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!

5 comments:

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

    Very pretty card with great colour choices!

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  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

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  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.......

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  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

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  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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