Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

It's officially Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada!  I love Thanksgiving!  I cooked turnips, cranberries and pumpkin pie today!  Turkey day tomorrow!!!  I can't wait!  Fall is my favourite of the seasons!  I grew up in Eastern Ontario where the trees are so beautiful at this time of year!  It's also the time of year that my husband and I got married...10 years ago!  A week today (Friday) is our 10th anniversary!  I can't believe it.  10 years have flown by!  We have so much to be thankful for this weekend!

I needed to make a card for my husband to commemorate this special day but I find anniversary cards challenging to make!  I decided to start with the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary and combine it with the SU-Only Challenge this week (Feel that Texture) and ta-da!

I decided to use the woodgrain embossing folder since I thought it would work best for this particular card!  I also embossed the hearts in the same woodgrain embossing folder!  I used the Early Espresso and the Cherry Cobbler Core-dinations cardstock so that I could sand it!!!

Our wedding colours were cranberry and gold and I figured this card kinda matched that!

Cardstock: Early Espresso Core'dinations, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer
DSP: Orchard Harvest, Early Espresso
Stamps: Perfectly Penned, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Bitty Banners Framelit, Sanding Block, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!



  1. LOVE the "woodsy" feel of this unique anniversary card! I;m sure your husband loved it! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  2. This is a beautiful Fall anniversary card. I love the colours and the sanding. I'm "crazy for hearts" so this card definitely grabbed my attention right away.
    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband -- may you be blessed with many more happy years together.
    I grew up in Ontario also and even though I miss Ontario often, this is the time of year I really miss being there. I know how gorgeous the leaves will be right now and so wish I could see them. Nothing compares (in my opinion)-- especially not here in Manitoba;)
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving and happy anniversary! Love all the embossed layers and the sweet hearts! All this talk of turkey and pumpkin pie has got me craving my own Thanksgiving, but I've got another month and a half to go before I get my holiday!

  4. What a wonderful anniversary card! My husband and I just celebrated ours at the end of September! Love the colors and textures on your card...the torn flags are wonderful, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Happy Anniversary! I love the torn DSP, I'm going to have to give that a try! Thanks for playing along with Create with Connie and Mary this week!

  6. I love it Jen!! Such a great card. Happy anniversary to you both!! Glad you joined us this week at SUO Challenges!

  7. Your card is just so creative! I love it!! The use of the Woodgrain embossing folder is genius! And I love the bit of glimmer paper, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Love the woodgrain on those hearts! It looks cool! What a fun fall themed anniversary card! The glimmer paper really adds great sparkle! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  9. I like how you switched up the placement of the banners and changed some to a straight edge look! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  10. I so love the addition of the hearts on this fabulous card! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

  11. I love that you used the core'dinations for the background and the hearts! Perfect! Thank for joining SUO Challenges this week.