Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Happy Anniversary,Darnell and Kevin!




Do you know my friend Darnell? I'm sure most of you do - she is both a wonderful contributor and a supporter of this little community we have. Darnell was one of my first followers and she left me my very first comment, almost a year ago, and since then has given me tremendous encouragement, inspiration and laughs!

Today is Darnell and Mister's (his real name is Kevin, did you know?) wedding anniversary, and in honour of that, Darnell and I wanted to start a really fun 'challenge'  - we're posting wedding photos!  How fun is that!

ETA: The whole idea is that we get to know each other better, AND it's all about the love.  So feel free to link up photos of your early days together if you don't have any wedding photos, or if you never got married, no matter who your partner is. It's not about judging, it's not about who had the prettiest dress, it's about the LOVE!

Here's me and my Mister (Michael) back in 1997.




So get busy and make an anniversary card or dig out your wedding photos and link up to the "Anniversary Fun" linky below! Join us in making this a very special day for Darnell and Kevin!

41 comments:

frommycraftroom said...

A really fun sounding challenge.

Hannelie said...

Wow, love this fun card!

Geri said...

Wow! Your Mister is REALLY tall! You two lovebirds are such a handsome couple! Thanks for hosting this marvelous party. This is going to be FUN!

Love your card!

Harriet Skelly said...

What a cute couple! Thanks for organizing this Ardyth!

mypapercraftworld said...

Lovely photo, Ardyth ... full dress kilt too ... wow! A brilliantly Ardyth-y card as well! What a star you are for thinking of and hosting such a wonderful, fun party! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm really overwhelmed by this, Ardy, so let me say first that I LOVE your card!! And the wedding photos of you and Michael are so delightful!! He is so tall or you are really tiny! Either way, you are both gorgeous!!

I can't thank you enough, my dear friend! Mwah!!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great bloggy pal you are Ardyth to organise this surprise party. Your card is brilliant and I'm sure Darnell will appreciate how you've split the word anniversary! Love your photo - did you have Scottish reeling at your wedding?! Vicky x

Michelle said...

What a great idea, Ardyth! I'll drag out my wedding album tomorrow to get a photo to share. :-)

Lynn said...

Oh how I love your pictures...they are absolutely fabulous! And the card...first class! Love it!

Cheryl said...

Ardyth, Thanks for arranging this. Such a wonderful idea.

Love your card!

Deborah Frings said...

What a fabulous card! Love the bold, graphic sentiment and the sweet couple too.

Your wedding photos are fabulous - love the kilt!!! Isn't your husband tall!!!

Happy Dance said...

This was a wonderful and fun idea! You are so kind to do this. Brilliant card, btw. Love the bold colors-it exudes love too! And I need to know how you have managed not to change since your lovely photos were taken!! You look exactly the same. Beautiful bride and a handsome hubby too! Blessings - Bev

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous idea, Ardyth! Conveniently, I don't have a scanned photo to hand just yet, but I may be back! I love your photos - but you'll have to tell us - what height are you both?

Jen W. said...

Your idea is a huge success, Ardyth! Loving the pic of you and your Mister and your card is adorable. Love how you broke up the word the way Darnell always breaks up hers in her posts. :)

Carol L said...

This is turning out to be a fun celebration for Darnell and her hubster! Thanks for the great idea and including me! I love your card with the big lettering and bold colors! Perfect! And your wedding photo is great! I love your pretty dress and your hubby looks very spiffy in his traditional Scottish kilt!

Joyce said...

This is just so fun, and I am so glad I was included in the party. It also forced me to pull out my wedding album, which I don't look at nearly as much as I should. I love your card for Darnell, and your wedding picture is awesome. How fun to marry a Scotsman in full dress kilt. The world can see that he has nice legs!

Mrs F said...

Great idea and lovely card. Happy Anniversary Darnell and Kevin.

I see you and your hubby also celebrate with a Scottish theme :)

xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Thanks for organizing this Ardyth! A great card for Darnell and thanks for sharing your wedding photos, your Mister is very tall. :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Ardyth, happy to do this for Darnell - she's a real fun girl. Are you just tiny or is your husband extremely tall? He looks great in full highland dress. Elizabeth :)

Kelly Griglione said...

