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Friday, February 11, 2011

Black Valentine?

Ok, so those who have frequented my blog know that I am always contending with the male testosterone in my home (even the darned cats are male!). Now I am not complaining because, well I am princess/queen or so I like to think and tell them. I do have alot of pink and they know if they want to make me smile- bring me something in PINK, it works like a charm each time. So anyways....... I am always tryng to make that masculine card and then I show DH or Ds and they roll their eyes, "Uh, why did you add that ribbon or that button- men don't want ribbon or buttons on their cards." As you can see here I added a button, there is even some baker's twine (will they even know that? Or will it be ribbon to them?). And yes, I did put those darned hearts on their card, for heaven sakes it is VALENTINE's day!!! But this card is no frilly, the embossing is masculine, the colors of gray and black can't get anymore drab: even the hearts are black! The sentiment is the least non sentimental as I could go without stumping them on what the card was for, right? The cherry cobbler ink looks so dark it almost looks black. So- I am very proud of my masculine, non frilly, Valentine's for the testosterone drivin' family members in my house. What do you think?
PS: ok, so I mailed a V'day package to DS in college, yep- I did it. I put the filagree hearts on the outside of the box..... but they WERE in black and gray. I don't think anyone will notice. Tee hee....

Have a great Friday all!

Challenges: Flourishes: buttons, SimonSays Stamp & Show: embossing, Papertake: heart, Raise the bar: Valentine- Not pink/red

7 comments:

Nancy Wethington said...

Great card - and I can certainly identify with your household! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Virginia said...

Heidi,
This card is so pretty and sophisticated! I love it! B.T.W. I am outnumbered at home too so I can totally relate! : )

Cindy's Creative Corner said...

Heidi - I think it's an awesome card. Isn't it funny, my house is the exact opposite....Steve is now the only male, LOL. Love ya girl!!

Katie said...

What a great masculine valentine!
We have the opposite problem in our house...all women, one man.

Marisa said...

Fabulously elegant, Heidi! Love the fleur de lis EF you used and the colour combo is very striking. Gorgeous card ;)

Nancy said...

Your card's beautiful!!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon