Happy Valentines day everybody! I know a lot of people don't like today but I have always loved it - I am not sure why, but I really do! I wanted to get this posted sooner BUT I have been without a computer and phone for the last 24 HOURS due to some line problem 30 miles away that apparently I am tied into - Uggghhhhh!!! So, after getting on the phone (cell phone which is fun trying to find a signal where I live!) and yelling and stomping my feet (not really, but I was insistent about getting someone out here) they fixed it about 20 minutes ago! So, here are my projects today! They are my husband's valentines gifts from moi - Ihope he will like them, he is sooo supportive of my crafting and oohs and aaahhhhs over everything I do! So, I made him a little jar filled with his favorite candy (cinnamon red hots) and a card similar to my MILs but more manly with the Real Red! I used my scallop punch and my 1 3/8 inch circle punch and then stamped the hearts from the Truckloads of Love Set - love that set! I used my paper piercer on the scallops and just mounted them all around the jar (it took four) with red sticky tape. And, I got to use my new striped red ribbon which I think is great for less frilly projects - LOL! I used both my large and small tag punches and layered the same real red and whisper white that I used on the scallops and circles. I used the image from the Happy Heart Day set, added a jumbo eyelet and threaded it through the ribbon before I tied it around the top of the jar. Here is a pic of the top of the jar where I added another scallop and circle, and used Truckloads of Love for my Sentiment. I also used some of those fabulous SAB rub-ons because I think they really add a lot to the project. For the card, I also used a lot of rub-ons and I paper pieced the hearts from the Truckloads of Love so they look like they are coming out of the pocket I made on the front. I did some faux stitching and again added some of my striped ribbon and threaded through yep, you guessed it JUMBO EYELETS - LOL! They better not ever get rid of those, I tell ya! And there you have it, my gifts of love for the love of my life! I thought they turned out pretty well, and I hope he likes them!
And now, the fact of the day!
FACT # 18
In keeping with Valentines Day, I will tell you about one of our most romantic ones. We were stationed in Hawaii and the house we lived in did not have a bathtub which I hated because I am a HUGE bath girl and take one every day - I hardly ever use the shower. So, one Valentines Day, Tony said he was taking me to dinner and out dancing and I was excited. My neighbor had the kids but I had no idea Tony had arranged for them to stay overnight! He did take me to dinner alright - at one of the beautiful resort hotels in WaiKiKi where he had reserved a suite with a HUGE jacuzzi tub! He apparently had gotten there ahead of time because when I walked into the room, he had packed a bag for me, and made a tape of all our favorite songs which were playing in the background. The bathtub was surrounded by candles, the music was piped in through speakers from the main room, and there was a beautifully scented bubble bath along with a dozen long stemmed roses. Needless to say, I was in heaven and it was one of my most memorable Valentines ever!! Isn't he a great guy!!!!