Friday, July 17, 2009

Mojo Monday 95 & Happy Anniversary Opa!

Opa and I celebrated our 37th Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday July 15. Normally on Wednesdays I work until 8:00 p.m. but on the 15th I worked an earlier shift and was home by 5:15 p.m. We celebrated our Anniversary by going out for dinner at a local family style restaurant. I had Fettucini Alfredo with chicken and Opa dined on a Veal Cutlet. Dinner was delicious.

I managed to get my card done yesterday morning before work and gave it to Herb (Opa) when I got home from work at 8:30 p.m. He really liked the card. I loosely based my card on this week's Mojo Monday sketch which can be seen here:

And here is my interpretation of the sketch:

The stamp set is from CTMH - it was the stamp set of the month for March. I did not order it in March but my niece Krista who is a CTMH consultant managed to snag one for me. Thanks Krista!

Here is part of the inside of the card:

I coloured the images with my new set of Prisma coloured pencils. I found that they were very easy to work with and with the help of a video that I watched on You Tube; I learned how to blend colours. Unfortunately, my camera flash went off so one side looks shiny. It looks a lot nicer in real life. The inside sentiment is also from the set and reads: "Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and pleases where it goes." Opa was pleased to get a card and has it proudly displayed on the book case in the Living Room.

I stamped the images and sentiments on white and cut them with my oval, square and rectangular nestibilites with Versa Color - Mountain Lake. I found the ribbon at a local LSS. The card stock is from a sheet of 12 x 12 which I obtained from another LSS. The designer paper is from a pad of 6 x 6 SU which I purchased from an SU demonstrator. I thought it matched the ribbon very well. The heart charm (which I was unable to get a good picture of) reads "Made with love."

I need to make 2 golf themed birthday cards for my 2 brothers-in-law who are avid golfers. My BIL Jeff, who is married to my younger sister Alice and is a Pentecostal Pastor had his birthday on the 15th. I will be seeing Alice tomorrow so will give her the card for Jeff when I see her. My other BIL Doug, who is married to my older sister Tina is celebrating his 69th birthday today.

I am looking forward to tomorrow. Alice and I will be visiting my eldest brother Peter who is not doing very well and suffers from Parkinson's disease as well as Frontal Lobe Dementia. He does not know us anymore but every so often he seems to remember us. Alice and I will be taking his wife Clair out for supper and then heading over to Krista's house for a cardmaking workshop.

Opa will spend the day tomorrow with our daughter and granddaughters. Hubby and Daddy Rob has spent a week in Barcelona and is heading over to Dublin tonight from Barcelona. Both trips are for business. I think my daughter Janice will be happy to see her father to help her with Sierra and Brooke.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thanks for stopping by!


Deb said...

Happy Anniversary! The card you created is really nice - I'm glad your husband liked it.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

sounds like your anniversary was super! many happy returns!


LINDA said...

37 Years!! Thats awesome..HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Your cards are beautiful..Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Martha said...

Happy Anniversary!! And your card is beautiful!!
Have a nice weekend :)

Spyder said...

Lovely Butterfly..and Happy 'belated' Anniversary! Thank you for popping over to my blog!


Jennifer said...

Oh, what a pretty card! Love those butterflies! You have used such gorgeous colors!