Thursday, March 13, 2014

Old Love

When I first saw this image, I knew exactly how I was going to put it together. Kinda, sorta... I had an idea it would be a masculine card... and I knew it would have to be an anniversary card... and after that... I was pretty much open to any kind of possibility. :)
I saw this sketch this morning and it all came together for me:
The sketch is from Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Blogspot Stella Says Sketch Challenge #106. Boy, what a mouth full! Ha! Try saying that really fast three times! ;) But guess what?!? I missed the deadline! :-\ I liked the sketch though so I went for it anyway. :)
The image is Old Boots from Beccy's Place and this is for her March Challenge
Here is my card:
Background paper is retired from The Angel Company. The button is wicked old! I inherited a huge jar of old buttons from my mom she'd been collecting since she was a young mother. That's how she described it to me. My mother celebrated her 93rd birthday last May. So I thought the old button went really well with the Old Boots. :) On a side note, I've been using buttons from that jar since I was a teenager... about... maybe 13 years old as far as I can remember and I turned 52 last September. So almost 40 years of hauling this button jar around! I'm NOWHERE close to emptying the jar! 8-] Crazy isn't it? ;) lol The sentiment is from Love to Think of You by StampArt Design by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps. I used a Fiskars border punch to create the interesting border pattern on the bottom. I colored the image with my beloved Copic markers. The remaining supplies are from my long-hoarded stash... which explains the retired paper. :-\
I'd like to enter my this card into the following challenges:
I am a follower of all these blogs and display badges / links here.
OK, so I think that keeps the challenges under ten. I count nine but I'm not good at math. Ha! ;) That will be my excuse in case I'm wrong. As a DT Coordinator for another challenge blog, it perturbs me when participants have more than ten challenges they are participating in with their one card. For starters, often times, the theme is overlooked or any of the other rules. I checked rules and themes and I think I got them all. Also, it's not so much for a prize... although... truth be told... that WOULD be nice! ;) I just happen to think my card came out so phenomenally fabulous that I want LOTS of folks to see it!!! ;) lol Ha!
Ssooo... I'm often told I'm a hopeless romantic. I've always thought that when you marry someone... it should be your best friend... someone who you would never tire of seeing or speaking with. I know there would be ups and downs but when it all came to an end... this is how it should be. Growing old with someone... something that eluded me but I believe in it and still want it for myself. I believe my moment has passed but I've raised my 26 year old daughter with the same thoughts and I hope it is not too late for her... or heaven forbid... that I've misled her. I know she thinks as I do because I shared with her something I'd heard. I had someone close to me tell me she didn't want to retire because she'd have to spend every day, all day long with her retired husband and he would get on her nerves. When I told my daughter this, my daughter said that was the saddest thing she'd ever heard. That was my exact thought when I heard this! Maybe I am TOO much of a hopeless romantic. I hope not! :) I want my daughter to get to experience old love... like a pair of old comfortable shoes... that have been through a lot together and remain side by side. :) That's where I got the idea of an anniversary card and I thought the sentiment fit it so well.
Well, enough of that from me today. :) Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card. Love your coloring.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Love to Create.

    LTC DT

  2. Brilliant card! Fab image, great sentiment. It IS a lovely sketch too! Thanks for sharing with us at LCI
    PS Have to agree with you about the number of challenges some people enter one card into... however do they find the time!!? :)

  3. Hi Emma, oh your coloring is simply gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!
    Hugs' xx
    Jackie - LTC owner

  4. This is awesome! Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by again to share your wonderful art with us. Have a blessed week, and please know how very grateful I am to have you share with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Fab card.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  6. Fabulous card Ema, and a great take on the sketch. I love how you've coloured the old boots, particularly the lovely background of dark blue fading into light.
    I also have lots of old buttons in a jar Ema... I think there are loads of us who probably do. I would hate to come to the bottom of my jar, I always get such pleasure from just looking at all the lovely buttons in there!


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