Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Hope you're all having a great weekend. My sweet mom celebrated her 65th birthday yesterday. This is the card I made for her yesterday. I can't believe she's 65 years young!

My mom is very active. She seems like she never sits down. Several times a week she goes for very long walks. A few weeks ago, she joined my sisters and brother-in-law for an extreme hike outside of Taos, NM. It was 16 miles round trip and it took 10 hours! She wanted to accomplish it before her 65th b-day. She did it! She has better knees than I do. I wouldn't be able to do this hike.

My design was inspired by this card created by Angie Tieman. I love all her designs! The faux stitching was inspired by the fabulous Kristina.

I used my QuicKutz Silhouette to make my own chipboard again. I created the 65 using the Rockwell Extra Bold font on my computer. I cut out the numbers several times from Kraft cardstock and glued the layers together. I also the Silhouette to cut the numbers out from some pretty Carolyn Gavin for K & Company paper (thanks, Ericka!). No craft knife or sanding block required! I used the Big Shot to emboss some dots onto Melon Mambo cardstock. The brad-type embellishment is actually a clear button that I backed with some more Carolyn Gavin paper. On top of the button I added a kraft colored heart. I also did some faux stitching on the heart.

Thanks for looking. Have a good one!


Card Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: Kraft, Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze - textured (SU!), patterned paper (Carolyn Gavin for K & Company)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Tools: Big Shot (with Dots embossing Texturz plate - SU!), QuicKutz Silhouette (65 created using Rockwell Extra Bold font), Corner Rounder (Fiskars), 3 Heart Punch (SU!), Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart)
Other: White Gelly Roll (Sakura), Kraft Taffeta ribbon (SU!), clear button (SU!), foam tape, Tombo Mono Multi glue, Diamond Glaze (JudiKins), twine

12 comments:

Doris said...

Happy BD to your mom! Mine was today--same age. I don't walk enough, so I'll have to get with it. Your mom inspired me!

Jessica said...

A very happy birthday to your super young active mom!!!! I love the card you made for her colors and everything :) Thanks for sharing.

Ange Kelly said...

Gorgeous card Anthonette! I love that paper on the numbers, very cool!

Ingen said...

What a great card you made your mom!

Lisa Brown said...

Very sweet card...so bright and cheery-I'm sure she loved it!

Ann said...

So fun and cheerful--I bet she loved it! Happy b-day to your mom! :D

clouds shadler said...

Very cute Anthonette, love the round shape of the card and the different layers to the card, the numbers rock and I like the colors.

Two Happy Stampers said...

Love your card, Anthonette! I'm sure your mom loved it, too! =) Happy Birthday to your mom! =)

ScrapyCrafter said...

Absolutely Stunning! I love it!!

Laura Pinto-Nguyen said...

This is another beautiful creation!!! Love the colors and the elements on this card.
My mom and your mom should get together...my mom always tires me out because she always has had waaaaay more energy than me.

~kelly marie~ said...

What a beautiful card! Happy birthday to your Mom! That is so cool that you made your own chipboard. I love that!

Savitri said...

This is so so fun!!! My poor die cut is barely used! I'm so lazy!! It's right next to me but oh, so hard to push that power button :P Your card is fun. What an awesome card for you mom. It's great that she's still active too. I hope to always be when I'm older!!