Sunday, June 22, 2014

Celebrating Birthday #93 and Counting!

Of 10 aunts and uncles from his father's side of the family and 11 from his mother's family, my husband's last surviving aunt is about to have her 93rd birthday!!!!  I, being from a small family, have always found the size of my husband's family mind-boggling!  Being the last of her generation in the family, I have been trying to be sure I make and send a birthday card to Aunt Joanie every year.  I even made two cards for her several years ago when the entire family "showered" her with cards for her 90th birthday. . .two because I made one for my husband's mother to send as well.  Aunt Joanie has an amazing sense of humor, and it is certainly easy to keep her in a special place in your heart.

I love tag card, so decided to borrow a card design made by my sister, Heidi Gonzales (My Lil' Scrap Corner blog) several years ago that I have always admired, and I thank her for the idea.  My card uses the same color tones and some of the same papers, but is 5-1/2" square instead of an A2 size.  I have also added another background layer, sewing machine stitching, pearls, and changed the sentiment and placement.  I hope Aunt Joanie likes her card, which will travel from Washington to Kansas for her birthday.

Recipe:  Paper: Georgia Pacific White cs (base); Recollections-Dots, Stripes & Plaids; MME-Everyday Tango (blue-green dot);  MME Fine & Dandy-Tickled Pink Delicate/ Engaging/ Delighted.  Papertrey Ink stamps/die:  Delightful Dahlia.  Copic Markers.  SU punch: Word Window/ Scallop Edger.  Zutter Corner Rounder (pocket).  Martha Stewart punch: Lace Floral Edger (inside).  Computer-made sentiment/ Xiorama font.  Stash:  Button, Baker's Twine, Pearls, Crochet Lace.  Sewing machine zig-zag/ straight stitch.

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