I know that is a goofy title….. But I am so happy to be back to my normal routine!!!  I hope I still have followers 🙂

I had an Amazing trip to Europe for two weeks.  And then came home sick.  So I have not had the energy to move, much less go down to my craft room.  I hate to have missed blogging for so long and that I wasn’t able to remind you of some awesome sales.  But I am back…… And I have links to the Year End Sale, Retiring List, Carry Over List and the Blendies.

So to jump back on the card bandwagon, I have a cute Happy Birthday card to share.  Yes, I got behind on those as well.  And I really feel bad about missing birthdays!  So here is my card.


Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days, jackiebeers, stampinup,

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As usual, my color inspiration came from the Designer Series Paper.  I wanted something different from Holiday colors so I flipped through my paper and decided on Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  The blue in this floral is supposed to be more Tranquil Tide than Bermuda Bay.  But the different shades match a variety of blues actually.  I preferred the brighter and went with Bermuda Bay.

The gifts are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with the Blendies.  I really do love those pens and I hope you will give them a try.  They make coloring so easy!!  I used a strip of Bermuda Bay to ground the focal piece as it seemed to get a little lost with all of the floral of the DSP.  Sometimes all you need is a little scrap of card stock to finish the card.

I appreciate you hanging in there and waiting on my return to the living!  I had a great trip and hate that it ended with me being down for a while.  But all is well, and I can’t wait to show you some of the latest cards and ideas I have.

The products I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.  I hope you have a great day!!!