Saturday, September 6, 2008

Simple and Elegant Anniversary

Today is the 28th wedding anniversary of our friends, Terrell & Patty.  I thought this Verve Visual sentiment fit them perfectly.  They are the nicest people...truly nice and "so happy together".

I love the simplicity of black and white.  This card is a variation of one Sharon Johnson did a while ago.  The main image is simply a Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls folder embossed on Stampin Up Whisper White.  The Verve sentiment is stamped and embossed using Spellbinders Oval dies.  I popped up the sentiment panel on dimensionals.  That gorgeous ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Oh my goodness!  She has the most gorgeous ribbons!!   I'm not sure you can see it but there's a thin silver line running down both sides of the ribbon.  I layered the ribbon this time rather than tying a bow.  That's all there is to it.  So simple, so elegant.

Blessings and Happy Stamping,
                                                                              Charlene
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Hurricane Survival Kit!!

If you live, as I do, in one of the SE or Gulf states, you know that June through November is HURRICANE SEASON...it's the price we pay for all that sunshine when our Northern friends are shivering, I guess.

We know, too, that we need survival suppliest to get through those howling winds and driving rains as well as the aftermath of dealing with no electricity, downed trees, flooded roads. leaky roofs...still think this is paradise?

I decided to put together a little Survival Kit of my own. This Stampin Up DP (now retired) reminded me of the swirling and oft times irratic tracks of those storms, only I thought this was much prettier. ;-) What my camera had trouble picking up is that cool little piece of hardware that's threaded through the ribbon. (I just love Stampin Up's HodgePodge sets!!! So many details for such a good price.) Since my DH will be sharing this Survival Kit with me, I couldn't make it too girly. (In truth, he will probably be taking this to work to keep in his desk...to ease the stress.) I used my scissors to distress the edges of the center image pieces. The stamped words are from Stampendous.

Back to the supply list....we NEED batteries, lanterns, propane, gasoline, matches, generators, flashlights, easily prepared foods, medicines, hurricane shutters...the list is endless.... but there's one REALLY important thing, the thing that calms our nerves and saves our sanity...........





CHOCOLATE...LOTS AND LOTS OF CHOCOLATE!!
(YES, THOSE ARE CHOCOLATE COVERED ALTOIDS IN THERE!)


Thanks for visiting with me today...Have a piece of chocolate while you're here.

Blessings and Happy Stamping,
Charlene
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