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January 17, 2021

Happy Everything!

Hello Stamplings!

Is it just me on drugs or did that week whoosh by faster than a speeding bullet?! Then again, maybe it's nice that these days are going by so fast!

Fortunately, my cards were done a while ago. I made them as a reminder that there is only one week left in the current Twofer Card Challenge where this month's prompt is F🌹L🌻O🌼W🌷E🌹R🌺S! It's wonderful to see so many wonderful blossoms in the gallery so far!
The NBUS flower image both my card designs have in common is "Flowers in Bloom" by MFT. I have tons of poppy stamps because I love poppies, but I had to add this one to my stash because it is just so open and inviting! ETA: Found out the flowers might be cosmos, not poppies. They look very like poppies once they've opened all the way, but I'm happy that now I have a cosmos stamp!

Onefer
This CAS birthday card design is pretty self-exploratory. This particular poppy reminds me of an awning or covering of some kind. Once I thought of that, it was pretty easy for my assistant to suggest an image for underneath it!

The poppy is embossed in platinum, die-cut, and colored with my Ziggies. The large and lilting sediment is from Impression Obsession, heat-embossed in copper. The stencil (which you can barely see behind the images) is by Tim Holtz and the hamster in the cup is from Your Next Stamp.

Everything, of course, has been duly winked by His Niblets and then the corners were duly chomped.
Challenges
Twofer
For my Twofer second (and different) design, I heat-embossed an old and well-loved large text background stamp from SU called En Français. Over that is the full triplet of poppies, die-cut, heat-embossed in gold, painted by me with my Ziggies, and winked by Hammy. The love sediment from Winnie & Walter is die-cut from gold to match the mat and gold-embossing.

Challenges
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A Milestone

Yesterday was our Golden 50th Anniversary! In the middle of a pandemic and me with a broken back and no more rodeo money coming in. But, never mind, we had a quiet day and a lovely romantic dinner with perfect steaks, baked potatoes, and champagne. Delish and devine!

We received an incredible handmade card and the most gorgeous flower bouquet from Dan and Rachel and the grandtwins.
Flanking both sides of their card are our cards to each other. It really is impossible to believe all the years that have gone by. We feel very blessed to have enjoyed every one of them and hope to have many more!

In case you're curious, here's a photo from our wedding:
Most of you are too young to remember that even back 50 years ago, there was a keen interest in toilet paper. Here you can see that the trend was for the bride to stuff it in her ears and for the groom to wear it like a medal on his chest. Naturally, we wanted to be trendy! (The Mister says I've never been obedient, but, honestly, I couldn't hear the vows!)

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82 comments:

Jane Willis said...

Oh happiest of happy day-after-anniversaries!

Julie B said...

Congrats on your Golden wedding anniversary Darnell, not surprised you couldn't hear those vows, what with those earmuffs you're wearing!
I love that stamp set and have so far resisted the temptation to buy, but I thought they were cosmos flowers. Not to worry both cards look fab whatever the flowers are. Keep safe and sane. :)

Colleen said...

Well a BIG happy 50th to you and the Mister! That is a milestone for sure. This will be our 50th year as well! Your two poppy cards are fantastic, the one with Hammy (?) in the tea cup is awful cute!! Take care of your back friend! Heart Hugs, Col

Stamps and Paper said...

Many Congratulations to you both on your 50th anniversary...we are 52 this year where have those years gone.... such a shame you can't celebrate your anniversary with the family...The wedding picture made me smile particularly having tissues in her ears....you do make us laugh Darnell and what we all need at the moment.
Nearly forgot...love the your cards, Hammy looks adorable in the tea cup!

Take care of your back..keep safe

Anne

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Congratulations on your 50th Wedding Anniversary Darnell. What a shame you couldn't go out and celebrate, maybe a belated celebration can be had when this pandemic is over. I love your gorgeous cards, such a pretty stamp.

Sue xx

Mac Mable said...

Happy belated Anniversary wishes for yesterday to you both and thank you for making me smile with the toilet paper 'story' xxxx.
So glad that you still managed to celebrate with a wonderful romantic meal and of course the champagne....Sorry to hear your rodeo 'income' has been curtailed ....Lol x. Continue to take it easy with your back x.
Both cards are fabulous Darnell. Super cute first one and the colouring on the second looks amazing x.
Yes time just zips by...why is it that the more time you have the less you have? x.
Fun post and even brought DH in to take a look at 'your' wedding photo!!!! x.

