Saturday, February 6, 2016

You Moo-ve Me

Happy Saturday! It's a bright sunny day here in Indiana. Rather chilly this morning but I think the sun has the temperatures above freezing now. After I went to the grocery store early this morning I chose to stay in and play; first with food and then with a card. LOL!

There is a story behind this card. This week I started an exercise class at work during my lunch hour on Thursday. I'll go to the class for the next 14 weeks. The class is supposed to help with strength and flexibility. So during the class, each participant is paired with an undergraduate student who is taking a class to learn to teach people how to exercise. So my student's name is Cooper. He's just the nicest and friendliest young guy and I like him a lot. Part of our class is walking on a track and getting to know one another. He asked me what I did for fun and I told him I made greeting cards. I don't think he quite understood that. So during the class the head instructor called us "movement buddies". So one night this week while I was tossing and turning and not sleeping, I came up with the idea for this card for Cooper for Valentine's Day. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #337

The image is from DeeDee's digis (who unfortunately is no longer in business) and I did the sentiment on the computer. The background paper is from a paper pack called Safari by the Paper Studio. The circular element is die cut with Spellbinder's Heart Circles (which I thought was appropriate). I used some of the hearts to add to the banner tag for the sentiment. The banner is from MFT. The image is cut from MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Corner Squares. Here's the inside of the card.

I embossed a smaller Spellbinders Heart Circle and added the sentiment from a Simon Says stamp set. And finished it off with some more hearts from the die cut on the front of the card. I hope Cooper likes his card. I'll give it to him this Thursday when we have class again.
I am entering these challenges:

I hope you like my unusual valentine today. Are you rooting for a special team for the Super Bowl tomorrow? I'm torn. I would love to see Peyton Manning go out on top and win it again. But North Carolina has had a great year and they deserve to be where they are. So I guess I'll be happy no matter what the outcome. I'm just so happy that the Patriots aren't playing! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you'll visit again soon.



Heather said...

Gorgoue cards Donna, I just love your cow, lovely design with super papers and beautifully coloured cow and super embellishments!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Pam said...

Love your story and love your adorable card,I'm sure Cooper will too! That cow is just darling!

Lori m said...

Adorable card, makes you smile and stay warm, stay inside and enjoy, hugs, Lori m

Rosie Guiher said...

Love it Donna and good luck on the exercise program with him. Question how do you do the sentiment on the computer?? Love the embossed center on the white card.

Debbie said...

Haha! This is so cute, Donna!! What a fun Valentine card!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

cecilia gunnarsson said...

This was soooo cute!! Love it
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Cicci
Cicci Vid Pennan {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Melissa Bove (pronounced Bo-Vay) said...

Adorable card! Such a sweet image and sentiment!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


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