Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Anniversary #31

Good morning and happy Wednesday to you!
So, yesterday was a special day for my hubby and me.  We celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary!
31 years ago, the first man I ever loved walked me down the aisle and gave me away to the man I will love for the rest of my life.  The time has gone by so quickly and I pray that we have at least another 31 years to spend together. Life is good and I'm a blessed woman!

My wonderful husband of 31 years told me to go ahead and order the Expression 2 for my anniversary gift this year...see....he's a keeper!  So, while waiting for the UPS guy to show up, I started working on a card to give my hubby.  I started out with some great paper from the "Black Currant" paper stack made by DCWV.  Then I pulled out my newly arrived "Elegant Edges" cartridge.

After making that cut...guess who shows up at the door....that's right....UPS! With my newest addition to the family!  So, of course, the card goes into a holding pattern so that I can do the update and get that baby set up in my craft!

So, long story short..(yep, I know...too late for that), this card is created with 2 different machines...

So...the mat is cut from "Elegant Edges" (page 25) at 4.5 inches.
I used a Quick Kutz embossing folder called "Diamonds and Dots".
The number 31 is cut (on my E2) from "American Alphabet" at 2.5 inches.

Wow...just realized how much it looks like I took these photos in black and white mode!
The colors are all just a muted black, gray and off-white scale, but I kinda like that vintage look!

So far, I'm enjoying my E2.  It has lots of bells and whistles that I don't understand just yet, but I'm learning.  I hope you've enjoyed your visit and now I'm off to my craft corner and my E2 manual!  I'll keep you posted on my progress!

Until next time,


  1. Happy Anniversary! Hope your day was fabulous! Great looking card to celebrate the occasion!Congrats on your E2!
    Happy crafting!!

  2. Happy Anniversary. Congrats on the E2.

  3. Congratulations on 31 years! Great card!

  4. Oh, I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! And, yes, he is a keeper - any man who supports our craft addiction is #1 in my world! Love the card - don't you love American Alphabet? I haven't played too much with the "goodies" on the E2 cuz I'm still doing most of my cuts from the Gypsy. G and E2 are making beautiful music so I'm a happy camper.

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  6. Congratulations, on your 31 years of wedded bliss! What a wonderful hubby. Your card looks great. Always fun and exciting to play with a new toy! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Tanya, Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Hope you had a nice celebration!! Congrats on your new baby too...the E2, I mean! :-) Your card is lovely...I thought you had taken a b&w photo too...looks very cool. Wishing you another 31 wonderful years!

    ~Sharon C.

  8. Happy 31st anniversary!! I love hearing/reading about couples that stay together!
    Congratulations on the new addition to your family as well! I'm sure you will have lots of fun playing with your new E2.
    I also came by to let you know that I was able to find One Thousand Gifts in my town so picked it up today! The author is actually from my province in Canada so I was quite excited to see that. Anyway, thanks for the recommendation. I look forward to reading and being inspired by my new book!

  9. Congrats on your anniversary!!!! That is awesome!

    I like your new blog template!

    Missing you...thanks for the notes you have posted on my blog!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  10. Love, love the card, but what I love the most is when you said:

    the first man I ever loved walked me down the aisle and gave me away to the man I will love for the rest of my life

    You're really a blessed woman!! God bless you everyday of your life! Congrats!

  11. OMGOSH! 31 years! You go Girl! :o) Happy Happy Belated Anniversary! I'm sure you had a wonderful day! Your card looks lovely and I like those colors together too! :o) and Congrats on getting your E2! Isn't it a fun new toy? Enjoy playing with it! :o)


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