Happy 84th Donna ~ Mojo 246

 A very special lady will be celebrating her 84th birthday this weekend.  She deserves an extra special card for the occasion.  Here is what I came up with, thanks to some help from the current Mojo Monday sketch.

I flipped the sketch on its side and had to run the ribbon under my "tag" so you could read the sentiment, but I think you can still see how the sketch inspired me.

To be honest I really like the sketch just as it is, so I'm sure I will try it again.

Using the Apothecary Framelits made the tag super simple, but I fancied it up just a bit more.  The Very Vanilla was too stark for my card, so I sponged some Pink Pirouette all over it, then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and very lightly, on the very edge I sponged Basic Gray.   Next I inked up the sentiment in Pink Pirouette (PP), stamped it, cleaned my stamp, inked it up again with Black Staz-On and stamped just slightly above the PP image.  This is hard to see, but it does give some depth to my card.

As you can see I had fun playing with even more of my new goodies.  ;)   My favorite thing is the teeny tiny stamp and matching punch set.  I'm in love with them.  I also used my favorite standby, Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

On a personal note, I've been enjoying the passing of time myself.  I find with my kids growing up time is passing a bit too fast for my taste, but this afternoon I took the time to look out on my balcony and see this tiny bird.  She/he was kind enough to let me take several pictures.

Can you spot it?  It's on top of that pole I'm using to train my Wisteria "tree".

I hope you can take some time to enjoy the passing of time.  Perhaps with a little creativity or bird watching. 

I think I am going to add some Basic Pearls to those butterflies and get this card in the mail for Donna.  Happy 84th birthday, sweet lady.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

It might be easier to list what I didn't use on this card than what I did, but here goes.  :)  All items are Stampin' UP! unless otherwise noted.

Ink: Pink Pirrouette, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Primrose Petals
Paper: Very Vannilla, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Fan Fair DSP
Stamps: From My Heart, Lovely Little Labels,
Misc.: Square Punches, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Little Labels Punch Pack, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Black Taffeta Ribbon

Fan Fair Designer Series Paper
Fan Fair DSP

From My Heart Clear-Mount Stamp Set
From My Heart

Lovely Little Labels Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Lovely Little Labels
Little Labels Punch Pack
Little Labels Punch Pack
Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies
Apothecary Accents Framelits


Colleen Dietrich said...

Heather, I know what you mean about kids growing up too quickly. :( Makes me sad if I think about it too long. Glad you were able to enjoy some quiet moments with that pretty little bird! It looked happy sitting on that pole. :)

I looked through several of your posts and love the SU stamps you use. :) They are ones I would choose, too. So elegant!

Thanks for coming to visit my blog, and adding me to your favorites. So nice of you! I added my own pic to your sidebar of Followers.

Heather North said...

Thank you, Colleen. I love your elegant style.