Saturday, March 15, 2014

Merry Anniversary Monday

First up, it's the hubs and my anniversary today.  Something about 22 years of wedding bliss.  We are celebrating by going to the Stamp and Scrap Fest Convention.  And now you know why he's a keeper, cuz he caters to my every whim.  
It's also time for show and tell for the latest Merry Monday challenge, which is a color combo.  I'm learning that color combos are not my favorite since I have to use what I'm told and not what my whims want.  However, the challenge is enjoyable.
This time the challenge was to use brown and green, gold and cream.  It was supposed to be chocolate brown, whose color I maintain depends on what type of chocolate you buy.  This card was much more elegant in my head but I think it rather headed into blahsville.  In hindsight, I don't thing you can make gingham be elegant.  It is kind of whimsical, like me.  It doesn't pair well with gold.  Or pearls. Or drinking with your pinky extended because you are elegant. Or just think you are.

The Fine Print: Stamp by A Muse Artstamps, dies by Spellbinders, yellow glitter (I kid you not, the label says that is yellow) by Art Institute, the ribbon that was supposed to be all gold but isn't because I remembered it wrong came from my stash, gingham paper by DCWV.

11 comments:

Patricia said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, to you both. Hang on tight to that husband, we need men who "understand" our hobby obsession and cope with our moods when things don't go quite right..........LOL!!.
I love your card, just my style of Christmas card.
Enjoy your weekend
Cheers!!


Patricia x

Carol L said...

Happy anniversary to you and the hubs! I know you're having fun at the convention and can't wait to see what you found there:) I love the gingham with the dark green - it's got a homespun feel to it, and the sequin on the ornament is genius! NJ!

butterfly said...

Happy Anniversary - what a way to celebrate... I'm sure he'll have a wonderful time! Seriously, congratulations to both of you.

Cracking Christmas card - though I know exactly what you mean about being dictated to by colour combinations!!
Alison xx

Bonnie said...

I love the way you've decorated these ornaments, Judy! The glitter if fantastic whatever color it is and I love the sequin decorating the round ornament! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! And happy anniversary!

Karren said...

You may not like color combos, but you sure nailed this one :) Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday. (And Happy Anniversary!)

Craftychris said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations and I hope you had a fabulous crafty day! I really like your card, the colours are fab and the ornaments gorgeous! xx

Cherie said...

I think you're right...gingham can't be elegant. But I like the way you used it on this card. I hope you enjoyed your crafty anniversary.

Karen D said...

I just adore that gingham paper and your fabulous ornaments. I love the touches of glitter too. A wonderful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Marcia HIll said...

Gingham may not be elegant, but the ornaments are and I really like this card...you did a great job considering the color combo wasn't your choice! And Happy Anniversary...in this day and age 22 years is definitely something to be proud of! :0)

Judy1223 said...

I am quickly learning to LOVE your posts (and comments)...you always make me smile! First off, congrats on 22 years of wedded bliss...yes, your husband is a keeper for sure! Second, I think your card is not "blah" but rather warm and cheery. Gingham may not be "pinky up" elegant but it is very nicely used on this card...and I really like it!

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card, the gingham is fabulous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.