Wednesday, September 26, 2007

15 Joyful Years Together...

Today is my 15th wedding anniversary. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. Our road hasn't always been easy (who's is?), but the bumps sure do make the bliss worthwhile, don't they?! I can hardly wait for Friday when he is sweeping me away for a surprise weekend! I don't know where we're going, but just as I wrote on the inside of this card, wherever he is - is home to me. This is the card I made for him:

I used a stamp set called "Summer by the Sea". It's not currently in the catalog, but it wasn't retired, either. It's on what they call the "dormant" list... meaning you can still order it if you want to and it may or may not appear in the next catalog. It's a beautiful set to watercolor, as I did here. I used Michael's favorite colors for this card -- in Stampin' Up's world, they equate to Always Artichoke (the base, stamped with the Linen background in the same color), Not Quite Navy (stamped with a swirl from "Carte Postale" using Versamark), and Bravo Burgundy. There's also Mellow Moss in there too. I usually don't use anything that's retired, but this card called for some soft (but not TOO soft!) burgundy organdy ribbon - looks darker in the photo, but it really matches nice. I also pulled out my new Library Clips (in the current mini catalog) - doesn't it look great on that tag?! The tag says, "Joy is not in things, it is in us. --Richard Wagner". And the word "happiness" is framed inside a piece of Hodgepodge Hardware.

So here's to 15 happy years... looking forward to many, many more!


Nancy Riley said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Michele and DH! Gorgeous card, Michele .. I bet your DH loved it! Lucky you, girl ... getting to go away for the weekend, just the two of you! Have a GREAT time!

Marelle Taylor said...

Treasure eachother always.
Gorgeous card!