Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy 89th Birthday Grandpa!

Today is my grandpa's 89th Birthday. Due to his Cataract operation on his second eye today, we celebrated it yesterday.

We took him & my grandma to the Therapeutic Riding Association's Pancake breakfast out in Murillo, we went to Vanderwees to pick out our Cherry Tomato plants, visited my Auntie Pat, ordered Chinese for supper and then played shuffle board.

We have to go back to get our tomato plants because they weren't quite ready yet. My grandpa and I have a friendly competition going on with who can grow the best cherry tomatoes. Two summers ago, I won. Last summer, we won. This is our tie-breaking year. His cherry tomato plant is his birthday gift from my brother and I.

Anyways, one of the best days that I have ever had with my grandpa was mushroom picking on my brother's property one Thanksgiving weekend. The mushrooms were a plenty and my grandpa was like a kid in a candy shop. 

So, when Kraftin' Kimmie came out with this stamp set, I knew I had to make my grandpa's birthday card with it.

Due to the flu, I didn't get my card done in time to be posted with the DAT'S Designing Divas 2nd Card Challenge - Masculine Theme. So, I decided to post it on my grandpa's birthday instead.

I used patterned papers from My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side - One 6 x 6 paper pad with Bazzill Suede Brown Dark cardstock.

To embellish the card, I used Maya Road Wooden Buttons, Stampin' Up Old Olive 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon and embroidery floss from my stash. I also used Spellbinder's Wavy Rectangles Nestability and EK Success' Ric Rac Border Punch.

I used Kraftin' Kimmie's Willow stamp set & CTMH's Happy Birthday stamp set with CTMH black ink.

Copic Markers used: Skin - E00 & E000; Brown - E44, E47 & E49; Teal - BG57 & BG72 and Green - YG91 & YG95.


  1. So cute...perfect for your Grandpa. Love the pun too!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Great card,
    Such a sweet memory to have.
    Good luck this year with your tomatoes ;)

  3. This is such a fun card. I'm sure your Grandpa loved it! LOVE the papers you used as well - can't resist My Mind's Eye!