Sunday, October 30, 2011

Surprise 75th for Mom

Hello there Friends,

We had a very full weekend here.  Friday we had youth events, and then on Saturday my brother and I (and our spouses), threw a surprise 75th Birthday Party for my mom, with forty of our family and her friends there.  My husband and I were in charge of cooking the meal and decorating for the party.  My mom's and my birthdays are just one day apart.  So we actually celebrated her birthday on my birthday.  I was her best birthday present (wink!).  It was a very busy but very great celebration.

My mom loves orchids.  They are her favourite flower, and we got her an orchid corsage just like these orchids in the card I made for her.   She also loves purple, and though it's not as much my color, I knew she would love these Orchids I colored from Flourishes.

It's a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 size card to give me the room I needed for the design.  I wanted a sort of classic vintage design so I used numerous Spellbinders Dies, and a Sizzix die too, (see recipe for details).  The satin ribbon is paired with a gorgeous crochet ribbon from Flourishes .  And then some beautiful Sparklets from Kaiser.  

I added quite a bit of detailing on the bottom of the design with my Spellbinder's Edgeabilities Classic Petal dies, as well as a sizzix die for that fan like detail under the crochet lace.  

The sentiment is from the little mini set Motherly Love.   And it's a perfect tribute to my mom.  

And here's my cute little mom at the party.  

And this is the three of us on Sunday Mom, me and our daughter who all celebrate October Birthdays :)

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Orchids, Motherly Love;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Prism Iced Amethyst, Flourishes Classic Ivory, My Mind's Eye - A Beautiful Life;  Accessories:  Grand Calibur, Spellbinders - Classic Petal Edgeabilities, Sizzix Border Plate Die, Classic Oval Nestabilities, Labels Eighteen, Labels Twenty Nestabilities, Crochet Lace, Kaiser Sparklets, Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Victorian Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Copic Markers.  (V01, V04, V05, V06, V09, BV000, BV00, Y38, G40, G82, G94)


Marisa said...

Happy Birthday to all three of you :) Love the picture of the three of you and your mom's card is gorgeous! Glad you had grea fun celebrating :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine what a gorgeous card, congratulation for your birthday and your moms.
You look like her.
three beautiful generations.

greetings karin

Karen W said...

Happy Birthday to all of you and the card is gorgeous!!! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Francie (Montreal) said...

Many happy returns to you all. The card is lovely and beautifully honours your mother. Well done!

creativearts said...

Belated happy birthday to all three of you! Your mom looks so good for her age! Your card was gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful card, so neat that it matched the flowers you gave your mom.... Happy Belated Birthday!!

Sheree said...

Happy Birthday to you all! Christine... My jaw dropped when I saw this card! The colours, image and layout are say the least!

Linda Carson said...

What a lovely card! Happy Birthday to you 3 gorgeous women!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Happy belated birthday! I totally forgot to email you, forgive me.... Looks like you had a great time. I adore the photo of you three. Your card is very vibrant and feminine.