SIP Challenge 34 – Love!

Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde

That would not be me…. I have so many wonderful family & friends who love me, least not my son. I have the wealthiest of hearts. (I needed that intro)

image1So, this morning at 2:30 am my wonderful son sent me a text. He is in Italy attending NYU this year & last night lost his wallet which included a debit & credit card, school & state ID, & passport card. Ouch! so for ann hour we ran thru all the things he needed to do (or rather I have to do – since he does not have access to a phone). The final text said “some girl found it” I’m like how do you know? “she faced booked me. technology can be wonderful – right!

That resolved it is now 3:30 am & I am wide awake. I had one final Valentines card to make for my friend Mike who already purchased 3 cards. (He’s a good guy – they are for his mom, MIL, wife & daughter – not 4 GF’s). So what better time to do it then  when I was wide-eyed & bushy-tailed as opposed to being totally wiped out after a challenging day of work. So, I decided to challenge myself as well. (nice lead in right?)


SIP-Challenge-34-Love-800-768x994SIP Challenge 34 – Love! was the perfect challenge for my Final Valentine’s day card (for 2016).

I was inspired quickly, and went to work. I had a few changes from where I would have liked to go with the card. Let me show you the card first (which I am pleased with) and then I will tell you the few changes I would like to have made…..

SIP Challenge 34 – Love!


It’s not clear in a photo but the hearts are cut with my brother scan & cut and popped up from the card base with dimensionals. The color is lying flat on the card base.

I really wanted to have a variegated color effect from left to right & use 3 different colors. Only at that ungodly hour my mind could not work on color combinations so I felt going monochromatic was my best bet.

Inside, on parchment paper


I also wanted to use the inlay Technique with the work “Love” in the lower right of the card with some patterned paper, only my letters were too small & my new larger ones have not yet arrived. Bummer!

Looking at the picture – I wish my sentiment was centered under the hearts and the ribbon was Vertical on the left. Next year – right?


Thanks for stopping by – hope you enjoyed the card.



5 thoughts on “SIP Challenge 34 – Love!

  1. Lisa says:

    Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!! So glad someone found your son’s wallet…..that had to be stressful!!!

  2. Donna, that is one handsome son and one beautiful Valentine’s Card. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our love themed challenge this week!

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