Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Anniversary Card-----------

I got my first anniversary card done for the husband. I did not add lace, no matter how much I wanted to, nor did I add a ton of glitter. Man, what I give up for him :D.  I adore the finished card, I am getting better at coloring with the new alcohol markers and working with the glue so things are a bit better overall.

My husband will put the card in a drawer so I kind of kept it simple. Hes not a huge fan of major embellished cards so I hope he likes this one!!

Entering into the following challenges.

The paper girls challenge-=========== Chipboard (The swirl and the 2 hearts. Happy to use them!)
Especially for you---------- 3 brads (the 3 brass ones at the bottom of the oval. Using the mans work rule, 2 to watch and 1 for working)
Sassy studio------------ use 3 of something (brads)
Some odd girl----- sketch! Thanks!
Desert Island- Pick at least three! I went with 1 for the husband,3 one year anniversary,7 (those darn chipboard pieces)8 (the charm is new as well as the flowers) 9 (The digi image was free, I won it!) and 10 for the blue hues.
CC&C- ------For the boys My husband!
One stitch at a time--------- Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss--------- Charmed!
Creative inspirations------- anything goes!
Tip top tuesday---------- dig out the old. I dug deep for the chipboard!
Tip- when making an easel card turn everything over to line things up and attach the pieces. Make sure you have your glue already added to the "bottom" of the card not on the "top" part. If you add glue to the top you may add it in the wrong spot and get glue left out. Before I started to do this my easel cards were always crooked, never lined up and had that random glue spot but now I am able to make them look sharp and much nicer. This is probably a very beginner tip for easel card makers, but one I had to learn a long hard way!
Creative Card Crew------------ Dimensions
Kaboodle Doodles- Dress for success

http://useittuesday.blogspot.ca/ ----------Use 2 horded supplies. I horde paper like a mouse with cheese and of course that chipboard!
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/----------Frame it Frames Kaylee with the green and the flower/chipboard!


  1. this is just darling, and i love your flowers and locket too! thanks for joining us at MEFY!

  2. This is a lovely easel card. Love the image and colours chosen. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

  3. Awww, Happy Anniversary to you! This is completely wonderful and I love how you've kept it simple, but elegant and romantic. That sentiment is GREAT!!! 'Eternity to go..." Love that!
    Wonderful tip too...anything to stop my cards from being crooked is always welcome.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  4. Awesome one year anniversary card! I love the card, the image and the sentiment is totally perfect! You did a fab job, and of course he will like the card, you made it for him :) Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT!

  5. What a gorgeous card and if hubby puts it in a drawer I suggest you take it back out again and display it on your desk ;)
    Great Top Tip too - no Tip is ever 'too beginnerish' (if you know what I mean!) Some of the best Top Tips I've ever heard are the ones that after you've read you slap your forehead and think 'why on earth have I never thought of that before'

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Dig it Out' challenge.

    Carol x

  6. This is so fabulous! LOVE that image--too cute! Your coloring is great and I LOVE the easel card!!! :)

  7. I love this easel card. The image is colored beautifully. Thanks for joining us at CCCC, and hope to see you back.
    Christine Dt at CCCC

  8. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss. I have some candy on offer.

  9. What a lovely card! I like your colouring of this cute image! Thanks so much for joining our Dimension challenge at CCC! Ani
    P.S. I have a candy on my blog if you're interested http://beautifulworld-ani.blogspot.com

  10. What a great card. Thanks for joining us over at ME4Y.

  11. Great use of chipboard! Fabulous card. Thanks for joining in on our challenge at Paper Girls Challenge!

  12. Fantastic easel card! I love the flowers and flourish framing the super cute digi too! Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You!

  13. This is just adorable, thanks for joining us at Desert Islands Crafts! :)

  14. Your card looks great. Love the image you used and the embellishments. Happy anniversary!! Thanks for joining us st MEFY.

  15. Fabulous job. Great image, coloring, papers and sentiment. New follower.

    Thanks for playing along with us at ME4Y!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  16. Goodness! Such a Lovely Easel card! Love your Sweet image and pretty roses and dp's too! So glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

  17. This is great thanks so much for joining us at CCC. xx Jan

  18. Beautiful card!1 Thanks for joining in the ME4Y challenge this week! : )


  19. Fabulous easel card and fabulous image!!
    thanks for joining us at BMC

  20. Very pretty and so sweet. Great colours and lovely design. Fabby! Thanks for playing with us at Bearly Mine this week. Good luck!
    Love n hugs

  21. Beautifully done! Love the colors, and image. Great card! So glad you joined us at UIT!

  22. Such a sweet card! I know your husband will love it; you never know he might display it somewhere:0)

    LOVE the sentiment! Happy Anniversary:0)

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see you back often:0)


  23. What a lovely sentiment on an elegant card! Congrats to you and the hubbikins!! Gorgeous card and coloring! So happy you joined Some Odd Girl this month!! hugs! xoxo Leah

  24. CarlyJo this is lovely! I'm sure you husband will love it! Gorgeous colours and I love the flowers you added! Such a sweet sentiment too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at SOG this month!


  25. Happy Anniversary!
    Gorgeous card!!!!!!......
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!...

  26. This is beautiful!!! I know that your hubby was thrilled to receive this from you. Her yellow dress is flirty and sweet.

    Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
    Heather D.

  27. I really lovet his card! It is so fun and fresh. Your coloring is great. And I love that she looks like you. The sentiment is cute too! Thanks for entering this over at The Paper Girls.