Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love You Forever

One of my favorite books is Love You Forever. I used to read it to my son all the time when he was young and every time it makes me cry. I am a sap, though! I still tell my kids, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be." So...when I saw that the "Heart Prints" stamp set from Papertrye Ink had "Love You Forever" as one of the included sentiments, I had to get it. It is so cute anyway, but that sentiment was the cherry on top! I decided to use it for a few of my Valentine's Day cards that I have been busily making since yesterday. I was on a roll, so I actually made two last night and one today using the SCS Sketch Challenge. It worked perfectly with the designs I had already made and with all of the supplies that were still out.

I used Berry Sorbet cardstock and ink from PTI and the coordinating pattern paper called Pink Patterns. I am ashamed to say that I purchased all of these supplies when they first came out and this is the first time I have cut into the paper. The ribbon is still wrapped in cellophane. Sometimes I have such a hard time making that first cut! LOL! Actually, the black satin ribbon ended up looking better with this design anyway, otherwise it would have been cut.

I used Berry Sorbet ink and Palette Noir for all of the stamping. Everything was stamped onto PTI White cardstock and then matted onto black. I used a lot of foam squares to raise up the layers.

I am planning on taking some cute photos of my kids today after school (if they cooperate) and having them printed at the one hour photo at Wal-mart and then tucked into each Valentine that they will be giving to my Mom, Sister, etc.

I have also been working on a fun project that will be going to a fellow stamper, so I will show it when it is safely in the mail so I don't spoil the surprise!

I still need to go shopping for my kid's Valentine's Day presents, but I did find the *cutest* Strawberry Shortcake gumball machine when I was at the grocery store this morning, so I will be giving that to my daughter. I am a sucker for anything Strawberry Shortcake related! Thanks for fluttering by!

Stamps: Heart Prints by Papertrey Ink.

Ink: Berry Sorbet by PTI and Palette Noir, Craft White

Paper: Basic Black, PTI White, Berry Sorbet

Accessories: Black Satin Ribbon by Club Wed (Target), Gem Stickers from Martha Stewart, Paper piercer and mat pack for one card, foam squares


Tiya-B said...

I got your blog from SCS recently posted, I love this card, its so pleasing put together, great design.

MaryBeth said...

That book makes me cry also! Love your card...TFS

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Love your card and LOVE that story too. I'm a sap right along with you...even thinking about that book makes me cry!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautifully done Kelly! There's just something so crisp about PTI images...especially when you do them!

We love that book too...I just started reading it to our youngest and its so precious to sit together with him on my lap as the truth sinks into him...I love it!

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

Wonderful cards! I love the layouts on both of them.

Jackie Pedro said...

These are both beautiful! I just got this set last week after seeing you use it on another card! So I guess I can tell my hubby it's your fault!! giggle!!

Katie W. said...

These cards are GREAT! I love the various layouts and how you just 'magically' made everything come together!

Norine said...

really nice so simple yet so pretty

Jessie/knightrone said...

Seriously, that book makes me cry too!! Super cute card!!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous Kelly! Love the XOXO stamped on the ribbon!!!

Love You Forever was the first book someone gave me when I was pregnant! It's our fave too :) Thiink we have acquired 4 copies of it over the years. It's a great gift for a new Mom! We love Robert Munsch books and have almost all of them.