Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Calm Before the Storm

Hey friends!  Just popping in tonight with a quick post.  Hurricane Sandy is headed our way beginning tomorrow afternoon or there abouts, so I thought I'd better get my blog post in just in case we lose power.  If you listen to the news reports around here, it has been mostly doom and gloom.  I do hope they are wrong this time.  We are as prepared as we can be at this point and will just have to wait and see and hope for the best. 

My mother-in-law's birthday is tomorrow; and in view of the weather forecast, the family got together tonight to celebrate her birthday.  It was a lot of fun to get out and think about other things for a few hours.  Here is the card I made for her birthday.

I really enjoyed making this card.  All the papers are from Carta Bella 6x6 paper pad Beautiful Moments.  The red paper was adhered to a premade blank card.  I then added the paper with the banner onto it.  Strips of paper were cut to layer onto that.  A Martha Stewart lace punch gave a bit of a fancy look to two of the strips.  A piece of Recollections self-adhesive lace was added to the right side.  The pink flower and leaves are Prima.  I'm not sure who made the other flowers.  To finish it off, I made a bow out of white hemp and added some pink Liquid Pearls to the banner and the punched lace strip.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend; and if you're in the path of the hurricane, be safe.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh my!!! this is so feminine and beautiful Patty!! Hope you haven't got hit hard by the hurrican! Keep safe hon! xo

  2. Congrats with your mom in law...sweet card you have made!

  3. HI... wow the card is really lovely, and do stay safe in the storm.. take care..

  4. gorgeous card Patty , love those papers :) I really hope the storms stays away , take care xx

  5. Gorgeous birthday card, Patty! Such a pretty mix of papers and details. Love the lace down the side and love the combo of flowers with the different textures. So, so sweet! Bet your mother-in-law loved this!
    Sure hope you guys don't get hit too hard by this storm! The news makes everything sound so scary! We've got some rain this morning, but luckily, that will be all for us. Keeping my fingers crossed that you all will be safe and sound!

  6. Just wanted to pop by and say thanks for your sweet comments at my blog Patty....and yes! by all means, you can go ahead and lift the design of my tag! Can't wait to see yours! (BTW, your pumpkin tag in the post below is stunning!) xo

  7. Stunning! I love it!
    The colors you selected are beautiful!

  8. Wow, such a gorgeous card! I love these warm colours and the beautiful flowers. She will love it for sure!

  9. Hi Patty: thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog. It is truly appreciated!
    Am loving your card on this pretty and feminine!

    Usually hurricanes track north and wallop Nova Scotia, but it headed west to Ontario this time around. I hope that Sandy didn't cause too much damage in your area.
    Stamping Hugs,