Saturday, August 28, 2010

Special birthday


Tomorrow is my oldest granddaughter's 17th birthday so I gave her several pads of patterned paper to look at and choose what she might like me to use on her card. This floral from Basic Grey was one she said she liked. This being my inspiration I began planning. I chose the Stampin'Up set called Bloomin' Beautiful because it always makes a lovely card...The single flower is done in Soft Plum (ret.), Perfect plum and Always Artichoke stamped onto SU Shimmer White paper sponged with Soft Plum and accented with Stickles Diamonds. The card is over sized (6x6) Soft Plum textured with the words 'bloom' stamped on the left side and sparkle beneath the flower. To finish I used white organza ribbon I had in my stash and a stick pin made from the SU Pretties Kit with pearls and crystals.

Rebecca and her younger sister enjoy making cards with their mom or me, so I wanted to make this a very special birthday card. Rebecca has become a lovely young woman so I want her to know how special she is to us. I rarely stamp sentiments inside of my cards trying to write something especially for the recipient letting them know this card is just for them. The inside is Whisper White with a border of the floral paper and stamped with "may all your wishes come true" from the Heard from the Heart set. The rest is a personal note to Rebecca.

Those of you who are grandmothers know how special and unique each grandchild is just like our own children are. For those of you who still have grandmothers here of earth, you are treasured beyond measure in their eyes.

Blessings to all today and everyday!

14 comments:

Becky said...

This is fabulous Barb.Rebecca will love this. This is one of my favorite SU stamp sets. :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

hey Barb, this is gorgeous and so very special for your granddaughter....thanks for your continued support and comments...have a wonderful evening!

enjoy *~*

Becky said...

PS I have something for you over at my blog. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so pretty Barb!! I love this stamp set and your colors are so summery and gorgeous!! Your GD will love this!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Simply Beautiful and I'm sure your granddaughter just adored it!! :)

Lorie said...

So pretty! I love the pin!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful birthday card and just perfect for your DGD!!!! You are so right about grandchildren...isn't is a joy to be a Grandma!!!!

Ceal said...

lovely card Barb!

Chanda Stehlik said...

So pretty! TYFS!
I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection!

Chanda Stehlik
www.OneCraftyMommy.com

Stop on by sometime! :)

Debbie said...

Well... I'm 39 on your followers list but not in real life.
I'm following you from Stampin'Connection.

I sure hope you have time to hop over and follow me. I'm #188 on the list as www.bzstampr.blogspot.com.

take care,
Debbie

Merry said...

This is such a pretty card and I bet your granddaughter loved it.

Diana said...

This is so pretty, where did you get that flower paper? Perfect for a girl. Following through SC. TFS and God Bless.

Diana
http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com

Shari Winterstein said...

Lovely, feminine card. I am now following you from Stampin' Connection. Thanks for blessing my evening and have a blessed Lord's Day tomorrow. :)

Ann Schach said...

This is so soft and pretty! Such a special card for a special person!