This is a Valentine for my sweetie. This will be our… 32nd Valentine’s Day together – 31 married and one dating. Our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple was very like this year. We had about three feet of snow that weekend. Mike and I started shoveling, but it was very heavy and wet, so it took several shovels full to move just a small amount. We gave up and decided to just hibernate until the thaw. It was a perfect weekend! My dear, wonderful dad drove a tractor into town on Sunday afternoon that year and dug out our long driveway. (We were on his “dig out” list below the “paths for livestock” and driveways for other men on the farm who had to get out to feed/water animals. I didn’t mind being last!)
All of our Valentine’s Days were fun, but the other two that really stand out are 1990 and 1999. In 1990, I was in early labor with Jon, who arrived late afternoon on the 15th. And 1999 was Mike’s first trip to Ukraine. His students that year were so sweet. They sent a birthday card to Jon, thanking him for giving up his dad so they could have him as a teacher.
This year’s card was inspired by my friend Susan. She saw the design on Pinterest and sent me a link. I loved it – but since I knew she was going to use it for the blog hop, I held on to this until today. Susan’s design is a little different. Her tabs (using the new Scalloped Tag Topper punch) were part of the card. (Susan and Jackie both made cards with this design for the hop. You have to see them, so here’s a link to the home page with all the blog addresses.) I made the tab an extra piece. I just used the part of the card front that I cut off, trimmed it to 2″ wide, then punched both ends. I cut it in half and adhered it between the card and Rose Red panels. Easy!
Here’s the inside.
The “Love” stamp is from the Everyday Occasions cardmaking kit. I added some Tea Lace paper doilies, heart punched silver glimmer paper (inked with Pink Pirouette ink), and some Gorgeous Grunge splatters. The card is closed with some Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon.
Hope you have a beautiful Valentine’s Day! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.