Friday, April 27, 2012

Golden Wedding Anniversary

OMG! Today is the golden wedding anniversary of my sister, Merrilyn, and brother-in-law, Ron. CONGRATULATIONS! That is a magnificent achievement; one, I hope, that Gary and I will reach in 8 years. I am so proud of you guys! You rock!

I have spent my usual bazillion hours on the card for this momentous occasion. I wish I was a faster card-maker, but I just can't help myself. I seem to have a need for rearranging everything one more time, just one more time. And then just one more time. Etc., etc. Must be my OCD, huh?

I am going to take the card to M & R today. I thought they should have it on their actual anniversary. So I am making this post brief--I need to get on my way to their house soon. :^)

The image used is one that Gary bought me last fall at an Archiver's in Minneapolis--Young Love by Mo Manning. Love this image! It was stamped on Cryogen CS with Memento ink. The patterned paper is Authentique's Blissful, with CS by Stampin' Up. I used a Stampin' Up punch for the birds and small leaves. The larger leaf flourish is from a die by MFT. I also used Grand Circle dies and the Labels 16 die by Spellbinders. I did add a little ink to the die cuts with Stampin' Up ink. I also added Glossy Accents to the bench legs and the belt buckle. The image was accented with a Signo Uniball white gel pen. The coloring was done with the usual cast of characters: Copic markers. Colors are:  R01, R02, E000, E00, E11, E13, E25, E31, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y26, W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8. I don't normally mention this, but I again used dimensional adhesive to make my layers stand out, which you really cannot see from the photo. Merrilyn loves layers, so I was sure to add several on her card! :^)

I am going to enter this card into three challenges:

CMC Yellows Challenge
Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge
Outlawz Copic/Promarker Anything Goes Challenge

And now I am off to the races! So to speak. I promise I won't drive any crazier than usual. :^)

I am wishing everyone everywhere a wonderful weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Fantastic card, Penni! I love the vibrant yellows and the adorable image! Wonderful coloring and details, as always! Congrats to your sister and BIL! I am sure they will love this card!

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    1. Thanks so much, Carla! I hope they do! :^)

      Hugs,
      Penny

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  2. I never thought to use that pad, it's perfect for our colour challenge! Your image is so fun and adorable and I love the colours you've used! I'm sure they will love this card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Color Me Creative!

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    1. Thank you, Ruby, I appreciate that! :^)

      Hugs,
      Penny

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  3. Fantastic card Penny - I'm sure they will love it and what a fabulous achievement!!! Gorgeously bright and vibrant :)

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    1. Hey, Dawn, thanks so much! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  4. Hi Penny, this is a beautiful card and the image is so right for the occasion. I like the colors you chose it really looks so golden. On November I will be 30 years married to my high school sweetheart. Your sister will love this card. Hugs!

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    1. Wanda, thank you so much! And congrats on 30 years! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  5. Best oldest sister BarbaraApril 29, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    your card was so cute, wonderful golden color! Bet they loved it. I sure wish I could have been there. BUT I couldn't miss little bear's birthday party! He was so darling and so good all afternoon.

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    1. Thank you, Best oldest sister! :^) I think they really liked it!
      We missed you at the party! Glad you had a good time at the one you went to!
      Hope you are still healing well.
      Big hugs,
      Penny

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    2. What a perfect card for them! Love all that gold, and great detailing with the Signo pen. And lovely job with that stamp. I picked that out at the store, you know :)

      Merrilyn must have been blown away when she saw this!

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    3. Thank you, my DD! So glad you picked out the stamp--it was just perfect for them. M thought so, too! :^) She and Ron both loved the card. :^)
      Hugs,
      Mom

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