Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy 43rd!!!!!

Hello everyone: It's a new week and challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, this time we are all about NUMBERS, we want to see them on your creations, there is a lot of possibilities with this challenge and today, I have a very special card to share with you with some very sweet numbers. Why are this numbers special you might ask??? well, it's because next September 1st. my hubby and I are celebrating 43 years of marriage, they have been good years, fun years, not without their troubles, I'll be honest but, in the end, we are still here, together and happy.
So here is my card, one that I will slip into his lunch box on that day and I know he will find it and be all mushy and smiling.

When I was thinking about this challenge I realized I had no really good stamps with numbers, I also don't have any dies so I had no idea how to go about making my card. Then, it hit me, I had a Cricut machine that I bought like a million years ago, when they first came out in the market, it came with two cartridges and one of them had numbers. I stopped using this machine because I like punches and dies better but, in this situation, it save me.  I cut the numbers with red foil paper and used the retired SU stamp set called "Valentine Defined" that came out back in 2011 to add the heart banner at the top and the sentiment at the bottom. The "Happy" word is from a set of sentiments from Penny Black but I'm not completely sure about this.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Picking Wild Flowers"
So we hope you give this challenge a try and join us in the gallery, we can't wait to see what you create. 
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


10 comments:

  1. Yes! Happiest 43rd to you and yours coming right up! Adorable just like you two!

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    1. Thanks Patti, it's good to celebrate being together for such a long time, he has been a wonderful hubby, dad and grandpa.

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  2. What a lovely idea for your card, Happy 43rd Anniversary. Great way to use your stash a cricut and numbers. good thinking. (when hubby worked I used to put notes in his lunch pail too, he loved it)

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    1. Thank you Barbara, I must confess that I'm glad I gave that Cricut another try, there are some cute images on both this cartridges and this time, this machine save the day!! I didn't think anybody put notes in hubby's lunch boxes, my hubby thinks it's just so cute, LOL!!

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  3. Very pretty! I love the foil! Congrats on 43!!

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    1. Thank you Stacey, I needed something a bit flashy but with NO bling and the red foil paper was just perfect.

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  4. Love the numbers you came up with . . . fun and flirty!

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    1. Thank you Mary, I'm glad I remembered I had this machine.

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  5. La-la-love it!!! I'm so glad you remembered those # dies... how cool! What a great stash item! Congratulations on your many years of marriage!

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    1. Thank you Mimi, I'm also glad I remember this die cutting machine, I'm going to use it a bit more often. 43 is a grrrrreat number!!!!!

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Maria.