Monday, August 8, 2016

Making the Years Count Anniversary Card

My hubby and I celebrate our anniversary this month and so do several of my friends. Our anniversary is on the same day as my grandparents' anniversary.  They set a beautiful example for us of two who loved each other until death.  Their love spilled over to the many other people in their lives.
I made several anniversay cards today for friends, focusing on the inside verse. I combined a sentiment from a past CTMH Stamp of the Month this year and one from Our Daily Bread Designs:

Love is not a matter of 
counting the years, it's a matter of 
making the years count!
May your love increase always!
Happy Anniversary!

I used bright colors and the sketch from the PDE Linky Party #132:
 


In my determination to USE IT UP (paper and embellishments), I enjoy combining some old with newer products. If you're a "collector" of older CTMH stamps, you may recognize the 2005 Elegant Floral on front. I hadn't used it for 11 years and wanted to experiment with an updated look. I traced over the center pistols and stamens with black and gold markers. Cricut Explore helped me make circles and hearts for the front and inside. The Bubblegum organdy ribbon is still around, too, after 11 years. No wonder CTMH quit selling 25 yards at a time! The Ocean textured cardstock is also some that they used to sell. My papers were leftovers and scraps, older and newer.  I'd rather use it all up making something beautiful to give to friends than to just discard it. If we could do garage sales in our rural area I might think differently. What do you do?

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you with love that grows year after year! May you pass His love on to those around you!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - L for Love 
Broken Fairy Challenge #8 - Use your stash
Just Add Ink #323- Just add "F" - flower

11 comments:

Christine Blain said...

This is beautiful, Vickie. I love your bright, bold, colour choices, and the sweet hearts on the front of the card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

Patrice said...

What a beautiful card, Vickie. I love that bright, bold bloom. Happy anniversary to you both. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Janis Lewis said...

This is so bright and beautiful! Thank you so much for playing at PDE Linky Party's sketch challenge this week!
~DT Janis

Nikki Spencer said...

This is such a lovely bright card Vickie. Your colour choices are lovely and the design is great. Happy Anniversary too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

inkeverywhere said...

Lovely card - I really like the way you have used the shapes on this card. Lovely layering too. Chantell JAI

Di Barnes said...

such a happy card, Vickie. Really fun colours & layout & way to go on using an old favourite. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.
Di :)

Lori said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love those colors and your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at PDE Linky Party!

Heather said...

Such a pretty card and I really like the colours you chose. Thanks for using the sketch at our PDE Linky Party this week.

Mel said...

Beautiful card, love your colors! Thank you for joining us at Broken Fairy Designs challenge :)

Emma said...

What a great card, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘L is for Love’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Jane Proffitt said...

Beautiful card. Love all the attention to detail. Happy Anniversary. ❤️ Thank you for sharing it with us at Broken Fairy Designs. Jane DT