Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my Mom's birthday. 
I won't mention how old she is today but we are so blessed to have her in our lives on a daily basis!  She is such a strong person and is well deserving her own day to celebrate! 
Making a card for her is always a challenge. 
This is because she loves everything and sometimes it is hard to surprise her with something new.  Well I have not had any time to ink up my new stamps for last months release,
so this was the perfect time to do it. 
My Mom was born and raised in Salina, Kansas. 
She speaks so fondly of her life growing up and I remember visiting my grandparents
there numerous times.
So it was easy for me to turn to my new sunflower reminded me of Kansas!
My daughter did not have school yesterday, so she wanted to try out my new Martha Stewart scissors and made the green "grass" behind the picket fence.
For my fence I ran it through my cuttle bug using the wood grain die to add texture.  
I added some twine and stamped my sunflower stamp using both terra cotta and summer sunrise ink. 
I love the effect!  I also added the hounds tooth in the background....I couldn't wait to ink it up!
I hope you enjoy the card as much as my Mom did!


  1. Great card, Anna! I love your combination of the different stamp sets and dies!

  2. Beautiful card, Anna! Great minds think alike...I've had visions of pairing the sunflower with the picket fence die. Haven't tried executing it yet, but I love what you did! Those MS scissors make awesome grass, don't they?

  3. so pretty, anna! i love that you put so much texture in place. cute new blog photo as well!

  4. that sunflower is gorgeous with the picket fence!

  5. Oh Anna what a wonderful card!! I love the fence with the sunflower!! Hope your Mom had a wonderful day!!

  6. Very pretty card. Love the color combinations. I think your card is a good capture of Kansas.

  7. Oh wow! What a beautiful card. I love the die work and the lovely colors used. Your mom will be beyond thrilled. I really must give that fence die a whirl. It looks so lovely how you've used it. Brava!

  8. Beautiful card! My husband has been on many business trips to Salina! Happy Birthday to your mom!!

  9. What a perfect card for your mom. It really does scream Kansas to me!