17 Years!

November 30th, 2008


Happy Anniversary Honey! 


We got married 17 years ago today. I can honestly say it was one of the BEST days of my life! We got married at half past four o’clock on the Saturday after Thanksgiving 1991. Here we are walking up the aisle after saying “I do”.



Wow!  Happy Day!  Here’s the card I made for Curt to say Happy Anniversary.


There’s a little story behind this card.  The other day Curt agreed to stop by Linens’n’Things with me to check the price on something.  As we were driving through the parking lot we passed right by Lowe’s where there was a line of wheelbarrows on display outside.  As we drove by I spotted a woman with an adorable little dog on a leash and I let out my customary “aaaawwwwwww”.  Curt looked at me like I was a little looney and I said “What?  That puppy was cute!”  He laughed because he hadn’t seen the puppy – he’d only seen wheelbarrows.  He said “Wow – I thought you were going to tell me that wheelbarrows are the next big trend in stamping like you said owls were!”  I about died laughing.  I guess wheelbarrows make almost as much random sense as owls!  Anyway I told him that I know I have at least two wheelbarrow stamps and he suggested I fill them with puppies!  LOL!  So I did!  And here’s the inside of the card.


I was originally going to build the sentiment with my JustRite stamper but in the end I decided to print it on the computer.  Card deets – wheelbarrow is a retired SU image, sentiment on the front is from a Whipper Snapper set by Anna Wight, the puppies are part of an image from Art Gone Wild (it’s 5 puppies in a basket – I just cut out the ones I needed.)  The wheelbarrow was first embossed in black and then embossed again in red on a scrap and cut out and mounted on dimensionals.  The puppies were colored with Copics and cut out and also mounted on dimensionals.  The background was sponged using the old SU cloud template.  The circles were cut with my Coluzzle and they are mounted on dimensionals as well.  Cardstock is Real Red, White and Not Quite Navy with dp from the hostess Patterns pack of paper.  I just opened this pack of paper and I REALLY like it!  The layout for this card is Jen del Muro’s current Sketch For You to Try.  It was just what I needed for this image! 

So for us it’s church this morning and a steak dinner out a nice restaurant this evening.  It was fun to drag out the wedding album to find the above photo to share.  Seeing my little 4 year old niece (my flower girl) in the photos really brought home how long it’s been.  I just saw her on Thanksgiving and she’s almost 22 now – a gorgeous young adult.  I imagine we’ll be attending her wedding before long.  Yikes! 



PS – when people see my wedding photos they almost always make a comment about my *short* hair.  My hair was VERY long at that time – and a bright dark red .  (The BIG hair days!)  It was in a fabulous updo that day!

10 Responses to “17 Years!”

  1. bolha Says:

    Happy Anniversary! You two look cute together and the card is adorable.
    x Natasha x

  2. Jenn Says:

    Happy Anniversary, Mr. & Mrs. Jami! You both look SO happy, and I love your dress, the tight grip on one another. . .sigh. I love weddings!

  3. Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) Says:

    You are just adorable! =) Great card too!! That’s pretty dang happy!

  4. Donna Meeks Says:

    Happy Anniversary – what an adorable card!

  5. Lorie Says:

    Happy Anniversary Jami and Curt! Your card is adorable and I love the story behind it! :o)

  6. Donna B Says:

    cute card – what a funny story about the puppies & wheelbarrows! congratulations – y’all look just as happy today, if not more, than you did 17 years ago. That’s awesome

  7. savorthejourney Says:

    How Beautiful!
    How Happy!
    You’re both aglow, Jami!

    ****Clapping in Texas!****

    Now that I have officially met Curt … I “Know” he’s just right! What a gorgeous couple! Happy Anniversary!

  8. Kittie Says:

    You were one gorgeous bride, Jami! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photo.

  9. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Happy Anniversary Jami! Love your card and the story behind it.

  10. Janet Hoffman Says:

    Congratulations Jami. Seventeen years is quite an accomplishment Your card is adorable and I loved the story about the puppies! You are pretty strong to resist a wheel barrrow full of them!

    Take care,
    Janet Hoffman

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