Friday, May 31, 2013

WOW, IT'S FRIENDS WITH FLAIR FRIDAY!

These are my wonderful parents and they celebrated their sixtieth anniversary on May 23rd.  They didn't want a big celebration, just for the family to go out to eat together.   So we did just that and then went back to their house for a "speed photography" session.  As you may know, my mother has been battling renal cell cancer that has metastasized to two different areas.  The radiation treatments have taken a toll on her and she was not feeling well on their anniversary.  We got some wonderful photos of each one of us girls (there are three of us) and our families with my parents.  The dinner together and photography session only took two hours....and that included putting their living room back together since we had to rearrange it for the photographs.  We were thankful that my mother was feeling better by evening, but not really very good.  She had a few more bad days, but is back to feeling pretty good now.  Love it when she has several good days in a row! 
This is the anniversary card I made for them.  I used some Sizzix dies (this one and this one)that I purchased at my local scrapbook store, Cat's Creations Scrapbooks.  Everything I used for this card was purchased there with the exception of the brads I used for the center of the flowers.   The paper is from Canvas Corp. and the flowers are from Prima.
This is the first panel and the stamp is from the August, 2011 Kit of the Month  I love the sentiments that came in that kit!  I used a Viva décor pearl pen for the swirls and some Stampendous vintage embossing powder on the sentiment.  I love how their embossing powders have different colors mixed together--this had gold mixed in with the hunter green.  The shimmery corners are from the 3D Glitter Stamp Paint by Viva Décor.  I just got some on my finger and smeared it on the corners. 
This is the end panel and features a sentiment from a Fiskars stamp set.  In case you can't read it, it says "memories are the most beautiful pictures our minds can paint and nothing can ever erase them".  I thought that was a great sentiment for a sixtieth anniversary card. 
These are the center panels and I put a photo of each of us girls on them.  On the back is a pocket for each of us to put a note for them. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I am linking this blog post up to WOW Wednesday which is hosted by Cat's Creations Scrapbooks--you can comment to win a prize.  I'm also linking this up to Unity's Friends with Flair Friday blog hop, where you can also comment to win a prize.  SO.....comment for a chance to win two different prizes!!!

24 comments:

Steve Finnell said...
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Marsha said...

Sweet photo book for your parents.

Ruby said...

This is a lovely project.

Gwen said...

What a lovely keepsake, hope your mom is feeling good today!

Julie Odil said...

What a wonderful gift for your parents. Sixty years together -- now, that's an accomplishment! My congratulations to them both. I hope your mothers health allows them many more years together.

Angie said...

Congrats to your parents. What a wonderful card you made!

Linda said...

Ho how sweet this is Congrats to your parents.

Beejay said...

What a great way to use the 3D Album die! Love it!

Emily Keaton said...

What a TOTALLY cool design for this awesome keepsake!! Way to go :) Congrats to your folks!

Kary said...

Congrats to your parents!! You made Such a lovely gift for them!! Beautiful photos and stamping. Great job!!

Angeline said...

60th anniversary ?? Wow !! What a lovely card to celebrate them

libbym said...

Wow!! This is awesome! Congratulations to your parents too!

Gaylynn said...

Prayers for your mom. Bet she loved this creative card. So unique.

Kris B said...

Congratulations to your parents! 60 years is really something to celebrate! Your card is wonderful, love how you made a pocket to put notes in! What a special present! Lifting up you mom in prayer. TFS

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful photo card! God bless your parents marriage...60 years! Amazing! Best wishes to your mom with her illness. I hope she has many many more good days!

~ Jo ~ said...

What a beautiful memory keepsake for your parents! I am sure that after 60yrs, they have plenty of memories!!! This is just beautiful my friend!

Hugs,
Jo
Jo's Scrap Shack

Teresa Montalvo said...

Nice job! Precious memories.......!

Julie Short said...

Celebrating 60 years together is a wonderful milestone. Your thoughtful memory book will be treasured I am sure!

JPScraps said...

That's a beautiful card/keepsake for your parents! Congrats to them on 60 years!! Sending prayers for your mom.

Valerie said...

I love this card Marilyn! Especially putting your pics on it and making a place for a note from each of you! Great idea! You're making me want to buy this die!

Shaunery Wharton said...

Absolutely beautiful Marilyn! I'm sure it brought tears and smiles to your parents. Thank you for sharing this wonderfulness with us!

Martha said...

What a LOVELY gift for your parents! Congratulations to them on 60 years.

Miwa said...

What a beautiful card! And congratulations to your parents! :)

Cath said...

Beautiful project, Marilyn! And happy anniversary to your folks! :)