Thursday, April 21, 2011

Not a Weed

My hubby and I met on a blind date set up by our parents (like an arranged marriage??).  Our first meeting was in a sports bar, with my brothers, their wives, my mother and his friend in attendance--really romantic. Later at home, I told my mother "He's a nice guy, but it's not like anything is going to come of it. I'm in Texas (I was in graduate school) and he's in South Dakota." Yeah, famous last words. So tomorrow is our 11th wedding anniversary.

I made a card for him, and while it is incredibly feminine, I think his shmoopie side will like it. I was inspired by Paige's challenge over on the Create blog to make a card with the sentiment "If friends were flowers, I'd pick you."  I got out my stamp from Lawn Fawn's "Hello, Friend" set, and created this card:

Yeah, I know...isn't that digital stamp from Pink Cat Studios so stinkin' cute?! Here's a close-up:

I broke out the Copics again, and while I am such a novice, it was so much fun to color the image. I feel like I'm 7 when I'm coloring.  Come to think of it, the coloring kind of looks like an 7-year-olds (LOL!). 

Thanks for looking, and thanks for the comments!

Here are the deets:
Stamps: Hello Friend (Lawn Fawn); Itty Bitty Betty Flower Hug (Pink Cat Studios)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: white (PTI)
Patterned Paper: clouds (American Crafts); plaid (Doodlebug Designs); flowers (Echo Park)
Bling: Doodlebug Designs


  1. What a cute story! I think your coloring with Copics is great, far better than I could do!

  2. awwww, this is totally and completely ADORABLE!!! And this looks like a card I would make for my husband too :)

  3. What a super cute card!
    Congrats on your 11th anniversary! Have a great weekend. :)

  4. Congrats on celebrating your 11th wedding anniversary!!! Your card is so super cute! I wish my color skills were better, but yours look great to me! :-)

  5. What a story it!!...tell me more!!! hahhaah...

    Your card is stinkin cute... you done well with copics...unlike me ... love the colors too... and lawn fawn is them...can't be parted easter my friend... hugs...xoxo

  6. Aw... how SWEET!! Happy Anniversary to you and hubby! I adore the cute colors and design in this card! He will SWOON over this little beauty :)

  7. Really cute! And so are you. Congratulations to you and Craig on your 11th (can't believe it's been that many years)!


  8. Congrats on your anniversary! Very cute card - those stamps are very sweet! Great job!

  9. Super cute card and story! I think the coloring looks fantastic. Happy belated anniversary!

  10. Oh, stop being so hard on yourself about the colouring! I LOVE this PCS image and you've reminded me that I haven't used it since it was released! Wowza, that was a long time ago. Thanks for sharing your SWEET love story, Jocelyn! I'm going to let Melissa know that you used one of her digis. :D

  11. I love your card Jocelyn!! It's so fresh and fun, great job!!

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  14. Hey Jocelyn :) I noticed your card was featured over on the CARDS blog today. CONGRATS to you! It's absolutely adorable.
    What a cute story about you and your husband too. Eleven years is so fantastic. I hope you two enjoyed your anniversary. I'm sure he loved the card!

    ~ Ayana

  15. Hello, Jocelyn!! Congrats on being featured in CREATE blog! So happy for you!

  16. Congrats on being featured on Create! Woot! Woot!

  17. Just love the colourful exuberance of your card !


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