Friday, February 12, 2010

Be Mine Forever...

Hello everyone and happy Friday to you! It's time to Raise The Bar again, and this week our challenge is called Be Mine Forever.
Have no fear as this has nothing to do with a significant other but rather with a favorite Stamp/Set/Item that you will never ever ever ever part with.
Here is my cherished Godspeed set from Stampin' Up:

 

This set came out when DH was in Iraq so this holds a very special place in my heart. I loved the way the soldier was drawn as he blurs the lines of ethnicity. I used the current layout from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, my distressing tool, as well as the script Cuttlebug folder.
And see this embellishment?

 

It's the actual clay heart that I gave to DH before he deployed. There is this wonderful lady in WA who hand makes these for the soldiers, they keep it in their pockets as a reminder of home. Awww! I guess this did turn into a mushy Valentine after all!
Now come on over to Raise The Bar with us! Let's see what your all time favorite stamp set/item is and tell us your story. You could be the next Guest Bar-Tender to join us the following week!
Other awesome challenges that inspired me:
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Think Male
Our Creative Corner: Masculine Valentine
All Sorts Challenge: Distressed, button & a bow
Pile It On: To the one you love
The Pink Elephant: Mushy Gushy Valentine
Happy Friday everyone, please join me later for the Whimsie Doodles Blog Hop. :D
*Love and Aloha*

21 comments:

brenda said...

Hi Joni

What a very emotional image, I can fully understand what it means to you. The card you have made with it is simply lovely.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Ann said...

This has just blown me away Joni. so beautiful. Love that stamp and your story really got me. Not sure whether I have anything with such strong ties but I'll have a think.
Ann xxx

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

sam said...

beautiful! thanks for joining us at PIO!

Sally said...

WOW! Really inspirational and emotional card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

mulberry station said...

Joni, I am so grateful to those that service. This is a beautiful and emotional card. I really appreciate you sharing your story with us. The image is powerful and the heart pulls at your heart strings. Beautiful!!

Arlana said...

Joni, Love the special meaning of your card. Love everything you did to your card . It just all so perfect. Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

This is amazing!! I love the meaning behind the heart embellishment and think you should also submit this over at TPE!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SSW this week!!
Hugs~
Sheri~SSW DT

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Hi Joni! Love your card! I wanted to thank you again for the blog candy- I used the red ribbon today. It really made the card sensational. Hugs!

Lisa said...

Hi Joni, Wow this is lovely!

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

KymKreates said...

Oh my gosh, this is just stunning and touches my heart. Thank you for joining us at SSW and hope to see you again.
KymKreates

Stacy said...

What a touching card this is! It almost made me cry! You did a beautiful job with this stamp and the sketch. Thank you so much for joining us at SSW, I really hope to see you again next week.
Stacy

Jeannie said...

So amazing and that button is the perfect touch!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful piece of work. Love the distressed style and masculine colors and the sentiment behind it is so touching. Happy to know your DH came home from Iraq safely! You totally rocked the masculine Valentine challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at the OCC.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Wow, what an awesome card! Thanks for sharing your personal story. The heart is beautiful. Thanks to all who have and are serving our country and preserving our freedoms. Your card couldn't be any better. Love the yellow ribbon!

Andrea M said...

Wow Joni. This is so touching! I can see how it would hold a special place in your heart. I am so happy that your husband is back home safely. Gorgeous card! I'm sure it will mean the world to him! Thanks for joining us at Pile it On!

Trudi said...

What an amazing card and so touching! Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!

Rose said...

This is a lovely card Joni! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at SSW this week!

Terry Oulboub said...

This is a fantastic card with the soldier. What a great idea to use the handwriting embossing Cuttlebug folder! Thanks for playing along with us at SSW.

Donna said...

Super sweet card using this weeks sketch, beautifully done! Thanks for joining in the fun at SSW :) Donna x

MiamiKel said...

Oh Joni, don't know how I missed this one but oh my goodness, this is award winning - both in your poignant words and in your sweet card that must have meant a lot to make with your precious Godspeed set! Lovely job, just lovely ..... :)