Marilyn said...

Pretty cards! Love the little hamster in the cup. Congrats on your 50th Anniversary! my 50th is coming up in May
Have a great day!
Have a great day!
Marilyn💖

Sharon Underwood said...

Love the toilet paper reference! Congratulations on your 50th. Happy Anniversary! Love your cards, as always. That copper embossing is gorgeous. Please take care of that back!!! Thinking of you & praying.

Jeanne said...

What a delightful post! Love the cards! The one with Hammy is adorable. Great use of the flower image. Congratulations and Happy 50th! What a fabulous achievement. And you still seem to like each other. Amazing! Thanks for the chuckle with your "wedding photo." That's hysterical and I suspect one of the reasons you are still married after 50 years...a healthy sense of humor. Gets one through a lot. I salute you and the Mister and wish you continued wedded bliss! Crafty hugs!

Lisa Babitz said...

Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary!! Great wedding pic with the toilet paper accessories - lol!! Your hamster under the poppy "umbrella" is adorable, and the "love" card with that beautifully embossed background is just stunning! The card you made for your husband is so pretty; love those gorgeous hearts. I had to smile; the cards from my children, and now my husband since he has been avoiding stores this past year, look very much like the one your husband made. There is usually a very heartfelt note written inside, however, which makes them so much more meaningful than if they had just bought and signed one for me. Gorgeous card from Dan, Rachel, and your grandtwins as well.

Celeste Goff said...

Happy anniversary to both you and the mister!!! Love your gorgeous floral cards!

Lynette said...

Oh my goodness - I had no idea that your 50th anniversary was coming up - huge congrats to the two of you!!! How terribly special that you got a hand-made card from your son and his family! And from the Mister, too. Your card to him is very, very lovely. Thanks, also, for sharing your wedding photo. LOL! Your poppy two-fer cards are awesome. A totally fabulous post all-around, for sure.

Carol L said...

Your twofer cards are both so pretty and I love the poppies. I knew you were celebrating your anniversary, but I wasn't aware it was your 50th! Huge congrats on 50 years! So you think this week whooshed by quickly, how about those 50 years? We just celebrated our 52nd anniversary in late December and it blows my mind when I think of all that time that's gone by since we married! Wow, we're all old goats now aren't we? LOL Continue celebrating - it's a very special occasion! Hugzzzz for healing and less back pain!

Donna said...

Happy Happy 50th anniversary! Such a milestone these days! Your cards are fabulous, the first is so elegant and the second so adorable and fun! Take it easy and heal fast, continuing to send prayers.

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Loving the cards.

Many congrats on your 50th Anniversary. I hope you celebrate many more.

Stay safe. Sue

Sue - said...

Huge congratulations on your Golden Wedding! It would have been mine last year if I hadn’t ditched him at 29 years and now got a newer model lol! Love your poppy stamp - I have a few too but not that one. Hugs xx

BożenA said...

WOW! What beautiful cards. I love the first one with a complete bouquet of cosmos flowers and a wonderful golden fondness. But the second card made me smile very broadly. I can see that your Hammy posed for the card :-)
Darnell, I can't believe this is your wedding photo. You look like it is from another era, yet you live in that era! It's hard to believe the world has changed so much. But it is a wonderful memento of those times. I wish you health, happiness, joy and love for the next 50 years!
Hugs & love
BożenA

Mischelle Smith said...

I think I need to purchase some new pants. I do believe someone was pulling my leg, by letting us believe that wedding photo was theirs. That's why one leg is a bit longer, hence needing a new pair of pants!

Fantastic cards! Hope your back gets better soon.

Brenda in IN said...

What a beautiful picture of the two of you wearing your TP. Happiest Anniversary to you both and many more. The flowers are stunning, both on your cards and the ones for your anniversary. I love the reminder cards, expecially the one with Hammy in the cup. I hope your pain is better too.

Viv said...

The Groom would have been mugged for that piece of loo paper during the recent supermarket shelf emptying madness Dolly! Thank goodness he had a lady wearing ear protectors to fight everyone off....
Great cards (again!) xx
PS Congratulations and please off the Mister my heartfelt admiration! x

Bunny said...

Cute cards. More important.........Happy 50th anniversary. How special and rare. Congratulations and I hope you have many more years that are great together.

Brenda said...

