Happy Monday everyone!
Today's card is inspired by my love for Mr Hippy.
As anyone that follows this blog knows the last year and a half haven't been very easy. Last July I found myself on my own again, my boyfriend having left with no notice. We were such good friends but it turns out it wasn't right for him. It was a complete shock and for a while I was very, very sad. Just getting through the day was hard enough, let alone get creative, and anyway; all my creativity had done a runner.
In the months that followed I went on a couple of disastrous dates (a friend egged me on to trying internet dating, something I said I'd NEVER do) and so I decided that enough was enough; it was a bit of time for me. I'd had enough of men and had come to the realisation that in my position (being a single mum and all) it would probably take years to find a decent bloke, let alone manage to find enough dates (to find this perfect man) to go on.
So I resigned myself to a few years at least being single and being the spiritual, optimistic girl I am I wasn't too worried about this. I'd decided that the perfect man was out there for me but not to worry about finding him. A time to grow and change and nurture the relationship with my little girl whilst I went on my way.
Without realising it my whole world was about to change!
Whilst I was waiting for the last payment of my internet dating subscription to go through (so I could cancel it!) I received an email from a chap who seemed very nice. His email was friendly (and not too friendly), he didn't curse or make suggestions I was uncomfortable with. He was very proper and polite and seemed to enjoy all the things I did. I found myself thinking... "Oh go on, just one more date"... so I went on one more date.... and the rest, as they say, is history.
Unbelievably we've been together nine months nearly already, and I'm looking forward to what the next year brings! Lots of exciting things are in the pipeline for Mr Hippy and I.... Watch this space! I don't want to give away too much yet!
So back to the card then! The sentiment "happy together" (isn't that sweet?) is from "A Dozen Thoughts" and the heart is from the "Perfect Pennants" stamp set - both from Stampin' Up! of course. I have used the "Gorgeous Grunge" set for the ink spots and some rhinestones to set it off. The colours I've used are Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Elegant Eggplant.
Back tomorrow with another idea for you all,