I have another card to share that I made for the Card Patterns sketch this week. Here's the sketch for this week:
I have been loving the bright cheerful color turquoise lately - must be because I'm missing summer quite a bit right about now! I decided to stamp this adorable elephant (my favorite image from the Polka Dot Parade stamp set - isn't he so cute!?) in SU's Bermuda Bay ink and then shade him a bit with a couple of coordinating Copic markers. Because SU ink is dye based, there is no need to worry about bleeding. Then, I stamped a sentiment from the Polka Dot Parade stamp set as well as a phrase from Polka Dot ParadeSent with Love to make a little birthday wish rhyme...
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade and Sent with Love; Happy Wishes (inside sentiment) - LOC
Ink: SU Bermuda Bay; Black Memento; Distress
Card Stock: SU Bermuda Bay; MME
Other: Spellbinder lacey and plain circles; Crafter's Workshop art stencil; dauber; Copic markers; WR memory keepers corner rounder; SU white taffeta ribbon; pearls; Quikutz scallop border die; Martha Stewart border punch (inside)
and the inside view....
Today is my birthday and it's a bit of a bittersweet day for me. I was born on my Grandma's birthday and she was a twin, so growing up we always celebrated my birthday together. I thought it was pretty special to share my day with Grandma Harriet and Great Aunt Helen - such fun memories! My Grandpa worked in a bakery and would make us the most beautiful cakes that we would share together with all our names on it.
My Great Aunt Helen died last year, just one day before our birthday. She lived a very long, active life and we have always exchanged birthday cards with each other all these years. My Grandma Harriet has been gone for a while now, losing her battle with Alzheimers shortly after my son was born.
So, this year while I am celebrating my special day with my family, I can't help but think of these two amazing ladies and miss them! But, rather than being sad, I've decided to celebrate them and all the memories of birthdays past with them! One of the things I remember most about each of them were their robust laughs and love of life... they sure loved to laugh! I hope my kids can say that of me one day - that I loved to laugh and enjoyed my life.
I hope you enjoy your day - laugh and have something sweet for my birthday today, okay? *wink!*