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Hi there! I’m getting a late start today and I apologize for that! I had a nice evening last night with some of my peeps for Brian’s birthday. A bunch of us went over to Brian and Kim’s for some food and drink. Brian is quite the amazing cook, he made chicken and beef sliders, some yummy meatballs and there were chips and other assorted goodies! We all just sat around the fire pit and laughed and talked. Sometimes those are the best kind of nights, don’t you think. I did have a bit of a headache when I got home, September and October are allergy season for me and I keep forgetting to take my allergy pills! I was up until around 2:00 waiting for the Excedrin to kick in, hence I woke up a little on the late side! I do have some pictures from last night for you though! Here are me and the birthday boy…

Brian & I 9-2014

Here are Heather and me…

Heather & I 9-2014

And finally Kim and me…

Kim & I 9-2014

I couldn’t stop laughing in that last picture so we just went with it! LOL!

Now on to my card for today. My boss asked me to make her parents a 50th Wedding Anniversary card. I wanted to keep it simple yet elegant and this is what I came up with. The card begins with a base of Sahara Sand Card Stock. I adhered one of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies with some SNAIL to the base. For the focal point I started with a piece of Blackberry Bliss that I cut out with the Party Pennants Bigz L Die. My greeting is from the “Vintage” One in a Million Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Some Champagne Glimmer Paper and the “Vintage” Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies are used to cut out the numbers and they are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally I tied a piece of Gold Baker’s Twine around the top of the pennant in a bow and mounted it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Still loving the Blackberry Bliss with the gold and the Sahara Sand makes a nice change for the usual White or Vanilla! The greeting is also still one of my favorites! I think that it’s a simple elegant card and you can let me know if agree! Thank you for stooping by to see what my Friday was like, I love sharing my day with you all! Have a spectacular Saturday! 🙂

Golden Blackberry  50th-WM

Golden Blackberry  50th Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: One in a Million (Vintage) Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Sahara Sand and Blackberry Bliss

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer

Bigz Die: Party Pennants L

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily and Gold Baker’s Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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24 responses »

  1. Ahhh, yes, very nice card. Love the contrast of the gold and blackberry and the white peeking out. Looks like you had a fun time last night, friends, laughing and smiling are the best!

  2. Beautiful card!! Love the combination of Blackberry Bliss and Gold. The sentiment is also one of my favorites for anniversaries and weddings. Laughing with family – whether biological or chosen – is the best!!

  3. Very nice card, love the Blackberry Bliss….the sentiment is perfect…don’t usually like the doilies but this works, fun with frends….you are blessed

  4. Hi Justin! Love your card for today. I can’t part with this set, mostly because I love this sentiment! Such a beautiful card to celebrate a milestone for sure! The gold really pops on the blackberry doesn’t it? Looks like you had a blast last night! Good friends, good food and great conversation makes for fantastic memories. 😉 Have a great Saturday!

    • Hello Karen!
      Thanks very much! I’m with you, that set actually has a couple of good ones in it! Yes, Love the gold and blackberry together! I had the best time last night, I always have a great time with my peeps! I hope that you enjoyed your Saturday! 🙂

  5. Justin, Lovely, Elegant card! Tomorrow is my 30th wedding anniversary. Time flies!

    Great pics of you and your friends. Love the cooler weather in the evenings. Sitting around a fire pit is such fun.

  6. Hi justin! Absolutely beautiful card today! Hope your weekend is fun and allergy free! (I can relate!). Take care!

  7. Good Morning Justin:

    Very nice card and I love the sentiment. After all, it’s absolutely true. I think it’s romantic and and fitting. When a couple have been married for 50 years there certainly must be many romantic moments to remember. I’m sure they will be delighted to receive this special card on their special day.

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun on Friday night. Nothing beats a relaxing evening with good friends and good food and you certainly do sound as though you have a fantastic group of friends. Great way to start a weekend.

    • Hello my Grace!
      Thank you! Yes, that sentiment is one of the best and it couldn’t be truer! 50 years does make for a very good story!
      I did have a wonderful time last night! I am very lucky in the group of friends that I have! They are all fantastic! It certainly is a very good way to start the weekend! 🙂

  8. Hi! Gorgeous card for a fabulous occasion! Heather is a cutie, and it’s so nice to have a good friend that is a good cook. Sounds like a fun evening. Here, hubby is recovering from torn meniscus surgery and doing very well. Puppy is a wild child. Do I hear obedience school calling? Glad you had a chance to sleep in. Allergies are bummers. Enjoy your weekend! Nancy B

    • Hey Nancy!
      Thank you!! Yes, Heather is quite adorable! Brian is a wonderful cook! He went to Johnson & Wales and the became a Fireman! Go figure! Oh, get well wished to hubby! Ha ha! Puppies are always lots of trouble, but so much fun! Yes, allergies stink, especially the headache that companies mine! You enjoy your weekend too! 🙂

  9. Love the photo’s from your Friday night, looks like a lot of fun. The card is so elegant and beautiful I’m sure it will be appreciated and loved.
    Take care. xoxo

  10. Marsha Pershan Kalison

    Wow! What a beautiful card.

  11. You really have been blessed with wonderful friends.

    AWESOME card, Simple elegance, Love blackberry bliss and the gold is so rich on this card.

    I spent my day Scrapbooking with friends. Hubby took son to white Sox game for Paul K. last game and etired jersey. all in all a great day

    • Indeed I have Linda!! They are the best!
      Thank you! I wanted simple and elegant and I’m glad that you agree that I got it!
      Sounds like you had a lovely day! Hubby and son must have had a great day too! Love days like that! 🙂

  12. Great photos, Great friends, Great card, and one great guy!!!


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