Last month, my DH organized a surprise birthday party for my "29th" (I won't tell you how many times I've celebrated my 29th birthday! LOL). It was a very well-kept secret, and I was very surprised! We started by going to the beach with the girls for a walk along the water's edge. The water seemed very cold to me and my toes, but it wasn't too cold for some-there were people swimming in it! Yikes! Fortunately we were there just for a walk and to soak up the beautiful sunshine. As we were leaving the beach, my hubby pulled a blindfold out of his pocket and I got into the car without knowing/seeing where we were going.
Little did I know that he was driving in a crazy pattern, trying to throw me off course so I wouldn't realize we were headed back toward my mother-in-law's around the corner from our house. What he didn't realize was that after the second turn, we were driving out of my mental directional grid, and I was already lost! He kept driving for about 25 minutes, up a hill, down a hill, turning left, turning right, doing a three-point turn, and on and on...I was actually starting to feel carsick! LOL Fortunately we reached our destination before I was too ill, and I got out of the car, still blindfolded, and was guided into the backyard. I was told to remove my blindfold, and discovered where we were, and that there were a lot of witnesses to my getting older! LOL It was a great day, catching up with friends and family and just being surrounded by so many people I loved!
Of course, being a stamper, I just had to come up with a gorgeous, yet quick, card to thank all of my guests for their generosity, and for helping to make my birthday so special! I wanted to personalize it with my initial, since I have this graceful alphabet set that I've yet to use. This card is what I came up with. Normally, I am a fan of blue, or softer colours for a card, but I had used the Raspberry Tart dsp, and the Rose Red was the only colour that would make this card work. I liked the idea of using a shorter piece of ribbon instead of trying to tie (and mail!) some 20-odd bows. It would have been too much stress trying to tie my bows perfectly for each card! LOL I know, I have issues...
All in all, for a card that isn't normally my colour choice, I liked the way it turned out to look flowy and graceful, and feminine! Just like what I want to be, when I grow up!
Have a great day!