You are so thoughtful, Ardyth, to set this up for Darnell. And how fun to see everyone's wedding photos too. LOVED seeing yours ... you haven't changed! Oh, and did you know your husband is a lot taller than you!?! : ) Love the colors you picked for your card, so bold and fun, just like a successful marriage!

Bobby said...

So sad I don't have a wedding picture on my laptop and am far away from home. Would have loved to post one. I think the love and sharing in this crazy blogging world is the best. Kudos to you for setting this up.

Linda said...

What a fab idea Ardyth. Love your anniversary card.
I do enjoy reading Darnell's blog. Off to join in the fun. xx

Melissa said...

This is such a fun idea, Ardyth! I'm loving everyone's photos and yours are wonderful!!!
LOVE your card! :)

Susanne V. said...

What a fun idea! Thank you so much! Very clever card!

Jackie said...

Great card and wonderful wedding photos too! Super job putting this all together Ardyth!

Bonnie said...

This is a perfect card for Darnell, Ardyth! You were a beautiful bride and such a handsome groom. I love wedding pictures.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Ardyth. Love the special card you made for Darnell and Kevin. And the wedding photos of you and your husband are fabulous!!

I linked my card to your post, but don't have any scanned wedding pictures (need to get a scanner!). Thanks again for organizing this fun event! Loll xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

I am SO for this!! This is terrific!!!

Since I will always be a Honeymooner for my husband (our anniversay this year is only 5 years, however we will celebrate it big!

butlersabroad said...

What a blast this has been, a real trip down memory lane for me. I posted my card for Darnell and Kevin earlier but I've just scanned some of my wedding photos and linked here. Looking forward to looking at the other posts.

Hugs
Brenda

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Ardyth - this has been such fun. Darnell asked me to post my wedding photo - but I couldn't work out how to change the picture, so added another link!!

Marybeth said...

Love your picture and you look beautiful ! How sweet of you to do this for such a sweetheart like Darnell. 47 years is a big celebration, she has 10 years on us.
Love your card as always its gorgeous.
Thanks for the sweet baby comments.

Marybeth said...

I see it is 42 not 47 so just 5 years behind.

kingstonmama said...

This was such fun, Ardyth. I've loved seeing everyone's photos. Your card is fabulous, and your photos are, too. Our day is July 26, so we were three weeks after you. :) Ann

karen m said...

I just love the wonderful post you have made for the gorgeous Darnell and Mister - she is such a treasure and a wonderful blog friend to us all - its so sweet of you to do such a lovely thing:) Your wedding photos and card are also gorgeous - I can't wait to see everyones photos too - hugs x x

Geri said...

Great party! A lovely lunch was served and a great time was had by all!

Thanks for everything Ardyth! It was fun.

As Darnell would say...mwah!

Redanne said...

Hi Ardyth, what a lovely picture of you and your hubby. I have sent Darnell and Kevin a card separately but your card is beautiful. I wish I could link up but our main computer has died, along with all our photos, but I am with you all in spirit. Hugs, Anne x

Shoshi said...

Hi Ardyth, thanks for starting this really fun idea! Quite a lot of us are signing up and I am sure there will be a huge party at the end!

I love the idea of the word "Mask" being made of all your initials, and what a lovely Valentine card you made.

Love the photos - how cool is that, marrying a man in the kilt! My uncle always used to turn up at all the family weddings wearing his. So special! And your dress is just gorgeous.

Off to look at everyone's photos! Thanks for a brilliant idea.

Shoshi

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Ardyth, and for your lovely comment! This wedding photo swap is such a lovely idea, and great to meet new people, as you say. Aren't there a lot of simply fabulous photos out there? Thanks again for starting something such fun!

Shoshi

Mary said...

Ardyth, thanks for putting the little Anniversary party together. It was such fun to share in Darnell and Kevin's big day. Even if it was in cyberspace.

Jean said...

Thank your for organizing this for Darnell. If anyone deserves it, she does for making so many people laugh and smile. Great card and wedding pictures ~ thanks again!

Mary-Anne V said...

Happy anniversary to Darnell and her husband! Very sweet card. I also wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday too!