Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Me and My DH!

German Phrase of the Day: Ich bin zu hause. = I am home. Yeah...the let me out a day early. I had no contractions, no bleeding, and was up and about feeling great so the doctor's let me out. I was VERY relieved. And this was the Hyatt of hospitals over here. My own private room with en suite bathroom, internet terminal in my room as well as a small fridge. The only thing that wasn't better was the food...but we came prepared for that this time, and I had snacks galore! And I was SO happy to get to come home and spend the evening with my wonderful husband on this, our 8th wedding anniversary. (Sorry for the lousy picture...it's actually taken from a photo of a project USING this picture...can't find e-copies of my wedding photos right now.)

So, I also made my Dear Husband a card. I made it before going to the hospital so I'd have it there with me to give to him today. When he arrived to pick me up he had a single long stemmed red rose for me (he's not big on buying flowers, so that's actually pretty good for him!)

For his card I started with a stamped image of Luke & Lexi on watercolor paper. I colored them in using my aquapainter and SU! watercolor crayons. It's tricky to capture the actual color of my dh's hair, since it's got a lot of gray mixed in with that light brown/dirty blond...but I like how he turned out. Blue is one of my favorite colors on my husband since he has these wonderful dark blue eyes that just sparkle when he wears blue...so I used a lot of blue on his card!

I stamped the jewelry box and envelope separately on watercolor paper and after coloring them (and adding some sparkle with my Spica Glitter Pens!) I cut them out and popped them up in Luke and Lexi's hands. I finished off the image by stamping the sentiment with Night of Navy ink. Originally I was thinking, "I can use this for my Prettie Wednesday card this week, so I need to do some doodling and hand written things" thus the doodling and SWAK on the envelope. Then of course today I realized, I'm not going to send this to anyone else...I'll have to make another card for my PW card this week! Oh well, an excuse to go stamp more!!

I used Bashful Blue for the card base, and stamped the hearts from the Sealed with a Kiss set all over the background. I love these hearts...all different sizes - they make a perfect background image for the other stamps in the set! I also love that you can put any number of items into Luke and Lexi's hands. I chose jewelry for him to give me, and a card for me to give him. Now if I could just get the jewels!! LOL!! Maybe for our 10th I'll get something sparkly. ;-)

I hope you all have a wonderful day today, and be sure to give your special someone (if you have one) a special kiss in honor of my anniversary! :-)

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Sealed with a Kiss by Paper Pretties

CS: Watercolor paper, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue

Ink: Brilliance black
Acc: Aquapainter, WWC, Spica glitter pens, silver wide organdy, navy grosgrain



  1. Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Haaaaaappppy Aniversary!
    The card is adorable! Glad you are out of the krankenhaus!

  2. So super cute!! Love the wedding picture!!

  3. Happy Anniversary! I can't believe we have the same one. Well, actually I can since you're my "sistah!"

    I hope that everything is okay, I'm assuming you were in the hospital for a cerclage? (spelling?)

    Thinking of you. Hey, do they have Dunkin Donuts in California or am I going to have to ship you some. giggle.

  4. Happy Anniversary (late) your DH looks SO young in this photo (like 18) - you look beautiful! Glad you are doing better *smile*

  5. What an adorable card and an adorable picture of you two! Too cute! Happy Anniversary!


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