12 Jan 2010

Always and Forever...........

ETA: Hubby just brought me 30 red roses to celebrate every married year together - I'll try to remember to post a picture - so excited!! they are beautiful!!

Today I have been married to the love of my life for thirty (30) t-h-i-r-t-y years!! is so amazing how it sounds like such a long time, but it has really flown by.......

As with any couple, we have been through our ups and downs for sure, but we managed to come out the other side bigger and stronger than ever (bigger in more ways than one lol!)

I am told that January 12 was a bitter cold day in 1980 but I don't remember it being cold. My clearest memory from 30 years ago, is walking down the aisle with my step-dad and seeing my hubby at the front of the church and he was so happy! 

Now, when we talk about the day we were married, we both chuckle at how young we were and how we knew absolutely nothing about life but thought we knew everything! And we survived.

Enough blabbering (and blubbering...*sniff*) that brings me to my card today - it's not an anniversary card, but a Valentine card featuring the Sweethearts set from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I sewed a little vellum pocket with a little punched band and adhered it to the front of my card base.  

The Valentine that is tucked inside the pocket has a scalloped heart attached at the very top that serves as a little handle you can use to remove it from the pocket.

The punched edge is a combination of the Martha Stewart edge lace punch and the Martha Stewart edge heart punch layered on top.

Thank you for coming around and letting me tell my little story!

Stamps: Sweethearts (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, Stampers Select White, Vellum (Papertrey Ink); Medium Pink (Prism); Nook and Pantry (Basic Grey)
Ink: Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Fiskars scalloped heart punch, Zva Creative Crystals, Martha Stewart heart edge punch, Martha Stewart lace edge punch, my funky sewing machine


  1. Oh Bonnie!!! Congratulations!!! How lovely to hear your story!! and the card is just beautiful!

  2. Congratulations, Bonnie!!! Enjoy your day!!

    I love this sweet card! :)

  3. Happy Anniversary, Bonnie! This year will bring our 30th, too. Unbelievable. But good. Love the card; the vellum pocket on the front is perfect.

  4. Happy Anniversary Bonnie! This card is GORGEOUS and I ADORE the vellum pocket!!

  5. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful love story! Your card is beautiful--I love the vellum pocket!

  6. Stunning Bonnie... and happy anniversary!

  7. Anonymous18:27

    Beautiful work, and Happy Anniversary!!! Hugs! Lisa

  8. Anonymous22:19

    Happy Anniversary. I remember the day - it was cold, cold, cold but a beautiful ceremony with a beautiful bride! I also remember a very fun reception.
    Many more to you and Ron.

  9. Holly Saveur08:44

    Bonnie Happy Anniversay.
    And a very lovely day!


  10. Congratulations Bonnie! I hope hubby and I are as successful as you have been. Beautiful card - I love the heart punched with the scallop punch.. very pretty!

  11. Congratulations to you and your hubby, Bonnie. That's a wonderful milestone. Love that card - just bought the heart border punch - you've motivated me. p.s. 30 years gives you the right to blubber...

  12. Oooo, how sweet your hubby is! Full brownie points for that! ;) Can't wait to see the picture...

  13. I love those cards! I need to start working on valentine day items... I'm behind, as always!

  14. Woweeee! Stunning card and fabulous details. Gorgeous roses and congrats! Hugs, Maria


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