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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224 thoughts on “7 Years”

  1. aww…You and He look amazing in your photos..and the girls,well..they just keep getting more beautiful! Collin too! Ty for sharing your life and your talents..I am certain it is what God intended too. Luv the butterfly too! now…7 years…maybe I should pray for another baby for you? then you could scrap yourself silly and eat bon bons all day! just..ty for being YOU with us..

  2. I just love this card! I am very fond of butterflies in any form. Happy Anniversary to you both! Mine is June 10th. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 15 years!

  3. Loved the pictures and everyone looks so happy. Such a wonderful family.
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND MANY MORE. We’re up to 54 years this year and still happily married. Edna

  4. Happy Anniversary!! Your wedding photo’s are beautiful, and so is your family. I love the card, so pretty.

  5. What beautiful photos from your special day and continued blessings to you both and your little family.The card is so pretty too.! Hugs from Michigan

  6. Big congrats to you on your 7 years! Gorgeous photos! Very elegant! I also had my 7th anniversary this past May.

    Love the bright and cheerful butterfly card, one of my favorite new images in the summer catalog! So fun!

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both! I appreciate you sharing such sweet & personal things with us. You are such a neat person.

  8. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! what a beautiful bride you were and such a beautiful family. i remember finding you on 2peas when you were single -probably engaged at the time and i was excited to “meet” you b/c we were moving to Cincy area soon…
    Congrats on your happy marriage and family. May you have many many many more together!

  9. Happy Anniversary! Today I have been married to the love of my life for 25 years. I cannot imagine life without him. Isn’t marriage wonderful.

  10. Congratulation….such joy and love in both of your eyes…..we still see that when we get a gimps of you……my DH and I will be celebrate 6 years in Sept…and I am still so deeply in love with him, as you are with your DH…..and little ones too…..

  11. Happy Anniversary! Your wedding looked lovely…

    I need that butterfly stamp! You’re the best enabler that I know.. lol

  12. Congratulations Jennifer on 7 wonderful years of wedded bliss. My husband and I will be married 40 years later this year, I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
    Your girls are absolutely gorgeous, then and now..Colin looks so happy to have them for the summer. You’ve a wonderful and loving family and I’m so happy for all of you!
    Take Care and Thanks for sharing!

  13. Congratulations and happy anniversary! Your wedding looks like it was beautiful and those girls are beautiful, too!

  14. Sigh! these photos are so awesome..I can feel the happiness radiate out all the way across the seven seas..you look gorgeous…so do the girls..and that’s a wonderful looking husband you got!
    Congratulations on these wonderful years and wish you many more wonderful years ahead!

  15. Happy Anniversary! Oh your pictures are just gorgeous, and you are a beautiful couple and family. The girls are precious! Your pictures are wonderful.

  16. Happy Anniversary!! thank you so much for sharing those beautiful wedding photos, i loved looking through them. and everyone is so beautiful! you have a such a lovely family! =) love the delightful butterfly card, too! love the happy colors you used! just make me happy to see it! =)

  17. Jennifer,
    Although I never miss your blog, i have never made a comment before. But when I saw these photos, I just have to tell you how stunning the pics and your family are. Your photgrapher did a wonderful job but I attribute that to his subject matter. I dont think any of you can take a bad picture. I hope to be able to take a class with you one day and experience your talent first hand.
    Happy Anniversary.

  18. Happy Anniversary! you made a beautiful bride and have a gorgeous family. Congrats. And the card is very cute also.

  19. Happy Anniversary! What a handsome couple and handsome family. May you all be blessed forever. I know the girls thought this was a princess story and they could also dress up like princesses. So adorable.

  20. Oh my gosh!!! What a gorgeous wedding and family! It’s amazing how big those girls have gotten (since I subscribe to your blog I got to see the summer post:))…
    Happy Anniversary gorgeous!!!!!

  21. Congratulations on your anniversary. What a lovely wedding. Everyone in the photos looks joyous. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated our 23rd…whew how time flies. You are truly blessed. Oh yeah…and the card was cute too 😉

  23. Hi Jennifer! Very Happy Anniversary! You have a very lovely family and your children are adorable!!
    Love the butterfly…. 🙂

  24. Happy Anniversary!
    Thank you for giving us a peak into your world!! What a gorgeous day for all of you!

  25. Your husband kind of looks like a young Donnie Osmond. I hope your not offended. Love the Tim Holtz die.

  26. Happy Seventh!!! I have been married for so long that last month when anniversary rolled around a houseguest wanted to look at the photos. I did not recognize the bride and groom!!! And, I thought it was 39 year anniversary, but it was 40!!! You are a lucky girl!!

  27. What wonderful photos, Jennifer! Such a beautiful family! I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between you guys with my niece & her husband. He too, had 2 gorgeous girls about the same age as yours were, and now, 2 years later, they are having a son in August!!! Amazing… such happiness, it warms my heart! Congrats to all of you. PS… my husband & I will celebrate our 30th anniversary in Sept.! Yikes!

  28. Lovely to see your gorgeous pics and congrats! hard to believe, but it’ll be 20 years for us next week–it goes so fast!

  29. Happy Anniversary!! You can really feel the happiness coming through the pictures! May you all of you always share yesterday’s memories, today’s happiness and tomorrow’s dreams.

    BTW, you did it when I first met you and now again with these pictures … you’ve manage to send me some positive energy (I wasn’t having a great day). Thanks for sharing!!

    Have a wonderful day!

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