Friday, February 12, 2016

Pleasant thoughts

When I saw this image it reminded me of my great nephew, when he was younger he was always climbing, even on his parents :)  Now he is in middle school, so I don't know how much climbing he likes to do anymore but hope he liked this card.

I used this image from a Mary Engelbreit daily calendar.

Image from Mary Englebreit daily calendar
Spellbinders -- Lg. classic inverted scalloped squares die
Stamps of Life -- Stand up 4 sentiments stamp
Decorative scissor for half circle

We had a full day yesterday at the St. Louis Art Museum, it was just too cold for outdoor activities for me, and since my hubby has to work on Valentines day that is what we did for our day out to celebrate.  While I was using the rest rooms he went into the shop there and bought me a pair of very pretty earrings, he is such a sweetie :) I will share the card I made him on Sunday.

Hope you have a great weekend and get a little time to create!



Prairie Pines Sewing Room said...

What a wonderful card for your nephew. You have a very creative mind to think of how to decorate each card with personal touches!

Nancy Chan said...

A beautiful card with a personal touch. Happy weekend!

Esther Asbury said...

I like recycling calendar images too! Love the background papers you paired with your image!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, this is a fabulous image, and I just love Mary Engelbreit's artwork. And what an adorable image with the boy in the tree. So glad you had a nice visit at the St. Louis Art Museum yesterday and that it was your Valentine's Day time with your hubby! And how sweet that he surprised you with the earrings. Hugs, and keep warm, sweet friend!

Daniela said...

I'd love to have this card to frame it , it's so very wonderful and express so fully my personality when I was a little girl of that age !

The time I spend here with you is so much blessed, my darling !
That's why there's a surpise for you at ~ My little old world ~, hope you'll enjoy it ..
Sending much love to you


Christine said...

Ai like the boy in the tree but I love the chalkboard writing background!
How sweet of your DH! Have a great weekend

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, oh how cute is this card. Perfect for a young teen who liked to climb. I'm sure it will bring back fun memories for him. Love the school style alphabet board too.
So sweet of your hubby to surprise you with earrings on your day out at the Museum. What a sweetheart he is.
Enjoy the weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Wonderful card for your great nephew Connie! It's perfect! How absolutely sweet of your hubby to surprise you with the earrings! Happy Valentine's Day!

Leslie Miller said...

This certainly does evoke pleasant thoughts! Nice repurposing of the calendar. It's impossible to throw those things away. Your hubby is a sweetheart, for sure. Enjoy your Valentine's Day Sunday!

Linda Carson said...

Great way to recycle especially when it fits someone so perfectly! I've been in that museum but didn't walk out w/earrings!! What a sweetheart!

Debbie said...

oooooh connie, i must find newer and better words to describe your cards. how special and thoughtful of you. i really love mary's pictures, i'm sure your nephew will see the resemblance!!!!

Debbie said...

ooooh and what a sweet husband you have!!!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love Mary Englebreit! I used to get her magazine for several years!!
So sweet!! Thanks for visiting!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!


handmade by amalia said...

Hubby is a keeper, Connie, and so is the card! I love it's vintage charm.

Diane said...

Wonderful die cut framing and what a lovely image.

Hugs Diane

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card Connie, Locke image and great layout. Thanks so much for popping over a while ago now,:D , Shaz in Oz.

Alex said...

Happy earrings! Great card, just right for him, I bet.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Awesome card Connie!! Love love that retro-vintage style! Very cool~ Take care, Karen O

Pam Sparks said...

cute as can be! I love 'school' valentines! I heard on the radio last week that one school district wasn't allowing Valentines Day...they were celebrating 'Friendship Day'. WHAT?! Good grief... leave us alone... we love creating Valentines, you know! waaahhh So glad as adults/cardmakers, we can do Valentines Day and friendship day every day of the year! So there! lol