Friday, February 27, 2009

easter blessings

Woohoo! It is Friday and that makes it...Jon's 17th Birthday! Jon...I love you and I'm so proud of the young man you've turned into!

Today's card is another sneak peak of a new release set from Sweet N Sassy stamps. This set is illustrated by Courtney Fowler and is called Easter Blessings. My second favorite flower is the Stargazer Lily and I've yet to figure out how to color one but I'm going to keep trying! There are several sentiments in this set that are perfect for many different occasions. The paper that I used is from the Basic Grey Bittersweet collection. All it took to finish this card was a sentiment and a lovely satin ribbon bow.

Aren't the releases you've seen so far beautiful?! What a wonderful selection you will have tonight...oh, and guess what? The fabulous Korin has some WONDERFUL surprises for you during the release party so make sure you are there!

Alright...have a super Friday! I'll see you tomorrow when I will announce the winner of the blog candy I have up for grabs (see three posts down)! See you then!

My final note for today...if you've been around my blog for long you know that today is also the day my mom died 11 years ago. Such a bittersweet day. So...what should you do today? Hug your kids, call your mom and never forget that there may not be a tomorrow.

19 comments that make my day!:

Sandy said...

Very pretty Lily! All your cards for the Blog Hop have been great!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Lorie!

Ceal said...

Lorie this is STUNNING! Happy Birthday Jon! and my thought are with you as I lost my Mother a number of years ago.

Pat said...

Hi Lorie...I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you today.

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Beautiful! Your coloring reminds me of a Stargazer Lily, and I love them! I even had them in my wedding flowers. :) Thanks also for the reminder...so true. ((hugs))

Maria Gurnsey said...

Great card!
What a tough day for you, celebrating and mourning all in one. I hope you know I'm thinking of you :)
{{BIG HUGS}}

naneruth said...

Really nice card.

Emily said...

This is beautiful Lorie! I love how you colored the flower! The piercing looks great! I really like how you did the ribbon too!

hobbydiva said...
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hobbydiva said...

Hugs Lorie! I know the feeling very well. Loooove your card! Guess you can tell I'm very partial to liles huh? LOL!!!!

Sparkle said...

Your card is gorgeous! I'm excited for tonight and have a lovely day. Love, Sparks

Darlene L said...

Your lily is lovely and makes a Beautiful Easter Card. Happy Bday to your son. Thanks for the reminder to hug our kids and call our Moms. I live with my Mom as a caregiver--the two days have been very difficult--but I am so glad I have her.

Olde Country Creations said...

Beautiful card!

Happy Birthday to Jon!!

(((hugs))) to you, Lorie!!

Kim said...

First you have made a gorgeous card Lorie! Second HAPPY BIRTHDAY to JON!!!! (Seriously you don't seem old enough to have a 17 year old hun!) and third, i am very sorry to hear of the anniversary of your mom's passing....what a bittersweet day is right! Sending you LOTS of hugs hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Dani said...

Wow, Lorie! This is stunning! Fabulous job.

Happy Bday to Jon!

Thinking of you today, my friend... :)

Debby said...

Beautiful Lorie, missed you at the SNS Release Party tonight.
Angel hugs
Debby

sari said...

love this card, it's clean and elegant!!

Anonymous said...

Thoughts & prayers are with you when remembering your Mother & also celebrating Jon's birthday.
My Father-in-law passed on our daughter's 10th birthday so I understand the joy & pain this day brings for you. Our daughter is now 18.
How interesting that your flower looks like a Stargazer Lily, that is my daughter's favorite flower!
Stampin' Hugs sent your way,
Ann

Kristine B. said...

Gorgeous! Love the flower, and I see some of my favorite paper back there...YAY for Basic Grey!! :)