Saturday, January 26, 2013

Strawberry Valentine

Hello everyone!  Popping in tonight with a quick card to share, a Valentine for my 14 YO.  It's a bit atypical for a Valentine, but to me it makes perfect sense.


Strawberries are shaped like hearts, aren't they?  And strawberries are one of my daughter Haley's favorite fruits...always have been.  When she was was about 1 or 2 years old, she called them "traw-berries", dropping the "s".  She'd say, "Hay-yee want traw-berries and bannas."  (that was not a typo on 'bananas', that's how she pronounced it)  Ahhh, the sweet old days when the kids were babies!


I'm playing here:




Thank you so much for dropping in!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  :-)

Hugs,



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Strawberries - Flourishes
Paper: Very Vanilla - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: red ribbon recycled from gift
Other: polka dot embossing folder - SU; Copic markers

44 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeee the strawberries!!!

Joan V said...

Gorgeous. Reminds me of warm summer days.

Sindhu said...

Oh my my! This is such a beautiful card. Awesome..

Marisa said...

What a great story behind the card :) Sure she will love the card!

Maria said...

MMMmmm...stawberries are one of my favs, too! What a sweet card for your daughter! I'm sure she'll appreciate it! Take care, hugs!

Lisa said...

Oh wow those strawberries look real! This is a pretty card Colleen and perfect for your daughter's Valentine. My Joey called the bandamas when he was a tot!!

Jennifer said...

So gorgeous! Very clever and cute card. Strawberries are our favorites too...especially because we can get them farm fresh here in Oxnard! Nothing beats a just picked berry =)

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Simply beautiful Colleen! And yes, I think strawberries are like hearts :)
TFSat Addicted to CAS this week!
Andrea

Jackie said...

This is OUTSTANDING Colleen! The polka dot embossing at the bottom looks perfect with the beautiful strawberries!

~Tammy~ said...

What a sweet story! A beautiful card my friend! Gorgeous coloring too!

Kylie said...

Colleen, I LOVE your take on our challenge! This is definately the sort of entry I love to see. Your card is simply beautiful and perfectly CAS! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Annette said...

aww it is really sweet...she will love it..

Andrea Ewen said...

Super cute...love how you colored the strawberries...I know she'll love it!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Adorable and I love the memories, this is a perfect card for her. Love it.

paper fun said...

Colleen, this is gorgeous. The strawberries are so real.

Thanks for sharing your yummy creation with us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Mari

Hussena said...

What a gorgeous card colleen ...loved the story behind it too .. so sweet:) ...Your coloring is so perfect too really like your take on the challenges !!!

Pooja said...

very pretty and fresh card !

walchowDesign said...

Such a sweet V.card, Colleen! Love your coloring on the trawberries!

Benzi said...

That's such a sweet valentine made especially for your daughter. I'm sure it will give her a big smile. I love the bannas and 'trawberries story...so precious.

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet card! :) Your daughter will love this special card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS! Loll xx

Ellen said...

Wow Colleen! What a beautiful CAS card. Your DD is going to love it! Don't those days go by so fast? Seems strange that my kids are all grown up now...
hugs,
Ellen

Jessi Fogan said...

Hey! My oldest says 'y' instead of 'l' too! (Of course, he still does, but anyway...and he's 14 too!) I've never heard another kid use 'y' instead of 'w' :)
I think this card is PERFECT for a valentine - because it sounds like a perfect combo for Haley!

Ann Schach said...

Oh so sweet, Colleen! And so is the memory you shared!

Janny said...

This card gives all summer feeling. Greetings Janny

Virginia L. said...

How YUMMY are those strawberries! Your coloring is SUPERB, Colleen! I love the simplicity of this card (not quite your usual style, but you sure aced it so beautifully)!!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen B said...

Absolutely beautiful Colleen - as is the story behing it. The placing of the stamping is brilliant (as is the colouring!). CAS at its best. Thanks for joining us at A2CAS this week.

Karen x

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, I think this makes a lovely Valentine! I totally get the strawberry-love-heart-Valentine connection. Your coloring on this is 100% stunning!!

Donna Bowman said...

LOVE the strawberries and your coloring!! Gorgeous as always!!

Martha H. said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Your coloring is amazing! I'm sure your daughter is going to love it.

yyam said...

Love how simple and sweet this card is! LOVE!:)

Michele Gross said...

Just darling!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen McAlpine said...

So Sweet!

Sophie said...

So schlicht und elegant.
Ich finde die Karte bezaubernd mit diesen herrlich colorierten Erbeeren.
Da läuft mir gleich das Wasser im Mund zusammen. :-)

Liebe Grüße

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty, Colleen! LOVE the stamped strawberries in the corner!!

chilli pip said...

I don't think its typical I think it is gorgeous.

Stella said...

This is so berry beautiful:) I am with Haley; you can wake me up at night for fresh strawberries:)

Linda R said...

Everything about this card has me smiling. It has such a fresh feel to it.

Hugs~

Audrey Ann said...

Oh Colleen - this makes perfect sense to me too. It is a pure delight!! Hugs!
Audrey

Leslie Miller said...

This makes a wonderful Valentine for your daughter. The sentiment is perfect and the strawberries are a favorite of mine. Love the rich red ribbon against the white. Beautiful card, Colleen!

Lesley said...

Very pretty card, the strawberries look delicious! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Yummy' challenge xx

Bonnie said...

I think strawberries make a perfect Valentine! Those sweet memories of our "babies". Wouldn't trade them for all the tea in China!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Super cute! Just love the strawberry image. Your red bow just pulls this altogether perfectly.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Kimberly said...

Colleen - what a great card for your daughter! Thanks so much for making your mark on this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

maria f. said...

This is a wonderful CAS beauty. Just love your card design.
And you've gone bokeh too - LOVE it. (Sorry, I haven't been here for awhile.) Happy Easter to you and yours, Colleen. And here's to the strawberries that may actually grow sometime this year.

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