Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Wow! Today's post has several facets! Get a cup of coffee, relax, and enjoy!

First, today is Mike and my 32nd anniversary! Where did that time go?

Like many couples just starting their lives together, Mike and I did not have a great deal of money. Since we both were older when we married we paid for our wedding. I bought my dress in Columbia, TN, where we got married and paid $49 for it. We splurged on the decorations and our reception; the flowers, candles, catering, etc. cost $75. At that time, for us, that was a great deal of money! Our wedding bands cost less than $40 total at Service Merchandise, and we still wear them. Obviously, from the above photo, we didn't have a professional photographer. We are thankful for friends and family who took photos that day. What about that Farrah hair?!

Well, now it is 32 years later. We have weather many storms, raised a fine son, and have a comfortable home. God has been good to us. We are blessed and thankful!

Today is also my last Thursday posting for Your Next Stamp. My term on the YNS Design Team as a Starlet ends Feb. 28. Today's card is for the Etsy Inspired Challenge sponsored by Your Next Stamp. The Etsy store being featured for inspiration is Claylicious.

Here is the Claylicious creation I chose for my inspiration. The details of this wall plaque can be found HERE.

Here is my card inspired by the Claylicious wall plaque.

The hearts were stamped using Your Next Stamp's Mini Greetings. This is a great set; there are 20 small sentiments and 19 small images that coordinate. The set is perfect for making tags, gift cards, and for decorating larger cards and scrapbook pages. The sentiment on the card is computer generated, and I colored the hearts with Copic markers (R32, 35, 37). The designer paper is an older one (Twitterpated) by SEI.

Since it is Thursday I also have a post for Using The Greeting Farm image from Miss Anya Collection I created a bookmark. These slender Anya images are perfect for bookmarks.

I colored the image with Copic markers and sewed the edge of the image piece to 2 of the layers to make the bookmark more durable.
Card Recipe:
Miss Anya image
Copic markers
 B00, 12, 14
 Y000, 000, 11, 13, 15, 21, 23, 35
 YR00, 12, 15, 18
 E00, 11, 31, 33, 37
 G40, 82, 85
Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey designer paper
Sewing Machine and thread

Whew! That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I appreciate you! Have a great day! LC


Danielle Champagne said...

Good Anniversary Lynda and many more! Your picture is wonderful, full of memories.
Your bookmark is lovely !
Cute cute.
Hugs. Danielle.

de said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great post! Love both your cards! too!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary to you & I hope there's many more years to celebrate! Awesome cards....thanks so much for playing with Etsy this week!!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

WOW! What a great post! Loved all of it! What a foxy chick you were!! Happy Anniversary to you and the hubs. Best wishes for 32 more years of fun together. Love your bookmark. Have a blessed day.

Alyssa S said...

These are fabulous! Happy Anniversary ;o)

Candy said...

Hi Linda!
Happy belated 32nd Anniversary. Love your wedding photo :o)
Prices sure have changed haven't they LOL
Your first card would be perfect for an Anniversary. Love it's simplicity - gets the message across in a big way.
Miss Anya is beautifully coloured!! Love the way you made your book mark!
Hugs, Candy

Ruby said...

Happy belated anniversary! Love your cards, especially your Anya, she is coloured so brightly, she looks lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC this week!

Anonymous said...

I wish I didn't get your email updates a day late! boohoo! So my wish is belated too!
Thanks for sharing - so fun to see your photo... makes me want to go get out my album... I know the cover has faded! lol
Love your bookmark... what a wonderful idea! I go through a lot of bookmarks! Gorgeous coloring!
Pam Going Postal

Froggy said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

I love the bookmark!! Too adorable!!

Sandy said...

Cute book mark - I need to make some of these for my grand kids!! Thanks for the idea.
XO Sandy