Happy 50th Auntie and the Mister!!! How wonderful and what a milestone! Congratulations!!! Glad your dinner you had a quiet celebration with each other. Love the handmade card from the "kids" and what beautiful flowers. You crack me up with the wedding photo though. That was a good one! I do hope your back is mending, although I'm sure it is slow to do so. The weeks do fly by, one way it is good but the other way is not so good. Live is just passing by so fast and here we sit. Loving your twofers, the one with a "hammy" look a like is so stinkin' cute! The flower makes the perfect canopy of shade. The love card is just beautiful, loving the scripty background and the love sentiment with the flowers. Stay well Auntie and keep healing! Love and hugs, Brenda

Marcia Hill said...

50 years?!!! WOW...you must be older than...sorry, probably shouldn't finish that, should I?! But anyway, happy, happy anniversary my friend...that's quite a milestone! I'm glad you were able to enjoy a nice dinner and the flowers and cards are awesome (although you might want to tell the Mister that he needs to step it up a bit!)! And as for your Twofer cards, they are both fabulous and I love the idea of using the one poppy as an umbrella...have to remember that one!! Hope you're taking care of that back and that each day is a bit easier. Still sending lots of healing hugs and prayers. :0)

OH Babs said...

Congratulations to the newlyweds. Celebrate however you can and be grateful for another year. Your photo was absolutely hilarious and the verbiage so Darnell. Despite a broken back you have not lost your humor. Love, BBB

Loll said...

Congratulations on this momentous milestone Dolly and Mister!! I LOVE your wedding photo :) and the story behind it. You always keep us laughing, even with all the pain you are suffering. Thank you Dolly!!

Two amazing cards and I would not have wanted to guess if they were poppies or cosmos ... could be either. I love the bright, happy colours. Rest up, my sweet friend. Love, Lolly

Carol Cel said...

I love these cards! And Hammy fits right in.
Congrats on your anniversary. That is quite a milestone.
Hope you are feeling well.

Julie B said...

Back again to say thanks for sharing at HLS CAS! Take care. :)

Nan G said...

😂🤣🤣 Oh Darnell you are so funny. Love the wedding pic and yes you were very stylish that day. Cackle cackle Happy 50th and many more! BTW the cards are fab. I’m drooling over that poppy stamp set.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Congrats. Love is timeless. Happy everything to you too.
Hugs Tamara

brenda said...

Huuuuuuuge Congratulations Darrell, it's quite an achievement especially these days isn't it, but like you feel fortunate to reach the milestone. Great photo, our grandchildren have a chuckle at ours, not least that I was only 17.

I always enjoy floral cards and both of yours are beautiful, the red against the script in particular really is stunning. A lovely feminine card for our January challenge at We Love Chocolate Baroque, my thanks for joining in.

B x

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats! To both os you! Your card will late! (all my cards seem to arrive late these days! I love your comments on that wedding picture. I needed a good laugh today (Don't we all)
Your two fer cards are pretty special too.

Susan said...

Congratulations on 50 years of marriage! Your description of the toilet paper wedding accessories had me laughing so loud that I woke Tessa up from her post-breakfast nap and she glared at me. I told her it was your fault so beware, she plans on getting revenge by waking Hammy up from all his naps at the next retreat. Next retreat....I'd hoped it would be this spring but I don't think we'll be travelling that soon. Damn covid.

Love both your poppy/cosmos cards. My favourite is the red one - just love the richness of the red and gold, and the elegance of the script background. But that little hamster in the cup is beyond cute - no wonder Hammy suggested that stamp.

designbydonna said...

Happy 50th Anniversary. That is an elite group in this day and age. Your photo is a riot. So somber looking. Hope your back is getting progressively better. Love your cards, poppies or cosmos, they are pretty. Hammy is the cup is just too cute.

Barbara C from SC said...

Congratulations on your 50th Anniversay, Darnell and Kevin! I'm so happy for you and get all warm and fuzzy thinking about how special yesterday was for you, DESPITE the dampanic! God bless you both for another 50 years! What? Too much? Oh, sorry!��
How about this...may you have many more happy, healthy years together filled with lots of love and laughter!
Sent with love, Barbara

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Best wishes for your golden anniversary!!! Wow! Glad to hear that you enjoyed you dinner to celebrate! The photo is stunning and you made me giggle about the toilet paper.
Hope you are going better now!
Fabulous cards, they are both so lovely and that cute hamster in the cup looks so fun!!
Hugs

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm laughing so hard at your comments about the wedding photo, it made me forget everything else, you really are so funny.

