Yah it's my birthday. Not sure why - maybe because I'm single & have no dependents but my birthday is a very special day for me - I mean to say this is MY DAY (& I do allow a few others to share it with me. So a BIG Happy 59th Glynn, happy 49th Richard & happy 50th Lynette).
Lovely lie in with no alarm. Bliss, the boys even allowed me to sleep in till after 7am before they started jumping on me for their brekkie.
As you can see I've been busy blogging & remembering the highlights (& what a lot there have been).
My only morning commitment was morning tea at Judy's - home baked scones, whipped butter, lashings of jam & cream & CHOCOLATE cake!!
After we'd eaten I was allowed to open my next lot of hand stamped cards (& presents).
Firstly Joan's - now if you don't know Joan she's as crazy about her Cricut machine as Judy & myself are about our Cuttlebugs!! So I wasn't surprised to see the lovely glittery KAREN she had cut out with the Cricut & mounted up on Chocolate Chip & Bashful Blue - the BB mount has been stamped with the leaf from Petite Patterns in the corresponding ink. The birthday sentiment is from Birthday Whimsy and she's also used the designer paper Holiday Thyme which was available pre-Christmas. The new catalogue has the same DP in different colours to match the new In-Colours & is called Wintergarden. Lots of paper piercing & Signo white gel pen to create some faux stitching and a lovely closure. This too will be cased for a class.
Last but not least Judy's stunning card. Judy is often my muse for card ideas (after Jacque) & we both love blogging & reading other people's for inspiration. Her blog Passion For Paper is well worth a check out if you haven't already done so have a look.
WOW this also was very clever - a variation on a tri-fold card I haven't seen done before, She's used one of our favourite hostess sets that is retiring Both Way Blossoms & has made a cute wee tag for the front fold. I can tell the background CS is Always Artichoke & she's also paper pierced & used a brown marker to create the faux-stitching.
After my huge morning tea (yes I had 2 scones & cake) home for a nana nap & then got awoken from my slumbers by a delivery van - wow is all I can say ain't I a very lucky girl & no surprises who they were from XXX to you too honey if you ever read my blog.
Wow it's been a long lazy day & all over for another year - maybe this was a practice run for the big 50! Mum, Tracey & Amber came & we had a BBQ - Tracey cooked for me & wait for it I received more flowers & 2 more cards. Amber made my mum's one using the Simply Sent Kit Remembering You & Tracey used Roses In Winter & the birthday greeting from Warmest Regards - both retiring today with the very lovely Enchante designer paper which is in the current summer mini & is also disappearing today. Base card stock Certainly Celery with Perfect Plum ink.
PHEW what a long day & long 5-days of birthday celebrations. Not that I'm complaining. Once again a BIG THANK YOU to one & all for making it so special.