Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband of 35 years!  It’s hard for me to believe it has been that long since I married my high school sweetheart.  He has truly been my anchor.  You know how it is with creative types, we swing from happy to sad to mad in an instant and he’s always there in the middle, helping to steady me.  So I thought it would be appropriate to make him an Anniversary card using the anchor image from Guy Greetings.

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I stamped the first anchor in Pacific Point right in the center and then I stamped again around it without re-inking to make a lighter anchor.  I did that in several rows to make a background.  Then I topped it with “You’re My
Anchor” on crumb cake card stock and Chocolate Chip ink.  I added two hearts in Melon Mambo from the Work of Art stamp set.  I also used the speckled pattern from Gorgeous Grunge across the entire piece.   The card itself was made from our Irresistably Yours (retired) embossed paper that I colored with Pacific Point.  I think the striped pattern gives it quite the nautical theme.  Of course no card is truly complete until there is just a little bit of ribbon of some sort, so I added some silver 1/8″ taffeta ribbon.

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I had a very patient visitor with me the whole time I was working on this card.  She just sat and watched, occasionally bringing me things to play with but never saying a word.

Honeybelle
Honeybelle

My visitor was my year and a half old puppy, Honeybelle.  She’s really the most patient and loving dog.  She loves to sit in my craft room with me, but occasionally insists that I stop what I’m doing and play with her.  She loves to play tug of war and fetch, and would do that for an hour or more.  I just love her and her company!  Here’s another look at the card…

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Won’t you please let me know what you think?  I love reading your comments and respond to every one personally.   If you’d like to make your own card like this head on over to my Stampin’ Up! website and pick up the supplies you need to create it.  I have them listed below for easy reference.  Now have a great day and don’t forget to create something today!

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Stamps:  Guy Greetings, Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge; Ink: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip; Paper: Whisper White, Crumbcake cardstock, Irresistably Yours (retired);  Ribbon: 1/8″ silver taffeta.

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