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11.22.2010

It's Our Anniversary...


Hey Everyone! First, I'd like to thank you for all the wonderful comments I've received over the past few days. I have really enjoyed reading them and appreciate all of your kind words. For my new blog readers, Welcome!

Today, I have a special post for my husband of 5 years, McArthur. Friday was our wedding anniversary, but today is our 13th anniversary together. So, I thought it would be sweet to celebrate here on the blog for the "other" anniversary. So, check out the card and if you're interested, feel free to check out the tribute and videos as well.

Since the 5th wedding anniversary gift centers around wood, I thought it would be cool to design a wood grain card as a focal point. I stamped the pattern on the back of Jillibean Soup patterned paper (white macaroni) since it has a great kraft color - and used black ink. I die cut the car, stamped and paper pieced it together. The polka dot patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye (haunted collection, harlequin paper). I added some distress ink. I stamped polka dots on cream cardstock, then stamped the sentiment. Added a little zig zag stitching, then adhered it to the A2 card base and I was done. I popped the car right off the center to finish it off. Simple and masculine.

The choice in colors - decided based off our wedding colors of cranberry and gold. Instead of designing the exact colors in a formal style of card, I made them a little more flat using a burgundy and kraft and coupled it with black (like his tux) and cream (like my dress - it was not white even though it looks like it in photos)!


I decided to use this car stamp set as my focal point along with the wood grain pattern to celebrate me and McArthur's journey together. We have spent the past 13 years together - through undergraduate, graduate, and law school. We've experienced some great times and even a little down times, but we have held each other up along the way making sure both of us has a smile and laughs. I've enjoyed the ride so much with him over these past few years and I can't wait to continue that journey for many more years.

Seriously, I think I have the best husband in the world. He loves CHA! I mean enough said, right?! But really, he loves me unconditionally and with that there's not much more I can ask for in life. So, here is a short video I compiled using our wedding photos and video highlight from our wedding to take us back down memory lane to 2005!

Enjoy...the ride!



Click here to view video on YouTube.

To my love, McArthur...Happy Anniversary! :)

By the way, he has taught me to do just about everything you see on this post (minus the card design)!

To view more videos related to our love story (if you haven't previously) click here, here, and here!

Supplies

Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - background basics: woodgrain, polka dot basics II, enjoy the ride, round &round
Ink :: Stampin' Up! - basic black; Close to My Heart - bamboo
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream, scarlet jewel
Patterned Paper :: My Mind's Eye - haunted harlequin paper; Jillibean Soup - white macaroni (back solid side only)
Tools :: Janome Sew Mini - sewing machine; Papertrey Ink - car die; Provo Craft - cuttlebug

29 comments:

Ayana Posadas said...

Talk about some great music tracks! :) LoL... I loved your choice of songs in the video, Ashley. It was a beautiful compilation and you looked absolutely gorgeous in all of the photos. Congrats to you and McArthur. You two look fabulous together! Hope you both enjoyed your anniversary together. :)

Sankari W. said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your love Ashley!!! Congratulations and happy Anniversary (lovin' the songs on the video!) You look simply gorgeous and MacArthur looks so happy!!! Thank you for sharing this with us! Wishing you happiness and joy every single day!

And yes, any man who loves CHA is a keeper ;) You guys were so cute at the CHA in Chicago - awww!!!! Sending you big hugs (Ps- lovin' the way you did "wood" for the 5th anniversary present!!)

Happy Anniversary!
Sankari :)

A Soldier Girl said...

okay I was all teary eyed .. WOW .. girl this was a beautiful post and you are a beautiful woman

~kelly marie~ said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I just love your video!! Congratulations!!1 :)

Susie said...

Beautiful photos. Beautiful people. Anniversary Blessings to you! Keep enjoying your life together.

Michelle said...

