Tuesday, June 21, 2016

5th Anniversary

My daughter and son in law celebrated their 5th Anniversary not to long ago and this is the card I made for them.  I have always liked this stamp set and I found it at the yard sale that my stamp store had not to long ago.

Stampin up -- Summer by the sea stamp set colored w/ Spectrum Aqua markers onto watercolor paper
Spellbinders -- Captivating squares, I inked the edges while the paper was still in the die
Tim Holtz -- Vintage shabby papers
Dew Drops

I am home once again from our trip and I am totally exhausted, we did a lot in those few short days and it was terrific seeing family again. Now I am trying to catch up on things here plus we are having Vacation Bible School at church this week so I am running on very little fumes.  It has been a long time since I have had to run after a group of 3 and 4 year olds and I am not getting any younger, but they are so cute to watch. We have a couple of new kids in our group so that is a good thing.

I am working on catching up on visiting everyone's blogs once again, it sure doesn't take long to get behind does it.  Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful summer so far, especially since we are now officially into the season :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say Hello,



Donna Phelan said...

This is such a sweet, sweet card! Love the die cuts, so elegant!

Shoregirl said...

I love that beach stamp set from Stampin' Up -- it makes the perfect anniversary card! So pretty!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh my word how sweet is that!? Great card Connie!
I like the softness and romantic (but not goooshie:) look.
Great color-work friend! Hugs, Karen O

Daniela said...

Dearest Connie,
this card is truly perfect for their anniversary, thank you for sharing your artworks with us !

With sincere gratitude I'm sending blessings of joy on the remainder of your week

xxo ~ Dany

Cheryl said...

Your card is lovely :-) my daughter just celebrated her 11 year anniversary... where does the time go right? lol

In charge of a bunch of 3 and 4 year olds? Are you mad???? lol... but yes, sooooooooo darn cute to look at... just like little kitties and puppies... but then they run amuck, drag things around, scream eiy-eiy-eiy... is it nap time yet? lol Good luck! lol

Darlene said...

Awesome! Now that's an oldie but a goodie stamp that I haven't inked up in years ... thanks for wonderful inspiration and a beautiful creation!

Wen Green said...

This is such a sweet card, Connie, beautiful! Enjoy your time with the kids! xx

Stephanie said...

Oh, what a joy for your daughter and son-in-law! Congratulations to them :)

The card you made is perfect and I love what Karen said about it not being "goooshie." :)

Have a blessed week. Love and hugs!

Christine said...

A lovely sentiment and sweet stamp image, Connie, I'm sure your daughter and son in law will love it.
Hope you have a good week with the children at your VBS.

Alex said...

A sweet card, just right for a young couple, and a beautiful fresh blue.
Hope you can fill your tank up soon, Connie, once you get the chance.
Three and four year olds can be pretty lively!
Our schools are not on vacation here for a long time.
Do something nice for yourself... A bit of pampering!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A very pretty card, Connie! Love the soft, beachy colors and the pretty die cut borders. Keeping up with 3 & 4 year olds will give you your exercise for the week! Hope it all goes smoothly :) hugs xo Karen

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Connie.

Debbie said...

ooooh connie, i love this card, it looks like a water color painting. i also love the frame you cut out for around the picture!!! and what a great quote to group it with!!!

Linda Walker said...

I also love that stamp of the couple on the beach. Another lovely card creation by Connie! LOL! Glad you had a nice visit with family as well. I know how exhausting it can be to fit in everything during a visit! Hope you have a good week Connie!

Leslie Miller said...

This stamp is one of those timeless old favorites, and you colored it so beautifully. You really got that soft, beachy look to it. Pretty paper on the card, too. Good to have you back and I'm glad you had a nice time. It sure is easy to get behind. If I miss one day of visiting blogs it takes forever to catch up. And I don't want to miss anything!

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely in coloring and design!! I know they loved it!! Good luck w/ the little ones at VBS!

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations, Connie. Your daughter must have been delighted. It's such a warm, cozy, loving scene, and the soft watercolors are especially lovely with the image. Hope you are enjoying a great week! hugs, de

Pam Sparks said...

So pretty Connie! Beautiful coloring and yay for 5 years!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah ain't it grand the way things work together like this Connie, the stamp you've wanted just enough found like that. I love this card it he colours all go together so very well indeed.
And may Gid bless each those 3 and 4 year olds and may they always remember the truths they learnt.
Well done! Thanks for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Monika/Buzsy said...

OH, this is so pretty. I remember that image from SU! The background looks amazing. You are doing amazing... still crafting during VBS!

Daria said...

Beautiful coloring! Your watercoloring is so delicate and lovely. Lovely card!