Monday, February 14, 2011

It's The Big Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

I'll be heading to work in the Flower Department soon, but wanted to post a quick card before leaving. My hubby and I went out to eat last night with 6 other couples and had a blast! We went to a restaurant in downtown Minneapolis called Ruth's Chris. It's quite expensive and we only eat there once a year if that. I noticed that there was a little doily underneath the small cup of butter and grabbed it right away! If Ivy hadn't mentioned in her discussion thread on Flickr that she does this, I never would have given it a thought! Thanks, Ivy! :) Here's the quick card I made using the doily.


I stamped the text across the doily, layered the pieces, stamped the xoxo on the Ek punched heart and the ribbon was a gift from Sue.

I also wanted to share a card I sent to Louise, along with a package of goodies, for her win in my 90-minute scramble a few weeks ago. She should have received them by now, but haven't heard from her yet, so I will wait to post it on Flickr.



One more thing. . .here is a little peek from a post I'm working on. This is a gorgeous Tulip from the floral department where I work. I have lots more to share, so stay tuned!





Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with lots of hugs and kisses! :)

27 comments:

susanne said...

Happy Valentine's Day Barb! Your card is so sweet! We will all now be watching our restaurant table for interesting napkins and doilies! :) It's going to be a busy day for you at work! Have a wonderful day! Love your tuplips!

AnitaRex said...

Happy Valentines Day Barb! I love your card today it's soooo sweet! So fun about the doily, it's a nice one! Your night out last night sounds so fun! I went on a double date too!

Nancy said...

Love your Valentine cards....the doily is a delightful addition to the first card! So glad you enjoyed a night out, and in a fancy restaurant with doilies even! I hope your day is pleasant and speeds by....Happy Valentine's Day, sweet Barb!

Jen said...

Love your work and blog... I just found you through Jill. I'm so glad that I did. I'm now following your blog. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Lin said...

Sweet hearts today, Barb! And love the peek at the tulip!

Arlene said...

Gorgeous tulip! Happy Valentine to you!

Sue said...

How innovative of you Barb even though the idea was from another source, your doily card is lovely. The tulip looks perfect just as nature intended, good photography too!
Smiles:)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Happy Valentines Day Barb. Your doily card is beautiful. Glad that you had fun last night and I love the picture of the tulip,

Simone said...

Happy Valentine's Day Barb!! Your card is so gorgeous and I love that tulip! Can't wait to see more photos :)

Nat said...

Hi Barb, oh you must be tired by now, it must have been a full day of serving customers! Great score on the doily, I will have to also watch out for some when dining out! Happy Valentines day to you!! xxooxxoo

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely creations dear.

Dawn said...

Happy Valentines Day to you Barb.

Gorgeous cards and that tulip is just amazing.
I'll be looking for doilies at restaurants from now on thanks to you and Ivy

Ayana Posadas said...

These are so sweet, Barb! Both cards are adorable and the tulip is just beautiful. I sure hope you had a fantastic Valentine's Day!

Sanne said...

Hi Barb hope you enjoyed Valentines day?
Lovely romantic cards ;)
Hugs Sanne

Clare said...

Such sweet and beautiful cards! I love the doily - made me laugh when you referred to Ivy's discussion! I'm sure all of us Hero Arts gals who saw that discussion will now be looking for doilies whenever we go to restaurants! lol!

Happy St. Valentines to you to, Barb! :)

Suzanne C said...

Lovely cards! The doily is beautiful with the text. The birds are adorable! Lovely tulip! Looking forward to them outside! Can't wait to see your pictures from work.

maryse n. said...

Well you know I've been big on doilies lately, but I never thought to stamp the whole thing. I love the way it turned out. I got pink tulips yesterday and told my husband that I like them way better than roses. Great picture of the tulip.

Vanessa said...

I love your cards, Barb! And this tulip is beautiful! It must be a pleasure to work surrounded by wonderful flowers! Hugs, Vanessa x

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards! You must have been so busy with Valentine's day! My DH had to wait in a long row as we only have one flower shop in the whole village!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great cards Barb. I like how you used the doily from your special evening out in your card.

Kelly Booth said...

Such pretty Valentine's Day cards Barb....Hope you had a wonderful day!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the doily card and the birds are too adorable!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hope you had a good day with your sweetie Barb.Love all of these flowers. They are so beautiful.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Your cards are so pretty. I so love the doily card and the birds are so cute.

ivy said...

this post made me smile! love that your snagged the doily under the butter at ruth chris! i dream of going there one day.... WITHOUT the boys! [want to babysit them so me & hubby can go?! LOL] if i ever go---i TOO will look for their doily under the butter dish!

Heather Maria said...

Beautiful cards and photos of the tulip, Barb! Great thinking on the doily - I'll be looking out for them in future!

Tiffany said...

These are super sweet Valentine's cards! So glad you enjoyed a yummy dinner at Ruth's Chris, you are right about how expensive they are, but I know the steaks are to die for!