Thursday, February 04, 2010

Happy Anniversary Baby!

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This is the smiling face I wake up to each and every day.  In fact EACH and EVERY day for we have never spent a night apart in our entire marriage.  You heard that right... not one.

He's the sunshine on my cloudy day.  He's my picker-upper when I feel down.  He's my dragon-fighter and stands with me when it feels like the world is beating up on me.  He's my pillar when everything else seems to come and go - zooming by. 

He prays for me and spends time in The Word to cover our marriage and to seek HIS will in our life's journey together.

He's my level head when (as always) I make decisions based merely on my emotions.  He denies his fear when I make myself unapproachable - he keeps trying till he gets through.  Sometimes I'm not easy to talk to... if I had to talk to myself I'm afraid I would think it not worth the effort yet his love does not stop until we get right with each other. 

He lifts me up in front of friends and family - and in his workplace.  He features pictures of me in his Photography course so that he can talk about me.  He makes me "stand by him" even when I'm not really there. 

He asks me to sing even when there are many women who have "a voice" ~ he makes me feel like I could win a Grammy.  He's my enabler, he supports all my creative endeavours. 

He's the bread-winner for when we married we decided together that I would stay home.  Even though I could have decided that I would simply sit on my bumm all the live long day at home every day he would support me.  I've never ever regretted it for a moment because my heart is is where my home is and vice versa.  The highlight of my day is to be able to greet my prince when he comes home after a hard time at work. 

And I could go on forever but I think you are getting the picture that my man is an exceptional person and I don't take even one second of our relationship lightly. 

I love you, Miles, with all my heart and I'm as excited and swept off my feet as I was the first time I laid eyes on you.  EVERLASTING, honey.

I know I will be asked what my gift to him will be... it WON'T ~  my gift is this card that I made him.  I could (stretch our one income budget till it squeeks) and its soooo tempting but we agreed that I would just make him a beautiful hand-crafted card.  He, on the other hand has all SORTS of amazing plans to lavish me.   Here is the card I created - it took me ALL DAY yesterday to make!  Its too long to do in one shot as its an accordion fold-out type so I've done it in little snippets. 

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These are the first two pages - after this I made seperate glassine pages with the letters of his name overlaying each page where I embellish upon each letter in his name.  It was TRICKY putting these pages together.

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I used KimB's fabulous Passions Blush kit - so deliciously romantic set chock full of beautiful elements and plushy papers!

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Don't take my word for it - her kits are super quality and a delight to work with.  Click on the preview to be whisked to Kim's where you can get her store info AND enjoy her always entertaining chatter and often something to download as well!

I also used the rose from my newest giveaway - this beautiful rose-heart which I re-coloured to compliment the gorgeous hues of Kim's kit. 

I used one of the papers from Linda's (Bon-Appetit) pretty Floralessence kit for the preview of today's Rose-Heart Elements set which you can download for free!  Thanks for use of this paper, Linda, it works perfectly! Just click on the preview to be taken to Linda's blog.

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And finally, before I head off to spend the day pasting on my fake nails (trust me, I only do this about 2x a year) curl my hair, wax me leggies, pluck me brows, work out me body, decorate the house... (though I'm not entirely certain all our celebration will take place at our house as the Mr. is being very secretive and opaque about certain details...)  I have something for YOU in celebrating our anniversary. 

I created this exquisite rose, heart petal and leaf embellishments.  Enjoy and I'd love to see how you use them.  Just send me a small jpg and I'd be delighted show your creation off!   Just click on the preview to download.  Personal Use only.

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16 comments:

  1. I go to my bloglines and I see not one but three posts up by Mrs. Miles!

    So here I am to say Happy Anniversary to you two lovebirds! What an amazing write up about your beloved and your card is ... beautiful.

    We are home, last night at 5:30.

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  2. Happy happy Anniversary!! I can feel the love you have for your hubby and I think it´s beautiful.
    Enjoy your celebration together!!

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  3. Hi Barb Love Love Love & Love your Card and the entery also. You Two have a great evening & weekend to celebrat your Anniversary. Happy Anniversary ones agane

    Love your friend Melanie O.

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  4. Happy HAPPY Anniversary to you both my friend!! Hope you have an extra lovely romantical day. What a beautiful card you made, you creative lady!

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  5. Happy Anniversary Barb and Miles, Barb your card looks amazing I imagine it is even better in real life. Have an amazing day.

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  6. AWWW! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MOMMY AND MILES!!!! Love you both so much and I am SO happy you found each other in this crazy world. Thank you for your love and support with my relationship, and hope you guys have the best anniversary EVER!!!

    LOVE YOUS
    -Dotter

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  7. Hello and Thank you for sharing this lovely rose. I'd also like to wish you both a Happy Anniversary...

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  8. What a wonderful card and written words.I can only hope and pray that I too can find a man as wonderful as you did Barb. I pray for many, many, and many more wonderful years both for you and Miles.
    Love Alison

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  9. Hi, Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet compliment :) you've a beautiful blog! BLESSED ANNIVERSARY:)

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  10. Happy Anniversary ...to two of the greatest people I know ...and yes they are in love that much and the Lord has bless them in their love ..their marriage. Love you guys ....I know you two will be spoiling each other .

    Hugs and Love
    Barry & Judy

    and Missy sends her love to

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  11. Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

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  12. ***HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ***
    Morning Barb I hope you & Miles had a MARVELOUS DAY!!!!!!!!!!
    Not much going on here except we are buckling down for the snow storm that is suppose to start later today!!!!
    TY so very much for the MAGNIFICENT Roses!!!!!!!!
    HUGE GIANT HUGS

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  13. Dearest Barb and Miles,

    You two are GENEROUSLY blessed to have each other to walk through this life here on earth with!

    My eyes are fighting to stay open, so just a quick note to say that I hope you had an INCREDIBLE day together and that the celebration is still taking place as I type! :D

    Barb, thank you SO much sharing your BEAUTIFUL creations and for sharing mine as well. Those heart-shaped rose petals are SWEET!

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

    Love and hugs,
    Linda

    P.S. Looking forward to out chat Monday evening!

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  14. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY again!!LOL No video today.:)
    Barb...I LOVE the card you made..no wonder you said it would take all day to make it.LOL I didn't help by keeping you chatting w/me...I am surprised you completed it in time.:) I bet he LOVES it!! You did a FANTASTIC job on it.
    By the way you described him on your blog..you would think you liked him a little.LOL He sounds wonderful and you deserve to have someone love you with all their heart my friend..and he is BLESSED to have you too!!:)
    Thank you so much for sharing your BEAUTIFUL rose and your BEAUTIFUL life with us.:)

    Love and huge hugs!
    Valinda

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  15. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 16 post on Feb. 05, 2010. Thanks again.

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  16. Don't faint, don't faint my dear Mrs Miles! IT'S ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BWWWWAHAHAHAHA- seems my new PC install has let me open your blog again! WOOT WOOT!!
    *see my white pearlys from there????*

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and MR MILES.!
    Gosh what a way to get back here. Your love and devotion for each other is an inspiration to all!
    I hope you have many many more happy years together my dear friend.

    And tell Miles he can cook and post it here anytime! BWWWAHAHA
    actually if you put it on the burg you sending it will keep fresh! lol
    Sheeee's girl, what a meal that is - and LOVE that dress too.

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE- just glad to be here again.
    Sending HUGE hugs to both of you

    MWAH

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