Anyhow, your cards! #1 is adorable, what a great idea to use it as a covering, or even a whirligig flying him away? Love it, so very pretty and fun. #2 card, is stunning, love those poppies too and the text background is gorgeous, so are the poppies and the beautiful "love".

Congratulations on your 50th Wedding Anniversary, your celebrations sound wonderful and yummy too, however you didn't say how many Bollinger's of champagne you drunk? I hope it was lots :)
Faith x

conil said...

Obedience is overrated...obviously, I suffer from the same malady...ask my mate. These cards are so appropriate for me as I watch the poppies spring to life in my backyard. (Yes, I know it's still January.) Anyway, you couldn't have colored these blooms any better. They're glorious.
Happy 50th...I know how long that is being with the same human being. Sounds like you two have enjoyed it as much as we have.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I'm here again with my DT hat, thanks so much for sharing your amazing card with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge! Fabulous colouring on the cosmos/poppies and such fabulous design with the script background! The gold makes all so precious!

shirley-bee said...

Happy happy anniversary to you and The Mister, Darnell (your card is somewhere over the pond). I just snorted my G&T all over the screen when I saw your wedding photo :) I love that the Mister has some extra loo roll hanging from his top pocket for easy access.

Love your poppy/cosmos cards, especially the red one. Hammy looks so content under his new sunshade.
I hope your back is soon better and you're dancing round the playhouse with your wodka in no time ;)

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations Darnell, on your Golden Wedding Anniversary, and so pleased you had a lovely romantic dinner to celebrate. Pity you couldn't celebrate with you family, but could catch up when things are more normal.
That photo is priceless!!!
Two lovely cards, I love the poppy image and so beautifully coloured too, and your little critter card is too sweet, both designs are fabulous. Keep safe, Kate x

Lisa Elton said...

Happiest of Anniversary wishes to you both!! The Mister's card is priceless, he's one talented fella! Your cards are fabulous. You do know I have a favorite, right ;)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well happy anniversary and I had to chuckle at the wedding photo. You are so entertaining with your posts even when on the pain killers. I hope the pills are helping you with your aching back. And the cosmos cards are wonderful. I used to grow them and they did look like that stamp. They came in lots of wonderful colors.

Hilda Burton said...

Congrats on 50 years of wedded bliss!! The photograph is a hoot!! Complete with toilet paper, so funny! I'm glad you two enjoyed a nice dinner. I hope your back is feeling better. These are beautiful cards, Darnell. I love both of them.

Sandra H said...

Congratulations on your 50th Wedding Anniversary Darnell and the Mister, Oooh that's a real shame that you's couldn't go out and celebrate hopefully you can celebrate later when we can do more and when clear of this terrible virus, your cards are as always so lovely the stamps are gorgeous and of course the colours used your so creative l write this most of the times but you truly are one talented lady....take care stay safe xx

Kathleen said...

A brilliant post, huge CONGRATULATIONS on your Golden Wedding Anniversary. Two super creations with a really great image, I too love poppies, so of course I love your cards. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

Kath x

Liz said...

HUGE congratulations to you both on your milestone Golden Wedding Anniversary. (I left out the part which said 'obey' in my wedding vows. LOL!) Glad you enjoyed your romantic dinner.

Both your cards are beautiful and thank for the reminder there is only a week left to enter - I need to get my skates on to join in the challenge before the deadline.

Take care of that back of yours and don't overdo things. xx

Bonnie said...

These are some of my favorite flowers whatever they are! I LOVE the yellow one and must use yellow the next time I pull this favorite set out! Hammy looks like he think the sun is shining over him! Love the red flowers with the French script in the background and the gold accents! I'm glad you had a special day and I'm still giggling over your wedding picture! (wink)

Jeanne H said...

Happy Congratulations to you Darnell and Kevin. You both don't look old enough...what married at 10? LOL Hug each other for me. Love ya.

P.S. How is the back coming along? Hope it is healing without much pain. Do take care.

Pat said...

Many congratulations on your 50th Anniversary Darnell, and I'm still laughing at the 'wedding photo' you never fail to amuse us! I'm glad you managed to have a lovely meal at home and great cards and flowers...hopefully you can have a proper celebration with the family when things are better. I love your Twofers with the beautiful Cosmos/Poppies, could be either and the very elegant red ones with the wonderful script and gold die cut sentiment, and of course the more fun one with a cute Hammy look alike and such a pretty single yellow flower as a sun/rain umbrella..mind you I tend to think it's the former...all beautifully coloured too. x

Christine Alexander said...

