Friday, May 14, 2010

The Party's Over.......almost....


               My mother's 85th birthday celebration is officially over!  It began at an "authentic" British pub in Saratoga Springs.  My mother is from England and loved seeing a menu that actually listed such things as Bubble & Squeak and Bangers & Mash.  My daughter took this photo of my son and me toasting the birthday girl as she awaited her fish & chips.  Her next wish was to play penny slot machines so off we headed to the casino.  We were all ready to come home long before she was!  The next day was a larger family gathering at a local steakhouse - the British also like their roast beef.  On Sunday (Mother's Day), everyone came here for dinner and my kiddos planted new bushes beside my porch. All the company is gone and I have had a chance to catch my breath. But the phone just rang.........."You know, Linda, I just realized I need some thank you cards."

 Pals Paper Arts challenge this week was to use Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Old Olive - so I did.......one card done..........11 to go........

12 comments:

Ann Schach said...

What a delightful post, Linda! I enjoyed reading about your mother's birthday celebration. Your card is delightful,too! Great layout...very classy!

Nancy said...

What a fun way to celebrate your Mom's birthday,it looks like everyone had fun too.
Your card is beautiful, love the bold colors together. I especially like the way the three layers mimic each of their rounded corner, very simple and classy.

Pam~ said...

Fun birthday for your mother! Beautiful card also...love how you incorporated the colors.

Patti MacLeith said...

I love it, Linda! Happy Birthday to your mom. Your card is very classy, too.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Awesome card Linda... loved reading about your Mom, what a terrific gal she is. I'd love to have been there. Hugs,

Marisa said...

Okay, I've heard of the Mash but not the bubbles and squeak. You're going to have to fill me in LOL! What a fabulous occasion to celebrate! Your mom looks to be in great health and I'm sure it will be a day she treasures for some time. Just LOVE the card too. Very clever of you to use the leaves as the stem for the flowers. Great job!!

Mickey Roberts said...

Great card, Linda! You'll be saying Thank You with a gift!

Kim said...

Beautiful card Linda - a thank you that will be treasured! Happy birthday to mum!! She looks lovely!

Nance said...

Fabulous card, Linda! I love the real red flower out of paper instead of stamping, the leaves die as a stem is GENIUS and don't EVEN get me started on the colors! What a great birthday celebration for your mom...could I have a serving of Shepherd's Pie, please...with a pint of Boddington's? Cheers to all! :-)

Cards by Gina said...

Love, love, love the simplicity of your card and your wonderful story! Happy Birthday to your mom!

Debbie Henderson said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! She must have loved her card. Love the way you used the Little Leaves Sizzlit!

Mary Fish said...

What a fun party! Loved the trip to the British pub . . . you made me hungry for fish and chips (any room for bangers and mash?). Another classy card . . . love the dew drops on the side.