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Monday, August 5, 2013

Hey Big Boy, I Got a Card for You

Our wedding anniversary is coming up in September-37 years!!  I can't believe we've made it this far.  I can't believe we haven't called it off, nor that we haven't killed each other.  So many of our friends are divorced.  Luckily, none of them have resorted to murder.

We've been through good times and bad; five moves throughout three states; arguments over home renovations, bringing up the kids and money; weddings, funerals, Baptisms, graduations, and loads of birthdays--together.

Our first date was at the Santa Cruz Beach and Amusement Park.  As far as I was concerned, the sun and sand weren't the only things HOT that day. This memory was the inspiration for my card featuring an August new release from Squigglefly.

Fawn Palmer is the talented artist of 50's Sunbather digi image, which comes with a sentiment that I didn't use on my card.  I used leftover papers from my stash, a pattern for the background, and some fussy-cutting for the border and sentiment frames.

I colored Fawn's image with my Copics, then fussy-cut her out and used dimensional tape to attach her to my card front.  I printed my own sentiment (to my hubby) from my computer onto transparency paper and cut and attached it all onto the flip flops.  I embellished with a few colored and shaped paper clips.

I'm hoping that this card will bring back that beach memory to my hubby, but I won't hold my breath.  He's not famous for his memory of dates, but then again, that's not why I married him.  And evidently, the reasons I did marry him are good enough, at least for the last 37 years!

I'm also hoping that my card inspires you to join in the Squigglefly Challenge.  This week's theme is Masculine card using a Squigglefly image.  Check out the inspiration at the blog, then go create your card for a chance to win free digis!!


Holly Young said...

Well congratulations on your wedding anniversary! My husband and I just celebrated 37 years in June! I love your card. The flip flops with your fun sentiment are a wonderful touch!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh my gosh, what a very adorable card and layout. And, congrats on your wedding anniversary!! thanks for joining us at Squigglefly.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Huge congrats!! 37, I hope to live long enough to reach that number. Hugs, Holley

nwilliams6 said...

So sorry it took me forever to come comment on your fabulous card! Congrats on the anniversary and the card is wonderful. Brings back some memories for me too. Wonderfully done1 Hugz!

debbie said...

thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week