Yesterday was our 5th wedding anniversary. I haven't had a lot to post this week because I have been hard at work on my gift to my hubby and since he does sometimes take a peek at my blog, I didn't want to spoil any surprises. This is my anniversary card to him, I wanted to give him a little something special, and since he knows that the Sweet Pea images take a little more effort from me to color, I decided I wanted to use one of those images. I wanted to use one of his favorite colors, blue, as the main color for my image. I realized I don't color just blue a lot either! I am very happy with the way that this turned out and even with the bow, I managed to make a card that wasn't too girly for him.
One thing we do is for our gift, we play along with the "traditional" gift each year, don't spend a lot of money and then try and do something fun. The first couple of years he planned and then last year we decided to alternate years. I planned a trip to see Star Wars in Concert which was amazing. This year we went and saw The Nutcracker, which neither of us had seen before.
The traditional gift for year five of marriage is wood. I made Kip this wood shadow box. Our last name is spelled out in the top of the house.
Here are a few close-ups. For this panel, I took a mini canvas, painted it and then stamped the flower onto the painted area, edged it with a brown and then wrote in the year of our wedding at the bottom.
This is a verse from Ecclesiastes 4. I chose this passage because it emphasizes that being alone is not always better. The cord was chosen because of the end of the passage says "a three fold cord is not easily broken". I loved that this cord had three distinct colors and even better, it matched the color combo and paper that I had already picked out.
The center sections of photos are just pictures that I love of Kip and represented different things that I love about him. Clockwise: the first picture was in Chicago the year we went there in February on vacation, this is us at the end of the Star Wars concert, a picture of Kip with my cat sleeping on him and finally a picture of Kip with my Aunt Ella.
This is a copy of our wedding vows.
And this is my favorite picture from our wedding.
We had a great time. I will show you my gift from him in the next day or so, it was very impressive! Thanks for stopping by!