German Phrase of the Day: Ich bin zu hause. = I am home. Yeah...the let me out a day early. I had no contractions, no bleeding, and was up and about feeling great so the doctor's let me out. I was VERY relieved. And this was the Hyatt of hospitals over here. My own private room with en suite bathroom, internet terminal in my room as well as a small fridge. The only thing that wasn't better was the food...but we came prepared for that this time, and I had snacks galore! And I was SO happy to get to come home and spend the evening with my wonderful husband on this, our 8th wedding anniversary. (Sorry for the lousy picture...it's actually taken from a photo of a project USING this picture...can't find e-copies of my wedding photos right now.)
So, I also made my Dear Husband a card. I made it before going to the hospital so I'd have it there with me to give to him today. When he arrived to pick me up he had a single long stemmed red rose for me (he's not big on buying flowers, so that's actually pretty good for him!)
For his card I started with a stamped image of Luke & Lexi on watercolor paper. I colored them in using my aquapainter and SU! watercolor crayons. It's tricky to capture the actual color of my dh's hair, since it's got a lot of gray mixed in with that light brown/dirty blond...but I like how he turned out. Blue is one of my favorite colors on my husband since he has these wonderful dark blue eyes that just sparkle when he wears blue...so I used a lot of blue on his card!
I stamped the jewelry box and envelope separately on watercolor paper and after coloring them (and adding some sparkle with my Spica Glitter Pens!) I cut them out and popped them up in Luke and Lexi's hands. I finished off the image by stamping the sentiment with Night of Navy ink. Originally I was thinking, "I can use this for my Prettie Wednesday card this week, so I need to do some doodling and hand written things" thus the doodling and SWAK on the envelope. Then of course today I realized, I'm not going to send this to anyone else...I'll have to make another card for my PW card this week! Oh well, an excuse to go stamp more!!
I used Bashful Blue for the card base, and stamped the hearts from the Sealed with a Kiss set all over the background. I love these hearts...all different sizes - they make a perfect background image for the other stamps in the set! I also love that you can put any number of items into Luke and Lexi's hands. I chose jewelry for him to give me, and a card for me to give him. Now if I could just get the jewels!! LOL!! Maybe for our 10th I'll get something sparkly. ;-)
I hope you all have a wonderful day today, and be sure to give your special someone (if you have one) a special kiss in honor of my anniversary! :-)
Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Sealed with a Kiss by Paper Pretties
CS: Watercolor paper, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Ink: Brilliance black
Acc: Aquapainter, WWC, Spica glitter pens, silver wide organdy, navy grosgrain