Sunday, January 8, 2012

"My Valentine"

Hi Peeps. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and had time to craft. Today was "Football Sunday" again at our house. OMG, if you could hear all the noise my hubby and sons made your eyes would probably pop. LOL, they get SOOOOO INVOLVED. Sometimes I think it's more fun watching / listening to them than the game.

Thank you for your comments and prayers regarding our eldest son who caught a nasty "bug" the other week. He'll just fine now. Ohhh, but when he came over today, he showed me his hands and I could see where the "blisters" were as the skin was peeled off. Yikes!!! Thank goodness they're just about healed.

Last night I started on this card and oh boy, I was sure spinning my wheels on this one. After trying this and that, this and that, over and over again, I FINALLY put it together. I think my mojo was in outer space.

I showed it to my son today and he said he wants to give it to his girlfriend especially since they have 2 cats. He asked that I color "Eli" (male) gray with stripes and "Ripley" (female) brown with stripes. I asked him to look for a "love" sentiment on the web so I could print and apply it on the inside.

Yay, Lollipop Crafts is back with Challenge #62-Anything New Goes. I'm entering this card with the two cutie cats which is "new" stamp I got recently. Click here for the deets.

Supplies: Cat image by Penny Black, Stripe DP byDoodle Bug, Red DP (sorry, I used scraps), Spellbinder dies, Copic Markers, Distress Ink, Flowers by Prima, Leaf punch by EK, "My Valentine" stamp by Studio G, lace by Simplicity (Walmart), ribbon by Offray, corner punch by Marvy, heart stickers by Sticko, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, and pearls by Kaiser Crafts.

New Year's Eve, I cooked and cooked, and cooked. And I can't believe I made cone sushi for the first time. I had lunch with my friend Faye the day after Christmas and she gave me some that she made. Ohhhhhh, they were sooooo delicious, I had to ask for the recipe. OMG, talk about "labor of love." This recipe is very time-consuming BUT worth every bite. Nowadays, cone sushi doesn't have much added to the rice as when I was a kid. This has a LOT of stuff inside.
Here's a pix. Are you craving some sushi now?

Thanks for popping in for a visit. Hope you all have a WONDERFUL and crafty week.


sweet said...

That's such a sweet image and beautiful card!
Glad your son is feeling better and that he got involved in your crafting... That's so cute!
And yes I'm now hungry for cone sushi. I love eating that with fried chicken!
That's for creating tomorrows dinner menu for me!

Creations by Shirl said...

Great Penny Black image, cute~
I'm sure your son's GF is going to love it knowing her future MIL made this too...
Have a great week Karen!

Leanne said...

Adorable card Karen!! Those two are so cute and the scene is really sweet!
Glad your son is doing much better. :)
O man, we had cone sushi the other night, but it was the plain kine. Nothing like that, and yea that looks ono!! I bet it tastes ono too. ;)
Thanks for linking up with us at Lollipop Crafts!
Have a wonderful day!!

Cyndi said...

very cute card! love it as a valentine's card! ooh and that sushi looks yummy!

coops said...

so gorgeous karen.i love your fab colours and the image is really sweet :D
glad to hear that your son is now better.

xx coops xx

Danni said...

Love your card, so sweet!! and glad your son is better!

Colleen said...

Your mojo definitely did not look like it was in outer space when you made this card. How sweet... your son wants to give this card to his girlfriend for Valentine's Day. This means that he doesn't think that your mojo was in outer space either. :) The cone sushi looks yummy. You will definitely need to make me some one day. :)

Lynn said...

Yummy card and sushi! The Valentine card is so sweet and well detailed. I have been staring at it for a long time....impressive!

Kim Y. said...

This is the cutest ever!! Glad to hear your son is better!

Dora said...

Aww this is so cute Karen, love those cute kitties too, ever so sweet... no wonder your son wanted it immediately xx

Sonia said...

Hello Karen
Wonderful Creation! love it! Great Job!
I'm Hungry!, lol!!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

Mimi said...

such a sweet card karen! love those cute cats and adorable layout! so glad that your son's feeling better! have a fantastic day! ;)

Angela said...

Love this card and all the embellishments you added, That sushi looks wonderful. I love sushi rolls bu have never tried to make them.