Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Liz and Mike!

Today I made an anniversary card for my friend Liz and her husband Mike.  I first met Liz at a MOPS meeting six years ago when I was pregnant with Dide. It was right after Randy retired from serving in the US Navy for 24 years. Randy didn't have a job, I was pregnant, we were living at my parents' house with two kids, etc. It was a very stressful time in my life to say the least.  When we moved back to my home town, I didn't know anyone. It was like a different place, yet so much the same.  I was pleasantly surprised that Oil City had a MOPS group. That's the short and sweet story of how I met Liz.

I wanted to keep the card simple and elegant.  Our mail carrier usually comes around lunch time, but today he dropped off the mail before 9:00 am - not enough time to get the card completed and out in the mail.  Dide is still home sick and it's a cold and yucky day outside. So I was thankful that my husband came home for lunch and said he could take the card to the post office.  It's just one of those days that I don't feel like going outside with the kids.

Here it is:

Stamps: Occasional Quotes
Paper: very vanilla
Ink: versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder, embossing buddy, gold embossing powder, heat tool, basic pearls, very vanilla taffeta ribbon

As I critique my work, I should've used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position my sentiment. Even though I used the clear mount stamp, it was a little crooked.  I'm sure that Liz and Mike won't be critical of the card.  ... Maybe I'll have to make another card to redeem myself.

Happy stamping!



bensarmom said...

Susan this is just gorgeous! I love the elegance of the gold and pearls. She's gonna love this!

Laura Love said...

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