Friday, March 11, 2011

Home Again & What a Trip!

Good morning my Crafty Blog Buddies!
I am back home again in the rainy Catskills. Trust me, I am not complaining. Rain is a very good indication that Spring is close by. Speaking of Spring do not forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour this weekend! Yahooo......winter is soon behind us!
I had a wonderful time with my sweet grandson, Brandon-enjoyed every minute of being with him. I love 353 miles away so I have to take advantage of any time I can get with the grand-kids as I don't see them as often as I would like to. Katie, my beautiful granddaughter is attending Tiffin University studying Homeland Security & Forensic Psychology. Our visits are usually via Web-Cam. I have three other beautiful grand-babies in Jacksonville, Fla as well.
I am going to share with you a birthday card I made for my mom who will be celebrating her 83rd birthday the 15th of this month. She is in Niagara Falls too, so we attempted to celebrate her big day while I was there. I say attempted because it didn't quite turn out the way we had planned. She loves the breakfast buffet at the Casino in Niagara Falls so we planned to take her there and then have her open my gifts when we returned home. We made it to the Casino and as we were descending from the top to the bottom of the building (2 stories high) via escalator my mom took a tumble, approx. 60ft. high. I now know the true meaning of terror. God was most definitely with her. She walked away with a very badly bruised and sore body and a fractured arm. Needless to say we did not have breakfast, or lunch for that matter but she did get an ambulance ride!
Card for Challenges
Once safely home I gave her this card and her presents but I had to open everything as her soft cast was in the way.
This was very different than my normal card style, but mom adores Vintage and antiques so I had to give it my best try. The card was too bulky for an envelope so I tried my hand at making a box for it. I can't say I was excited with the outcome but I was running out of time so I had to make do with the embellishments I had made.

Recipe for card:
Cream cardstock for base
K& Company paper
Bird & Cage-Serenade Cart.
Modge Podge
Vintage Photo-Magic Moonlight
Flowers by Recollections
Page taken from an old dictionary
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Frayed Burlap
Glossy Accents
Card Box:
K& Company Paper
MS Adhesive Pearls
So Mom, there are 4 days until your "real"
Card Box
Birthday and I am hoping it is much better than the day we tried to celebrate it T!Happy 83rd Birthday to you! I love you and please.. NO MORE ESCALATORS !
Challenges entered:
Wild Orchid Challenges -Challenge 18-Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog -#112 animals (bird for me!)
Meljens Design Team and Challenge -Anything Green (Background paper on card)
Paper Crafting Journey-Challenge 5-Anything with Wings (Bird in Bird Cage)
Basic Grey Challenges- Challenge 39-Wings (Bird in Cage)
Passionately Artistic  Wow..check them out! It's a Linking Party!!

My prayers to those in Japan. What a terrible event they have experienced today. My heart goes out to those who have family and friends there.

Have a wonderful CRAFTY weekend and please include Japan in your thoughts & prayers !
Later peeps!


  1. So sorry to hear about your mother! God was with her, she can count herself lucky, it could have been so much worse :) Your projects are beautiful!!

  2. What beautiful projects - I love your feminine vintage style x
    Thanks for sharing it with us and playing along at papercrafting journey this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  3. lovely cards.... so chic!! Thank you for joining us this week on the Meljens designs challenge. good Luck!

  4. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli

  5. Hope your Mother is mending well. THis card is beautiful, gorgeous, fantastic....I could go on and on. You did such an incredible job with the vintage. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at MelJen's Designs this week.

  6. Wow! Your mom is so brave and strong. I am sure that is where u get it from. The projects are lovely and she is lucky to receive them in person. Vintage items are hard for me and you made it look simple and elegant.



  7. I'm so glad to hear that your mom is how scary! What a gorgeous card you have made for's absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
    Hugs~ Kim

  8. Ooooh, this is beautiful....I just love all the vintage and shabby details you added!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!

  9. this is a beautiful card-love the awesome vintage look-hope your mother is doing ok after her fall-thanks for joining in the creative belli challenge

  10. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Meljen's Designs this week.This is so very pretty. I Love it!
    Greetings, Katja (Meljen's Designteam)

  11. Thanks for visiting me and these cards are breathtaking. I love all things vintage and these are beautiful. I am now your new follower too!!!!


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