Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Hello everyone and welcome!
I can't believe it but it's the last day of January already!  Didn't I just take down my Christmas decorations?  This month has just flown by!  Have you started working on Valentines Day projects yet?  I'm happy to say that I have completed a frame for each of my 3 grandchildren (you can see them here) and I've started on my cards.

Today's card is for my Mama.  We lost my Daddy 5 years ago on February 24th.  10 days after Valentines Day and 8 days after my Mama's birthday.  So, as you can imagine, February brings around lots of memories and emotions.  My Daddy was an awesome man (spoken like a true "Daddy's Girl") and my parents were a great "couple".  5 years later, I still think of them as a "couple"...I still catch myself thinking "I need to call Mama and Daddy" or I can't wait to tell "Mama and Daddy".  I guess some couples are just....


I used the following items for my card:
* White 5 X 6.5 card base
* Red cardstock layer, punched on the sides with a Martha Stewart Punch
* I used K&Company printed paper to cut .75 inch strips.  I distressed the edges of each strip, inked them up using Ranger's Barn Door ink and adhered them to my red layer.
* The adorable kissing couple is from the Silhouette store.  I ran the cut through my Xyron and covered it with Martha Stewart glitter in Garnet.
* My sentiment mat is cut using the Spellbinders die Grommet Tags and inked up with Ranger's Barn Door ink.
* The beautiful sentiment is from the Pink By Design stamp set Just Breathe.  I finished off the sentiment mat with a couple of gems by Recollections.

And here's another photo of my card....

I hope you enjoyed my sweet little card today!  As always, thank you so much for stopping by.  I always look forward to your visits and your sweet comments, they make my day!  Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll see you soon!

Until next time,


  1. OMG you gave me a heart attack. I love that cute little kissy face boy and girl and thought it was cricut...I was headed over here to find out what cart you found it on and totally scraplift it. Be still my heart.

    And now I read your blog post and want to get all teary. I hear you, loud and clear, Tanya. What a beautiful card. I think I can see the love behind it!

  2. This is such a lovely card! I read your post as I always do and my heart was breaking for you and your mom... This is a BEAUTIFUL card and your momma & daddy are truly gonna love it! He may be gone but I believe he can see this card and is smiling down upon you! :o)

  3. I love it!

    Reading your post made me tear up. Hugs!

  4. Oh Tanya, what a beautiful card. Valentine's Day was my Grandma's Birthday. Since we've lost her, I always send a birthday card with yellow roses to my Mom and my Aunts on Valentine's Day. They don't care much for celebrating Valentine's Day because the whole day is thoughts of Grandma. This will certainly bring cheer to your Mom and I am sure a day of wonderful memories of your daddy. TFS!

  5. Such a beautiful card....will have to check out that cut at the Sil store. Love it!

  6. What a wonderful card for your mother...such a sweet thing to do for her! I too was excited to see which Cricut image you used for that adorable die cut...only to have my hopes dashed!! LOL Thanks for sharing!

    ~Sharon C.

  7. So happy that you have such fond memories of your father. Your card is just adorable!

  8. Gorgeous card! I'm sure your Mama will love it.

  9. A gorgeous card and your mum's gonna love it!

  10. This is just adorable, Tanya! I'm a daddy's girl , too. I miss him everyday. ~Hugs, Saundra

  11. Sooo cute!!! I'm a new follower! Please stop by and visit Link Up for Pink's new website http://www.linkupforpink.com
    We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)

    (I also have a giveaway on my blog)

  12. Beautiful card! Love the Silhouette cut.


  13. Oh Tanya! This is beautiful!!!! :)

  14. Beautiful card, Tanya! Love the Silhouette cut image and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Such a beautiful card and a lovely tribute--Pat N.

  16. Beautiful card Tanya I kove the boy and girl.


  17. Beautiful card!

  18. That's a lovely card and a beautiful story. I'm sure she will love the card.

  19. GORGEOUS card and beautiful story Tanya! Thanks for sharing:)
    Sherrie K

  20. WOW! This is a beautiful card


  21. What a sweet story and an adorable card. I have not seen that file, but I am glad you found it!

    Not sure how much I will be scrapping for the next 6 weeks, I injured a finger playing football, luckily I don't think it is broken. wahhhoooo!!!

    Looking forward to your future posts!!!


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