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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Once Upon a Time...

Mrs. Doubtfire is the movie of choice for this week's Cinema Saturday challenge and this movie brings up a memory for me of Robin Williams, dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire, sitting in a rocking chair, reading a children's storybook. Perhaps this is something I have just dreamed up -- but I think that it did happen. At least, "Once Upon a Time." This image of Mrs. Doubtfire has inspired my "Once Upon a Time" storybook which can be opened up (part of the challenge was for something that opens up and/or contains a surprise). My husband and I celebrate 49 years of marriage this month so I made it into an anniversary "card." Here are the pages when the "book" is opened up.

Ink pads: Memories, brown, sepia, black
gems, ribbon - stash
Stamps: Stampabilities, Distinctive Impressions, Stampendous
Nestabilities; Marvy corner punch; Cuttlebug embossing folder
Sizzix and craft punches
verses: computer generated and stamped

Thanks for stopping by!
my hand


Sue said...

Well, isn't he a lucky fellow! Wow, the big one next year! This is such a lovely card for your special day, and all the more meaningful that you hand made it. Congratulations on 49 years and a wish for many many more happy healthy anniversaries!

scrapperjulia said...

This is such an awesome anniversary card! Love the punches on the front cover. Happy Anniversary!

Brooke S said...

Thanks for the sweet message... We have defiantly had a great time with our challenge blog... We sooo glad you joined us... I love the Anniversary card.. It is over the top!


Sandra1968 said...

Wow, your book looks great! And I wish you already a happy 49th Anniversary.

RosesMarijke said...

Happy Anniversary!!

What a beautiful card!!!

Marilynn said...

Great idea and a great accomplishment for you and Jerry! Happy 49th Anniversary.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

What a sweet idea!

Nancy K said...

Happy Anniversary!
Love this card -it looks just like a storybook. Great job!

treesawardincrafts said...

Congratulations on your 49th anniversary. I have more than a little way to go to match you. I love the idea for your card it is quite good.

Rachel said...

OMGosh this is gorgeous!!! you did a beautiful job. Thanks so much for joining us at the Busy Beauties blog hop.

The Mama Monkey said...

Happy Anniversary!!! This is an amazing creation! Wowza!

brenda said...

Happy Anniversary, 49 years is quite something. And what a great card as well, something really special.

B x

Donna P said...

Hi Martha,
Your blog is beautiful with do many great originals. You have been having too much fun in that laundry room. Somehow, I don't seem to have near as much fun in mine and I am not coming out the door with great creations like
you are. Most of my stuff is lucky to get put on a hanger.


Sue said...

Wow what a great keepsake, congratulations on your Anniversary, we are celebrating ours on Friday, only 16 years, phew how on earth did you get to 49!!!! Happy Crafting Sue xx

Anonymous said...

I love this!Especially the punched out shapes and the different fonts.Such a clever idea and a wonderful keepsake.
Congratulations and many more to come.
Craftybunny x.