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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gotta Love Pink!!

Good morning everyone!!! Today is a super special day in our family.....it's my mother's 91st birthday!! She wants to go to the library this morning and then we are taking Mom and Dad out for lunch. I sure hope I look as good as she does when I'm that age...she's one amazing lady!!! Anyway....I did a little stamping last night...the first card is an anniversary card for my son and his wife. The card is actually from a swap I went to last year...I left the sentiment layer blank so it would be ready for any occasion. I added the sewing at the top, the crocheted flower, and the seam binding along with the Verve sentiment from the Anniversary Birds set.
I had a piece of cupcake patterned paper from College Press sitting on my work table and I thought this sweet cupcake image from Impression Obsession would go perfectly...it was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with copics. Sewing was done around the background layers and lace, ribbon, wired twine, button, and pearls are the finishing touches.


Thanks for stopping by....hope you have a wonderful day!!!

18 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

These are such fantastic cards, love them both, of course now I want a cupcake for breakfast :) Congrats to your son and wife on their anniversary and a big shout out, Happy Birthday to your mom. Have a super great day!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - a big Happy Birthday to your mum today Joan! What a milestone - have a wonderful day celebrating with her today!

love both of your cards - so bright and cheerful!

Patti J said...

Well, first, Happy Birthday to your momma!!! How wonderful to still have both of your parents to lunch with! It is, indeed, a special day for you! (Me too, 38th anniversary today!). Both of your cards are fabulous, love the pink on the first one - the ribbon is beautiful, and who doesn't love pink? The second card is so sweet! Too much fun!!! The cupcake is perfect on the DP!!! Have a great day!

Tammy said...

Both of your cards are lovely. I especially like the first one, the beautiful ribbon is such an eye-catcher.

jdmommy said...

Lovely cards, My friend!! Congratulations to Mom for her fabulous birthday. Aren't you lucky to have her....enjoy lunch, and give her (and Dad) and hug from me!! Thanks for the chat yesterday....that meant so much to me!! Hugs.

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, please pass some birthday wishes to your mom! I hope her day is extra special!

Your cards are fantastic! Love all those pinks!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Love the green seam binding with the pink. and such a fun birthday card, the pearls are a nice touch.

jules said...

Hi Joan wow love the cards! just stunning!!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh and I do love pink!! And both of these creations are just fabulous Joan!! Love the lace, the yummy ribbon and gorgeous papers! WOWZER as always girl!! :) Smiles, Vicki

Rose Ann said...

I love all of the pink on both cards, Joan!! The first is so pretty with the crocheted flower and beautiful green ribbon...and your cupcakes look so yummy on your second card! I love how you've framed the image with the lace trim!!

Dawn B. said...

Happy birthday MOM...that is wonderful. Your cards are both terrific Joan.. Love those crocheted flowers.. Great idea to leave the sentiment panel blank until you needed it..Enjoy your day.

Lynnor said...

Oh, I just love these!! The stitching and attention to detail is awesome on both of them!!! Fabulous!!!

Crystal said...

Joan these are FABULOUS, I SOOOOO love that ribbon you used on the first creation, I have some and struggle with it and you ROCKED it, I SOOOOO LOVE TI!! I need some lessons sweetie :) Beautiful work, hope you are having a great day!

Rae said...

I hope your mom had a happy birthday, Joan. I think she had a great idea starting out at the library! Love the anniversary and those cupcakes look so yummy. I love the colors and all those wonderful embellishments you've added!

Shawna said...

Yummy! I really love the pink and green---love those colors together and that ribbon treatment is gorgeous.

Carole of Brum said...

Ooh, these are gorgeous, Joan, especially the anniversary one, what a beauty. The lace on the cupcakes card looks like the swirls of sugary icing on top of a cupcake, yummy. CoB

maryr917 said...

beautiful cards joan-love the seam binding on the anniversary card-what a milestone nbirthdya for you mom-you are blessed to have her with you this long

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulouso......and a question....no hurry, but could you tell me how you get that ribbon effect on your first card....have been seeing and loving that on cards recently and I just can't seem to 'get it' right.....

gorgeous work, gf