Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Love You with Falling Hearts

I'm still trying to justify the $23 die!!  Here's card #2 so the die is now costing me $11.50/card!! (Card #1 was yesterday.)

Love You


Andrew comes back from D.C. tonight!  I've begged him for pictures - and all I got from their experiences at the inauguration yesterday was this...


(Luckily there is a professional photographer on the trip so I am able to view much better pictures on that gentlemen's website!)

This picture was taken during the President's inaugural speech - I'm not sure real sure what we are looking at in this photo except a subset of the million people in attendance!!

To hear Andrew relate the story, it was not the best day for the group.  They walked for over three hours fighting crowds all the way, got there just as the President started speaking and, even though the news is reporting a flawless event, Andrew says the jumbo-tron wasn't working at all and the sound system was cutting in and out.  So he didn't see or hear a thing.  Then they had all afternoon to kill - I think their travel agent let them down because they were planning to visit museums - but they were ALL closed!!  Don't feel too bad for them - they have had the last day and a half to visit - so they have seen the monuments, toured the Capitol, the Spy Museum, the Holocaust Museum, and Arlington (he has a picture of the President's helicopter lifting off when they were there on Sunday).  They also have until mid-afternoon today before they head to the airport but I don't know what they will be visiting.

Typical teenager - do you know what his trip highlights have been?

1. There is a microwave in their room and a grocery store across the street - so they buy big bags of frozen Pizza Rolls to snack on!

2. He was so exhausted yesterday that for the first ever in his whole life - he had a cup of coffee.  Well, actually, a Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce latte which is more dessert than coffee.  And he liked it!!

In fairness, he has spent a lot of time in D.C. since my husband's brother and family, his mother and many cousins are in the area and we visit regularly.  So I'm not overly surprised that his highlights weren't seeing the sites!!

It has just dawned on me that I need to make him a welcome home card with a cup of coffee on it - so I better get working!!

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Seasonal Sayings
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Real Red
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts die, Dress It Up Heart Button, The Twinery Maraschino Twine, Hobby Lobby brand ribbon

22 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim I am laughing so hard and your recount of Andrew's big trip! When my son has traveled I usually get stories about their hotel and all the pranks they pull. Oh teenagers! Now your card is so worth the $11.50, your next card is only $7.33! ha ha I love the red and that fantastic ribbon and heart button!

Lisa said...

Love your mathematics Kim LOL! Another perfectly sweet valentine with a fabby polka dot sentiment too boot! Teenage boys...ours had a high school trip to Canada ~ the plays were boring but he found a cool hat!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Pretty card!! Teens crack me up!!Lee-Ann :)

Ginny said...

Another terrific card! Love that striped ribbon and heart shaped bow with the twine. I also love the black polka dot "LOVE". Every element of your card always works SO WELL with the others. I'm just in awe of your talent.

Jackie said...

What an AMAZING card!!! I LOVE every single inch of it! Kim it's just PERFECT!

Carole said...

Yes that's justifiable. Fantastic card.

Aileen said...

Definitely a good purchase, another fab card. Isn't it all about food with teenage boys??? x

Carol L said...

That die is worth it's weight in gold! Both cards look amazing, and knowing how I love to play with intricate dies, I'd be inserting different colored hearts into those tiny holes! I love that heart-shaped button!

Jenny Engelke said...

I'd say this card alone was totally worth purchasing that die! You've done a perfect job with it.....a real eye catcher! Thanks for playing at Dynamic Duos this week!

Bonnie said...

Still lovin' that die and everything else on this card. Especially the twine bow that's so perfect and that little heart gem!

Mynnette said...

Um, that die is TOTALLY worth it! What an amazing card, Kim! LOVE that heart button and I just adore your layered bow! GORGEOUS! Hope school is going well! If you have time, I'd love for you to come and play along at Inkspirational and Technique Tuesday! HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :)

Doris said...

Fantastic card! You could send me one--it would lower the cost;). Just email me for my snail mail address and I'll do the same for you.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty!!! I think you can totally justify your die buy! hehehe!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Kim! Great story about your son! I think that die is totally worth it. It is on my wish list, but I keep buying other stuff! I love both cards that you made with it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Knowing you, Kims, and seeing your adorable card yesterday (!), you will more than get your money's worth out of this fantastic die! Lust! This card, mwah all over its face - I declare it the 2013 poster card for V, ugh, I wish I could use the abbreviation, but I'll be good ... anyways, it is!!

I thoroughly enjoyed your summary of Andrew's historic inaugural visit!! He had fun every single second even if the Big Event was (for his group) pretty much of a disaster.

I'll bet you made him a darling coffee card!

JD said...

Great card. and I see that I'm not the only one that feels like they HAVE to use something to justify the cost. But I think this die is so worth it, your cards have turned out beautifully with it.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

And ... Kim ... You can add some value ... Cos you're giving me ideas how to use mine!! Gorgeous! Hugs xxx

Jen said...

i love this die too... and the price put me off... but your cards make me want to buy it!!

jen xx

Wendy said...

Terrific card, Kim! Just love the die and the look of it on your cards but the cost would have made me think twice too! Perfect sentiment, pretty ribbon & love the button! Nice job! :)

Karen Day said...

My son came home from touring a university that he is considering for next year, and the first thing he does is whip out the cafeteria's menu and says: "you won't believe the food!" Yep, that's certainly your first consideration when choosing where you'll go to college. Sigh. Your card is lovely! That is an amazing die - well worth it :o) Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Vicki B. said...

Love that die, Thanks so much for joining us on the Dynamic Duos.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just awesome, Kim! Love the little falling hearts and that perfect bow! SO glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)