Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Nan!



There is no question in my mind that I have the best mother-in-law on the planet!  She is celebrating her 83rd birthday today and she truly gets even more magnificent with each passing day. I have no idea how it's possible, but she does.  Bless.  I often marvel at how she manages to keep the back of her blouse perfectly wrinkle/crease-free because I am certain that she's got enormous angel wings tucked gracefully underneath. I am just sure of it.  Lucky for us, she lives with us and we are blessed each day with her kindness, her love and her sublime generosity of spirit.   We are lucky ducks indeed.

I had a lovely time making this card for my mother-in-law.  I know I always enjoy crafting, but this was something extra special because I knew this hug with a fold in the middle was destined for our wonderful earth angel.  I delighted in using only Waltzingmouse Stamps (Say It With Style, Off Beat Backgrounds, and Very Vintage Christmas) for this card.  The card's composition was based on this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge sketch which I knew my mother-in-law would adore.  I love how encouraging she is with my papercrafts and seems to really appreciate what I make.  I love how she looked at the card as if it was the greatest thing she'd ever seen (don't worry, I know it's not, but I adore how unwaiveringly supportive she is for those she loves).  I am so moved and inspired by her in every way and am so grateful that she is in our lives.

Here's a full view of the card and the WMSC sketch:




Thank you so much for allowing me to share with you just another of my cherished blessings.  Have an extraordinary day! 

11 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

I think it is so wonderful your obviously love for your mother in law. Not everyone can say that. This is a gorgeous card and such a great take on this weeks sketch. It is so elegant and bright at the same time. Love the beautiful lacy bow on it. I need more WM stamps!

Kelly S. said...

Ohhh this is just the most lovely card, and the sweetest words ever in your post, Jen! Makes me want to come over there and meet her! The patterned paper is gorgeous, and I love how the label looks with it. The flower and lace are so feminine and elegant indeedy! Did I mention I love the shape of your card??? A super fabulous sketch creation, you can see all of the love that was poured into it!

Gisèle said...

oh Jen, how blessed you are ! What a beautiful post, she sounds incredible. You are very lucky indeed. And your card shows all of the love you have for this woman. It is perfection. Very elegant and modern at the same time...Fantastic colors, love that flowery Prima paper ( i have a tiny piece left of it )....Bravo...

Mad for Paper said...

Jen,
your card is absolutely gorgeous. My MIL has been gone for a long time, but I too felt like she was an angel on earth. It is so nice to read your words when often we hear the exact opposite. You are all lucky to have each other.
Take care,
Ang

Lorraine said...

Gorgeousness! Love the paper, dainty lace & flower and how you brought out the blues in the paper with the flower & rhinestones. I am sure she loved it because it's beautiful and obviously made with great love for the recipient!

Joanne Gilch said...

Such a lovely card for your ANGEL! The lace and little blue flower look like just the right thing for your live in NAN on her birthday! Count your blessings and know that your creation is a work even heaven will love.

Maggie said...

You have been blessed w/a motheril like that.
I am inviting you to add your card to our gallery at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/american-pickers-with-linking-party.html
Have a great weekend,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

A terrific card deserves a terrific recipient. Love the color selection and every thing about your card.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a lovely card - she is going to adore it! Great take on the sketch this week and that lacy trim is divine!

Michelle said...

You can really tell that you enjoyed making this card, Miss Jen. And so wonderful the love you have for your mother-in-law....so rare even. This is a beauty of a card...you chose the perfect pieces to celebrate your feelings for her.

Jill said...

Jen, this is so feminine and beautiful . . . just the perfect card for your sweet MIL! She sounds like an angel, and you are lucky to have each other in your lives. :-) This is a delicate and deliciously pink card, wonderful take on the sketch, and all-around happy post! Thanks for sharing!