Tuesday, 7 July 2015

CASology 154 - Repeat


This week's CASology Cue Card is Repeat.



Have you counted the happy's? There are 18. Sunday was our 18th wedding anniversary so this cue card could not have come at a better time!

I 'looked' (by using Evernote) through my stamps for all my anniversary options and came across this handwritten-looking one from 12 Days Companion Greetings by Essentials by Ellen and (as my friend Bev would say), my brain went 'ping'! Actually, my original plan was to have the 18 happy's down the side of the card (which is why this is not a square!) but it quickly became apparent that that idea was not going to work. But 18 is one of those nice numbers that divides, and 6 happy's fit very nicely on 3 rows.

I kept the card tall, to ensure that I had ample white space around the focal area, which is about one-third of the card. I finished with a heart from another Essentials by Ellen set (Love you So) stamped in Classic Cherry Ranger Dye ink.

I'm also linking up to Virginia's View 100% Stamped challenge.

Now, do you want to hear a funny story about the card Michael bought me? Actually, I think this is one of those situations where a couple of photos tell the story all on their own!

Imagine my surprise when I first turned it over to open it:


Right? I was laughing so hard! Here's what it actually said:


Now, it's your turn! Be sure to get more inspiration from the rest of the design team!


20 comments:

Joan B said...

awesome card and your husband's is sweet but the first pic was hilarious

Lynn said...

Love your hubby's card for you. It's Ardyth style in both "style" and a clean, fun message! Happy anniversary!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous repeating card, and your hubby's card is priceless.

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth I laughed out loud so hard and even harder because I have met Michael and know that would be the last thing on earth he would buy!!! Love your anniversary card, so brilliant. Happy 18th Anniverary to you and Michael! <3

Hannelie said...

I am sitting here with a big smile on my face... I am sure you were relieved when you removed the card from the envelope and find a loving message inside!
As for your card: Clever. Awesome. Like only you can do!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Fabulous card! When you say you use Evernote to look through your stamps what do you do ?

Lisa said...

What a fun card for your husband! Happy Anniversary to you both and thanks for the giggle!!

Joyce said...

Happy Anniversary. What a sweet and thoughtful anniversary card you made. My first thought was--hey, is this Ardyth's blog, because that is not a square card.

Virginia Lu said...

Happy belated 18th Anniversary, Ardyth! Looks to me that you two are meant for each other...because the colors and design of both cards are in the same CAS category! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “100% Stamped” Challenge!

Brenda said...

Love your anniversary card Ardyth! Happy Anniversary too by the way! I had to laugh at your hubby's card, at first when it was in the envie, I just saw the "ck U", of course I knew there was more to it than that! lol And then I looked at the next picture. OMGosh, how fun that he picked a CAS card for you?! I think the man knows his wife! lol I love the sentiment on his card to you Adryth, it is just the sweetest. Hugs, Brenda

shirley-bee said...

Waaahaahaa, that pic is priceless!! Happy Anniversary to you both :) Because you said there were 18, I had to count them. OCD -not me!

natashakara said...

You are the Queen of white space. :) love this... Hoping to play along. 😝

natashakara said...

I thought the same thing Tracey. :) from the couple of times I met him, I didn't see it. 🙈 but gave me a laugh none the less.

Lindsey said...

Clever card design - as usual!! X

Geri said...

Great card story! Now as long as you two don't start dressing alike, all will be well! He sure knew which card would make your heart smile!

Love all the 'happy's'. I bet you were holding your breath when you stamped the last two images!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Can't get over how perfect you got those 18 'happy's'. And as for your hubbie's card. Laughed a little too hard! Priceless!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Brilliant card! Just perfect.

Angie said...

Oh dear! Now that's one of those times when you really need....the rest of the story! :) I am glad after 18 years he still PICKS you! :)

Your card to him is so fun with the 18 Happys! Congrats and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Bobby said...

You always do such perfect stamping, Ardyth. It's interesting that the card you made and the one Michael bought are just your style.

Anita in France said...

Michael chose the perfect card for you, Ardyth ... crisp, clean, and so stylish (though maybe this is one time when it might have been good to have it in the envelope the other way around?!) Your card for Michael is just perfect ... worth repeating ... crisp, clean and so stylish! A happy couple! Bisous, Anita :)