Monday, December 16, 2019

GDP220 Party Cow

Happy Monday, peeps!  My birthday card stash is about non-existent, and I need to replenish it, so when I saw the GDP challenge, I went right to work!

I CASEd Shawn's sketch, using Over the Moon and Bird Ballad papers for my card today:

After stamping and coloring my little cow with some Blends, I stamped the hat from Crab and Company (remember that set?) and popped it up on her head!!  I added some Tufted embossing on the background:

A little pop of Basic Black scallop to give some contrast (Be Mine dies), and I recycled some silver cord from a gift package to match the rhinestone on her party hat!!

And finally a sentiment from Rustic Retreat along with a couple more hats, stamped in Calypso Coral:

And this one is already out in the mail for its recipient!  Thanks for popping in!

So, my sister Gail, who lives in SC, turns 60 next week and she and her husband were in the area over the weekend for the Army Navy game on Saturday (her son attends West Point).  I thought it would be fun to have the whole family over for a "sort-of" surprise party for her!  She arrived first, but when she saw the table set, she was surprised!  Everyone pitched in with the food and we chowed down:

She and my other sister caught up on some photos from the game:

Of course, we had to have cake; my niece Kelly contributed a beautiful Boston Creme pie/birthday cake (that's my brother next to her), which is one of Gail's favorites:

AND, Kelly also created these stunning cupcakes:

She is so talented!  It was a great evening, and I'll share more photos later!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Colleen Dietrich said...

Udderly adorable! :-) Yes, I have Crab and Company, still! Great set.
Happy birthday to your sister and it looks like a really nice family gathering. The desserts look delicious!

Kampin' Karen said...

I think I'm going to have to get the cow set. Your family gathering looked like so much fun. It's nice seeing all of your family at the table and glad your sister had a special day.

I Card Everyone said...

Mooooves me to smile, big time, LeAnne! Darling card - love the embossing, and her sweet little party hat!
How sweet you are to host this gathering for your sister - your sibs all look like you!

Wendy said...

Oh my, this card really made me smile! It's adorable, LeAnne! I saved this one for a case one day as I have had this set for a really long time and never inked it up! Shameful, I know! Love the embossed panel and those pretty papers! And what fun! I bet your sister was surprised and what a way to celebrate her birthday! Everything looked so delicious!

Bonnie said...

LOL, what a fun birthday card, LeAnne! And your surprise birthday party looks like it was a big hit! How nice for all of you to be together and have all that cake!

Lisa Elton said...

If cows can be cute, she's it! Love her little hat. Looks like a great party for your sister!!

Linda Callahan said...

Looks like a fun party! And oh that card is adorable.....and fun! And wow I get to see it in person! Thank you so much for remembering my birthday!

Kampin' Karen said...

Congrats on your win with this card at GDP 12/23. I can't believe I received special mention!