Sunday, August 9, 2015

Birthday celebrations

What a wonderful week off  I had. Great weather, lots of craft time, and even spent time with the littles. My sister and I took them to our local arboretum that sponsored a Lego Walk. There were 13 different displays set up all throughout the arboretum. Aiden even entered a contest! He called his creation a robot flower!

The day before we went to the arboretum, the same sister and I took the train into Chicago to celebrate our birthdays by having dinner at a restaurant owned by Bill and Giuliana Rancic - RPM Italian. Excellent food and the staff was very nice. They learned we were celebrating our birthdays and helped us to celebrate it by sending over a dessert!

 4 miniature ice cream cone cups - one flavor was coconut, hazelnut, raspberry and lemon. Yummy!
From there, we walked over to the Trump Tower to have an after-dinner drink. Our waitress also learned we were celebrating our birthdays and brought us a surprise!
It was a type of cheesecake with layers of chocolate cake along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

And this is a picture of the birthday gals taken by our waitress. That is Lynne on the left, me on the right. We lost track of time and almost missed our train!

And of course, I do have a card to share with you today. I made this one several weeks ago.

 I used the Stampin Up Lotus Blossom stamp set (3 step stamping) along with the Stampin Up Perfect Plum and Pale Plum inks and cardstock. I cut it out using a circle framlit die and adhered it to Perfect Plum cardstock and black cardstock.

I used a scallop border punch along with some white lace and ribbons from my stash to dress it up.
That is it from me. Enjoy your week ahead!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to you, a little late! My birthday was on the 4th. When was your's? Sounds like you had a wonderful week. The card is so pretty. Love the colors.