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Sunday, May 3, 2009

25th Anniversary

This afternoon, Kip and I are going to an anniversary for a couple celebrating their 25th year of marriage. I wanted to make something a little more formal than I normally make. I stared with this paper from the Paper Company, it is black on one side and on the reverse it is this pretty silver/gray color. The white panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, the scallops were punched with Marvy punches. The sentiment is from the CTMH set, For every Occasion. I love that set and use the sentiments in it all the time. I embossed the sentiment with silver Ranger embossing powder. The ribbon is from my stash and the flowers are Petaloo. I buy flowers all the time, but rarely use them. I think I just have a hang up about their placement, I make it much harder than I am sure it really is. There are very few craft related things that I don't dabble in or do to some extent, with the exception of floral arranging. I've tried but they just never look good. So I think putting flowers on cards makes me think of that. 

I am having a great visit with my parents this weekend. My mom and I went to a few yard sales yesterday and we also paid a visit to Hobby Lobby. Her favorite craft right now is making ornaments. She makes a couple of different kinds, some with these tiny little beads and others with sequins and stuff. I think she has a few with her, I will have to take a some pictures and show you later. Well we are off to church now, have a great afternoon.


19 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

Funny how you said you use this sentiment all the time...it immediately caught my eye when I looked at your card! I love it! I am in the market for sentiments and I did not immediately think of CTMH! Thanks for posting the recipe! Gorgeous card!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card hun!!!! I love all the white on this:)

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Sara said...

This card is beautiful, I love the formal look of it, and the colors

Wendy said...

Beautiful card! I love the silver! I bet your friends will love it!

Debsg said...

Great card. I always have a dilemma with double sided paper - I can never decide which to use!

Grace said...

Oh this is soooo pretty and elegant! Love the embossing and the clean layout just makes it more elegant! Gorgeous!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a gorgeous card! I so rarely keep my white cards white and I love to see it when someone does. this is so very pretty.

please try to share some of your mom's ornaments. I really enjoy seeing other people's crafty creations! have fun at church and spending time with them! :)

Michelle said...

this is a beautful card...silver and white..embosing and a lovely presentation of the sentiemnt are all the makings of a beautiful card...
TFS!

Becky said...

beautiful job with this silver, looks fabulous.

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful job on this Gina. I love the crisp look. Enjoy your day.

Scrapping Julie said...

it is just beautiful gina!!!
glad you are enjoying your visit with the family. it was good to see you on friday!
ps grace really liked rock star hanna and says thank you!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Lovely and elegant.

Saved By Grace said...

Great card. We just celebrated my Brother's and His Wife's 25th on Friday I made all of the invites...this turned out great.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful job on the card. It is so classy.

I would love to see your mom's ornaments - now we know where you get your creativity.

Scrubbysue said...

Ooooooh..so pretty!!

Ann said...

This is stunning! So elegant and beautiful! I love the colors and embossing!

Paula said...

very pretty!

Leslie said...

Love the combination using embossing! I love mostly white cards! I need a wedding card end week, and will probably make something like this:)

Michelle said...

I love the colors! this s great looking card :)