Thursday, February 13, 2014

Think Love & Smile

The real Valentine's Day is not comprised of roses, chocolates or pretty cards.

Actually, Valentine's Day has some dark origins. It harks back to a pagan festival known as Lupercalia.
In the 5th century, in an effort to Christianize the pagan tradition, Pope Gelasius declared Feb.14th Saint Valentines Day.  
Centuries later, romantic authors like Shakespeare helped seal the deal with references to the day in their works.
Now, Valentine's Day is celebrated as a day to express one's love.

I have put together a small list of some of my favorite love quotes. 

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart" ~Helen Keller

"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly" ~Sam Keen

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction" ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"As a man in a relationship, you have a can be right or you can be happy" ~Ralphie May

"I wanted to make it really special on Valentine's Day, so I tied my boyfriend up. And for three solid hours I watched whatever I wanted on TV" ~Tracy Smith

"I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life" ~Rita Rudner


My husband and I are way past being lovey, dovey and gushy!
But my baby is hunky dory with me and can still do the hanky panky! (Oops, ...I should probably not post what might be considered R rated content, so sorry)  Tehehe!  ;-o

Tom is the outdoorsy type...loves to hunt, fish and ride his Harley. 
In the dead of this extremely cold winter, he is like a lost puppy who can't find his home! Can you picture it?!?!

As I have said in the past,
I always find it a difficult but a challenging job of creating a masculine card.  

masculine valentines card

There will be no traditional Valentines colors, no lace and no fufu for my man!

Prima ~ Doodle Deux  patterned paper
Fiskars ~ Sentiments  clear stamps
Fiskars ~ Lace 3in1 corner punch
Posh Impressions ~ Heart Trio  rubber stamp
Micheals ~ Silver Pearl  flatbacks

I have always loved the chalkboard effect but never experimented with it. And yes, I know, I am way behind the times!
There is a whole roll of chalkboard vinyl sitting in my crafting space that has been staring at me for almost a year! 

Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with sweet love! 
And no matter what the age, keep that love light glowing.


aka, The Rebel Blogger


  1. Hi there Rebel Gal,
    Your card is a great masculine card and also captures the outdoorsman in your love! I have not used Chalkboard yet. You did a great job! I love your creating. Love to you and yours!

    1. Hey there Sharon,
      You should play with the chalkboard technique, it's fun!
      Thank you for your comment full of love...I can feel it :-)

  2. fufu....? not sure thats a real word...

  3. I love the chalkboard! I should try an edible version for a cake!

    1. Great idea, Tracy! It would be easy and it's fun!


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