Saturday, June 21, 2014

So Glad You Asked for My Number!

Today is Kent and my 17th wedding anniversary -  so when I woke up this morning and Kent was still sleeping, I made this card for him - somehow family cards are the last to be made!  Do you find that to be true??!!  I'll give it to him as we eat supper out on our deck tonight.  We're a little low key on our celebration of events lately -  we'll be going out to dinner tomorrow afternoon to celebrate, since I attended a work dinner last night and am still stuffed from it!!
I used a really fun stamp set called 'It's Today, Right?!  from Lil' Inkers Design - that I purchased quite some time ago after seeing some really cute cards using the stamps out in blogland.  So today - I cracked the set open and got it inky!
I tried to keep it masculine - using white, kraft and black - with just a touch of bling and color with the Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle - and the coloring on the flower and dress hem on the image with a Wild Honey Ranger Distress Marker.  I used a stitched mat Circle and Square dies from Lil' Inker Designs and a Pinking Circle Nestability die.  The image is popped up on foam tape.

and here are 3 more sentiments from the set that I used on the inside - SO FUN!
This is a second marriage for both Kent and myself -  he was widowed 2 years before I met him - and I was divorced - a single parent- for 13 years when we met.   We met through mutual friends - and hit it off right away - started dating a week or two after we met and got married 2 years later.  He has been and continues to be - a blessing in my life - Love You Kent!

I'm linking my anniversary card to the following challenges:
Cas-ology - celebrate (they are celebrating their 100th week!)
Cas(e) this Sketch - combined with Fusion this week - I just used the sketch here.
NBUS Challenge - Celebrations  (my 2nd entry) 1st time I've used this stamp set.


Stamps:  It's Today, Right? -  Lil' Inker Designs
Paper:  White, True Black, Kraft - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Square and Circle Stitched Mat dies - Lil Inker Designs, pinked circle die - Spellbinders Nestabilities, foam tape, Wild Honey Ranger Distress Marker, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.

21 comments:

OH Babs said...

This is an adorable stamp set and the sentiments are priceless. Lovely card.

JD/ Jill said...

This is the cutest card ever! I'm sure he will love it.!

Deborah Frings said...

A really beautiful card. Love the sentiment too. Happy Anniversary to you both.

Jill Norwood said...

What a sweet anniversary card! I love the cute couple image! Happy Anniversary!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy anniversary to you and Kent, Julia, and many, many more! I loved hearing your love story and I think your card is the cutest anniversary card ever! Now you are making me want to get the set ... and so it goes! I also adore how you have done the inside sediments and added the sequins there, too! Your card is the.complete.package!!

Thank you so much for linking again with my NBUS Challenge!! Enjoy your celebration tomorrow! Hugs, Darnell

Sharli Schaitberger said...

First, let me say "Happy Anniversary!"!!!! What a sweet love story!

What a sweet card, too!
I'm betting he love it!

Michelle said...

Julia, this card is lovely! It makes me smile! Happy Anniversary to you and Kent! :-)

Deepti said...

Belated Happy Anniversary :) what a sweet love you share and ur card is the cutest, I am sure Kent loved it !

~amy~ said...

awwwwww...such a sweet card and happy anniversary!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a super card! Love the 'I think I'll keep you' line... my hubby and I say that all the time!

Meghan said...

Happy 17th anniversary! A perfect anniversary card for a guy! So glad you joined us for our 100th cue card!

Mona Pendleton said...

So cute Julia!

Annette Allen said...

so cute.. love those little people..

Sue Lelli said...

I just ADORE this Sweet card, Julia! The sentiments inside are pretty FAB, too! Happy Anniversary!

Charlene said...

This is so so adorable!!!

Rahmat said...

Saw your card on CASology, came in for a closer look, and what a beauty it is, simple and superb!

Jen W. said...

Big congrats on your anniversary, Julia, and I'm betting Kent loved this awesome card! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

mayholicraft said...

Belated happy anniversary to you both. What a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology. May

maria f. said...

Congrats to you both! And I love the simplicity of that set. Great choice.

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous card Julia, and perfect for your anniversary. Hope you had a wonderful time xx

Kim Heggins said...

Just too cute! I love your sweet little stick couple and those sequins are just perfect.