Hello there! Today I'm playing along with The Flower Challenge #28: Pink and Gray, and in the process I've used a not-yet-used-enough stamp set and finished another special order anniversary card. I may be disqualified and that's okay because I didn't realize until I was finished that it appears as though the hearts and "love" are the main focus, rather than the flowers. Oops.
The card does have plenty of pink and gray. The flowers are Power Poppy's Bee Kind Toile and the "Love" comes from Springtime Love. I'll list all ingredients at the end.
I stamped in Memento London Fog and colored with Copics. A scalloped oval formed the image panel, and a pretty Anna Griffin embossing folder made the base. I smooshed white ink over the embossing to help it stand out more. A tiny rhinestone is the only embellishment.
Inside I really mixed it up with sentiments from two other Power Poppy sets and flowers from Bee Kind Toile. I think a mom can say this to her son and daughter-in-law on their anniversary.
So... another thing... I've undertaken the huge project of scanning old photos and scrapbook pages and turning them into Shutterfly photo books. The photos will be better preserved and much easier to store. While I was making my pink and gray card I remembered this photo from 1985, a mere 34 years ago, give or take a few months.
I remember the pink and gray sweater that I loved so much. I remember the earrings I wore with it. I remember the occasion and place -- our anniversary weekend at a nearby beach resort. I remember how we were playing Trivial Pursuit in the afternoon and laughing so hard the proprietors knocked on our door and asked us to hold down the noise. Hey, I like to laugh and I've enjoyed a long marriage to a guy who can always make me laugh.
Funny how a little card can evoke so many memories.
Thanks for letting me share. Have a happy day!
Stamps: Power Poppy Bee Kind Toile, Springtime Love, Azalea, Dynamic Duos: Tulips and Peonies Paper: Neenah Classic White, SU Pink Pirouette, Bazzill grays Ink: Memento London Fog, Pink Pirouette, Copics for coloring Accessories: Rhinestone, 3/4" circle punch, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Wildflower Gate embossing folder Dies: Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals, Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Hearts