Wish Big Birthday Greetings

Hello, Friends!  Sorry I've been MIA, but at least I got to see a few cards, make one, and now a quick post, so I'll get right to it...

A really quick, one layer card for a co-worker.  I wish the colors showed true, but I could not get them adjusted correctly for anything - oh well, you'll just have to use your beautiful imaginations!  The colors are tealish, bluish, and purplish... can you see it?  I carried the chevron bars to the inside, and did a bit of sponging there, as well.

I couldn't seem to fit the card into any current challenges, so here it is, all on its own!

   Ink - Versamark, Versafine black, HA Tide Pool, Pool and Passionflower
   Stamps - PTI Birthday Stylish Sentiments (the rest is inside)
   Stencils - MFT Scattered Bars, SSS Circle Dots
   Clear EP

Well, short and sweet, but at least I got a post, right?  Hope to see you soon, and have a happy week!




Well, life has taken me in a lot of different directions, and definitely gotten in the way lately but I wanted to explain.  Summers are ALWAYS my busiest season due to yard work, my part-time job AND work for a non-profit that I have worked with for 12 years now (Royal Family Kids Camp, go ahead and google it, it's a GREAT place to donate your time and money).  My work with them is confidential, but extremely personally rewarding and hopefully the kiddos are rewarded as well!  However, there are days that this "job" can be full-time.

In addition to that, I've been a bit side-tracked by a task that has taken 6 months, up to this point.  I am HOPEFULLY adopting a rescued boxer name Sophie today!  Hubbs and I will be taking off shortly to drive 4.5 hours to have a "meet and greet" at 5p.m. with her to make sure all goes well before bringing her home, another 4.5 hours!  So, without further ado...
What a doll! It isn't a good picture, but it's what I have for right now.

After we return late tonight/tomorrow, I have to do a few hours of work at my "pay job", then Hubbs, Sophie and I will be going camping.  So...I'm hoping to make it make it back into the craft room after that!  Hope your weekend is awesome!  If you're near me, be sure to stay cool as we jump from 75/80  degrees right into the 100's this weekend!