Congratulations on the 50th Anniversary, the pair of you must be as old as the earth :)
wonderful Poppy cards so beautifully coloured, winked and chomped XX

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous floral twofer, Darnell - especially adore the love card with the texty background!! Happy, Happy 50th to you and Kevin - so glad you were able to have a beautiful, though too private for the occasion, celebration!! Come on - where's the real photo? Maybe you wore bellbottoms and don't want to share :)

Donna said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Fifty years together is truly something to celebrate! Your cards, as always, are lovely!

Cheryl W. said...

Fifty years! What a milestone! Congratulations and best wishes for many more happy years together. I loved your poppy/cosmos cards. I think your stamp set could be depicting either flower. I laughed out loud at your description of the wedding outfits in the photo. Your explanation of the "toilet paper" accoutrement was hilarious.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Happy belated anniversary! Your cards are beautiful, as always xoxo

Cat Craig said...

Happy Happy Happy belated anniversary. What a milestone.
Your blooms are lovely and such a nice reminder for the 2nd week of twofer.

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on your anniversary, what a very special milestone that is and thanks for the observations on your wedding photo, you made me laugh out loud. I love these 2 cards too, who cares if they are cosmos or poppy they look stunning embossed and coloured. I do hope you back is improving and it is not too painful now xx

oldpunca said...

Congratulation on your anniversary! You are blessed to have each other and a loving family. Your flowers twofers is stunning. I love the poppies and big sentiments on both of the cards. And I love your fantastic coloring of the blooms. Hammy did a fantastic work with sparkling the blooms. :-)
Take care and get well soon!
Hugs, Sonja

Created by Kath said...

Both cards are lovely! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath

Redanne said...

I think the lovely thing about the flower stamps is that they could be Cosmos or Poppies, I have to admit to loving both kinds and both cards too, they are beautiful. I love seeing Hammy too.

Your Anniversary dinner sounds lovely, I am glad that you took the time to celebrate even in these awful times. 50 years is a remarkable achievement these days!

The photo really cracks me up and made me smile - thank you for that! Big hugs, Annie xxx

frommycraftroom said...

Congratulations on your 50th Wedding Anniversary! Great effort.

Leslie Miller said...

I laughed so hard at the end! First of all the pic, then the TP. 50 yrs sounds so long ago, but not quite THAT long! Happy Anniversary, Darnell! Loving your pretty cards today. Those might be cosmos, but they sure look like poppies. One card is utterly gorgeous and the other is utterly adorable!

Leanne Harris said...

Well, Darnell, where do I start?!!!! I have so enjoyed my visit to your blog today. Firstly, your card for our We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge is beautiful and I'm loving the script background and how striking those poppies are on it - well done you! I have been around your playhouse too and very much enjoyed (with envy) your beautiful space and how clean and tidy your are too! Oh my goodness, as an artist and paper crafter you can imagine the mess I get into! Your garden is every inch manicured! The weather here in the UK has been shocking and is so wet and dirty, I can't imagine such a clean looking garden!!! and finally, happy anniversary! I had no idea about the toilet paper thing????? How strange!!!!! I hope that you both had a lovely day. Many thanks for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge xxxx

Linda said...

Happy Golden Wedding to you both ...... your celebrations sound just perfect.
Gorgeous cards too .... that beautiful script background is in one of my stamp drawers, must get that out and use it again! It makes the perfect background for those pretty blooms. Love the CAS version too ..... very creative.
I need to wipe the coffee off my laptop screen now ..... love the photo!! xx

Linby said...

Your cards are both so pretty but when you see the close ups - just blew me away with your gorgeous embossing.
congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary - how wonderful.
L x

maria f. said...

ha ha ha ha ha
TP. Mr's card.
Actually came to tell you again how I love those red I'm callin em poppies cuz that's what my brain says when I see em.

Inkyfingers said...

WOW 50 years!!! Congratulations to you both and medals all round I think. What an achievement and a testament to your love for each other and having a separate playhouse. Love the wedding photo too lol. Hope you are managing with your poor back and that the pain is getting easier. Now to your poppy/cosmos twofer cards which as usual are gorgeous. My favourite is the red poppy card with the beautiful scrips background. This is so elegant and I was trying to work out if you dropped some microbeads into the centre of the flowers.
Take care, my friend.
Hugs
Carol xx
PS I nearly forgot to say thanks for sharing with us at ATSM!

nancy littrell said...

