Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day & CHD Awareness Day

Happy Valentine's Day and CHD Awareness Day!

CHD stands for Congenital Heart Defects which my daughter was born with. Just a little fact: 1 in every 100 babies world-wide are born with CHD. Some die before even being diagnosed which is sad because with treatment they could have a great chance at life. My daughter almost died due to late diagnosis. 21 years later I'm still so glad that we got her treatment just in time!

Now on to the Valentine's Day card I made for my hubby. I used the sketch from MojoMonday to make this card. What a great sketch!

I received a shipment from I{heart}Papers and was soooo happy with the masculine paper that I wish I had ordered more! The paper is SEI Moravia. I just might have to place another order! lol The stamp on the front is JustRite Occasions. I used chalks to add a little color to the image but it doesn't show up very well in the photo.

I used Martha Stewart punches, nesties and CM tools to make the layout. The stamp on the inside is Verve's Thankful Hearts. I love that set - so many wonderful sentiments! Back to the paper... look at how it shimmers!

I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's day and if someone you love is affected by CHD, I'm sending you an extra big (((hug)))!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to Hubby!

I made the following card for my husband on his birthday last month. He really does a lot for me and our children. I appreciate him so much and I had just the stamps that told him so.

First I used JustRite's Decorative 2" Square Monogram Kit. Then I used the octagon nesties to cut it out. I used Verve's Thankful Hearts to stamp the sentiment inside rectangular opening. I LOVE the paper I used which is Basic Grey Origins. I also used a Spellbinder's Borderabilities - Latice and Stampin' Up's Scalloped Edge Punch to finish off the front of the card.

My husband is my hero and I was so happy to have a stamp that said so.

Love those pop-up dots to add dimension! I also used some distress Ink to make the card have a vintage feel.

I've been so blessed to have a husband who is so wonderful. He works so hard to care for our family. Since I got sick with fibromyalgia he has taken over some of the responsibilities that I used to take care of . I just love him so much for it. In April we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. I am so much more in love with him now than when we first got married. Through the years we have faced many difficulties that most couples face but the most difficult thing has been watching our daughter go through countless medical and surgical procedures, strokes, lung bleeds, bowel issues, just to name a few. It has been the best and worst 21 years of our lives. (our daughter is 21 yrs old but at the level of a 7 yr old). We have grown so much as a family going through all of this together. It really helps to put things in perspective and know what is really important in life. My family is first in my book. (Crafting is a close second! LOL j/k) I love the Lord and am happy to serve Him by caring for His special daughter. Other things will just have to wait.

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your visits!