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7/12/2018

Anniversary Roses

Good Morning, and welcome. Today is our 55th wedding anniversary, and gosh, it doesn't seem like it was _that_ long ago, when 2 kids who were much too young to be married, got hitched. Then again, sometimes it seems as though we've _always_ been together. He's my best friend and can also sometimes make me madder than anybody else in my world. I expect he might say the same thing about me - in so far as the making mad or annoying part! Still he's stuck with me all these years, so I guess that's saying something. It ain't always been easy, and we've had our share of life's problems... but I can't think of anyone else with whom I'd have wanted to share 55 years. I can honestly say that as I look back over the years. I hope he can too. Nothing special planned for the day - dinner out tonight. We'd discussed a little trip, but with the weather so hot, I suggested we take a little get-away when it's cooler...maybe early fall - September or so. The leaves will be turning in the mountains, and we've always talked about going there to see that. Also thought about North Carolina's Outer Banks, but it would be hot there as well.

Anyway, here's the card I made; Mr. likes roses and he likes blue.

 
A Sizzix die set cut the 5 layered frame using 2 sizes of the die set. Used the in-between sized die to cut the embossed background. This time just inked the embossed piece (Sizzix Botanical 3D EF) with the WOW embossing pad, heat embossed with a Ranger Blue Pearl. (Meant to only heat emboss the raised areas, but I got the piece in the folder wrong-way round and it debossed). The blue pearl shows nicely IRL with a blue-ish sheen, but the photo just shows it as shine.  
 
- Cardinal has 2 layers - white snippets - and was a gift from a friend (thanks Bonnie). Added a pearl for his eye.
 
- Blue roses made with the Heartfelt mold and classic rose stamp and die.(used some white snippets cardstock). I've been practicing...I think the roses are turning out better than the vellum poinsettias. I know: practice makes perfect. Also finding that the c/stock weight makes a difference in how well the finished product turns out. A heavier weight seems to work better for me.  The roses are good to work on while watching mindless tv. Stamp, die cut, color with daubers. Put in the mold, spritz and put on the top part of the mold. Let dry, then glue the layers together. Should be real easy...the video makes it look very easy :-).
 
Just added another pretty card to the Cards by Friends page, so I hope you'll check it out. And thanks for joining me today. There's a couple snippets on this card, so I think I'll jump the pond and visit the Snippets Playground for Challenge #330...why don't you come along?
 
Thanks for joining me today, and Ya'll have a great day. Hugs.
 
EDIT:  Just saw on A Mermaid's Crafts that DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge is Anniversary for today, so I hope this anniversary card might qualify! Thanks for the headsup Lisa!
 


32 comments:

  1. Happy, happy anniversary to you and your hubby, Mary!! 55 years is so amazing and wonderful!! I hope you two have a fabulous celebration!! The card you made for your hubby is so stunning!! I love the gorgeous roses!! The bird and embossing are so beautiful!! I love it!! Happy anniversary again, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Firstly Happy Anniversary to you both, 55 years is an amazing acheivement, I hope you have many more happy years together.
    Your card is so very beautiful, the cardinal is a wonderful die, its a gorgeous design and I'm sure Mr. Loved it,Kate x x

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  3. Wow! 55 years - huge congratulations to you both and wishing you many more happy years.
    Your card is beautiful, a fabulous cardinal and gorgeous roses.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  4. Happy Anniversary to you and your Mister, that is really something to be proud of Mary. I hope you have a smashing dinner and some bubbles to toast one another. Love the card, bet he was thrilled to bits xx

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  5. Happy Anniversary!!! Fantastic! Hope you have many many more happy years together too!
    Love your card and know Joe will love it too. So pretty and the blue flowers give it that special oomph! Lovely!!
    LYnn

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  6. Hi Mary, Lovely card.

    Hope you had a nice meal.

    Happy Anniversary. Sue

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  7. Happy Anniversary Mary and the Mr, hope you have enjoyed your day, whatever you decided to do. Here's to many more years. Loved your post.
    Gorgeous card, love everything about it

    Kath x

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  8. Happy Wedding Anniversary Mary!!! Enjoy your special day with your hubby! 55 years is a fab milestone, and I wish you many more years together! :)
    You made a lovely card for your hubby, I'm sure he has loved your special creation! The blue roses are amazing, well done with Heartfelt dies and moulds and your sponging looks fabulous! Love the gorgeous embossed background and the frame that holds the beautiful cardinal! Well done!
    Hugs, have a fab anniversary!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! 55 years is something pretty amazing in this day and age, for sure! Our 50th comes up in December, and I thought that was nothing short of a miracle too! I'm grateful we haven't committed any acts of violence in all those years, but like you - I can't imagine spending half a century (gulp) with anyone else! Your card is just stunning with those blue roses and I'm sure the Mr. appreciated the card. Again, happy anniversary you two!! Enjoy :)

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  10. Your card is beautiful Mary and so are the words you shared with us... Happy Anniversary from me too, 55 years is quite the achievement! Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. This is so ELEGANT Happy 55 way to go and many more.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER

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  12. Mary, may you and Joe enjoy many more years together. Congratulations! Your anniversary card to Joe is exquisite. So beautifully layered and those flowers are lovely.He sounds like a romantic. Thanks for sharing! xxoo

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  13. 55 years together, so amazing :). Congratulations to the both of you and what a great card to celebrate the day.

