Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Mom's Birthday Card.

Thank goodness my mom has no idea about computers.  I don't think she even knows how to turn it on.  I know she doesn't so I can share this with everyone and not worry about her ever seeing it.  I just have to hide it until April 6th.  Her birthday.  This lady is the greatest person, she is a saint.  This is my mom, Rose.



This woman is a horse.  That's what we call her.  This is her doing what she loves to do.  Garden and take care of the back yard.  It's her territory.   She will be turning 67 and I know most days she has more energy than I do.  A little about her.  She was born in Mexico and came over when she was around 7.  She met the love of her live, married for 22 very short years and buried him 16 years ago.  10 years ago I moved and said to her that she had taken care of me all her life so now it was time for me to take care of her.  She sold everything and moved with me.  Best thing ever!  I love her dearly and owe her everything that I am....  
( Look at the dates on the pic.. 12/4/09  Dec. and see how bright and sunny it is.  That's why I live in AZ. )

So here is the card I made for her. The background paper isn't really paper!  It is fabric.  It's fabric but like contact paper.  I took a picture of the paper and the back of it so you can see how it came.  I have no idea where I got it.  If anybody recognizes it let me know.  I would love to get more of it.  If you look closely you will see it is frayed at the bottom of the card.

The Rose stamp is from at SU set called Fifth Ave Floral.
Border punch is EK
Birthday Wishes Stamp - Hero Arts - Petite Messages

 Challenges:
Everything but the Kitchen Sink 10 - Fabric
Colour Create #39 - Red/Black/Off White  
Totally Gorjuss #19 - For Mum 
The Pixie Cottage #10 - Sketch

20 comments:

Winter said...

What a Beautiful story of your Mom! It looks like she has a great daughter that loves her too! She will love her card! And my Mom is like a work horse too, she loves doing yard work! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Michelle said...

Your mother is very beautiful, and it is evident how much you love her. How lucky for both of you!
You card is elegant and beautiful, perfect for the occasion
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Pixie Cottage

Lisa Jane said...

what a lovely card , the flower is gorgeous and the colours work really well.
YOu have a lovely mum
Lisa ;)

Net said...

Aw how sweet!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us!

Your sunshine makes me very jealous, its awfully grey here...

Beautiful Greetings said...

What a wonderful card for a beautiful person! I love your story and your card! Thanks for playing at the Pixie Cottage!

Suzie said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss. Suzie x

Kat said...

What a lovely card for your Mum. She will love it. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Katie said...

Lovely story and I'm sure she'll love the card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage.

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card you made for your beautiful Mom! Love the 'fabric' you used.

Risa said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom! Your card is very pretty and I love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!
hugs
Risa:)

Courtney Baker said...

Love the background fabric! So cool. Thanks for playing along with EBTKS!

craftymum said...

So lovely. Thanks for joining us at TG
Love Sarah W XXX

Rica said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful Mum.
She will love this I'm sure. Gorgeous image and wonderful details.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

Anne said...

A beautiful card with a awesome rose! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Tammy said...

Such a beautiful card! I'm sure your Mom loved it!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again!! Good luck!

Karen said...

Very pretty card...I love the layered rose! And what a lovely story you've shared. Its quite a nice tribute! :>

artish said...

beautiful card! AWESOME mom! mine is very "go-go-go" too~ i love it!
thank you for sharing her story and your card with us at the pixie cottage!

Laural-Lee said...

Love what you did with that 5th Ave flower. Great colour too!

Pam said...

What a beautiful card for your mom. She is sure to love it. I have seen adhesive back fabric at Michaels Arts and Crafts before if you have one near you. You may even want to stop by Michelle's Scrapbooking More if she doesn't have your fabric you may find something out just as gorgeous and unique! She is always getting something new and pretty!
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage for our challenge,
Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com

Mina said...

such a beautiful card for a wonderful Lady, I hope she loves it as much as I do...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx