4.24.2013

We go together ....



like Salt 'n Pepper :)

20 years ago today, almost at this hour, I married my husband - the exact other half of me.  As I look back on this blessed day and reflect on our beautiful wedding day - I smile.  I smile because I know that on that day and each one since, we have had a life together that asks for nothing less than what it's been up to now.  A life of faith, 4 beautiful children, and a bond that after 29 years together {I think we had the world's longest dating/engagement} :) is still as strong today as it was then, if not stronger ~ although I do jokingly tell my husband he can stop taking the "in sickness and in health" part so literally :)
He's truly a rare gem of a man ~ with so much beauty in his soul, it's almost hard to imagine the depths of his love and I know that I am absolutely, unequivocally blessed.

Might I add, he's also one funny man, too.  Which comes in handy when you are married to a 'Dr. Phil' ~ he knows when that little bit of humor will unravel my attempt at being tough and unbreakable ;)   Many friends when we met that we could not be more different ~ like salt 'n pepper!   Naturally, I was inspired to create a quirky little card for my hubby with the sense of humor and amazing burst of love :)  


Side view of the card
 
Here is the card inside, left blank :)

I followed the TAWS challenge to use a color photo for inspiration - lots of orange and blue (awesome Miami colors, too!) I inked up the stamps and sentiment from the TAWS Kitchen Gadgets 2 stamp set.  This card was a blast to put together.  I love creating cards with 1. lots of bursts of color and 2. using different elements for embellishments ... I'm such a tactile crafter and just love touching and rearranging all the things to go on the card.  It somehow ends up looking a little collage-y in the end, but it's such fun!  
I used up some Basic Grey Lauderdale papers from a mat stack

Thanks for stopping by today! 
I'll be entering this card into the TAWS Be Inspired #26
 challenge here!


Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly



26 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary, Kelly !! Wow 20 years ! I have been married 15 years in July. It's amazing how time flies, hm ?

    Any special plans on your special day ? Anyway i wish you the nicest day ever :-)

    BTW totally chic and matching card !!

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  2. Happy 20th anniversary! Very, very cool! Love your card and the salt/pepper reference. Orange/blue is a favorite combo of mine as NYC teams have alot of it. NY Mets (my fav baseball team), Knicks, and NY Liberty (women's WNBA team!).
    Many blessings to you both on many happy more years!

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  3. Happy Anniversary to you and T!!

    Totally cute card ~ and so you!!

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  4. Congratulations! What an awesome card to celebrate your special day(s) of love.

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  5. Congrats on your Anniversary! You have me beat but not by much... my engagement was 8 years!! Our 16 year wedding anniversary is this July.

    Your card is super cute, love the color combo! Carri~Abusybee

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  6. Happy Anniversary!!! That was so lovely what you said on your blog, what a special couple. Love the card, so perfect. Have a great day with your special man.

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  7. Congratulations on your success! Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss! Your card is adorable! Love the great colors!

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  8. Pretty colors and a precious card!!! AND, Happy Anniversary! Yeah! Go out and paint the town red now!
    Lynn

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  9. Fabulous card Kelly, and a beautiful tribute to your hubby - Happy Anniversary, and may you have many more!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. Happy Anniversary Kelly. Your card is so cheery. Love the red and blue and of course the salt and pepper sentiment is fabulous for an anniversary.

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  11. Congratulations on your success! Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss! Your card is adorable! Love the great colors!

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  12. Hi Kelly

    Not sure if you received my last email. I leave for out of town tomorrow night, and I didn't receive your posting for the 5/2! Let me know if you will be able to get something to me before I go!
    Carri~Abusybee

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  13. Congratulations! Such a cute card and perfect for your anniversary. Enjoy your day.

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  14. Happy 20th anniversary! Congratulations! Your card is so sweet!

    James I will have been dating 10 years before we get married!

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  15. Yay!! Congrats on your anniversary friend!! That is awesome!! :) Your creation is absolutely adorable and so perfect to celebrate your day!! BIGGEST HUGS AND BEST WISHES!!

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  17. Congrats to you and "T". Hope you go another 29 Years!

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  18. Happy Anniversary.. How blessed you both are. Wonderful card.

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  19. What a great masculine card, Kelly!
    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!!

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  20. Anonymous4/27/2013

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  21. That was a lovely write-up! Congrats on so many wonderful years together. Oh, the card's cute too. hee hee

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  22. Happy belated anniversary. What a terrific card; I'm sure he'll love it.

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  23. What a sweet card! Happy Anniversary!

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  24. Happy anniversary, just a little late! Hope you had a wonderfully blessed day together!
    LOVE the bold colors and the shakers are perfect! Fabulous card!!

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  25. I guess I prefer pepper over salt...what does that mean?

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