Thursday, February 13, 2014


Sorry I missed posting yesterday I try to post at least every other day, but I went grocery shopping yesterday morning and I picked up 2- 20 pound containers of cat litter and a 20 pound bag of bird seed, and with that and 2 weeks of groceries the cart was very hard to push and I think I may have over done it or something, my chest hurt pretty bad and I couldn't seem to catch my breathe, it really tired me out so after coming home putting all the groceries away, I sat down and talked with my hubby for awhile until we both were getting a bit hungry, I made our dinner and then we sat down again and watched a couple of shows that we had on the DVR.  I never made it back to my computer for the rest of the day, but I am feeling a whole lot better this morning after a good nights sleep :)

The story behind this card, my hubby and I were coming home one evening and the sunset was just beautiful, and with the shadows of the bare trees it looked so cool, we were commenting on the color of blue in the skies, along with the suns colors and I told Greg I am getting ready to do your Dad's birthday card and I have a stamp that I can give that a try.  So this one went out to my Father in law and today is his birthday, we will be calling him later so I don't know what he thought of this yet.

Inkadinkado-- trees stamp embossed with Black embossing powder
Distress inks for under stamp and for the sky and sun
Spellbinders-- Labels 25, Resplendant Rectangles and Standard Circles dies
Hero Arts -- Birthday messages sentiment stamp
Paper piercing in corners
Silver Rhinestones

We will be above freezing today which is very exciting!!  My daughter and son in law are getting hit with snow and ice in North Carolina.  They were told that they had Wednesday and Thursday classes off for sure, maybe even Friday and they didn't have to come in for work either which is going to hurt their pocket book but they both said that this semester at Duke has been overwhelming so I am sure they could use a break.  Will be calling them later to see if they still have power.  Praying everyone keeps safe.

Thanks so much for stopping by, will post my hubby's valentine card either tomorrow or Saturday, there is a funny story behind that one too :)

Take Care,



Diane said...

Just beautiful, wow the image with the wonderful die cut frame is great.

Hugs Diane

Leslie Miller said...

I'm sure he loved it. It's so pretty! The dark frame really sets it off. Lovely colors in the sunset. Once I plop down after work I rarely get up again until it's time to get ready for bed. The trick for me is to not sit down!

Linda Carson said...

Quite handsome! Love the sunset colors! He's going to love this card! Glad you got over the grocery ordeal! Scary!

Stephanie said...

Hello sweet friend! I am very glad to hear you're feeling better! I hope today is wonderful, relaxing, and very enjoyable.

Your card is lovely, in a manly way :)

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Connie! Hugs

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. Love the die you have used.

Shirley said...

Your card is very beautiful, Connie! You could actually frame this and the receiver probably will. We got 8.5" here in Kannapolis, NC.