Sunday, February 11, 2018

Heart Quilt

I have a Valentine card that I made using a freebie that is available at Pattie's Creation Design this month.  I kept it CAS for mailing.
Yesterday I went shopping with my Mom for her dress for her 50th Anniversary and the party that she is planning to have.  WOW - dresses are sooooo expensive and that doesn't mean that they are made well.  When you are paying that amount of money, then the material is so thin so then you have to purchase such ridiculous undergarments besides.  I am diabetic and have an insulin pump, where do you put that in a dress??? and then have access to it when you need to shut off an alarm or give insulin???  Almost forgot the shoes and alterations and that I basically need a second mortgage.  I do love my parents and I give them lots of credit for being married for 50 years and they deserve a fun reception.  I'm just looking for another excuse to wear this outrageously priced dress again, hehe.


Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Pattie's Creations - Postal image stamp hugskisses

Challenges
Pattie's Creation Design - Ch. 143 Love's in the Air
Brown Sugar - Ch. 275 Valentines Day
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 196 Valentines or Love Sentiments
AAA CAS Game - Ch. 108 All you need is Love
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 380 Valentines - Say it with words
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 104 Love is all around
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 439 Love
Di's Design - Lots of pink and/or red
Allsorts - Wk 454 Love is in the Air
Crafty Friends - Ch. 77 Love is in the Air


27 comments:

Wendy L said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts and Crafty Friends for our Love challenge. Gorgeous card, xxx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Lisa Lynn.
I understand your problem with shopping a nice dress which 'hide' your insulin pump. Dresses are expensive here too and in fact you wear them not so often. You should wear it whenever you can, party or no party.
Wishing you and your parents a fun party!
xxx Margreet

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and hope you can sort out the dress/insulin pump issue.x [aNNie]
 ❤️

Jane said...

What a pretty little grid pattern inside your heart, sweet colours too. Thanks for joining in with the current AAA Cards challenge.

Pia S said...

Nice clean and simple card! As for the dress? Use it at any time and as much as you want!

Cards by Maaike said...

I like the tic tac toe feeling and the romantic colors. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

Fikreta said...

ver nice card!

Sandy said...

I hear you on the dress! You're right, everything is made of crummy fabric these days.
Your card is super cute. Thanks for entering it in the If You Give a Crafrer a Cookie challenge. Sandy/DT

Furrbster said...

This is a very pretty card - thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! what a lovely card love the hugs and kisses sentiment and such a pretty heart.

We attended my niece's wedding a few years ago and she wanted long dresses for the women and tuxedos for the men, neither of us had them. We managed to get a "cheap" tuxedo. BUT my dress cost a lot with shoes etc etc. I thought I would never wear it again, so decided on a shorter length. Luckily I have had a few occasion that it could be worn since then, hubby's Tux has never been worn!

Hope your outfit is as you want :)
Faith
x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card and congrats to your Mum and Dad on their 50th anniversary -it will be ours next year-fingers crossed.I agree about the thinness of clothes even childrens -when shopping with my little grandaughters they love stuff and I think you would even struggle been warm with that in Summer never mind Winter!!!
Carol x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congrats to your parents for 50 years of marriage! That's awesome and definitely a reason to celebrate! Dresses are so expensive - I haven't bought "new" clothes for years. Here we have some amazing thrift shops where the used clothes are most times nicer and of better quality than those found in the shops. It's a bragging rights thing here too, to tell people where you bought your beautiful outfit, at the used clothing place, and I only paid X amount of dollars! (I should point out that socks, underwear, and shoes must be new, no thrift stores for those items! That would be gross!) Anyway, I digress! Your card is beautiful - I love hearts! And thanks so much for the link to the freebie!

Joanna Moore said...

I feel your pain sistah!! I can't tell you how many times I've had to slip into the bathroom while wearing a fancy dress so I can just bolus for my dinner (sigh). The trials of diabetes eh?!! Post a picture of your dress! I wanna see what you went with!
~Jo

Chriss America Real said...

This card is just darling my friend !

Dresses in the Washington DC area are extremely expensive . Congratulations to your parents on 50 years ! We just had our 40th and with my husband's new pacemaker/defibrillator, I am hopeful that we will make it to 50, 60, 70 LOL! We have been together since I was 16 years old , got married when I was 20 . Anyway I hope you have fun at the party and enjoy your new dress ! Please post some pictures of the big event!

Hugs,
Chriss

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Fabulous C&S card Lisa Lynn! Sorry to hear of your dress struggles! My mom wore slacks to their 50th Anniversary party, so I did too! My top was fancy and I had nice costume jewelry, too! CONGRATS to your parents!

Brenda

P.S. post pictures!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Danijela Ralovic said...

Lovely card! Congrats to your parents for 50 years of marriage and thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
Hags,
Danijela

Younique Creations By Tina said...

So happy you played and your card is amazing!
Thanks for playing with us
Tina, Brown Sugar DT
youniquecreationbytina.blogspot.com

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, perfect for this weeks challenge.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Love is in the air' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Love Is In The Air” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge. I love how you colored my image.
Pattie
Artist & Owner

Sandy How said...

Another sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments challenge.
Hugs, Sandy DT

Helene E said...

So lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

Dawn said...

Congrats on their anniversary and good luck with the dress. Great card too. Thanks for playing at Pattie's Creations.
Dawn DT.

bharati nayudu said...

I always love bold sentiments and patterned heart is a lovely focal point! Thank you for playing along with us at AAACards. Hugs- Bharati

Indy's Designs said...

Darling card! The checkered heart is so festive! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs,
Debbie

Melanie said...

Love your cute card! I know about that expensive dress. I am a seamstress and used to sew to save money. Everything is so expensive nowadays that sewing is for enjoyment only. I can no longer save any money by making it myself. Thank you for sharing with us at The Brown Sugar Challenge.

Ines said...

Gorgeous card:)Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge:)Ines DT
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