Saturday, August 9, 2014

Love is in the air!

It's time for the August challenge at COF.  I just love these ladies!!  This month the challenge came from April.  This is her challenge:

Since we post the day after my wedding anniversary, I would like everyone to make a project based on one of the scriptures read at my wedding - "I Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient; Love is kind.  Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on it's own way; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."  Your card doesn't need to be based on spousal love and as such, I would love to hear a story of one of your loves.

Well, first of all - Happy Anniversary to April!  And guess what - my anniversary is coming up too!  Yes, Russ and I will celebrate 14 years of marriage on Tuesday, August 12th.

Russ and I met online in an AOL chat room believe it or not.  Neither of us were looking for someone - just nosing around since AOL was all the rage then.  We both found ourselves in this room with all these preteens acting like preteens do. I eventually posted "Is there anyone here over 30" and Russ was the only one who answered.  We instantly clicked.  I don't know how else to describe it - it was just meant to be from the very beginning.  I can't say we ever really "dated" since we lived 250 miles away from each other.  The funny thing is that when he "officially" proposed we already were well into our wedding plans.  LOL!!  He said "I guess I should officially ask you"....LOL!!  It wasn't love at first sight because we knew even before we met face to face that we were meant to be.  I would never recommend anyone do that - but it worked for us.  It was certainly a "God thing".  And 14 years later - well, I still love him with all my heart.  He is so much more than I deserve.  He is truly a saint!!!  I'm so blessed to be married to such a Godly man.

My card is playing double duty today - it's not only for the COF August challenge but also for my Kitty Bee Design Team Spotlight....the image is "Best Friends Bun" from Kitty Bee Designs.  Cute huh?  And while it's not really an anniversary card - the bunnies remind me of Russ and I - joined at the hip...we are always together unless we are working.  And the "Happiness" certainly describes my life with him - I couldn't be more blessed!!!


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!!!

23 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Sweet card. Like the bunny images. Like the pattern papers & embellishments. Hubby and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary in 2013. Hubby & I met on a bowling team. Thank you for entering Doodle Pantry Aug Ch.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Doodle Pantry DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Zella, your card is so pretty! And your story about meeting your husband is fantastic! Happy Anniversary!

laughingstamper said...

Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us Zella! I enjoy reading the personal stories. Thanks for being a part of COF!!! i have enjoyed my time with you there. Very cute card and pretty color combo!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun write up- and a fascinating story! I love it! So glad you ventured into that Chat room : ) Darling image and I could see using that for my hubby too.

mulberry station said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your love story. You are truly blessed and I hope you have many more years together. Your card is adorable. I love your cute papers and colors. thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW2

Cely said...

so great! love it!

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary. Beautiful story, you are so blessed. Your card is just so adorable.

Barb said...

Great Card Zella--I love the design. And, your story is wonderful--so happy for you!

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Kathie said...

Very cute card, and Happy Anniversary. Love your colours and great embellishments and such a cute couple. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW2~DT

MiamiKel said...

Happy anniversary to you too! What a success story! Glad you are both doing well all these years later!

Fun fun card!! It think it's perfect!

Sandy said...

Clean and simple a very beautiful!
Thanks for playing with Hanna&Friends.
Hugs

Heide said...

Awww...So cute! What a sweet, sweet image. Happy that you could join us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Kitt said...

Lovely card, happy anniversary. Thanks for sharing with us at A Song in your Heart.

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

so adorable thank you for playing along at a song in your heart.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Zella, I wish you a very happy anniversary! Your card is so darn sweet! Adorable image - perfect for an anniversary! =) Thanks so much for joining us over at the Doodle Pantry "any digi" challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come on over and join us again!
Hugs, Sarah T

Stine said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joning us at Hanna and Friends.
Hugs Stine

michele said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Gemma said...

Lovely card
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #8
Good luck
Gemma xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute card and happy anniversary!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HE{ART} challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Elfies-Bastelstube said...

Wow great Card love the image and your colors Beautiful Design.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie

Crafting Adventures said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry!

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