Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Our 29th Wedding Anniversary Celebration and Card

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary.  Yikes, that's a long time.  I know so many people today consider that quite an achievement, and it is, but I will also say sometimes you have to wait to get the marriage you really want.  I can honestly say the past few years have been the best years of our marriage, and I am looking forward to the next twenty years!

I hand-make all my cards, and this was the card I made for my husband this year.  I used a pink lipstick glitter paper from DCWV "The Rock Star".  I thought it was both masculine and sexy at the same time, which my husband would like.

The main image is from MFT.  I just stamped it onto white card stock using SU! "Rose Red Ink", then cut it out.  It's popped up on dimensionals over a Spellbinder die cut.  The little hearts you see are brads, and the trim I just picked up at JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts.  It was in their ribbon section, sold by the spool.  I thought it reminded me of sexy lingerie, and my husband would like that to.  Are you getting the theme of the card yet?  :)

 I used other papers from the DCWV stack to create layers then I adhered everything to a black card base.

 My husband surprised me with this beautiful bouquet of red roses.  He normally gets me flowers, but I was still surprised to see these because he had already bought me so many gifts on our last vacation I thought I was done receiving gifts for the year.

We had a very simple anniversary celebration this year since we just returned home from two vacations already and next year will be the big 30...so we'll have to plan something extra special then.  This year we just went to our favorite restaurant and out to a movie.  We always order the same thing every time we go to this restaurant.  My husband gets a chimichanga, and I get a virgin strawberry margarita and seafood burrito.

I had planned on wearing my sexy LBD I showed you in THIS POST, but time got away from us that day and we had to hurry out of the house if we wanted to make the movie on time.  It turned out to be a good thing, because both the restaurant and theatre we went to are very casual and I probably would have been overdressed.  I will talk more about this outfit on Friday's Fashion Post where I plan on sharing my thoughts of all the fall fashion I keep seeing on blogs right now and what I think is "real and practical" fall fashion.

We went to a newly renovated budget cinema and saw the movie "Tarzan".  My husband and I rarely go to see movies because the nearest movie theater is a 45 minute drive.  It's just a lot easier to rent movies and watch them at home rather than drive that distance.  But it was a special occasion, and I really wanted to see the renovations of the budget theatre, so we decided to make the drive.

I absolutely loved what they have done with this historic theatre in downtown Eau Claire.  The colors are so bright and cheerful, and I really like the art deco design.

This is the rug they have in the lowest level.

The theatre is three stories tall with the bathrooms on the lowest level, a large theatre on the main floor, and a small theatre on the second floor.

This is the waiting area outside of the bathrooms.  It has these funky red vinyl benches, a tall table, and a large wall mirror.

The bathroom was gorgeous!  I loved the silver and blue and the tile was breath-taking.  The tile had little iridescent blue/silver stones inside each white piece of tile.

I know the picture quality is terrible because the lighting in the theatre is so dark, but I thought this picture was so cute I had to share.  My husband saw our reflection in the wall mirror and said "Let's take a selfie!"  So we did!

The theatre now serves food and they bring it right to you during the movie...so you can eat dinner or a snack and watch a movie at the same time.  We had eaten before we arrived, so we didn't order anything.  We did look at their menu and they had pizza, some sandwiches, ice cream, hummus and chips.  The tables are for eating.  When you purchase your movie ticket, you order your food at the same time and they give you a number.  You just place the number on the table in front of you and a waitress will bring your food right to you.  Pretty fun, eh?

We did notice that they had to take a lot of seats out of theatre to accommodate the tables.  It was nice for leg room, but there were a lot of people looking for seats.  So if you plan on visiting this theatre, I would get there early!

So what did I think about "Tarzan"?  I thought the actors who played Tarzan and Jane were both extraordinarily beautiful and were perfect for their parts.  I also loved the scenery and all the computerized animals.  It's amazing what they can do in movies nowadays isn't it?  It was a very romantic, sexy film that was also filled with action, so it's a good date night movie.  The plot was a bit thin, but, I didn't mind since there was visually so much to look at.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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  1. Happy anniversary, you crazy kids! Love seeing pictures of your card, flowers and anniversary date night. What are MFT and DCWV? I am just getting into card-making so I am not familiar with these acronyms. Do you make up these patterns or follow a guide or suggested pattern? Just so pretty. Would love a bite of your seafood burrito. OH YUM. We have a movie bistro and have enjoyed going a time or two. A real treat. Again, happy anniversary. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Thanks Leslie! MFT and DCWV are popular paper crafting companies. MFT is short for My Favorite Things. They are an on-line only paper company though some small stamping stores might sell some of their things. DCWV is not an acronym I believe. That is primarily a paper company, their paper pads are sold at JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby. As far as the patterns, sometimes I create my own, sometimes I follow a 'sketch', and sometimes I 'case' someone else's card. This card I created on my own. If I follow a sketch or case someone else card, I always mention that and include a link to their card if I can.

  2. What a beautiful card you made, the trim you found at Joann's was perfect for the theme of the card.
    What a fun movie theater to go to! Sounds like you had a great time! Happy Anniversary!!


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