Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Card Creation

And a Happy Memorial Day Week to everyone!  I hope everyone had a nice day with maybe a little time to reflect on why we celebrate Memorial Day.

I continue on my own challenge to use up supplies I have including the fabulous March Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  I loved the stamp set that came with it...but I've enjoyed all the SSS exclusive sets.  They are great quality!

I stamped this non bulked up card with various inks...some Stampin' Up, some Hero Arts and your guess is as good as mine! :)  The sentiment is Paper Smooches.

 I added a little bling to it and mounted the white cardstock on some black and was done!

And then I took a few of the extra 6x6 sheets of printed paper from the kit that I hadn't used and made a few envelopes with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.  These will hold gift cards or gift enclosures.  A great way to use up pieces of paper!

I've entered this in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenge: Spring/Summer Colors
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

On a side son proposed to his girlfriend on Sunday and here are a few pictures of the big proposal.  It was so son had arranged for all family to be there (her parents, his parents, sister, brothers, niece, nephew, etc.)  That was no small feat as were all had to be down at the beach...over 400 miles away.  Although the parents knew it was a surprise to the others including his new fiance so that was very fun.

It's so much fun seeing our kids grow up and become adults but let me tell you....there is a very bittersweet quality to it, too!!! :)

But life IS good!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Great card, love the bright colors and Congratulations to the happy couple!

  2. Like the floral birthday card with just the right amt of bling. Like the photos of the proposal. Archiver's has a 40% off coupon this wk and I'm not in KC, MO to use it at the Overland, KS store and also my name is still down on a waiting list for the We R Memory Keeper Punch Board.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Hi Susan,
    It sure is bittersweet to see them grow up... I have a love hate relationship with it for sure. My head is so happy for them, but my heart just aches for my babies of long ago.... Your card is so pretty and simple. Hope you are well.
    Hugs, Judy

  4. Gorgeous card Susan, the colours and CAS design are beautiful :-)

    lovely photo's too, they make a beautiful couple, wishing them the best of luck for the future :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  5. Cute card you made! Thanks for joining us at BearlyMineChallenge!
    Have a wonderful day :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  6. Love the CAS feel to this card, great colours and congrats to your son and daughter in law to be.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  7. First of all, congrats to your son on his proposal!!!!! Wow, that's so romantic!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!! They make such an adorable couple!!!!! Awwww!!! *tears* When are they getting married?? Do they have a date yet???!! How exciting!!! Can you tell I'm the romantic/fairytale type of girl?!! hahah!!

    Anyway, lovely Spring card!! Great stamping and awesome choice of ink colors!!! (:

  8. I'm trying NOT to read the 339 items in my Google Reader. So glad I checked out yours! Congrats on the soon-to-be new family member!!


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