Birthday Cards

It was my birthday a few weeks ago (never mind which one) and I received some lovely cards from friends and penpals. Here they are, in no particular order:

From Pat M.


From Rebecca in Vero Beach


It’s one of those cute swing cards!


From Claire in St. Augustine (she never forgets). I miss you, Claire!


From Dixie


From Brenda


From Emogene


From Karen K


From Stephanie (the same girl who sent me this lovely letter/card)


The papers are box pleated!


From Vicki F


A closer look at all of those gorgeous flowers!


From my good pen friend Tami in Oregon! She also sent me a package of goodies. Thank you so much, Tami!


This gorgeous creation came all the way from Germany, from my lovely pen friend Marina. It’s stunning! The design around the edge looks like it is cut out of the card stock, red line tape placed behind it and the micro beads adhered to the red line tape. It’s gorgeous - this photo does not do it justice! Thank you, Marina!


She also included this lovely handmade necklace:


It was a wonderful birthday, I love every single card and gift. Thank you all for thinking of me, it means more than you know :-)


An Anniversary Card

Seventeen years of (mostly) marital bliss deserves some recognition, don’t you think? Yep, it’s been 17 years - where does the time go? The older I get, the faster it flies by, too. Anyway, I decided to keep it fairly simple this year.


The die is by Impression Obsession and the corner punch is Punch Bunch. I die cut the birds out of pink and blue and adhered them over the green birds, added a few red hearts and… Bob’s Your Uncle! I have no idea why that expression basically means “Voila!” - who is Bob and whose uncle was he, anyway? If anyone knows the answer, please leave a comment explaining it - inquiring mind want to know!


Nautical Birthday

My long suffering husband had a birthday last month and because his time in the military was spent in the Navy, I decided to make a nautical themed card for him this year. I found this card, which had a link to the flags, so I printed them out and went to work.


It says Happy Birthday in nautical signal flags! I just drew the lines with a black marker and used foam adhesive to pop up the flags along the lines. The sentiment and stars are by Hero Arts. He liked it :-)


A Card for My Sister

This is a card I made for my sister, Barbara, who was in hospice last month with stage 4 cancer. Since I couldn’t be there with her, I hoped it would bring a smile to her face for a moment, at least. She passed away last week and I miss her terribly. We were closer than I was to my other sisters, and I regret not having spent more time with her. I am glad that I did get to spend a week with her a few years ago, and wish I could have gotten back to Florida more often, but it just wasn’t in the cards. She touched so many people’s lives and was loved by many. She would give you the shirt off of her back if you needed it and often did without so she could help others. She had many friends and will be sorely missed. It gave me some comfort to know that her children and grandchildren were there with her, and her friends came to visit her often. Rest in peace, dear sister.


The card is a shameless copy of this one. I used different dies and made the “smile” multicolored, and made the envelope from some 12 x 12 patterned paper from Hobby Lobby.