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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

She will always be my Valentine!

Have you been following my blog for a bit? If you have, then you know the story of my daughter, Stephanie the veterinarian technician, and her disabled kitty, Allie. Posts that tell the story are here and here. These cards all have in common: Stephanie's red hair, Allie is tan and gray, and there's a wagon. This time she has a red wagon.

Stephanie has been and always will be My Valentine. She's a wonderful daughter and a caring person. I tell her at the end of every conversation, every e-mail and every text (her preferred mode of communciation), I love you. I don't think Stephanie will ever be too old to be My Valentine and this card is for her.



I hope you recognize this little image from Bugaboo. I had to perform surgery on her and add a nose, freckles and a mouth. Steph doesn't like images without noses and mouths...she says that "they're just not right". And what redhead doesn't have freckles!  I apologize to those who believe this little image has been disfigured, but I wouldn't have purchased it and used it otherwise.

I colored this image with Copics and my flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts (don't you just love these pink tulips!). I added Stickles to the edges of all the flowers for a little shine. My satin bow is adorned with a pink metal heart brad (which I cut off the legs on the back) that was made to slide a ribbon through. I thought this heart brad was just perfect for this card and I glued it on. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I punched it out with a SU punch. The buttons are from my container of buttons which have been collected over the years. I used Spellbinders dies for the circle and scallop around the image.

My wonderful husband understands the bond that Stephanie and I have, and instead of taking just me out to dinner on Valentine's Day, he's taking me AND Stephanie. Sounds perfect to me.

                                                                     Hugs,
                                                                     Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Come and Get It, Catch the Bug, Pink Gem, Fairies Challenge, My Craft Creations, Addicted to Stamps, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge, Glitter n Sparkle, Lacy Sunshine, Artistic Inspirations, Crafting From the Heart, Craft Your Passion, Crafty Boots (bingo: pink, stamp, diecut), Cutie Pie, Paper Makeup Stamps, Digi Sketch, Lexi's Creations, Love to Create, The Pink Elephant, Fantastic Tuesday, Kaboodle Doodles, The Crazy Challenges, Crafting by Designs, Divas by Design, Digi Haven, Craftitude, Card Mania, Creative Moments, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper, Craft Mojo, Craft Dee BowzJust For Fun, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Stamp and Create

47 comments:

  1. Oh, Stephanie is just gonna LOVE this card all to pieces, Gail !!! I think you did a fantastic job of adding freckles and nose and mouth -- it looks just right!! Lovely flowers, very cute buttons and of course, the satin bow just adds even more cuteness! Love the shading on the wagon. Hope you all enjoy a delicious meal - Happy Valentine's Day to each and every one of you !!

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  2. What a sweet card. love that image, and the paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It.
    Cindy DT

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  3. Love this card and I love your story even more. Isn't it wonderful to have a daughter. They grow up to be our closest friends.

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  4. Gail your card is so sweet.Great coloring job!! Love your bow!! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

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  5. Gail, this is a fabulous card, I love Bugaboo images, and you can always spot them, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting From the Heart, this week, best of luck xxxx

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  6. This is such a pretty card. I adore those buttons across the bottom Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  7. This is just beautiful Gail, I'm sure Stephanie will love it, have a wonderful Valentines day
    Hugs Julie P

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  8. This is just adorable Gail. I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled with it
    Anne x

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  9. What a wonderful card & beautiful story. Your daughter sounds like she has a heart of gold, must have got that from her Mom. Love the coloring on this one & how you " altered" it a wee bit to make it perfect for Stephanie.
    Hugs, Janie

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  10. Gorgeous Design,Great layout and such a cute image thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge,
    Hugs
    Suzy B~Owner~Suzy~Bee's Bloomin Challenge
    XX

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  11. Such a sweet Design, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge,
    Hugs
    Suzy B~Owner~Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge
    XX

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  12. What a lovely card, such a sweet image
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Hugs
    Marie (DT for JFF)
    xxxx

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  13. i love the cute image and the lovely details on your card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD on lexi's creations challenge)

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  14. What a sweet image! Love what you have done with her and all the detail on your card! Thanks for playing at Crafting From The Heart, we hope you will join us again soon!
    Tina - DT member

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  15. Wonderful cute card, such a sweet image so beautifully coloured, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments Alex x

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  16. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge and also for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 15: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  17. Beautiful card and such a cute image loving your ribbon bow and those cute buttons Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  18. Beautiful card and such lovely embellishments. I too love your bow, wish mine turned out that good. Thank you for joining us at My Craft Creations.

