Happy Monday night to you all! I am here with a card set for The Shabby Tea Room: Week #172 "Summer Breeze". Here is the lovely inspiration photo:
COLORS IN THE PHOTO AND ADD A FABRIC ELEMENT!
I love this photo! And I would love to have that light aqua blue quilt in the bottom of the photo for my bedroom! So pretty!!!! My cards were inspired by all of these sweet and soft colors and the roses laying on the top of the pile!
I started this card with Paper Sweeties "You are the most wonderful" stamp set. I added the word "little" from a Papertrey Ink baby set. I love this paper sweeties stamp set! I am hoping that Debbie will add additional words to a 2nd set in the future....like niece, nephew, cousin, baby, teacher, doctor, nurse, etc. and maybe another sentiment like "Happy Birthday to the most wonderful...". I sure love the fonts in this set!!!! For this card which will be given to one of my 4 sisters I used some digital papers and some oval diecuts. I added some felt roses and lace as my "fabric" elements. And I embellished the oval with some background cloud stamping (Unity Stamp Company) and some dimensional paint dots in a light pink. I added the light blue color in the photo into the bottom half of my oval diecut with a digital paper and a sno-cone button. LOVE that light aqua color!
This cupcake card is for a very dear cousin who celebrates her birthday today! Happy Birthday Stacey!!!
I love the soft roses and peaches of this card....I added embossed vellum over the top of the patterned digital paper to lighten it somewhat.
On a personal note:
Yesterday would have been my dear husband's 56th birthday. It is the second birthday that Tim and I have celebrated without him. Last year I decided that I would take a picture of Tim and I together on each of Stuart's birthday's to keep as a special keepsake for Tim as he grows up. I hope to add some words about his Dad into the book for him as I know he will have lots of questions about who his Papa Stuart was as he grows up and becomes a man.
Here is this year's photo of us:
And a few goofy candids....
We took the pictures before going to place flowers at Stuart's grave site. The roses are from our garden and we decorated the jar with Happy Birthday sentiments and wrote little notes to Papa Stu too. God surely placed peace in our hearts that day and we felt joy for the many blessings we have in our lives even as we miss our Stuart so very much.
A friend sent me this poem to commemorate Stuart's special day. Many of us have loved ones that we miss on their birthdays so I thought I would share it....