My card is based on two birthday memories and this is what I wrote to Eula:
Happy 110th Birthday!
We asked the ladies to share their most memorable birthdays with you and I have combined two of mine in the creation of this card.
On my 21st birthday I was still living in my parents' house. It was a two-story red brick building and we lived upstairs from my grandparents. I remember waiting and waiting for my then boyfriend to come and take me to dinner. He was late and I was anxious and kept going to the window to watch for his car coming down the street. Finally he arrived and I ran down the stairs and jumped into the car. I was a bit annoyed that he was so late and asked him what took him so long. He smiled, fumbled around for something and pulled out a tiny box. I don't even think it was wrapped. My annoyance quickly gave way to joy as he proposed to me. The date was March 31, 1976. We will be celebrating our 35th anniversary on Sept. 24th.
The second most memorable birthday was when I turned 50, seven years ago. I gave myself a "tea party" - a real tea party and invited 12 of my lady friends (mother & sister too!) to celebrate with me. The theme was "I'm not an old bag!" and we ate finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, etc. We drank hot and cold tea and then we sat at my dining room table and did a couple of "craft" projects I had planned. We were having so much fun that no one wanted to leave.
I hope you will be having fun reading the birthday memories from my stamping friends. You are an inspiration to all of us! Happy Birthday!
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 17906
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 10:05 PM
Lorraine, a lovely card for Mrs. Eula!! Love that sweet story about your engagement and also the teaparty at 57. I love that tea table stamp. I have had it for years and only used it once. Great card!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 48913
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 @ 1:04 AM
What a lovely card, Lorraine. I think there's always such a fun element to window cards, whether you're looking inside to a room or outside to a view. This little scene looks as if it was set for your special 50th birthday tea.
One of my memories from my 21st is that a past pupil of dad's who had more or less adopted our family made me a 21-piece shortbread gazebo as a centrepiece for the table for my party. I was out baby-sitting for friends the night before so I missed all the creating, but I gathered from my mother that he totally took over the kitchen for the night - which she could have done without!!