Tuesday, 7 May 2013

a special birthday...

I know, I know!  It' been so long!  My poor little blog is feeling unloved.  In fact, my blog-iversary came and went without so much as a hi from me.  It's hard to believe that it's been a year already!  I would have popped in, but it's been pretty busy around here with all the family activities (both fun and everyday ho-hum) that I haven't had time to post.  However, this week I will have two posts for you!  

Today's post is of the card that I made for a very special lady in my life who recently turned 60.  I put a lot of time and energy into this one, but I wanted to make sure she could tell just by looking at this card that she is SO loved, appreciated and valued.  She is the one who introduced me to card making; I have no doubt that she appreciates and understands all that went into this.  (Love ya', Momma!)

Here's my card; I hope you enjoy...


crumb cake cardstock

pool party cardstock

very vanilla cardstock

primrose petals cardstock

early espresso cardstock



primrose petals classic

pool party classic

midnight muse classic

pacific point classic

tempting turquoise classic

pool party stampin' marker

primrose petals stampin' marker

bling and things:

large pearl brads

early espresso embossing powder

tools and toys:

heat tool

big shot

lacy brocade embossing folder

designer frame embossing folder

little leaves die

timeless type dies

large oval punch

rotary paper cutter

hobby blade


simply scored

paper snips

stamping sponges

two way glue pen

snail adhesive

stampin' dimensionals


embossing buddy

stamp sets:

well scripted



oh, hello



  1. Wow!!! What a stunning card! Love the design and fabulous butterfly! The receiver of this card will be very thrilled!

  2. Oops, I meant to say your Mom will be very thrilled. And, how sweet of her to introduce you to card making!

  3. What a beautiful card! I love the colouring of the swallowtail butterfly and the numbers.