Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Orange Roses


Here is my take on Mercy's Tuesday sketch from this week (MTSC97).  I love the roses from Designed2Delight's Beautiful Life set.  They are jus so pretty and so much fun to color.  

My mom loved roses and had many bushes.  She had a real knack with them.  The sentiment seemed appropriate since I've been thinking about her a lot the last few days.  On my kids' birthdays I really miss her and wish they had gotten the opportunity to meet her.  I tell them about her, but it isn't the same. Yesterday was Lilah's first birthday and I was thinking how my mom would have loved to be a part of her life.  Didn't know I was going to get all personal and sentimental with this post, but sometimes that's how things work out.  I do have two big pots of meatballs (my mom's recipe) simmering away on the stove today, although I never can seem to get them to taste exactly like hers, hubby says I'm pretty close.

And here is a little picture of Lilah having her first ever cupcake!  Oh my gosh, she LOVED it.  There wasn't a crumb left.  I think she couldn't believe how sweet it was, she hasn't had any sugar at all before this.  I make her baby foods with whole foods.  She was thrilled, and super wound up from sugar afterwards.



Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope your week is going well!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Designed2Delight Beautiful Life, Gina K sentiment
Ink:  Printer, Palette Umber
Paper:  PTI ssw, PTI Kraft, SU Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, October Afternoon print
Embellishments:  copics, cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon, PTI twine, dimensionals

17 comments:

~ Kendra ~ said...

Awww...Lilah is so beautiful!! Cute picture! My little guy hated the cake on his 1st Birthday! It was so funny! He cried, he wanted nothing to do with it! Sorry about your mom. I love roses! Your card is amazing, as always! Great job! I love the twine around the roses! Great added touch! Hugs!!

Kendra

Joanne Gilch said...

loved hearing about your Mom. I know exactly how you feel, too! Just that now my kids are all grown. My Mom left me for Heaven when I was 27 and she never got to meet my son, Kevin. And the girls don't even remember her!!!! sniff, sniff
Your Card is amazing.

Joanne Gilch said...

I didn't even mention that cutie patootie licking all that goodness from her fingers!
You are a great Mom not letting her eat that
processed baby food. I remember feeding our last child only 'real' food, and my girls did the same with their children. It's just a wonderful feeling preparing the baby foo yourself!!!

Juls said...

sweet photo!!!!...great advert for cupcakes!!!!

Love the card to, so very stylish! Hugs Juls

Tammi said...

((hugs)) It's a beautiful card Kathy! I just saw that pic over on the SS thread and it makes me smile, what a cutie she is! Too funny she ate the whole thing! :) Dallie's (my GD) first b-day, all she wanted at first was the sprinkles, lol.

Pami said...

What a beautiful card Kathy, i'm sure your mum would have loved it, the sentiment is lovely. Pami x

Patty said...

What a lovely card, not nearly as sweet as the sugar baby. My mome has been gone eight years and I still miss her. It is hard to lose those who love us unconditionally. Blessings to you!

Regan said...

Gorgeous card, touching post and adorable photo of your little girl! Happy 1st Birthday to her! :)

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card but even more beautiful baby girl. Lilah is too cute. Love your flower and the bright colors on your card but Lilah stole the attention today for me.

Vicki said...

Beautiful card, Kathy! Love the colors! Thank you for sharing your Mom with us! I can sense a lot of her in you just from being cyber friends! I am flabbergasted that Lilah is a year old! That year sure flew by! She is such a cutie! Bet she can give the boys a run for their money now! Love and blessings to you!

Anne said...

Very elegant and striking card and what an adorable birthday girl!

Monique said...

So elegant.. I love how you have popped out your flower and such a sweet sentiment.. And Kah-ute Birthday girl!!

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Love that baby girl!
Oh and the card is nice too... but honestly... look at her! lol

Lola said...

You did an awesome job with the rose. The 3D is just beautiful. I also really like the layout and the sentiment...your story was just so touching.

Happy 1st Birthday!

Angela said...

Beautiful card; love the dimension of the roses...well done!

I loved hearing about your Mom and Lilah, and I am always happy to see pictures of the kids!

Karli said...

Lilah, welcome to the Sweet Tooth Club hun! You are now an official member & I, as president, wanted to be the first to welcome you! Hee! hee! Kathy, she is a doll!!! Love it :)
Beautiful card my friend. Your mom is smiling with pride at both your card & that you're cooking with her recipe. It may not be just like mom's, but it will be *exactly* like mom's to your kiddos. big hugs my friend~

Annie said...

oh my, little Lilah is the sweetest :)

Absolutely gorgeous card - I LOVE it!