Sunday, February 15, 2015

Beary Special Valentine...CAS(E) this Sketch #110, TPE #285~By My Valentine, 4 Crafty Chicks #233~Valentine, Simon Wednesday Challenge~All Creatures Great and Small, A Blog Named Hero~Small Scale

Hello - and belated HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all my sweet friends!

Friday afternoon, we headed west - through fog and rain, which had me sketched out, particularly through Rogers Pass - to visit my husband's family in Kelowna for the long weekend, and to celebrate a combination of a late Christmas, Valentine's Day and an early birthday.  So marvelous to visit with my mother-in-law, as well as my husband's sister (her birthday was the 'early' event), her husband and their lovely 17 year old daughter.  My mother-in law gave me a gift certificate to the local scrapbook store here *rubbing my hands gleefully* More goodies joining my collection!

We had a delicious supper, opened gifts and then, when my husband's niece arrived, after her shift at a nearby retirement home, we feasted on a most decadent chocolate cake. Oh yes: remember the 'new' used car we bought recently? Well, that purchase meant we have three cars, soooo...my gift to my niece was to tell her that I want to give her my beloved Grand Am.  She was in complete shock, and let me just say, my heart is exponentially happy that she's absolutely thrilled. My car will be well loved by this young woman, and as much as I'm sad to 'give up' my baby, I know it will enjoy living in a much warmer climate, receiving the TLC it deserves. Our next task will be figuring out how to get it from our place to Kelowna fairly soon. We'll be plotting and scheming plans over the next short while.

Anyway, before I head off for a walk into the blue skies and warm temperatures, I'm sharing a Valentine card tI made before we left:  My teddy was coloured with prismacolour pencils and the red panel is embossed with polka dots.  Bringing this to my sweet niece when I head north - hopefully -  later in the week.



My layout inspiration comes from CAS(E) this Sketch #110



and I'm also joining the galleries at The Pink Elephant #285~Be My Valentine




A Blog Named Hero~Small Scale (hope my teddy and little hearts are 'small scale' enough to fit the challenge)

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day,
Hugs...



32 comments:

  1. This is so adorable Carol. Your niece is going to love it! Have fun shopping for your new supplies ... that is the perfect gift from your MIL! :) Loll xx

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  2. How so very sweet of you to give your niece your old car Carol! You brought tears to my eyes when I read that! Sounds like it was a wonderful visit for you and hubby. And some crafty goodness to be bought as well!! Have fun shopping!! Now for this lovely and super sweet card-could it get any cuter?! I love it, love how you used MCT products. Your little bear is colored so great, I swear it looks like you used Copics and not colored pencils. Even though I know Prismacolor pencils are awesome on their own, it just looks like Copics! I need to learn to color like this! lol Hugs my sweet friend-Brenda

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  3. Carol, very cute card! Thanks for playing along with our Small Scale Challenge at A Blog Named Hero! -Jessica ABNH DT

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  4. Happy to hear you arrived safely with your hubby's family, Carol! And that entire car business … as a German, where cars cost so much I have trouble counting the zeros behind that first two digits, it still blows my mind how cars are handed down/gifted in the US and Canada. My mom's currently looking at a _very_ small used car (just to drive around the city) and if you want something that will pass the mandatory inspection every 2 years for the next few years, you have to invest at least a healthy 8,000 Euros (roughly 11,000 CAN $). You can go cheaper, but with our safety standards and laws, maintenance might cost you more than the car itself :) … which is why I don't own one, still :D So, very envious of your niece and very happy for her as well. That's an amazing gift … and the card is just as wonderful as your big big heart, Carol! *hugs*

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  5. I miss you Miss C
    now I know you are on family Visit
    I can understand :)
    and I want to tell oh woooww your coloring is adorable and that teddy is soo soo cute
    great using that dots embossing paper in red
    and in whole card ADORABLE MADE
    see you soon on my Valentine card and I joined too Inkspirational where you are the DT member and I adore your butterfly card as always miss C
    Have a great Sunday I go to sleep it will be 24:00 in Germany :)
    hugs, Monika

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  6. Wow, first, you're one super aunt, giving away your car, a Grand Am too! Second, one super fun and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge!

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  7. I'm so glad you've had such a wonderful visit with your family...and, how generous you are to give your Grand Am to your niece! I'm sure she's thrilled! Enjoy the rest of your trip :)
    I really LOVE this card, Carol! The bear is so charming and I love how you colored him! I also love how the embossing is peeking through the heart, and how the stitching just brings it all together! Hugs to you!

