Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday Betty

Have you ever made a mistake that there is just no way to fix? Let me tell you about my recent blunder { I warn you its a doozie } * deep breath* OK here it is, I forgot my sisters birthday!!!! Wait, let me explain!!! I did not actually forget her special day, I just lost a day and thought her birthday was a day later.... and that I had a whole extra day to plan my surprise gift to her....I realized all too late that I was mistaken. *sigh*  Can you imagine the sinking feeling of knowing I had let her day go by without any fanfare or confetti?  Gulp...I told you it was a doozie!

My sister lives a very green lifestyle, she goes above and beyond to do her part to both clean up and save our planet. With that in mind I pondered for weeks what to give her that she would appreciate and enjoy, a handbag may be my idea of the perfect birthday gift, but that would not be hers! So I had a tree planted in her name, her new married name!  Of course I still had to make a card to accompany her certificate, and the Olive tree on the New Testament Cricut cartridge seemed like the most perfect image I could ever think of for her card!

I used Echo Park's Summer Days paper collection and the Mojo Monday sketch 217 to use as my starting point. I did take a few detours with the sketch, but that is always fun! An oval tag with the sentiment "grow" is a nod to the future of the tree, as well as her growth as a person. I always reflect back on the year when my birthday rolls around. I hope all of her wishes come true, I hope she celebrates her day all week long, and I hope she knows that I love her! Happy birthday little sister!


Diane Hodrick said...

with a gift and card like this, she's sure to forgive you....beautiful card and what a great idea for a green gift.

Deneen said...

Beautiful card! Great gift idea too! About 20yrs ago, I forgot my Dad's B-day because I lost a day along the way. I am famous for losing days and my family knows it.

June Houck said...

You rocked the sketch, my friend, and when Betty sees this gorgeouscard, all will be forgiven!

Anonymous said...

Ah, Dear Sister I know a Birthday is the one time of year a persons life is celebrated but everyday is a celebration of life to me. Each day is a gift and it makes me happy to know a tree will have a home. There is no need for forgiveness for there is no wrong where there is Love. I like your creation(s)of art in this card and the many I have been privalaged to recieve. Love to Infinity and Beyond~Your Lil Sis

Sis Patterson said...

Shantaie -

It is such a stunning card - the perfect accompaniment to a thoughtful gift!

The details are simply beautiful - love the use of the olive tree - stunning, stunning, stunning.

I think both sisters believe they are blessed for having each other to admire, encourage, and love. Your card really shows it!