Saturday, November 9, 2013

Birthday Card ~ Neapolitan Sweetness (post #2)

I have another {birth} day card to share with you.
This one's colors reminded me of Neapolitan ice cream my momma used to get for us.
Being from a big family {I have 7 siblings} ice cream was a special treat around our house.
When Momma did buy it on her limited food budget it wouldn't last long as you can expect.
This day brings with it both happy and sad memories...
23 years ago I had forgotten something and ran home from work real fast to get it.
There I found my sweet momma sitting on our couch and she waved me over.
I sat down next to her and she gave me the biggest hug of my life and whispered a sweet "happy birthday" in my ear.
Little did I know that would be the last time I would see her out of bed.
That night when I came home to celebrate she was too weak to join us in the living room.
Five short days later she joined my 1st born in heaven.
I am very thankful that we were able to care for her those last months of her life and that she was there to whisper those sweet words into my ear that one last time.
*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Sentiment from the Small Phrases stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Background embossed using the Cuttlebug Matelasse folder.
*Banner embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
*Tag embossed using the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart folder.
*Butterfly cut at 1.25 in. from the Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge.
*Scallop heart cut using a punch from Marvy Uchida.
*Heart  cut using a punch from EK Success.
*Sentiment oval cut using a punch from Fiskars.
*CTMH Oak Brown stamp pad.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,

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  1. What a pretty tag, I really like all the texture the embossing adds! Thanks for joining FCCB's "anything goes" challenge this week!

  2. Very pretty card! I love the tag and that cute fluttering butterfly! Thanks for joining us this week over at Jo's FFC "Things with Wings"!

  3. I really like this card; but even tho it is so very pretty your story is wrought with love and beautiful memories. We always got butterscotch ripple ice cream. Thank for participating in our weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings Carole

  4. This is so pretty. I love those colors. When we were kids we couldn't afford ice cream so we had "mellorine" any one remember that? The grocery store would sell it by the half gallon at 3 for $1. Our favorite flavor was neopolitan.

  5. Adorable! I really love this two colors together :0)

    Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week

    Dt member Catarina

  6. I love the embossing on this card. The colors are very pretty too. This card is very elegant. Very pretty!

  7. This is very Thanks for joining in at FCCB

  8. Beautiful card, and what a lovely post. Sending you lots of hugs, Karon.

  9. Loving all the embossing. That heart one has my attention big time - will have to hunt it down :) Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare!

  10. Seriously stunning! I love all the embossing and the pink and kraft combo! Thanks for joining us for the November Diva Dare!

  11. Another beautiful card!! I'm so glad you shared it with us at Word Art Wednesday. Those special "last memories" with our moms are something to treasure aren't they?

  12. Aww, this is super sweet. The neopolitan color combo is amazing and love all the embossing folders you used. Thanks for blessing us with a great project at Word Art Wednesday this week. Big hugs always!

    JO ANN

  13. A beautiful card with such a special story behind it.
    This is so perfect for our THANKFULNESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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