Anniversary Wishes…for SIP169

Hello Folks!

Welcome Back for another peek at a Card for a challenge!

Today’s Challenge Card is for

Stamps Ink Paper #169


Here is the Challenge!

SIP-169-Background stamps

I have several Background stamps…some old and some new!

I went with an older background stamp…Post Script.

It is a retired background stamp…but I do use this for many collage type cards!


Here is my card!


I went with a vintage feel…the elements are all representative of all the

Anniversary Milestones! Pewter, Copper, Silver, Gold…


The inside I just kept plain. The message is the star of the inside!




Whisper White, Thick- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White, Reg.- front panel, 3.75″ x 5″   greeting banner, .50″ x 3″

Gold Foil Sheet- Front mat, 4″ x 5.25″

Champagne Foil Sheet- greeting banner’s mat  .75″ x 3.25″


Artistic Etchings- retired, Eiffel Tower, Crown, Key

Beautiful Bouquet- greeting, inside sentiment

Post Script- background stamp


Memento Tuxedo Black- background stamping

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- pre stamp for heat emboss powders

Stampin’ Emboss Powders:

Copper- Eiffel Tower

Gold- crown

Pewter- key

Silver- greeting

Black- inside sentiment


Banner Triple Punch- to flag the ends of greeting banner and it’s mat

Heat Tool- to heat set all the embossing powders


Copper Trim- bow

Basic Jewels Rhinestones- scattered over the front of the card


Here is my Card again!


So regally eclectic! Love it!



Today, many couples break up because they seem to fall out of love…I guess

if the mad passion isn’t there anymore, they seek that madness

in a ‘fresh and new’ other person.

I am not mentioning abuse…that is a whole different issue than

what I mention here. If abuse, I say run and get out.

Sometimes Marriage will lack the ‘passion’ because of many factors…health,

age, special needs children, surgeries…many other reasons.

These reasons I mention, are doable.

When the vows are said…sickness and health, richer or poor, better or worse.

My Parents went through many ups and downs in their marriage…some would

say they should have given up and let it go…but the one thing they wanted, was

to make it work…willing to give up, whatever it was

that was separating them from each other.

They didn’t stay together, because of the kids, they stayed because

they BOTH were willing to make it work!

They were into the ‘Staying There’!


They both told me…during my lifetime…

They ‘Warm and Fuzzy’ feelings will fade over time.

It can. That is reality. You need to work to bring it back.

The hard times with no money and wondering how you will make it.

It happens. That’s reality. Make do with what you have.

Wondering what to make for dinner, with whatever is left.

 That’s Reality. Many Breakfast for dinners.

Feeling as if your world only revolves, for a Special Needs Kid.

It does. That’s Reality.

Not able to have Sex, because of a medical condition.

It happens. That’s reality. There are other Intimate ways to Love.

My folks always looked at the vows they took.

They took their Vows, seriously.

I miss my Parents, but I thank them for all they brought and taught us kids.

Mommy passed away in Jan. 2015.

Daddy passed away May 2018.

In October, it would have been 66 years for them.

They passed the Milestones shown in my Card.


I will give this Card to a family Member,

on their Anniversary,

in Honor and Memory,

 of my Parents.

Mom and Dad (4)

My Favorite Picture of the two of them!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Love to you ALL!

2 thoughts on “Anniversary Wishes…for SIP169”

  1. Such a beautiful anniversary card using one of my favorite background stamps! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week for our background stamp challenge!

  2. Thats really beautiful. I love the simplicity of using a background stamp and over stamping for that vintage feel. Thank you for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

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