I’m super excited about today’s Be Inspired Blog Hop with a theme all about sending love. You might have just come from Carolynn’s blog. What a fun hop we have in store for today!
The past two weeks I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants with EVERYTHING in my life. I’m having one of those months where I completely over-scheduled events. Not so much stamping events, but life events. Have you experienced this?
Typically I do not find the month of February causing this much angst, more like the month of December. However, Alexis gymnastic meets have added busy-ness to our schedule with the traveling. In fact, we just came back from a competition in Orlando over the weekend, and I’m steadily trying to catch up.
Two Ships Sailing Different Directions
I’ve been feeling like Russ, and I are two passing ships with the crazy schedule we’ve created.
Obviously, this is a season in our lives when raising two teenagers. We totally get it, but as you know when schedules get chaotic the lines of communication are drastically reduced, and this only causes tension. This tension is what I like to call, communication chaos.
Luckily for me, I can get a little creative in my communications to Russ.
As you know, stamping gives us a way of communicating a simple sweet love message. I like leaving Russ love notes, and I love when I have a stamp set that has the perfect words to convey my message.
I couldn’t have said this any better…. “You’re My Person!”
As much as my Prince can get on my nerves, he’s my person. He gets me. He still loves me when I’m grouchy, and I love him although it can be hard. Know what I mean?
The stamp set Falling for You summed it all up! It’s a great set for all types of LOVE occasions such as anniversaries, bride & grooms and of course a simple love message.
Keeping it Simple
Keeping things simple for me is always difficult. I wanted to keep this card simple. However, I also wanted to use a different flower for the focal point of this card.
I loved the flower from the So in Love stamp set. It’s a beautiful flower to watercolor.
Tips & Tricks
- The flower was stamped using Archival Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock then watercolored using my Aqua Painter with Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder ink.
- I watercolored the image using the Blushing Bride ink first and then heat set with my Heat Tool. Then I added the Watermelon Wonder ink over a few of the petals to add contrast.
- I loved the So Detailed Thinlits die cut and placed this under the circle die cut. I love how this individual die cut adds a very delicate look to the entire card.
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While Russ and I continue to plug along with our scheduled chaos, I know something simple like this card can bring a smile to his face and he will know how much I love him despite our ships passing in the wind.
While I hope today’s card and message inspires you to do the same, there is more inspiration to see. The Be Inspired Team has a great line up of beautiful projects for you to see. Click the button below to see Nadine’s project.
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