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  19. what a very beautiful card Gail.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator




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  20. What a fabulous card! i love that there's a story and meaning to the image for you and your daughter! This is great! Thanks for sharing with us at the Love to Create Colour Challenge this week! Mo dt x

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  21. Very sweet card. Lovely image and design, I love your buttons and the double bow. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots Bingo Challenge.

    Dionne

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  22. This is awesome! Love your colouring and the way you personalized the image. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!

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  23. This is such a sweet card for your special Valentine... the story is equally sweet. :o) The personalized image is lovely and I just adore the papers. The bright and cheerful buttons are gorgeous accents. She will treasure this always! Beautifully crafted as always, Gial! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  24. I love your card and you didn't disfigure the cute little redhead at all!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge
    http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

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  25. An adorable card. Wonderful colouring and I love your Stephanie image, very cute.

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  26. A wonderful girly card. Love the cute image and all the buttons plus the fabulous bow. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

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  27. Very sweet card. Thank you for joining us at the Fairy's blog challenge this week. I hope you will join us in our next challenge.

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  28. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo for our LOVE themed challenge this week, and GOOD LUCK in the draw! We hope you'll join us again soon.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

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  29. I just love the flower arrangement on this card! Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog! I am excited to meet a crafter who who knows someone in the veterinary field! It does interfere with my crafts some times when I get stuck at work late with hurt pets. I have two dogs and two cats of my own! Becoming a new follower. Your cards are just amazing!

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  30. A beautiful valantine card with such an adorable image! I like the buttons you added as well. Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

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  31. Great card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

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  32. Thank you for joining SeemaCrafts February Challenge "love/valentines".

    This is such a pretty feminine card. Love the pretty papers and the gorgeous layout, especially the buttons along the bottom. The image is wonderful and I like how the bolder colours contrast with the lighter backing.

    I hope you will continue to pop back and join us for more of our monthly challenges

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx DT Member

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  33. Being a former redhead (don't know how it got so gray!) I know all about the freckles - and yes, still have them!
    This is just darling!!! Of course the image is so cute but your coloring and design is wonderful. A precious, precious card.
    Hope you and your family had a great Valentine's Day.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Haven too!
    Lynn

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  34. Beautiful card. Lovet that ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. Hugs, Lene

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  35. Absolutely adorable! I love all the pink with your fabulous embellishments!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Makeover!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

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  36. Gail your card is fabulous and I love the improvements on the image! Gorgeous details.
    Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week for our 'With Love' challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

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  37. What a fun card. I love your image and can relate to the red hair and freckles, which I'm still fighting to hold on to as I age. LOL
    (♥◠‿◠)Thank You (◠‿◠♥)
    .•:*¨`*:•.For Joining Us.•:*¨`*:•.
    ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven ♥

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  38. Lovely card! Such a sweet image and beautiful design!
    Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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  39. Ahh how cute , such a sweet image and I love the buttons and colours . Thanks for joining us at Just For Fun DT

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  41. Hi Gail,
    Thanks so much for joining my blog. And you ask for a translater? I have one on my blog also. I thank you much scroll more down to it. I hope you can find it.
    Hugs Anja

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  42. Hi Gail,
    What a wonderfully sweet & pretty card. Such a cute image & I love the big bow. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  43. This is such a cute card full of wonderful details. Love the bows and buttons, pretty papers, and your fabulous colouring of this fun image. I also like that you personalized the image to fit your needs and please your daughter. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Valentine's/Love Challenge this fortnight at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon.

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  44. Such a bright and beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining in with the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xxx

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  46. Oh what a beautiful card, I agree with your daughter I wont purchase anything that does not have a mouth or nose just does not look right. Another stunner of a card xx Only just started following you today, but understand your love for your daughter, I have a son and I love him to bits xxx

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