Saturday, May 7, 2011

Belle Notte - Prom 2011

It's Prom Night for my youngest son Ryan. I guess you could say that after all these years, my husband and I still think "romantically". lol You see we planned Ryan's evening for him and his date Taylor. We thought it would be nice to get them reservations at a restaurant in Jacksonville called Marggiano's. It's a classy Italian restaurant that we felt would make them feel good to go to in their formal wear.
So that is how this card was born to give to them when they got to the restaurant. I did it in shades of teal to match Taylor's dress. My husband and I couldn't help but think of the Lady and the Tramp while sending these two very dear children off on their big night.

This is the inside of the card. I have placed the words to the Bella Notte song inside the card. Everyone remembers that sweet romantic scene in the movie. Here are the words:

On this is the night
It's a beautiful night
And they call it bella notte
Look at the skies
They have stars in their eyes
On this lovely bella notte
Side by side with your love one
You will find the enchantment here
The night will weave its magic spell
When the one you love is near, Oh
This is the night
And the heavens are right
On this lovely bella notte!

Here is the inside with all the things that I made that slip out of the little holder where they can put pictures of their special night together. There is room for 4 pictures and journeling. I made this card in about an hour. We went to take pictures and before they left, I gave it to them and told them to open it at the restaurant. My dh and I signed it "May All Your Dreams Come True", Have a Happy Prom 2011.
Here is the happy Prom Couple!

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Marisa said...

This is too fun :) Loved Lady and the Tramp and what a thoughtful thing of you and hubby to do for the prom couple! Love it :) Sure they did too! Great picture of them and I'm sure they will love the card too.

Sue said...

Aw, Carol, this is so "you"! First, what a stunning couple, he looks ever so handsome and she is lovely and that dress is beautiful!
What a wonderful thing to do for your son and his date. I married my Prom date (100 years ago now) but that night stays in your memory forever and you have just added to that with your thoughtful and fun card and wonderful dinner gift. I'm sure your son knows how much he is loved and how precious his parents are.
Thanks for sharing this moment in your lives.
(Love lady and the tramp)


KarinsArtScrap said...

oooooooo this is sweet carol, what a lovely idea and you have made such a beautiful card for it.
the prom couple are looking beautiful too.

greetings karin

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Carol your card is DARLING and I LOVE all the details youve put into it! Beautiful job hun :)

Love the picture of your son and his prom date, how fun!

angelwhispers said...

Wow Carol what an Handsome Son you have and how beautiful does Taylor look they make such a beautiful coupl!! The card is just so perfect especially the theme you really are the most perfect Mum & Dad!!! Love Chanelle xxxx

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a gorgeous creation! You are so very creative and come up with the most fantastic designs. What an amazing way to celebrate their prom.

Fabulous photo of the handsome couple! Happy Mother's Day, Carol.

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card and such a handsome couple..Thanks for sharing with us at

Unknown said...

Such a gorgeous card Carol, and so special for their prom night.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA.


Joanne xxx

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh my Carol--you may have outdone yourself with this one!!!! I love Lady & the Tramp, and this card is just adorable!!! And to match the colors to Taylor's dress was a stroke of genius! Fabulous job. Happy Mother's Day! Patty

Emily Keaton said...

What a fantastic and thoughtful creation, Carol! This will make a wonderful keepsake for Ryan and Taylor. I hope they had a very special evening!

Benzi said...

Oh Carol, what a very special card for a very special evening. Ryan is a very handsome son and he has a beautiful date, Taylor. You have worked magic with your card. I'm sure they enjoyed their Italian meal and hope it was a wonderful evening for them.

Anonymous said...

AWWW!!! Carol, this is just the sweetest hun!! Adore your card and clever idea!! Your son is so handsome too!! :) My youngest son's name is Ryan as well...but it's my older son that had prom this year!! LOL!! Too cute!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

Vicki said...

Carol your card is breathtaking! OMG the colors, is just beautiful! What a cute couple they are and what a great job you did with the colors and matching Taylor's dress! I am sure you left them with memories to cherish!


Shelley said...

This is just brilliant. Thanks for joining in this fortnights CYDA challenge. Hugs Shelley x

Nanda said...

I just found your blog. You make beautiful cards with alot of details, love it.


Sue said...

What a wonderfull idea that you have come up with and for such a lovely couple i bet they were thrilled with the whole experience Luv Sue x