Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Our Love Keeps Growing

Today is my 4th Wedding Anniversary!! 4 years ago today Joel and I were married in a beautiful ceremony just before ceremony on the beach in Makena, one of our favorite places here on Maui - ok, on Earth! It really was a perfect wedding!! So relaxed and laid back and everyone had such a fun time!!

I thought I'd share with you guys the anniversary card I made for him, which also doubles as a special day-early Sneak Peek of a New Release set, Love, from Clear and Simple Stamps!! Take a look:
I stamped that AMAZING stringed hearts image in Momento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copics. Isn't that image awesome!?!? Seriously, that image is one of my all-time favorite images not just from CSS, but EVER!! I just absolutely LOVE it!!! So whimsical and fun! And I can just imagine it in soooo many different color combinations and for so many purposes (Anniversary, wedding, baby, just because I love you, etc etc etc). I of course used a Kraft CS base for the card and printed some yummy digi papers from the Love Shack kit by Libby Weifenbach (Sweet Shoppe). I busted out my handy-dandy sewing machine on this card, adding some fun zig-zag stitching between paper patterns. The sentiment, which reads "Our Love Keeps Growing" is popped up on dimensionals and overhangs the edge of the card slightly (are you getting tired of that look from me yet? I'm kind of addicted to it!! LOL).

The Love set will be available with the other December New Releases from Clear and Simple Stamps tomorrow, Dec 10!! Stay tuned tomorrow for another quick card using this fun set!

And now, because it's my blog and my anniversary - I wanted to share some of my favorite pics from our wedding (yeah, yeah, I know I did this last year. Just humor me). It's so strange how our concept of time works, huh? On one hand I can't believe it's already been 4 years since the wedding - it seems like just yesterday! But on the other hand, I can't believe it's only been 4 years - our lives have changed so much, our little family has grown and it feels like we've been married forever!! LOL! Joel really is the greatest guy in the world! He's my best friend and he's my rock. He makes me laugh daily and he has AWESOME dimples.
Happy Anniversary Babe!! I love you!....and no, Joel doesn't read my blog. But I thought I'd try to fit in with everyone else who writes little love notes to their significant other on their blogs. I thinks it's kind of funny that crafters' S.O.'s read their blogs. And no, it doesn't bother me in the slightest that Joel doesn't read this blog. Why would he? This is MY thing. It's healthy to have my own thing that is completely separate from him. And that's just another thing that I love so much about him!!! He doesn't try to "fake it" and pretend like he cares about this stuff, because I know he doesn't! Don't get me wrong. He'll give me all the appropriate ooohs and aaahs when he gets his card, but let's face it - no non-paper-crafting spouse can REALLY appreciate this stuff in the same way a papercrafting friend can, right? ;-)

14 comments:

Justine said...

Congratulations. What a happy day, Hope you guys are gonna do something fun to Celebrate?? I feel so honored that I have seen these photos before. Grin ;o) BTW, the card is cute

Steph K (booga3) said...

Happpy anniversary, Jen! Love your card! The image is just so fun and whimsical!

Your wedding pics are fabulous!

Savitri said...

Happy anniversary, Jen! What great photos and I bet the location was breathtaking! Cute card too and I wish you many more years of happiness together!!

Caryl P said...

Happy Anniversary! I love those hearts and your coloring makes them just that much more amazing.

tamara davis said...

so jealous of the lovely wedding! Congrats on your anniversary I hope it's a great day for you and I absolutely love the card!

lisa808 said...

Happy 4th Anniversary!

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Anniversary! Great pictures and I love seeing them anytime!

Great card, love the stitching and all the pp that was used.

Karen Giron said...

Happy Anniversary! That is such a sweet little post and he'll never know, lol! My hubby is the same way AND he has gigantic dimples too! Another thing in common. WEIRD!

Beth M said...

I love the card! That is a really cute image. Thanks for sharing the photos from your wedding. Had to laugh about DH not reading your blog since mine doesn't either.
Happy Anniversary! May you have many more.

Robin McK said...

Those pics were totally adorable! Great post

sarah said...

ah to be young and in love...sigh...i'm sure he LOVED his card. i was too lazy to come pick the chairs up tonight, maybe tomorrow?? happy anniversary

Anthonette said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, Jen! I remember those beautiful pictures. That looks like it could be the same beach my SIL got married on a few weeks ago. We got married in Makena at Secret Beach.

You are totally rockin' the digi papers, sewing machine, & Copics lately. I don't own a single Copic, but boy do I love the look of them.

ABC Toys and Crafts said...

WOW, 4 years...so much does change in 4 years. Now my 20th is coming up next September...now that is forever...Happy Anniversary!!!

Dee Dee said...

Sweet card, and yes those hearts are adorable. What sweet pics of your wedding. Congrats on four years! :)