Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Anniversary! PPA108



Pals Paper Arts challenge this week was Clean and Simple with rounded corners.  Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette and Beau Chateau Designer Paper worked beautifully together to create this soft and sweet anniversary card.  Hard to believe my daughter and her husband are coming up on anniversary number 3!

My parents were wintering in Florida on the date of their 50th anniversary.  A family party was planned when they returned to NY but  we wanted to do something special on their actual wedding date.  My daughter was in high school at the time and we decided to send her down to surprise them for the occasion.  Friends would pick her up in Melbourne and take her to my parents' house.  On the way to the airport we talked about how surprised Gram and Pop would be when she came strolling in. I told her that they were going to think that she was the best anniversary gift ever! As we headed back to the car after her plane took off, my son (who was about 12 at the time) said:  "Mom, do me a favor.  Don't ever send me Erin as a present!"  Ahhh brotherly love................


16 comments:

Rita said...

Nice vintage look on this one, Linda. I think it's a beautiful anniversary card and I know your daughter and son-in-law will love it. :)

Linda said...

While I loved your card, I laughed my you-know-what off reading your story of brotherly love!

LeAnne said...

Lovely card, Linda!!! I love this set! Cute story, too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Funny story! And I looooove your card! THe colors and the Beau CHateau elegance had me at "Happy Anniversary." Sigh.

Ann Schach said...

You and your stories! Beautiful card, Linda!

Mary Fish said...

I LOVE the color combo!
Hugs, M

Mike Funke said...

Beautiful job of combining texture and color! And love the story!

Mike

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda waht a beautiful card, but I have to say I look sooooooooo forward to your stories. Hugs.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh so beautiful! Love the story too... out of the mouths of little ones. lol Hugs,

Carrie Gaskin said...

Love these colours and what a great design. This is just perfect (and I love reading your stories too!)

Patti MacLeith said...

What a funny story, Linda. Siblings! This card is so soft I almost thought the ribbon was velvet!

Margaret Moody said...

Another beautiful card, Linda Callahan! Love the color combo and all the little details! This is one of my least favorite papers and you've made it look wonderful (you always seem to be able to do that)! Thanks for the funny story too! I'm sure your parents were very happy to "receive" Erin for their anniversary!

Joannna Munster said...

You have the best stories Linda! LOL! Gorgeous gorgeous card! Hugs, J

Erin Callahan Wheeler said...

I am the BEST present ever !

Debbie Henderson said...

Very, very elegant CAS card. Love the little hearts and how you did your sentiment layer!

Nance said...

I'm very late with my visit but had to tell you what a beautiful card you've made. These colors are gorgeous together--soft and elegant. Love the trio of mix sized pearls in the corner and the layout is perfect. Hilarious story about your son and daughter too--it's always a treat to visit! LOVE your new banner too--perfectly YOU. (hugs)