thanks - and CASE away!! =) There are so very many great cards out there that I usually end up combining elements from like 5 other cards into one of my own. Enjoy!

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  2. Great black and white grad card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F challenge.

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  3. I think of graduates when I hear black and white, too! Great clean and simple layout.Thanks for sharing!
    kReN, MFP DT
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  4. Both cards are so sweet. I love your idea's for both.
    Thanks for sharing
    Jane MFP DT

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  5. Great graduation card! Very sharp looking! Thanks for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge. Hope you play again!
    hugs,
    Pam
    MFP SF&F DT
    www.pammiesinkypinkies.blogspot.com

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  6. Your card is so beautiful. Love the layers of embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  7. I love your first card, and the song the sentiment comes from.

    The second was a great idea for the black and white challenge. Congrats to your daughter. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

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