Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Day!

Stamps: Tilda with Flowers & Butterfly grass by Magnolia; Sentiment by Amuse
Paper: Blush from CTMH; Mellow Moss; DP: Cosmo Cricket; Papertrey white
Ink: Memento Black; Copics;
Other: Kaiser adhesive pearl; Star dust Stickles; EK Success Flourish punch; Martha Stewart branch punch; nestabilities; faux Hydrangea from a "stem"
Card Measures 5.5 sq



Hi! Thanks for stopping by today!! Happy April Fools Day! Happy Birthday to me!

So today is my birthday. I am finally 21! (snicker!!) I don't have long to type this up as my husband has rented a private jet to whisk me off to Paris for a day of pampering and a romantic birthday dinner. I think President and Mrs. Obama will be meeting us there. aaaahhh!

woof! woof! WOOF! WOOOOOOF! whhaaaa...Mamaaaa! MaaaaaMaaaaaaaa! MAAAAMAAAA!! Wooooooof! huh? what's that? Oh, reality! I am 30-something. Maeve's whining and pushing buttons on my printer making windows pop up while I try to type this. The dogs are making me nuts barking at each other. The toilet is clogged. Laundry still needs to be done. Floors need to be swept. Dirty diapers still need to be changed. Noses need to be wiped. I'll be lucky if I get in the shower...never mind a day of pampering. LOL!! Well, Maeve is into giving us all manicures with her pen that is attached to her magna-doodle...so I probably will have a mani and a pedi today. LOL! Don't be jealous of my glamorous life and lavish birthday plans! LOL! I use to get depressed on my birthday. I think it use to always be a let down. Finally, years ago, I woke up and realized that only I care that today is my birthday! LOL! and if I want to whoooooop it up on my birthday I better make the plans...if I make no plans (which I don't) then don't expect it to be confetti and streamers all day. :) Now I actually enjoy my birthday more. No let down. And I have made many good friends in "real life" and online that have sent me many birthday wishes. Thank You!!!

Onto business: I made this card for the Magnolia-licious April Sketch Challenge. Anyone and Everyone can participate. Email Diana a .jpeg of your card that uses this months sketch and Magnolia images, she will post it in the gallery. Then she will randomly choose a winner for a surprise treat! Yay! Every month a design team member provides a sketch....I think this one is by Claudia. Several of my past cards have used these lovely sketches.

I used another image from my Spring Stamp Club that is now available individually for pre-order at Magnolia-licious. There are also additional stamps that we did not receive in the Stamp Club kit. CAAA-UUUTE! You can see the whole Chasing Butterflies Collection HERE. Also all orders (no matter the amount) in Canada and the USA will now receive FREE shipping. AND per Diana: "now every order will contain a treat so always check out your envelope. The larger the order the larger the treat." WoooHooo! Ya think its cupcakes or brownies!?! You know that's what I think is a real treat!! LOL! hmmm...probably not....probably paper crafting related. ;)

****edited to add that I did the mirror image of the butterfly grass by stamping the image onto a flat square stamp that I dug up and then stamped that onto my cardstock. This is my first time attempting this. It worked! The image wasn't as crisp and dark as if I stamped the image directly....but once colored in it looks OK. ****


Oh my gosh....Maeve really is extra whiney and climbing all over me. I am sorry if this post is not all coherent! I am sure there are a bunch of typos. And I really do have to get into the shower. (which will be fun with Maeve staning outside of it screaming.) My mom is taking me out to lunch. Yummers!

Have a Sensational Day!!

35 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

Actually you made my day! This post is so real- you just gotta giggle mainly because I can SOOOOO realte to it!

The card is just STUNNING! I love your creations!

Tonya said...

Happy Happy Birthday sweet Kerry!! Oh how I understand your reality! lol I have a daughter 15 and 9 and I STILL can't pee by myself. lol I thought it was suppose to get better but ummmm it doesn't! Don't know what I would do without them though, they are my whole world.

LOVE your card! The colors are stunning.

WOW free shipping?! I love free shipping. It always "gets me". *giggle* Thanks for letting us know.

Enjoy your special day!!

Moni said...

Happy birthday and fab card! Hugs, Moni

Jacque said...

Really so attractive, Kerry...I love that paper and that card is WONDERFUL...don't ya just love that Tilda??? Hugs!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Happy Birthday Kerry... I really hope you have a GREAT day, And as usually your card it stunning. Love your coloring

Denise said...

