The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, October 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mom!

(Spoiler Alert:  MOM! If you haven't yet opened that package I sent you, do NOT read any further or you will spoil the surprise!!! OK?)

TGIF, my friends! This is the first time in what seems like eons that I've had any time at all to do (and then post about) even a little bit of recreational crafting all for my own personal purposes. Life on Bliss Road has been all kinds of crazy busy the past several months. Half the time I don't know if I'm coming or going! It's all good, but I miss creating regularly. So I positively welcomed the chance to do some personal crafting as my mom's birthday approached. I sent a package off to her earlier in the week (fingers crossed that it arrived in time!!), and I couldn't wait to share the fun birthday card I made for her. Without further ado, here it is:


and now for the punch line inside:


I hope this makes her laugh out loud!!! The image and sentiment stamps come from a hilarious stamp set called Gossip, Hot Flashes, and Crazy that I earned from Unity Stamp Co. back in June for being the Growing In Unity gal of the week. It's such a snarky collection! When I first saw this set, I started reading some of the sentiments to my husband and he told me that I absolutely needed to get this one. It kind of reminded me of Emerson Quillin's snarky "Listen Honey" cartoons, of which my mom has always been a fan, so my Gossip set was the first thing I reached for when it was time to make her birthday card. Those elegant retro ladies' dresses are such fun to paper-piece!

I also used a label frame from Unity's Season of Joy set, and the "happy birthday" sentiment is from How YOU Doin'? And a little red polka-dotted washi tape was just the ticket for dressing up the inside of this card.

Well, my To-Do list beckons and we have {yet another} busy weekend ahead of us, so I really must run. I'm linking up with Unity's Friends With Flair party today.

And, Mom, I hope you are having a FABULOUS birthday today! Is there a decorated birthday cake (or some other sinfully good yummy) in your plans for the day? If not, there should be!! Get out there and celebrate like you mean it!!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!!

Thanks for dropping by!
Emily

23 comments:

Kris said...

I love this set. Such a great card. I like how you divided the sentiment between the front and the inside and the addition of the washi tape is just the right touch.

Ruby said...

Emily this is a very pretty card. Love all the colours that you used.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love the punchline! And I love this card! So happy you and your family are well and loving life. Happy birthday to your mom!

Benzi said...

I'm sure your Mom loves getting any card her daughter has made. I'm sure they are very special to her.

Lots of dots which I love. And, the retro lady is very cool in her paper pieced dress.

I think we all wonder what happened as soon as we get to a certain age......hmmmmmmmm :-)

Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Lisa said...

HAHAHA, LOVE this Emily and your mom will have a good laugh too! Also love your DP, polka dot washi and PRETTY polka dot ribbon bloom!!

Pam said...

This made me LOL!! How fun, and love the red. Your Mom will love it!!

Angeline Choo said...

awww, what a fun card for your mum!! Lovely. :)

Terri Burson said...

You made me laugh out loud. Love it!

Tameko said...

Great card design....Luv this stamp!

Linda R said...

Your card is great.. I just know your MOM is going to love it.

Hugs~

Michelle said...

Your mom will love this! Love the paper, washi, and bow. all of the colors go together fabulously! Absolutely beautiful!

Auntie Em said...

'Happy Birthday to your Mom' and what a great card. What an awesome image on the front the shape you used reminds me of a sleeve pattern. Cool!
The matching washi and ribbon to go with the little dotted pattern paper is so cute and retro looking.
Another one of your amazing designs Emily! :)

Rachel W K said...

Love the snark!! This is such a prefect card for any mom. Such a great design

Jessi Fogan said...

Happy busy is fabulous :) I love this bright & cheerful & FUNNY card (and now I'm off to follow all your links, lol). Happy happy birthday Emily's mom!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Someone could use that sentiment in my card every year, cause it is sure how I feel. Love this card and HB to your mom.

Greta said...

Oh your mom must have just cracked up when she saw this terrific card! Hope she had a great birthday! Love the flower, by the way!

Annette Allen said...

aww Happy Birthday to your mom.. this card is amazing..

JPScraps said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! i love the cards you made for her.

:: Lindy :: said...

Love. This. Card!!! I'm sure your Mom loved it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the retro feel of this, and even more so the funny sentiment! It made me smile. :) I'm sure your mom will love it.

Miwa said...

What a fab card! Gorgeous to look at and funny to read. Happy birthday to your mom! :)

SherylK said...

I just recently got this set and can't wait to use it. I LOVE what you did with it. Beautiful!!

Scrapper Myra said...

LOL. hope your mom did not continue reading. Happy bday to her. Great card.