Friday, August 17, 2012

A Trip to Paris

Today my husband, Darren, and I celebrate our 27th Wedding Anniversary.  I am so grateful to God for giving me such a wonderful husband, friend, provider, and father to my beautiful children.  We've always dreamed of taking a trip to Paris together.  Whether we ever make it there or not, I don't really care.  As long as I have him in my life, I am truly blessed.  But, since today is our Anniversary and I was thinking about all the talks we've had about going to Paris, I made this little envelope using the JustRite Greetings From Paris stamp set to decorate a Maya Road Kraft envelope, and I tucked a love note inside telling him that I am happy just to be blessed to have him in my life.

My prayer for all my children is that they will have the kind of spouse, and the kind of marriage that God has given us.  It takes love, commitment, and hard work, but it is SO worth it.  Every year just keeps getting better, and that is what I want for each of our children.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/2012/08/justrite-friday-challenge-079-opposites-attract.html - JustRite Friday Challenge #79 - Using Greetings From Paris

http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/pio-33-bingo.html - Pile It On Challenges - BINGO - My Bingo is Raffia, Image, Tag.  I really had fun with this one because of the story behind my project.

http://www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet-tag-it.html - The Kraft Journal Blog - Tag It - Do you see my little "Paris" tag on the bottle?

http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-70-kraft-it.html - My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges 0 #70 - Kraft It - I used a Maya Road Kraft Envelope.  So sweet.

http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/odbdslc119-sponging.html - Our Daily Bread Designs Blog - Sponging Challenge - I sponged the edges of my project with Tim Holtz ink.

Thanks for stopping by today.
To my dear hubby. . . . .Happy Anniversary, Darren.  I love you forever.

And to all of you, I wish you all the same love and happiness we have found.

My Cup Truly Runneth Over,

Karen

30 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you and Darren! May the Lord continue to strengthen and be the guiding light in your marriage. Darren's going to love the beautiful card you made for him. Lisa and I talk about traveling around the world too, but like you said, having a loving spouse is the most important thing. Have a great weekend!

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  2. This is a beautiful card and so personal. Thanks so much for joining us at the Pile it On Challenge with this very lovely Parisian card.

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  3. So beautiful Karen! Happy Anniversary to you both! May God continue to bless you as you bless others! Kathy

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  4. Happy Anniversary to you both!!! It is such a blessing to see a good marriage and to hear encouragement that though it is work, it is possible and wonderful!! That's how I feel. Our 24th anniversary is Monday. I have a post with my card for hubby scheduled and I mentioned in there for everyone to appreciate their husband! In our years of ministry, we have seen so many homes wrecked that could have been saved with some love and appreciation for each other! Maybe you'll get to Paris someday!!
    Your card is just beautiful!!

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  5. Happy Anniversary - and may you have many more. What a beautiful envelope you have made.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Happy Anniversary my friend! Such a wonderful blessing to have a marriage like that! May God continue to bless you and Darren in the years ahead!
    Wonderful card, I'm sure he loved it!

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  7. Hi Karen,
    What an inspirational blog you have. I just love this Paris themed envelope. What better place to tuck in a love note. My hubby and I are on year 23 and you are correct. It is hard work and it is worth every ounce of energy you put into it.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a nice note. I hope to hear from you again soon.
    Wanda

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  8. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "Bingo Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb

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  9. Pretty with the embellishing. On my bucket list is to go on a Safari to Africa to see Cheetahs in the Wild. There was an article in last Sun newspaper of a place in S Africa that is raising 3 Cheetah cubs and you can interact with them. Thanks for congrats on my Kraft Journal Top 3 win. I entered quite a few Tags this wk. I was lucky to win one mth and the $25 from the Kraft Journal store is a nice prize. I have an entry for the Speedy TV Sketch with a Twist that I'll enter Sun or Mon. Have a nice weekend.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. Beautiful card and just sweet words about your hubby. Congrats on your anniversary! Almost 2 years ago, God blessed me with a wonderful husband, and I am still so thankful. God is truly the God of second chances.

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  11. Gorgeous karen ! Hugs, Marion

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  12. Just beautiful! thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal. Happy, happy anniversary!

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  13. wow gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

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  14. Beautiful - hope you make it to Paris one day!
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  15. Happy anniversary Karen!!!! It is so encouraging these days to hear of couples that are still happy and in love after so many years of marriage. A living testimony as to how God blesses the marriages of his children. Your card is so beautiful, I know Darren loved it.

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  16. First, Happy Anniversary and many more! Love the card and especially the France tag and bow in the corner.

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  17. Hello Karen! I just signed up to follow you. LOVE this vintage style card!! The pink with the kraft is awesome! I hope are having a blessed weekend! hugs, Melisa

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  18. que c'est chic et vintage, biz

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  19. Very pretty card! I love the tone on tone, and the totally shabby vintage feel of the card. Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal! Becky

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  20. beautiful card... thanks for playing along with the shining the light challenge this week!

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  21. Very pretty card, Karen! Happy anniversary and God bless you both. Hugs, Sue x

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  22. Hi again,
    What a wonderful reason to celebrate; 27years. Big congratulations to you both!
    I love your card and although you couldn't manage the journey your card has the wonderful feel of Paris; so keep dreaming and maybe one day soon you will get there.
    I hope you both celebrated in style.
    Best wishes Linda
    PS LOL.. you have just commented on my blog (phone told me -my email is lindascreativeharmony@gmail.com
    I look forward to seeing the pictures as I love ribbon and lace too and am slowly trying to afford more and more!!

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  23. Congratulations my dear Karen! I hope you both have many, many more years to come of happiness and love! God bless you both!

    Beautiful work as always my friend!

    hugs....
    Melissa

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  24. Congratulations to you and your hubby on 27 years!!! I love your card!! Your colors, all the textures, and details are beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

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  25. Such a sweet gesture! Congrats on 27 yrs! Thanks for joining us this week at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

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  26. What a wonderful blessing to have 27 lovely years together and to be such a shining example of a good marriage relationship for your children!! Gorgeous envelope to tuck that love note into!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  27. Congrats on your twenty seven years together. May you have many, many more happy years. What a lovely project to reflect your time together.

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  28. Congratulations to you and your husband. Many more~

    Beautiful creation Karen! Hey, I just saw your name was drawn at ODBD!!! Yayyy!

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  29. Happy Anniversary! I hope you make it to Paris one day! Your project is beautiful!

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  30. GORGEOUS card!!! I know that same love & happiness and we're nearing 34 years -- it truly means more than all the money, trips, etc. to have that love & support that money just can't buy! Congratulations!!!

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