Oct 06 2009

25 Years Ago Today…

Published by at 1 38 pm under Bow Easy,Scrapbook Pages

…Steve and I were married.


He is my rock — truly, the salt of the earth.  I have been so blessed!

ETA:  Lots of comments and emails on how young I look — LOL — I agree, I do!  I was 30 years old in this photo!


This is the first scrapbook page I have ever completed!  I have designed a number of layouts for classes, but I’ve never completed one by adding pictures.  So today I’m happy — layout + picture = COMPLETE!!!!   And I LOVED doing it — easy and fun!!!  This page is 12 x 12.  The photo is on an 8 x 8 sheet, layered onto the 12 x 12 sheets.


I was very pleased with how well the silk ribbon worked into my page.  It’s so lightweight it adds no bulk and the fluffy bow will  press down nice and neat when inserted into the sleeve.  I used the Bow Easy to make the bow.  Another fun and practical use for my beloved silk ribbon!!! 


Stamps and Ink:  None

Paper:  SU Very Vanilla and Black Textured, LaCreme Stack by DCWV from Michaels

Accessories:  LaCreme Chipboard Stickers, 100% Silk Ribbon (Ivory), Bow Easy, Kaiser Pearls (Champagne), Cuttlebug Corner Die

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items used on this page layout:



I’ve added several new ribbons to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Page 1.  Check the link to find:

  • 3 new colors of  lush Velvet Zig Zag

  • 2 new colors in 1.5″ and 3/8″ Gingham Checks, great for the holidays

  • 2 new colors in  1.25″ and 1/4″ Silk

  • 3/8″ wide Chennile Dots in 10 colors – scrumptious!

  • 5/8″ Ruffled Faux Suede in 10 colors — soft and so workable — yummy!

I’ve also listed several items ON SALE, so check Page 3 to see these items at reduced prices (all prices in effect till gone):

  • Halloween DP
  • Halloween Ribbons
  • Witch Way to Treats Set by JustRite
  • All Buttons by Basic Grey and Rusty Pickle


Thank you so much for stopping in today.  I surely appreciate our little visits and hope to see you again soon as I continue to work on projects for this week.  Have a good week everyone!!!



53 responses so far

53 Responses to “25 Years Ago Today…”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    It’s gorgeous Sharon, absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on your 25th!

  2. Jean says:

    What a delightful page…..what better way to complete your first page than to make it for your 25th anniversary. The photo of you and Steve is certainly a reminder of the beautiful day you had and all the blessing there after….My best wishes for another 25!

  3. Susan Bugalski says:

    Your page is fantastic – great job. Congratulations on your anniversary. Don’t you just love fall. Ours is 10-14 and 37 years – WOW. Have a great day.


  4. Darlene says:

    Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary!!! What a beautiful page to commemorate it! It certainly is a special page to do for your first one.

  5. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Congratulations on your 25th anniversary, Sharon! Your page is so beautiful and elegant! Enjoy celebrating!

  6. Kim Howard says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your page turned out phenomenal!

  7. Jessica G. says:

    Beautiful scrapbook page to commemorate a wonderful occasion — can’t wait to see your 50th anniversary page!

  8. StampinCathy says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    Wow your page is one fanatic layout. I love the colors and the way you did the ribbon is just awesome.

  9. Marisa says:

    Congrats on 25 years!! What a wonderful testimony to marriage in a day where marriage is far to lightly taken. Blessings to you and Steve πŸ˜€ Great layout for your page too.

  10. conniemelancon says:

    Beautiful LO! Happy Anniversary.

  11. Amy says:

    Hurray! Happy Anniversary, Sharon!!

  12. Dealbaida says:

    Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary Sharon and Steve.

    Congratulations on your beautiful layout too.

    Marion, UK

  13. Lenoria says:

    Congratulations to you both! You are a very handsome couple and your page is beautiful also.

  14. Karen W says:

    Wonderful job on this page and some great ideas. Also that taupe card before is just stunning!!! I saved that one to CASE.

  15. OMGosh, I can’t believe that’s you in that picture! What a gorgeous couple! I’m so honored to have had the chance to meet you and Steve this past summer! Congratulations, and best wishes for 25 more happy years!

  16. Heidi Karpen says:

    A very happy anniversary, Sharon, to you and your husband! Twenty-five years is certainly a wonderful milestone- best wishes for many more to come! Lovely page!

  17. Shirley says:

    This is a very beautiful page. That ribbon is gorgeous and your bows are always just perfect. I like how you used the pearls with the corner piece. Congratulations, on your 25th anniversary.

  18. Sharon L says:

    Beautiful layout! So have you been hooked on scrapbooking? LOL!
    Sharon L

  19. Carol C says:

    Congratulations Sharon to you and Hubby!
    Your page is beautiful, as is everything you do.

  20. Stephanie P. says:

    All the best to you and your husband on your 25th Anniversary! That page is a beautiful way to commemorate the day and you two look so cute!!! Love it – thanks for sharing!

