My heart just melted . . .I have to tell you this story. I’ve been married for 26 years and today my husband surprised me in such a way that my heart just melted. It happens all the time but this was a really big one. I was gone most of the day and had left him at home – there was tons of stuff I needed to do. Whenever I finally did get home he told me he had to make a confession. What? I was standing back in the bedroom and he opened up his dresser drawer and pulled out a small pile of papers. He said I’ve been working on this card for you and I got stuck . . . THUD!! After I got up off the floor, I looked at what he had in his hands and it was all of the pieces of the above card, minus the ribbon and minus the wording and plus some other punched borders he was going to try out. You see he had gone over to my studio and knew what he wanted to do but didn’t know where to find the items. Had he not hit that obstacle, he would have finished without me knowing it. I took the pieces in my hand and looked them over incredulously . . . I realized that when he would come out to talk to me while I was stamping, he was really watching me. He was mentally recording how to do things and where I stored things. You can’t imagine how long I was speechless. And, you can’t imagine how long I smiled. I’m telling you, my heart simply melted. So he asked, can you help me find the other things I need? I told him, "For Sure!" He said, now you can’t post this!! Then I said "Of course honey, I won’t."
So we went over to the studio and located the JustRite Letters for his sentiment and the ribbon. I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking that I put my hands on this card. Well, I did, but only to tie that piece of red ribbon. Otherwise this was all my sweeties doing – he knows how to use Spellbinders and from watching me he used an aquapainter and colored that rose on his own! Not bad for a first attempt, hunh? This is why 26 years has flown by and how I know I’m more blessed than is humanly possible.
Here’s his recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes – I Love Roses, JustRite – Brayton Alphabet
Paper: Bazzill, 140lb Watercolor and ????
Ink: SU Ruby Red, SU Always Artichoke, Black Brilliance
Accessories: Ribbon, Spellbinders Tags 5, Spellbinders Scalloped Heart, EK Success Heart Punch, Brads, aquapainter