Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy 80th Birthday Mom! And a couple of cards.....

Happy Birthday Mom...yesterday my mom turned 80!  You would never know she was 80 if you saw her and how active and fun she is.  My sister took us out for a wonderful lunch at Clementine's in San Ramon, what a fabulous little place this was. We all ended up ordering breakfast but need to go back and try some of their Cajun menu items.  

Ashleigh, me, my mom and Robyn, my sister

I have 2 cards to share today, the first one being just for fun.  A sweet friend of ours has these 3 dachshunds that are just about the cutest dogs you have ever seen, she even dresses them up for holiday photos. So when I saw a pair of shoes in the paper I had to send it to her, so I made a card to pop it in.  

My next card is for this week's ColourQ challenge  #205 and this week's colors are simply stunning.  With so many birthday's this month to celebrate I decided to make mine into a birthday card, you can never have too many of those.  I used the Hot Spots die from Paper Smooches that has been sitting around for sometime now.  I love the little arrows and thought they would be fun in this week's colors.  Thank you so much for stopping by to peek at my cards....have a great rest of your weekend!

Ingredients - All Papertrey Ink unless listed
Solid Card Stock: Sweet Blush and Ivory
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
Stamps: Simply Jane
Die: Mat Stack Layerz #3
Pearls: SU
Twine: my stash
Ink: VersaFine - Vintage Sepia and VersaMark
Solid Card Stock: White and SU - Pacific Point, Smokey Slate and the other two colors I am not sure of the name
Die: PS - Hot Spots
Stamps: Birthday Bash
Ink: VersaFine - Black


  1. What a great photo. How fun that your mom is such a young 80. I love both of your cards, too. What a great way to use that die and those colors together. Oh, and, I am swooning over that patterned paper in the first card.

  2. Great cards!! Happy Birthday to your mom! So happy that she is active and healthy! I wish her many more happy, healthy years!!

  3. What a fun birthday celebration with your Mom...both cards are terrific, Kim. And the dessert certainly looks fabulous!

  4. Great cards. The pearls are perfect on the first one and what a fun die you used on the second. And the birthday lunch looks so fun. Happy birthday to your mom.

  5. Fabulous cards! And I'm with Joyce about the paper you used on the first one--love!! Happy birthday to your mom!

  6. Great cards, Kim! They are both wonderful! Happy Belated Birthday to your fabulous mother!! Super duper photo, TFS!!

  7. Happy birthday to your mom! Your mom looks great! Sounds like you all had a great time .
    Great the one with the arrows way to get in the colors. Sounds like you had a nice weekend.

  8. You can tell your mom I said "Happy Birthday, and all the best people were born in September!" Very cool. Great cards too. Might have to explore those dies....Love the round corners on the second card; you've given the angles a softer edge. Bev

  9. Awesome photo are so fortunate to have your mom so close by. You obviously cherish her deeply! You're right - she looks like a youngster!

    Fabulous cards - love the pearls and the gorgeous plaid on your first card and the sweet colored chevrons on your second card!

    AND....I'm REEEEAAAALLLYYY lovin' the look of that yummy cake - can almost taste the chocolate!!!

  10. Hope your mom had a fabby birthday!! ;) :) :)
    You shared 2 super cards today!! & I totally agree w/you ~~ the color Q colors this week are delish!!
    :) :) :) :)

  11. Happy 80th birthday to your mama Kim, she looks fabulous. So does that cake BTW. Both of your cards are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the colourQ this week!

  12. What a wonderful way to celebrate your mom's special day! :)

    Both of your cards are wonderful! I especially like the colors on the second one! The pearl necklace on the first is so creative!!!

  13. p.s. I love the new look of your blog!!! :)

  14. Super cute cards...I love your chevrons! So nice you got to spend some time with your mom, too! TFS! Thanks for playing with the CQC colors this week!

  15. The happiest of belated birthday wishes to your mom! Both of your cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

  16. What a fabulous celebration for your Mom, Kim, Happy Birthday to her!! That cake looks stunning and completely yummy ... need that scratch and taste facility again! Brilliant cards ... the first so elegant with the soft colours and pearl necklace, the second so graphic and bold! Anita :)

  17. Beautiful cards! And what a fun birthday outing for your mom.- Irma

  18. Happy Birthday to your mom - yumm, that cake I am sure was delicious! Pretty cards - especially the second one!

  19. What a fun and trendy card, Kim, love those chevrons! Hope your mom enjoyed her birthday! Thanks for being a part of the fun at the colourQ.