Today is my mother's birthday. She transitioned a little over a year ago. During her funeral mass one of the priests (there were several priests, a monsignor and a bishop there) said "God gave us memories so that we may have roses in December." Since then she has been our December Rose, it is especially appropriate because her birthday is in December.
So for today's post I created a special easel card for my dad with a beautiful poem written by my niece about our December Rose.
The ornament was something I saw on pinterest. I thought I would be able to use crystal effects to attach the photo to the back of the ornament, but unfortunately it wouldn't follow the curve of the ornament. So I just put it inside instead. I used a piece of decorative paper cut to the same circle size for the back of the ornament. Inside I added some dazzling diamonds to simulate snow and a small paper rose to match her dress. This photo was taken way back when my mom was dating my father. Her sister took it for her in a local park and she sent it to my dad who was in the navy serving on a submarine at the time.
Stamp - Penny Black Brush Rose
Paper Roses - Recollections
Cuttlebug Swirls embossing Folder
Poem by Melissa Palmer
Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds
Queen & Co. Rhinestones
Martha Stewart Leaf and Evergreen Punch