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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Our Fifth Anniversary

Yesterday, January 28, was our fifth wedding anniversary. We were so excited to celebrate with my husband's family and my mom. It was so wonderful to share vivid memories from the wedding.  For dinner we had some delicious Chinese food.  Yummy! My favorite part was when Ron and I exchange loving words to each other. I was very emotional in speech about  my husband and his love and care of me. His devotion has been incredible.  We have endured many tough times as well as enjoyed many great moments. But together we did! I love him more and more and so glad God brought us together! Love you Babe!

As we think back to our wedding day, it was truly magical! We had a "big fat black wedding."  The ceremony was performed by my father-in-law which was very special. There was lots of music, laughter and even some tears. We even had two fabulous receptions. It was a long day but a beautiful day that we will never forget.  Here are some pictures! Enjoy!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vintage Layout

I wanted to share this layout with you all. I recently submitted a design team application and I had to make a layout. I haven't made a layout in years so it was a nice challenge. I enjoyed making the first one so much I wanted to try another one. This one is dedicated to my sweet grandmother, Thelma Cobbs. This was her college picture back in the 1930's. I just love this picture of her, the sepia tone color and the style is so classic. 

Her style has influenced my artistic approach.  I loved all her lace handkerchiefs, hats, gloves, purses and jewel. So I have taken a lot of her traditional, glamours style and use it on my cards and now layouts.  I know she would be so proud to see her fashion sense in my work. Maybe it is my way of keeping her alive and close to me.  Love and miss you Nana!

Supplies used are: Webster's Pages patterned paper, Scenic Route rub-on words, Prima flowers, leaves from Michael's, form adhesive on the lady images, cream ribbon and white dollies.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Final Christmas Mini Album Up-Close Part 5

Finally, here is the last of my mini album cards to share. I hope you have enjoyed the last several days of up-close views. This card was a challenge to create for my husband. I am good at making cards for women but male cards are so hard.  So, I was pleased with how this turned out. He really loved it and that made me happy. Whew!

Thanks for stopping by this week and hope to see you around again!

Supplies: My Mind's Eye paper and die cuts, red leaves from Michaels, red garland, red vellum paper, K & Co. chipboard stickers

Ok, here we gooooooo...

Christmas Mini Album Card Up Close Part 4

Here is the next mini I did your Christmas. It is simular to the one I did for my mom with that fabulous red flower. But this one was for my brother and sister in-laws. Love it!

It has been so much fun sharing these minis with you all week. I hope they have inspired you in some way. After today, I have one more to share, so see you Saturday!!!

Supplies: Prima flower, glitter leaves from Michael's, My Mind's Eye paper and stickers, red and white vellum, Maya Road envelope, and rub-on and stickers by K  Co.

Here it is....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas Mini Album Card Up Close Part 3

Hey there! Hope you had a nice day. Well, as promised, here is the third mini album card I made for Christmas. This one was for my in-laws. They really loved it. So did I! I really enjoy mixing traditional scrapbook items with pictures and typed text.  So many of my card insides have this combination.

Supplies: My Mind's Eye patterned paper & title, Maya Road envelope, green glitter letters & stickers by K& Co., flowers and leaves.

Enjoy and see you all Friday!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas Mini Album Cards Up Close Part 2

Ok gang, here is the next Christmas mini album card. This one I made for my mom. She loved it and that made me feel so good. 

The size is just short of 6x6 and I stapled it to hold it together. Supplies: My Mind's Eye patterned paper and embellishments, Prima flower and leaf, berries and glitter leaves from Michael's, vellum paper for text, bling swirls by Recollections, Maya Road envelope, silver garland, and White Blossom glitter silver letters.

Two down three more to go. Enjoy and see you Thursday!

Here we goooooo...

Hard to see but the celebrate design was slighly glittered.

Use Martha Stewart punch at top.

Silver glitter letters spell out Christmas.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Mini Album Cards Up Close Part 1

Happy New Years! I can't believe it is 2011 already. Thanks for all your your support in 2010 and I look forward to many more exciting creative moments together. 

For several days this week, I will post a closer look at the mini album cards I made for Christmas.  I was so happy with how they turned out. This one for my sister's family. I had a hard time with the design and paper but it surprised me and came out so cute.

Supplies: Bazzill card stock, My Mind's Eye glitter patterned paper, green velvet ribbon, other patterned paper, Maya Road envelop, berries & leaves from Michael's and vellum paper for text. Card size is around 6x6.

Stop by all this week to see all the rest!
Here goes...