Thursday, May 20, 2010

Till Death Do Us Part




LOVE
NEW BEGINNINGS
LIFE
SORROW & JOY
SICKNESS & HEALTH

I probably should not write blog posts after 2 glasses of Vino!!! The above sentiments are some of the emotions and thoughts swirling around in my head. Today's post will be happy but there is always a little piece of me that becomes shadowed with Loss. If you read my blog regularly, then you know we are an active duty Navy Family and my husband is an EOD (explosives ordnance disposal tech (BOMB SQUAD).... This week has had many UP's & DOWN's for our community.

That being said let's Celebrate LIFE!!!!!!! A couple of days ago we attended a beautiful Sicilian wedding of a fellow EOD tech and his new bride. I don't often create wedding or bridal cards but to me they must be CLEAN & SIMPLE aka ELEGANT..........

Above you can see the card but here is a peek at the inside.

I was concerned with misspelling their name so I chose to just use a Monogram. WELLLLLLLL, that prompted my creations of these (Monogrammed labels)

I wouldn't want to leave you without a few more photos, so here's one of the Bride & Groom


And one of David & I

CHALLENGES I USED:
The Crazy Challenge: Something New (starting a new life counts surely?)
Crafty Creations: Encouragement or Celebration
ABC Challenges: Unused Stash (the embossed wedding Design Paper has been in my stash for 4 years)
Stamp Something: Celebrate Something
Fab n Funky Challenges: Make Your Own (I made my own Monogrammed labels)
Crafty Cardmakers: Inside Out (decorate the inside of your card also)

............Supplies I used...............
Stamps: Paper Trey Ink (boxes, bags & tags, borders & corners mini, Ambassador Monogram edition), Unity (Mr. & Mrs.)
Ink: Momento (tuxedo black)
Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink (black, white)
Misc: Ribbon from Sicily, Stampin Up (offrey ribbon), Paper Trey Ink (glassine bag, peel & stick adhesive sheets)
Tools: Marvy Uchida (scalloped square & circle punches)

17 comments:

Saskia said...

Lovely card, so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(Guest Designer)

Juanita said...

Love this card, very classy and elegant. On a side note you are gorgeous, great pic of you and hubby.

craftingmanda said...

this is GORGEOUS and I join you on the vino and idea that wedding cards should be plain and simple

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous card! simple yet elegant. and holy moly girl.... what a gorgeous, gorgeous couple - you & david! wow! i knew YOU are beautiful, but he is too!! wow!

go have an xtra glass of vino for me!!!

hugs :)

Mina said...

Im so sorry to hear of the sadness in your community Justine, your card is so elegant and the monogram labels are a fantastic idea...wow that photo of you and David is gorgeous you should frame it
Mina xxx
p.s. did you get my email from my husband for David? xxx

Jane Wetzel said...

yikes Justine...you guys are such a great looking couple! really! Love that elegant wedd card- simply gorgeous! :)

NinaB said...

Wow, this is beautiful and elegant. And what a great photo of you and David.

shellshearer said...

Oh hun your card is simply stunning, so elegent love it!

Thank you for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

Hugs Shell xx

Maria Matter said...

Hi Justine!
STUNNING & ELEGANT!!!

Gorgeous photo of you & hubby!!
Hugs & blessings!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! How thoughtful to include a sets of monograms for the newlyweds. Superb work, my friend.

Fabulous Photo! What a handsome photo of you and your DH!

Nana said...

Perfect, simple card! Just beautiful.
Thank you for playing along with us at "Crazy challenge"!
hugs Nana

craftyb said...

Oh your card is absolutely elegant...love your big bow...thank you for sharing at Crafty Creations! bx

Erin Smetak said...

Gorgeous card! I love those labels! What a great idea! I might have to copy that idea! ;)

Awesome pics! You and Dave are just a gorgeous couple! Hope you had a fun time! Aren't weddings awesome?!

Helen F. said...

Stunning card. love the monogram idea! Justine, this photo of you and David is awesome. Sending a HUGE thank you for your service, David and team!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

What a beautiful CAS and such a gorgeous picture of you and your hubby. I would have an ulcer with worry if my hubby was part of a bomb squad. I hope that your week gets better. I will say a big ole prayer for you all!

judie said...

what a fab card, such elegance about it, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Melisa Waldorf said...

Girlfriend that card is GORGOEUS!! so elegant!