Thursday, February 18, 2010

aidin's valentine card

Happy Thursday and welcome to the charmed life blog. The weather woes continue here in Pittsburgh.

We have had so much snow and below freezing temperatures that its causing problems on roofs with ice dams. The gutters are packed solid with ice so any runoff has nowhere to go so its finding its way into peoples homes.

This was our issue. We had water coming in our front windows. Then my husband woke up on Tuesday morning with water dripping on his feet. It was coming in through the light fixture on the ceiling.

He went up to the attic and saw water up there. It was pouring in through the front windows at this point. We have wood windows so I was getting nervous.

Fortunately, our remodeler was coming over that day to work. And, he quickly went to work to resolve the issue. What he did worked and the water flow on the inside stopped.

Other homes that I have seen on tv have not been as fortunate. They have sustained a lot of damage and the big melt has not begun as yet. I guess there will be lots of insurance claims filed.

Well onto my card for today. I made this one for Aidin (middle grandson) for valentine's day. He is my little technique boy.

I thought he might like the easel card. They have been showing up at splitcoaststampers quite a bit.

He checked it all out and commented on every detail of the card. He really liked the martha stewart zig zag border punch and the red brad I used.

I used stampin up markers on the image which he liked as well. He liked the multi colors. Although he didn't like the mailbox for some reason. Not the coloring but the image itself.

I used heart embossed card stock on the inside. He said he liked the feel of it. He gave me a "9" on this card. Isn't he sweet!!

This was my first easel card and I was surprised how easy it was to make. My sentiment is from Verve. It was a free digi download. I really liked the font that Julee used.
The image is from the stampin-up wandering words set. I used a sakura glitter pen on the hearts for some bling.
Besides my card being for Aidin it was also for a couple of Saturday challenges.
1. crazy 4 challenges blog this week was to make a card using red as the main color for valentines's day.
2. our daily bread designs blog this week was to make a red or pink card with bling.

Well it looks like a wrap from charmed life land for today, my blogging friends. Stay warm. Hugs and blessings to you all.

card recipe:
stamps: su wandering words, verve digi
ink: printworks black
paper: su black, ww, real red, lasting impressions embossed hearts, paper patch dp
accessories: ms border punch, red brad


  1. This is so beautiful Mary!! I just love the easel design, the colors, the heart dp and the sweet image!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!

  2. Mary this is just delightful!!! I LOVE the easel card and your dp is fabulous... love the sweet image! Thank you for playing along on the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge! Your card is gorgeous!

  3. Wonderful card. Love that stamp set (I haven't used mine yet) but your Easel card is awesome.
    So sorry about your weather & water woes.

  4. So sorry to hear about your weather troubles. Won't we all be happy to see Spring? Great card. Haven't tried an easel card. Looks like fun.

  5. Precious card! Really like how you made the easel card. So cute.

  6. I love this wonderful image on your adorable Valentine easel card!! What a sensational design, Mary!



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