Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You Light Up My Life



I know, kinda corny for my hubby, right? But, I guess anniversaries were made to be a little corny...LOL! Greg and I will celebrate our 14th anniversary next Tuesday...and I have a surprise for him to light him up as well!

A few months ago, he was sulking around, which is very unusual...so I asked him what was wrong. After a long hesitation, he said, "I lost my wedding band." He was doing chores in the barn, he admitted, with his ring on his pinky...WHAT?! It was apparent that he already felt bad enough, so I didn't give him too hard of a time:)

Anyway, you guessed it...I got him a new wedding band. This one is a slight upgrade as well, so I think he will be excited! I don't know, maybe I'm excited enough for the both of us.



I combined three challenges for my hubby's card...the Color Throwdown #96 using So Saffron, Cool Caribbean (long-time retired), and Pumpkin Pie...the Card Patterns Sketch 67, and the Our Creative Corner: Summer Inspiration.



I only had a smidge of Cool Caribbean, so I added a little Tempting Turquoise to the mix. The designer paper was stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp to add a little more interest. The lamp was inked up twice...once in Tempting Turquoise and another time in So Saffron. The shade was hand-cut and adhered over the original image for some dimension.



I hope you are inspired to think of your hubby this week and some of the funny (or not so funny) things that they do:)



Stamps: Just Delightful (Lawn Fawn), Wood Grain
Paper: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White CS, Sweet Pea (retired), Island Oasis (Summer Mini) DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Vintage Brads, Arrow Punch, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Texturz Impressions Plates (Textured)

12 comments:

Christina said...

Adorable card! I'm sure your hubby will be thrilled with his gift. Happy (almost) anniversary!

Marisa said...

Have you been locked up in your craft room this week? You are just pumping out the cards Oh great and noble Director!!

Love what you've done here :D I'm sure your hubby will love it. My hubby thought he had lost his wedding ring while golfing a few years back. He was devastated and felt horrible too! He always puts it in a side pocked on his golf bag and search as he might, nothing. Even checked with the clubhouse. I too was going to give him a new one but one day he found the ring in a fold in the pocket and was very happy to wear it again. We are also celebrating 14 years on July 1st! Early happy anniversary :D

dstandard said...

How cool - love your card! Oh man - know he will be thrilled with your gift!

Wanda Cullen said...

This really is a sweet anniversary card! Happy anniversary!

Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary! Your hubby will love this card and his gift! :)

Luanne said...

This is adorabe. My anniversary is coming up too, and I'm thinking...will flowers be to mushy? Love the lamp! Great card! He'll love it!

LeAnne said...

Aw, how nice of you to get such a special anniversary gift--and maybe he'll find it in the barn yet! CUTE card---I recognized those colors right away! He will love this card-AND your gift! Congrats on 14 years, too!

Laura Pryor said...

FUN CARD! Super elements and use of the CTD colors! Thanks for playing along with week!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Stacey, this is fabulous! LOVE the arrows, and that great little lamp! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown! (And I hope hubby appreciates his gift! I know where you're coming from as my hubby lost his wedding band TWICE and never found it the second time!)

Kathy Martin said...

How AWESOME and so creative! Love the arrows! :)

Sylvia said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, and by the way they are not corny! I love your card and know your husband will love it too. Have a wonderful anniversary!

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Great take on the challenge at OCC... thanks for joining us:-)