Happy Birthday! I am glad to hear that everyone does not have a perfectly timed out day and that normal everyday events happen. I love the color combination that you chose. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us and congrats again on the DT.

Sharon Caudle said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love this card! The flourishes are awesome, and that Tilda is one of my favorites from the new bunch. I love that paper too! Makes me want to get mine out and use it. Have a wonderful birthday, Kerry!!! Enjoy your mani and pedi. I'm TOTALLY jealous, I've always wanted a pedi with a magna doodle...*smiles*

Lori said...

Birthday Blessings and Hugs to you!!! Enjoy your lunch with your mom and the pedi and mani will be one of your fondest memories.
Gorgeous card too!

resmith said...

Have a very Happy Birthday!! Have a great lunch with your mother.
This card is so adorable. I have yet gotten some Magnolia but have been wanting some for a long time now. I really like the pattern paper.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Kerry, Have a lovely day with your mum. I love the card really pretty. Your blog is great

Julie x

CraftyC said...

I've just come across your blog and think it is wonderful. A great display of cards!
Clairex

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Just found your blog and heard it was your birthday!! Happy birthday and I will be coming back for sure!! TFS! ;)

Jacque said...

HBTY,HBTY,HBDK,HBTY ...singing at the top of my lungs and tossing confetti all about the blog!!!

Ila said...

Happy Birthday!!!....Your card is Super Cute and Gorgeous!!..love the way you mirrored the flower image...looks fabulous!!....You are so right on about the BDay expectations...great post!!...Hugs, Ila

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

No. 1 - A very, very happy birthday!
No. 2 - your card is gorgeous, but
No. 3 - not as beautiful as you OR the stories you tell.

I was ROTFLMAO with this one. If I could I would personally fly you & DH to Paris. At least then I'd get to go too!

XOXOXOO

Shelly said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday, Kerry!!!! Your card is gorgeous!

Pia said...

Happy Birthday Kerry! I hope you had a great lunch! I think a birthday is like Mother's Day, they never turn out as good as you expect. My husband has gotten better with my birtday, but Mother's Day is a different story, now I understand why my mother was never really into it.

Save some room for dinner abd dessert Friday! Oh and I am going to Paris, I will send you a post card!

Danni said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!! I hope it is a wonderful day for you!!
Love, love, love your card!! Oh did I say I love it?? LOL!! So very pretty!
Hugs!!

Sparkle said...

I hope you have a great birthday Kerry!

Kate T said...

Happy Birthday, what a gorgeous card, love the colours !

Kristen said...

gorgeous!

Cre8tiveTeen said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet, stunning card. Love the dp as well. Hugs, Christina

Cathy said...

OMG this is so true!! All of it!! I love your card.It is stunning!!

Happy Birthday to you and I hope you get to take a breath sometime today!!!

Hugs, Cathy

Mae said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! What a wonderful card and I hope you have a fantastic day.

Cheryl said...

Happy birthday to someone who is ALWAYS entertaining! Hope you've had a wonderful day, Kerry!
Love your beautiful card! Super papers and colors and fabulous coloring! Love it all! Cheryl

Candy said...

Happy Birthday!!! Dear Kerry.......

Have a wonderful day.

Your card is most beautiful ~ LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT...

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Kerry. How sweet to get a mani and a pedi from your children. I used to get depressed on my birthday for the same reasons. And, then one day, I came to the same conclusion as you did. A little planning on my part made all the difference. Have a great day.
HUGS X0XO,
Lori

MJ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend. It sounds to me like you are having an awesome day. Before you know it we will be empty nesters. Yikes just writing that makes me sick, time goes way to fast. Enjoy your day with your family.

Your card is adorable too, as always!

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning! That layout is amazing and I love teh color choices and your coloring. Fantastic card! I read on Danni's blog that today is your birthday so here's wishing you the happiest of birthdays :)
Hugs, Christine

Sue from Oregon said...

This just goes to show why you are on the DT...excellent!

Suzy said...

Uh. I am late. Sori.
I want to wish you happy birthday again.


And have nice card you make.

Elena said...

Happy Birthday, Kerry!
Very precious card! Love papers and scene you created!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Kerry. I hope it was a good one. Your post was so funny. I really love the card that you posted today. It is simply magical. It couldn't be any more perfect. Are you selling your cards? You really should. I would buy it!!! Thank you for always sharing your beautiful work and inspiring us all.

Pam said...

OK, that does it! You NOW have another follower! Too cute!
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

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