Today is my mom’s 75th birthday. When I look at her I can’t imagine that she is 75; she looks at least 15 years younger than that and ACTS like someone younger than me! Mum has what appears to be endless energy and runs circles around everyone else in the family, including at times my young nieces and nephew. Mum owns one of the top floral design studios in the area, is a semi-professional photographer, has exhibited her work a number of times, has a flourishing garden, a stunning home, has been married to Dad for over 50 years and, of course, has AMAZING children <snort>. Mum is on of my closest, dearest friends in addition to being my mother and I am so very grateful for her wisdom, her fabulous sense of humor, her generosity and her love. We are blessed indeed.
Last night we celebrated this milestone with an almost indescribably delicious six course dinner prepared and served by a talented and sough after private chef. Some other day, when I am perhaps not suffering from the most glorious food hangover, I will share more about what we had but suffice it to say it was beyond anything we imagined. It was an absolutely deserving event for someone who spoils and pampers us all with her own culinary talents so we were thrilled to be able to do this for her.
It’s very hard for me to make cards for my parents. Perhaps it is because I am frustrated with my lack of ability to put into that card all the love and admiration and devotion I have for them. But I DO try. This year I wanted to create something simple yet embellished, something clean and elegant but with a splash of color, something that personified my Mum in a small way. I came up with this:
She loved it and I am so glad!
Happy Birthday, Mum! I love you more than words can say!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: Just For You
Tools and Embellishments: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Folder, Paper Snips, 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Basic Pearls, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Dazzling Details.