Monday, October 06, 2008

Happy Anniversary....

hard to believe - 24 years. But then of course I look at the photo and i think ... uh yeah... that was a few years ago.
I know its been a while. The last few weeks have been extremely hectic. I've felt a little too crazed to be blogging. I did have some time here and there to make a few cards so i'll post them here now while i've got another few moments.
thought i'd start out with the anniversary card for my husband. I had some text paper (probably 7Gypsies but i really can't recall whose it is) that I aged with Distress Antique Linen ink. I cut the oval with my Nestabilities; all the stamps are from Purple Onion Designs (see a link on your right). Oh the white paper I stamped on for the "chapter 24" is from PapertreyInk and its just the most wonderful, thick white cardstock i've ever stamped on... you need it!

Here's the calendar page for August/September i had mentioned previously. I made myself a calendar for work - i needed the current month plus the next month (and i couldn't find anything I liked). I made pages through the end of the year and put them in a 5x7 acrylic frame. The empty portion on the right is taken up by a post-it note pad i affix to the acrylic frame (put on your imagination caps for me kids... imagine it). I used some Basic Grey paper i had hanging around and stamped the calendar months with stamps from Purple Onion Designs (i will make next years calendar when Michele at Purple Onion puts out the 2009 calendar stamps!)
Let's see what else - I made these two thank you's for my dear friends June and Mary who were so sweet to me on my birthday recently. They met me at a nearby place to eat - set up a little birthday celebration for me. June gave me these wonderful stamps - I love them June!

I love the stamps so much I used them again to make this birthday card for Barbara - well i should say the typewriter image is from the set June gave me. I also used a sentiment on the inside of the card. Here you see the image, to which i added the "hb"(for happy birthday) and a sentiment from a stamp set by Club Scrap (i believe). Some KI Memories text paper and i used my little punch from SU! to create the scallop and a corner rounder from Creative Memories as well as some thick black grosgrain ribbon - i think it was from Walmart.

Here's the card I made for my nephew for his most recent birthday. I used a Paisley Cuttleburg embossing folder in the blue background; Paisley stamps from Purple Onion Designs in the kraft colored background (stamped with Versamark); circles cut with Nestabilities and the cake is made from dies from Quickutz; and a few DCWV brads that were just the perfect color to match the blue cardstock (i love when that happens). The adorable sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas and given to me for my birthday from Mary.

I think i could post one more but I gotta run.


June Houck said...

Tracy, I love all of these cards/creations!
"Chapter 24" is a great sentiment for an anniversary card...I may need it for dh, except it will be chapter 18 :)
Your calendar turned out so pretty too; smart of you to add the post-it pad.
I may borrow that typewriter stamp; I think I have scraps of that dp from Memories. Your card is perfect. I just gotta CASE it.
And the paisleys with the cake are both yummy!!!

Babsarella said...

What wonderful cards!!! I love them all, but especially the one with the typewriter (which I can gaze at on my desk). Your choice of stamps and colors is fantastic. Each little detail is just perfection!!

Linda M said...

I loved seeing your wedding picture. We're so young when we get married! It's frightening! But the years together are so wonderful. All your cards are inspiring!

lauren said...

HOORAY for loads and loads of fantastic new TRACY CREATIONS!!! i love them all, especially the typewriter one...and of course...that AMAZING anniversary card!!!

(btw--happy anniversary to you & the've got us beat by almost *EXACTLY* one year!)

tina said...

happy anniversary- so glad to see you busy making cards. I hope work is going well! :)

Sue McGettigan said...

Super cute cards, and may I say - how adorable are you two young lovebirds?? Simply wonderful :) Happy Anniversary!