So in Love

So in Love
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One year ago today, my boyfriend (now my husband) completely took me by surprise and proposed to me on stage at Real Estate BarCamp in Nashville, TN! We were part of a panel of REALTORS® answering questions from our dear friend Brian Copeland about how we use technology in our real estate business and at the end of 90 minutes or so, Dale got the last question. He took a long time answering it and transitioned it into my marriage proposal! He even had the song “Somebody” by Depeche Mode play on the speakers overhead. Depeche Mode is our favorite band and that song is essentially about longing for one’s “Somebody” or soul-mate. My husband and I were truly meant to be together! Here is the video below, and then I’ll get on to the card I made for him today!

This is the card I made for him today. We love the song “So in Love” by OMD, but that song doesn’t have anything to do with the card. 🙂

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These are the products I used to make this card, which was inspired by a gorgeous card I saw on Pinterest! What’s coincidental is the woman who created the card that inspired mine is from Tennessee, where we were engaged.

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These are the clear stamp sets I used: C1480 (retired) from the Roxy “Workshop on the Go” by Close to My Heart, Pink Paislee’s Butterfly Garden Collection – Expressions No. 14 and Glitz’s “Laced with Grace.”blog-Stamps Used in So in Love Card

I stamped the heart and added some shading with my colored pencil, then cut it out and inked the edges. I also stamped the rose frame and colored the roses with colored pencils. I would have done a better coloring job if I wasn’t trying to make this card while my husband was out. I was on a tight time crunch to get this done!

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I stamped kraft paper with the background stamp and then stamped over it with another ink color. I used my sponge dauber to distress the edges with brown ink, and added bitty brads to the corners after cutting and layering the pieces.

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I made the lacy piece by punching one side of craft paper and then turned it over to punch the other side. I distressed both sides with ink and then adhered my ribbon to it.blog-Lacy Paper Here is another view of the card. I hope it’s not too feminine for him with the hearts and roses, but I think he’ll like the aged look of the card.

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Thanks for reading my blog and be sure to hug your sweetie tightly tonight – once you find the right one, each moment is a precious blessing.

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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