Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine for Vikings Fan


I want to share one morethat I made, that was a little out of the ordinary, because of the colors I used.  My daughter and her husband are both big Minnesota Vikings fans, so I chose to use purple and gold for the valentine I made for them.  I kind of whipped this one up at the last minute before we went and met them for dinner. 
I watch their baby 4 days a week, and we (meaning my husband) go up and pick up the baby at my daughters work every morning.  They live about an hours drive from our home, and work about 20 miles north of us.  We pick up baby saving them about an extra 45 minutes in the morning they would have to add on if they brought her to our house for drop off every day.  Did I say that this is also at 6:00am four days a week?  My daughter does drive down after work to pick up the baby, which means a 1 1/2 hour drive each night home from work.  Once in a while we drive up to the town near her work and have dinner at a Chinese buffet, which they love.  I am so glad that I was able to retire from my job (just before I turned 60), so that I could do day care for her.  I don't miss working, and spending the days home with my retired husband, but the best part is having Olivia around every day.  I wish I could take care of all of my grandkids, but really one is about all I can handle right now.  It's hard to believe I did day care for 20 years when my kid were growing up, and many days I had 12 children to care for.  Now, one is plenty!
I used a couple of challenges for my inspiration like the sketch layout from Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #29, which is a new challenge for me.  Little Red Wagon Challenge #172 suggested I use the word LOVE, and I had just the ticket for that :)
Sentimental Sundays #141 and The Pink Elephant Challenge #186 both said "Love is in the Air", and isn't that true??  I used Rich Razzleberry for the base of my card, and Sycamore Street paper from the new from SaleABration.  The sentiments both inside and out are from Vintage Verses also from SAB.  The hearts are from Hearts A Flutter stamps. Over at Late Night Stampers Challenge #210 they are looking for cards made with SaleABration products, and Still AddINKtive Challenge is looking for that stamp set from SAB.  Lot's of inspiration for one little card. 
Hope you like my Valentine, and had a sweet day yourself. 

Mary Alice

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up your cute card at still addINKtive. I think that sentiment from Vintage Verses will come in handy for lots of projects.

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  2. I saw this on LNS Challenge and had to come leave a note to let you know how much I liked this card. I would never have though to use these colors and patterns together and they came out soooo good together - Lovely!

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  3. I love the colors I used them in this weeks challenge at Paper Craft Crew. Thanks for joining us.

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  4. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us this week at LNS!

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  5. Great card! That doily behind the hearts is just the right touch. Thanks for playing along with us this week!

    Robbie

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  6. Great card, love the inside as well! Thanks for joining the LNS challenge!

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  7. Great card! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

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  8. Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

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  9. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with the LNS challenge!

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