  21. Deb Saaranen says:

    Wow, you both look so YOUNG!!! LOL!!! Happy Anniversary, you two love birds! May your next 25 be equally blessed!

  22. Charlene says:

    Aw, Sharon, Congratulations to you and your Steve! (I have one, too.) May you enjoy many more years in love together. Beautiful page, beautiful couple…Blessings!!

  23. Barbara says:

    Congratulations to both of you on your 25th!! Love your scrap book page.

  24. Bev J. says:

    Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary. Really nice page you made for the very young looking couple! (G)

  25. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is a gorgeous page. I love everything about it. The paper is precious and fits so nicely with your layout.

    Congratulations to you and Steve on 25 years. What a great time for you to celebrate and I wish you 25 more!!!


  26. Monika/buzsy says:

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Fabulous page… so elegant. Love the flower image, the corner die, the beautiful ribbon! TFS!

  27. Sandi says:

    Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary!!! Beautiful scrapbook page to commemorate a wonderful occasion.
    My dear hubby and I are also celebrating our anniversary today of 46 wonderful years together.
    May you enjoy many more years of happiness together!!

  28. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary Sharon!!! 25 years is quite an accomplishment!! Your page is beautiful and so very elegant.

  29. michellegall says:

    happy anniversy wow 25 you know when love is right its right congrats from keith and i

  30. bluemoon says:

    Happy 25th Anniversary! What a milestone! Enjoy your special day & all the best for many more.

  31. Linda C. says:

    Happy 25th Anniversary!! Love your layout!

  32. Leigh says:

    Woo Hoo Congratulations. Stunning page.

  33. Congratulations!! Your scrapbook page is so beautiful and elegant. Love the flowers over the corner of the photo, and the silk ribbon looks stunning.

  34. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Sharon your page is just lovely! Happy Anniversary!

  35. Laura Colburn says:

    Congratulations and carry on with the marriage. My Steve died suddenly 18 months ago. Wishing you all the good juju in the universe!!!


  36. stampmonkey says:

    Happy Anniversary! You did a beautiful job with your first completed LO -very elegant and timeless. That ribbon with your gorgeous bow is perfect!

  37. rainy says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and Steve!!! Gorgeous scrapbook page, Sharon!! And I absolutely adore your picture! (My Steve and I will be celebrating our 35th next month!)

  38. Angela says:

    beautiful layout Sharon!!! Congratulations on 25 years!! That is quite a milestone. Wishing you many, many more happy years.


  39. Jodene says:

    A very happy anniversary to you and your husband. And your layout is gorgeous!

  40. Carol L says:

    Congratulations and Happy 25th Anniversary to you and Steve! You look like young teen-agers in the picture!!! Your scrapbook page is just stunning with that silk ribbon! If that’s the first page you’ve completed, it was well worth the wait!!! I’m so happy for you…………..enjoy your special day πŸ™‚

  41. Carolen says:

    Congratulations to both of you on your 25th Anniversary!
    And, you do indeed look very young in the picture!

    The page is beautiful!

  42. Ann Lind says:

    Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary. Hard to believe we were all that young when we got married. Have a wonderful day and I love your page.

  43. Rose Ann says:

    Happy Anniversary, Sharon!! Congratulations, and best wishes for many, many, more!!

    Your page is GORGEOUS!!

  44. Sharon M says:

    Congratulations on your 25th anniversary. Love your layout, and its awesome for your first finished one. I think you should get a 12 x 12 box picture frame and Hang it on your wall. Its to beautiful not to display. This gives me ideas for my 25th coming up.

    Thank you for posting.

    Sharon M

  45. mary marsh says:

    Congrats on reaching a milestone anniversary, Sharon. Praying God’s blessings on the next 25!!

  46. Awwwww! HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY, Sharon!!! I didn’t recognize you with the long, curly hair. I love how well you speak of Steve and your solid relationship; it’s so refreshing to hear. Best wishes to you both for many more years together! You’ve created such a gorgeous memento; I agree that it needs to go in a box frame and put on display in your lovely home.

  47. Tanya says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! I LOVE your page!! I can’t believe this is your first! WOW!

  48. Oh my gosh Sharon… look at you two!!! I hope you had a fabulous anniversary. Cheers to you and here’s to 25 more! πŸ˜‰

  49. nancy littrell says:

    Wow…..what a cute couple πŸ™‚ You are still very young. We celebrate our 44th anniversary soon and it seems like yesterday when we had our 25th. Congratulations my friend…….

  50. Liz Williams says:

    A beautiful couple that has bloomed into a quarter of a century of love. Much happiness for a long and prosperous life together.

  51. leslierich says:

    Oh, my! Look at all that hair! You both look so young — younger than 30. Such a cute couple! Congratulations on your 25th, Sharon. You certainly made a gorgeous page to commemorate the occasion. This is exquisite!

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