When I was young I thought this meant my only love, or something like that. Of course, once I was old enough to learn a little about other languages, I knew that was not correct. In fact in means “my sun” (like my sunshine), so it is still a beautiful thought, especially to a loved one.
This is the anniversary card I’ve finally done for my husband of 39 years. I really liked the cards I did the last 2 years and I was having a difficult time deciding what to do this year. Our anniversary was actually on the 21st of last month, so to say I’m late, is stretching it a bit. But he was speechless when I gave this to him.
My favorite color is this deep red color, but I just didn’t know how to make it work this year. I’ve used several of the beautiful Cheerylynn Designs dies for this card, to meet their challenge this week. (It calls for red and green.) The cute image is by The Paper Shelter. I wasn’t particularly happy with my coloring at first and actually planned to use the image for a different anniversary card. But once I added the frame (it’s called Scandinavian Hearts) it all came together.
I used my bow-easy again, and the more I use it, the better I like it. The butterfly and the flourish are also from Cheerylynn Designs. The papers are from several sources, the roses, gems and pearls are by Recollections. I’ve used MS punches on the outside and inside of the card, as well as Cricut. I also added stickles to the roses, butterfly and the water.
The one on the inside is one I use often, and is one of a large set about “memories”. I also typed my message to my dh as well as, the sentiment on the front (I didn’t take a picture of the one to my husband, but it is now on the left-hand side, on the inside of the card. I don’t remember who did the sentiments on the back.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketches by Carly – sketch
2 Sisters Challenge Blog – sparkle
Hooked on Craft Challenges – dies
One Stitch at a Time – anything
Ooh La La Creations – bingo: flowers, dies, ribbon
Cheery Lynn Designs – red and green
Tiffany Doodles – sparkle and glitter
Digital Tuesday Challenge – sparkle
Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge – anything
Paper Sundaes – bows
Alota Rubber Stamps – dots and pearls (dots are on the inside cardstock)
Cooking It Up With Katie – punches, ink (inked the butterfly to make red), embossing (around frame and on leaf flourish)
Flutterby Wednesday – anything
My Mum’s Craft Shop – things with wings
Papercraft Star – anything
Shelly’s Images – red and green
Delightful Challenges – red and green
Hanna and Friends – red and 1 other color
Moving Along With The Times – ribbon and bows
Just Some Lines – tic, tac, toe: punch, digi, glitter
Bearly Mine Challenges – favorite things – dies
Creative Craft Challenges – free for all
The Sisterhood of Crafters – polka dots (on the inside of the card)
Crafty Purple Frog – for someone special
Paper Crafting Journey – anything
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