Sunday, May 6, 2012

50 is Fun... Fabulous even!

Yesterday my dear friend Debbie was on the receiving end of an elaborate plan to surprise her for her 50th Birthday! Its hard to believe that with the weeks of planning and the number of comical snags that popped up along the way, that she never suspected a thing! The look of delighted shock as she entered the room and took in all of the faces smiling back at her was so much fun to see. She was showered with gifts, pitchers of margaritas, and plenty of cards both hilarious and heart warming! This is the card I made just for her big day!

I made the card to color coordinate with a gift card I picked up for my fellow crafty friend, I wanted the card to be "pretty" but still poke at the "big 50" in a subtle way! The new Over The Hill Cricut Cartridge provided me the way to do just that! I used Teresa Collins posh collection papers for this one and added a pop of red! I had so much fun making this! { notice the clock tag in the background} *giggle* Why is it so much fun to tease those who are older than we are??? Don't we know we will be there soon enough?!! :D as yes I remember why its funny...because they got there first! LOL

I created a small pocket inside the card to insert her gift card, and add the swirly decrepit looking sentiment....yes I'm going to love this cartridge {a lot} * insert evil laugh here*  You know what else i love about this cartridge? I think it will make some awesome Halloween projects too...and I love cartridges that can be used in several ways!!

 We had a really good time, and I was so happy to be able to help her celebrate her big surprise! Plus she and the Hen House crafters are all coming to my house this Thursday and we get to celebrate her day again, as well as one of the other girls! I will let you in on a secret.....I love any excuse to have cake!!!  happy times ahead! Happy creating~ Shantaie


Sis Patterson said...

I love this cartridge and your card! Great integration of the gift card in the card too! It's just smashing - and so glad to hear your friend was surprised1

Lynn B. said...

I'm glad you had a good time. The card is great, I'm sure she loved it. I'm sure it was a surprise since it's a few days before her birthday;-)

Michele Kovack said...

Fabulous card!!!!

Court said...

Fab card my friend!!!

Cathleen said...

I love your blog!!!!! you are so talented.