My mom turns 85!

On February 15th, my mom will be 85 years old.  How fortunate that I still have my mom to call every night.  To hear her stories of her youth, living in Austria during Hitler’s reign, at age 21 moving to America as a new bride, and outliving two husbands, and her current one with Alzheimer’s in an assisted living facility, she manages to enjoy life and everyone she meets.  She is one of the happiest people I know.  So I get to spend tomorrow and Monday with her.   To celebrate her life and my love for her, I decided to bake a cake and make her a homemade birthday card.  The house smells wonderful of homemade strawberry cake as I sit in my craft room and create.  Here is the card I made.  I love this stamp set and the paper.  It is so feminine.  Have an awesome day everyone!

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Valentine’s Day Color Challenge

As a new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator with a new blog, I have so much to learn.  Sitting in my craft room last night, I needed some inspiration to make some cards with so many of my new supplies.  I found a color challenge on the Fab Friday site fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com using Watermelon Wonder, Real Red and Blushing Bride.

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Here is the banner that inspired my card.

FabFri80 Color Challenge Banner

How I Made It

I love monochromatic color schemes and pink is my absolute favorite color.  Just look in my closet and you will see.  I thought that a collection of little flowers on the top and bottom of a card using these colors, with a sentiment in the center, would be perfect and simple. What fun that was!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!