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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary Kip

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!

21 comments:

Karen S said...

This is over the top fabulous!

Tina said...

Amazing colouring on your card, looks fantastic. Nice shadow box project.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Happy Anniversary! Gina, your gift to Kip is a wonderful celebration of your love. Thanks for sharing this very special gift.

Amber said...

What a special gift... you did a great job and I am sure your husband will treasure it! Thanks for sharing it!

Anne Marie said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow, you created an amazing gift for your husband! Your wedding vows are beautiful and what a great way to share the past 5 years. I'm sure he loved it! :)

Karin said...

Happy five years :) ! What a thoughtful gift! Just awesome! Thanks too for showing us all the little cubbies with the photos and writings...Lovely heartfelt gift! OH, and the card...Shut up! Super fab coloring!

Tammy said...

Om Gosh Gina your projects are amazing! The card is colored beautifully! ...and I love the shadow box!! What an awesome gift to give to your husband for your Anniversary! I bet he loved it!!
Hugs, Tammy

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your gorgeous card, Gina! The image is sexy yet serene and your colouring is beautiful! Happy Anniversary!! I love your sweet house-shaped shadow box with all those fabulous memories.

Sparkly Pink Star said...

beautiful card, happy anniversary! Love the colouring!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Happy Anniversary, Congrats!!! Your gift and card are amazing and you can see all the hard work that went into it. So special!

Grace said...

Hi Gina! Happy 5th Anniversary!!! What a happy couple you make!!! I love your traditions and your fun outtings sound great! I am sure your hubby loved his gorgeous card... fantastic coloring!!! And I so love the wood shadow box filled with happy memories! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Merry Christmas!!!
hugs,
grace

Diane said...

What a wonderful gift that he'll no doubt treasure forever. Congratulations on five years! Happy Anniversary!

BishopsMommie said...

Happy Anniversary!! love that, you are so creative!!

Ruth said...

Happy Anniversary!

And... OMG FLAIL! I have a gazillion of those houses and never thought to use them like that. THANK YOU!

Crafty Creations said...

Happy 5th Anniversary Gina!! What a beautiful beautiful beautiful card and OUTSTANDING present!!!
I'm welling up with tears! I love 'thoughtful' gifts like this and I'm sure he is just over the moon about it!!!

Thanks for sharing and congrats again!!
Maria

Debsg said...

A stunning, heart-felt gift.

Christine Riley said...

Wow, Gina, your coloring on that Sweet Pea card is amazing! Beautiful! Love your shadow box project too, what a wonderful gift!
Hugs, Christine

Cheryl said...

Happy Anniversary! This is a fabulous gift! You did a wonderful job on it.

HappyCrafter said...

What a wonderful anniversary gift! I have always loved that scripture, and the whole thing is wonderful. best of wishes to you and your hubby.

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, such gorgeous makes Gina!!! Belated Happy Anniversary!

Incredible shadow box hun, just beatuiful! love the wedding photo, you both look so so happy!
Fabulous job hun!
Wishing you a very blessed & Merry Christmas!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow... what beautiful cards
Happy Holidays
Claudia