It's really doubtful that my wonderful husband ever reads my blog, but I would still like to wish him a very HAPPY 34th Anniversary today! :) The years have flown by and it's hard to believe we've been married this long. I was only 19 and he was just 21. We had jobs, but no money saved, one car, and rented an apartment. What we did have was a deep love, strong faith, and a relationship that began with a trusted friendship. His nickname is "MW" (Mr. Wonderful) because he really is. He's my best friend, my rock of gibraltar, and he makes me SMILE, even when I don't want to! :)
Making "guy" cards is not easy for me and I don't have that many appropriate images, especially for an anniversary card. All I could think of was to use this masculine looking patterned paper by Basic Grey. Hopefully, the scalloped circle punch doesn't look to feminine. I did the piercing and distressed thinking that would help. :) No matter what, I know Jim will like it. I show him almost all the cards that I make and he always says, "You've got skills!" :) So, this card is for him, with love, forever...and always.
Last night, I was blogging and saw this fantastic layout sketch on Beate's blog, "Fresh & Fun". It was just the inspiration I needed for this card. I love this layout and will probably use it often now. If you haven't already, you must check out Beate's blog...it's FABULOUS!
Supplies: Patterned paper - Basic Grey Hang 10. SU Kraft cardstock & chocolate chip ink. Love stamp by Stampabilities. Small forever stamp is by Stampin' Up! Expressive Flexible Phrases. Making Memory brads & clip. SU chocolate and taupe ribbon.