• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •

• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •



Friday, May 20, 2011

~Grow Old with Me the Best is Yet to Be~

 Hello Everyone! 
Time seems to be Flying these days! 
I Have been Neglecting My Wonderful Blog Friends! 
Its Time for Me to Get on the Ball and Visit with you again!
This Little Sweetpea is my Mother when she was 4 years old!
She will be turning 80 Soon 
and we are having a 
Surprise Birthday Party 
for her in June! 
She will Be most Definitely be Surprised
because her Birthday isn't until 
the End of August! 
We  told her that we are having a Family BBQ 
when my Brother arrives from Alaska that day so we didn't 
Scare the Daylights out of her. We will just have some Added Guests.
Looking Forward to it and I can't think of Anyone 
who Deserves a Party in their Honor more than My Mother!
 I Have been Diligently 
Making Special Invitations to Send out as Keepsakes.
I was Cutting so Much Paper for awhile that you couldn't see the Floor!
I Used Multiple Layers of Images.
The Lacy Edge came from a French Holy Card
from Karen of the Graphics Fairy. I used my scalloped scissors to give it the Lace Border Effect. Then a Layer of Lovely Blue Paper and Her Picture that I actually Transferred Digitally on the Lacy Background Paper.
You Know me! I can't just Stop there! 
I added the Butterfly and the Poem!
The Label the Poems is Printed on is from Karen as Well. 
It is a French Perfume Label !I coveredthe Graphics Because I thought the 
Detailing of the Label itself was Perfect for my Poem!
This Is my Mothers Graduation Photo! 
She Graduated from High School in 1950 in a little Town
called Blooming Prairie! 
Their High School Team name was the Blossoms! 
Yep, The Blossoms!
Apparently their Foot Ball Team was Pretty Tough!!
It Kinda Makes me think of the Johnny Cash song 'A boy Named Sue'
 I cannot tell you How Many Butterflies I Cut out.....
It was in the Hundreds though!
I Know..I Know.. There is No Hope for Me! Lol!
I Love Butterflies!
Mom and Dad on their Wedding Day
Thats Me My Mom is Holding!
Look at the Red Lipstick! 
That is my Grandma Mabel on the Left!
Boy do I have some Great Stories to tell about her!
She was a Very Proper Woman with a Marvelous Sense of Humor!
I will Share Later!
I Love my Mothers Smile is this Picture!
My Apologizes for being so Long Winded! 
I think I just wanted to Share with you how
Wonderful My Mother is!
Thank you for Listening!
Soo.. for Being so wonderful and making it to the bottom of my Post,
Here is something to Share! 
 Just Right Click and Save to your Computer!
 Thank You so Much Debra for 
Giving us this Opportunity to Share Every Week!
 Thank You Karen 
For Providing and Sharing 
such Wonderful Images for us All to Enjoy!!


Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Jill ~
What a precious post!! I just love the picture of your mom when she was a little girl ~ it is priceless! The other ones are wonderful too~
Have so much fun at her surprise birthday!


Debra@Common Ground said...

How blessed and fortunate you both are to be able to have this wonderful celebration. Our moms are about the same age, and our family photos look so similar! Love your gorgeous invitations, the pic of your mom is just precious. Thanks so much for linking up to VIF! xoxo Debra

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your sweet mother, fortunate you are to still have her with you. She will be surprised for sure.
Love your invitaions...that will be a wonderful keepsake for everyone.


Ann said...

what a beautiful way to celebrate your Mother's Birthday!! Your creations are absolutely gorgeous..what a lovely thing to do for everyone! I'm sure they will treasure them.
loved the family photos!!!
thanks so much for sharing!

The Painting Queen said...

What a blessing to have a wonderful relationship with your mother. Enjoy the party. I am sure everyone will love their heartfelt invitations! Thank you for the gift!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jill - I just LOVE this post and all the precious photos you shared of your Mom. What a gorgeous card you created! I hope you are doing well...summer is here...we skipped spring! :) Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks again for signing up for "Parisian Dreams"!

JoAnne said...

Thank you for sharing that with us Jill. Such a charming and enjoyable post!
Wishing your mom an early happy birthday. Enjoy every moment with her!

Charlene said...

Precious post about your sweet Momma! She is going to be thrilled about the party!!!! And I love all the photos. Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

Dina said...

This is so heartwarming! Great pictures and a wonderful blog!

Terri said...

Beautiful post about your mum. I love all the photos you have shared and your card is very beautiful.

Linda said...

This is SO sweet, Jill! Your invitations are so charming and a lovely tribute to your mother!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh Miss Jill,
I absolutely Adore your post...I just Love old family pictures, they certainly are cherished keepsakes, thank you for sharing yours! Your invitations turned out absolutely Gorgeous, you did such a beautiful job and everyone will Love & Treasure them!! Your dear Mother looks so precious in the picture of her when she was little, I also love how you added the blue bow in her hair and the rosy cheeks...so very sweet! Your Mother is going to be so touched by what you are doing for her!! What a dear & sweet daughter you are!!
Carol Anne

Anonymous said...

What beautiful photos. Your mother is just gorgeous! This is such a lovely thing you are doing and I know she will be deeply touched.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jill,
Your mom is so beautiful! I just know she will be over-the-moon in bliss with her birthday party! What could be more fabulous than celebrating your special day day surrounded by friends a family. I just know you will have graced the day with your whimsical touches to make each moment unforgettable! :)

Wishing you and yours a blessed and blissful holiday weekend! Warmest of hugs, I send your way.

Sandra Foster said...

Just found your blog. Oh so very interesting. Thanks for the Lace and Border image. Love the script which I will use in part someday. Sandra


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