Friday, May 4, 2012

Another Birthday Card

My mother-in-law celebrated her 90th birthday at the end of April.  She doesn't look 90, and is still active at her church and in the community.  She has always been a hard-working woman, raising four children, helping on the farm, sewing, quilting, and pursuing other crafts, in addition to caring for her home.  She canned a lot of what they grew on the farm or could purchase at good prices.  She was widowed several years ago after over 50 years of marriage, but has continued to be busy, which is a good way to deal with the grief and loneliness.

Here is the card I made for her.  

I used the Spellbinders Impressabilities folder Flourish as my base, to which I added Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two stamped with a Happy Birthday greeting from Stampin' Up!    The iridescent white ribbon was probably from the dollar store, and the three purple pearls are by Queen & Co.

I am working on a small cross stitch for her, which hopefully will be delivered by someone from the family at a party on May 20.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend since I'll be recovering from another injection in my knee.  I know we were told no gifts, but I started the piece before that request arrived, plus I'm not good at following instructions, LOL.  I just couldn't let the occasion go by without something for Mom to remember it by.  


~Monique {My Mark} said...

"No gifts"? That's crazy... I think she deserves lots of presents just for making it to 90 LOL Pretty card :)

LeeAnn from NC said...

I'm sure she'll love her card and her gift. Sorry you can't attend the party. I hope you injection helps your knee.