33 years ago today (like almost this minute), I married the most incredible man. I thought I was totally, madly in love with him, but I was wrong. What I felt then was nothing compared to how much I love him now. He’s my best friend, my partner in all things, my confidante, my life-long love. I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else. We’ve been through ups and downs (but mostly “steadies”) in life over the past 33 years, but he’s always the same. He’s a rock – and he’s the best. I love you, Mike Cooper – with everything that I am.
One of the things I love most about Mike is that he never questions my love of paper crafting. He doesn’t share it, but he admires (most of) the things I make, and indulges my addiction. We’re heading out of town for our anniversary, and I’m taking some craft supplies, of course. I’ll be making cards to send to our clients for Christmas. I’m so excited. This will be the first time he hasn’t bought them! And he only buys them because he thinks it will be too much work for me to make them. (Work? WORK? It’s a stress-reliever, not work!)
Since I’ve been making cards for classes, for my blog, for the assisted living facility, and for our businesses, I’ve been neglecting the ones for personal use. Well, it won’t be the first time I sent Christmas cards out after New Year. I have been working on some gift tags, though. I bought some from one of the kids’ friends years ago, and I’ve finally used them all up. So I thought it was time to design my own.
These are all really simple and quick. The three larger ones are punched with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch and decorated with flowers are from the Reason for the Season bundle. All the other stamps for the tags are from the Cozy Christmas set.
The two smaller tags open and the “to/from” is inside. I used the Tags & Labels framelits to die cut them. Simply cut a piece of card stock twice as wide as the die and fold in half. Place the framelit so the left edge is a little past the fold, and run it through the Big Shot. Fun!
The ice skating Santa is, of course, fussy cut. I love the Home for Christmas designer series paper. I’m really going to miss it when it retires!
And speaking of retiring – be sure to grab any of the retiring Holiday Catalog products you want now. They accessories are only available “while supplies last” – and some are already retired. (A moment of silence while we fondly remember the Woodlands Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. And, no, I won’t be selling mine, even when it reaches astronomically high prices on ebay.) So place your order now. And remember to snatch up some of the great Online Extravaganza deals as well!
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Happy Anniversary, Buffy and Mike!! I wish you many, many more years of happiness together 🙂
Your gift tags are adorable, Buffy – they’ll be keepers after the gift is opened.
I love your tags and flowers, but I am so impressed with your delightful anniversary thoughts. You are a true Proverbs 31 Woman!!! A smart woman who loves, honors, and complements (and compliments) her husband is married to a very happy man!!!!’ Happy Anniversary wishes to both of you!!!!
Well, that “very happy man” brought two bags of books to study this weekend. He did that 33 years ago on our honeymoon, too. And on our 15th (or 20th…) anniversary to St. Thomas. What a nerd. At least he’s a lovable nerd. (He never cracked a book the last two times – even after paying an extra $50 for heavy luggage. Let’s see how this one goes.)
Congratulations, Buffy and Mike. It truly is wonderful to be able to say you are even more in love now than when your marriage began. May the next 33 years bring you both as much joy as these last 33. Beautiful tags.