Birthday & Anniversary Wishes

I have met some amazing people in the great world of blogging and papercrafting!  Today I get to help celebrate two of them.

First is my dear friend Catherine.  We met almost 2 1/2 year ago in an online crafting community and have been friends ever since.   I have had the pleasure of meeting up with Catherine twice in person and we always have a blast.  The next get together in in the works & I can't wait for it!!

Catherine is the founder/creator of StampNation.  Today at StampNation we surprised her with a challenge dedicated to her.  The challenge was to CASE one of her cards and make a birthday card for her :)  Here's my Catherine CASE:



Next is an anniversary wish for Darnell.  Darnell is such a wonderful papercrafter, not only in her creativity but in how she leaves sweet comments and encouragement all around the blogging world daily!  Darnell has brightened so many of my days with her kind words, so today I am giving back to her.

Darnell, Congrats to you and Mister on celebrating your 42nd wedding anniversary.  May you have many more years of happiness together.  Sending you love on your anniversary.


I unfortunately do not have a scanner to include on of my wedding photos, like many of the girls are doing.  That is a wonderful idea though for my anniversary in July this year!  Someone remind me :)

15 comments:

Danni said...

These are both wonderful cards! Love the first one!

Gillian said...

What great cards, love them both

Lynn said...

Two gorgeous cards...I'm loving the sweet little banner on the first one.

Kara said...

so beautiful!! love the banner card!

Ardyth said...

Thanks so much for joining in the Anniversary Fun, Maureen! No scanner required - I just took a digital photo of my wedding album and it turned out great - still plenty of time to play along if you want!

Deborah Frings said...

Both your cards are just fabulous! Love the anniversary banner for Darnell and MR! Would love to see your wedding photo!

Mum of 4 said...

I absolutely LOVE the card you made for Catherine and also the one for Darnell! Love that they both have banners of some sort!

Kelly Griglione said...

Great cards ... love the fun patterns on your anniversary card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen I adore both of your cards!

mypapercraftworld said...

Love both cards ... that sweet banner for Darnell and Kevin is perfect! Anita :)

Carol L said...

What a fabulous pair of cards! I LOVE those stars, buttons, banners and chevrons and how well they all coordinate together!

Jen W. said...

These are gorgeous! Love the fun papers you used on the first one and I'm always a sucker for a star! And the little heart banner is adorable for Darnell! Look forward to seeing your wedding pics in July! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you SO much, Maureen, for this special post dedication and for the stunning, stunning card and your very sweet comments about me and my blog!!

I'm sorry I haven't been here sooner. I had to take a little time off to actually enjoy the anniversary with Mister, so I'm still getting around to all the wonderful tributes. We have both been really surprised and overwhelmed.

I have to say, before I get to mine, that your CASE card for Catherine is outstanding! So much to visually stimulate the eye. Yum!

And the card for me, stop it! Adore! Drooling even! It is sweet and cute as anything. It will be a hot favorite on the special Pinterest board I set up for all our wonderful cards.

As Ardyth said, you can just take a photo of your photo. Lots of ladies are doing that. I hope you will link again with it (Ardyth made that possible with Mr. Link!). It's been a treat to see the photos in the thumbnails at Ardyth's, so I hope you'll post yours.

It sounds like you will also post your photo on your special day in July. In the meantime, could you send me what day that is, so I can make sure and return the flavor in a congratulations comment on your special day. Please.

Thank you, again! Mwah!! Darnell

Christina said...

Wow, girl, those colorful banners rock my world! Seriously fabulous. And the more muted banners on your second card are super sweet. I love the tiny gems you added to the hearts. :)

Catherine Pooler said...

Ah, Mo! Thank you SO much for the incredible birthday card, it's gorgeous!
And thank you for the birthday surprise. YOU are such a gift to me.

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