Thursday, March 27, 2008

My present and a card!

Edited to add: Just after midnight last night I hit post. Would you believe that 30 seconds before that the server went down? I spent 45 minutes waiting for it to come back and it didn't. I guess it's better late than never. *smiles*

I am exhausted and excited about this post! I have just spent 12 hours away from home with 1/3 of that in a vehicle driving. We spent a wonderful day with family so it was worth it. On the way to our destination I met with my mum for a few minutes. My b-day is coming up and since she knew she wouldn't see me on my birthday she decided to give me my present early. The funny thing about my mum is once you have the present in your hand you have to open it. I totally get it...especially since mum's b-day presents are always personal presents. Do you want to see what she gave me??? Let me prepare you...I was verklempt ...










She had my very first stamp set framed!!! She ordered it, she took a stamping/scrapbook lesson and put this together for me. Is that not the sweetest thing? I am so blessed!!! I plan to place it above my desk so that I can look at it every day. Thank you so much mum!! I love you.

I also want to thank Jennifer from Scrapbookin Adventures for her part in orchestrating this too!

So now onto today's card...



Recipe
Stamp Set(s):
-Supah Star (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF

Ink
-Black by Ranger
-Cranberry by Ranger

Paper
-White Prismatic by Prism Paper

Patterned Paper
-Mayflower by Rusty Pickle

Accessories:
-Brad
-Pitch Black Acrylic Paint Dabber by Ranger (used on the guitar)

Tools:
-Star Punch by EK Success
-Corner Rounder by EK Success

Technique:
-Sponging

Have a supah star day!

47 comments:

Andria aka prairie mom said...

Your mom is such a sweetheart. If I am understanding right, she needed lessons to scrapbook and she did such an amazing job! Can you share her? :)
Great card too. Have a good day!

Cindee Stacey said...

I got chills looking at this gift your mom gave you!!!! That's something you'll treasure forever and your mom is SOOOOOOO thoughtful!! She did an AWESBOMB job on it!!!! Also, YOU are one talented lady and I look forward to more wonderful things coming from you! (We see where you get some of that talent from now!!:-))

Lorie said...

That is absolutely one of the most thoughtful gifts that I have ever seen! Just wow!

acreativeneed said...

Wow! What a sweet thing for your Mom to do! What a great keepsake for you too.
Deena

Denise Bryant said...

That is the sweetest most thoughtful thing a mom could do. Enjoy your path to success and thanks for taking us along with you.

Niki Estes said...

Wow, she did an amazing job! Very sweet birthday present! Happy Birthday when it gets here!

Flossie's Follies said...

what a totally wonderful gift, how very thoughtful and creative of your mother, it is beautiful. Your new Elvis guitar card is cute.

Melissa said...

That is so sweet! I got tears in my eyes reading your post and seeing her gift. You have a wonderful and caring mom. She's so proud! And you should be too! Way to go!! Happy early birthday!

Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) said...

Mom's are just the sweetest people. That was so nice of her and thoughtful. Only a mother would think of something like that. I truley got tears in my eyes reading your post. Thanks for sharing.

Shivani said...

It is indeed the best gift u culd have ever get...it feels so good ..when sumone special does sumthing so touching & special for U.....u r blessed with a very sweet mother..u shuld too thank her in a very special way..just a thought..
Have a gr88 birthday ahead..!!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Oh my goodness!! That is amazing!! That is the most thoughtful, kind and overwhelming thing to do!! She did an amazing job as well!!!! I would have been a mess!!

beate said...

Your Mom is the sweetest! Love the gift she gave you! Love and Pride in you is just shining through!

I love the card you came up with!
Hugs and smiles

Christina Fischer said...

That has to be the best gift ever! I can't imagine how you felt when you opened it!

Your card is fantastic, too! :)

Kelsey said...

What a wonderful gift! This is something that I've wanted to do with my set- Everyday Blessings. I love how it has the date the set was released. SO COOL!

Chelle said...

i admit it...i teared up a little...how stinkin' sweet of her!! it is fantastic!
chelle

Julie Campbell said...

Oh my gosh, Alli! This is the best present ever! WOW! I can see where you get your talent! You are one lucky girl!!!

mudmaven said...

