Thursday, May 2, 2013

Anniversary Card for Merrilyn and Ron

I made a card for my sister and BIL for their 51st anniversary, and I decided to use it for the 3rd Birthday Bash at CMC. I am entering it into the CMC Copic Celebrate Something Challenge.

Fifty-one years! Can you imagine? That many years with one man? Hmmm, well I have spent almost 43 years with one. We will celebrate our 43rd on the 9th.

I have to admit, there have been moments when I was ready to give him away. You know, trade him for something useful like an untrained puppy. Or a pregnant rabbit. Perhaps even a shingles outbreak. But then, I've come to realize that there is no one else out there, on this planet, who would put up with me and all of my issues. Honestly, Gary is a bit of a saint to stay with me for forty-three years. Of course, he need not know I said that; and he never sees my blog, so I don't have to worry about him reading it. Dear Daughter and sweet Sisters, keep your mouths closed. Please.

I remember walking down a sidewalk with him before we were engaged. Way back in 1970. And I saw a rather large woman in front of us. I told him that I would look like that someday. He said that I'd better not. Well, I do. And he is still here. Guess he must really love me, huh? Well, it's either that or he doesn't even want to think about alimony. But you know what--I would probably cost him less as an ex-wife than I do as a wife. Too bad, Gary, you snooze, you lose.

So I had my surgery today. Well, actually, when you read this it will be yesterday. Because that is tomorrow. Just want to be clear about this with you. Anyway, the shots hurt, the surgery didn't, and now I have some stinging pain--which I have used Tylenol for. And that seems to be taking the edge off. Of course, I still have my entire supply of Vicodin left over from my oral surgery. So, if the pain gets too intense after a night of sleeping on my back, which I undoubtedly will do, I could always pop a pain pill tomorrow. Which will be today. When you read this. Did I clear that up for you? If not, toughy darts.

'K, I am getting tired of typing. I am actually just getting tired. If you could see all of my typos, you would believe it. So I am going to describe the card and then drift off to sleep. I may possibly lie down first though.

I used Privateer Couple by Rick St. Dennis, which I printed on MICBC. Then I colored them with the following Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E30, E33, E35, E37 and YR21, E15, E18
Eyes: E23
Clothing: R00, R01, R02, W00, W0, W2
               E81, E84, E87, E51, E53, E55

I added Wink of Stella Brush Clear to several areas, which I don't think you can see in this photo. Bummer. My DP came from the 7 Gypsies Global and Basic Grey Little Black Dress collections, and was distressed using my Zutter Distrezz-It-All. I paired the DP with Stampin' Up and Bazzill CS. 

I made several die cuts using the following dies: Memory Box Decorative Elegance, Oceana Border, and Typewriter Numbers; Cheery Lynn Burlap Border and Schooner. I also added the following embellishments to this card: baker's twine, pearl trim, feather boa, MIC dragonfly, and Embellish It metallic corner. (Side note: I was planning on using a small dragonfly on all of my cards, but forgot on the last two. What's happened to my memory anyway? Guess it went the way of my girlish figure.)

OK, that's it, I think. And I believe that Merrilyn and Ron liked their card, which my dear Gary delivered to them. Last weekend. When I was babysitting the darling dog and missed the ballgame. Which Gary took Ron to. Oh well...there's always another game, isn't there. Isn't there? Hope you are having a great week! See you back here tomorrow. Or Friday. Yeah, that's day after tomorrow right now, but tomorrow when you read this. Yup, I did it again. I explained the inexplicable. Not that you care. Later...


  1. You are so witty Penny - you bring a smile to my face. Hope the stinging eases soon.
    Your card is fabulous. The images, design, embellishments and colour scheme all work so well together resulting in a stunning card.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. fab card Penny! absolutly love this design and colors !

  3. Good morning sweetie, fabulous creation hugs Pops x x x

  4. WOW!!! This is fabulous Penny. I love the images, your colouring is amazing and all the detailing you have added looks wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. How fun! Lot of love n time in this beauty (-:

  6. this is fabulous!!! wow 51 years!!! :D and i think you put a lot of effort into this gorgeous card...the colouring is just stunning and loving all of the details :)

  7. Hi Penny! Hope all is well with your surgery and you are on the mend with no pain!

    Your card is fabulous! So much detail!

    Big hugs to you!

  8. Yep, i see now that you are okay after reading your post. LOL! Such a Fun fantastic card with all of those diecuts! (You know that i love those) I just know that your sister and b-i-l loved this card! So much fun and i love all of the dimension and digis.
    hugs, Deonna

  9. Absolutely gorgeous with awesome colouring. Adore all the layering.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  10. This is off the Chain, Penny! Awesome design and exceptional coloring! Woo, hoo!

  11. Beuatiful and stunning card Penny!!
    Glad the surgery went ok, hope the pain won't get too much!

  12. Penny, you are always so thoughtful making cards for your friends and they are so lucky because your cards are a true treasure!

  13. This card is awesome!!! No doubt about it being a great fun card. I love the images, your beautiful coloring and of course the beautiful colors used in this fun, fun creation. Love all the extras Penny.

  14. Penny,

    That is one sassy 51st Anniversary card! Love all the unique touches, the pearls, the boats with 51st and all the other neat, fun "stuff". Great card!

    :) Pam

  15. What an amazing card Penny! Another fabulous work of art that definitely has your touch all over it. Many congrats to them and to you two :) Hope the shoulder pain eases off!

  16. Amazing card- and amazing how long you two have been together.....! That is awesome : ) You are funny- I think it would be a pain to train another..... Hope you are feeling better!

  17. The card is brilliant and I'm sure they loved it.

    I love the way you colored and fussy cut those fab pirates. I love the die cuts and all the stuff you added.

    Your post made me giggle out loud, though now I'm even more confused about time and stuff. Especially since I read your blog going backwards in time.


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