Saturday, September 24, 2016

Celebrate Good Times!

Hello friends! I have been having a great time this week making cards! and using up my sticker stash as I challenged myself HERE and HERE that I would!  Over the next several weeks you are going to be seeing a LOT of stickers on my cards starting with these "Drink Repeats" by EK Success!



Twenty years ago this week my husband and I stood up with our four children and exchanged our wedding vows.  It truly was the happiest day of my life : )  We have decided to celebrate this year with a cruise to the Caribbean!!  Do you like how I took this elegant die, that my friend LauraJane sent to me, and transformed it into a port hole! giggles : )  This is the anniversary card I made for my hubby.



And this is a card I will give to him when we are on board the ship with a special gift I got for him : )  Aren't these little drink stickers sweet!? They sure make for a quick and easy card... or three - or 12! there are 15 of these stickers on a sheet for $3.99!

We will cruise out of Miami Florida and when our cruising is over we will stay in Florida another week to visit with my Dad and his wife, and my brother : ) I will also get to meet some blogger friends, Nancy and hopefully Helen too! I just can't tell you how excited I am!!



Time sure flies! I can hardly believe it has been 20 years!! and just to contribute to our shock we have kids turning 40 already! LOL The nerve of them LOL

Over the next two months I am going to be away from my blog a great deal.  Between visitors, a business trip for my DH and our cruise I will be in and out a lot and not really sure how much internet access I will have on the road.  During the month of October we will be visiting our family and friends in northwestern WI.  Bob has several business meetings in MN so he isn't going to have nearly! as much fun as I am but I'm busting to see our loved ones.  It's the only bad thing about moving to SD I miss the PEOPLE! in Wisconsin something fierce!!

Even though I will be gone I will schedule several posts so please stop by often because I have some pretty nifty cards -many of them using STICKERS! : )   It is a good thing I am using up my old sticker stash because all these cards I've been making using stickers are making me long to shop for more! LOL I'm not sure it was supposed to work that way : )

Our friends are arriving late tonight or early tomorrow morning : ) They are bringing their bikes so we are praying for fine weather! and lots of biking time.  I have been making up some meals up ahead so I won't have to spend too much time in the kitchen while they are here.  : )

I would like to enter these cards in a couple of challenges : ) I hope you will join me!!  The card Concept #58  and Tic Tac Toe Challenge #18

Sweet and Sour!


I selected the diagonal - Stencil, Blues and Greens and Texture!


I will be back on Monday with a post you won't want to miss : )  Birgit and Marcia and I challenge one another in a fun monthly challenge!! I hope you will visit all three of us to see the different ways we all use the same products!  Until then have a wonderful weekend!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:

Card #1
Drink Repeats stickers by EK Successs
Don't Forget to Write Kit by PTI
Swoosh stamp set by PTI
Sun & Surf Stencil by PTI

Card #2
Drink Repeats stickers by EK Successs
Sun & Surf Stencil by PTI
Birthday Cheer Die by PTI

Card #3
Drink Repeats stickers by EK Successs
Cuttlebug "Number Collage" by Provo Craft
By the Numbers Border by PTI



25 comments:

Nora N. said...

Oh my word!! First, Happy Anniversary. Second, I LOVE THESE STICKERS!! Each and every card is a work of art. Have a blast on your trip!!

sandie said...

Congrats on your Anniversary and what a way to celebrate! October sounds busy but a lot of fun for you...enjoy it all. These cards are all fabulous and I adore you themed the ones for your hubby nautical. Oh and great to see you popped in one for the Card Concept. Now as it is Saturday, best get myself a cocktail...not the sticker kind xx

Bobby said...

What a great way to use the stickers on your celebration cards, Patti. My husband and I cruised the Caribbean on our honeymoon 22 years ago. Have a wonderful time. And have fun with the girls in Florida too.

Joyce said...

Wo many wonderful things going on in your life, and I congratulate you on all of them. Have a fantastic second honeymoon, and all those other trips, too. so glad you were able to share these fun and festive cards today. Bon Voyage~!

TaeEun said...

Wow, so many great news and stories, Patti! Happy Anniversary!!! They are Sweet stickers you used for your awesome cards today! Love them all! I should try to use mein, too! Wishing you wonderful time and plenty of sweet memories to cherish forever!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards!

