7 Years

Today, I have been married to my hubby for 7 years.

And I am feeling so thankful.

I usually don’t share much personal stuff here (although I did yesterday, too), but I had fun looking at the old wedding photos that were in my “favorite photos” file on my computer… so I thought I would share a few.  Feel free to scroll past them to see a colorful card. 🙂

This is right after I became “Mrs. McGuire.”  I was on cloud nine, and still happen to be there…


The girls were angels that day.  Perfectly perfect and sweet as can be.  They walked their dad down the aisle…


The first kiss.  Love my dear Pastor’s expression…


Such a doll, that little Audrey…


And gorgeous Kay…


We always joke that I married their dad just so I could have them.  Little do they know that it really IS a big big reason I married him…


Love the cross in the background…


He is funny and smart.  So very handsome…


The reception was gorgeous.  I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful my parents made it.  Wanted it to be a great gift to our guests – everything was Italian-themed and we handmade all the printed stuff…


We had such fun.  Laughed so much…

(All photos were taken by Essenza Studios.)

Ahhhh… life is good.  So glad I married this man.

So!  On to a card. 🙂

This one was on the Hero Arts site and I wanted to share it here.  This butterfly stamp is amazing…

053110 Butterfly JenMcGuire

Add Glossy Accents to highlight some of the color…

053110 Butterfly 1 JenMcGuire
(c) Hero Arts.  Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (butterfly, background, greeting); Tim Holtz label die; Copic Markers; Black Memories Ink; Hero Hues Poppy Chalk Ink; Glossy Accents

I love this butterfly because there are so many different looks you can do with it.  Could go bright (or overly bright, as I did) or go soft and muted.  Love stamps that lend themselves to different looks.  Isn’t she cute??…

I got a lot of questions about the die cut piece I use. THIS die from Tim Holtz is sized perfectly for cards.  LOVE it.  I just glued it to red paper and then hand cut the red paper to be slightly bigger.  If you look closely, you can see it isn’t perfect. 😉  This die is getting a TON of use and never gets put away…

Happy day, everyone.


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225 thoughts on “7 Years”

  1. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos of such lovely girls and handsome husband. It does sound like a very blessed life. Share the family posts anytime, they are a joy to read. You were a beautiful bride! I’m making that butterfly this week…just great! Enjoy your summer

  2. Oh my goodness! I have a link to your blog on my blog and I just happened to click on the link today. What lovely photos! Thank you for sharing, and Happy Anniversary! So so beautiful!

  3. A couple of days late, but huge congratulation Jennifer (& Ken) on your anniversary. Seeing all your photos and reading your description of your big day and how you still feel about your man brought tears to my eyes. Love is such a precious thing. With prayers for you both that God continues to give you all you need to keep the vows you made to each other 7 years ago. (Ephesians 5:1-2) Helen x

  4. You all look so happy together, Happy Anniversary. I just love that card and I do agree the TH die is sooo perfect for cards.

  5. Well, it’s not like you need another comment, but those wedding pictures are just lovely! The girls look just adorable and I think it’s so sweet that they walked their Dad down the aisle! How precious is that? Seriously!

  6. Congrats on 7 yrs! We just celebrated 13 yrs on the 5th! Time flies though & I wish I could just slow it down. I wish you the best for another 7 plus!! =)

  7. Happy Anniversary, Jennifer! I just had my 8-year anniversary a few weeks ago. Your wedding pictures were beautiful!
    Do you happen to know how the Tim Holtz’ die compares to the Stampin Up Top note die? Are they the same size or is Tim’s smaller? Thanks!

  8. I love it when you share the personal stuff…it makes your blog so fun to read! You make such a personal connection with people. Keep on sharing! And, Happy Anniversary!

  9. so very happy for you~ Great photos and card! You are so inspiring. I’m sure your hubby feels the same way you feel about him. =)

  10. What a gorgeous bride you were. Everything was just gorgeous and so perfectly looking. Really beautiful!
    Blessings for even more happy years in your marriage :-))

  11. Only came across this post just now (via the link within thingies under your posts) but just had to comment! I just got married myself this summer and everything ‘wedding’ all of a sudden have this extra shine to it hehehe. Happy (belated) anniversary. The girls look so lovely and cute – and your dress is beautiful!! Great photographs and thanks for sharing 🙂

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