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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Coffee of the Day - Santa's White Christmas (caramel, coconut, vanilla, & nuts - read below for the story!)

Happy Valentine's Day to each and every one of you! May you know that you are loved, truly, deeply! :)

My coffee today may seem a bit odd, but it has a little story. Believe it or not, there was a time in my life when I really wasn't a coffee drinker. shocked?! yep, it's true! Before living in Ohio, we spent 10 years in Florida. Those were back in Dave's golf pro days..... anyhow, in the malls there used to be this fabulous coffee place called Barnies. they sold not only hot coffee drinks, but the most wonderful packaged flavored coffees and teas. As you were walking along the mall, you could always tell when you were getting close to Barnies because the aromas were fantastic!  So David and I became hooked on their flavored coffees. His favorite was always 'Santa's White Christmas'. year 'round he could drink it, and thankfully they carried it all year, too.  Well imagine our dismay to discover that Barnies wasn't in Ohio once we moved up here! for several years I would order our favorite flavors as a special treat, but then life changed in the Scull household and mail order coffee was no longer a viable treat.

So the other day I was traipsing along through WalMart picking up a few necessary grocery items when I came to the coffee aisle. had to get some coffee filters..... there on the shelf was ONE bag of Barnies Santa's White Christmas coffee. if a spotlight had been shining down on it and trumpets sounding, I would not have been surprised! I knew that would make the perfect Valentine for my dear hubby! so as he is out getting bagels for our breakfast this morning, I am making him a pot of special coffee. it isn't much, but he will understand. and that is really what a day like today is all about. those special moments that keep our love going from day to day...... through the mountain top moments and the walking through the valley times such as a cancer diagnosis exactly one year ago..... a pot of coffee. :)

now I share with you Ryan's Valentine card. he has been and always will be our Super Ry....


image by Kenny K, papers from Basic Grey Fact collection, sentiment from Create with TLC. a few washi tapes, some linen thread, a vintage button, and some glimmer mist. simple, but the focus is on the fab Super Hero!

Stay tuned for a big announcement from me coming soon.....

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - encouraging anything goes
Kenny K - to the one I love
Crafty Creations - love and/or hearts
Divas by Design - love and romance
Inky Impressions - ribbon or twine
Little Red Wagon - the word 'love'
Paper Shelter - be my Valentine
Can You Digi It - love is in the air
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Cards for Men - all my love
Daisy Doodles - Valentine for a guy
Forever Friends - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - love
Spark Your Creativity - anything goes
V's Sweet Ideas - love

18 comments:

heidy said...

Love your fab card Jennifer!!
XXX Heidy

ursula Uphof said...

Great card and I am sure your hubby loved his special coffee. hugs Ursula

Karen Letchworth said...

Jennifer: Your cards are always SO darling, and this one is super cute!!! I love your sweet style of crafting, and appreciate having you share your art with us!
Have a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. You could share this at V's Sweet Ideas (LOVE theme) for a chance to win a $20 Freckled Fawn gift certificate right here:
www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com

Have a blessed week! Praying for you,
Karen

Rhonda Miller said...

I LOVE your card.

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

So awesome!!!
Great kennyk image!!!!
Thanks for joining us at kkkk!

Kathi said...

Great card. I know your husband loved it and his special coffee.

Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's Krafty Krew's Challenge!

Margaret said...

What a great masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Jennifer, Your card is truly gorgeous but your story is awesome. Isn't God good to us?
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours; we love that you have taken time to share your wonderful work with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

PS
Pin and Tack has a month long Anything Goes and the prises are excellent.

CreatewithTlc said...

Fabulous card.........love the great colors~! and loved that story....what a perfect Valentines gift.
Paulette

Cath said...

What a GREAT story! I hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day! :)

Penny said...

Love the story, Jennifer! And I am sure that your hubby was thrilled with the cup of joe!
And your card is wonderful! Love the image, the die cuts, the design & papers! Such a sweet sentiment, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Hope you had a fantastic Valentine's Day!

Mamma Mia said...

Great card Jennifer and perfect for a male card! Love your coffee of the day story - hope your hubby enjoyed it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time.
Helen x (DT)

Lindsey said...

Love your coffee story -- and you just never know what you might find in Walmart! Great valentine; what a perfect image for a boy card. So glad you linked up with us at Crafty Creations Challenges!

Team said...

Fabulous card and what a great image! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely fabolous Jennifer. Great design with the tied twine, added hearts and edgepunch. Fun image too. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Shannon83k said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

Wattage said...

Such a great card - and that coffee sounds fab! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

Linda said...

thanx for joining us over at Foreverfriends with your SUPER cool superman card ;)
Linda DT-FF
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