Happy Dance said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!! How romantic to take a cruise to celebrate. *sigh* I just know you'll have a blast. Sweet cards, and I do love those little drinky-pooh stickers. You and your DH must have been 3 or 4 when you started having children, lol! What a fun birthday card! Love the embossed numbers and the bright green 40. All are great cards. We'll be soooo near, yet so far away when you make your trip to WI..... Have fun with all your company and travels. We'll be here when you get back. Bev

Rose said...

Such a great way to use up your stickers! Hope you have a wonderful trip!

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

First, wishing you and your hubby the HAPPIEST of anniversaries filled with MANY blessings! Second, I'll miss you while you're on your trip, have FUN!! Third, those sparkly drink stickers are extra cute and your cards are delightful!! Fourth, hope the weather cooperates for your bike ride. Fifth ~ HUGS!!

Kathy said...

Happy Everything to you and your family! You have some great celebrations ahead, enjoy! We also are heading to WI to see our daughter's family there soon.... Enjoyed seeing your sticker cards, they are CAS and fun!

I Card Everyone said...

Patti I'm so happy for the two of you ... what a wonderful way to celebrate your 20 years together! Congratulations! Your husband will feel all the love in these darling cards, for sure! Have a wonderful time traveling, be safe, and be well...
=] Michele

Birgit said...

Happy Anniversary! What a marvelous way to celebrate!! Your cards are all adorable and yes again, I thought you had colored them. Enjoy your company and good times to all!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Happy Anniversary! If I could drink alcohol I would toast you indeed but since with the meds I am on it makes me sick I guess I won't take the chance. Your cards are all so beautiful and those cocktails look so delicious too. You have a wonderful celebration.

LauraJane:) said...

Oh I DO hope you enjoy your Anniversary Cruise!! Praying for calm seas!
How VERY clever of you to turn that die into a porthole:)) Your talent for using those stickers is remarkable..when I use one, It seems to stock out like a thumb...not compliment the card as yours do.
Have a SUPER time with your visits too!

Kathy Mc said...

Beautiful cards, Patti, and so much going on in your life. Fortunately, they are all fun things. Have a fabulous time cruising and Happy Anniversary! If you hadn't mentioned using stickers, I wouldn't have known. You used them seamlessly.

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Anniversary and what a wonderful way to celebrate with a cruise--enjoy! I think it is a great idea that you are trying to use up your stickers, I have a cupboard full of them I need to use myself!

*Vicki* said...

Well a happy anniversary to you my friend!! :) What a fun celebration with a cruise too!! Enjoy!! Really love your gorgeous designs here with stickers!! You've done an amazing job creating this wonderful celebratory designs!! Sending happy hugs your way!!

Jerrie said...

How fun are these cards! I love your first card with the little blings! Your clebrate card is so fun and your 40 card is so fun with the drink on top! You have knocked these cards out of the park!!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on reaching twenty years! That's fantastic. And your cards look fantastic, too. You have an awesome stash of stickers and they look great on your cards!! Looking forward to seeing how you use them. I'm sure you are going to have a fabulous time on your cruise and visiting all those wonderful people you've been missing. I hear you loud and clear on missing the special people in your life. Take all the time you need to fill up on the love and adventures you will be experiencing. Big hugs! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, these are such fun cards! Love the sweet simplicity. Thanks for joining us for The Card Concept.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congratulations!!! And have fun on your cruise!!! YOur hubby is going adore these pretty and festive cards!! I just love those stickers! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

Jen Timko said...

These are such fun!! I hope you have a great trip. Sounds like a great time! Glad to see you at The Card Concept!

artful-notions said...

Happy Anniversary Patti! Scrolling through your blog and came upon this wonderful post. So full of joy! I envy you the cruise (which you're probably on now), Loved the porthole card with the wave and darling margarita glasses!

cm said...

Here I am, finally, the Queen of Late, catching up on all the posts that I've seen and loved, but didn't have opportunity to comment on! Life's been, well...life! Warning: when Christmas break rolls around, I'm dedicating major time to write you a proper novel...er, note! Until then, know that you're always on my mind and that I treasure your friendship deeply! Okay...time to leave you some love! Congratulations on your anniversary and to celebrate with a cruise: romance on the high seas! Fantastic! Your cards are too. much. fun! I had no ideas stickers could be so cool; then again, it's YOUR talent that makes them so! Lucky folks who have opportunity to enjoy your company in 'real' life. One of these days maybe I'll have a turn!
Hugs~c