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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Just love this holiday, don't you?  What's not to love - beautiful cards and flowers and yummy chocolates.  Bonus for me - it's my birthday, so have always have had a special day even when there's no boyfriend - LOL.

I'm enjoying a lovely day - can't help it when I'm with family and away from snow!!  Dad made pancakes for breakfast, Mom took us out for lunch at Red Robin (love their burgers), visited my sister Tami and her hubby this afternoon, then we had a heart shaped pizza for dinner.  Here I am with my birthday pizza:

Mom also made smoothies with a bag of frozen fruit pureed with a cup of white wine.  They were a bit thick so we added some 7-Up.  Delish!  Then the neighbor stopped by with some chocolate covered strawberries she made.   Yummy!

 
Now for a card - I didn't bring any Valentine stamping supplies with me but found some Hero Arts clear sets which fit the bill.  CL351 Friends has a little heart flower and I cut the love out of a Christmas sentiment from CL543 Very Merry Christmas!  Voila!  Dad hates to buy the store cards (too expensive) so this is the card he gave my mom.  Inside it says "You Mean the World to Me".  Guess that was enough since all he did was sign it - men!

Happy Valentine's Day Love

Mom decided she wasn't giving Valentine cards this year but I did get a lovely birthday card.  Also received a fabulous package from my friend Heather Maria - just have to share this:


I was so excited to get one of Heather's Hero Hostess Blog Hop cards - so gorgeous in real life, you have no idea - all that stitching, amazing!!  Lots of fun gems, ribbon and stamped images, including some hearts and musical notes.  Love the stamps and embossing folder too - I already stamped out and colored one of the village scenes.  Unfortunately, it doesn't look as great as the label in the photo above - oh well...  I used watercolor pencils and I have a limited number here.  Maybe with Copics at home I'll get a better result and share it sometime.  Thanks again for making my day, Heather!

Sister Kari made me a pretty white and silver bracelet; she and Tami must've had a jewelry making day when she was here in January.  Thanks Kari!  I wore it to the neighborhood dinner the other night:

They had a Valentine theme, including a Barbershop Quartet "Time Was", to sing for us.  Appropriate for me, eh?  Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Thanks for stopping!!

11 comments:

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, Linda - looks like you were surrounded by love today! Wonderful for your parents to have you with them today, I know! Great pictures, thanks so much for sharing your happy day with all of us! Hugs!

joy said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Linda! Looks like you had a fabulous day with your loved ones!!

CinnamonSally said...

Happy Birthday Linda, looks like it was a fun day!!

Heather Maria said...

Linda, sounds and looks like you had the perfect birthday! Loved hearing all about your day and seeing your photos! What a day full of yummies and oh my the heart shaped pizza and chocolate dipped strawberries look delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try your mom's smoothie recipe too, it sounds wonderful!

The Valentine you made for your dad to give to your mom is adorable and so pretty! I love your design and the sparkling heart flowers look fab! Bet it was a big hit with your mom:)

Oh I love the bracelet Kari made for you, it's so pretty! I'm so glad your pressie made it to you in good time and I'm so happy you like it:) Thanks for sharing your day with us!

Dawn Turley said...

Happy Birthday Linda. Your haul from Heather is lovely and I like the card you made for your Dad to give to your Mom. So special even if all he did was sign it!!!! The thought's what counts...

Trinh said...

Happy birthday, Linda! Sounds like you had a wonderful day celebrating with your family. I will have to try your mom's smoothie recipe - sounds yummy!

Brenda said...

Happy belated Birthday Linda! Sounds like you had a wonderfully busy time and got to taste a lot of amazing foods and wow, what an awesome RAK from Heather! And of course, I love your card with the little hearts!

Sally said...

Happy belated birthday, Linda! It looks like you had a truly wonderful day! So happy you were with your parents and the ones you love! Such a sweet card you made for your dad to give to your mom - I'm sure she'll cherish it!

Greta said...

Looks like a wonderful Valentine's Birthday celebration! Glad you had some time away from the snow, Linda!

Greta said...

Forgot to say--the card you made for your Dad to give your Mom is perfect! I can see why he just signed it!

Anonymous said...

It's me! Sister Kari :) Glad you liked your bracelet, I had much fun making it for you! Love you!!!