June 2, 2015


Today my husband, Pat, and I are married 42 years. I must say that the weather on this anniversary is a whole lot nicer than it was on June 2, 1973. It is said, "Happy is the bride it rains on". Well, I did have my little morning rain. But, since we got married in the late afternoon, that wasn't a problem. But WAS IT WINDY! Our outdoor photos are not wonderful.

Enough of a walk down memory lane. Back to the present.

I decided to go with lots of texture and white on white for Pat's anniversary card:

The following photo shows the card in more usual daylight 
rather than the dramatic lighting of the other pictures. 


The heart was sort of fun to figure out. I used Framelits from two different sets. The top, smaller. heart is popped up onto the larger scalloped heart with THREE STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS stacked on top of each other. I needed that much lift to accommodate the bulk of the bow. 

I set a Basic Pearl into the center of one of our silver sequins to finish off the top heart. I think it adds a truly sweet touch.

Of course, the "you" comes from the Hello You Thinlits found on page 172 of the brand new catalog that goes into effect tomorrow, June 3! I get so much use out of those four precious little words!

Pat's comment when he opened the card was, "Wow, that's pretty fancy!" 

The card's ideas were based upon the Paper Players' Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #247, as seen below. For the challenge, a participant is to choose any three items across, down or diagonally to use on her creation. As is probably obvious, I chose Die-Cut, Embossing and Sequins.



  1. Congrats to you! What a lovely anniversary card. I love all that embossing. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with my tic tac toe challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  2. This is a work of art! Thanks for joining OMHG Wordless Wednesday!


  3. What a beautiful card, makes it more special as it is hand made with love. Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

  4. I love your card, white on white is really pretty!! I have so many papers and embossing plates I really need to get back to creating.

    Thanks for stopping by to share this week on Oh My Heartsie Girls ww!!
    Hope you enjoy your week!

  5. That's a beautiful card!! Happy Anniversary to the two of you, a day late.

  6. Congratulations on your 42nd anniversary! I hope you had a wonderful day. I know your hubby will have appreciated this fabulous card. I love the white on white and the embossing. Fabulous! So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  7. thank you very much for joining in and making our Bowdabra Crafty Saturday Showcase, we will look forward to seeing your post next Saturday.
    Warm Regards,
    The bowdabra team

  8. Happy 42nd Wedding Anniversary. I love the pretty card you created. Thanks for sharing at Cooking & Crafting with J&J party!

  9. Happy Anniversary! This is SO pretty and elegant! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J &J!

  10. Love! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you come back tomorrow!! Pinned!!

  11. Wow! That looks incredible. I'm so impressed. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you stopping by to party with us. We hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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