falling snow

Sunday, February 23, 2014

This Pony Can Run!

My husband loves seeing horses in a field. He especially loves the rare opportunity to gaze upon the wild horses. 




Grace-filled beauty.

Several years ago he experienced the adventure of working in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for a year of turning seasons. Weekends when he wasn't homeward bound were filled exploring and discovering the newness about him.

Above are some horses he happened upon in a field on his trek to Newton Hills State Park one such weekend. It appears he was a lone visitor venturing into the park this icy cold February day.

As soon as I saw this sticker sheet by Glitz titled, "Wild and Free," and the coordinating paper pad on one of my final trips to Archivers, I knew there would be several cards for dh from this set. Paper colors and patterns he would like. The paper and sticker elements are so appropriate for masculine cards (except for the sheet of pink ponies), something in short supply amid my collection of pink, ribbon, flowers, and lace!

This is dh's Valentine card for 2014. A colorful sheet of paper from the collection, a few stickers, a heart cut from one of the other pieces of paper, and a card was made! I thought it necessary to add glitter to the hearts on the pony, a bit of a time consuming task, but so worth it - a Valentine, even one for a guy, should at least have a spot of glitter don't you think?

And this pony can run! With a flick of his tail, he can gallop fast as any pony, with the attached wobbler on his back. 

I added a computer generated sentiment inside to finish the Valentine; it's isn't a very original sentiment, but it captured the feeling I wished to create.  

Dh took me to a stamp shop I like to visit on Valentine's Day while he worked on his laptop at a nearby coffee shop. In the early evening, we had a nice dinner out. A quiet day, a good day. We have discovered over the years Valentine's Day isn't about the big things you do together; it's the everyday little things. Honoring each other's time and interests. Saying "please" and "thank you." Celebrating the gift that is the love we share. Speaking love through actions.

Love to you, my love.

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Bazill Bling
Glitz: Wild & Free 6" Paper Pad and Sticker Sheet
Hero Arts: Prisma Glitter and Gold Metallic Decor Gems
Misc: Wobbler