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  8. What an adorable Valentine! And how sweet and generous of you to give your car to your niece!

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  9. If I could hug a card, it would be this one! It's soooo cute! I just adore that little teddy and the texture behind the heart die cut! Awesome! And you are such a kind, caring person... I'm sure your niece just loved your gift and will thank you for ages to come!

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  10. Sounds like you had a busy weekend! I'm sure there is one niece smiling from ear to ear....you wanna be my Aunty C?

    Sweet card! Love how Mr. Bear is leaning against the heart - just chillin'. Fabulous coloring!. You always add those extra little somethings ...like the neat polka dot background!

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  11. Wow you have a big heart! I would love an Auntie like you! I love everything about your card, cute teddy, fab sentiment and I really like the way the heart is part off the page too. Putting the red dotty behind reminds me so much of Lego....oh how I was in love with this as a kid! Hope you had a GREAT weekend!

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  12. Stunning creation, love the colours too, what a lovely thing to give your neice too, <3 <3 <3 hugs Pops x x x

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  13. What a fab aunty you are! Love the beary sweet valentine :)

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  14. Oh Carol, what a wonderfully generous person you are! I was touched by your story. You are definitely good people! And there are more of you out there than the media would have us believe. How fun that you got a gift card for more goodies to add to your supply. Never can have too much. And finally, that is one super duper sweet, loveable and huggable card! Happy Valentine's Day indeed! Consider yourself squeezed! :)

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  15. At least you were getting a bit closer to my part of the world :) What a wonderful opportunity to get together and I can just imagine the shocked look on your nieces face. Yes, my heart would be exploding with joy at being able to do this too...happy sigh :) Adore the negative space you used for the heart!! Great card.

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  16. Your teddy is so cute and very well colored, Carol. I'm glad you had such a nice family visit with gifts all around.

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  17. Well, I've missed so many incredible creations! I see lots of winners--no surprise there! Thinking I better stick to the challenges where you're on the DT--LOL! Anyway, I so enjoyed browsing this morning, my friend. Take care & let me know if Bend works out this year. Hugs, Greta

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  18. Oh, how lovely and generous of you to gift your car to your niece! What a blessing!
    And your card is super sweet, Carol! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  19. Adorable card! Such a fab design! Love that sweet teddy!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  20. This is a beary sweet valentine for a special niece. And you are one special auntie - a car. Wow. I'm sure your dear niece was bowled over to hear she would be the next in line to own your beloved car. She sounds like she's the perfect match for it. You're such a dear!! Have fun with the littles! Bev

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  21. What a sweet sweet card. Love your beautiful bear, just love him and your card. Hope you are doing well!

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  22. Adorable!! The bear is sooo cute!! I love how you did the hearts!!

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  23. Awwww this is a precious card! I love that cute little teddy and colored so beautifully!! Very neat the way you did the die cutting of the heart! I'm making a mental note of that ;) I hope you enjoyed your walk into the warm temps. We sure don't have those at the moment and won't for a long time it looks. Glad you had some fun time with your family! (hugs my friend)

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  24. What a special Valentine Carol. Teddies always make them special. - Jim

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  25. Such a sweet bear and I love the hearts with him too!! :) So adorable!

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  26. I just love everything about this card Carol!
    Thanks for joining us at CTS !

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  27. Alrighty then, get set for the gushing I am about to do - That heart, oh my with the textured red card behind it - looks so marvelous, and the heart within a heart laid on the red - GENIUS!!!! That teddy bear is so sweet and so amazingly cute - makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!! I feel like I have been hugged by you!!! Hope everything is going positively beautifully for you!! Enjoy!!!!

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  28. Sounds as though it was a fabulous joint-joint-joint celebration, Carol ... how lucky is your niece to have Auntie C give her her car ... she must be over the moon! Sweet card ... that little heart on the teddy is so cute! Hugs, Anita :)

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  29. I visiting you again and will asking where is your new card miss C
    I miss your cards..
    hope you are doing well and will posting something today
    I just worry cause you always posting something and never leave your blog alone like this
    big hugs from far away
    Monika

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  30. Carol your sweet comment made my day! Forgive my absence dear~I don't trust myself with the written word when I have migraines~enough said. As for you...you are the mirror image of my dear aunt who gifted my daughter with a car recently and know that gifts like that mean so much. ;) Love your sweet card and hope that you had super fun wandering the aisles of the scrapbook store. hugs. ;)

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  31. Almost looks like a Lego background - so cool! That would work well for a little boy, too (perhaps not in red...) Hugs, Cornelia

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