Mike never knows what to expect when he opens his Valentine each year. I'd like to say I save my best work and my most creative attempts for his cards; the truth is, he's lucky to get a card at all, some years! This year was no exception. I've been more than usually busy this week, and he's been a gem. You know that old saying about the shoemaker's children having no shoes? Well, the cardmaker's husband sometimes gets storebought! I KNOW!! Terrible thing to confess. Can we still be friends?
I did actually get my act together and make a nice card exclusively for him this year. It was very fun to make, as I adore grungey, messy styles like this. It probably makes me a product of my generation--a sensitive subject right now, with my birthday tomorrow--but I love this sort of deconstructed, industrial, DIY approach to cardmaking.
I'm not sharing the inside of this one, you'll notice! I handwrote mushy stuff in there about how life is messy but sweet and perfect and I wouldn't change it, not for a single breath. Our little one was sick in the night, so our Valentine's Day began with the romantic gesture of him cleaning the floor while I cleaned the child. Yep, I said romantic, and I meant it. His simple act of getting up to come help me with a very unlovely task demonstrates the kind of man I married seventeen years ago and would marry again at a moment's notice.
Yes, he deserves better than Hallmark! Did you make or bake your honey and/or kids feel special today? I wish I could send each and every one of you a card today and thank you for how special you make ME feel. Thank you for popping in today, and I'll see you tomorrow for a card that is 180-degrees different from this one!
Supplies for Messy & Perfect Heart Card:
- Hardwood Background Stamp [wood-mount]
- Hardwood Background Stamp [clear cling-mount]
- Hearts Collection Framelits Dies
- Perfect Pennants Stamp Set [English, wood-mount]
- Perfect Pennants Stamp Set [English, clear cling-mount]
- Crumb Cake 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
- Medium Crumb Cake Envelopes
- Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
- Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
- Gorgeous Grunge Wood-mount Stamp Set
- Gorgeous Grunge Clear-mount Stamp Set
- White Stampin Chalk Marker
- Stamping Sponges
- Other: stapler, canvas scrap