Hope you are prepared to let the people in your life know that you love them this Valentines season.
The Valentines Dance
As the father of 3 daughters every year since they were in middle school they would start preparing for the Valentines dance. I always loved those times. I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughters. I remember we would start looking for those special dresses as soon as Christmas was over. I would stand for hours holding dresses and handbags as they all congregated in the dressing room and would one by one come out and model each dress.
Every time they came out I was reminded of them being little girls and playing dress up! They would always ask me if I thought they looked pretty?.. They are such beautiful young women now and I don’t get to go shopping with them much any more. While Valentines is always associated with romantic love and I am still madly in love with my wife of 25 years, I am also caught up in the nostalgia of 3 other young ladies who captured my heart from the moment I laid eyes on them.
When I saw Tims inspiration I knew what I wanted to do. I had just purchased the model stamps from Tims new collection because they were funky and different. I was interested in how could those fit in to Tims normal grunge aesthetic and this is what I came up with.
Michelle and I have always stressed to our daughters that they are not defined by a Boy (while a significant others can make life special) and your attire is only an accessory to the natural beauty that is found from being a strong confident woman. You must believe in yourself and dream big because you only live once so make what you do count for something that makes this world and those around you better…
My WISH is that their life will be filled with beautiful memories just like the ones I have!
ps. If you look real hard you may see cracked Pistachio!. (thanks to My Hearts Fancy in OKC)
This past summer I had the opportunity to walk one of my twins down the aisle as I presented her to a wonder young man who I think is almost as crazy about her as I am… I was excited that she included me in helping purchase that special dress… She was beautiful and so were my other two daughters in the dresses that I got to help them pick out! I thought I would include a couple of pictures so you could see why I am a proud Dad!
The wonderful pictures were done by Oh My dear photography. They are the best if you are in need of a photographer in the OKC area. http://www.ohmydearphotography.com/
Love is in the Air
I have really enjoyed making valentines this year. I can’t think of a better way to say I love you than with a homemade card. This little guy looked so cute and seems almost so angelic you just expect him to do the right thing and show up with flowers to say I love you.
Always and Forever
This little Guy is one of my favorites. He is so cute and ornery looking. I am sure he will have all the girls attention. The smile on his face says You can trust me…
The pictures I used for both of these valentines were purchased from the Paper Crown in OKC. They are Pion Paper and come from Sweden. Their picture papers are always cool and vintage looking.
Only 4 more days till Valentines Day.
I have been having fun experimenting with Kathryn Moore Character Construction Stamps. They are so fun because you can deconstruct them and mix and match different body parts and have a completely different look.
I have been constructing some valentines to family and friends over the past couple of weeks I hope you like them
Both of these gentleman are part of the series Adventures in Tea. The Dog and hat are from Cirque series.
Mr. Love Letter looks like a world traveler and enjoys keeping in touch and spending time together.
The card on the right reminds me of a Royal Canine who loves to travel to exotic countries and spending time in Grand Hotels. He is always ready to lavish you with his money and presence.
Hope you have a great valentines week…