Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Handmade Valentine...

Well with Valentines Day fast approaching, I thought I would share with you a Valentine I made for my sweetie! I just can't bring myself to purchase a card at the local store. First of all the thought of spending $5.00 on a card that will more than likely be quickly glanced at, makes me cringe. I love to give and get handmade cards that have a special meaning. How about you? Would you rather get a handmade card? One of my husband's wonderful qualities is that he knows how I feel about cards. He is usually very creative when it comes to card giving. I have a box of old cards which I store in my closet. Each cherished card is labeled with the year I received it. Every now and then when I spot the box, I will slowly look at them. Some date back twenty five years. They are boxed up with all the letters we wrote to each other while in college. Do young couples even write letters to each other anymore? We didn't have text messaging or cell phones years ago, so I waited with anticipation for the mail to be delivered to my college dorm. What wonderful memories!
Here is the card that I made for my husband...
It's an accordion fold out card. I love to incorporate photos of our family over the past year. There we are... My Valentine!
FAITH...HOPE...LOVE... but the greatest of these is LOVE.. I included a little pull out tag where I could write a sweet little keepsake note. (I hadn't written the note yet, so I just put in last years note to show you where it would go.) It's all neatly folded and tucked away in the matching gift bag. I'm planning a quite dinner for our Valentines celebration. I want to rent the movie Fireproof for us to watch. I'm currently doing a bible study about the "the Proverbs 31 Woman". We are incorporating the book "Love Dare" that goes along with the movie. It seems like a good movie to watch on Valentines. If you haven't gotten your valentine a card, think about making one. It doesn't have to be fancy. Just make it a simple "Creation From your Heart". I definitely hooked on Valentines...Stop by Hooked on Houses to see what other people are hooked on and don't forget to sign up for my Valentines Giveaway HERE. I will be choosing a winner on Saturday. Wishing you a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by. LOVE Bears all things, Believes all things, Hopes all things, Endures all things. LOVE Never ends. 1 Corinthians 13:7-8

17 comments:

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama said...

Sherrie, this accordian card is just outstanding! Hubby is a lucky man.
Your talent just impresses me so, and....makes me jealous! he hee.
Lovely job on your valentine.

tammy said...

Love it! I wish I had your talent.

Shawnee said...

Wow, so lovely.

Susan P. said...

I totally agree with you, handmade and created from the heart is the best! You are sooo talented ~ I am always amazed at the neat things you come up with!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

You are so talented! They are beautiful!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Now, isn't your blog the cutest...and those ideas - how wonderful....LOVE the valentines *sigh* {know that we admire...yet dislike you at the same time....just kiddin!}
Beautiful stuff you've got!
Karla & Karrie

Arleen said...

What a beautiful Valentine, and what tremendous love you put into it. Thank you for sharing your lovely creativity! ~Arleen

springtreeroad said...

wow. i mean, WOW! that's gorgeous. you're a scrapper, right? i'd love to make something like that for my hubby. :)

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Gorgeous! Love your handmade creations.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your handmade Valentine for your hubby is wonderful and much better than a store boughten one!!!
I enjoy making cards myself.
It's a keepsake and you two are a cute couple.
Deb :)

Darla~SassyHomemaker said...

Beautiful.

Congratulations on 25 years.

lacytatum said...

Wow, how beautiful! And so thoughtful, too--it looks like a lot of love and time was poured into it.

Fifi Flowers said...

That is truly lovely... filled with many great memories!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha Sherry,
What a beautiful blog you have, I enjoyed my visit here and will be back to see more of your wonderful creations. I love the card you made for your husband, what an awesome keepsake of treasured memories. I love creating cards and just started to do some vintage crafting. I write poetry and I love your journals they are so creatively made from the heart.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

Blessings Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sherry.
I just wanted to try the accordian card, is there instructions that you share . I have never done one of these and would love to try one for my grandsons 1st Birthday in April.

Hugz Lorie

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Sherry!

Wow! I am sooooo impressed! What a great job you've done on your scrapbook! I love PAPER and have a huge collection, sitting........waiting......and probably collecting dust! Shhhh.........I don't want my darling husband to know!

Warmly,
Spencer

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