Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I love you

Yes, it's true - I love YOU, my readers! Seriously though today's card is for my HUBBY!! Saturday the 30th, we celebrate 11 years of marriage! This year we are actually going to celebrate our anniversary since grandma & papa have agreed to keep Abby for the weekend!! WHOOHOOO!! This time last year we were packing all of our belongings into a Penske truck and moving from Memphis to Lawrence. Boy, was that a LONG and HOT weekend!! We moved everything into my parents house and then 2 months later did it all again to move into our house in Topeka. I was hoping we'd get to take Abby and go to Disney World to celebrate our anniversary (that's where our honeymoon was) but no go. We will do that though - one year!

For my CAC Yahoo Group, I was given a sketch to use. I'm pretty sure this is a PageMaps sketch. When I saw the flowers I thought that would be neat to do with hearts. I hate it when I vision something and it doesn't turn out quite like I'd hope.

My card:

Lucky for me my camera sucks or you'd see how bad the red heart clashes with the red cardstock. I used these die cut stickers from Making Memories that have adhesive on both sides. The red heart is flocked. The silver hearts have glitter on them. I was originally going to go with red glitter but realized that I'd then have 3 different color reds and knew that was not good! There was no stamping done on this card {{gasp}} - the I love you is a rub-on. Here's a close up:

I added black dots around the glittered hearts. I REALLY wanted to sew the stems with my sewing machine but just couldn't bring myself to do it. I NEED to do that soon - I'll get better with practice so I should start now!

So it's not the best card I've ever made but you know what - hubby is going to LOVE it!! I have no doubt and he'll be extra impressed that I stitched the stems and that the heart is fuzzy!! Yes, after 11 years I kind of know him :o) He'll treasure it, thank me and put it in his special drawer that holds all the cards, letters & gifts I've ever given him. It's ALL good!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


Stef H said...

I love it and he will too. A very happy, happy anniversary!


Tina said...

I think it's super sweet! Love all the texture.

Tammi said...

Congrats on 11 years, wishing you a very Happy Anniversary on Saturday! You've made him a wonderful card Michelle!

Jodi said...

Oh Happy Anniversary!! You have made a wonderful card for your hubby! Have a wonderful celebration!
Jodi =)

Heather Schlatter said...


The colors you choose are really great together and I like how you did the flowers too!!!

Have a wonderful time away with Hubby!!! I know it will be fun. Marvin's mom usually watches the kids so we can get away for a night or a weekend on our Anniversary which is nice. It will be 9 years for us this Aug.


Anna said...

Happy Anniv! Enjoy the free time together! Love the card too!

Patti J. said...

DH will love your card! It's as sweet as can be, and you put your love into it! Hope your anniversary is wonderful - we just celebrated our 36th in April! One of the students at school said "eeew, to the same man"? tee hee. I had to laugh! Have fun, and let him spoil you rotten!

Nancy said...

I love it Michelle, and I don't think the reds clash at all! Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for my birthday card...it arrived today! What a treat!! Enjoy your weekend getaway!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats Michelle on 11 years!! We celebrated our 11th Anniversary this past January! We didn't do anything though. I have never left my girls overnight yet. I hope you have a great time!!

You husband is going to love this card!! It is beautiful!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Oh boy! You reminded me that my Anniversary is this weekend also. The 29th...15 years for us!! I just know your hubby will love this very special card.