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!!
~*~*~*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!!