Monday, July 23, 2012

50th Anniversary Card


I'm home!  Thank you for all your wonderful comments left during my absence.  I'm having fun going through them.  With the My Craft Spot stamp release two weeks ago, I've got lots of catching up to do!!

Me at the top of Mount Pilatus, Switzerland
Our anniversary holiday was wonderful.  We were quite disappointed with the Globus tour though.  (Avoid this company!!  I've done other tours and there is no comparison.)  It was ridiculously disorganized and the information about the trip was incredibly misleading to say the least.  For example, our "featured" trips to the Louvre, Notre Dame, Madeleine (and a number of other advertised sites) were nothing more than a drive-by... We weren't even permitted to get out of the bus for photos - let alone visit the attractions!!  However, we were determined to make the most of the situation and did our best to keep a "glass half full" attitude.  Toward the end of the trip, we ended up just venturing off on our own and were able to see many wonderful sites this way.  We met some lovely new friends along the way too.  As a result, we were able to return home with some amazing stories and photos.  For me, the highlight was going to the top of Mount Pilatus in Switzerland.  I never dreamed I would be at the top of the Alps!!


This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is "Wedding Bliss" - make a project for a special couple (i.e., wedding, anniversary, etc.).  Just before we left for our holiday, the parents of my best girlfriend celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  It was such a joy to celebrate with them and I am so thankful for having such amazing people in my life who set such a wonderful example of how to maintain a loving, healthy marriage. I made my card for them.

To create my card, I used Ashlyn's Alphabet for the frame and Gypsy Font for the "50".  The heart image is from Love Struck and I simply punched the extra silver hearts.  I used my Cuttlebug on the card base and frames as well.  The navy border was created using an EK Success punch and I added some thick navy ribbon.


The inside of the card was stamped with a sentiment from My Craft Spot's Happily Ever After set.  I thought it was just perfect for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration!!

With wedding season upon us, be sure to head over to Fantabulous Cricut to see the rest of the design team projects for inspiration!

~*~*~*WINNER*~*~*~
Thank you so much for all who left comments for me during the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Blog Hop.  The random winner of the With Deepest Sympathy stamp set is Kathy Salido of 3 Spoiled Dogs and a Cricut.  Congratulations Kathy!!  Please send me your information via email: smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces].  Congratulations!!

23 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Sorry about that anniversary trip, but looks like you guys made the best of it! Great card too!!

Susie

jessica said...

Beautiful picture Kate!! Sorry about the tours but I am sure you had a great time anyways!!
Awesome card!! Love the color combo!!
Congrats to your winner!!

snappy scrappy said...

Really pretty card...sorry about the trip. I hate when you get a bum tour! Lee-Ann :)

My Crafting Channel said...

Sorry about the tours, but it sounds like you still had a wonderful vacation. Love the card it is beautiful.

Nana
My Crafting Channel

~ Barb said...

Very misleading, I think I would have lead a revolt and made them stop the bus (at least for a photo op). But you're right, it is the people that make the trip and it sounds like you had fun and met some great people. What a beautiful sentiment for an Anniversary card, will have to put that one in the memory bank.
{Hugs} Barb

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

So glad you had a great time (despite the tour) glad you made it home safe!! Very pretty card, i love the inside sentiment!
Kristan

Angi said...

So glad that you had a nice vacation Kate! Love your card.

Sonya said...

Welcome home....love your card today!

Rhonda Emery said...

so glad your back and happy you had a fun time. your card is really pretty for your friend. hugs

Renee said...

Welcome home....glad you had fun inspite of the rotten tour organizers! Love the picture of you on top of the mountain...gorgeous!
Hugs, Renee

Carolyn/MamaC said...

I have done 2 bus tour trips...my first and last! What a disappointment when we spend our hard-earned cash on such a 'tour'! However, I am so glad that you were able to have a happy vacation! The card is absolutely gorgeous! All the detail is amazing!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
cccscraproom@gmail.com

Besthobbyeva said...

Welcome back Kate!! Awesome picture, wow, the view is spectacular.

I am not surprised that you would take a disappointing situation and turn around make it work!! Great job on not letting the lousy trip organizers ruining your anniversary!!

What a beautiful card. I would have never thought of the double embossing!!

Congrats to the winner, such a fun hop!!

Laurie

Debbie said...

Glad you were able to make your own fun!!
What a beautiful card!! I love that inside sentiment!!!

Tammy said...

Welcome back, Lovely card and that sentiment works perfect.

Scrapper69 said...

Beautiful picture Kate! I'm sorry to hear about the tour bus trip.... but it sounds like you still had a fabulous adventure... And I LOVE this card... the sentiment says it all! :o)

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw Kate, so sorry to hear about the trip. That is a real bummer-not what you expected :(

Your card is beautiful! All your posts while you were gone were so fabulous. I just loved visiting!!
Have a great evening and glad your made it home safe!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What a great anniversary card. Love the black and white and the heart cut is amazing.

Sheila... said...

This is a great card Kate!
Sheila FCCB DT

Sheila... said...

This is a great card Kate!
Sheila FCCB DT

Audrey Frelx said...

Welcome back,Kate! I'm just returning too, although it wasn't a vacation...lol!!!

So glad you enjoyed your anniversary trip albeit you were dissapointed with the tour.

Your card is so pretty.

Cricut Couple said...

This card is gorgeous Kate! So glad you had a "Half Full" anniversary. That's the only way to be, right? We live in a tourist town and there are lots of tour agencies around here that have recently been shut down for false promises. It's such a shame... It's not cheap to travel. You deserve better, but with a half full mentality, everyday is better and better! Love the card!!!

Karen said...

Love the card, Kate, So elegant!

the purple muse said...

Such a beautiful and creative card! They must truly be a special couple:-) TFS

~Tammy S