That was an amazing tribute - - thanks for sharing. It was so neat seeing your special day...in the past...feeling like we were there too. Every last detail...the flowers, the cake, McArthur writing you a letter....oh it was so sweet. Here's to many more happy years together! - - Congratulations!

AngeeLeeButler.com said...

Happy Anniversary Ashley & McArthur. Thanks for sharing the video. It was great and you looked fabulous.

Tabitha said...

Love your tribute. Happy Anniversary to you both and here's to many more. Love the music you used. You are a lovely couple. Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

Ashley, your were such a BEAUTIFUL BRIDE . . . and your video is Awesome! What an Amazing memory, it looks like it's happening as your watching it! My wedding video looks ancient! LOL :D Happy Anniversary to you both!

Brenda said...

oh, Ashley, you're so beautiful!! Great photos of your special day! Thanks for sharing. Happy anniversary to you and your husband.

Traveling Mama said...

Happy Anniversary!! You are one gorgeous lady! Wishing you many, many more years of happiness together!

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

happy anniversary!!! and what a sweet card :) love that stamp! it's a perfect anniversary card- it seems like a masculine card, but it has great feminine touches- perfect combo, just like a great marriage :) thanks for the inspiration!! :)

Gabby said...

Those videos brought me smiles and tears! It was beautiful, meaningful, and made me recollect so many moments of the 23 yrs I had with my husband. How sweet of you to share it.

Winter said...

So Sweet! Happy Anniversary! :)

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Wow great card and great video.
Happy Anniversary and many, many more

Jane said...

Just beautiful!! I got all teary when Sade started to play! A very Happy Anniversary to a GORGEOUS couple!
God Bless!

McArthur said...

Ash, that was amazing! Thank you putting this video together and for the dedicating this gorgeous card to our anniversary! The journey is just beginning...

Kathy said...

Hi Ashley I can't believe I sat still enough to watch all of your videos. What a romantinc and special love story. Happy anniversary to you both.
Kathy

Sally Watkins said...

Happy Anniversaries! I always love seeing you two at CHA. Finding a partner that supports your endeavors makes a big difference in the quality of life you share. Best I can tell, you guys are living a high quality life! McArthur's post is too sweet!

agustina said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you!!! Thanks for sharing such private moments of you life, I pray for a wonderful long life of happiness to both of you!! Love you card too. :)

Tammy said...

Too cute and OMG what a great proposal! You have a keeper!

Helen F. said...

What an absolutely beautiful video! Congratulations to you and McArthur.
PS: adorable card :o)

Kelly R said...

WOW! What a beautiful tribute to your hubby and your relationship. Thanks for sharing. I had simular colors at mine- red and silver. What memories!

jen said...

What a great card for your anniversary- I love all the symbolism! Congratulations on your time together- so lucky that you found each other!!!! :D

Charlene Austin said...

Happy Anniversary you two!! Such a beautiful video Ash...you amaze me!! Your wedding looked absolutely beautiful!

Sarah Martina said...

Ok, I know I'm super late leaving my comment, but I think I already expressed my congrats to you. Regardless, CONGRATULATIONS Ash & Mac! You two are a dynamic duo, and have MUCH to be proud of between the 2 of you. :) I'm so privileged to call you friend, and I love being a witness to your beautiful marriage. Here's to many, many, many more! :)

KindredEsprit said...

Oh my gosh, did he write you a letter before the ceremony?! *dies from the sweetness* !!! Thanks for sharing photos and videos of your special day! Happy 5th Anniversary to a beautiful couple! <3 <3

Vina said...

Happy Anniversary to you both...such a gorgeous couple! Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding video! Wishing you many, many years of being in love! Take care, Vina

Michele said...

This is one of the most romantic things I've ever seen!!! Thank you for sharing such a special tribute with your readers and viewers!! You look beautiful and stunning and oh so happy, and your man is quite a handsome catch!! :-) I really, really enjoyed watching this!!

Hugs and Happy Anniversary!
Michele

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