Saturday, October 3, 2009

Anniversary Card and House Mouse and Friends Challenge #53

On Monday, my husband and I celebrate our "lucky 13" wedding anniversary. This is the card I made for him. You may be wondering what bears hanging laundry has to do with wedding anniversaries. I haven't quite worked out what I'm going to put on the inside, but I'm thinking along the lines of being together makes even our everyday routine more fun - or something like that. Even though I love my husband with all my heart, I didn't really want to do a mushy card this time. He enjoys the Gruffies and this is one of my favorite images. (Thank you Jenny;) I'm also submitting this card for House Mouse and Friends Challenge #53 - buttons.

If you follow my blog, you might think this image looks familiar. Here is where I confess that I made another card with this same image for a previous challenge. Unfortunately, I dropped an ink pad on the card and was not able to use it. As luck would have it though, the pad missed the actual image, so I removed it and made a different card with it. No sense throwing away a perfectly good image just because the rest of the card is ruined.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Stamp: Gruffies - Laundry Line
Paper: kraft cardstock, green cardstock, blue cardstock, paisely DP - all from my stash and unknown
Embellishments: Victoria embossing folder (Cuttlebug); photo corner die (Quikutz); buttons, twine, ribbon
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits; sponged sky with blue pigment ink
Finished card size: A7 (5" x 7")


a portland granny said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!! I love the buttons, the detail in the mounting page, and the dp its all mounted on. It is just special and so darliing. I think your message idea fits the picture perfectly!

Great card!

Barbara said...

Love it!!! Are you the one hanging out the laundry or sitting in the basket??:) I like that paper!

Jessie said...

Judy this is fantastic and your husband will love it! Happy anniversary and I hope you both have a wonderful day :)

~MudpieMouse said...

Adorable card. Love the way you colored the image and the background papers are gorgeous. Your idea for the sentiment is really cute. I think your husband will love this card. Happy 13th! Keep on stampin' on!

p.s. The House-Mouse mice brainstormed and we came up with a sentiment for you ... use it if you want. "Even after all these years I still feel 'clothes' to you! Get it ... hhaa, hhaa, we thought it was pretty funny ;0)

craftycrafter said...

I love the card and the pretty buttons I'm sure your hubby will love it, have a very happy day tomorrow I hope your doing something nice

Susan said...

Oh that Mudpie is hysterical!!! Love the sentiment he came up with for you. Cute card. Happy Anniversary.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Cute card, that is a great idea for a sentiment. So cute!

Rica said...

Hi Judy - fabulous card and I just love that beautifully coloured image (another on the wish list - sigh!!)
Glad I'm not the only one who 'mucks' cards up - usually as I'm about to photograph it...grr....
Thanks so much for playing along with us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx