Thursday, January 17, 2013

89 and Counting

     Last weekend, I flew to NJ for my uncle's funeral. Although a sad event, there was a silver lining because I got to see some of my cousins whom I haven't seen in 13 years; the last time was at my mother's funeral. There was a lot of reminiscencing about the "good old days".
     I also had the opportunity to see some of my mom's friends. One of them was having a birthdday today, so as soon as I got home I made her this card.

 Here's a close up shot of the party popper.

The inside:

Since I only mailed it yesterday, she'll probably receive it Saturday or Tuesday.
I am submitting this card to the Addicted to CAS. The cue word is embossed.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.


Joyce said...

How fun, to get to make an 89th birthday card. I'm sure she will love it. Very cute to have the numbers on the banner inside the poppers. I am going to check out that challenge you mentioned. I've never heard of that one. Sorry about your uncle, though. It is no fun to see relatives only at funerals.

Karen Bourke said...

Great card Carol - love the cracker. Thanks for joining in the fun at A2CAS this week.

Karen x

Leigh said...

Great way to use the cracker with the age, Carol!

Tracey McNeely said...

Perfect card you made and very thoughtful!

Paper and Ribbons said...

How lovely, I am sure that she will love it!

Terri said...

I am sorry to hear about your uncles passing. Glad you were able to spend time with family though. Great card. I bet she loved it.

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet card. Love the colors and your banner 8 9. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS. Loll