Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Celebrating 50 years

There are not many couples who can claim the title of being married for 50 years.  However, my in-laws are now official members of that 'club'!  We helped them celebrate this momentous occasion back in September 2011 by gathering close family and friends for dinner, reminiscing and celebrating.  The beautiful florals and patterns in the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline 'Fiddlesticks' collection, were the perfect compliment to photos from the day.

Supplies used: Paper: My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline 'Fiddlesticks' collection: "Lucky" Tapestry (1), "Story" Plaid (1), "Home" Dotted (1), "Love" Journal (1); Cardstock: Bazzill; Embellishments: My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline 'Fiddlesticks' collection: "Lucky" twine, and "Love" pins and buttons, Hero Arts earth mixed pearls and gem; Other: computer font, machine stitching, embroidery floss, ribbon, scallop border punch, chipboard letters (title), vellum, photo corners 

I really loved all of the miscellaneous buttons and stick pins that came with this collection and used nearly all of them up to decorate these pages.  It seems I am rediscovering vellum again, in my scrapbooking, and used it to cut pretty butterflies for both pages.

Here's a closer look at the page title.  I used American Crafts raw chipboard letters to spell out the word celebrate and embossed them with gold embossing powder to compliment the theme of the page.  I love the vintage feel it gives to the letters.

The close up of this page, shows the AMAZING cake that my friend Beth made for the occasion.  Doesn't she do wonderful work?  If you are local and need a cake, you should definitely check out her facebook page - Busy B's cakery.  

Do you spy another vellum butterfly here?  I told you I'm hooked on vellum again!  I topped off this butterfly with a cute button, twine and another of the darling stick pins, from this collection.

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!  I'll be back soon with more to share.


  1. So beautiful!!! I love the use of vellum and much congrats! 40 years is such a huge commitment! In a few days my parents will celebrate 54 :)

    p.s. I would really like to talk to you about your scrapbooking! Can you email me at Thanks!!!

  2. 50 years?! That's incredible, what a blessing they are to those around them. You created a very beautiful reminder of that special occasion. Looking forward to getting to know you better over at LCOM :) Oh, and I love the neat streamlined look of your blog.