Saturday, November 12, 2011

You Are Amazing

My Mom's birthday is coming up, she'll be 71!  Once upon a time I used to think that that was old!  But I look at her now, and I am amazed at how normal she is, and I don't mean that in a bad way, I mean it in a sense of amazement of the human body and it's capabilities.  For a woman who does not exercise, she is strong, in every way, and I really admire her for that.

Here is the card I sent her, hoping it gets there in time for her birthday on Friday.

Papers: cardstock (PTI); designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Victorian Velvet DI
Stamps: Wplus9; PTI
Other: die (PTI)

A very simple card, highlighting the designer papers and the stamped image.

I'm planning on taking it easy today, relaxing around the house with hubby and my darling daughter who in the space of less than 24 hours lost a front tooth by natural causes and learned how to ride her bike on her own!  I am so proud!  I think they are going to let me craft today, I love it, the two of them together can be so kind, they go out and spend some one on one time and I get to play in my craft room!

Tomorrow is race day.  My running partner is feeling a little bit under the weather so she is home and dosing up on Vitamin C!  As I said, it's an addiction this running thing!


AnitaRex said...

Such a pretty card for a very important lady in your life! Your mom will love it! Still waiting for my daughter to lose a tooth! :> Hope you have a great day!

walchowDesign said...

Love how your stamped the image in victorian velvet and not coloring it. I'm sure your mum will love it!

I'm so happy for your that DH is home and wishing you a great time together!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous card, and such tranquil colors, I'm sure she will love this creation of yours! Happy Birthday to your sweet mom!

Lisa said...

This is really different, B- in a good way :) LOVE this stamp and interesting papers you used! Doesn't seem like all that long ago that your mom was here celebrating her 70th!
Best of luck tomorrow on your race-I hope Candy is feeling better by then!

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Brenda! This card is just perfect for your dear Mom. My Mom love dogwoods, so it caused me to think of her, too. I miss her everyday. She only made it to age 65! Anyway - what a special day for your daughter! I bless the day that I learned to ride a bike - it is still one of my favorite pastimes. Good for her! Is the tooth fairy on his way?

Dawn said...

simply gorgeous card for your Mom. Rest up and have a great run tomorrow.

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous card for your dear mum Brenda, sadly I lost my mum when I was 21 but my Auntie whos birthday it was on Friday was 93 and she is totally amazing. She acts like a 70 year old and is so full of fun.
Have a great Sunday.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is gorgeous

sheila said...

Oh Brenda, this is lovely. Really. I hope your mom receives it in time for her birthday too. I love the bit of stamping on the last two circles...very pretty and ties in so well with the flower color and the top bit of stamping.

Trinh said...

Beautiful card for your mom! So glad your DH is back and your little girl is growing up so quick (just as mine is).

Sue Lelli said...

This is a GORGEOUS card, Brenda! Your Mom is going to LOVE it! And enjoy those milestones with your darling daughter! The time just goes by so fast.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow! Talk about gorgeous! This just blows my mind it is so amazing. I so love all the texture happening here and the stamping is totally unique. Your design is mastered to perfection and your colour choice is simply beautiful. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Hugs.