Sunday, February 21, 2016

It's a Birthday Month..One of Many


Addicted to Stamps-Anything Goes
Chocolate Baroque-Deep Burgundy, Orange, Yellow, Hot Pink
Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Stampers-Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle-Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge-Anything Goes

My mom has a best friend and her Name is Brigitte. They met on a ship back in 1960 bound for Canada (from Germany) when Brigitte was a mere 24 years old. They became fast friends and have remained friends to this day. In fact, Brigitte is the only friend who visits my mom on a regular basis and always brings my mom a little flower or something my mom might be able to use. Brigitte is a true sweetheart with a heart so big that it could fill a palace. She is sentimental yet level-headed, cries at the drop of a hat but is very strong, she is the best budgeter I know, yet she is generous in heart and spirit. This past Friday she turned 80 and received a whole bunch of cards saying 80 on it and she didn't like that:) I decided to create a card for her that I thought summed her up especially that saying.

I used deep burgundy, orange and yellow cardstock, embossing the orange using my cuddlebug with little flowers. I had used the sizzex before and had this frame laying around so I used some pinkish alcohol inks for the look. I stamped the saying in bronze but used a deep burgundy embossing powder and heated it up so it sets. The butterflies are stamped and embossed in black and then coloured with twinkling H2O's. Lastly, I took some perfect Pearl powders and placed the yellow and pink on white cardstock, stamped and embossed the flower (small and big one) and then fussy cut the flowers as well as the butterflies and placed them on the card. I added the bling in the centre of the flower and some orange stickles to frame everything. Voila!

We had a nice time at Brigitte's place with some coffee and torte today which is why you see just one card-The torte and her Apple yeast cake was delicious! Yum Yum!

56 comments:

  1. Hi, Birgit!

    Clearly Brigitte is a lovely person and young at heart. Your card is ideal for the occasion, a beautiful piece of art for a beautiful lady.

    Happy birthday, dear Brigitte, and may you enjoy many more!

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  2. What a great card. And I bet she appreciated it. Especially since it didn't say 80 on it. (I won't do age cards or old age jokes on cards. I don't find them funny.)

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    1. She did like her card and that there was no number on it

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  3. How sweet the friendship has lasted so many years and that all were able to celebrate a milestone of Brigitte's life together :) I bet she did indeed treasure the card you made her.

    betty

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    1. It was nice to see her for her birthday and she does treasure so many things

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  4. Lovely card for a lovely friend Birgit....super cheerful colours ...she will treasure it xxxxx

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  5. Hi Birgit, what a great friendship, and a beautiful card to give to such a lovely lady. The sentiment is ideal for such an occasion. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

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    1. Thank you and I hope she does treasure it

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  6. How wonderful for your Mom to have made that friend and how nice of you to show your love with a card. Beautiful.

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  7. It's a beautiful design for a card to a special person. Nice artwork!

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  8. Your card sure stood above all those 80 ones I bet. Sounds like a wonderful person and great friend to your mom indeed.

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  9. Beautiful birthday card. I'll bet she loved it. I've never been a fan of cards with numbers on them. Happy Birthday 6 Year-Old? No. I prefer colorful and poignant ones like yours.

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    1. Oh thank you! Yes, I was never one with numbers either

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  10. The flower and butterflies are much nicer than a big eighty.

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    1. I agree! Butterflies are always pretty

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  11. I don't think you could have created a card more beautiful or suitable for Brigitte.

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  12. That is a nice card. Eighty is good. Not everyone gets to live so old.

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  13. Beautiful! Birgitte sounds lovely.

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  14. Beautiful card...love the flower...happy colors...thanks for taking out time and leaving some love at my blog..

    Love
    Deepti

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  15. Beautiful card...love the flower...happy colors...thanks for taking out time and leaving some love at my blog..

    Love
    Deepti

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  16. Beautiful card...love the flower...happy colors...thanks for taking out time and leaving some love at my blog..

    Love
    Deepti

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  17. Your Mum's friend sounds like she is very young at heart and I bet she love this card. The sentiment is beautiful and I love the flower and butterflies. Such a wonderful card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week!

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    1. She did love her card and that quote is her

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  18. Sharing is caring - this might sound clichéd but the miracle of it is, the more we share, the more we have. You've done a great thing Birgit.

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    1. Thank you very much-very sweet of you to say

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  19. Wow! That's a long time to be friends.. very cool! This card is pretty, way better than a big ol' 80 on the front. That's cheap and not creative at all. So, belated birthday to your mom's friend :)

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  20. I hope people know how hard you work on your cards!

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    1. I think they know and do appreciate it

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  21. Oh that is great. I'm so glad you helped make her special birth date special.

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    1. I was just happy hubby and I could be there as my mo would have loved to be there too

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  22. I'm sure your Mom's friend loved your beautiful card and appreciated the lovely sentiment. I'm glad you share this with us at ATSM this week.

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  23. Wow, gorgeous! I love the flower in particular. Anyone would be thrilled to receive such a beautiful card.

    I'm with Bridgette...I hate those, "Hey, you're old!" cards too.

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    1. she loved her card and glad you liked the flower:)

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  24. That's a thought. Probably best to avoid cards with numbers on them, period. Who wants to be reminded their age--I mean after 29.

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  25. Numbers are not the best but I wouldn't' know since I am only 29

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  26. Congrats on the IPad. Keep me posted.

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  27. Amazing how their friendship started and how long it's been going on now. That's a beautiful card.

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    1. Thank you and this friendship is forever

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  28. The card you made her is just beautiful. I bet she loved it and enjoyed it more than the ones that said 80. :) How lovely that your mom and she have been friends for so many years.
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you so much. It is wonderful how long they have been friends

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  29. What a lovely card, Birgit. I'm sure it will e cherished. SO glad you are back in net-world. I don't know how you managed without your computer. Now that you've got a Mac life can only get better! Welcome back. This yeast cake you had over at Brigitte ... is it called Apfelkuchen? Has a struesel topping and is a strange cross of cake and bread? Moist and buttery and delicious served warm? The German lady in church makes it and it really is yummy!
    x Asha

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    1. Yes that is Apfelkuchen and i used to make it but haven't in years.

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  30. A gorgeous card Birgit. That sentiment is so wonderful, and perfect for the lady you intended the card for. It's truly lovely
    Sharon xx

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