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2.02.2009

Happy Birthday, Mommy


Happy Birthday, Mommy!

This posting is dedicated to my mother whose birthday is today! We celebrated this weekend with dinner at SweetWater Tavern and a movie - Slumdog Millionaire. The food was fabulous and the movie was OUTSTANDING! Mac and I love SweeWater and decided to share it with her and she soon realized why we rave over it! The food and service is like no other. No wonder there is almost always a wait (good thing we phoned ahead because our wait time was nearly 2 hours) and no carryout order policy!! As for the movie, normally I do not like the award winning/nominated films, but this one I really enjoyed. If you have not seen it already, well please try; it's worth every penny! I haven't seen a lot of movies, but I think Slumdog beats Benjamin Button!

This card was inspired by the Loonie Stamper's Challenge colors of lemon tart, dark chocolate, raspberry fizz, and plum pudding. When I saw the colors, I thought that there was no way I could make card with those colors. I ended up liking how it turned out, but more importantly, so did my mom (well at least she said she did)!!!

So, will you make a card with these colors? Well, here's how I made this one:

Instructions
  1. Make card base by trimming cardstock to 4.25" x 11" then score at 5.5"
  2. Stamp damasks in a pattern on card base.
  3. Trim raspberry fizz cardstock into two different strips and adhere to bottom of card base.
  4. Tie ribbon around card base.
  5. Adhere flowers and dew dots over damask pattern.
  6. Stamp sentiment.
:: My Goodies {Happy Birthday, Mommy} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Birthday Basics; Inkadinkado-Bold Damasks
Ink: ColorBox-Chestnut
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-lemon tart + rapsberry fizz
Accessories: Making Memories-flowers; Robin's Nest-dew dots; Papertrey Ink-plum pudding satin ribbon
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

12 comments:

Catherine said...

Ashley, this is absolutely stunning.

I tried this color combo earlier but keep getting stuck with the plum pudding. I gave up after an hour doing the sketch...LOL! Maybe i have to sleep on it first and see if i can come up with something... we'll see :)

Stamping Cafe said...

This is stunning!Love it!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card. ...and I live right down the street from Sweetwater. We went to Bonefish Grill on Saturday instead of Sweetwater, because the wait was too long. How funny if we would've run into each other :)

Deanna said...

You did a beautiful job with the colors Ashley! Thanks so much for playing!

Deanna said...

Oh and I forgot to mention... congrats on the news letter! So awesome!

Wendy said...

I love it when you play along with us, because you always do such a great work! Really!!! Say happy bday to your Mom for me! LOL

Anonymous said...

That card is gorgeous! The colors are vibrant. But then again, all of your cards are. Happy Birthday and best wishes to your mom.
~Kimberly B.

Jewels said...

I LOVE, love, LOVE how you used the colors this week. It is such a Feisty looking card! Awesome job!

Regan said...

great card......I know tough colours this week huh..you made it look easy!

Anonymous said...

Love your card, love your style completely and, agree about Slumdog.

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! Such a unique and striking color combo!

Charlene Austin said...

Awesome!! How could she not love it. I give it to you girl....you made those colors look good. I am still not sure I will forgive Wendy for picking them though.

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