Monday, January 19, 2009

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY, GRANDMA!

Next weekend, my Grandma turns 90 years old!!! Thanks to her, her mother and aunts, I have really good genes for living a long life. They have all lived well into their 90's and one aunt into her 100's! I don't know if this card is quite special enough for Grandma's 90th but I gave it my best shot. In the photo, my sentiment looks crooked but doesn't IRL ... and I'm thinking I should have made the checked dp piece more narrow.

What I DO like about this card is that it uses a sketch from one of my favorite stamping artists, Karen Giron, the sweetest thing. This is her first Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I also do like my addition of the leaves for the felt flowers. I created those by punching Kiwi Kiss CS with the 5-Petal Flower Punch, then scoring down the center of each petal and cutting each petal off. The scored line gives just a little added depth.
RECIPE
Stamps: On Your Birthday
Paper: Bella Rose DP, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Flower Fusion Too, Button Bouquet, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon
Tools: 5-Petal Flower Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

37 comments:

Vicki said...

I love it and think it is very special, Grandma will surely LOVE it!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Nancy! I'm sure your Grandma will adore it!! Love the additon of the leaves!!!

Angie Tieman said...

This is fabulous!!! Love those flowers you made with the buttons and leaves added! Hope your grandma has a super special day!

Norine said...

oh she will love it anyone would its pretty
congrats on the Cardinal I being from New York wanted the Giants but if they didnt make it I wanted the Cardinal's since my sis is in AZ
Hugs
Norine

Heather P. said...

This is such a pretty card! Love the flowers. :)

LaurieF said...

Happy Birthday to your Gramma Nancy! 90 years old - that is fanatastic! I love the wonderful card you made for her and I know she will love it too.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fabulous!!

Jenn D said...

This is a gorgeous card! Happy birthday to your grandma. Mine will be 90 this year too.

Debbie Pamment said...

Happy 90th Birthday to your Grandma - hope she has a very special day!
I'm sure she'll just LOVE this card - it's all in the little details - the buttons, the 2 tone ribbon and the leaves - Great job!

Mary said...

Love your flowers (petals and button centers)!

Maureen said...

Simply beautiful. Love the flowers and how you made the petals...I just got the 5 petal punch :) TFS

Carolina said...

Adorable card Nancy and wonderful Happy Birthday to your grandmother!!!

Lori Barnett said...

Hey Nancy :) LOVE this card. I also love all your 2008 favs! Have a great week stamping!

Yankee in England said...

What a stunning card. I am sure your grandmother will love it!

Marie said...

A fabulous card for your grandmother and a happy, happy birthday wish to her!!!

Kirsten said...

Love that card Nancy! The felt flowers are a nice touch. Happy Birthday to your grandmother!

Stamp With Linz said...

Those flowers are so clever- may have to do that little number myself! Way to go! Love it- hope she has a fab b-day!

Alex said...

Beautiful card Nancy, I am sure she will love it!!! Way to go for your Grandma, 90 - wow!! I hope she has a fabulous birthday!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Silke said...

Happy Birthday to your grandma!!!
She is gonna love this gorgeous card you've created for her - I know I do!!!

Emily said...

This is gorgeous Nancy! I love the colors! The flowers with the buttons look great! This is so pretty! TFS! Happy Birthday to your Grandma!!

Priscilla said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the colors! :o)

Purple D said...

My grandmother is 94 and I love her like crazy. She's the pillar of our family, the Chief of the Tribe! I'll make sure to remember her birthday, too! :-)

The colors in your card are absolutely gorgeous.

Lisa H. said...

FABulous! love, love, love it!those flowers are my favorite.

Karen Giron said...

Nancy, this is amazing! I love the leaves with your flowers, and the buttons are too cute. Your grandmother will absolutely love this card made especially for her for this extraordinary milestone. Thanks for playing!

Dale said...

Very pretty card Nancy; love the textures. Your Grandma will love it.

Rose Ann said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandma, Nancy!! I love your pretty card and the patterned papers you've used!! I LOVE your felt flowers with leaves and buttons!!

Mandy Schiller said...

Love this card Nancy! I love the felt flowers and then adding the leaves with the punch. What a great idea! I also love those papers I hope they come out in our next catalogue!

Mandyxx

Alice said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandma! I love this card!
Alice

Kelly Lunceford said...

What a delightful creation! I Love the paper combo and all of the fun extras! TFS

Kristin said...

Nancy, I think it is OH SO SWEET and totally worthy of a 90th birthday! Happy Birthday Grandma! I love how you put the buttons on the felt flowers. Just perfect!

Tammy Hershberger said...

How pretty! I love the mix of the two sentiments, and those cute felt flowers!

ChristineCreations said...

Nancy, this is JUST gorgeous, I love the combination of the felt flowers and buttons. And the main font looks so fresh!

ChristineCreations said...

Nancy, this is JUST gorgeous, I love the combination of the felt flowers and buttons. And the main font looks so fresh!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just the sweetest!! I'm sure she will love it... I know I do!! Smiles :)

Lynn said...

So pretty! She'll LOVE it! Happy birthday to your Grandma!!! You are so lucky...I miss my grandma's sooo much!

Tammy said...

This is beautiful! This is some of my favorite paper Stampin'Up! has ever made (except for dashing DP). You are one awesome card designer!

Pam Varnell said...

Love this Nancy. Beautiful card to give to your grandmother.

Hope your foot is better. Are you still looking at surgery for Wednesday?