Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Someone's Turning 90!
A question I get from a lot of people is "What the heck do you do with all those cards you make??!!" Last year I happened to notice an article written in my church's newsletter by the parish nurse asking if folks would be interested in sending cards on a regular basis to some of the older members of the congregation who are shut-ins. To a cardmaker this was a "no-brainer" and I immediately signed on to send cards to 5 people. To my surprise (and delight!) some of them started sending me little notes back!! A correspondence really flourished between Ed and me (I think if Ed hadn't been 90 my dh might have been a bit jealous!) until he passed away last year. Shortly afterwards I received a letter from one of his daughters who lived out of state and had visited her dad every month. She wanted to let me know how much my cards had meant to her dad and how much she herself had enjoyed my creations! Her own church has a similar card ministry and she was going to let them know what a difference a card and a short note can make in a lonely person's life.
The card I'm sharing today is for Ann who turns 90 next month! I thought the coordinating Stampin' Up patterned papers I chose would be perfect as they have a sweet vintage feel to them. The cupcake is from Hero Arts (HA) LL247 Birthday Cupcakes. I switched out the cherry on top for the pink resin flower embellie I found at Michael's. The sentiment is from HA CL280 Elephants. The cake stand was die cut using Cricut Summer in Paris cart and then embossed with Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. I had a light green paper doily in my stash so I added a piece of it to the stand. The layered flower was die cut using Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cart. I can't wait to deliver this to Ann in person along with some homemade cupcakes :)
Other Materials Used: Stampin' Up cs and ink, Nesties
Hope you have an enormously wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!