Thursday, July 14, 2011

Today's my anniversary.....

It's been seven wonderful years; every day a new adventure.  Always marry a man who makes you laugh, the journey is so much better with laughter.  We've been together eighteen years, more or less and it seems like just yesterday.  There are so many roads we've traveled down, sights that we've seen, places we've been - and every one was better because we were together.  I was not well traveled when we met and now I've seen the redwood forest, Peggy's Cove, Gettysburg, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier National Park, Jasper, Everglades National Park, Port Angeles, Victoria, Badlands National Park, Volcano National Park and dozens of other beautiful places.  Every road trip is filled with new wonders and we get as excited about the next trip as we did the first one. 

This is the anniversary card I made for him.  Since he's been retired he has a habit of popping into my craft room dozens of times a day.  Hiding this card made the construction take much longer and I'm afraid I rushed the coloring a little in my haste.  The crochet is something I'm trying on new cards.  This is actually the Eyelet Circle by Spellbinders which lends itself perfectly to crochet.  The card is 5.75" by 5.75" and the stamp by Penny Black is perfect for the two of us.

Paper: Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Paper Pad; Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms, Penny Black Sharing Spring; Spellbinder Eyelet Circle; Distress Ink Antique Linen; Filligree Butterfly/Button - Stash; Stardust Stickles; Copics:  [Rabbits E30, E33, R20, C00, C1][Flowers YG06, Y38, Y35, C00, C1][Butterfly B52, BG10], Bluebirdflats crochet pattern #2.


  1. Hope you have a wonderful anniversary! Love that crochet!

  2. Happy Anniversary Cindy your card is gorgeous, have a lovely evening.
    Kevin xx

  3. oh C2... this is lovely... I could feel how much love there are between you too.. Congrats for one more year together and wish you lots of more to come!!!
    You card is absolutely adorable and I like the crochet around the spellbinders.. great idea!!!
    Have a wonderful day Sweetie!

  4. Very pretty, Love the crochet
    Hugs Julie P

  5. Beautiful! Very creative use of the crotchet.

  6. very pretty card and happy anniversary!!

  7. very creative marriage of the die cut and crochet.
    Many more years of both to you both!
    I hope you will visit my weekly challenge and share with us.

  8. Happy belated Anniversary Cindy! Your story honestly brought a couple of tears to my eyes. I'm just so happy for you..and your dh too. He's got one pretty amazing wife. :)

  9. Ooooo, this is FABULOUS! I love how you crocheted around the edge. What a wonderful look.