Monday, June 04, 2007

Happily Ever After?

German Phrase of the Day: Ich Dich liebe = I love you.

My anniversary isn't for another 3 weeks, but as I was creating this card I decided it was perfect for my husband. I often give him anniversary cards with a coffee theme, which is probably odd to most people since my husband does not drink coffee. However, he did choose the song for our first dance at our wedding...and he chose "Anniversary Song" by the Cowboy Junkies. The refrain of the song is "and I'll share them all for a cup of coffee, and to wear your ring." It's a beautiful song...especially the live version from KFOG's live from the archives.

I decided Grumpy there (i.e. ME!) needed a pretty robe today, so I cut it out of some of the Pallet 'O Prints dp. I then colored over the tie at the waist and the shawl collar to have them stand out a bit more. The rest of her is colored with my SU! markers.

Originally, I wanted the greeting to say "Mirror Mirror..." but it's not easy for me to print stuff from a computer since our only printer is in my husbands office. But, then I thought "Happily Ever After?" would work great and that's when I decided who would be getting this card. I mean, she doesn't exactly look glamorous...and this is the real part of marriage, right? After Happily Ever After, real life begins. Stamping this was a little tricky to get the words straight since I didn't want them stacked...but my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig worked perfectly! See how straight they are!! Aren't you impressed?

Thanks again Beate for the fun sketch to play with!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Grumpybella and Large Oval Scallop from Stampingbella, Fancy Flexible Phrases from SU!
Whisper White, Shimmery White, Pallet o' prints DP
Jet Black Stazon, Rose Red, Lovely Lilac
Acc: Sponge, markers, Word window punch, regals buttons, linen thread, glue dots



  1. Your Bella anniversary card is gorgeous. I love Grumpy's new robe!

  2. You Anniversary card is great, and love Beate and her sketch challenges.

  3. I like you did the robe and Happy Anniversary! :-)

  4. I love those papers together!!! TFS!

  5. This card is wonderfully funny! I love this Bella and the paper you used!

  6. How cute! I love the idea of that sentiment with Grumpabella, especially for an Anniversary or Wedding card!

  7. this is such a fab anniversary card! Great interpretation of Beate's sketch too

  8. Fabulous card Jana!! You did great with this sketch!

  9. I love this card! I definitely have to get me some bellas. Happy anniversary soon!

  10. Love your site and just wanted to let you know you have been tagged. Remember one word answers only.

  11. very nice card! Very well-balanced design!

  12. Ohhh love it!! Happy anniversary!!!




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