Sunday, February 1, 2015

Celebrating 50 Wonderful Years

My husband's sister turned the big 5-0 this year.  This means he is the last of seven to reach the 1/2 century mark.  He'll do so soon enough, but in the meantime, we needed to celebrate this event.  She is typically not interested in a self focused celebration, but we didn't ask her and held a surprise party that wasn't much of a surprise to her.  She guessed.  Note to self- don't try to surprise Dan because he's expecting it.

This card was made with my Heartfelt Creations classic sunflower stamp and die set.  The patterned papers come from the paper pack.  I simply stamped the sunflowers in brown Archival Ink and colored with Scattered Straw Distress ink.  The centers of the sunflowers are Good Earth Elements from ArtGlitter.  The sentiment was printed out using my computer and then die cut using my Spellbinders Lacey Circles die.  Everything else is a piece on a patterned paper in the pack that I just took advantage of.

I am so pleased with this card, I'm entering it in a couple of online challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday's Challenge # 168: Anything Goes

Of course I also needed to wrap a gift for the party.  Inside is a medal rack (she runs marathons and does Ironman competitions).  If you know someone who runs, you need to check out this Etsy shop out of Sedona, AZ.  I thought those sunflowers were so nice I decided to make some full size ones for the front of the package.

What do you think?  I was pleased and hope that it just made her feel very special.


  1. Your sunflowers and butterflies are lovely, Andie, and this is a wonderful card for such a special occasion! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge!

  2. Those flowers are gorgeous, card is fabulous and how beautiful to add them to the gift! TFS


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?