Last Sunday was the 40th Wedding Anniversary for my aunt and uncle – they had the cutest little flower girl and obviously the reason for their long lasting marriage! Well it sounds good in theory doesn’t it??

I do want to share with you a funny story though – one that sort of relates to the anniversary and the blessings of being a demonstrator.

It starts last Wednesday when I got a call from another demonstrator asking if I could do a demonstration on Saturday over St Marys way. Now I was going to say no but when they said they wanted a demo at 12.30pm as they had a friend visiting from Queensland and they all wanted to make cards I agreed – so I took the ladies details and gave her a call.

Nancy and I had a little chat and I found out that they’d been booked in with another party plan but that consultant had cancelled on them so I took the opportunity and booked in the class. I also mentioned that it worked out well as I had to attend my Aunt’s anniversary do that night in Toongabbie so it worked out well as I could go back to my sister’s at St Claire before going to the anniversary party.

I arrived at Nancy’s just before midday on Saturday and she came out to greet me. She was so excited – she then said “Leonie I have to ask – this party you’re going to tonite – its at Toongabbie right?” to which I confirmed it was. During this time Nancy’s hubby had joined us and then she asked “It’s not for Col & Trish is it?” now at this point I just about fell over and said “well yes it is – Trish is my aunt and I was their flower girl” It turns out Nancy’s husband works with my uncle and they were going too! Now do you have goose bumps??

There were lots of factors in this workshop that got us together and I can only explain it as a ‘God’ thing.

Now onto the card …


This is the card I made for my aunt and uncle for their 40th Anniversary – can you imagine being married so long?

Its a revamp of my Tri-Shutter Rose card I did back in May but in pinks and red to coordinate with the lovely Bella Rose papers. Although this time I’ve changed the little accent I made from punches to using the Build A Brad with the little red flower on the Bella Rose papers – and how cool is it?


Its great to be able to make little brads that match the papers or stamps your using and you get 24 brads & bubbles for just $18.95 – so that’s less than 80 cents each – pretty sweet.

If you’d like to see how to use these Build A Brads and how they go together I am more than happy to show you at your next demonstration or class. They are so so easy and so so sweet!



  1. Forgot to say what an amazing story about the people going to the same party that night! I gathered that you hadn’t met them before?

  2. The card looks gorgeous in pink too! Just love them and yes I finally finished mine – yay. I’m sure your Aunt and Uncle would have been thrilled with it. Yeah married for 40 years – you don’t get that long for murder do you! I’d like to see a photo of the flower girl too please.

  3. It is a beautiful and v v speccy card Leonie. I am always amazed as to how wonderful the universe is, crossing people’s paths in the most mystical of ways. It is a wonderful story and I am sure one recalled upon fondly for some time to come. I am so loving these tri shutter cards at the mo.

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