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!

12 comments:

Sanne said...

What a fab birthday card - love that yummy cupcake - beautiful job Robin!

joy said...

Love that card and the story behind it, Robin! Cards can make such a difference to any recipient, but when you can't get out much, a card is great medicine!

Tiffany said...

What a truly heartwarming story to hear! The card is lovely and how thoughtful of you to provide cards for this group of people!

Lisa said...

What a nice story, Robin- makes me smile :)
Your card is just full of gorgeous details and Ann will surely be thrilled to receive it!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Robin, your card is stunning--love your design and love the story behind your cards. Great job and thank you for your sweet comments. God bless you.

Brenda said...

Hi Robin! I love how the doily looks like it's actually draped over a table! And the cupcake looks really yummy! It's so nice to be able to care for people in this way!

SmallWorld at Home said...

That gave me goosebumps, Robin. What a beautiful way to use your gift.

Nancy said...

Oh Robin you are so kind. What a wonderful idea, and such a rewarding gift. I know, from my own experience that this card will be greatly appreciated. If Ann is anything like my 91 year old Mother, I know she loves sweets. Your cupcake card is perfect!

Eve said...

the card looks so yummy! luv the doily too :-)

Barb said...

What a lovely thing for you to do, Robin! I'll bet each time someone receives a card from you, it makes them feel so special! I have a feeling Ann is going to be staring at this one for a very long time! I love every detail too! So beautifully done, my friend!

Rosemary said...

what a yummy card! and what a lovely ministry you are participating in through your church! i bet ann will be just thrilled when she gets this beauty!

Anette H said...

What a great card, Robin!! And thanks for sharing the story behind it, little things DO mean a lot!