Tag Archives: Birthday

Blends With Mixed Drinks

Yesterday was my nephew’s 24th birthday!  He’s such a great kid!!!  (I still think of him as a kid.)  He moved to Florida about a year ago, has a great job with Northrop as an engineer, and just bought his first house.  Wow!!!  Talk about a success story.  We’re all so proud of him. Last summer, I made a card with the Mixed Drinks stamp set that my sister really… Read More »

Mediterranean Birthday

We have lots of July birthdays in my family!  Yesterday was my Sister-In-Law Laurel’s birthday, and I know she reads my blog, so I had to be careful not to publish her card before she actually received it.  Her husband arranged a super fun “Girl’s Night Out” surprise party for her last night.  I even sent her a decoy birthday card in the mail so she wouldn’t suspect.  Hee, hee… Read More »

Mediterranean Moments

Last week at my mom’s house, we had a “craft day” and played with her stamps.  It’s so much fun to look at someone else’s stash and use goodies I don’t own!!!  Believe it or not, my mom has lots of stuff I don’t have!!! First, I have to digress and give a little back story.  Earlier that week, we were walking through the little mall in Mammoth and ran… Read More »

Happy Celebrations

I have a great stamp set to share with you today.  It’s perfect for masculine cards, something I struggle with.  But not any longer, because now I’m flooded with great ideas!!! This stamp set coordinates with the Celebrations Duo Textured Impression Embossing Folders: one that says “HAPPY” and another that says “Celebrate.”  You can see a subtle impression of the HAPPY in the background of my card below. I stamped the… Read More »

Keep It Simple

Last week, I participated in a card challenge to design a simple birthday card, and then duplicate it twice.  No problem, right? Well, maybe a problem for me.  I rarely make simple cards.  I always feel like I need to add detailed watercoloring, or something to make the card look like I spent time and effort.  But, I also realize that’s not always practical.  In fact, I have a bunch of guy… Read More »

Birthday Share

I was so lucky this year to receive SO MANY beautiful handmade cards that I wanted to share them with you.  I didn’t ask for permission, so hopefully my friends and family will be pleasantly surprised.  Personally, I think a handmade card is one of the best gifts a person can receive.  It’s the ultimate act of kindness … as it takes time, thought, and love to create. This first card… Read More »

18th Birthday

My baby is turning 18 tomorrow!!!  This is just crazy!  I can’t believe how fast the years have gone by.  I’m having a much harder time with this one, probably because she’s my youngest. Because this is such a BIG birthday milestone, I wanted to make a super special card for her.  I bought the Number of Years photopolymer stamp set and Large Numbers Framelits for this exact occasion.  (You… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

It’s the final countdown!  There’s only four days left of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year.  It’s all over on March 31, 2016.  Only four more days to earn free products when you make a qualifying purchase of $50, and there are so many great products to choose from!  I’ll be featuring them this week before they’re gone for good. My card today features three Sale-A-Bration products:  1) the… Read More »