Good morning all!! Yep, today is my birthday - 41 years ago, my mom brought me into this world and I am blessed enough to still be in it!! I love birthdays - all birthdays, in fact! I love the cake, the candles, the presents, the special dinner, all of it! And yes, I still like my birthday - I mean, hey, it's better than the alternative right???!!! So, today I am doing things for me - not quite sure what those are yet, but I am working on it! So, I have quite a lengthy post today but please hang with me because I have some great things to share - okay?? First off, the card - nope I did not use Happy Heart, I did not use Berry Bliss, and there are no jumbo eyelets....*sigh* but I love it anyway. Here it is!! Well, what do you think? I used the Boatloads of Love set which I totally love and do not use nearly enough! It appeals to the Navy part of me - LOL! Anyway, I used totally different colors for this card because I was ready to try something new and I really liked the way it turned out. The base of this card is Nearly Navy and is layered with Bravo Burgundy. The DP is from the new series Western Sky and I adore it!! I forsee me playing with this series a lot! I then layered with Bashful Blue and stamped the image in Black Stazon onto Naturals White Card Stock. I did use my corner ticket punch on all the layers, I just like the way it looks. The image I colored in with my stampin' pastels and blender pen. For some balance, I added the picture corners using my punch and then added Nearly Navy brads to each. The sentiment is also from this set as is the cloud, which is actually a separate stamp. I used my small oval punch for the sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals, adding a small piece of Bravo Burgundy Ribbon. Voila - done! Pretty simple, but I like it!!! And now, for the fact of the day!
FACT #11(holy moly, still 89 to go!!!)
In keeping with my birthday, I was born 41 years ago at 10:23pm on 7 February in Bremerhaven, Germany, to the most amazing mom in the world!!! Yep, my mom is THE BOMB!!! I love this woman, I mean she is incredible!! Anyways, I am not sure how much I weighed, but I know it was less than I weigh now - LOL! I had brown hair, brown eyes, and apparently I was a cranky baby who did not take to nursing very well but fell in love with the bottle at first sight! So, there you have it!
Please stay tuned - I am posting blog candy today in honor of my birthday! What do you think of that - MY birthday, and YOU get presents!!! Whoo Hoo!! I had said I would post at 10,000 posts but you all are so wonderful that we blew by that number in a matter of days since my last blog candy so I decided to wait until today - so check back later!!!!!!