Before I left for CHA, I made this anniversary card for my mother and her husband, who had their anniversary last week.
I stamped the heart from Stampin' UP!'s Always set twice on Very Vanilla paper and embossed it with Powder Keg's (now known as PK Glitz) Buttered Rum embossing powder. I cut both hearts out (gee, that sounds ghoulish...) and mounted them on the green mat that was cut out with Spellbinder's Labels Two Nestabilities.
The sentiment was also stamped and embossed with the Powder Keg embossing powder. I loved this sentiment for them because my mother has been into various forms of sewing (embroidery, needlepoint, smocking...) for as long as I can remember. I, on the other hand, have ZERO sewing talent (well, OK, I did a little cross stitching for a while, but how hard is it to stitch an X??), so I used a gold gel pen to add some faux stitching around the mat and the sentiment. I added a trio of gold beads to the corners and added some ribbon and a bow around the mat.
Funny story about this card - I had it all finished up and one of our cats was crying outside my stamp room, so I let her in and she got up in my lap while I was trying to figure out if there was anything else the card needed. In one fell swoop, she leaned in, grabbed the tail of the bow and yanked it completely out....I almost started to cry, as I had worked on that bow for quite some time, trying to get it 'just right', but in the end I just had to laugh. And put her in her room for the night....I slept on it and finished it up the next morning. Unfortunately, the final bow wasn't as purty as the bow she destroyed, but it turned out OK. And that is why my cats are not usually allowed in my stamp room....
One more funny story I left out of my CHA post. I talked to my cousin before I left for the show and she said I should look up her daughter while I was out in California, but I told her I wouldn't have an opportunity since I was going to be with other people and would be in Anaheim and not L.A. I didn't even have an opportunity to meet up with my sister, who lives in L.A. and had a birthday while I was out there.... So, I'm sitting on the plane coming back to Atlanta and about an hour into the flight a voice from the seat diagonally behind me says my name and I turn around and there she is - my cousin's daughter (my first cousin, once removed, I guess...). How is that for a small world?? So, I did get to visit with her, after all! She's a big wig at the Cartoon Network (in charge of developing all of their movies) and was on her way to Atlanta for some meetings about her new movie. Very fun coincidence.
Hope you're having a good week, thanks for reading this little novel!
Patterned paper: Stampin' UP! Haiku
Card stock: Stampin' UP! More Mustard and Very Vanilla; green card stock from my stash
Stamps: Stampin' UP! (heart); Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
Ribbon: Ellen Hutson
Misc.: Embossing Powder - Powder Keg; gold beads: Michael's