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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A quick Howdy & A card!

Hello there everyone!

As you can tell by my not posting, I've been busy for the past few days.

Let me share with you..... Monday was my birthday. One day closer to the big "40"!!! Just one more year and I'm on top of the hill - as my DD would say. But I want to share with you what my wonderful sister-in-law did for me. It was the most memorable birthday I think that I've had.

First let me tell you - we have this hat. It started when I first came out here. I just love birthday's, and I personally think that everyone's day should be their special day. You MUST have a balloon and cake. And you must have some sort of a celebration! So when I first moved out here I went to the party store that they have in town. There was this necklace there that was just beads and it had this huge plastic circle filled with confetti and on it was written "It's my Birthday". Well, I bought it and made everyone wear it on their day. So when my birthday came around my SIL thought she'd top that and buy a tiara that said the same. I had to wear that! But it actually hurt, it was too heavy and pinched so we just put that away.

Well, last year once again my SIL and her boyfriend bought this HUGE hat that said "It's my birthday" but it was colorful with candles on it! So last year I had to wear that in public. Oh, trust me - everyone's birthday since has had to wear it too!!

So Monday started early. My SIL came over, made me wear the hat and we were off. She took me to Starbuck's to start the day. Then she took me to get a pedicure, took me to get my haircut and took me to lunch. Yes, even after I got my hair cut she made me wear the hat! So we came home and a little bit later my hubby took me to the movies! It was a huge day and I slept well that night. You know it is kinda funny ~ and makes me think back to what the comedian Bill Engval said once about "Here's your sign". Here I am wearing this silly hat and people everyplace we went said "Is it your birthday?" Um, well no - my ear's were cold. Trust me people, if it was not my birthday I would not wear the silly hat!

So, now I want to show you a card that I made the other day.

I needed to make a thank you card and this is what I came up with. I was searching thru my book that I made up of sketches from SCS and this popped out at me. To be honest I forgot to write it down, but I think that it is sketch 25 or something close to it. It was an old one, I remember that.

And trying to stick with my pact of not buying anything new until I use what I have (this could take a while!) I used an old SU! set called Both Way Blossoms. What better than something long and skinny for this sketch, huh?

My base card was Purely Pomegranate. I layered it with a piece of Certainly Celery and a piece of the Bella Rose DP. That paper is so yummy!!! I stamped the images and layered them on to Purely Pomegranate & swiped them across a Purely Pomegranate ink pad. I took my designer label punch and punched a piece of Purely Pomegranate paper and adhered that to the card. I then stamped the sentiment from Versatile Verses on a piece of white cs with Pomegranate ink and layered that on to a piece of Certainly Celery cs.

Before I finished I added a little sparkle with my sakura gel pen to the flowers and I was done.

I hope you enjoyed my post today ~ now I need to get off this computer and go create something!

Have a great day!!



Carmen O. said...

Great photo of you and hubby! Love the card too.

Sounds like you had a great birthday! I could go for a pedicure.

Bobbie said...

OH Joani...what a cute are looking great.!!!
glad you had such a fun birthday.
Angel Hugds...Bobbie

renee said...

What an adorable picture!! Happy belated birthday!!! as always love your cards! Have a fabtabulous day.

gina said...

Happy B-lated bithday! Sorry that I don't comment every time you post but seems that the feeder doesn't do it so often,Hope you had a Grand!!!

annmarie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! Your SIL sounds wonderful! I am so happy you had a great day!

kssdesigns said...

Happy Bday Joani!! Sounds like you had a "funday" Love the art too!

Patricia said...

Happy belated birthday, Joani! You're as beautiful outside as you are inside.

Gabby said... look so cute with your hat!!! I HAVE to start something like that! I too think birthdays are very special and should be celebrated! Plus it's a good way to get back at your kids! ;) LOL! Honey...1 year away from 40 is NOT on top of that hill! You still got more climbing to do! LOL! LOVE YA and I hope your b-day was as great as you!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Sounds like your birthday was a blast. LOVE that hat! It looks great on! Sweet card. Those flowers are so pretty and the distressing & glitter looks so great. I need to follow suit and use some old neglected stamps. Thanks for the inspiration! :O)