On our way out the door, here is one of the cards I thought about for my mom's birthday. The thing is, my mom is more effervescent, lively. I still like this card though and will give it to a friend instead.
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Lil Man Patterned paper: Dapper Dan, Silly Sam and Cheerful Charlie, Cosmo Cricket Chemistry Patterned paper: Forget Me Not; plus white bazzil cardstock, basic grey button, CM corner rounder and pink paislee alphas.
Instructions: I went to a site that had an ice cream template by googling it. I printed out the template at 50% for my card. I cut out one template with a craft knife and used it to trace on the backs of the little man patterned paper. Then I cut a triangle out of the chemistry patterned paper and rounded the bottom with a corner rounder. I assembled the ice cream and cone, adhered, then added alphas and button.
I'll show you the card I decided on tomorrow. The sun is out, and J and I are so excited we can hardly stand it. I know someday the time will come when we both have more pressing things to do then spend the day outside, and I will miss that. Thank you all for your comments on my project, I did not expect the overwhelmingly positive response I got. Thank you. Happy Thursday!