Happy Birthday 44

Mona Pendleton | Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 7:03 PM |

Hi there! I'm so happy that I'm ahead of the game so to say :) I'm in need of a birthday card for my sweet Mother-in-Law who's birthday is in a few weeks. Let's just say she is in her young 80's which is the new 70's right? :) We were chatting a few weeks ago about the forever skyrocketing cost of college tuition and she shared with me that when she attended Dillard University, a historically private black university, more than 60 years ago, tuition ALONE was a $147 a year!!!! Quite shocking!!! I'm sure that was a lot of money back then but today, that wouldn't even pay for the $600 per semester parking permit at ASU! sigh...

I made Barbara this rather clean and simple Birthday card:
Her sorority colors were pink and green so I inked up the smaller rose from Blooming Roses with Razzle Berry ink, the leaves with Sour Apple ink and stamped my own patterned paper.
 For sketch inspiration, I joined along with Seize The Sketch challenge:
For color inspiration, I joined along with this week's Papercraft Star challenge and opted to focus on colors taken from the inspiration photo:
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Thanks so much for visiting!
Be Sweet ;)
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44 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lisa said...

What a lovely card for your MIL Mona, the roses are so pretty! I can't believe that tuition. Today's students are in hock for most of their adult lives. We have something in common my friend. My sweet sweet late MIL was also a Barbara!!

Heather Jensen said...

I am sure your MIL will love this clean but not simple birthday card. :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the BG you created with your PRETTY roses! Your MIL is going to LOVE that you created a card for her with her colors!

Greta said...

What a neat idea to use your M-I-L's sorority colors for her card! Beautifully created paper & incredible stitching, as always, Mona!

Lesley said...

What a pretty background you have stamped! Love the soft colors. Thank you for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Davi said...

Very pretty card Mona, really like the layers down the side with the beautiful roses :) Your MIL will love it for sure!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So lovely - The button, the distressed edging, and the stitching, just BRILLIANT!

RobinH said...

Awesome birthday card, Mona! Really showcases your gorgeous stamp so well!

Kate said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the stamp and the colors!

Fiona said...

Lovely card, Mona! Love those gorgeous roses!

Pauline said...

Absolutely beautiful Mona, what a fab card in these cheerful summery colours!

Kim said...

Love your CAS card! Beautiful colors and background. Your MIL is going to love it.

HawaiiRenee said...

Lovely and perfectly colored, Mona! I just love your rose stamp set! I received mine about a week ago! So pretty! Love seeing what you do with it! So inspiring! Thanks so much!
Aloha,
Renee

justsomestuffimade said...

That's a lovely card - your stamped background is so pretty Mona ;) Your MIL will love it! Rx

Ros Crawford said...

Happy birthday to your MIL ... such a pretty card ...

Ros Crawford said...

Ooops forgot to say Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star!!

Christine L said...

Gorgeous birthday card Mona... love that pink and green together and what a fab rose stamp!

And it's a lovely feeling to be 'ahead' isn't it.... I don't often get there!! hehe

Hugs
Christine x

Robyn said...

Love your roses..how nice that you have such a loving relationship with your mother-in-law!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I know your MIL is gonna love this beautiful card.

Julia Aston said...

What a vibrant card for your MIL Mona - I'm sure she'll appreciate the colors you chose!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful birthday card, Mona! Love the sweet blooming roses and wonderful colors.. so perfect to wish your MIL a happy day!

Gale Evans said...

Mona, what a gorgeous card! I really love the beautiful roses. Perfect colors! Thanks for sharing!

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Tracey Sabella said...

Your MIL sounds like an amazing person. What a lovely card for her. Yes, the cost of college is skyrocketing!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Pammy said...

Lovely card, Mona!!! Fabulous roses!

Brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful! Perfect colors too!

Stacey Schafer said...

so gorgeous, Mona! love your use of the Seize the Sketch! so glad you could play along!

Deb Lewis said...

So gorgeous! I LOVE the colors! These roses are amazing!

Linda said...

Love the pretty background you have created on this beautiful card,

PaperMomma said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love how you created your custom bg paper; those roses look magnificent! The colors are just perfect too! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Cindy Percovich said...

Pretty pretty pretty, Mona! The rose background looks so magnificent! I love your take on the sketch!

~amy~ said...

Mona, this is gorgeous...love those blooms and your colors!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the colors.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So gorgeous! Love the colours you chose! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

Sleepy Stamper said...

$147! That is amazing! Your card is so fun and sweet! I just love pink and green color combos. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.

Hugs,
Anitra

Ashley said...

So pretty! Your MIL will love the gorgeous roses! Lovely color too!

Cecilia said...

Lovely! Really gorgeous use of your beautiful rose stamp! WOW!

Linda R said...

I am positive that your MIL is going to love this card! I know I do!

Hugs~

Kerry said...

Lovely CAS card! Those roses are absolutely incredible! I really need to order that set! It's gorgeous! Thanks for reminding me!

Beth said...

Wow, your MIL is so lucky to have such a talented DIL! This card is magnificent and I'm sure she will love it! And in her sorority colors, no less! Great job, Mona, this is gorgeous!

sandi said...

How pretty! Love how you turned the sketch and the yummy flower pp......perfect for this!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Mona! Wow, those roses are amazing!

nmnastali said...

Beautiful !!! Simple -- but certainly not plain !! :)) :))
Love the gorgeous blooms & bright fun colors --- a celebration of life for sure!!
She will love it !!
Xo

PapierGirl said...

Gorgeous card Mona - I am sure your MIL with love it! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch! :)


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