Friday, September 16, 2011

Celebrating 104 Years. Wow!

My husband's grandmother is turning 104 next weekend. She is a remarkable woman, living on her own up until she was in her 90s, then living with my in-laws until going into an assisted living facility a couple of years ago. Her health has been declining steadily and her mind is starting to fail her, but she still has some amazing stories to tell. A truly incredible woman - one of God's treasures. So today I want to share the birthday card I created for her.

The challenge over at Birthday Sundaes this week is to create a criss-cross card. I have been wanting to make one of these for awhile, and I thought this would be the perfect occasion to try it out. I used a cut file from Sam & Hailey Designs for the card. (I had the cutter file in my stash already and just hadn't gotten to it yet. I am trying to start using all of the wonderful cutter files I have accumulated over the years, instead of just collecting them to use sometime "later".) The patterned papers are all from K & Company (Classic K McKenna). I used a ribbon from my stash and added some pink gems with my i-rock. A couple of flowers from my stash were adhered with a brad from Creative Charms. I then stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment from Stampin' Up with my Cranberry ink pad and applied clear glitter embossing powder. It was punched out with an EK Success scallop punch and adhered to the card with foam circles.

Here you can see the tag pulled out from the card.

*Birthday Sundaes (Challenge #26: Criss Cross Birthday Card)
*Party Time Tuesdays (Challenge #33: Ribbon, Trim & Fibers... Oh My!)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Kelly, this is so gorgeous and elegant! I love the papers you used! You did a fabulous job with the criss-cross card! I hope your husband's grandma has a very happy birthday! WOW, 104 - I can't even imagine!! Have a great weekend my friend :)


  2. STUNNING card Kelly for what I can imagine is a STUNNING woman! God bless her!

  3. Really wonderful card, Kelly! And Congrats to your grandma, mine lived to 102. You have a wonderful blog and I am a new follower. I would love to have you visit and perhaps follow too! Have fun and God Bless your Gramma!
    Cindy Porter

  4. Beautiful Card Kelly! I'm a new follower of you blog and I must say that it's really cute and bright! I love your work and can't wait to see more. Come and visit me if
    you get the chance.


  5. Beautiful criss cross card! Thanks for sharing this week at Birthday Sundaes :)Amy

  6. I love this criss cross card! Beautiful papers and lovely layered flowers, awesome trimmings.

    Thank you so much for playing with Party Time Tuesdays this week, we love to have you, do come again! :)Peggy