Monday, February 9, 2015

Follow Your Heart

Hi Friends and Stampers,

Sorry I am a bit late today sharing my inspiration, for the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog. That  whole day late and a dollar short thing really is applying here, lol.  I did make a card the other day for today, but that whole, getting a picture and posting thing seemed a bit difficult to do, lol. 


This was a quick and easy card.  I offset the sentiment and stamped it twice.   At first the black color didn't really seem to fit.  Then I tried it in Red and it seemed to disappear in the hearts and then came the ah ha moment and I offset them and it worked for me, lol. 

Love is in the air and Valentines Day is looming on us.  I have been having some serious discussions with my husband about how every day life seems to take us away from who we are and what we want out of our relationship.  I know Valentines Day is a big commercial Holly-Day that drives men out for flowers and candy and couples flock out to restaurants for dinner.  Sometimes there are proposals, sometimes weddings, sometimes jewelry is involved.   But for couples who have been together as long as me and my hubby, it's a reminder not to celebrate and nurture the relationship for just a day, but rather most days of the year.  So that's what we have decided to do.   And that's why there is no set path, you just need to follow your heart.

I hope I have inspired you today.   You will want to see all the New Items Laura has added to the store.  As well as check out our current Challenge

I'm entering in the MFT Sketch Challenge


Simon Says -  Bright and Beautiful Colors. 

Thanks for looking in on me,

Holly

19 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Fabulous sentiment and the hearts go perfectly with it!! ;)

Becky said...

What wonderful hearts and lovely sentiment.

Julia Aston said...

Love this!

KayM said...

Your card is just beautiful! Love the blue in there with the red hearts!

Carol L said...

I just love the colors on this wonderful love card! The chevron heart looks great!

Donna said...

Beautiful sentiment and design, like the addition of the blue hearts!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Holly! All the hearts look wonderful!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a lovely blog post! I think you and hubby have it right! I still like gifts though LOL! Great job on the sketch! Wonderful sentiment!

Diane said...

What wonderful hearts Holly, great design and sentiment.

Hugs Diane

Becca Cruger said...

Whoa! How cool and graphic is this card? It's like an optical illusion - everywhere I look there is something more to see! I echo your sentiments about V-day exactly. I don't get bogged down in the commercialization, but it's my favorite day of the year because I get to celebrate ALL the love in my life - and there is SO much love to be grateful for. Sending you air hugs!

debby4000 said...

Such a fabulous Valentine card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

scrAPpamondo said...

Very original design, an optical style! Great work!

Brenda in IN said...

I love this card and sentiment. I think your take on relationships is right on. It is really true, it's not just one day, it's every day. The little things you do for your spouse that you know will bring joy, being a helpmate and just listening and sometimes hearing what isn't said. Good for both of you. Big hugs to you.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So many hearts on this card. I can see how you had to work to get the sentiment to pop but you did it. Great thoughts you have about VD too. It isn't just a day; it should be a lifestyle.

yyam said...

Awwww.....love all the hearts and that sweet quote!

Greta said...

Beautiful post & card!

Tracey said...

Loving all of the hearts!! Great card Holly!!

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute card.

Susan R. Opel said...

Great color choices, Holly!