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Saturday, September 17, 2011

I love being married!

Oh my gosh - has it really been over a month since I posted anything? We were so busy enjoying the summer and our grandkids that I wasn't doing any stamping at all. Days went by where I didn't check my email or even turn on my computer....and that's really a big deal for me!

Today my husband and I are celebrating our anniversary - 45 years! I came across this digital stamp several months ago and knew it was destined to be on the next card I did for my dh! The image is called "Stella Love-Person to Annoy" a Bugaboo Stamps digi image. I always like to give him a serious card and a funny card, obviously this one isn't the serious one!

Don't you just love this image?!! These two are both so darned cute with their scrawny legs and glasses. And I love the fact that the hubster is in his undies and has that little belly! (ha!ha!) My little grandaughter even commented on the fact that this guy looks kinda like Grandpa! (Better not let him know that!) The sentiment is sooo perfect too!

Because I wanted to cut up the first part of the sentiment that comes along with this image, I re-typed it in a similar font, spacing it so there would be enough room, then cut out each of the individual words in the first sentence: "I - love - being - married..." and matted each one on a piece of SU's old Cranberry Crisp card stock. (I still have a bunch left and will sorely miss it when it's gone!)

This card went together pretty quickly. I colored Stella and her man with Copics adding some shading with my Prismacolor pencils/OMS. A little sponging around the edges and some Glossy Accents/Crystal Effects added to their glasses completed the old married duo.

I used Basic Grey's Oliver collection and Spellbinder's Lacey Circles to mat the image, another piece of SU Cranberry Crisp put thru the crimper and then I just ran the edge of a white pencil over it to give it some definition. I really intended to at least sew around the edges of the card, but in my haste of trying to get this completed before my dh discovered me working on it, I forgot! I added a little wooden heart and threaded some cranberry colored twine thru it to finish it off.

For the inside, I printed the sentiment with part of the Stella images next to it (the images were done in a washed out effect), then added the "Happy Anniversary".  I used another Spellbinders circle & lacey circle to mat it then cut that almost in half so I would have some room at the bottom of the card to write a little love note to my honey. :)

My photography definitely leaves a little to be desired most of the time and this one was done in quite a rush. See the top photo? I was in such a hurry that the only place I knew would give me good light without a lot of setup was in the laundryroom! That was taken on top of the top-loading washer!  I guess I need to slow down a little and get my cards done a little bit ahead of time, wouldn't you say? 

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and enjoying the cooler fall weather! 

Talk to you again soon!


Jacee said...

Love the card, the words inside made me smile, such fun, congrats to you and your hubby on your anniversary, and good to see you posting again, time just flies by when your having fun, pleased to hear that you have been enjoying the summer.
Hugs Jacee

Pop's Cards said...

wow honey this is simply gorgeous ♥ ♥ Pops x