Masculine Birthday Candles and Pup

HOW long has it been?  Well I believe WAY too long since I've been around posting or visiting, life is busy, Spring is under way and my yard and garden need attention, plus we've had a few wonderful visitors from Colorado in a couple of rounds!  We can all relate to busy-ness....but let's get onto the card since I know that's what you popped in for.

Son-in-law #1 (numbered by joining the family) had a Birthday yesterday, and I made this little diddy in a flash since I didn't wanna go empty-handed to a party that I hosted!  We had a joint Birthday party this past weekend to celebrate a couple Birthdays but his first!  It's pretty self-explanatory...

Well onto card #2...  This one's for my Grandson who turns 6 today!!!  Unbelievable!  Such a character and I really wanted a card that matched his personality.  Here it is...

Thanks for your support, I really appreciate your stopping by and supporting me even though I'm not always the most "regular" at posting.  Hope to catch up with all of you soon!



Peeps Offering

Well, here it is, my "peeps offering" to you!  LOL  Actually I take a small bucket of candy to work during holidays to offer others as they come through my office.  This time, I made a cute little tag to help invite others to dive in and enjoy.  This is an NBUS stamp set, and although I don't eat peeps, I have a daughter who has always loved them -- every color, every animal, no matter what -- thus I had to have it!

And a close-up, because those peeps are just too cute...

While I love this tag, it doesn't represent the real reason I love Easter, but I wanna take this opportunity to wish each of you, my friends and readers, a very blessed Easter!  Hope your day is awesome and filled with joy.



Ready for Take Off?

This card was a last minute, last ditch effort to make a card for my boss who's moving on to bigger and better challenges.  A manly card, certainly not my easiest, was something that I just couldn't wrap my head around.... then sometime during the night, this cute image from The Cat's Pajamas came to mind and how I could get it to work!  Shocking, really!  Love when that happens, but honestly not often enough, then it was approved by Hubbs.  Let's get on with it...

I stamped it out, embossed with clear over the black ink, colored with my Zigs, and cut it out with Wonky Stitched Rectangles.  I must admit that I preferred my coloring BEFORE it dried, looks a little "artsy" to me now and even shall I say... blotchy?  Oh well, I'm learning, right?  And to top off the card, here's the inside (printed on my home printer with my own words - yikes)!

I'm going to enter this in over at FMS #329, with a little liberal interpretation!  Can you see the circle (plane)?  The stripe (smoke trail)?

Rats!  I missed it!!! Oh well...

Thanks you, Friends, for stopping by and sharing a moment with me!



Twofer #3!!!

I wanted to jump in really fast to get this posted, as I've wanted to get into this fun challenge but life has gotten in the way WAY too much!  Quick and sweet!.... (I hope)...

I used the same die but in different way (it's actually inside the second card -- oops forgot to photograph), and also the coordinating stamp on the card on the right.  And a closer peek of each, the first to show that brilliant sparkle (maybe), and the second to show the dimension...

I'm loving this challenge, Darnell, even if I didn't stray too far!  Your amazing ability to see something out of something quite different is a skill  I must definitely work on!  So glad I got to participate in this one, and I'll be zipping around to see everyone else's creations as soon as possible!

Hugs to you all, and thanks for stopping by!


Birthday, Sis/Neighbor

I'm dropping in for a quick post.... (what's new, huh?), my middle daughter and new son-in-law are in town for a SHORT trip from Denver, so this post needs to be as well.

This card is for my neighbor, whom feels like a sister I never had and some people think we really are!  I made it ahead of her Birthday, well partly, then put it together and delivered it a day late!  Pretty bad considering she only lives across the street  :o\   Anyway, the stamp is NBUS, as is the die cut frame and pieces and sentiments few stamp sets (I'm still trying, Darnell!)!  Here she is ~

This stamp set comes with its own sentiments (and hilarious too) but I just couldn't figure out how to make them work for a Birthday, so alas I had improvise -- that's what we do, right?!

Supplies:  SSS card, ep, Ziggs, AI Laughing Set, PB Heartfelt Thanks, Altenew Birthday Greetings, MFT Blueprints 27 (frame)

Thanks for stopping by,  I'm looking forward to reciprocating soon!



Plum Purple Birthday!

I really was looking for a simple floral die cut to use the negative from, I had seen a card on Pinterest that I fell in love with because of its simplicity.  Do you think I could find a simple floral die?  Not a chance!  So I opted to use a more intricate and delicate die to place on the gorgeous purple cardstock, then pop it up over the white base.  Here she is...

Though I really like the outcome because of that beautiful die, swirly sentiment, plum gorgeous cardstock, and cutesy fun ribbon -- I really NEED to make the card that still sits in my brain!

Thanks for stopping by, I know I've been a bit of feast or famine but believe me, I'll take any moment I can get!  Here's to you, Friends!



Rejoicing - New Baby

The birth of a new little adorable bundle of joy, through extended family, gave us all renewed hope and a reason to rejoice!  She beautiful, got a full head of dark hair, looks so serenely peaceful and can make your heart go pitter-patter!  And to her parents, in rejoicing with them, I post this card ~

I read one that "babies are a wonderful reason for the world to go on" and I have to agree!  Such preciousness all wrapped up in a new little receiving blanket!  Congrats to Mom & Dad, she's very beautiful!