Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy 90th birthday!

boatpoppop So last weekend while I was at CHA I missed a monumental event – John’s grandfather’s 90th birthday celebration. But, even though I wasn’t there, my handiwork was!

John’s PopPop is a boat builder by trade. He worked on the PT boats during the war and has been one of the top model boat designers and builders for many, many years. So it was only natural that his birthday theme would be nautical.

The event was held right on the water at a restaurant on the Jersey Shore and my good friend, DT member, newsletter editor and all around awesome person, Carolyn, made this boat cake for the event. She’s done cakes before but nothing this…err…tall. It was a challenge for sure and she did a fabulous job. It looked great and was super yummy! You can read more about the cake on her blog right here.

For my part, I made the invitation, memory cards and table place cards. Remember back when I showed you my Christmas cards? Well, I knew you’d placecard2see that design again. I used PTI’s Men of Life and Out To Sea sets. The invitation DP is Calm from Upsy Daisy. I used my Palette Burnt Umber, Seascape L’Amour Red, Prussian Blue and Charcoal for my inks. The memory cards were sent out with the invitations so people could write a little story about him and then they were read at the party. I’ll be taking them and making a scrapbook with them and pictures from the party. I made 4 different designs of place cards since there were 4 tables at the party and that way all the cards on one table matched.

So that’s it! Thanks for popping in today! See you again soon!


whoistracy said...

Oh how cool is this?!?! I was drooling over this cake on Carolyn's blog. I had no idea it was for John's grandfather. So cool. Happy birthday to him!

Jaspere said...

Wow! Everything looks awesome... Happy Belated Birthday to your grandfather.

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a momentous occasion. So sorry you had to make that difficult choice. At least you have some nice pictures!!!