Tuesday, January 5, 2021

First Card for 2021

 My dear sweet hubby went fishing so I figured it was a good time to make a Valentine for him and then stash it away in a safe place. Hopefully, I can recall where the safe place is when Valentine's Day comes. So often I forget which really bums me out. But usually it is where I thought it was but for some reason when looking for it the card will have gotten shifted or covered up by another. Well, I will take a chance that I will remember this time for sure. My hubby truly is a blessing to me and I hope he likes this card. I might even spring for the box of chocolates to go with it.



I used digital images from two of Jan's Digital sets....Valentine Wishes and Puttin/ on the Ritz. Together they worked quite well with the heart background and the box of candy. I used the already colored images for it. I was in a hurry to get it done just in case he ends up coming home sooner then I think. Hahaa! If that happens no doubt he caught some fish! These two stamp sets can be combined when you use the hearts from the Puttin' on the Ritz set for a background. While I was at it I printed out lots of backgrounds so that I can use them for my shut ins as well with a different design.

I am entering this in Jan's Digi Stamps January 2021 Challenge-Anything Goes.

Well this morning I had my wound care appointment and over the past few days I made quite a bit of progress. I hope and pray that continues every wound bandage change. So I was happy about that. I hope all of you are enjoying the new year and staying healthy too.

God bless, Verna

30 comments:

Jan Mahew said...

Hello Verna, I am glad to hear you are doing better. I pray it continues.
Tremendous job! You have come a long way! Thank you for showcasing my Valentine wishes and Puttin' on the Ritz sets on your loving hubby's card and sharing it with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Stay safe and Happy crafting!
Hugs,
Jan
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun. Love the faux box of candy 😀

Kathy Krug said...

what a sweet post and card for you hubby. I know how you feel about putting something in such a safe place that you can't find it. I am sure Arlin will love it.

Sandra H said...

This is so lovely 😊 xx

Bunny said...

Great card for your husband. I'm so please about your wound getting better. That is grand news. [Bunny]

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a wonderfully done card for your hubbie.
So very glad to hear you are continuing to improve!!
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy to hear the good news from you about your progress in healing. Sounds like you are right on target. That is a pretty Valentine for hubby. He is a good "catch". Sorry, I couldn't help that after hearing he went fishing. I can't reorganize anymore because I forget where I put things if I move them so you are not alone.

Lisa Babitz said...

Great job with combining the two digital sets; your card looks great! Glad to hear your wound care is going well!

Donna Ellis said...

So cute, Verna! Your romantic take is a lovely way to celebrate the special day. love, de

Mac Mable said...

I am so glad you have made progress with the wound Verna x.
What a wonderful and thoughtful card for your husband and I like how you combined the images x.
I hope DH caught some fish?....x.

Dawn S. said...

This is such a sweet card! Your husband will love it. I'm glad to hear that you are healing well!

Barbara said...

Oh, Arlin will love this. So special for your guy.

Greta said...

The perfect Valentine card for your hubby, Verna! You're really good at using digis! So happy to hear the healing is progressing well!

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty valentine for your dear husband, and I know he'll love it! Hopefully he brought back some fish for your dinner too! I find such great hiding places I manage to hide things from myself too, so you're not alone! LOL Wishing you continued good news from the doctors and good health in the coming days ahead!

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Inkyfingers said...

I'm so pleased to hear that you are slowly improving, Verna and hope that by the time spring comes, you will be running around like a spring chicken! I'm sure Arlin is going to love this card for Valentine and if he is anything like my husband he will be very pleased to get the choccies. Hope the fish were biting!
Happy New Year to you both
Hugs
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Leslie Miller said...

Verna, your first card of 2021 is adorable and your dear Arlin will be very touched by it. You should definitely spring for the box of chocolates! I'm glad your healing is progressing nicely. New year's hugs to you!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful news that you are healing well Verna - it's always a concern as we get older (not that I want to admit the older bit!!)
Love your card - I am sure your hubby will appreciate it.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Shona Erlenborn said...

So glad things are moving in the right direction health wise! Good for you, Verna. This is a great Valentine card for Arlin, love the hearts in the background. Hope you will find it come Valentine's Day!!

Patti J said...

He’s going to love this! What a fun image set! I saw Jan posted this same image, and it looks like a must have! Cute as can be, and I’d definitely pop for those chocolates! Hugs...!

TK said...

What a wonderful card, Verna! I'm sure Arlin will love it, as it's pretty perfect.
Glad to hear a good report on recovery, and keep on!

laurie said...

Glad you are doing better. I think he will love your card and I vote you get him chocolates to go with!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Way to go on making your hubby's Valentine ahead of time! I'm like you - I tend to forget where I hide things - I end up hiding them from myself! Glad your would is healing well and I hope it continues each day!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Glad to read you are healing well. Keep it that way! I am sure Arlin will be delighted - such a pretty card!

Sheryl said...

I love the way you have combined these two sets to create such a stunning card. I do hope you remeber where you've hidden it when the time comes - I'm always forgetting where I put things.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Bonnie said...

Very cool use of different companies images and got the just right look you wanted. Quite the trade, fish for a sweet valentine.

NanaConnie said...

So good to know you are on the mend, Verna. Keep making progress. :-D I love what y0u did with Jan's new set of Valentine images! Fabulous card. Thank you so much for entering and supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
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