May 24, 2010

STAMPIN' CONNECTION SKETCH CHALLENGE - TIMELESS LOVE

Happy Monday all!!! WOW!! VERY busy weekend, but fun!! I had a class Thursday and Friday, my anniversary was Saturday, and I had a workshop on Sunday, LOL!! Lots of stamping with friends, both new and old - and I got to spend a wonderful night with my husband on Saturday night to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary!!! Actually, the card I am sharing today is based on the sketch card challenge posted today at Stampin' Connection - it is my week to make the sketch so I will also share it here if you want to play along :-)  I gave this card to my husband for our anniversary, and he told me he was sure it was the best one I have ever made....he knows just what to say, lol!  I am glad he liked it though! I used the set called Sense of Time - I find it very fitting when talking about a lifetime of memories shared between two people in love!  We aren't quite at a lifetime but hey, we DO plan on making it there *wink*  I also did this card is grays and blacks because I like the elegant feel these colors have together.  The background patterned paper is from the Nouveau Chic collection, one of my ultimate faves!  I also did lots of embossing and smooching on this card (appropriate for an anniversary card, heehee!) although it is a little hard to see in the pic.  I stamped little hearts from the Sprinkles background stamp set and used my pinking hearts border punch (carried over from the Occasions Mini and still available to order) as well.  The sentiment is from the Summer Mini stamp set called In a Word - I just love it!  It is stamped in going gray and punched out using the Modern Label punch.   I love how it turned out, it was exactly what I wanted for my honey!!
Here is the sketch this card is based on (yeah, I know, I changed up my own sketch, lol) and if you are a demo, please upload your take on this card to the gallery at SC with the keyword SCCSC18 - I want to see them!! And, if you are not a demo, but still want to play along (I hope you do!) leave a link for me so I can stop by and see what you did!
And, I thought I would share a couple of pics from our fun night out - we went to a Mystery dinner with some friends of ours and we had a great time! We all had parts to play since I know all the fun ladies at the Monday Club and they wanted us to be major players! Tony was gambling Jack and I was Annabelle, the rich Southern Belle he married for her money, LOL!! We had fun dressing up in costume and laughed all night as we played our roles!! We went with two other couples and just had a wonderful time!!
Here are a few of the pics from the evening!  Here we are all dressd up and out in the front of the house before we left - I had to laugh, I told Tony he looked more like Garth Brooks than a Wild West gambler :-)  And, here is another pic of the two of us together because I wanted a chance to try out my parasol!!! Really fun, I had such a great time, it was like grown-up dressup day, heehee!! 
And, here are a few of us by ourselves - I have to say, I think my husband looks very handsome (I might be biased, but hey, I am sticking to my story, lol!)  Too fun, so glad we went!  And, if you are still with me, you deserve big hugs and a smooch - thanks for stopping by to see me today!!! I will leave you with the recipe - now I am off to start prepping in a big way for my First Annual Scrap and Stamp Fest right here in Oroville next Saturday!  It will run all day from 10am to 8pm with all kinds of fun projects, good food, fun goody bags - what could be better?!! So, off to prep - be back tomorrow!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Going Gray, Basic Gray, Black, Naturals White card stock, Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper
Inks - Going Gray, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Versamark
Stamps - Sense of Time, Sprinkles, In a Word
Accessories - Black embossing powder, Pinking Hearts Punch, Square Lattice and Swiss Dots embossing folders, Vannilla Smooch, Modern Label Punch, Silver Brads, dimensionals

25 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Sounds like a wonderful anniversary weekend Alex! Great pictures of you two!!

Your card turned out GREAT! Love how you highlighted the OUR part ;)

kathleenh said...

Fabulous card Alex!

You and your husband look great all dressed up for the mystery party!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well happy anniversary! and what fabulous pictures! and yes, he does look like garth brooks!!! and you look fabulous too!

Beate said...

Alex, your card is beautiful! Love the set, the texture and the colors you chose.
I LOVE the pictures of you and your man. You look beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what FUN Alex!! Love your card.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, I LOOOOOOOVE the pictures of you guys dressed up in costume!! How F-U-N!!!

Joan said...

Fantastic monochromatic card, Alex. You and your husband look awesome all dressed up!!!!

Donna said...

what a great card (love the hidden OUR)! Happy Anniversary! how fun that y'all dressed up for that dinner - we did it once, it was a fun adventure

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, great pictures-it looks like such a fabulous night!!! Love the dress!

Marisa said...

Great card - love the clocks and the grey tones you used. Your "dress up" pictures are fabulous :D What a fun way to spend an evening! You comment about Garth Brooks made me laugh :) and I'm glad you have your handsome cowboy :D

Jessie/knightrone said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Alex your photos are awesome...so fun!!! Love your card too...so timeless and beautiful!!!

Happy Anniversary to you both!!! Hugs ~S~

Dani said...

You guys look so great! And the card is awesome! :)

raindropecho said...

Wow I love the monochromatic card! Such elegance. Looks like you had some fun playing dress-up!

Diane said...

Oh Alex,that must of been so much fun!! You guys look awesome,and btw,Your DH is handsome!!!
Love the card too!!!

AMIT said...

Your photos are really awesome.

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corinnesomerville said...

Oh my gosh !!! These pictures are ADORABLE !!!!!!!! Soooooo cute !! Thanks for sharing them :) !!

Love ya !

Nikki Bond said...

Love your card...very vintagey...and gorgeous pics...what a hoot! Looks like you guys had fun! {SMILES}

Lauren said...

How FUN is that! I love the pics!!! The timeless card goes perfectly with the post :D

Angie Tieman said...

Awww, what great pics!! You and your husband look so cute! Congrats on the anniversary! Your card is fabby too, love all that texture!

Chris said...

love this card! the clocks are fabulous! love the picsof you and tony, you both look so good!

Christina Fischer said...

Alex, those photos are so great! What a wonderful night you must have had! :)

Love your card -- it's perfect for an anniversary! Congratulations! :)

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Maureen said...

Great card....sometimes I have mojo block on this stamp set....and I love the pics...glad you had a wonderful time...
((()))reen

ps no convention for me unless I hit the powerball....

Rose Ann said...

Happy Anniversary, Alex! Your card is amazing...and I love the photos of your fun night out!!