This is the card I made for HWNSNBP for our 34th anniversary today. It's not easy making cards for men. I didn't want any flowery stuff and I had already used the birds and cages for his birthday and lighthouses in the past. Then I thought about these chairs and hearts. The background is run through the Big Shot with the Herringbone embossing folder and then I used the text stamp from French Foliage very lightly on the raised areas of the embossing to give it some contrast and add to the texture. The smaller hearts are made using the owl punch. The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
These dahlias below came from our garden. One of the few things that survived the crazy summer weather. The purple one is about 6 inches across. The pink ones will be linked to Pink Saturday.
I was reminded today, when HWNSNBP brought them in the house for me, of the time our son Christopher, then all of four years old, was invited to a birthday party for our neighbors' twin girls down the street. I took him to the garden and had him help me make two little bouquets for them from my flower border. He asked why we were doing it - making the bouquets - and I told him that girls like it when they get flowers. After pondering this for a bit he stated his observation. "I get it" he said. "You bring girls flowers until you get married and then you make them grow their own". Very logical for a four-year-old.
So that was not the only thing that HWNSNBP shared with me today. He told me that there was something he wanted me to see outside by the shed and to bring my camera.
They're called stinkhorns and they were about 6 inches tall. And yes, they look like what you think they look like! And boy do they smell. Apparently those white puffs close to the ground will also become, um.... erect in the next day or so. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)