Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Special Day...

Today is my wedding anniversary. 7 years ago today my husband and I exchanged vows and committed our lives to one another. It amazes me how quickly 7 years has flown by or the 12 years we have known each other. I can't express how happy I am to have him in my life--I love you Stephen!!!

I have been busy working on projects that I am unable to share right now--submissions mainly! But of course I wanted to make sure I had SOMETHING to share on my blog today so I am including a few of the last Dirty Dare challenges.

I had to create a "toile" card and let me tell you that was a challenge in itself until I found this DP *lol* It's a little too foo-foo for me, and I am not fond of this card but it was a fun challenge nevertheless.

Paper: Chatterbox DP, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Stamp Set(s): Best Blossoms
Accessories: Scalloped Rectangle Punch, Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Slit Punch, 1/8th inch hole punch

For this challenge, I had to create an ATC. I actually designed this ATC and then "remodeled" it later. I will share my remodel along with other FAB ATCs I received in a recent SCS swap tomorrow. All I can say is they are going to knock your socks off.

Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, My Mind's Eye DP
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Stamp Set(s): Green Thumb (Papertrey Ink), A Treat for You (A*muse)
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Punch (Marvy), Circle Punch (Marvy), Word Window Punch, Ribbon (American Crafts)

Card: ATC 2.5x3.5

I also wanted to share a RAK I received from Sherry Siemens.

All I can say is THAT WOMAN CAN STAMP! I have been watching her blog for months now and I am soooooooo impressed with her growth and confidence in stamping. If you don't already know, she is a member of the MFT Design Team and I am almost positive we will see her work in magazines and with other manufacturers in the near future. Thank you so much Sherrie for making my day.

FYI I will be away from the computer during my holidays. I am hoping to find a few hot spots to upload new information so don't be shocked if you don't hear from me later this week. I WILL be back but it could be as late as Aug. 30th. During my break, I will be hosting a blog candy giveaway. I have yet to put the details together but will say it is for some GOOD far my fav giveaway yet. 100000 hits after all is cause for celebration.

Because I love to stamp and you do too!


Amy said...

Happy Anniversary Alli & Stephen! You are right, time DOES fly by. We celebrated 21 in April and I can hardly believe it. I hope you guys do something fun with each other today! Love your card Alli. It might be too frilly for you, but it's so good to break out of the box once in a while and do what you don't normally do. I did that too this weekend with my simplistic cards! Have a wonderful vacation. I'll miss you!


Dawn Easton said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations to you both. I wish you many more happy, healthy years together!!
Love your cards! Enjoy your holidays!

Wife2TJ said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! And fabulous job on all of the projects!

Sherrie said...

Happy Anniversary Alli! Wishing you many more years of joy together! I love coming here every day to see what you are up to....congrats on having the nerves of steel to submit work for publishing! Your work is stunning, can't wait to see it in print. Thanks for the glowing words on my make me blush, glad you enjoyed the card. Enjoy your trip! We will have to swap stories when we get back....Are you leaving before stalking the papertrey site on Tuesday? Do you know is it midnight eastern time? I haven't stalked before but both sets really have my attention this time so I'll try it out and maybe have my new toys by the time I get home! Wow, I can ramble......

Cheryl said...

happy anniversary Alli

Time does fly, last month DH and I had been together 9 years. Seems like yesterday.

Have a great day!

Amy Mowbray said...

Happy Anniversary Alli! And many more to come.

I really like your toile card.

chelemom said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your creations!

Tammy Jo said...

Happy Anniversary, Alli! My Steven and I celebrated 7 years in January. (known each other for 18 yrs) What a wonderful blessing a happy marriage is.

Have a great vacation. Will look forward to seeing what's new when you're back.

Robin Stewart said...

happy aniversary. it is amazing how fast the time goes. still loving your blog


Rose Ann said...

Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy your holiday!!

Love your card, ATC and Sherrie's card as well!

Ashley Bowen said...

Oh Alli...I love this!! SO So SO Pretty!!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week! Hugs! Ash~