Thursday, December 30, 2010

2920 Days...


Okay, this card may seem a little funny at first glance because of the "random" number on the front. No, I do not mistakenly think that we are approaching the year 2920. Hee hee! Mine and Drew's anniversary is on Tuesday, and we'll be celebrating 8 years of marriage. I decided to do something a little different and put the number of days we've been married on the front of the card, instead of just "happy anniversary" or even the number of years. So, 365 x 8 = 2920. :)

It's so funny to think about the years sometimes... It often seems that it was "just yesterday" that we were getting married, but then at other times, it seems like it has been WAY longer than 8 years! So much has happened and changed in that amount of time. Having that rear view, I wonder how much more will change in the NEXT 8 years, etc. Ya know? Well, we aren't promised time, riches, or easy circumstances, but I'm thankful that the time God has planned for me on this earth can be spent with Drew. We still have a great time just being together, and we have two super kids (and one on the way, who I'm sure will be just as wonderful as the other two). I wonder if they will ever understand just how much they are loved?? ;)

This card was inspired by this week's Card Patterns sketch. I just love this layout, and it helped me organize the idea I had in my head for this card.


Paper: Webster's Pages Waiting for Santa and Sweet Season, Baja Breeze (SU). Ink: Shimmerz Spritz - Tuscan Sun. Accessories: Doily (white, sprayed with the Spritz), Pink Paislee Licorice Glitter Chip Alphas, Black Buttons.

14 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, goodness...what a super fantastic idea! I love it!

Ann said...

Such a good idea...and I LOVE what you did with this LO!

I feel the same way: sometimes it feels like yesterday; other times it seems much longer. I'm just thankful for every day we have together.

Sherri Thompson said...

Mandy, this is such a cute idea! I "starred" this post so I can copy you for my anniversary in July-also 8 years! (BTW-Thanks for doing the math for me, lol!) ;)

Emily Keaton said...

What a cool idea for an anniversary card, Mandy!! Might have to borrow that. :) Happy New Year!

lynn said...

love this sweet card, mandy!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute anniversary card!

JenMarie said...

LOVE this!!

Life with the Lebedas said...

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Thank You & Have an awesome day!
Jennifer

~amy~ said...

:) ahhhh...that's so sweet!

Rose said...

What a creative way to mark the days girl :) super sweet card

Tiff said...

Awwww, this is cute and so very thoughtful! HAPPY 8!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOOW! I love this idea of the days instead of years! I LOVE those glittered numbers--FABBBBY! Happy Anniversary! LOOOOOOOOOVE LOVE:)

Sherry Wright said...

What a clever idea, love it!

Becky Carafa said...

what a great idea, now I have to go figure out our number, lol!