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!