Dear Dolly and Kevin....Happy Belated 50th Anniversary dear friends:-) Sorry you could not hear the vows...but I am sure Kevin would not have wanted you to be perfect! Your special romantic dinner sounded perfect and loved the sweet handmade card and flowers from the kids. The best gift of all...being together and being Safe and Happy:-)

We celebrated our 55th in October...the same way...at home with a wonderful safe dinner and bottle of wine! Time sure does fly by....Love and Hugs to you both...Nancy and Denny

P.S. Your faux poppy cards are gorgeous, Dolly. TFS

Izzy Scrap said...

Ahahah ! You made me laugh so much when I read your comment on your wedding photo. So, happy belated Anniversary, glad to read that you had a special dinner. We could start a club together because since November I have also suffered from my back, at least that's what I thought until my fasciatherapist told me that the problem mainly comes from my cervicals ! Anyway, I love your two cards, this poppycosmo stamp is just gorgeous. Both of them are beautiful and so different. Love the red cosmo on the script background, so artsy. But I also love the CAS card with this adorable hamster in its mug, so cute ! Hope you will recover soon. And thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

Jean said...

Congrats on your anniversary! The wedding photo had me laughing.

TK said...

Beautiful card, Darnell! Both are different, yet so beautiful. Love the little poppy propelling Mr Ro-Dent through the air, free as a bird! The other? Well just fantastic! Love the text behind the pretty flowers.

Congrats on 50!!!! Kudos to you both

Lady Joyful said...

Happy Anniversary! Your cards are both lovely. The flowers are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at HLS CAS Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Ros Crawford said...

Congratulations!! What a feat! I'm so sorry you couldn't party what with everything. Fabulous cards... Poppies are always so beautiful ... Take good care of yourself... I'll be in touch

Glittered Paws said...

Happy 50th Anniversary - what a accomplishment - I'm seriously doubting if we make it to 50 - maybe 40...you see we didn't know we loved each other until 30 years ago.
Didn't know you broke your back - OMG - poor thing. It is a good thing that you have a helper in your craft room - corner chomping is a touch job. Take care feel better and Happy New Year.

kiwimeskreations said...

Congratulations on your 50th Darnell - a worthy milestone, despite the circumstances - so glad you were able to celebrate (albeit in a very simple) style.
Love your cards - they are stunning, as usual, and s glad Hammy could help with his usual finesse
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Heather said...

Congrats on your 50th Anniversary!! I think you must be mistaken, though, because you do not look nearly old enough to have been married that long!

Kate said...

That love sentiment on the side like that looks like a stem! Which has given me an idea.... If only we could enter this wonderful challenge more than once! When I look at hammy, I think of that bloom being a rotor blade taking him to far off adventures!

Cindy Beach said...

I came to comment on your gorgeous cards, Darnell! I love the red cosmos best! But I always get more than I bargained for at your blog - sorry you are with a broken back. But your 50th anniversary, WOW! Warmest congratulations to you both!

mamapez5 said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. 50 years is quite something. The wedding photo is glorious!
When I was scrolling through the NEBUS entries, your red poppies jumped out at me. I just love poppies (I still think they are poppies, not cosmos!).
Lovely! Kate x

Greta said...

Well--your broken back certainly hasn't hurt your sense of humor! Too funny! Wonderful floral cards, but the 2nd one is my favorite! Need to remember to use my script background stamp!

BożenA said...

This time I came by to say thank you for sharing this sweet card in our Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.
xx
BożenA DT HLS CAS

MA-MI said...

Congratulations for the 50th anniversary. Great cards. I love this little mouse in the cup. Thanks for playing with Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge with your tall card.
Ma-Mi, DT HLS CAS

Papierlisi said...

Oh wow, this is so interesting!! I loved to see your wedding picture and that story with the toilet paper is so much fun! And even after 50 years, more than ever trendy!! (I remember all the toilet paper hamstering (panic-buying) in the first lockdown last year!!) So anyways, thank you so much for sharing this story with us and congratulations to your golden anniversary!! Here's to many more years to come! And thank you for sharing your beautiful poppy card on https://bastel-traum.blogspot.com, good luck! Greetings from Switzerland, Tina