Tuesday, March 20, 2012


.....for 18 years today!  Yep, the Toad and I have managed to put up with each other's quirks for 18 years.  Actually, longer.  More like 22 years. 

Geesh.  That is like, FOREVER. 

And not.

When I say 18 years,  it sounds like forever, but when I think 18 years, it doesn't seem as if it has been that long. 

I've decided  I prefer the thinking of 18 years versus the saying of 18 years.  Saying it makes me feel old.  Thinking it I can ignore the reality that I am getting older and can just pretend that I'm still that young, 20 something year old who was in shape.  And had abs.  And had actual muscles. 

ANYWHOOS!  I digress (once again!).  This weekend I decided that the Toad deserved a card for this occasion.  'Cause, supposedly, that is what I do, make cards.

Now, one thing you have to understand about the Toad and I is, we are not a mushy, googoo eyes at each other couple.  We are snarky.  And obnoxious (he, more than I, of course).  That is how we show affection and love.  Hey!  It seems to have worked for 18 years + so far!!  So, this image from Bugaboo stamps was perfect.


It's great to find that one special person you can annoy for the rest of your life!!

BWHHAAAA!!  If you only knew how perfect this was for us!!

Card details:  5 1/2" square base from Gina K's pure luxury.  Design paper and colored mat paper from S*E*I Black Orchid (this has been in my stash for a while, not sure you would be able to still find it).  The image was resized and  printed out on Georgia Pacific paper since my printer hates my preferred paper of Pure Luxury.  Colored with Copics.  According to the pile of markers on my desk, that would be seventeen different copic markers.  Sorry, I'm too lazy to list all of them!! 

The sentiment actually comes with the image, but I had to type it out on my computer because for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to edit it to fit the circles.  I'm sure it is not that difficult for anyone who has one teeny tiny bit of computer savvy.  That person would NOT be me, so it is just less frustrating to type it out again.  Spellbinders Classic circles and scalloped circles were used to cut and emboss the mats and the sentiment panel was popped up over the looped ribbon with dimensionals.   The inside sentiment was matted the same way, but used Spellbinders Classic rectangles and scalloped rectangles for the shapes.  SOMEBODY forgot to take that picture of the inside and it is too dark to get a decent one now!!  Some self adhesive 1/2 pearls from Want2Scrap cover the fact that I grabbed the wrong punch when I meant to round the corner versus ticket punch the corner on the main image.  A touch of Glossy Accents covers the glasses and the heart. 

So, Happy Anniversary Babe!  Here's to another 18 years!!



This is just too cute! I could see myself giving this to my husband! I love the sentiment for the inside too!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Starla, if it is perfect for you and the toad, that is awesome! I have been married 41, so don't feel tired at 18!!!I think it is fabulous that you made him this card! Happy Anniversary and congratulations 18 is a milestone these days. Have a wonderful Tuesday, Starla and the Toad!

Anonymous said...

18 years. I thought you just had your 29 th birthday.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Congratulations (a bit late) on your anniversary! LOVE the sentiment for the inside.

Carolyn King said...

Happy happy anniversary Starla! LOVE your fun card. That is exactly how my husband and I are in our relationship---lol!

kaiandkristi said...

Awwwww!!! Happy anniversary!! 18 years is quite an accomplishment! So is that awesome card! You guys are so cute!

Micki said...

ohhhh love this. Love the black, white and the teal. GREAT color combo, great coloring and awesome stamp. :-) Congrats on 18 years!