Monday, May 24, 2010

Eighteen years and counting

Well, it has been 18 years and counting for my parent's anniversary.  Yes, he's my stepfather, but not too many people realize that.  I was often told how much I looked like him when I was younger (and still have similar tastes in some things and freckled feet like he does, wierd huh?).  Well, they definitely have come a long way, and this is one of my favorite photos of them.

So, I stressed for quite a while on Saturday about what stamp should I use for their card and would I have time to make one before I had to leave at 6 p.m. to go up to their farm for shearing day (that was Sunday, hence the alpaca photos below).  Then I looked through the SCS gallery and found some inspiration but still couldn' t decide on the perfect image to go along with it, so . . .

 I ended up not using an image at all.  I used the d'vine swirls folder for the Bermuda Bay cs and then Textile folder on the white piece.  I then sponged Taken with Teal on that piece to color it a little and make the embossing folder part show up.  Then I used my Flourishes sentiment stamp set for the Your Anniversary part cut out of a piece with one of the ribbon tag trio dies, and added some Prima ivory roses and half pearls.  My parents both liked it and the pretty poems I added to the inside (with thanks again to the authors of the Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Card).

The Herdsires from Heaven's Gate Alpacas
after shearing

Little Lazarus after shearing -- you should've seen all that fleece
he had on him.  They were all happy to be cooler! :)

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed the photos!



Jessica G. said...

Congratulations to your parents! The anniversary card is beautiful, Kelly -- the textures and primas are so elegant!!

Great photos of Lazarus; shearing had to be a relief with our steamy temperatures and more heatwave on the way!

Donelda said...

What a beautiful card! I am sure they loved it! and those alpacas are so sweet!!

Jacilynn said...

Congrats to your parents Kelly! Beautiful card. and love the pics.
x said...

Ahh....what a touching introduction to the card. I am sure they will love it!!