Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Amy's Birthday card

The day that I left for Convention, my baby girl turned 15 (I know, can you believe it?). We had a special "girl's night" the night before with my sister (Amy's choices were Breaking Dawn Part I on DVD, followed by a Japanese Restaurant and profiteroles -made by me- for dessert), and we did pressies before she left for school, but I still felt terrible leaving! Amy had given me her blessing, and the whole family were taking her out to dinner, and I left a double batch of brownies for her "cake" (she is not a fan of actual cake), but I still felt like a bad mother, and I hated to not be with her.
Every year we have a tradition that Amy chooses some colours for me to make her birthday card with. She surprised me with this year's selection - Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and More Mustard. Quite a mature choice, I thought (and quite a challenge to work with)! And here's what I came up with:

When Amy was a baby, our song for her was "You are my Sunshine", so it was only appropriate that I used the "Array of Sunshine" stamp set for her birthday card. It is a Hostess-only stamp set, and the dotty DSP I have used is also in the Hostess section. The sentiment is from the "Something Sweet" set, and I have hand-cut the curvy banner. Don't you love those Edgelits and matching Embossing folder?
I even made the inside pretty (must have been that mother-guilt!):

She tells me that she had a fabulous day, and loved the goodies I brought back for her from Memento Mall!


  1. Kathryn Brennan20/6/12 12:46 pm

    Very pretty card with great colour choices!

  2. Hi Marelle, Amy's colour choices were spot on, I love this combo, who'd have thought!!! Oh, the card is fabulous too, Vic

  3. Love this card ANd especially the colour combo....Amy has mature tastes......and surely you are the best mum on the block!! I know you are.......

  4. Ohhhhh I LOVE the colours of this card Marelle - STUNNING! What a fabulous choice and what a wonderful creation. And Happy Birthday Amy! xxx

  5. Love this Marelle! I used this stamp set in my swap because I think it has been a little bit overlooked! Your daughter picked a stunning colour choice and you've created something amazing.
    Lou X



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