What a great mom! So thoughtful and she did a really wonderful job! Congrats on your achievement and Happy Birthday! ~chris

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, is this not the best b-day present ever - it is just sooo...oh my gosh awesome!

Rose Ann said...

That is so special and sweet of your Mom to do this for you! I love it!! Happy Birthday, Alli!!

I love your card too!!

Janine said...

What a wonderful thing for her to do!!! Happy Birthday!

Kristy Vernon said...

The gift that your mom made for you is incredible. That is so touching and such a sweet idea. I bet that will be great inspiration for you as you work and will always let you remember your first set. Cool!

mitchells2000 said...

Wow - your mom's gift is FANTASTIC! What a sweet surprise... and I can see why she would want to see you open it! Did you cry? I would have! That's awesome!
Love your stuff, as always!

Karen said...

Omigosh, that gift from your mom literally brought tears to my eyes. How proud she is of you--it's so sweet!

Deanna said...

Oh my goodness, that is awesome! So thoughtful! I must say though, for us of us who want but don't have your set yet... it is pure torture seeing it sealed behind glass! I see it in scrapbook room with a sign above it that says... "break glass in case of a stress emergency"
*smile*

denise said...

What a wonderful gift of love from your mom! That is just so great!

Anonymous said...

What a great gift...you will always have a keepsake from your first set...very thoughtful. Don't you love it when people put thought into your gift? :) Makes it that much more special.

Charmaine

Jillabella said...

Too stinkin cute! That's SO something my mom would do. Doesn't it just make you all warm and fuzzy? You deserve it, it's better than an award...it's your first stamp set!!! xoxo

retiredheather said...

You are one lucky gal. Your Mom is obviously very proud of you and you deserve it. I was using your stamp set today and realized again how versatile it is.
Retired Heather
PS Happy Birthday

shel9999 said...

Awwwwww....that just about makes me teary!! How SWEET and thoughtful of your mom!!! And she even took a class! Awwwww....What a totally wonderful gift!!!

Super cute card too! I love the papers!

Julie Masse said...

Amazing gift Alli!! What a truly wonderful thing for her to do!! :)

leenda said...

Way to go Alli's Mum! What a thoughtful gift & keepsake! It made me want to cry......

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, Alli! I'm sure O would have cried! How very thoughtful!

Juliana said...

WOW!!!
I am speechless!!


That is just about the sweetest thing I have EVER heard of!
WOW!

huntla1 said...

What a wonderful gift! It is beautifully done and it is so personal and meaningful. How perfect! Makes me miss my mom that much more. You do have something to be so proud of. I love your set! Your rock star card is -- well rockin'! Great job!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

You made me get all teary. . .what a precious gift! So heartfelt and thoughtful! You have a WONDERFUL mom! (but I'm sure you know that! )

Dawn Easton said...

Oh nmy goodness Alli! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes! I can just imagine how wonderful you must feel!!! It's gorgeous!!

Donelda said...

Oh Alli, I've got to tell you, when I read your post and saw your mom's present, I totally got tears in my eyes!! How thoughtful and sweet of your mom!!

Happy birthday!! :-)

Tanja said...

What a wonderful Mum you have! She must be SO proud of you!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Just like a mom to Surprise you in no way any other could....Love it!!! (((Hugs)))

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Alli, you had me in tears! What a wonderful gift...and that it came from your Mom and all the effort she put in...honestly, I'll probably break down a couple more times over this today! So special!

milkshake007 said...

Wow....what an awesome gift your mom gave you...she's soooo proud of you. Just beautiful!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

How cool must your mom be?! That has got to be one of the all-time-great birthday gifts I have ever seen. Truly. How incredibly thoughtful and special. I know you must have just burst into tears! So, so awesome!

Joan B said...

Ok, I love your MOM!! Great card too!

ALLY said...

That is the coolest gift ever!!!! Happy belated birthday! What a sweet Mom!!!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

OMGosh Alli that is so awesome! Reading and seeing that totally brough tears to my eyes. Wow, what a Mum! You deserve it!

Julia Stainton said...

Wow! Your mom rocks! That is fabulous
Alli! I'm sure you will treasure it always! Congrats again on your first stamp set!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift your Mom made for you -- truly precious and to be cherished!!!