Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY


I know, it's early but our SUO blog challenge for this week is a valentine....gotta give you time to case if you want to! I have really enjoyed this red glitter paper for Christmas AND Valentine's Day. A little bit goes a long way, but it's so WOW! I also love these dp's from SU, with all the little polka dot papers......cool stuff!! I've been thinking about my Valentine a lot these days. What a steady, even keeled, good man I married 37 years ago. I am so loving watching him acclamate himself to this brand new job at the hospital. After watching him downright miserable for the past two years truck driving, it's so nice to see him go off to work with a smile on his face and come home every night and the smile is still there. So nice to have another person in the house when I come home at night. So nice to have someone keeping the other side of the bed warm every night. So nice to have someone shoveling the snow, and taking out the garbage, and helping do dishes, and cooking....and someone to watch a movie with on a Friday night, go out to dinner with...and the list goes on. All things I once took for granted, they are a gift after the last 3 years of separation due to the truck driving. It's nice to marry your best friend when you are really still a kid....and wake up 37 years later, and he's still the one! I try not to take him for granted, but to wake up each day and be thankful to be married to my best friend. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!~ Until next time, tell someone you love them!~

24 comments:

Crystal said...

WOW Karen this is soooo beautiful!!!! LOVE the hearts and your design!!!

Peggy said...

Beautiful Valentine card! Love the glittery hearts popping off the background!

Heidi Baks said...

What a great card! I love the double layer hearts and the trim stems! Beautiful!

Cynthia M. said...

Thank you for loving your DH and sharing your story. Like you, I was blessed to marry my best friend and I love him more now than I did when we married 19 years ago. God sure gave me a gift with that man!
So glad your lives are happy and cozy with his new job. Even more glad you continue to share your phenomenal talents with us here in blog-land!
Happy St. Valentine's Day (early).
Cynthia M. <><

Becky said...

Karen this is beautiful. Love how you did the hearts.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Good to hear that Keith is enjoying his new job! It's nice to hear that things are finally falling in place for you two. Hope the family is doing well. Love ya!

jdmommy said...

WOW. Those sparkly RED hearts are fab!! What a gorgeous Valentine!! TFS.

Lorie Hethorn said...

So glad to see you back! What beautiful cards you make!
Thank you for sharing!

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Jenna Barber said...

Karen.... absolutely AWESOME!!! LOVE this card!! :)

Annette said...

Beautiful card Karen. I love the stems! Glad you are enjoying your time with your husband. It is so nice to hear good news.
Have a blessed day.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow - what a nice testament to your hubby and what a fun card with the hearts. I happen to have that glitter paper too~~~hmmm. Wasn't that special you posted this early...

Julia Aston said...

Love your shimmery heart flowers Karen!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful Valentine card, Karen! So happy for you and your that he has found a job that makes happy! I too am married to my best friend. I try not to take him for granted. After reading your post, I'll try even harder! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Carol Dee said...

How SWEET. You and DH are a wonderful pair. :) Love the sparkly valentine. Hugs...

Joanne (jojot) said...

bold and dramatic....fun too

Bev Gerard said...

Ohhhhhhhh ...
This is to Luuuuuuuv, Ms. Karen!
Thank for letting me just "stare" for a few!

~~Bev

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Edna Morrisedie said...

Love is grand in every way, this card is too!

Wanda Cullen said...

Karen, you rocked today's challenge!! I skimmed through the thumbnails and your card JUMPED out at me! Absolutely gorgeous! I will definitely put this in my notebook of faves to CASE!

DAWN Braun said...

Love how you used the glitter paper hearts as flowers, such a sweet card for a wonderful person in your life!

Sue from Oregon said...

this is so darned lovely!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

What a cute card! Love all the sparkle.
Thank you for leaving a comment on my Tiger Eyes card on SCS.

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is just beautiful!! I will be featuring this on My Crafty Picks #3 on 2-13-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

Lorie Hethorn said...

I love your cards, they are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
loriesstampingplace.blogspot.com