Saturday, July 26, 2008

A special invitation


My husband's grandmother is celebrating her 75th birthday tomorrow! Never before have you met such a feisty energetic woman! We are thrilled to celebrate her birthday with the entire family in Kansas in a few weeks -- it will be a great way to end the summer just before school starts!


I was asked to make the invitations for her big party, and wanted to do them in a way that honored her. Her daughter really wanted me to use a picture of her (I believe from high school) on the front of the card with the phrase "Look who's turning 75". So I pulled out my Nestabilities and went to town. Grandma Bennett's favorite colors are green and yellow, and I thought that Close to My Heart's Boom-di-Ada creative basics paper set would be perfect. When I look at this card, it reminds me of Grandma Bennett, and she loves them, so that is all that matters! (please forgive the poor picture quality -- i was having bad luck that day!)


Happy Saturday!

13 comments:

Trudi said...

What a gorgeous invite. I hope she has a great birthday.

Latisha said...

very nice~ I like your new blog colors too

Chris said...

these are very pretty!! you did a great job on these!

JOAN said...

It is beautiful!! Good job. I love the idea of using a pic for the invite.

Rochelle W said...

This is really neat. I love the picture.

Lisa said...

Was the party a success? Lisa SBS10

stampingmommy said...

Alyssa - where are you? We miss you!!! I hope everything is OK. I love thse invites - they are gorgeous. I hope the party was a huge success!!

Whimsey said...

Love the invite!! My DH's grandmother is celebrating 90 years today - I've GOT to get a card made!

Nicole said...

I love this it reminds me of something my grandma would love as well! You did an excellent job!

Jen said...

You did a lovely job with the invite!

Whimsey said...

Hi Alyssa...have I told you that's our oldest daughter's name? So beautiful! :D

The dew drops are flat on one side, so I just use the mono-multi glue to glue them on; just a drop is all you need. The dew drops come in SO MANY different colors; check out Ellen's shop at www.ellenhutson.com & under embellishments, there is a link for dew drops; you'll be amazed at all the colors.

Thanks for the kind words for my card!!

Trudi said...

Hey Alyssa,

You've been tagged!!

Katie Renz said...

Great job on the invite. I love those older photos.

Also wanted to say thanks for playing along with me over the weekend.