Monday, November 28, 2011

50th Anniversary Celebration...

Recently some very close friends of ours celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. What a milestone in today's society! We had plans to attend their festive weekend until my hubby decided to move the date of his amputation up. The big celebration was just two weeks after his surgery and of course we had to cancel our plans to attend. We were very bummed about this, but we are going to get together for our own celebration after the children leave. Since they live a three hour drive away, we have to plan carefully. We're hoping that hubby will be on his new leg by that time and that we'll be able to enjoy a weekend away to celebrate - albeit late!

I saw the most delightful card done by Pat Frank some months ago using the LOTV Wedding Couple and I asked her if she would stamp me an image so that I could use it for a special card. She very graciously did and I've had the paper and image sitting off to the side for the last month, with no time to pull it together. I was so inspired by her card that I actually CASE'd the front! Thanks so much Pat for always inspiring me and getting my juices flowing!!! Your are one talented gal!!

Now I've had some spare time (at last) to get some projects started and brought to completion. So without further ado here is what I came up with....

Card recipe:

E0000,000,00, chalk for cheeks; B60; C00,01,03; Hair - E25, Y26, E50, E13, 17, 18, 19; R81, 83, 85; G24, 20, Spica Pink

Waco Pearl pen for the hearts, distress inks, flowers and corners from Wild Orchid Crafts, rhinestones from Michaels, Glittery Gold Tulle from my stash.

Sentiment computer generated

Design Paper - The Luxury Stack Pearlized Metallic

CS - Very Vanilla and Not Quite Navy - SU

It's so sweet of you to pop by my blog today and leave me your wonderful comments. So much appreciated...blessings and hugs...Barb


  1. This is sooo beautiful! What a wonderful anniversary card!!

  2. Oh Barb, this is so beautiful!!! Isn't that image just the cutest!!!???!!! Love those colors and your friends will be touched to the core to recieve such a gorgeous creation. It's too bad you had to miss the actual celebration, but sometimes I think the personal ones will be more special!!
    Many hugs,

  3. OH! Barb, this is sooooooooooooo precious. Such tenderness expressed with your card, love the beautiful paper you used, I am certain your friends will cherish this personal thought. Adorable. Hugs

  4. What a beautiful Anniversery Wedding card for the most special of days.

  5. Oh how gorgeous, Barb!!!! LOVE the image and your coloring is perfect!! Beautiful design and what a wonderful keepsake for your friends! Fifty years....WOW!!! Congrats to them! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!
    hugs, Sharon

  6. So very sweet Barb, love the sentiment and your gorgeous wedding couple are a delight! Wonderful card , I'm sure it will be treasured
    Hugs Julie P

  7. Wow what a stunning card!!!!! love the design and your coloring is superb!!!!!!! Excellent work Barb!!!!!

  8. Barb!!! I missed your creations!! No time at all but now I´m online again and love to visit everything you do. You´re such an inspiration and this card is so elegant!!! Love it too much.
    Lot of hugs!!

  9. This IS a sweet image Barb and the way you did this card is so romantic. Love the sweet layout and bet your friends are going to cherish it :-)

  10. What a beautiful card Barb. Such a delightful image. I am sure the happy couple will enjoy this one. hugs Sharon

  11. Wow Barb this is GORGEOUS!!!! You're right about that image too. Perfect coloring and wonderful details. I'm sure the couple will treasure your art. Congrats to them for 50 year anniversary too!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  12. Wow, such a stunning card, Barb!!!! Beautiful image, colored to perfection! Stunning papers and the flowers are sooooo luscious!!!!!

  13. Simply beautiful Barb.. Your colors are so gorgeous and your stamped image is so sweet along with the layout... and the quote, so perfect, so romantic.

  14. Such a fab card Barb,love the flowers and the inside too.
    Hugs harma

  15. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your friends are going to love it!

  16. Hi Barb...yikes...I am so far behind on your blog posts!! I am soooo sorry it's been so long since I visited! This card turned out BEAUTIFULLY! I love it! And I'll bet the lucky couple who received this work of art will cherish it forever! Hugs. Pat Frank


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