Tuesday, May 31, 2011

You Mean the World to Me Anniversary Card

Hi everyone! I'm back and I missed this place terribly. The last month of school with my kids kicked me in the seat of my pants. My daughter tried out for cheer leading (and made the squad!!) and had to have a physical, 4,067 forms verified and signed, and had to be driven/picked up from school for several days. She is also having surgery this week so we had lots of appointments and running around to get ready for that. My son finished up elementary school which meant there were lots of promotion ceremonies, parties, open houses at his new school, and general celebration on his behalf. This all translates to Mom having almost zero time to do her own work but somehow I managed to fit in a Stamp Club and a Mini Scrapbook Album class. Now, they are home for a while and I have some time to play in my studio. Wanna see a card?

Today's card is actually the anniversary card I gave to my darling hubby back on the 13th of May. We celebrated 16 years years of wedded bliss so I wanted something special to tell him how special he is to me. This is what I came up with...
And the inside of the card...
I wanted something somewhat masculine but the typical fishing/hunting images that are so prevalent for masculine cards don't really apply to him. The new SU! set called The Open Sea seemed just right for what I wanted. The sentiment inside came from the very versatile SU! set called Word Play which is actually on sale through today. The sale is in honor of National Scrapbooking Month which was the whole month of May. When I saw the great savings on that set and several others, I jumped at the chance to get the sets at 30% off since SU! rarely has sales.

But anywho, back to the card...I used a color scheme of Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, and Baja Breeze. The striped paper is from the Elegant Soiree DSP collection. There is actually a gorgeous DSP collection that coordinates with The Open Sea set, called Nautical Expedition, but I had not ordered yet when I made this card. Both the papers and the stamp set are included in the Summer Mini Catalog.

The tiny tags you see hanging from the Baker's Twine on my card are stamped with words that made me think of my hubby like "loved", "happy", and "friend." I made them by snipping the ends off of Word Window punch outs but the Jewelry Tag punch would have worked well too.

That does it for me today. If by some chance you would still like to order the Word Play stamp set or any other sale items before the sale ends at midnight tonight, please contact me immediately or order through my online site. Orders have to be received by SU! before midnight tonight to get the sale price so hurry. For orders placed directly with me, I am offering 5% off your total (pre-shipping/tax total) order.

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