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  14. Hi Mary,
    A very Happy belated Anniversary to you and the Mr.
    Sorry I missed this.
    I love your card you made it's so stunning and very gorgeous.
    The design is so brilliantly created and that embossing really stands out so lovely.
    Beautiful frame you have created too, and those roses are so stunning and superbly created.
    I love the colour too.
    I bet the Mr was so pleased with it.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

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  15. Congratulations on 55 years Mary and Mr Mary!! Treasure each other. love your card Mary, and I am sure it was appreciated - those flowers are amazing.. I have just bought a flower mould too, so thanks for your experiences and the tip that it seems to work better with heavier card
    Blessing
    Maxine

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  16. Wishing you and your husband an Happy 55th Anniversary and many more! Love your card and the roses are beautiful!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  17. Congratulations on 55 years, a long time, but such lovely words from you too about your marriage, who could want better? A Beautiful card Mary, I LOVE those roses and so VERY pretty in blue, the cardinal die is wonderful, beautifully put together and I suspect Hubby was thrilled with it.
    Have a wonderful day, whatever you decide to do
    Hugs
    Faith
    x

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  18. Huge congratulations on your 55th anniversary Mary and what a gorgeous card for your DH to celebrate it with, ilove tbe way you gave kept the background fairly neutral and then added those beautifully made roses in that pretty blue, and love the sweet cardinal too. A great idea to have a trip away when the weather is cooler and I hope you had a lovely celebration dinner last evening. x

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  19. What a a beautiful card Mary! And HUGE congratulations to you and Joe on your 55th Wedding Anniversary.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  20. Happy Anniversary Mary, how wonderful that you have spent 55 years with your best friend! I hope you had a wonderful dinner out to celebrate! The card you made for your hubby is just great! The blue roses are so pretty and the pearl sheen embossing and die cuts look beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  21. Congrats. The card is beautiful xoxo

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  22. Wow! Fifty-five years is quite a milestone and I wish the both of you a nice cool celebration even if it is just a meal out. That is usually our extent of the celebration too for our anniversary. At any rate, I wish you a wonderful anniversary. And, that card you made is so gorgeous and I am sure your hubby will love it too.

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  23. Wow, what gorgeous roses! I have no patience for flowers but love seeing others do them so well. This is beautiful, Mary! That is one, beautiful embossing folder too.

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  24. Beautiful card! And Congrats on your Anniversary!

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  25. Sending belated wishes Mary to you and your DH. 55 years, absolutely amazing and wonderful x. What a stunning card. Love the blue roses and how you did that background. One special card, made with love x

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  26. Happy belated anniversary! 55 years and you still write so nicely about him and your time together - what an impressive accomplishment, especially in these times! Hope your dinner was delicious and I am sure he loved your pretty card!
    Wishing you many more happy years!

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  27. Happy Anniversary Momma Mary and the Mister!!! That is quite the milestone and something to be proud in today's age. I know the Mister is happy he has had you in his life too, you BOTH are very lucky to have each other! This anniversary card, WOW! It is so stunning and totally gorgeous! Love the embossing folder technique again-just as beautiful on the debossed side too. I see a hint of the light blue you talk about and I can imagine how pretty it is in real life. But it is those roses that are rocking my world! They are amazing!!!! Now I need to be enabled cause I feel I need them. lol You don't need any practice as I think you got it nailed down perfectly. They are so beautiful and shaped so prettily. Yep, this is one elegant, stunning card! Hugs, Brenda

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  28. Congrats on 55 years which is so nice to hear because so many get divorces now. When you meet your soul mate when so young and stay together through thick and thin, it just makes my heart feel ....happy. I bet he loved your beautiful card with the blue rose. I love the background with the cream and pearl

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  29. Happy anniversary a bit late! I hope you had a nice dinner out to someplace special. Love how you've used this cardinal-blue jay die! The double embossed background is gorgeous and so are the roses! Love the dimension of those formed flowers!

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  30. Belated happy anniversary Mary! 55years is a long time but I know just what you mean when you say it doesn’t seem that long. You’ve made a gorgeous card for hubby, but the roses sound very complicated to me, don’t think I’d have enough patience!

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  31. Happy anniversary, 55 years, that is an impressive number of married years. Your card looks outstanding with the blue roses that pop beautifully from the white design.

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  32. So far behind on visiting, Mary. I hope you and Joe had a wonderful, relaxed anniversary with a delicious dinner out. Congrats to you both!! The card you made for Joe is gorgeous. Love the fancy shape with your dry debossed background. The pearl really has a beautiful sheen to it. And the cardinal look right at home among the branches. The roses are gorgeous ... beautiful colour and amazing shaping. I bet this card was loved!! xx

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