Who would have thought …

Who would have thought that giving your daughter a mobile phone would have such a lovely result!

Yes I know she is only 10 but there are times when I am 5 minutes from home when the girls are coming home from school – not very often but it does happen – and you really do not know what is going to happen and when do you?

OK so let me tell you what happened last week. I had given Caitlyn the phone the previous week and it was my old pink mobile which i got her a pre-paid card for. It was Thursday and Valentine’s Day and we were coming home from their gymnastics tryout. Caitie pipes up with “when I get home I’m going to ring Daddy and remind him its Valentine’s Day and to get you a present” Well I laughed so hard I had to bring myself back to reality as I was driving the car at the time! I told Caitie that mummy and daddy don’t normally give valentines presents … mummy gives daddy a card and that’s about it. Did I mention that my hubby isn’t the most romantically inclined person? and he rarely buys me presents – I usually do my own shopping at Mother’s Day, Birthday & Christmas. Mind you he did surprise me with an espresso maker & coffee bean grinder and two packs of coffee beans for Christmas. So going back to Caitie, I told her not to waste her money with her card as Dad wouldn’t do that. When we got home I was tired so I did ring him to ask him to pick up dinner – thats as close as I’d get to a Valentines present! Well unknown to me Caitie did ring him and he arrived home with Fish & chips and as I was dishing it out he said ‘oh I left it in the car’ … silly me thought he was talking about his mobile as he’s always leaving it in the car when he gets home and he waltzes back inside the front door and says “Happy Valentine’s Day Honey!!” well my jaw must have dropped ten feet as this is what he handed me …

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So as you can imagine I was (and still am) rather shocked but also feeling very blessed as well. Now remember I said we don’t normally give gifts for Valentine’s? Well I had been going to make some items for hubby to have on his desk at work and apparently he only uses one pen so that meant the caddy would have been a waste of time so I had the coasters covered and thought I’d just make him a calendar however I didn’t have it finished so after the yummy fish and chips I took myself to my table and made two of the coasters into a calendar for him which he assures is on his desk – maybe I should ask for photographic evidence?valcalendar

This is the calendar I made for him … I’ve used the Au Chocolat papers and the saying is from Small Sayings both from the Summer Mini Catalogue. I attached the two coasters using my lovely Bind It All machine and the hearts are die cut using the Cuttlebug with the Cuttle Kids heart dies.

I also gave him a Valentine’s Day card and did it in “non Valentines” colours – meaning no red or pink as this was a challenge for the Sisterhood 8 of the Blogging Stampers group. I quite enjoyed doing the non traditional colours for Valentines day and hope you like them too.

valentine A nice simple card which really does say it all … the verse is from the Love Matters set and again uses a strip from the Au Chocolat papers – both from the Summer Mini Catalogue.

If you would like more information on the products I’ve used or would like to purchase any of the papers or stamps then please do not hesitate to contact me.

About Author

I am Leonie and live in Campbelltown in Sydney's South West.
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! I also collect Charlie Bears

Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

(10) Comments

  1. Gorgeous Leonie – LOVE the flowers, even one of my FAV colours – orange! Kisses for Neil…see he’s OK!
    And the card and calendar is stunning – loving your work lately, so inspiring!

  2. What a sweet daughter, hubby & story!!! Your “guy” valentine is perfect!

    Marge SBS8

  3. Michelle says:

    Sometimes our hubbies need a little push. It makes it all that much special. I am glad he showed a positive model for his daughter. Not only will you remember this valentines day but so will your daughter.
    Lovely samples too!

  4. what a lovely story. the flowers are beautiful (I love orange Gerbers, remind me of the sun, had some in my wedding bouquet).

    The calender is gorgeous too 🙂

    Love the new look blog as well.

  5. nice story! great projects and like your new blog design!

  6. Wow what a great Valentines Day!!!! Kim sbs8

  7. How sweet – beautiful flowers! I also love the card you made. Hope hubby appreciated the goodies you made him, too. PS – I’m also married to an unromantic boy. 🙂

  8. AWWWW I was about to cry! how sweet…love the card & the calender.

    ALSO… really love the look of your new blog!

  9. The flowers are lovely Leonie and so is the calendar.


  10. Daughters come in very handy sometimes. Had to laugh at the date on your blog it’s only the 17th Feb here in the UK

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