Friday, March 02, 2007

45 Years of Marital Bliss...

well, at least from my perspective!

My parents 45th Wedding Anniversary was a week ago. I can't believe they have actually been married for that long (and they were together for at least 5 years before that!) As high school sweethearts I'm not sure THEY imagined they'd still be together so many years later...but I am very happy that they are. They have set a wonderful example for me of what it means to believe in the vows that have been exchanged, and they seem to understand that it takes work to make a marriage last! Now if we kids can just keep them from killing each other all will be good! ;-)

I made them this card (with a little incentive from Joan's Black & White card contest a few weeks back) and they have finally received it, so I can post it here now. You may have already seen it on mom doesn't go there so I can "hide" cards from her there!

I stamped the French Flair background with White Stazon on to an SU Window sheet. (Anyone know how to get White Stazon off rubber??? A RAK to whoever can help me!!) I then wrapped it around to the inside of the card and adhered it inside with SNAIL. I embossed the Happy Anniversary sentiment with Sterling Silver embossing powder on Whisper White CS, then clipped the corners and mounted on Brushed Silver cardstock. This I attached with dimensionals (and managed to cover up the smudge!) And then topped it off with some white organdy ribbon with a little silver cord.

I was very happy with the end result...may just have to do more with these acetate window sheets! Have a great day everyone...we're off to Venlo in the Netherlands (after taking Hubby to the airport) to check out the scrapbooking store there. Who knows...maybe I'll find some good candy! :-)



  1. Wow, that turned out stunning!!! And thank you, I got your RAK today...what a sweetie!

  2. Here's the secret to 45 years of wedded bliss - always make sure that is what your children think!!!
    And "together 5 years" didn't mean what it does today!!! We "were going steady" for 4 years, then engaged. Just mailed off a 10+ lb pkg to Sweet Michelle to hand of to DS-L (son-in-law) in California. Better that she do it instead of me!!! SU materials + Michael's ribbon + surprise for Julia Bug-Bug from DA (aunties).

  3. Boy, that white Stazon is awful - grabs the rubber & won't leave. The way I get it off my stamps is to put Staz-on cleaner over the stamp & let it set a little bit, then use an old toothbrush & an old rough washcloth. It takes it all off! There is hope : )
    I love the black & white card! My husband & I have been married 42 years & I can say we've really mellowed! Once you've been married this long, nothing bothers you!!!

  4. This is gorgeous Jana! There are always lots of tips on the SCS forum on removing ink (I have had trouble with even craft ink!). I have heard everything from trying rubbing alcohol to olive oil (which worked for me)...

  5. very elegant card! happy anniversary to your parents


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