Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sweet Anniversary

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My husband and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary on July 29th.  This is the card I made for him.  I admit I threw it together and it is not my best work, but he said he loved it.  I think he even said it is one of his favorites…he’s so sweet.  It has all his favorite sweet things…ice cream, cupcakes and bubble gum.  I started with kraft cardstock and stamped the polka dots in Versamark ink, then colored them in randomly with Copic Markers.  I stamped the images onto the tags then added glitter and colored in parts of them with Prismacolor pencils.  I used the extra large rickrack border die to cut a piece of Enchanted Evening cardstock.  I then added texture with the Sunshine impression plate and added a strip of glitter to the middle.  I adhered the tags with foam tape and then added the finishing touches of twine-threaded buttons and a gem and heart sticker.  I realized I forgot to take a picture of the inside but it says, “You make life sweet”.  So appropriate!

How has your summer been?  I have spent the last few days in front of the computer making lesson plans for school.  I actually love the planning and organizing of the school year even though it is very time consuming.  I am looking forward to starting the school year and getting back into a routine.  I think my kids are, too.  It is always nice to hear them say they can’t wait for school to start. I just wish that the excitement lasted longer. haha

I am off to a Ladies Conference this weekend.  I am SO excited!! I am really looking forward to a girl’s getaway, it’s been a long time.  Hope your weekend is blessed!

 

Stamps Used- Polka Dot Basics (PTI), Cupcake (Impression Obsession), Sweet Tooth (Inkadinkado), Life is Sweet (Craft Affair)

11 comments:

Lorraine said...

Wow, I'm loving all the details. You "threw this together"? Even the buttons have different colored twine. Have fun at your getaway!

Michelle said...

Love all the yummies on this – perfect for a man with the use of kraft and primary colors.

Bernadette Bliss said...

Another great card Karen! Love those stamps and the colors. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend. ~B~

Brenda said...

your card is super cute! I love the sweets- perfect for the sweetheart in your life :)

Ronnie said...

Big congrats on 22 years of marriage! I love your card and I think it is sweet that your Hubby loved it to!

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a yummy card! Great job!

Rebecha said...

Happy Anniversary!

I have also been gearing up for the new school year. The students come for their first day on Monday.

What kind of Women's Conference are you attending?

Cathy Clark said...

Karen, what are you talking about---not your best work??? This card is so cute and it's especially good cause you made the effort to put all your husband's favorite things on it!!! (since I have such a sweet tooth, I approve!)Great job!!! Have a good school year!

Cindy said...

Super Cute! Happy belated anniversary.

Janaria said...

Such a cute and clever card. . and I wanted to let you know that I've used another of your free WordArt scriptures between the Stampin Up Summer Splendor paper and your beautiful word art,it turned out so lovely. . .http://www.cpcmag.com/gallery/member-galleries/p5140-summer-flowers-case.html I really didn't have to do anything except print it out, mount it and add a couple of embellishments. Thank you for being such a blessing in helping to share God's precious Word!

Karen said...

Happy belated anniversary! No wonder he liked the card.