With Love My Friend

Life has been a whirlwind in 2017 for me!  It doesn't help that all last week I came straight home from work and went straight to bed.  These allergies are about to kill me!  I knew if I didn't rest that it would turn into another upper respiratory infection or bronchitis so when my body said rest I listened.

I'm still not great but I am thankful that I have today off to get some work done around the house and spend time with my boys.  We are all feeling pretty blah today.  :(

Yesterday our family went to my sisters house for a Dallas Cowboys birthday party for her mother-in-law, who is also a friend of mine.  The Cowboys losing was a tough loss for me since I do not like the Packers but spending time with my friends and family and celebrating my friend's birthday was very nice.   Going home, however, was super scary thanks to tornados touching down right near our house.  Gotta love that unpredictable Texas weather!  Thank goodness no one was hurt and we were all safe but it freaked the boys out so much that we had a campout in the living room.  No wonder we are feeling blah today!

I did manage to squeeze in a little stamping time Saturday night so I could make my friend a card for her birthday.

She is such a wonderful and sweet woman who loves all things vintage which was the direction I was going for when I started to make her card.  I thought about doing some distressing and using darker colors but decided against it.  I wanted bright to match her personality so I guess this is my take on "clean, happy vintage." Haha!

I've been pinning a lot of old sketches on Pinterest lately and when I saw this Mojo Monday sketch from a few years ago I thought it would be perfect to use my new Wavy Hearts Die Set.  I am in LOVE with these hearts!

I was able to snag this Love Blossoms designer series paper before it retired from Stampin' Up! and I love it!  How can you not with all those hearts!  The ribbon is some scrap ribbon that I had saved for awhile hoping to use one day and I cannot believe how well it matched my color combo!  Verve Stamps is having a Love is in the Air sale with many love stamps and dies 30% off INCLUDING what I used on my card! :)

It felt amazing to stamp and I can't believe it's already the middle of the month and I am just now getting a chance to stamp.  How sad is that?!  I always thought the older the boys got the more time I would have but it seems like the opposite!

Stamps: Chevron Love (Verve Stamps)
Ink: Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Candy Cane Lane DSP (ret), Love Blossoms DSP (ret), Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: Assorted Grosgrain Ribbon, Assorted Swarovski Crystals, Circle Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Hole Punch, Triple Banner Punch (SU), Wavy Hearts Die Set (Verve Stamps)

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Thank you so much for stopping by! xo

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