Monday, February 14, 2011

a green thumbs up

(because a brown thumbs up sounds icky. ;)
Did you know I can not keep a houseplant alive? Every time we go to Ikea and make it through the mouse maze I grab a couple of those plants... and every single one of them dies. All they require is water... and some sunshine but the windows take care of that. A pretty simple task that I fail at repeatedly.
I don't know what made me think of that. I guess I was looking at these photos of Collin and thinking how our love has grown and grown. I guess I wanted to spare you from my gushy essay on 'what love means to me' and instead share thoughts about my tragic brown thumb and the fact that I could probably kill silk flowers if that were possible.

page from my book. "52 more Scrapbooking Challenges."
But at least I know I can grow love. That's what really matters on this Earth. Who cares about plants anyways? I mean they are a source of oxygen, who needs that? ;)

Instead of gushy words I leave you with a cheesy, animated card I made for Mr. Kartchner. Because he thinks my photoshop skills are sexy. (Be Mine.)

Page Supplies: Two Peas: Swanky Labels; Jenni Bowlin: Rubons & Paper; American Crafts: Flair, Heart, Paper
Misc: Fabric, Tag, Spray Ink
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Happy Valentine's Day to you!

16 comments:

Lora Oliver said...

I love the LO. That picture is just WOW! Happy Valentine's Day to you and the beautiful Kartchner family. Oh, and while I can keep house plants alive, if it blooms, it's doomed in my home. Cannot grow flowers to save my butt.

joeygirl86 said...

Awesome LO! Lovin' your Photoshop skills! Happy love day! :)

Karine-KJ said...

Just a wonderful blog that I discover today.... Thanks... Greetings from Switzerland

Collin said...

Girl, you know it's true...oooh oooh oohhh, I need you-ooh.

emig said...

Thanks for your inspiration...every day, thanks for that....HAPPY VALENTINE DAY!!!

Tiffany said...

So sweet. And so true! Happy Valentine's Day!

Sara Ancich said...

you 2 are so cute. happy day.

Griffin and Gretchen said...

o man. my ikea plant is dead and gone too. love is better than plants anyways ;)

Jennie said...

I kill everything I grow too. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Collin, and those three sweet girls!

Ann Marie said...

You can definitely rock Photoshop -- I can barely get my pictures posted let alone photoshop anything -- lol!

Charin said...

I love that page Elizabeth! So sweet. :) (And I am am actually quite impressed with your photoshop skills!) :)

Melissa said...

Love this page.. funny, as I was just looking at it the other day while flipping through your book. :) Your card is very sweet. Happy Valentine's Day!

Gaelle said...

Hello , superbe page !!!! Gaelle !

Libby said...

Great post - love the sentiments and the visuals.
Your e-card is super.

alienanessa said...

The layout is beyond phenomenal, have always loved your style, and that animated card is adorable!! Yay for Mr. Kartchner LOL

Michelle Clement said...

Yay! :) what a gorgeous page!! The sewn butterflies have my heart. :) I hope you had a lovely Valentines!