Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Papa

Today was my dad's 80th birthday. We had family come in from all different parts of the country to help celebrate his special day. My dad Jim wanted this day to go by without too much notice, so I was nervous how he'd feel about all the "hoop & holler" that was waiting for him as the day progressed. He was a real trooper and was quite thrilled about his celebration. A few weeks ago, my sister and I had sent out 80 envelopes to friends and family that contained postcards for the recipient to fill out and mail to my dad for his birthday. It was a blast reading everyone's well wishes and birthday greetings. It will be something for my dad to reflect back on for a long time. It was fun listening to all the boyhood stories shared by two of his brothers who were in attendance.
I followed the Mojo 240 sketch to make his birthday card. I didn't get it completed in time to participate in the Mojo Monday contest, but am happy to share it with you here. My dad always enjoys receiving my handmade cards and always makes quite the production about what his daughter creates. Love you Papa Jim...you are the best father ever - thanks for all your patience, effort, and understanding during the years. ♥

My dad Jim and I

All products Close To My Heart:
Victory Paper Packet, Outdoor Denim ink, Victory Stickease, foam tape, Durable Round Studs,  Chocolate Alphabet small stamp set, Say It In Style stamp set, Classmate Alphabet.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to you - I hope you were able to spend with the day with those that you love and hope you had as enjoyable day as I had. Here I am with my mom Lydia. Mom, I'm so glad that we were able to share the day, I feel blessed - Love you ♥

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mojo Monday 239

I have been busy the past week or so with my card workshop, and couldn't wait to get my mojo back...Mojo Monday that is! Here is my interpretation of the sketch (see below). I choose to do the square card and centered the design around the olive clip from the Olive Mini Medley collection. I used almost all of Close To My Heart products starting with the Florentine Paper pack because I thought the delicate print on the B&T paper was perfect for a Mother's Day card for my mother-in-law. She loves flowers too, so I used some coordinating flowers from the Paradise Paper flower collection. The button brads from the Olive Mini Medley collection made perfect centers for the flowers. The sentiment is from the Because of You set from Verve. I had picked this set when one of my cards had won a recent sketch contest and I was excited to finally be able to use it.