Tuesday, April 10, 2012

You Mean the World to Me!

Warning major gusher post coming up!

My husband and I will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary on April 30th and I made this card for him to celebrate our big day, using the Mojo Monday sketch and for the first time The Paper Players Colour Challenge.

My Challenge(s):

My Card:

This coming September it will be 12 years that Mark and I have be together. He came into my life at a very difficult time for me. My father had just passed away about a month before we started dating. He was much different than any man that I had ever dated before, he was nice, I mean REALLY nice. This was very unsettling for me as I was not used to being treated quite like this and so I decided we should break up. When I told him that I thought we should not see each other anymore he did the logical thing and asked what he had done wrong and as the words came out of my mouth I realized just how silly they sounded, “you didn’t do anything wrong, you are just too nice”. So we both agreed that was not a very good reason to break up and here we are almost 12 years later still going strong.

We have been through some really rough patches in our lives so far. The death of my father, a near close call of ending our relationship as we started to plan our wedding, the divorce of his parents, moving away from our families to a new province to start our life after getting married and most recently the miscarriage of two babies. Through all of this he has been nothing short of amazing. I feel so truly blessed to have him in my life and believe that there is no way I should be deserving of his love, but somehow he does so who am I to argue J We have the most amazing son I could have possibly imagined and it is my most sincere wish that he grows up to be as caring, compassionate, kind, loving, sensitive, responsible, humble, and devoted as his father. We are blessed to have another child on the way and I truly cannot imagine a better man to be sharing a family with.

I feel that being with him in some way makes me a better person, more the person that I wish I had always been and though I feel I am still very much a work in progress he gives me a reason to keep my “crazy” in check J

Happy (almost) anniversary Mark Gregory Kew you mean the world to me and always will xo

                             Thanks for stoppin’ by!


  1. What a perfect sentiment for your hubby and what a wonderful journey you've had together. I love the scoring you added to each panel and these colors are perfect for a guy card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Paper Players!

  2. Aw, your "journey" brought tears to my eyes....God has certainly blessed you with a loving hubby and I am sure he'll love the card you made for him! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Players!

  3. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary month!

    I love what you did with the colors, this is an awesome card Hayley!

  4. Beautiful card and beautiful love story!

  5. Ahhh Beautiful story and Beautiful Card. Love what you did with all the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Paper Players this week!!


  6. Oooh, I love the layered colored look with the various textures. Great use of the colors! So glad you joined in the fun at The Paper Players!

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