Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Life and Love

This is my card for the third and final challenge of Splitcoaststamper's Fall CAS DT search. Something on our card needed to be a couple whether it be embellishments or an image that has two of something. I went the natural route and picked Billy and Lily riding a tandem; two people in love, two wheels and two helmets. Well, this is actually me and my husband in Italy. Would you like to hear a love story? You may skip the next paragraph if you don't! ;)

I met my husband when I went to visit my sister in Indianapolis. They used to work together and she never even mentioned him! I met him two weeks before he was moving to Italy. I was never one to make the first move but I ended up telling my sister I thought he was cute. Of course she told him and he thought it was too bad that he was moving so far away. Well, we ended up exchanging emails and kept in touch. About three months later, my sister was working in England and I thought I would go visit her. My husband said that I should just fly over to Italy and visit him, too! I did, we had our first date there and that is a true story. Although we were in a long distance relationship, it didn't take long for us to fall in love and make plans to be together!

I honestly thought I wouldn't be able to submit my card for the finals since my camera has been acting all spazzy on me. It would work one minute and not the next so when I finished my card I was hoping that my camera would work. Well, it did not and I thought I'd be out of the running just because I couldn't photograph my card. I waited a bit, worked on some Pink Cat Studio release cards and tried again. My camera decided to work and I was so happy! I guess I have to start looking for a new camera whether I like it or not. I got some quotes to have it fixed and it will cost about the same as buying a new one. Printers are like that, too. What a complete waste especially since most everything goes in the landfill! Argh.

I've had a lot of fun trying out for the CAS DT so I won't be too disappointed even if I'm not named to the DT. I wish all of the finalists the best no matter what happens!

Sources: GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Billy & Lily Bicycle Built for Two; Unity May 2010 Kit of the Month - A Little Happy; PTI Top Ten; Vivid ButterScotch ink; SU Taken With Teal ink; Copics; Glue Dots pop up relief

10 comments:

Karen B. said...

Super cute card and even better love story!

Meg said...

Ok, first of all, what a fabulous card!!!! I love the coordinating helmets/outfits and the whole stamp is really just too cute for words. The quote is just perfect, because it sounds like love did give you a fairy tale! That is one of the cutest how-we-met stories ever. I can neither confirm nor deny that I got a little teary-eyed reading it.

I'm so glad you got your camera to work because you deserve to be on that DT, girl!!! Fingers crossed for you!

Lynn said...

Wow! Love your love story! How awesome that you went to Italy for your first date!

And love the card too!! You go girl...I'm sure you'll win!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

FABULOUS! I lOVE this!

Alice Wertz said...

this is just adorable, Emily!! LOVE IT!!

itsabrt said...

This is darling!!!!It makes me ponder as to whether my hubby and I would be that happy on a tandon bicycle together...LOL!

Angela said...

What a nifty card -- and the story! Amazing! Just might be the most adorable how-i-met-my-husband story yet. Good luck!

mustavcoffee said...

Aww Emily that's so lovely, Thank you for sharing. You were obviously meant to be!

Your card is lovely, did you hand write the sentiment because it looks so perfect from here? Good luck with your attempt for CAS DT:D

Rotten news about the camera, I guess you checked the battery? yeah I know, but sometimes it's the obvious things we forget:D

I'm still glowing from my award over here:D Thanks :D xxx

Lindsey said...

Sigh, what a delightful love story. :) And you and your husb look very fine on your tandem bike!

Smita said...

This is too cute :-)