clean and simple sunday no. 63 + reminders

All of this winter weather has been inspiring my recent card creations and I was thinking back, 12 years ago, to my Aunt & Uncle’s beautiful New Year’s Eve wedding, just past midnight on January 01, 2001. It was a very special night…there was lots of snow, lots of twinkle and most of all, lots of love


I couldn’t let the anniversary pass without a special card to celebrate the occasion. When I send anniversary cards, I try to use the color scheme from the actual wedding day. In their case, silver and gold and white

I chose a base card in seattle, with a layer of lemon whip and vanilla shimmer. I layered on a vanilla satin ribbon, then a vanilla panel and finally a large snowflake cut from the vanilla shimmer card stock and embellished with pearl stickers. The vanilla panel and the snowflake are attached to the card with foam squares to add some dimension. This card has a very subtle shine to it with the inclusion of the shimmer card stock. Just right for this celebratory occasion!

Married life is such an enormous commitment — it takes a lot of compromise, compassion, understanding and love, to grow a happy marriage. Anniversary cards are a lovely way to honor a special couple in your life and share in the celebration of their continuing commitment.

January is the perfect time of year to take a look at your new calendar and think about how many birthday and anniversary cards you’ll need to make each month to celebrate the special people in your life. Maybe plan an afternoon now to sit down and create your cards for Jan thru March!


a few reminders as December & 2012 both come to a close…

  • The A|S Holiday Catalog will expire on 12/31/2012.
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Looking forward to serving your stamping needs in 2013!


  1. OH BOY!! It’s gorgeous honey…..Thank you sooooooooo much, you are so thoughtful and reflective, it means so much to us all, especially ME!! Love you tons. Tomorrow begins your birthday month 🙂

  2. Oh, by the way, tonight, after midnight, will be 12 years… time flies when you are having fun!!!